Psalm 51:7-15

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.  Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.   Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a…

Facing Your Giants

Imagine the scene: a scrawny sixteen year old shepherd boy takes out a 9’9” tall giant with one rock and a sling. You may not have a gigantic giant taunting you to come out and fight. But you are probably facing a few giants of your own. Giants like the stack of past-due bills glaring…

Giving an Undistorted View of God

Ever since Peter Stuyvesant visited the Palace of Versailles the world has had a distorted view of itself. Peter was the governor of New Amsterdam—later to be renamed New York City. He was visiting France to discuss colonial land agreements. While at Versailles he was awed by the Hall of Mirrors. Peter was determined to…

God Accepts Sinners!

Moving to a new place, starting a new job, changing schools, hoping you get picked to be on someone’s team; all these situations can be uncomfortable because you don’t know if you will be accepted or not. We all have a desire to be accepted, don’t we? In fact, that desire made it into Maslow’s…

When Your Mistakes Land You Before a Judge

Have you ever had to own up for something you did wrong? Maybe you remember sneaking out of the house and then confessing the truth to your seething parents after you crept in the house past curfew. Or maybe, more recently, you lied to your boss and had to face the consequences once you were…