Heal or Destroy

The tongue . . . is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body.
It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire,
and is itself set on fire by hell. . . .  No man can tame the tongue.
James 3:6, 8
 
 

I LOVE A WARM FIRE IN THE WOOD STOVE on a cold winter day.  There is nothing quite like it.  Some of my fondest memories are centered around fireplaces, wood stoves, campfires and winter bonfires at sledding parties in Michigan as a young boy.

Fires are wonderful things when they are in the proper place and in a controlled environment.  Useful tools and implements are forged in fire.  Gold and silver are purified in fire.  Cars run on the fiery heat of a combustion engine.  But fires can also be devastatingly horrific—like forest fires. Read more…


Redeeming Time

“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise,
making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.”
-Ephesians 5:15-16
 

HAVE YOU EVER INVESTED TIME AND ENERGY into someone or something only to, in a moment of exasperation, declare, “That was a waste!”?  Through the years I have held that sentiment more times than I can count. 

None of us likes to waste time. . . .   Let me put that another way.  None of us likes having our time wasted by another.