The United(now and then)States of America

Why does it take a mass shooting to bring folks together in unity and love?

Do We Have Idols?

In His Word God says the most important thing we will ever do is love Him above anyone or anything else. The first and most important commandment says, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3 God reinforces His most important command in both the old and new testaments, Love the LORD your […]

Water Into Wine

I have in front of me the remains of the finest cup of coffee ever made. It isn’t a Costa bucket of vanilla latte, or a sophisticated restaurant’s after dinner dark and splendid filter something or other with bite size dark chocolate mint.

Homosexuality

I don’t condemn any homosexual just as I don’t condemn any adulterer, but I do want to warn against the destructiveness of participating in this lifestyle, both to individuals and societies. It’s not the Creator’s plan for anybody!

Dividing over Issues – Welcoming Differences, Avoiding Division – part 5

Is it really such a problem that we are so divided over differences of opinion? Well, yes and no! Let me explain. When a group shows a lack of consideration or any hint of inflexibility to the idea of members holding differing views then there is a problem.

A New Way Of Winning

Nike has come out with a new ad – “winning takes care of everything.” Tiger Woods had a lot of issues in his past. When he was losing those issues seemed to be more prominent. The question is, “Now that he is winning, are all those things taken care of?”

Persistence Part III

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” Calvin Coolidge.
Sarah’s husband died suddenly in his sleep in their house. He exhibited no signs of health problems and went to bed the last night of his life wrapped in Sarah’s arms.

Where Are The Significant People And Why Don’t We Hear About Them?

When was the last time you saw headlines like these? Local Church supports 15 Ukraine pastors Romanian orphans get first Christmas presents Church builds school in urban slum Pastor retires after preaching 67 years
These things do happen. These people do exist; but we rarely hear their stories or read about them in the paper or online.

God is teaching me how to treat those who disagree with me

God is showing me that I need to be glorifying God with everything I write. He does not need me criticizing others for their beliefs, even though they may be diametrically opposed to mine.

There’s no such thing as a “good” Christian.

I overheard a lady on a commuter van talk about one of her friends who was helping a needy family from her church. The Lady claimed, “She was just trying to be a good Christian.” Many well-intentioned Christians spend lots of time, energy and resources trying to be good Christians. The truth of the matter […]