The Love of God

It goes without saying that I have loved my children since they were born.  I would go so far as to say that I loved them even before they were born.  I would categorize this love as close to unconditional.  There were times that I was frustrated with them.  There were times when I doubted…

When I Look at My Kids – Part 12 (Justice)

            “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”                                                                                     Martin Luther King Jr.             “God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice…”  Jesus One of my daughters is a lot like my wife, Laura.  She always wants things to be fair.  I grew up with the assumption that…

When I Look at My Kids – Part 5 (God is in Control?)

My boss used to tell people I was his spiritual adviser.  I always reminded him that if I was his spiritual adviser, he should probably listen to me every once in a while.  We had a pretty good relationship but he probably didn’t like it when I went to work somewhere else.   In the area…

How I Got Inspired in Kansas

This morning I got inspired.  I’m blessed that it lasted throughout my busy day and I still have some left to, hopefully, finish this blog.  Being inspired always makes me think of a word in the New Testament, theopneustos, which is sometimes translated “inspired,” but more often translated “God-breathed.”  Since theo relates to God and…

The Wrong Motivation

Every year, around Halloween, you can expect a certain amount of chatter around the subject of fear.  There is the fear that the dark forces are using this holiday to get to our children.  The warnings promote a fear that we will be duped or desensitized into believing that the Halloween is harmless.  There is…