Faith or Feeling?

“I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house” (Mark 2:11). So often the road to recovery, when we fall down or are in despair, is one small step from feeling to faith.  For example, Jesus comes to us and says, “Love your spouse,” but we look … More Faith or Feeling?

Be a Loyal Friend

“O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? For your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away.” –Hosea 6:4 Many of our so-called friendships resemble the fickleness of gasoline-buyers: For two cents less a gallon, we forsake the station of … More Be a Loyal Friend

Spanking Is Biblical

Spanking is not child abuse. This must be stated right up front, for some parents, in their self-delusion, think that striking a child out of anger is proper discipline.  Not in the least.  Too often, a parent has been lazy in dealing with a misbehaving child, occasionally yelling and threatening the little one, until the … More Spanking Is Biblical

Proverbs from Paul for the Spiritually Depressed – Part 4

“Where sin increased, grace super-abounded.” Romans 5:20 A propensity to sin is not a “weakness.”  When Paul said, “When I am weak, then I am strong,” he had in mind the physical limitations of life.  However, the same principle applies even to our sinfulness, but with more caution.  Given the deceitfulness of our heart, it … More Proverbs from Paul for the Spiritually Depressed – Part 4