Archive for the 'God' Category

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The Enemy

When faced with unspeakable evil and terror, it’s probably important to remember that the first move into our darkness was not a good God’s judgment of sin. It was the Accuser’s shrewdness in leading our first parents to see a forbidden tree as evidence of God’s self-centeredness. The Accuser never stops accusing God— or us— […]

If Then

Sometimes understatement says the most. The other day, I was reading an author who caught my attention with just a few words. He said, “If God is anything like a father, and… if I am anything like his child… then…” Since then, I’ve found no end to ways of adding to that one thought. May the most important if/then […]

The Spirituality of AA

I recently heard a friend say that going to an Al-Anon meeting was like going to church. This person talked about what it was like to be able sit together in such broken love. I’ve heard others talk or write about what it is like to walk into other12 Step meetings where they immediately feel […]

Thunder

Woke up in the middle of the night to the  sound of an unseasonal thunderstorm.  It’s unusual but not unheard of to have lightning and thunder with snow on the ground, in the middle of a Midwest winter. The rumbling skies reminded me of how an unseasonal storm was once used as a wake-up call […]

The Random Dance of Evil

As the suffering deepens in the Bama Amr district of Homs, Syria, waves of violent pre-spring storms have caused at least 27 deaths in several US states, with many injuries, whole communities devastated, thousands homeless, and countless traumatized. While most people in the Middle East and US Mid West will enjoy a normal weekend, an […]

The Sounds of Music

The sound of worship has hit a sour note. In many congregations, changing styles of music have become a source of conflict. Some church members miss the loss of doctrinally rich hymns. On the other side of the aisle is a generation that seems to thrive on new songs, more volume, and repetitive lyrics. Over […]