Does your life seem out of control at times? Do you need a plan for what is going on in your life? God likely has a plan for you.
I think differently. Every once in a while, I have an insight or a thought that could be useful to others. My background is over 30 years in church leadership & 30 years in social work with M.Div. and M.S.W. degrees - and yes, I do enjoy retirement. My heart is in teaching. And I try to teach in a way that you don't have to have a degree to understand it. So, join me on this journey we call Life as we explore God, the Bible, the Church and the world around us together.
I've been married to my wife for 48 years. We have three grown and married children of whom we are very proud. And they have blessed us with seven grandchildren. We both grew up in Washington State, but we now live in North Carolina with a lot of experience between those two points.
We humans often try to make plans for our day or for our lives without considering what God’s plans may be. Religious leaders and the people in the time of Jesus had their ideas of what the Messiah should be like. However, God had other plans . . . .
What does it mean to love another person in a relationship? What are some guidelines to help make the relationship successful?
A passage about love in I Corinthians 13 in the Bible is often used in weddings. However, what does it really mean to love? What does that look like? And what does “love” look like when it is misused? Also, do you know what the numbers are for the Domestic Violence and the Child Abuse hotlines? They are listed in this blog – along with the location for the Power and Control diagram. Love is important in our lives. Let’s learn what it is as we share our lives with others.
We talk about love – love for our parents, for our spouses, for our friends – but what is love really? What does it look like in the everyday processes of life? A passage in the Bible is often used in weddings, but do the participants know what it truly means to love?
How difficult is it to love someone else when you don’t love yourself? What does it mean that Christ loves the church? What does it mean that a husband is to love his wife like Christ loved the church? Read on. . . .
In the last blog, we looked at the role of the wife in the couple’s relationship. Today we will begin to examine the husband’s role – the first part anyway. What does love look like?
There is so much strife among believing couples because they don’t understand their individual roles in the relationship. How can we develop positive relationships?
How can you understand the Bible? What are some guidelines for helping you as you read the Bible and its meaning? Here are five steps to help you understand what you read in the Bible.
Marriage is important, but what does the Bible actually say about marriage? What does the Apostle Paul say about marriage? No, not what others say he says, but what he means when he writes. The purpose of today’s blog is to point the reader to next week’s beginning of a study on marriage from Ephesians 5.