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Jesus Freak

1 Peter 4:12-14 Do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you…But rejoice… If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed… Two years ago, as I was sitting in treatment for chemical dependency, I told God that I was sick of my destruction and that I would…
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Not All Bad

1 Peter 4:10,11 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace… by the strength that God supplies… I think if I were you, reading my blog, I would get tired of how often I write about our defects. I admittedly, am a little obsessed…
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What If I Am God’s Plan?

1 Peter 4:8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. I have never found God’s plan to use people as his hands and feet here on earth to be a good one. Frankly, the thought that He is using me to reach anyone is terrifying. God, I am…
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NSFW

1 Peter 4:3,7 For the time that is past suffices for… living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties and lawless idolatry… therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded. I believe this acronym (NSFW) stands for Not Safe For Work and is often used as a tagline for Internet links that are highly sexual in content. In…
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Jesus Was a Terrible Salesman

1 Peter 4:1,2 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking… so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. We often try to convince people how easy it is to be a…
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Jesus Was a Terrible Salesman

  1 Peter 4:1,2 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking… so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. We often try to convince people how easy it is to be…
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My Truth Bat

1 Peter 3:15 Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect. Twenty-five years ago, I found myself in Mexico, going door to door, trying to explain to random Mexicans how they were sinners and…
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My Truth Bat

1 Peter 3:15 Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect. Twenty-five years ago, I found myself in Mexico, going door to door, trying to explain to random Mexicans how they were sinners and…
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Life or Death

1 Peter 3:10-12 Whoever desires to love life and see good days… let him turn away from evil and do good…For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous… But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. I have met many who, in their recovery from addiction, have come to…
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My Right to Be Offended

  1 Peter 3:9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. The world is full of evil and stupidity (both to which I have contributed much). I, at times, find myself in the frame of…
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