"Do you not know that the runners in the stadium all run in the race, but only one wins the prize? Run so as to win. Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one. Thus I do not run aimlessly; I do not … Continue reading March 10th, Athletes Rusty Old Cups and Withering Wreaths
Ok so I am doing today something I rarely do, I am recycling a post I wrote a few years ago. If you are a Facebook friend of mine or follow me on Twitter you will notice a couple of things. 1, I love my family! 2. You will see all sorts of shares, … Continue reading February 11th. Why I do this.
I was having a conversation earlier this afternoon with someone about reading the Bible. The conversation reminded me of the common difficulty people run into when reading the Bible. How to make sense of the overall story of the Bible. While the Bible is a collection of individual stories and books, it is also a … Continue reading February 7th, Reading the Bible
Discipleship seems to be the buzz word in many Christian circles these days. Discipleship is simply following Jesus and having a relationship with Him. A relationship that is of faith, hope, love which really all equal obedience. Take any of these from this divine equation and we have nothing. What is a relationship with Jesus … Continue reading January 25th, Discipleship
A while back I made a cryptic post on Facebook that simply said, "I choose not to live in fear." I am sure there were some that thought whoopdeedoo. Some may thought so what? My Facebook feed has been full of posts lately about border security, border wall, refugee posts etc. I have stayed mostly … Continue reading January 6th, I choose not to live in fear.
Happy New Year to all of you. As we begin 2019 I had some thoughts to share with you tonight that came to me during my evening prayer. God's love for you. God's love for all of us. It's impossible for us as finite human beings to contemplate the magnitude of God's existence for us … Continue reading January 1st, Happy New Year
I once heard someone ask the question, "When did you become a Christian?" The response somewhat surprised me. Some people when asked that question can tell you exactly when and where they became a Christian. Some will say they always have been. Still other's will say don't know if they even are. But the best … Continue reading Christmas