1. Active Waiting for a Glorious End
    14 Dec, 2018
    Active Waiting for a Glorious End
    But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.  2 Peter 3:13   I hate to sound cynical, but there aren't a lot of things that surprise me nowadays. Maybe that's because scandalous things seem to happen almost every day. Think about what's happened over the course of this year that almost seems like normal news these days . . . School shootings? Check. Government officials doing something underhanded?  Check. Sexual abuse in
  2. Slow or Patient?
    29 Oct, 2018
    Slow or Patient?
    The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 2 Peter 3:9  I've been slow to get this pondering out today. There are various reasons for that. An early morning meeting. And then a staff meeting. Various phone calls. Several errands that had to be run. And now I'm finally getting to what I would normally do first thing in the morning. It's possible you wondered this
  3. Everything We Need
    13 May, 2016
    Everything We Need
    His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence 2 Peter 1:3 I have to come back to this verse again and again because, quite honestly, I can have a hard time actually believing it. And if I know anything about human nature, I'm sure you have a hard time believing it too . . . at least on a functional level. When we've got issues we don't know how to resolve, when we feel weak and
  4. Grow in the Grace and Knowledge of Jesus
    07 Mar, 2016
    Grow in the Grace and Knowledge of Jesus
    You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. 2 Peter 3:17-18 It doesn't take a PhD to see that our world is messed up.  Wickedness and foolishness are everywhere we look.  And what's worse, WE are part of the problem!  WE are messed up too!  WE are prone