Love Gives True Victory

When you’re driving late at night without the benefit of lights lining the highways, what do you do? You use your high beam headlights, so you can see more of your surroundings. Common courtesy dictates that we return to our normal headlights when we see a car approaching in the opposite direction. Right? But, haveContinue reading “Love Gives True Victory”

The Vicious Circle

I want to start off by asking a question of you. Have you ever heard – or said – or both – this statement? “Well, I can forgive…but I can never forget!!” I have never said it, but I have THOUGHT it. You know, there is a lot of things we do to each otherContinue reading “The Vicious Circle”

The Bible: It’s Not About You

“The Bible is God’s letter to you,” and similar statements are common to hear in a variety of churches. I remember hearing this repeatedly while growing up in the Midwest. While the sentiment may be well-intentioned, it promotes a false understand of the object and intent of Scripture. It results in misunderstandings, and just plainContinue reading “The Bible: It’s Not About You”

Happy New Year! [I Guess]

Well, Happy New Year! I guess… I say “I guess” NOT, for the moment, because we are still having to live through a pandemic – though there’s that…. I say “I guess” this time because I have always thought that the placement of when the new year begins is rather arbitrary. After all, later thisContinue reading “Happy New Year! [I Guess]”

2021: Seeing the Invisible

It is very common in Florida to see people standing on the corner of nearly every stop light of a busy intersection holding the stereotypical cardboard sign and asking for money. Two of my favorite places in Tampa, Ybor City and the Riverwalk, are especially crowded at various points during the day with folks sittingContinue reading “2021: Seeing the Invisible”