Hebrews 12:2 | Despising the Shame

“Despising the shame” comes from a verse in Hebrews and the meaning describes the attitude of Jesus on the cross. Shame means different things to different people. Sex and nakedness might be seen as shameful to some but celebrated by others. Honor […]


Hebrews 12:11 | Discipline is Peaceful

Obeying the rules and submitting to the authority of others is very difficult. But discipline in your life leads to peace. Many times we do not like the people who have authority. Even worse we may not respect them as individuals. For […]


Hebrews 13:18 | What Kind of Christian are You?

An interesting idea passed through my reading list this week. The comment was that each person, denomination, tradition, or opinion sees God and scripture in their own image. The challenge the person put forth is that everyone reads into the scripture their […]

Hebrews 10:39 | Soul Driven Path

I would not know Kanye West’s music if I heard it, but I am aware of who he is, and he has made news recently in his public “like” of President Trump. It is interesting to me because of the intense backlash […]


Hebrews 12:11 | The Hard Work of Discipline

Discipline is a word that brings up the concept of short term pain for long term gain. No pain; no gain the adage goes. Discipline also brings up the idea of how to correct unruly behavior in children. To spank or not […]

Hebrews 11:13 | And now for the Payoff

I watched a military leader of some stripe promoting a new book he had written called Make Your Bed and he had written it as a wisdom book about being successful in life. His wisdom being that making the bed first thing […]


Hebrews 9:16 | Why did Jesus Need to Die?

Death is such an ugly business. Especially brutality and murder. Outside of the voyeuristic obsession moviegoers seem to have with death most people push the aging and sick off to the sides of society. Personally, to my good fortune and shame, I […]

Hebrews 8:6 | Mistakes were Made Fault is Found

Why is this world so messed up? There are some truly evil things, people, and circumstances that make any caring person angry. Life is hard and many make bad choices that compound the difficulty of life. If God made everything then one […]


Hebrews 1:3 | Jesus is not a Moral Teacher

Jesus sometimes is brought into discussions and used by opposing sides of social, political, or religious factions to make a point about the cause that fuels the social, political, or religious dialog. Many religions that are not Christian would claim Jesus is […]

Hebrews 12:3 | Everyone Loves a Party

Jerika Bolen is a young girl with spinal muscular atrophy. It is a disease that destroys nerve cells that interact with voluntary muscle movement. She has a ventilator for breathing assistance much of the day and she is in a significant amount […]