In John 16:21 Jesus gives His disciples hard truths as He prepares them for the soon betrayal, arrest, and death He will face. These truths are accompanied by encouragements, but let’s take time now to sit in the sobering truth He shares.
“Faith Triumphs Over Facts”?
I saw the phrase “Faith Triumphs Over Facts” on a church sign this week, and it caused me to think. Do I believe that phrase to be true? What do you think about the phrase? Your answer will depend on where you place your trust. Do you trust the facts, or do you trust your faith? Let’s dig into these two terms a little more... Continue reading
From Old to New, Me With You
Change—it’s inevitable. We often resist it because we want things to remain the same. When we know what to expect and how to survive, we start to feel and enjoy some control within ourselves. Yet, through decisions, poor choices, or no choice at all, we find ourselves going through change. When we’re in unfamiliar ci... Continue reading
I had a friend share with me yea... Continue reading
Change Happens… then What?
Last Thursday, I ended a chapter in my life that was just short of 20 years in the making. I quit my job for the hope of a less stressful opportunity. Change, I have seen a great deal of that even at a young age, my family lived in 7 cities during the first 14 years of my life. I have now worked at one location over the past... Continue reading
God, His Creation, Our Struggles and Vacation
I am writing this BLOG and posting a little late. My wife, and good friends of ours, went on a trip of a lifetime to the heartland of this country that God has blessed us with. We visited Salt Lake, Yellowstone, Grand Teton’s and Jackson Hole. The week was incredible and so much fun, it means so much to ha... Continue reading
Salt and Light
Open up the Salt, let it pour out. Salt makes a difference, just sprinkle a touch on your food and the flavor will pop. I love baked potatoes but it needs a little something; cheese, butter or maybe sour cream, what if we add bacon, the true flavor comes out when you shake the salt all over it. WOW! That is so good, you want to share with others, “here have a bite, it is so good”. You want everyone to kno... Continue reading
Philip – Part 2, looking VERTICAL
We operate from one of two viewpoints: human or divine:
We can also refer to these as horizontal perspective and vertical perspective. We prefer to think, to maintain our attitudes, and conduct our lives with human opinions that influence us. We hold to those opinions tightly as they fit the direction we... Continue reading
Philip – A Horizontal or Vertical Perspective
It never seems to fail, in a classroom, a business meeting, or among friends, how is that you are always called on when you don’t have the right answer. Or sometimes you just panic, you knew the answer but why am I being chosen to answer this question, and why now! You are placed on the spot, unprepared and without the tools and the confidence to answer the question wisel... Continue reading
Matthew 26: 46-50
46 Rise let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand."
47 While he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the elders of the people.
In Mark 1:16-20, Jesus is walking on the beach and sees Andrew with his brother, Peter. Jesus walks further and sees a few more fishermen, and he tells them all the same thing, “Come. Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of Men.” As the men begin to follow Jesus, they spend time with Him and talk with others about Him. They believe that Jesus is the Messiah—the real deal.
Previously, these men had been working with their brothers, handling the fam... Continue reading
What comes to your mind when you hear the word 'Covenant'?
John 1:36-41: Jesus—the plug to the “God-sized hole in our hearts”.
Two of John the Baptist’s disciples were standing close by at the very time John made his announcement: “Behold the Lamb of God.” We find out that one of those two men was Andrew, the brother of Peter. As the men start to follow Jesus, he turns and starts a conversation with them, asking, “What do you seek?” They reply, “Where are you staying?” Andrew had already been searching... Continue reading
A glimpse of two days…
Perspective born... Continue reading
The other morning I went for a power walk. The air was cool, the sun was
beginning its slow ascent, the birds were... Continue reading
So what?&nbs... Continue reading
“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” John F Kennedy
I am so excited to see this day come to a reality. Just a little about who I am and what we hope to accomplish with this Blog. I have been living for Christ since I was 9 years old, I know, right! God has seen me through many ups and downs but has blessed me with more ups then downs. Married for almost 34 years, this September to a wonderful lady. God has blessed us with two great Sons who are following Jesus and they have married two sweet ladies who serve our Lord and Savior. We have two Grandchildren who are just getting started in this l... Continue reading
Recently, I had a guy tell me that 'God had revealed to him' that he was in a 'new season' fulfilling his 'destiny'.
Do what? God has showed me? New season? Destiny?
Who uses that kind of jargon?
Oh... you are speaking Christianese.
Christianese is a language that is accepted by some believers who speak in non defined terms that cause you to appear to have a spirituality that others can't attain or understand.
When I asked how God had revealed this, he said: it... Continue reading
“He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet He never said a word... and as a sheep is silent before the shearers, He did not open his mouth.” Isaiah 53:7
He NEVER said a word. He did NOT open His mouth.
Think bout that. Shhhhh. Hush. Shhhhh. Be quiet. That is so hard to do.
Especially: When you know the right answer. When you know you have the facts. When you would be justified in defending yourself. When your wisdom could tame the room of chaos. When you have done nothing w... Continue reading
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