What are the Imprecatory Psalms?

Have you ever wanted to call down a curse on someone? Have you ever been so mad at someone that you wished bad things upon them? Yeah, it’s a natural thing. It’s part of our human condition. People offend us, annoy us, or harm us, and we get upset. Rightfully so. In this article, IContinue reading “What are the Imprecatory Psalms?”

Colossians 4

There’s a great command from Paul, here at the start of chapter 4: Pray diligently. Do you know what it looks like to pray diligently? Diligent is defined as showing care and conscientiousness in one’s work or duties. So you could say it means praying with care. Praying conscientious of what’s going on around you.Continue reading “Colossians 4”

Ephesians 6b

I’m just going to quote part of Ephesians 6 verbatim: Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith,Continue reading “Ephesians 6b”

Ephesians 3

In Ephesians 3, Paul is writing about the mystery, the secret, the plan of God that was just now being revealed after the death and resurrection of Jesus. Essentially, the Gospel. He says: This is my life work: helping people understand and respond to this Message. It came as a sheer gift to me, aContinue reading “Ephesians 3”

Turning Vision Into Action

Turning Vision Into Action is another book I am currently reading. It was written in 1996 by George Barna, head of the Barna Research Group. In the book, he obviously talks about vision. He says vision is a clear and concise mental portrait of a preferable future, imparted by God to His chosen servants, basedContinue reading “Turning Vision Into Action”

A Peek Into My Prayer Closet

The other day I received a text from my wife. She said our daughter had reached a new level of bullheadedness. Then she asked me to pray for her. From the punctuation and tone of the overall message, I could tell she was halfway joking. But after I chuckled, I realized I needed to dealContinue reading “A Peek Into My Prayer Closet”

Living Epistles (1)

I know a lady, a single mom actually. She is in her forties, with three kids, two of which are out of the house. The youngest is still at home, quickly approaching her teenage years. The other two are out of the house, both boys. The oldest boy is married, working as an apprentice inContinue reading “Living Epistles (1)”