Tag Archives: Discernment

Sin: Temptation, Red Flags, and a Way Out

Sin: Temptation, Red Flags, and a Way Out

In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army… But David remained in Jerusalem. One evening David got up from his bed and walked around the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The

Pray for Greater Love

One of the most productive things we can do to pursue a life beyond amazing is to read Paul’s prayers for the churches he was involved with. He didn’t pray for greater attendance, bigger offerings, or even more people becoming Christians. When we examine his prayers, we discover something far more challenging. For instance, to

Courageous Yes – Confident No

My husband was out of town recently when a box was delivered to my doorstep. It was rather large. Not the size of a dresser but definitely larger than the typical package. And it was heavy – too heavy for me to manage alone. The UPS man graciously brought it inside since it looked like it

proverbs 4:23

Jesus and Dangerous Things

Dear Jesus, please give me the wisdom to tell the difference between broken people and biting people. —  Lisa Harper There is nothing more ugly than a Christian orthodoxy without understanding or without compassion. — Francis A. Schaeffer So, I’ve been thinking about dangerous things. Late one Sunday afternoon last summer, I was unloading luggage from a

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