GREAT Joy!

What brings you the greatest ‘Joy’? Notice that I didn’t say ‘happiness’–happiness can be very circumstantial and very temporary. ‘Joy‘, on the other hand, is more deep-seated and long-term. So, what brings you this deeper ‘Joy‘? For some of us, it might be something significant. Something life-changing. The birth of a child, for example. TheContinue reading “GREAT Joy!”

Good News!

Good News–we love to share it! “She said Yes!” “It’s a Boy!” “I got the job!” “We got the house!” “We won!”   Funny thing about Good News: We usually don’t have to be told to share it. If anything, we may need to be told to stop sharing it at some point. Good NewsContinue reading “Good News!”

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!”

Saying “Yes” to the Good Stuff

What is the impression ‘Christianity‘ has in your mind? For many, it’s about ‘Saying ‘No’ to things…lots of things’. From the outside, it may appear that the Christian faith means ‘Not having any fun’, or ‘Always being serious’. I can understand that impression–after all, many of us who claim to be Christians do seem toContinue reading “Saying “Yes” to the Good Stuff”

Have YOU Ever Been ‘Trey’d’?

Trey Flowers, the defensive end for the Detroit Lions, was called last night for 2 identical penalties that he’s never been called for before. Never been called, because he doesn’t do that. He uses a legal technique, and always has. (For the record, last night he didn’t do anything illegal, either…calls were egregious errors.) TheseContinue reading “Have YOU Ever Been ‘Trey’d’?”

“Do Something!”

This weekend was a tragic one in the US. Two mass shootings–in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, have left 29 killed, scores injured, and all of us traumatized on some level. During a speech in Dayton yesterday by a local politician, she was shouted down by people in the crowd chanting “DO Something”! ItContinue reading ““Do Something!””

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?”

Creativity for the Creator

Notre Dame–that beautiful, ornate cathedral that was severely burned this week–was a beautiful testament to a bygone era. Construction on that amazing building was started in 1163 and took almost 200 years to complete! For perspective, that means that Notre Dame Cathedral has been standing for about 400 more years that the United States ofContinue reading “Creativity for the Creator”

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…”

Dream #2: Judge Not?

Judge Not…3/14/19 As I stated yesterday, I have VIVID, detailed dreams. The night before last I had 2…I described one in this post: https://pastordajo.com/2019/03/14/two-dreams-1-sparrow-and-spider/. Here’s my second one: In my dream I was at church, talking with a group of people after the service in the lobby. One of the young men—a high schooler—began toContinue reading “Dream #2: Judge Not?”