Put your helmet on

Are you mad enough to fight a long-overdue war?

When satan speaks

The thief (satan) comes only to steal and kill and destroy. John 10:10 What does satan say to us and how does it impact us? ( I know his name it’s supposed to start with a capital s, but ask me if I care.) We all know satan can only speak lies.   He is not capable […]

The majestic, simple Gospel

The good news of the Gospel is simple enough for a child to understand.

Are you doing enough for God?

The operative word in that question is “doing” The Gospel of Jesus Christ turns on that word.  The law is about “doing”.  Grace is about “Being”. Folks who work hard to be a “good Christian” miss the message of Christ’s ministry. (By the way, there’s no such thing as a “good” Christian.) For some (I was […]

I can do some things through Christ who strengthens me.

We can choose to allow Christ to give us His strength in every thing we choose to do.

“Christian” is a lousy adjective

A Jewish lady answered a knock at her door. The young man asked her if she wanted her house painted. It needed painting, so she took his card. She noticed a fish symbol on the card and asked him what it meant. “It means I’m a Christian painter,” he said. In my opinion, calling yourself […]

What’s your WQ–Winning Quotient?

God picks winners. God picked you. You’re a winner. God doesn’t make mistakes.

How do we know the one true Church?

The post, The Church can not be separated from the State sparked a few interesting reader comments. Seems I “mis-wrote” (See footnote 1 below) my thoughts. So here’s a stab at clarification. Several comments seemed to suggest I didn’t adequately explain what I believe THE Church is. If you look up “church” in your Merriam Webster you’ll find a […]

Baskin Robins Christianity

In 1945 two brothers-in-law opened the first Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop in Pasadena, California. They sold 31 flavors, one for each day of the month. Since then the iconic dessert giant boast 7,500 stores worldwide and have created more than 1,000 unique flavors of ice cream. Christianity seems to have adopted the Baskin-Robbins business model. […]

Failure in 2017

Most folks dream up New Years resolutions to be a better person this year than they were last year. Personally I’ve never been a fan of New Years resolutions. I know I’ll break them. Just like most other folks who make them. I have a dear blogging friend who’s worried about failure in 2017. She’s a delightful […]

What resentment can do

If I don’t deal with resentment that creeps into my head, it can become a passion and create a toxic, harmful state of mind. When we feel resentment our bodies become physical wrecks. Stress hormones course through our veins. Resentment can cause the heart rate and blood pressure to rise to sometimes dangerous levels. Resentment can […]

What holds everything together?

What can you point to in the universe that is common to everything?

Is that the truth?

How do we find real truth in a culture that seems to thrive on untruths and misinformation?

Religion or relationship

Can you be religious and have a relationship with Jesus?

Break the law. Oh, Please, break the law

We have died to the law and now live the sanctifying life under Grace in Jesus Christ.

My Mom never breaks the law

My mom never breaks the law. She doesn’t keep it either. She can’t.

New “If you are in Christ” Post Category

I created a new category on my welcome page labeled, if you are . . .”If you are in Christ . . .” I want to help us all (myself included) know, understand, believe and live out of our true identity in Christ.