February 18, 2013

The Real Source of the Power

Human nature tends to love ascendancy in things. All of our jockeying for position, our love of titles, and our obsession with pomp and circumstance.  These can create the illusion of self-importance. I have even seen ministerial colleagues insist on being addressed by their titles.  This can stem from the false notion that our […]
February 6, 2013

What Happens on the Outside Doesn’t Have to Happen on the Inside

Therefore we do not lose heart, though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16 It is a natural assumption in life that we become battered on the outside like a ship in a violent storm – this is why Paul uses such dark pictures as “wasting […]
January 9, 2013

God Asks You To Do It Again

And He saw two boats drawn up by the lake, but the fishermen had gone down from them and were washing their nets.   When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon (Peter), Put out into the deep [water], and lower your nets for a haul. And Simon (Peter) answered, Master, we toiled all […]
December 18, 2012

Why Christmas consumerism don’t go hand in hand

Consumerism is a social and economic order that encourages the purchase of goods and services in ever-greater amounts Consumerism is a social and economic order that encourages the purchase of goods and services in ever-greater amounts. The term is often associated with criticisms of consumption starting with Thorstein Veblen. Veblen’s subject of examination, the newly emergent middle […]
November 27, 2012

Sometimes God Brings You By the Scenic Route

 Besides being pillars of modern day Christianity, what do Abraham, Joseph, David, and Paul have in common? They all arrived at their promises by the “scenic route”, or the long way. According to Wikipedia, a scenic route is “a, tourist road, tourist route, holiday route, theme route, or scenic byway is a specially designated road or waterway that travels through an […]
October 23, 2012

Celebration or Cynicism

Have you ever wondered why certain people can celebrate their way through the most difficult circumstances while others passively revolt, with cynical murmurings? One is active, taking initiative against despair, while the other is passive, letting life just roll over them. Could it be that these polar opposites are two mindsets, two different views […]
October 9, 2012

What God births, He sustains

Are you holding on to a dream God never birthed? Have you ever tried to hold on to something not meant for you the way a child may clutch onto something even though it may be harmful? We do the same when we hold on to dreams and visions God never gave us. Abraham […]
October 9, 2012

What God births, He sustains

Are you holding on to a dream God never birthed? Have you ever tried to hold on to something not meant for you the way a child may clutch onto something even though it may be harmful? We do the same when we hold on to dreams and visions God never gave us. Abraham […]
September 25, 2012

Life without God

“But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.” Lord Byron  I have often wondered how the atheist navigates the pains and losses of life without a spiritual center […]