The question now in God’s mind is, How can I prove to my people that salvation and justification have changed them fundamentally, transformed them at their core?Read More
When I think of January, or in this case, February, I think of starting over, resolutions, and new beginnings. But as I consider this, I realize I begin again frequently, sometimes multiple times each day, and not just in January.Read More
Jesus issued several imperatives. But when the religious leaders asked him to pinpoint a command, he isolated the most important truth in the Bible: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart.Read More
Anyone that doesn’t look right, walk right, speak right, act right, live right, dress right, sing right—oy vey! Anyone or anything that doesn’t fit, we are prone to manage with rules and standards of performance that we believe will make God happier, because if we can manage behavior, we will be happier (we think). Certainly the same must be true of God, we reason.Read More
The reason Paul is so peeved is that the Galatian Christians had departed from sound theology, i.e. the sufficiency of Christ, and were attempting to amalgamate human effort and divine provision.Read More
About 1982 Cathy Hutchison came to work for Dad and me in our fledgling ministry business called Lifetime Guarantee. She was Cathy Barnes at the time and was the first person to join our staff. There were three of us in three rooms, so we saw a lot of one another.
I don't have enough superlatives to convey the contribution Cathy made. She was a superb employee and fantastic team member. Today, she is one of my friends and I want to share her with you. She recently did some very courageous work that you will appreciate. More about that in a moment.
She'll laugh out loud when she reads this blog post and recalls.... One of her contributions was that she introduced us to the Age of Technology. We purchased a computer that came in its own carrying case. It had a green screen that was about 6X8 inches. It operated on floppies, was heavy as the dickens, and ran an operating system that no longer exists. Cathy named the computer, Fred.
Fred intimidated me--like driving a stick-shift automobile in England intimidated me. But Cathy and Fred got along famously. Cathy introduced Dad and me to Fred. She was patient, to say the least, and thousands of pages later, the rest is history.
Cathy and I have remained friends. She is a wonderful woman, creative, intelligent, thoughtful, and truly gifted as an individual and professional. She works in marketing, writes a blog, teaches yoga, is married to John, and she walks with Jesus Christ.
Recently, as part of a community arts endeavor, Cathy shared part of her story. We discussed the presentation a bit as she prepared. She was worried because God isn't mentioned. But you know, God isn't mentioned in the Book of Esther either. Sometimes, living your life in a thoughtful an examined fashion is more compelling than what you say.
I want to share Cathy with you. Here is a link to her presentation.