The value of an item is determined by two people – the buyer and the seller. The buyer actually has more weight in this equation because they are the ones that are handing over money for the item. If the buyer feels that the item is worth the asking price, then they will pay for
I read a book last year, recommended by a friend, entitled Love Does, by Bob Goff. It made a huge impact on me because the author lives his life with love being his primary response. Whenever someone is mean to him or treats him poorly he tries to imagine the best scenario as to why they
Why did Jesus really die? Was it to defeat sin? Was it to appease atonement of godthe wrath of an angry God? Was it so that God wouldn’t have to punish us because He punished Jesus? Was it to ransom us from the devil? Is God a child abuser? All these questions are answered within various theories as to why Jesus died. In this book, Jeremy looks at the four most popular theories: penal substitutionary theory, the moral influence theory, the ransom theory, and the Christus Victor theory.
For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace. (Romans 6:14) This is such a freeing verse. Many Christians today believe that they will never get above sin. They believe that they are still sinners who are just saved by grace. But this is not the truth.
I am my own worst enemy! I can defeat myself faster than a speeding bullet. I can tear myself down quicker than a wrecking ball. I can condemn myself better than anyone. Yes, I am my own worst enemy. But I can also be my greatest ally. It is all in the way that I
Gifts come in all shapes and sizes. My family Christmas tree is full of gifts in different colored wrapping paper, bows and ribbon. Some are big and some are small. Each of my children hopes that the biggest one goes to them. For some reason, we often get excited thinking that the bigger the gift
Most of us have been there . . . in the car, going on a trip using a GPS to direct us where we are going. Maybe you missed a turn or didn’t want to follow directions. Then it happens, you make her mad and she starts in . . . recalculating! A GPS is
Is there one moment in time that you wish you could go back and undo? Is there one embarrassing moment or one major mistake that you are now so ashamed of? Believe it or not, Jesus understands the whole issue of shame and how it can affect a person, sometimes for life. I remember sitting
Have you ever been blamed or accused of something that you didn’t do? It’s a terrible feeling. Even if we did do something wrong, when someone points that out often times we are hit with shame and regret. It’s never a good feeling. Yet, we so often times are quick to blame or accuse others.
I hate being wrong. I imagine that most people do. I have a funny little saying that I have used in the past that reflects my hatred of being wrong. It goes like this: “I am never wrong; I once thought I was but I was mistaken.” Cute, right? For a t-shirt maybe, but that