For most of my life I have struggled to live with integrity.  If living in integrity means living a virtuous and moral life, I believe I do fairly well at it.  If it means living a sinless life, I am a failure. Growing up in West Texas, I often heard the definition of integrity as, … Continued

  In Matthew 22, one of the experts of the Law asked Jesus, “What is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Right before that in Matthew 21, Jesus was in the Temple courts and had a series of interactions with religious leaders: Pharisees, Sadducees, law experts and Herodians. It is easy for us sit in … Continued

When I was growing up, I was taught to “do the right thing.” Perhaps you were taught this as well. I got this message from my parents, from my teachers, and from my church. I think this process is necessary in a society. We all are part of a culture, and we need to learn … Continued

  Lately, I’m sore. Part of it is a physical sore that I can feel in my body. The other part is more of a spiritual and emotional soreness that I can feel in my soul. All over, I am being stretched or challenged in some way that’s beyond my comfort zone.  And all of … Continued