Monthly Archives: August 2018

Back to School Clothes

Ephesians 6:10-20 Today the kids go back to school – my two, and all the kids here in Cherokee County, NC.  All over social media you can find pictures of fresh-faced students in their back-to-school clothes. Ah – that first outfit.  On it will rest the hopes and fears of all the [school] year.  Or […]

Already Paid For

2 Corinthians 5:14-21 Let me tell you a story of two evenings. One November, Alan and I went out to celebrate our anniversary with dinner and a night away in a hotel. The kids were safely in Grandma’s care, having a great time – which set us completely free from any parental guilt. We got […]

How (and how not) to be angry

“Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil” (Ephesians 4:26-27). How can we be angry, but not sin? That’s the goal that Ephesians puts in front of us.  Not to not be angry – but when we get angry, to […]