Tag: belief

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.03.2021

It really does matter what we think. But more than that, it matters what we believe. False beliefs allowed to run rampant through our minds destroy our emotional health. Just as eating too much cake and pizza will destroy your physical health, believing the wrong thing causes suffering too. This week I am exposing four …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.05.2021

There are moments when I contemplate writing a book. I consider entitling it, “ETC” because it would be a collection of all my random wanderings gathered into one space. The post today might feel like I decided to do that because I did. First . . . 3Then God said, “Let there be light,” and …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.02.2021

The book of Hebrews has always fascinated me. Written by an unnamed author, he (or she) writes to convince Jewish Christians living in Rome that Jesus is superior to the old way. Specifically, living according to the New Covenant is superior to the Old Covenant. While I don’t want to write a commentary on Hebrews, …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.01.2021

7But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the Advocate won’t come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you. 8And when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment. 9The world’s sin is that …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.30.2021

As I ponder what it means to BELIEVE that Jesus is who he says, I am bombarded with emotion. First, I feel joy bubbling up from the deepest part of my being. He truly is who he says and he means what he says. I am rescued from darkness and secured for eternity! And I …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.29.2021

17God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. 18“There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him.” John 3:17-18 Yesterday we read that “everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” Belief — that is the necessary ingredient. Jesus …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.28.2021

If there is only one verse a child learns at some point in Sunday school, it is John 3:16. Considered to be the essence of the gospel in one concise statement, it is the gold standard. 16“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes …

Puzzling, isn’t it?

I grew up on a farm in northwest Montana. My parents owned 160 acres along Flathead River; 80 acres was tillable land where Dad grew grain and hay. Eighty acres was a conifer woods along the river “below the hill.” It was our natural playground where our imaginations ran wild. After our chores were finished, …