Intimacy – Part 2 (Looking for a Loophole)

I remember some 35 years ago a Christian man telling me that it was okay for him and his fiancé to engage in physical intimacy. In fact, he had scripture to back him up.
I asked him, “What scripture?”
Back then all we used was the King James Version and this is the scripture he had found; Continue reading

Intimacy – Part 1

Someone posted a verse of scripture on Facebook the other evening and as I read it I had a new thought about it.
The verse posted was Gen 2:24 – Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Continue reading

I Call Myself A Christian!

What is a Christian?
Some believe it’s a wedge to use against believers!
For example, I won’t hand church money over to a family for their electric bill. This is because both parents have cell phones on their sides, both have an automobile, and their home is equipped with Dish Network and Hughesnet. Continue reading

God Loves Brokeness

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart — these, O God, You will not despise. Ps 51:17
I remember my grandpa telling me about breaking his arm when he was a young man.
It began to mend but not in the right way and would have caused him problems for the rest of his life. Continue reading

Pompous & Permissive

In my last Morning Thought, I somewhat introduced you to Bob.
Yet as I left the story I had not been properly introduced to him.
Let’s pick up from there.
While I’m standing in the reference book section, specifically looking at some photography books, this elderly gentleman makes it to that dead end aisle and says again, “Yes, sir! I sure like your shirt”, meaning my “Pray” shirt with 2 Chronicles 7:14 on it. Continue reading

What message are you giving?

Over the past weekend I found myself in a used bookstore in the Lewisville, Tx area.
While wondering up and down the aisles of shelves, I come upon an elderly gentleman, who looked to be in his 80’s. (I later found out he’d been married for 61 years.)
He’s one of those slow-moving types that need a cane to walk. Continue reading

How to find out what it means!

Heb 6:4-6 – For it is impossible to bring back to repentance those who were once enlightened—those who have experienced the good things of heaven and shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the power of the age to come— and who then turn away from God. Continue reading

Just Doing My Part

While watching the news there is a story of a car crash.
The car catches on fire and bystanders brave the heat and danger of explosion to free the occupant.
In the midst of disaster we see a great need and are willing to set aside any emotions and any safety for ourselves to do our part. Continue reading

Salvation is Healing

It’s no fun being sick but I don’t have to tell you that.
Whether its cancer, the flu, a toothache, headache, or an infection in a cut on a finger, you want to be healed.
Why? So that you can feel better and do things.
In the Old Testament, God said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, Continue reading