May 22, 2013

Milestones or Millstones

Have your milestones become millstones? According to the online dictionary a milestone is a “stone marker set up on a roadside to indicate the distance in miles from a given point.” Symbolically Milestones mark specific points of the journey. On the other hand there are Millstones which are “a pair of round stones used […]
May 8, 2013

The Safe Place Can Be The Most Dangerous Place

C. S. Lewis once said, “Everyone thinks that forgiveness is a good idea until they have something to forgive”. He was accentuating the fact that we human beings are in love with concepts. We love the idea behind a thing and all its angles. We hold up ideas like a diamond and turn them […]
April 17, 2013

DO YOU FOLLOW PRINCIPLES OR PERSON?

Years ago I had singular pleasure of hosting a radio show I had named “principles to live by”.  It was a simple approach. How to live life according to God’s Word. Though I still emphatically believe that we must live our lives by scriptural principles there is an often overlooked but vital element needed […]
March 27, 2013

Why Jesus is the only savior?

1)      All other religions point to the way. Jesus is the only one who says “I am the way i.e.  Napoleon quote. Hilarin Felder said:  “Napoleon regarded the most striking proof of the divinity of Jesus–namely, his power over men’s hearts. This once all-powerful, Emperor (Napoleon) in the solitude of his last days, called […]
March 12, 2013

The Healer

Through His bruises we get healed. Isaiah 53:5  Everyone gets wounded. By virtue of the fact that we are human, we all have been in one way or another cut to the bone. You can’t always see these wounds on the outside because we try very hard to hide them. We cover them over […]
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 […]