Think about your favorite book or movie. In the story line, is there suffering? Is there struggle? Do the characters persevere to a good end? I can think of some stories that don't come to a good end, but they aren't my favorites by far. One of my favorite stories is the Lord of the… Continue reading Choose your own adventure
We do not often write complete letters these days. We write emails and notes, but letters are becoming obsolete. It used to be that the letter was the only way to communicate with people who were not physically with you. I've written a few letters in my life since I was almost 20 when email… Continue reading Waiting for Justice
What are you building? Is it what you want or what God wants? If you have no idea what I am talking about, click here to hear Pastor Quincy McGhee's sermon from Sunday on James 4:7-12. You do not want to miss it! Photo by John-Mark Smith on Pexels.com But back to the question: What… Continue reading How are you building?
My sister and I were great at sibling rivalry when we were kids. We fought over everything. We had the standard, "She's touching me!" or "She's on my side!" in the back seat of the car frequently. We fought over the passenger seat when we got older. We fought over toys and the bathroom and… Continue reading Sibling Rivalry
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where you… Continue reading Displaying Wisdom from Heaven
Is your tongue a spark or a spur?
Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com One of the things that James says about faith without works is that it is dead. Dead. I think I miss the strength of that image for a couple of reasons. One reason is that the passage is familiar, so I don't stop and think about the images he is… Continue reading Dead or Alive
Proof that we have faith, that we love Jesus, is that we are obedient to his teaching.
My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism.James 2:1 NIV Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment. James 2:12-13 NIV Where have you… Continue reading Simple Reminders
What do you see in the mirror? What mirror are you looking in?