From Theological Thinkings

Ugly Fruit!

The word says you will know them by their fruit.  You will know who is of God by their fruit. The only way to know if someone is probably “saved” is to get to know them. There is another question that comes.  How close do you have to get to know who a person is? At some point only God knows the heart but even so, there are people who will be quick to judge the one who is not slow to anger or who is stuck in a struggling sin. I always think about some of the women I…

Jesus Lives?

I was on my way to Bethel church. I was driving through a forest and around mountains in the pouring rain! Sure glad my dad told me how to tap breaks before I left. I am definitely a tapper! It was all good until the sign read, “Rock slide area.” “Well great, Grace drives across America to get run down by a boulder. The end!” If I had a quarter for all the angry people stuck in the line behind me as I did not drive over fifty around any curves! “Sorry buddy not from here besides read the sign!…

Stars

We were all made to be stars.  Some of us have been put into places of “stardom” we cannot sustain. There is only one sun and no human has the power of the sun. People were not made to be the center of anyone’s world. I was listening to a sermon today. The preacher said, “You are to love the Lord your God with all your soul, with all your heart, with all your mind, and with all your strength. You are to love your neighbor as yourself. You can tell a lot about a person by the way that…

Judas’ Feet

She had the onsets of dementia.  She had cancer.  I was taking her to the doctor.  Sweet.  That is how I would describe her.  She was sweet.  Her walls were filled with pictures.  She was proud of her daughter.  She loved her family.  Her husband had passed. She was weak. She wanted no help unless absolutely necessary.  She looked at me while we were in the car.  She repeated over and over, “But Jesus washed Judas’ feet.  Jesus washed Judas’ feet.” I can still see her face.  I was only with her that one day but her face.  It is…

Grief and Miracles

Grief.  I am not sure what I am still grieving.  I miss the kids still.  I miss my nephews or x-nephews whatever you are supposed to call them.  Maybe its the fact that I have had to set so many strong boundaries; I have had to walk away from so many people while I simultaneously try to navigate which new human beings to let enter my life.  I wonder if the work will ever be worth it.  It feels like that saying, “Two steps forward and three steps back.” I saw an evil thing come out of my mouth a…

Easter Bunny

Friend: You seriously believe that a man came to earth to go die on a cross.  Easter bunny Sunday to me. Me: I know right.  I know. I don’t know how to articulate it exactly yet.  I am still learning to speak out loud about my thoughts. Friend: Go! Me: Well the earth was made in a particular way.  It doesn’t matter what a person believes.  They have certain powers just because they are human beings.  Human beings are made in the image of God. For example: God spoke the earth into existence.  We see proof that doesn’t even need…

Choose?

Okay I have to say this before I say this.  I love Jesus.  I could tell you stories that would make you scratch your head.  I won’t tell you those though because you won’t believe me.  Besides, the Pharisees saw crazy miracles from Jesus and they still didn’t believe.  Miracles do not constitute a heart that wants to follow Jesus (whatever that means its a journey).  I only bring this up because it’s about to sound like I don’t like Jesus.  That’s not true.  I just have anger problems about particular things such as: It has always bothered me how…