What’s the difference between knowing and believing?

I knew the Goliath roller coaster at Six Flags was fast and thrilling. I’d seen pictures and talked with friends who rode it. Then I rode it. It was everything my friends said it was. It screamed up and down and around those rails faster than I drive my car. I had to admit the […]

5 + 2

Will you just show up today and allow Jesus to provide for you?

How do we get right with God?

Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin. But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ […]

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 […]

God’s free gift of grace, to me, is. . .

Books about God’s grace and what it means and what it will do abound.   Sometimes I like to boil complex topics down into chunks my simple mind can digest. God’s free gift of grace, to me, is . . . Outright Undeserved Totally sufficient Exclusively God’s Eternal Universal–available to all Indiscriminate Spiritually given Spiritually […]

God answered critical Tucson prayer.

God answered our prayers for taking care of our family.

Why can’t we understand “free”?

We’ve been mislead about what is truly “free” by advertising folks

My inevitable but necessary 31-day sabbatical has ended. I am home. I will publish my next “For His Glory” post on Wednesday, May 17.

After a relationship with Christ family is the most important responsibility and blessing we can ever have.

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. […]

Riddle: What is full when it’s empty?

Empty. That’s a forlorn sounding word. I opened the fridge to get a glass of my favorite soymilk. I picked up the carton and shook it.  It was empty.  Our four-year-old granddaughter drank the last drop. I need to teach her that lesson about never taking the last of anything. A dear friend suffers from […]

How to argue with an atheist

Why do atheists spend so much time talking about God if they don’t believe in Him?

I could get a PhD in “STUPID”

I do lots of stupid things, but God always brings me through them with His grace and mercy.

Who we are in Christ–Tuesday

EDITOR”S NOTE–This week we are fortunate to have Deborah Ann Belka as a guest author. I encountered Deborah when I linked to her post last week on Bloggingmeetup. Each day this week we will publish one of Debra’s poems about our true identity in Christ. Debra Ann has captured in beautiful verse the essence of […]

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.

What if atheists and non-believes are right?

Non-believers and believers can not both be right about God and eternal life.

Plop Plop Fizz Fizz

Many of you probably remember what comes after the “pop pop fizz fizz”. It’s “Oh, what a relief it is” from the iconic Alka Seltzer commercials. Ol’ Speedy has been hawking his antacid since 1951, although the product launched in the 1930’s. According to Advertising Age, the campaign is one of the most popular in […]

Meekness: A Fruit Of The Spirit

Can we think of meekness as power? Our culture certainly wouldn’t agree with that. In fact, as I see it, our culture regards meekness as negative. I think they’d rather promote self esteem rather than the power we can manifest through the power of Jesus dwelling in us. Jesus urges us in Matthew 11:29-30 to, […]

My sin; His grace

When I started seriously seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, I learned something that has given me great comfort. I lived a pretty sinful life for lots of years, even after I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior.  Some of the things I did I figured would make the Prodigal Son look […]

I didn’t have a stroke, but . . .

I lost hearing in my left ear on my birthday, but God is using my loss for His gain. He will get the glory.

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.


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!