Break. Smash. Shatter the Cycle.

Jesus told us to ask God to “Lead us not into temptation” (Matthew¬†6:13). The Lord didn’t mean that unless we asked him not to do so, God would tempt us. God cannot sin nor could he tempt anyone to sin. Instead, we should continually ask God to lead us away from temptation. In essence, we […]

You’re the Keeper of Your Heart

The great composer Mendelssohn visited a cathedral in Europe that housed one of the most magnificent organs in the world. The German composer quietly sat in a pew and listened as the cathedral organist prepared for the Sunday mass. When he finished, Mendelssohn approached and asked, “Could I play the organ?”

Removing Gum Out of Someone’s Hair

Telling someone how to give a rebuke is a bit like telling him how to get gum out of someone’s hair. No matter how careful he might be, it’s going to hurt. On the other hand, who wants to go through life with a wad of gum stuck on the back of their head? Strangers […]

The IRS Scandal and You

I’ve had the privilege of being audited by the IRS on three separate occasions. In each instance the auditor found a legitimate mistake an accountant had made and a ¬†payment had to be made. No big deal. Right? Well, not exactly. It was a big deal because a lot of records had to be assembled […]