What is Charity, Really?

The dictionary defines charity in many ways: Generous actions or donations to the poor. Something given to a person in need. A benevolent feeling, especially toward those in need or in disfavor. Leniency in judging others; forbearance. A charitable act, work, fund, foundation, or institution. But I think my favorite definition is this: Christian love; agape. Most of you know what […]

Feeling God’s Love During Your Problems

My son, do not despise or shrink from the chastening of the Lord, (His correction by punishment or by subjection to suffering or trial); neither be weary of or impatient about or loathe or abhor His reproof. For whom the Lord loves He corrects, even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights. […]

Love in Disguise

I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them.-Hosea 14:4 (NIV) “You don’t love me!” Oh man, I have heard that a few times spewed from my kids’ mouth. I can’t quite remember the first time they correlated unfair actions with whether I loved them or not, […]

Love Like Him

Love. Love is a word that is used, yet many don’t know the meaning. Do I even know the meaning? Where do I learn the meaning of love? Do we learn from our parents? They teach us what love is and how to love yet, sometimes they let us down…Then our vision of love becomes […]

Transfiguration

This week at Summer camp, we learned about the transfiguration in bible study. You can read this account in Matthew Chapter 17. 17 1-3 Six days later, three of them saw that glory. Jesus took Peter and the brothers, James and John, and led them up a high mountain. His appearance changed from the inside out, right […]

Inner Beauty

We have this local restaurant close by. It used to be located on the corner of a main intersection and it had beautiful stonework on the outside. It had such a regal look about it. The inside was nothing overly fancy, but the food was good. The outside would lead you to believe that it […]

Confidence in Failure

I’ve had one of those weeks where I just seem to be failing. I am not doing life very well, and the more I fail, the more frustrated with myself I become. Normally for me this turns into a vicious cycle. First, I fail. I lose my temper with my kids, I don’t actually live […]

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