Giving Lent the Brush?

Lent has become something of a fad recently, invoked for themes as disparate as self-improvement projects and “shared lament.” So you and I must take care to set our focus and expectations squarely on repentance and reconciliation with God through Christ, by the Spirit. Fortunately, the Holy Scriptures show the way. Jesus gives us theContinue reading “Giving Lent the Brush?”

Why Is My Child Handicapped?

Most people would say life is hard, but there are some things that can make life feel harder and one person born with a physical handicap couldn’t help but feel that way. They once got in touch with Billy Graham to ask why God allows some people to be born with a physical handicap andContinue reading “Why Is My Child Handicapped?”

A Win for Female Athletes

Late Thursday, the Mississippi State Senate passed legislation aimed at barring biological males from competing in women’s sports in any public school or institution of higher learning. The Mississippi Fairness Act (SB2536) was approved 34-9 just hours before the bill would have expired for this legislative session. It now moves on the House, where itContinue reading “A Win for Female Athletes”

Right Under Your Nose

If you listen closely, you’ll frequently hear people say something like, “There’s gotta be a better way,” “That’s just not right,” and “This isn’t the way it’s supposed to be.” Even from a young age, children cry: “It’s not fair!” They’re right. It’s not fair. This isn’t the way it’s supposed to be. Things inContinue reading “Right Under Your Nose”

Door One, Door Two or Door Three

Jesus said the greatest commandment is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind” (Luke10:27; Mark 12:30; Matthew 22:37). Repeatedly throughout the Bible, God commands His people to love Him with all their hearts and serve Him aloneContinue reading “Door One, Door Two or Door Three”

Are You Fragrant?

In a few days, people will gather for Ash Wednesday, and move into the disciplineand penitence for the Lenten season. But, before we get there, we must firstjourney with Jesus and his disciples to the top of a mountain and witnessthe glory of the Transfiguration. Today we begin our preparation for ourcelebration of this amazingContinue reading “Are You Fragrant?”