I would like to share with you an imaginary letter from the pen of the Apostle Paul. The postmark reveals that it comes from the city of Ephesus. After opening the letter I discovered that it was written in Greek rather than English.
Jesus commanded us to love each other the way that he loved us. How can we love each other if we do not know each other?
We have talked a good bit about contentment over the past few weeks and thus this will be the last post on the subject, for the time being at least. I am content with writing about contentment and I suspect that you are content with reading about it 🙂
Happiness is found where you’d least expect it. This country of ours is determined to be happy; it’s in our blood and even written in our Declaration of Independence. The “pursuit of happiness” is our God-given right. Though we have pursued it with all our might, we are as far away from achieving happiness today as we’ve ever been.
You might be wondering to yourself why anyone would ever want to be content. Anyone with an elementary understanding of economics has heard that “greed is good.” It is the invisible hand that creates jobs and increases our standard of living.
Followers of Christ in Egypt have faced terrible persecution in recent years. More than 45 people were killed in bombings that took place in two separate Coptic Churches in Egypt two weeks ago during Palm Sunday. What has shocked all of Egypt and encouraged Christians around the world is the steely resolve, heartfelt compassion, and forgiveness of the Copts towards the people who killed their spouses and parents and children.
Several years ago I heard Dallas Willard explain that one of the first things he does every morning is “work through” the Lord’s prayer and the 23rd Psalm. This simple, short practice is medicine for the soul.
Self-control is a fruit of the spirit. But what is self-restraint? The definition describes it as holding oneself back, limiting or restricting oneself, keeping oneself under control, depriving oneself of freedom or liberty, to bridle oneself…etc. But why practice...
The movie is based on a true story of 9 French trappist monks who live in harmony with a large population of Muslims in Algeria in the late 90s during the Algerian Civil War. They saw the violence heating up and knew their lives were in danger but they...
What is work without meaning and what is life without purpose? These are the questions that my generation is trying to answer. We are discontent with any job that does not allow us to contribute because we can see that this life is all we got and we have...