Posts from February 2021

Posts from February 2021

February 17, 2021

Dear Friends, I was on the phone today with a friend whose mother is in hospice care.  We talked for a few minutes about both her physical and mental health.  In her 90’s, her mind remains sharp, my friend told me, while her body continues to weaken.  I asked about the condition of her soul.   My friend said that while his mom has been in church all her life and clearly professes her faith in Jesus, she has a hard…

February 11, 2021

Dear Friends, One of the people whose face would be on my personal spiritual Mt. Rushmore is Tim Keller.  His book The Prodigal God, which I read in 2008, was exactly the book I needed at that time in my life.  Thanks to the many things I’ve read and listened to from Dr. Keller, I understand, can apply and am liberated because of the deeper understanding of the gospel than I did for the first 25 years of my spiritual journey. As…

February 3, 2021

Dear Friends, Last week, I wrote about the sin of coveting.  About having what is described as “an immodest desire for something that doesn’t belong to you.”  As I said, coveting may not seem like a big deal to us, but that’s because we’re not thinking biblically about it.  Here are some of the reasons why God commands us not to covet. 1.  Coveting causes us to assign too much value to temporary things. Remember the parable in Luke 12 about the man who built…