You mean I have to work at this?

IMG_20150103_172451138Is this what I really signed up for?

For some reason, this God of the Bible insists, continually, consistently, on risking everything by working through His fallen creation, fallible people like Abraham and Sarah and the whole Hagar debacle.  Or the David and Bathsheba affair, (out of which eventually came Solomon.)  Then there’s the terse separation between Paul and Barnabas over some young guy named Mark (who later wrote said gospel…) 

And what about Jesus, who entrusted His infinitely important message to twelve goofballs, well…make that eleven, since one was a turncoat who off-ed himself after greasing the Lord’s way to a gruesome execution.  Even without modern Continue reading “You mean I have to work at this?”

What were you thinking…?!?

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If Jonah was a prophet, then he must have been a very discouraged and disillusioned one.  You know how it goes.  Serve, serve, pray, pray, but nothing seems to change, except maybe to get worse. You’re misunderstood, misrepresented, laughed at (at best), ignored, shunned, or shut away.  Serving the Lord God Almighty was not a particularly easy, stress-free job.  It had few Continue reading “What were you thinking…?!?”