• A Christmas Grace for Zechariah (Luke 1:20)

    When we’ve done wrong and want back into God’s good graces, the only thing we want to know is, “What is this going to cost me–emotionally, physically, financially.  How much discipline will I have to stand under?” “When will ‘this’ be over?”  “What will God include in His ‘this?’”  The particular “this” under consideration is…

  • Where is God’s Perfection

    In Brooklyn, New York, Chush School caters to learning disabled children. Some children remain at Chush for their entire school experience, while others are mainstreamed into conventional schools.  At a Chush fundraising dinner, the father of a Chush child delivered a never-to-be-forgotten speech.  After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he cried out, “Where…

  • Unload Condemnation (Part 3 of 3)

    Ever been ashamed of yourself?    Just, utterly, no-excuses ashamed?  A want-to-find-a-hole-in-the-ground-and-dive-into-it-and-never-be-seen-again shamed?  Embarrassed about it to the point of being terribly uncomfortable with some people?  I have and it was recent, not years ago when I was a spiritual kid and could use that as an excuse.  Think about the shameful experiences of these Bible…