Have you ‘Arrived’?

What is Your standard for ‘success‘? How do you know if you’ve reached it? That depends, of course, on the place you’re evaluating. This week, the Golden State Warriors reached a level of ‘success’ that relatively few teams have…they became NBA Champions! In contrast, a certain NFL Football team with the colors of ‘Honolulu Blue […]

Where Does This Road Lead?

As I sit here in Bigby Coffee on Wednesday, June 14 in the morning, the news is pretty dark… A High rise in London burns, with scores of potential victims… World markets teeter ever closer to a ‘bubble’ that may be economically devastating… The threat of terrorism, mostly from radical Islamic believers seems ever more […]

The Storms are Raging!

Oh. My. Goodness! As I sit here on a Friday afternoon I take a quick look at the news headlines: Politically, there are Special Prosecutors, accusations of double standards against President Trump, accusations of Double standards in favor of the President, Democrats against Republicans…Immigration…Economy…Taxes…you get the idea. In other news, there’s graphic video of the […]

Passionate…for What?

Passion…the ‘zest’ in life, the energy behind what we do, the ‘umph’ to get us up and pursuing something when it’s not convenient. If you have Passion for something, you will ‘go after it‘. You will dedicate yourself to pursuing it. Oftentimes, our ‘passions’ are for things like goals–a degree, a level of income, an […]

Playing for the Wrong Audience

The Wrong Tune… There’s a great scene in the old Blues Brothers movie (John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd) where they ‘substitute themselves’ for the band which has been scheduled at a rough country bar. They come out with their typical (and great, imo) ‘blues’ intro and are greeted by…crickets. Nothing. No welcome, no applause. It […]

This Is What I Was Made For…

This is what I was made for… To raise my hands to you in worship, To give you the glory You deserve, To give my whole heart.   This is what I was made for… To lose myself in Your love, To revel in Your care for me, To bathe in Your unending grace.   […]

Our Response

“God’s kindness is intended to lead us to repentance.” (Romans 2:4) We often mistake the kindness of God to mean that it really doesn’t matter to Him what we do. We take His grace and mercy for granted, and assume that we can just ‘do what we want’ and we’ll be forgiven later. As the […]