The End of the Beginning

“So Joseph died, being a hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.” Genesis 50:26 Newsflash: Everybody dies. Now I know, on the one hand, that seems painfully obvious.  On the other hand, I meet people almost every day who have seemingly forgotten this basic… Continue reading The End of the Beginning

Take a Deep Breath

 I bless God every chance I get; my lungs expand with his praise. 2 I live and breathe God; if things aren’t going well, hear this and be happy: 3 Join me in spreading the news; together let’s get the word out. 4 God met me more than halfway, he freed me from my anxious… Continue reading Take a Deep Breath

The Devil Made Me Do It

I remember as a kid watching a comedian named Flip Wilson talking about the devil. in one of his signature comedy bits he would take on the persona of a minister confronting a woman who would always blame the devil whenever she gave into temptation.  Her common refrain was “the devil made me do it.”… Continue reading The Devil Made Me Do It