Reconstructing Law

When I was a little girl, I would soak up things like a sponge. I was a stickler for facts, rules, truths. When I burned my arm on a kerosene heater in a failed attempt to reach my Snoopy balloon, while receiving treatment from a nurse, I advised her that it was her poor eating … Continue reading Reconstructing Law

Established by Grace

What a warning we find in today’s verse. We read in Hebrews 13:9: “Don't be led astray by various kinds of strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be established by grace and not by food regulations, since those who observe them have not benefited (CSB). The writer of Hebrews is speaking … Continue reading Established by Grace

Treat Them Gently

When a person holds a young baby, they hold it differently than something less fragile. You support the head. You wrap both arms around the baby. You keep the baby close. You protect the baby. You treat the baby gently.In Romans 14, we are told to treat other believers gently. People will not always share … Continue reading Treat Them Gently

Commands of Joy

Rules. Instructions. Decrees. Commands. Regulations. Directives. Orders. Laws. Statutes. Stipulations. Guidelines. Directions. Requirements. Ordinances. Mandates. What words that bring us joy! Not usually. Many people skip over instructions. Some people try to figure out a way to break the rules or twist the laws. Some people barely like to make the requirements. Ordinances really do … Continue reading Commands of Joy