Altogether Forgiven Forever

“…we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace” (Ephesians 1:7) What word in any language could be more pleasing to someone guilty of sin than the word “forgiveness”? Is it truly possible that your sin can be altogether forgiven forever? Forgiveness is the essential part of…

Fading Footprints

Children like to play the game of following another child by trying to step in each of his footprints behind him. The child who follows will do his best to keep up, but he may let his attention get distracted while the leader keeps walking and gets too far ahead. Before long, the one following…

Breadcrumbs or Sawdust?

“What are you doing?” “Feeding the ducks.” “Hey, I thought ducks ate crumbled bread. That looks like sawdust.” “It is! I figured it’s much cheaper and they don’t really know the difference.” “But ducks don’t benefit from eating sawdust.” “I know that, but they’re just a bunch of wild ducks, not pets. Look, some are…

Abiding Under the Shadow

A shadow can be considered a nuisance or a benefit at various times, like when a cloud obscures the sun. On a hot summer afternoon, the shadow from a large cloud is a welcome relief, but on a bitter, cold winter morning, the shadow from almost any size cloud will cause discomfort. A shadow could…

Candied Liver and Glazed Brussels Sprouts or Sugarcoating the Truth

I told you how much I love bread in a previous entry. It doesn’t matter whether it’s fresh baked white bread, Italian, rye, sourdough, or naan—I’ll eat it! Flavor it, toast it, grill it with butter—I’ll be right there, big plate in hand, ready and waiting! This time I want to mention a couple of…