THE PARABLE OF THE WHEAT & TARES To me there are several parts of the wheat & tares parable that give me pause from accepting the common interpretation that the parable is addressing the good and bad IN the church. First, there is the fact that the Lord Himself clearly explains the parable, notably telling […]

When is a question not a question?

“When is a question not a question?…. When it’s a statement.” When one deals with questions that are not really questions I always recall Pilate. Pilate showed his true colors with his final response to Jesus. When Jesus affirmed that His mission was to testify to the truth and that everyone on the side of […]

From Devotion to Diary to Decor

From Devotion to Diary to Decor Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Rev 2:4 Ephesus receives a stern rebuke and warning, first was the rebuke; “Consider how far you have fallen!” Then the warning, “Repent and do the things you did at first or else….” “Consider how far […]

The Hatfield & McCoy Syndrome

The Hatfield & McCoy Syndrome In West Virginia-Kentucky backcountry along the Tug Fork River, lived two families (that turned into warring clans) in the late 1800’s. The first recorded instance of violence in the famous feuding, as legends go, occurred after a dispute about the ownership of a hog. It became, after much feuding over […]