Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. 1 Corinthians 10:14 Idolatry sounds archaic. Images of ancient carved statues surface in our minds. But idols are far more than stone. The Bible speaks with clarity on idolatry. God, himself, ranked this sin at the top of the Ten Commandments (Exo. 20:3). The New Testament writers say, we should … Continue reading Identifying Idols
One week ago, the light of our nation grew dimmer. Andrew Cuomo tweeted, Today I signed the #ReproductiveHealthAct - codifying Roe v. Wade into state law and protecting women's reproductive rights no matter what the federal government does. This is a victory for all New Yorkers. I am curious if it's a victory for those "almost-born-New-Yorkers?" My stomach … Continue reading Our National Sin
It’s Monday! So, why am I excited? Yes, I am caffeinated, but that is not the reason I am thrilled. I confess I am not generally happy with Monday's arrival. However, I am reminded on this first Monday of 2019 of the daily renewal of God's mercies (see Lam. 3:22-23). I need His mercy (especially on Mondays). Today, … Continue reading It’s Monday!
It was in this moment, I witnessed something everyone could not see. I had passed by this way in the same frantic pace like the others and missed it. The crack in my windshield forced me to slow down. What began as a garden snake had grown into an anaconda stretching in both directions, obstructing … Continue reading The Butterfly Effect
After opening my front door, I surveyed my property. Pine limbs littered my lawn. Fortunately, our lights flickered but never went out for any significant amount of time. Realizing I would spend a few hours cleaning up minor debris, I thanked God for our safety. Returning inside, I turned the television to the Weather Channel. Only … Continue reading Praying for the Victims of Michael
Daily Reading The entire Israelite community left the Wilderness of Sin, moving from one place to the next according to the Lord’s command. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink.2 So the people complained to Moses, “Give us water to drink.”“Why are you complaining to me?” Moses replied to them. … Continue reading Water from the Rock