Faith Iniquity Life Challange


Of course the “Sunday school mind” replies, “Of course I want to be directed by God, what could possibly lead to a better life?” In my own case I’m not so sure. His “better” has nothing to do with comfort or function but rather to bringing himself glory and conforming me to his image. In […]

Anger Grace Iniquity Life Challange Love Sin


Two adults going overboard in anger, tend to realize that they are being ungodly and pig-headed, sothey back off and may even seek compromise or solutions. But, where’s the fun in that? Surely there must be something I can be pig-headed about and not feel guilty! Try TAKING-UP-A-FAULT. This is where I look for a […]

Faith Iniquity Life Challange


Pause and think as to what is going on when we are lukewarm. Remember that important Bible study tool FIGURE OUT MY NATURAL RESPONSE, HOW I LEND MY BODY MEMBERS SLAVES TO INIQUITY AND UNCLEANNESS/ GOD’S WAY WOULD BE PRETTY MUCH THE OPPOSITE.  When I assume that I must be doing things right, I always […]

Humility Life Challange Love Relationships Sin


I am told in scripture to continually examine myself; and if I humbly do so, I will realize that I am absolutely nothing without Christ, I have A wicked heart, and there is NO good in me (aside from Christ Himself). Also as I am deeply warned in scripture not to judge others (as I […]

Grace Iniquity Life Challange

I’m Really That Messed Up? Cool!

Let’s Watch God Work! A friend writes: (Excellent! I have something that I’d love to see a blog on.) Do you ever notice how we, although imperfect beings, tend to have MUCH higher expectations of ourselves than we do others? We “excuse” others because we know that “nobody’s perfect,” yet the same behavior in ourselves […]

God's Nature Life Challange Sin


TOWARDS SIN (PS: If you don’t like the concept of sin, this blog is not going to add to your comfort. Remember I am a doctor of medicine and rejoice in clarifying just what is wrong so something can be done about it. Even so as a doctor of the heart I love to clarify […]

Forgiveness God's Nature Iniquity Life Challange Mercy Sin

MERCY—Can It Feed Into Sin?

God’s ways never lead to sin, but my response to them can be to sin more. As in Paul’s day where they argued that if their sin led to God pouring out grace which made God look good, then how could he be mad at them for sinning? Maybe I should sin so that grace […]

Grace Iniquity Life Challange Relationships

Codependency-my heart problem

Pastors often point out that there should be a difference in what we say and do as a result of a relationship with God. True, but my problem is that my saying and doing naturally LOOK is the inner chatter–the HEART–that is the problem. You see, I was born “nice”. I spent my youth […]

Emergency Kit Life Challange Sin

BLATHERED a “condition” in which to seek God

When I was a teenager, I went on a trip with a group of classmates in a bus. The trip was long and it was hot and the adult group leader was wise and warned me that I would find myself in a CONDITION which would “excuse” irritability and complaining. She suggested that, instead, I […]

Iniquity Life Challange Relationships


I am called to judge that God’s ways work and other ways don’t. So, if I see another flaunting God’s ways I need to judge his danger and warn him. BUT I DON’T JUDGE HIM TO BE WORTH LESS THAN I, OR TO HAVE LESS HOPE, OR BE LESS LOVED THAN I. Galatians 5:14 For […]