We can't be perfect. We will never stop making mistakes. But that's not what sin is. Sin has never been a mistake. Sin is a choice.
We want "yes", but God says "no". Or we want "no", when God actually says "yes". What are we supposed to do in these situations?
What's the most destructive personality trait a person can have?
Is it Greed? Selfishness? Apathy?
Or could it be pride?
Summary: "He's just ghetto." "That's some white people stuff." "That's why I don't mess with people from there." In other words, you are this and I am that. You are inferior and I am superior. Your community is tripping while mine is innocent. Your people need to get their act together while my people can … Continue reading Tribe vs. Tribe (Numbers 2)
Right now God sits above the circle of the Earth. He sees my cubicle, my stoplight, and those cars, but He also sees the past and He sees the future. He sees suffering. He sees suicides. He sees death. He sees hopelessness. And He knows, without a shadow of a doubt, exactly how to escape. How to survive. How to get to fresh air.
Summary: Whether Baby Boomers or Generation X, milliennials or Generation Z, at any given time, there is always something about the youngest generation to complain about. They are lazy or they are spoiled or they have terrible taste in music. On top of their flaws, the newest generation often has a pile of new problems … Continue reading The Original SJW (Exodus 2)
Summary: Where do you see yourself in five years? What about ten? Or forty? The only reason we ask these kinds of questions is to get the chance to paint a wildly different picture of our lives. We imagine a life with more of the things we want and less of the problems we hate. … Continue reading Fight Or Surrender? (Exodus 1)
Summary: Do you ever experience a bittersweet resolution to some issue? After some tragedy or some fight or some miscommunication gone horribly wrong, the dust settles and you come to a place of acceptance and even growth. Yet at the same time, in the back of your mind, you know that everything would have been … Continue reading Thoughts and Prayers (Genesis 45)
Summary: I don't fight with people often. This is not because I am such a good person that I get along with everyone but rather because I am a perfectionist. I don't like things to go wrong. I don't want to do anything that would leave me deserving of blame. I don't want to deal … Continue reading When The Dust Settles (Genesis 43)
Summary: High school math was torture for me. The fight for A's in Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry was like a life or death struggle. I remember one time finishing a quiz and literally feeling as if I were panting and sweating, crawling across a finish line after a harrowing mental workout. Hard as it was, though, … Continue reading The Wonderful World of Wrestling (Genesis 32)