us and neither do our outcomes. When we are under pressure it does reveal our true character. Because pride keeps us blinded to our own shortcomings God allows pressure in our lives to create moments of clarity when our eyes are open to the reality of our hearts. Testing exposes our weakness. What un-Christlike attributes boil over when the heat is turned up? That’s where you still need to grow. Read More
We have all betrayed a friend. Sometimes it’s out of hurt or anger, sometimes it is completely unintentional, and sometimes we think it will bring about a desired outcome; it’s simple selfishness. Jesus was betrayed but His best friends and I believe that while they probably had different reasons, they also had different outcomes. Read More
We live in a world full of broken people so we have to live in the reality of broken families – biological, church, and even friends. People deal with broken relationships in many different ways. So if relationships will always cause pain because we are all broken, what’s the point and how do deal with them? Let’s take a look at why our relationships are broken.
There is something important we can learn from the story of Zacchaeus — he only wanted to see Jesus. He just wanted to watch. He wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Although he was a rich and influential man, he wasn’t popular or well-liked. I imagine that he didn’t expect Jesus would be too interested in getting to know him, others weren’t, but it didn’t change the fact that he wanted to see Jesus or that Jesus had a different idea.
As humans we are quick to compare and blame, blame and compare. She’s worse than me. He started it. We don’t have to teach children to do either of those; it’s human nature. So, if we teach children to start with themselves, that it doesn’t matter what anyone else does, you are responsible for you and only you, then I think we can start to see impactful change in our world. Of course, we can’t teach what we don’t know. Read More