We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. Romans 12:6 NIV Gifts – The Greeks recognized a connection between chairo (joy) and edone (pleasure). In later Greek thinking the two terms are barely distinguishable. Alignment with the deepest expression of joy is the truest sense of pleasure. Eric Liddell made the connection when […]

  “How often I desired to gather your children in the way a bird gathers her chicks from under her wings.And you did not desire it.”Matthew 23:37 Did Not Desire – My wife and I had a 3AM conversation.Obviously, it was serious.She pointed out, rightly so, that I struggle with the willingness to remove those […]

Woe to the world because of its stumbling-blocks!  For it is inevitable that stumbling-blocks come, but woe to that man through whom the stumbling-block comes! Matthew 18:7 Woe – Apparently Jesus never read “The Emily Post Guide For Prophets.”  He wasn’t trained in the etiquette of delivering a condemning message nicely.  His word choice is […]