Introducing people to Jesus in Woodbridge, VA

Faith

Psalm 51

Psalm 51:10. David’s words in this psalm have resonated with me for so very many years of my life. His sincere outcry to God reveals a deep heart calling to an even deeper God. He says, “…renew a right spirit within me.” It is a prayer that most of us needs to pray daily. That is, if it is our desire to…

Non nobis Domine

Every year the news includes some very disheartening, stories. It almost seems ages ago that we were reading about the riots in Ferguson, the missing plane from Malaysia Airlines, and violence in Iraq. And who can forget the Ebola Epidemic. Later, Ferguson got replaced by Baltimore and Iraq got replaced by violence in Chicago. As usual, some people blame God for all…

It Is Better to Receive

People are always looking to find their identity in someone or something. They sometimes try to accomplish this by declaring themselves to be something that, perhaps, they are not. Certainly there is a sense in which self-declaration can be a motivator. Let’s face it. You won’t get very far in life by declaring yourself to be a Loser. In fact, when you…

Water (pt. 1)

Do you really need me to tell you just how important water is to your body? I think not. Water makes up more than two thirds of human body weight. (Then why do weight loss programs tell you drink lots of it?) The human brain is made up of 95% water, blood is 82% and lungs 90%. A mere 2% drop in…

The Element of Jesus

Without the element of Jesus Christ, the Resurrection Sunday means nothing and all existence is vain. If you want to make good lasagna, you need the right elements. I’ve had bad lasagna before. Thought I’d die. Something was missing from the recipe. I had to force a swallow. The truth is, if you are going to make it right, you need the…