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Man’s self-righteousness is an outward attempt to modify behavior, but has no ability to change a heart.  In fact, during the time of Christ, outward acts were the marker whereby someone’s righteousness might be measured.  The most outwardly pious were revered, and the openly religious...

  When I was a child of about four years of age, I remember riding in the front seat of my father’s red, 1971 Ford Fairlane-Falcon.  These were the days before seat belt laws and child restraints.  He parked in front of a convenience store and...

Righteousness is a familiar word in religious circles. As words go, it is not uncomfortable to use among other religious terms, such as holy, salvation, sacrifice, and sin. But unlike these aforementioned terms, righteousness refers to a concept that is not only unfamiliar to the...

I like to talk with people I’ve just met.  I like to talk to people in general.  Ok, I like to talk.  I say “hi” to strangers in the grocery store, sometimes receiving suspicious glances from protective parents.  I talk to people on elevators like...

I had a friend that I met a long time ago.  In fact, if I hadn’t found out the truth a few years ago, I would have believed her to be a twin sister, but she was not a sister.  She was with me from...

The ultimate goal:  To see God face to face.  Every effort, every thought, every faith-filled action, everything I'm living for is culminating in an experience, and enlightenment, a fulfillment, a full understanding of seeing the One for whom I have given everything. The promise to every...

Things sure have changed.  When I was a kid, Christmas was the one time of year that I got to see all my cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents.  It was the one time of year when even the mean kids in school were almost nice. ...

One day, some religious teachers and lawyers came to trick Jesus.  They asked “What is the greatest commandment?”  His answer still stands today, over 2,000 years later as a testament to God’s mission, God’s motive, and God’s method for a better life.  He said that...

Poets have written sonnets describing it, singers have emoted about, lovers have tossed around the word to describe their overwhelming passion, but all the creativity in the world could not begin to explain the meaning or power of love.  What would you say if someone...

                Ministers and politicians have a couple things in common.  I know you probably just thought of a few examples of public scandals, but I wasn’t talking about the few that cheat people out of money and live hypocritical morality.  I’m referring to the initial...