What our Father Offers

Ernest Hemingway told the story of a Spanish father and his teenage son, whose relationship got so strained, the boy ran away from home. His father then began a journey – the search for his runaway son.
Tags:  Father, Love, Love of a father

Sources and Resources

It’s not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity. -Francis Bacon

Keys in sharing Christ

Neil Cole asserts that contemporary evangelism has focused on "the conversation" over the gospel or having “correct answers” to defend our beliefs. In Jesus' pattern though, he says keys to sharing the gospel are:
Tags:  Sharing Christ, Gospel

Choices

How does a lapse of faith occur? Very simply: one begins to live like everybody else. -Leo Tolstoy
Tags:  Choices, Faith

Isolation

American cultural traditions define personality, achievement, and the purpose of human life in ways that leave the individual suspended in glorious, but terrifying, isolation.
Tags:  Isolation

Reject Passivity

Are you growing? Ephesians 4:15: “but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ…” Growing up. How intentional have you been lately about moving forward in the dimensions of life and throwing off the shackles of passivity?
Tags:  Reject Passivity, Passivity, Intentionality, Growth, Growing, Accountability

Let The Rains Come

By Chris L. Horsley Dungan, first published in Paper Rabbit Writings March 2016. c. Chris L. Horsley Dungan 2016. We are approaching Easter, the anniversary of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But for too many of us, all we have done is approach Easter. What is truly needful is that we experience Easter. And once we have experienced Easter—once we have embraced the Living Jesus—well, everything changes, everything is new. Life replaces Death, Light replaces Darkness, Hope replaces Despair, Joy replaces Sorrow, and Purpose replaces Aimlessness.
Tags:  Easter, Life, Purpose