I have a file where I draft blog post ideas. A couple of days ago I was digging deep into it, looking at things I had shelved or never finished, and against my better judgement, I decided to edit (only slightly) and revive this. For context, it may be helpful to read Sex Being single, … Continue reading Sex and the Spirit
In the context of the New Testament, I think of 'the flesh' as ‘that which is passing away or under the authority of that which is passing away.’ That's general vibe I get from Paul's usage of the word 'flesh' in his letters to the various churches. Because our flesh, the physical body, ages and … Continue reading The Flesh
Tony Robbins' teachings on this shifted my thinking into my current perspective on this subject. He has commented that "you don't always get your shoulds, but you always get your musts"...applying this principle to everything from income level to fitness. Most people 'should' go to the gym, but the people who actually follow through are … Continue reading Raise Your Standards
The last few years I’ve become very connected with a number of Christian families who home-school. When I finally have children of my own, I think I would like to go that direction as well. I was in public school all the way through. What I felt when I was going through the system was … Continue reading Systems of Education
“On the last and most important day of the festival, Jesus stood up and cried out, ‘If anyone is thirsty, he should come to me and drink! The one who believes in me, as the scripture has said, shall have streams of living water flow from deep within him.’ He said this about the Spirit, … Continue reading Streams of Living Water from Deep Within
Jesus, speaking to Peter one on one: "I assure you: when you were young, you would tie your belt and walk wherever you wanted. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will tie you and carry you where you don't want to go." He said this to signify … Continue reading What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
The following is a from a lecture by psychology professor Jordan B Peterson. Here, he makes reference to King Arthur, the knights of the round table, and the quest for the Holy Grail: “Where do you look for the most valuable thing when you don’t know where it is? Well, each of the knights looks … Continue reading Connection