Are You a Pioneer, or a Settler?

For most of us, one day is very much like the next, and today is very much like yesterday. Things continue, for the most part, very ‘steadily’ from one week to the next. At times, if we’re not careful, we can get into a rut. The ‘sameness’ can feel like a prison…IF we have no […]

Whatever You Want!

The 1980’s hit movie, The Princess Bride has made a bit of a comeback. In this movie, ‘Westley’ (the Farm Boy) loves ‘Buttercup’ (the Princess), and he shows her by doing whatever she wants, and using the key phrase, “As You Wish”. Whatever Buttercup wants, Wesley does…and it’s a great story! However, when a person–say, […]

What is ‘Rest’?

This past Sunday here at Kalamazoo Community Church, Pastor Jeff challenged me. I’m not sure he intended to, but he did. He brought up an idea that is foreign to our culture, our way of life…and my own lifestyle. The idea: Rest. He said that the ‘Sabbath’–a day of rest…is commanded by God. It’s put […]

We’ve All Got a Sickness…and There IS a Cure!

There are no shortage of disturbing things in our world today. But none are more disturbing than man’s ability to be cruel to fellow man, and the willingness of many to be vessels of evil toward others. The Las Vegas shooter killed 58 people, and injured hundreds. Chicago, Illinois has seen over 560 murders–so far […]

What Are You After?

Do you know that everything you do…literally everything…has a reason behind it? Think about it: Every single thing you choose to do has a reason–a ‘Why’. Everything from eating your breakfast, brushing your teeth and getting dressed in morning (so that you can be ready to engage your day) to paying bills, putting gas in […]