Archive for May 1999

From Carnal to Spiritual: Well-Adjusted Flesh

Not all believers who become convicted of their “self- life” are disillusioned from “maladjusted flesh”; some must deal with “well-adjusted flesh.” In other words, some disciples surrender to Christ as their Life (Gal. 2:20) following years of being “down and out”; others surrender after being “up and out.” But whether it is “negative” or “positive”…

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From Carnal to Spiritual: Maladjusted Flesh

“And I, brothers, was not able to speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to fleshly men, as to infants in Christ…” But he who is spiritual examines all things,…” (1 Cor. 3:1; 2:15a LSB) When I stroll down memory lane I am very blessed by my heritage of loving and supportive parents,…

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Bearing the Cross

The story is told of a child in a church service who was intrigued by the hymn, “Gladly, the Cross I’d Bear”. Some time following church, the little one told his mother that he really liked the song they sang about the bear. “What song did we sing about a BEAR?” she asked. The child…

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The Stinkin’ Visitor

It was 5 AM on a Friday morning when, out of a sound sleep, I got punched in the nose–not from a fist, but from a powerful odor. It was the unmistakable smell of a skunk, and it was coming from inside the house! I got up to investigate and found our dog, Honey, sitting…

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