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?
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.
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.
Are you on Facebook, Twitter or other social media? Have you seen people write mean things on those platforms? How can we rise above those negative attitudes? What are some answers for living positively in a negative world?
There are too many believers who are stuck with elementary spiritual teachings and cease seek to become more spiritually mature.
I’ve heard that 90% of the work in a church is done by 10% of the people. This is not a healthy church. How can a church become healthier and be more of what God intended it to be?
The churches of Fayetteville, NC had a bell-ringing commemoration today starting at 11:00 AM. 500 rings to represent 500,000 American COVID deaths. I went downtown to where the old church buildings were. […]