With Friends Like You, Who Needs Enemies?

"What miserable comforters you are!" We'll get back to the above quote in a minute. The Old Testament character, Job, (rhymes with robe) was the subject of what one author describes as a 'cosmic wager' between God and Satan. Job, whom God himself had described as "blameless, a man of integrity", was offered to Satan … Continue reading With Friends Like You, Who Needs Enemies?

Turning the Tables on the Devil

We all have awful days i.e. our car breaks down, the hot water heater goes out, something frustrating happens at work or school, someone hurts us, the list seems endless. Pastor/author, Charles Stanley, writing about Joseph (the one with “the coat of many colors” in the book of Genesis), pointed out, “we are all dealt, … Continue reading Turning the Tables on the Devil

Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” is not merely Dark, it’s Dangerous

"Welcome to your tape." If you've had the opportunity to view Netflix's white-hot series, 13 Reasons Why, you'll have no problem understanding the quote cited above.  If you're unfamiliar with the series, it's a 13 part Netflix original fictional series about teenage bullying and suicide.  The series, based on the 2007 book by Jay Asher, … Continue reading Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” is not merely Dark, it’s Dangerous

Mere Suffering

Satan would have us view our suffering as "merely suffering." Stifling. Suffocating. Debilitating. But, what if there is more to our suffering than meets the eye? Can God transform our suffering into something meaningful? Something redemptive? I believe He can. Read on... From Eric Metaxas's book, "Miracles": "If our suffering has a purpose, it is … Continue reading Mere Suffering