The following is part of some correspondence between me and a good friend. Dear Roberta, To me, perfectionism is a monstrous idol that demands more and more sacrifice no matter what I feed it. That was doubly true back in the days that I did mission work. Conviction is when God points out a specific … More Unchanging Love
A very close friend of mine asked me to meet him for lunch. He said he was feeling angry and miserable. We met at Mimi’s Cafe, which is our traditional place to meet. I had their soup, which is always wonderful. I could easily see he was not feeling very comfortable We talked about sports … More Making The Bad Pay Off
There is a Christian short song that is Called “To Be Used Of God.”. I don’t like that song. The last thing God would do with me is to use me. I wanted all my decisions about my Children to be based on what they would enjoy not what I wanted. I resolved to say … More Fathering
6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? 7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out … More Trump
There is a verse in the OT that says God hates homosexuality. Let’s dig into that a bit.!. Remember wives were generally considered property in those days. Not in the Bible but in the general culture. Remember there were no effective condoms or no antibiotics. That meant that if a man cheated on his wife … More OT Homosexuality
I don’t think I can deal with harmful activities because they are wrong or sinful. I think the law provokes sin as in Romans. Paul says to Timothy “All things are lawful but all things are not expedient’. I have never heard that verse preached on. God says be holy for I am holy. … More How To Get Better
I have been on a “Let go and let God” effort. I am learning that God loves to help me. That runs completely in contrast to the picture of God waiting to punish me I had years ago. I am 81 years old now. I hate to have to merge into a busy street. I … More "Let Go And Let God"