A new normal

Not everyone always gets 100 percent restoration. But we help them to get to a new normal. — Carl Josehart, CEO of TIRR Memorial Hermann rehab hospital speaking about Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' road to recovery. Arizona Daily Star, January 23, 2011. There is no way to predict the changes ... Continue reading

The demands of the cross

If anyone wants to follow in my footsteps, he must give up all right to himself, carry his cross every day and keep close behind me. — Luke 9:23, JB Phillips To endure the cross is not a tragedy; it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ. When it comes, it is ... Continue reading

Mark Daniels: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

Mark Daniels has written a nice post on the importance of daily Bible reading at Better Living. The moment you turn from sin and believe in Jesus Christ, you are part of God’s kingdom. But growing up in the faith, living in the confidence that God willingly gives His children, being able to face ... Continue reading

Grace is for life

One specific errant concept has done inestimable harm to the church and God's purposes with us—and that is the concept that has restricted the Christian idea of salvation to mere forgiveness of sins. Yet it is so much more. Salvation as conceived today is far removed from what it was in the ... Continue reading

The Thinker

Later, as Jesus left the town, he saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at his tax-collection booth. "Come, be my disciple!" Jesus said to him. So Levi got up, left everything, and followed him. —Luke 5:27,28, NLT If we are to follow Jesus we must take certain definite steps. The first step, which ... Continue reading