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”

Keep Pointing!

As I look around at our culture and the challenges that I see, I have to admit that it becomes increasingly difficult to know what to do…how to make a positive impact. Political turmoil, corruption, and blatant hypocrisy–from all sides; moral degradation to the point that all social mores are crumbling around us; selfishness andContinue reading “Keep Pointing!”

Learning to Blush Again

Have you ever known someone who blushes easily? Maybe they don’t like to be the center of attention, or they get embarrassed when given a compliment. In many ways, this can seem ‘sweet’ and is charming. Some people blush when something private is brought up in public, or when lines of decency are crossed. TheseContinue reading “Learning to Blush Again”

Becoming Stronger Than Others’ Opinions

One thing we hear a lot about these days–with justification–is bullying. Especially as school starts up again, I’m sure we’ll see this in the news and on social media. Certainly, bullying and harassing others is wrong, and should be strongly condemned. This behavior is never acceptable, and must not be minimized. As adults, we needContinue reading “Becoming Stronger Than Others’ Opinions”

Rise Above!

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist (or an NFL Football Coach–nod to Matt Patricia of the #DetroitLions) to see that there is a LOT of negativity, drama, and genuine conflict in our culture right now. Unfortunately, this had led to even more mud-slinging, name-calling, and impugning the character of those we disagree with. As always,Continue reading “Rise Above!”

You DO Have What It Takes…If…

Most of us know that our world is a mess. Politics…violence…poverty…disease…racism… There are no shortage of ‘issues’ to weigh us down and overwhelm us. It can leave us thinking that there’s nothing we can do, individually. On the one hand, that’s correct. After all, one single person choosing to live differently is a ‘drop inContinue reading “You DO Have What It Takes…If…”

Doctrines of Demons?

1 Timothy 4:1 (New American Standard Version): “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons…” Doctrines of Demons? That’s pretty harsh–pretty ‘out there’, isn’t it? I mean, sure…some will teach things that you or I may disagree with.Continue reading “Doctrines of Demons?”

The Church On Fire

Yesterday in Paris the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral burned… People from all over the world watched as the spire with ‘the bells of Notre Dame’ fell. Some mourned, some cried, some prayed and some sang. There were those who mourned for the building–an 800-year-old structure that seemed to be one of the most recognizable andContinue reading “The Church On Fire”