I Wonder…

I wonder what will happen tomorrow…or the day after tomorrow. Will the ’causes’ that I agreed with have passed? Will those I disagreed with have failed? Will the candidates I voted for have won, or been defeated? Obviously, I don’t know that, and no one does-despite what all the conspiracy theorists out there say! OneContinue reading “I Wonder…”

The Test

How do you know if something is ‘legit’? How do you know if you can trust a person–a teacher, a boss, a politician, a minister? Is it possible to know, for example, whether or not a Church or ‘religious organization’ is the ‘real deal’ or not? Is there a ‘litmus test’?   Actually, there is!Continue reading “The Test”

Boldly Follow God’s Call!

You want to follow God, right? You want to know His will and do it. You want to listen for His voice, then follow. …and you assume that your family and friends want to support you in doing so…right? Not necessarily. For sure, most of us have family members or friends who will support usContinue reading “Boldly Follow God’s Call!”

Power Source

Power. One thing we all need, and it’s the key to progress. If you have ‘power’, you can make improvements, invent new things, have comfortable environments, light up dark spaces, etc. When the power goes out, however, you’re stuck. There seems to be a continual quest to invent/discover new ways of making power go further,Continue reading “Power Source”

Thirsty?

My buddies and I loved to play basketball in the summer. We’d spend hours at each others’ houses playing in driveways or on backyard courts. We had no other agenda in 7th and 8th grade…before we got jobs…and loved hanging out. After hours playing ball in the summer sun at my friend Rob’s house, we’dContinue reading “Thirsty?”

Fear–a Good Motivator?

Fear. We’ve all felt it. We’ve all experienced it. Something goes ‘bump’ in the night and wakes us up. Someone threatens us. Opposition arises to a cause, a belief, a person we hold dear. Fear can be complex. It can drive us to a ‘fight or flight’ response. But we often get it wrong. SomeContinue reading “Fear–a Good Motivator?”

Prayer: God’s Love Language

I was thinking the other day that, if God had a ‘primary’ love language, it would probably be Prayer. Many of you have heard about and/or read Gary Chapman’s The 5 Love Languages. The idea behind this book is that we all have a primary ‘love language’ that resonates with us, and therefore, if IContinue reading “Prayer: God’s Love Language”

Terrorists, Movie Stars, Bullies…and Us

Nasim Aghdam was apparently upset with YouTube. So, she went to the YouTube headquarters and shot 3 employees, before taking her own life. What was she upset about? Apparently, she believed that YouTube was ‘censoring’ her posts, restricting the number of people who saw her. Seriously? Seriously! Apparently she was so committed to becoming aContinue reading “Terrorists, Movie Stars, Bullies…and Us”

One-Legged Ladders and Easter

One-legged ladders: Ineffective and dangerous! I admit that I’ve never tried to use a one-legged ladder–a ladder where a portion of one of the legs is missing. However, I have tried to use an uneven ladder, where one leg is on the ground, and the other leg is a few inches off the ground, becauseContinue reading “One-Legged Ladders and Easter”

The Humanity of Jesus

Jesus. Son of God. Messiah. Savior and Lord. We often think of Jesus as divine, special and perfect. Rightly so–He is all of those things. But today–the Thursday of Holy Week–is the day that we see Jesus’ humanity in full display also. After all, we know that Jesus knew what was coming. He knew thisContinue reading “The Humanity of Jesus”