Christmas Can Be The Hardest Time of Year

My dad died three weeks ago, the day before Thanksgiving, just as everyone was getting excited for turkey dinners and Christmas.  His health had been declining for a few years, but we were not expecting his death so soon.  I’ve found myself struggling with a roller-coaster of emotions.  I opened a Christmas card today from […]

Hurricane Florence – Here We Go Again!

Every time there is a natural disaster, the bad news preachers are quick to claim that the storm, hurricane or earthquake is God’s judgement.  As I write this blog, my heart goes out to the those who have lost loved ones and been impacted by this unprecedented flooding in the Carolinas.  These bullies with a […]

What About Christians Who Commit Suicide? Do They Go To Heaven?

Whenever someone sends me a question about suicide, they are usually asking this because they had Christian friend or family member who ended their life.  However, I’m always mindful that someone who’s thinking about ending their life might be reading this and would misunderstand my answer to these questions.  Let me be clear: Suicide is […]

Christian Navel-Gazing

2 Corinthians 13:5 (NKJV) Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?–unless indeed you are disqualified. The above verse was not given to encourage us in “Christian navel gazing”.  Some people use this verse to scare you, to make you […]

Faith Extinguishers

Chapter three of the book of Exodus gives the account of God commissioning Moses to bring His people out of Egypt:  Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should […]