Meditations

The Way to Love

This is the way to love. This is the way to love. All through scripture, I hear God saying, “This, not that, is love. I, not you, am love.” God is love. It’s cliché, I know. We hate clichés. Despise them. Dismiss them. Reject and undervalue the truth in them. God is still love. This…

Are We Late or Right On Time?

I should have written this post last month, maybe. I certainly could have written it before now…I just never got to it. Perhaps I procrastinate too much, but then again, perhaps it wasn’t the right time. They say there is a time and season for everything under the sun. A time to be born and…

Do It Now! Obedience Trumps All

“Come.” She motioned to me before I could take my seat. I was startled, slow to move, not sure I was ready for just what it was that I had been courting all day long. Crouching slightly over her as she sat, I said, ‘Yes ma’am’. This woman could be my mother. No, she could…

I’m NOT a Commercial Christian

I woke up several weeks ago with a revelation, a realization, if you will. I looked myself in the mirror and I had to make a confession. I’m not good for the brand. I’m the player you may want to sideline. I’m the employee who basically lives on probation. I’m not the poster child. I’m not…

The Limits of Human Love: What Apostle Peter Knew

This post was originally published at www.journey242.com “When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”.” John 21:15 I can’t remember my wedding vows, but I think they were…

The ‘Other’ Embrace

The ‘Other’ Embrace Hold me close, let your love surround me. Lead me near, draw me to your side. – “Power of Your Love” by Darlene Zschech This is what I want it to feel like, like the words of this song. This is what my relationship with God is supposed to invoke, if I’m…