Too easy . . .

Too easy . . .

Most of us have no concept of what it cost others to make the symbol on this necklace a statement of commitment to those who wear it 2,000 years after the sacrifice it exacted. Some of us stand in awe and unspeakable gratitude for what it means. “If anyone would...
Moving Forward Requires This . . .

Moving Forward Requires This . . .

Like the Apostle Paul said: “But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14, ESV) This principle does not depend on...
Freely Give, Humbly Receive

Freely Give, Humbly Receive

Lots of people give, but not freely. They expect something back, even though they deny that.  True giving has a sense that you almost can’t help yourself. Many people have even more trouble receiving. Some feel undeserving. Others feel insulted, as if receiving from...