What is your “Why”?

Why do you do what you do? Seriously, whether it’s your work, your school, your exercise, your diet, your bill-paying, your church attendance…WHY do you do what you do? We all have ‘Why’s‘ that we operate under, although we often don’t think about them. Sometimes our ‘why‘ is very superficial–‘I go to work because IContinue reading “What is your “Why”?”

“Hold Fast”, or Let Go?

What are the things in your life that you Hold On to? The things that are priorities–such that, whenever other things are going crazy, you prioritize ‘this’? Is it a Relationship? Your Money? Your Health? Your Faith? Many times, the things we ‘hold fast’ to are good–the foundational things in our lives (our relationship withContinue reading ““Hold Fast”, or Let Go?”

Prayer and Fasting #3–Are You Thirsty?

Have you ever been really thirsty? Maybe after a round of Basketball in the driveway, or after mowing the lawn on a hot summer day? What do you do? When I was a kid I’d play basketball almost all summer long at my friend Rob’s house. Afterward, we’d go in and have an ice-cold MountainContinue reading “Prayer and Fasting #3–Are You Thirsty?”

IF God Loves Us, THEN… (Lessons Grammar and Baseball)

“If/Then”. It’s called a “Conditional Clause”, and we use it a lot in life. Sometimes we don’t even think if it, but we live this way: IF I do (this thing) THEN I will get (this result).   You see it in Major League Baseball all the time. Batters have a specific routine they getContinue reading “IF God Loves Us, THEN… (Lessons Grammar and Baseball)”

Does God Really Love Us?

We often hear, and often say, ‘God Loves You’! Do we really believe it? Seriously…do you? Are you CONVINCED that God love you? Here’s why I ask: I grew up believing in God, but honestly, not really believing that He cared all that much about me–Dave–as a person. I certainly did not operate my lifeContinue reading “Does God Really Love Us?”

Faith…REAL Faith!

Faith. Many talk about it. Many say they have it. We are exhorted to ‘have faith’ when things aren’t going our way, almost as if it’s synonymous with being optimistic. That may be nice, but that’s not “FAITH”–not Biblical Faith anyway. Faith is “the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not yetContinue reading “Faith…REAL Faith!”

The REAL Solution

There are a lot of difficult things going on in our world. Baltimore: Protests, Riots, Accusations of Police Brutality and ‘Thuggery’. Washington, D.C.: Supreme Court decisions re: Marriage; Corruption in politics at the highest levels. Middle East and Africa: The ‘Islamic State’ and it’s partners taking a ‘convert or die’ message out to the masses.Continue reading “The REAL Solution”

Worshiping at the Wrong Altar

Worship: ” (N): reverent honor and homage paid to God or a sacred personage, or to any object regarded as sacred; (V): to render religious reverence and homage to, to feel an adoring reverence or regard for”. (Dictionary.com) Who, or What, do you worship? Everyone ‘worships’ something or someone. Many ‘worship’ God. Some ‘worship’ and pay homage to someContinue reading “Worshiping at the Wrong Altar”