guided introspection brought us this far, but now what?

The majority of modern counseling involves guided introspection. Done well the results illuminate the causes of distress or dysfunction. We recognize what screwed us up. But that is not enough; guided introspection brought us this far, but now what? The weakness of modern counseling is absence of a clear goal, no objective reality for humanContinue reading “guided introspection brought us this far, but now what?”

Today is your day, what will you do with it?

The sun had risen on the earth when Lot came to Zoar. Then the LORD rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the LORD out of heaven. – Gen 19.23-24 Just another morning in the valley – not – easy it is to be lulled into complacency. Today is your day, what willContinue reading “Today is your day, what will you do with it?”

“And he believed the LORD, and it was counted to him as righteousness.”

Returning from the slaughter of the kings, Abram is met by the kings of Sodom and of Salem. Sodom offers treasure; Salem offers blessing. Abram rejects treasure and instead tithes. The conclusion of this story in Gen 14-15 is a statement that makes and changes history down to this day, “And he believed the LORD,Continue reading ““And he believed the LORD, and it was counted to him as righteousness.””

Ever felt like you messed up beyond repair?

“And God blessed Noah and his sons and said, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.” – Gen 9.1 Ever felt like you messed up beyond repair? Consider this, even after the destruction of the Flood, the consequence of sin, look at what God does, he blesses them and directs them onward. Don’t youContinue reading “Ever felt like you messed up beyond repair?”

“I want to read the Bible this year.”

Two years ago many of us started a daily read thru the bible in a year group. At the time it was very difficult to coordinate and just ended up being on the honor system. Some of us finished. What did work was the commitment to pray for everyone in the group regularly. Would anyoneContinue reading ““I want to read the Bible this year.””