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Looking Back

I was looking back last night at some things I’ve written, not just on this blog, but also from an old notebook of schoolwork that spans from 1999 to 2004. Not to brag or anything, but my writing has greatly improved since I was 8 years old. It’s even...

When You’re the Bad Guy

When you recount a problem you’ve had with someone else, you’re often telling it as the one who didn’t do anything wrong, or at least the one who wasn’t as wrong at the other person. Even when you were in the wrong and even if you admit it, you...

Hope in the Future and in the Present

Last night’s sermon was in the book of Lamentations. Oddly enough, there are places in this book of lamenting that talk about having hope. As we looked at what the writer had hope in, we saw that it wasn’t just hoping for things that would get better in...

God Has Made Himself Reachable

God did not just create the universe and leave it be to unwind itself until the end of time. God wants to love us and He wants us to love Him back, so God made Himself knowable and reachable. First we need to know Him, so God put His signature on everything! He put...

Clean or Dirty, All or Nothing

I’ve heard it said that if Jesus doesn’t have all of you, then He doesn’t have you at all. If you’re born again, you can’t and shouldn’t keep pieces of yourself from Jesus. You can’t and shouldn’t try keeping sections of...

Requirements of Others and of Ourselves

Sometimes we have requirements of other people, yet somehow those same requirements don’t always have to apply to us. After all, we have reasonable excuses. Plus, I know myself so well and I know others so well that I can let one standard slide with me, but not...