Category: Spiritual Principles

What is the best gift of all?

“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?” (Luke 11:13) When I last read this, I was struck at the punchline… If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to…[View Article]

I want to live facedown.

Abraham is the most honored religious figure of all time. Abraham is looked to by the Jews as their father, by the Muslims as their great prophet, and by Christians as the father of all who believe. So when you put together 17 million Jews, about 1.8 billion Muslims, about 2.4 billion Christians, basically half…[View Article]

We can’t make anything go well.

Recently I rolled over in bed in the morning and something in my knee twinged before my feet even hit the floor. Good gravy, I thought, I can’t even get out of bed and trust that my knee will work. Then I walked down the stairs and almost slipped on a step. Hmm, I thought,…[View Article]

I want to finish life like this.

I like the Rocky movies featuring Sylvester Stallone as an underprivileged boxer named Rocky who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in Philadelphia, only to come out of nowhere in the original movie to fight the reigning world champion boxer. The world then watched his career in seven more movies, arguably one…[View Article]

Our good stuff never gets erased.

For David had done what was right in the eyes of the LORD and did not turn aside from anything that he commanded him all the days of his life, except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.  (1 Kings 15: 5) Wait. Did I read that correctly? But the Bible says David “did not…[View Article]