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!”, […]

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 us […]

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 takes […]

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 at […]

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 yet […]

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 been […]

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 theĀ 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 the […]