When the Chaos is Rising

We all face challenges. In 2020, we are all facing a world of a certain degree of stress, difficulty, and even chaos. When the year started, we knew that, here in America, we were entering into that strange and difficult season called ‘an election year‘. For many of us that is stressful enough. We knowContinue reading “When the Chaos is Rising”

Take the Faith Step…

Have you ever noticed in your life of faith, that God will call you to ‘step out in faith’ before He comes through? That really is be design. After all, as Hebrews 1:6 says, “Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for anyone who comes to Him must first believe that He exists, andContinue reading “Take the Faith Step…”

No Rest for YOU!

One of my favorite ‘Seinfeld’ episodes from years ago was called ‘Soup Nazi’. There was a chef in New York who was very temperamental, and IF you wanted soup from him, you had to make sure to conduct yourself according to his ‘code’ while in his shop…otherwise you’d here the phrase, “No soup for YOU!”,Continue reading “No Rest for YOU!”

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!”

You Do What YOU Can Do!

Living at peace can be hard. Add other people to your life, and it gets really tough! As I mentioned last Sunday in church, conflict is everywhere! We usually don’t have to go looking for conflict…it finds us fairly easily. There are many ways it gets started…someone says something you take offense to, someone takesContinue reading “You Do What YOU Can Do!”

Reacting to ‘Offense’…What’s a Christian to do?

‘Offense’ is everywhere! A Pastor online took ‘offense’ to Starbucks not having Christmas decor on their cups, so he made a video and called for boycotts. Donald Trump got into the mix and encouraged a boycott too…and promised that “If I’m elected President, we’re going to be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.” Seriously? In Missouri atContinue reading “Reacting to ‘Offense’…What’s a Christian to do?”

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!”

Why do we call THIS ‘Good’?

You can picture it. Three crosses on a hillside, the middle one holding Jesus the Nazarene, son of Joseph and Mary. He’d been beaten beyond recognition, whipped. A ‘crown’ made of thorns had been thrust onto His head, and He’d been marched through the streets, outside the city, and up the hill. Then He’d beenContinue reading “Why do we call THIS ‘Good’?”

Can’t Complain…

“How are you?” That phrase is used many times per day in polite conversation. It’s a greeting that many say, without even thinking. What are the¬†appropriate responses? “Fine”, “Well”, or…one a lot of people use, “Can’t Complain”. This morning when I was at my favorite coffee shop (Bigby Coffee on Stadium Drive), I asked theContinue reading “Can’t Complain…”