The Best Use of Our Freedom

Freedom. Liberty. Independence. These are some of the values that this country was founded on. They were some of the dreams that our Founders had back in 1776 when they signed the Declaration of Independence. Yet, it wasn’t simply ‘freedom to do whatever I want’. That kind of freedom, if followed to it’s end, wouldContinue reading “The Best Use of Our Freedom”

Where Does This Road Lead?

As I sit here in Bigby Coffee on Wednesday, June 14 in the morning, the news is pretty dark… A High rise in London burns, with scores of potential victims… World markets teeter ever closer to a ‘bubble’ that may be economically devastating… The threat of terrorism, mostly from radical Islamic believers seems ever moreContinue reading “Where Does This Road Lead?”

The Storms are Raging!

Oh. My. Goodness! As I sit here on a Friday afternoon I take a quick look at the news headlines: Politically, there are Special Prosecutors, accusations of double standards against President Trump, accusations of Double standards in favor of the President, Democrats against Republicans…Immigration…Economy…Taxes…you get the idea. In other news, there’s graphic video of theContinue reading “The Storms are Raging!”

Passionate…for What?

Passion…the ‘zest’ in life, the energy behind what we do, the ‘umph’ to get us up and pursuing something when it’s not convenient. If you have Passion for something, you will ‘go after it‘. You will dedicate yourself to pursuing it. Oftentimes, our ‘passions’ are for things like goals–a degree, a level of income, anContinue reading “Passionate…for What?”

Playing for the Wrong Audience

The Wrong Tune… There’s a great scene in the old Blues Brothers movie (John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd) where they ‘substitute themselves’ for the band which has been scheduled at a rough country bar. They come out with their typical (and great, imo) ‘blues’ intro and are greeted by…crickets. Nothing. No welcome, no applause. ItContinue reading “Playing for the Wrong Audience”

Go With The Flow!

There’s just something special about the sights and sounds of a flowing stream…peaceful, tranquil, refreshing…personally, I could lose myself just watching the flow. …and Jesus wants us to! So far in this series, I’ve written about our Thirst, the ‘Broken Cisterns’ we try to dig for ourselves to meet our own needs, and the LivingContinue reading “Go With The Flow!”

Quench Your Thirst!

We all know what it’s like to be thirsty–really thirsty. Maybe you’ve worked in the sun all day, maybe you’ve had a hard run or workout, or you’ve simply been busy all day and away from a source. In either case, very few things are better than a long drink of fresh, cool water. HavingContinue reading “Quench Your Thirst!”