One of My Kids Got Into Trouble

One of my kids got into trouble last week, and it was that kind of interesting trouble all the other kids love to talk about. Juicy trouble is everyone’s favorite kind of trouble. So his siblings talked, and he was furious at the humiliating injustice of being talked about. I overheard my husband trying toContinue reading “One of My Kids Got Into Trouble”

We Are Not the Final Judges

What is this that you have done? Genesis 3:13 The Highlands of Scotland are full of castles which are no longer inhabited. In the evening sunlight, it’s not difficult to recognize that at one time these must have been magnificent places. Although they no longer have windows or tapestries, much less residents, the splendor ofContinue reading “We Are Not the Final Judges”

When You Are Restless

Restlessness is the state of being unable to rest, either physically or mentally. Restlessness can be caused by physical conditions such as too much caffeine or by emotional stressors such as anxiety, exhilaration, or apprehension. Synonyms like unease and discontent narrow the definition, so for the purposes of this article, we will focus on theContinue reading “When You Are Restless”

We All Have Blind Spots

We all have blind spots preventing us from pursuing true, biblical justice. Picture, for example, a young man who just turned 18, living in Charlotte, North Carolina. He’s a faithful Christian. His parents have always been impressed with how seriously he takes his commitment to Christ. They hope he’ll become a pastor one day. It’sContinue reading “We All Have Blind Spots”

Keep Thinking About Things Above

Colossians 3:2 says, “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things,” or, as the NET puts it, “Keep thinking about things above, not things on the earth.” To set one’s mind on something is to choose to think about it, influencing one’s goals and guiding one’s course of action. The first part ofContinue reading “Keep Thinking About Things Above”