Winter. Spring. Summer. Fall. What's your favorite season? Depending on who you are, and no matter what your seasonal preference is, you'd have to admit that each one has its own perks. Look at winter. Winter has Christmas! Yay! The children say to that (and many adults too, I'm sure). Ah springtime! Melting snow, nasty … Continue reading About the Seasons of Life…And Avoiding the Convenient One
No, I don't have an axe to grind. I'm not angry at anyone. And I don't for one second presume to think I know better or am better than anyone else-because I'm not better and I don't know anything. I'm just a small voice in a small corner of the world, trying to fulfill the Great … Continue reading A Word To My Hyper-Holy Brethren:Caterpillars Can’t Fly
Imagine your favorite food. You taste, and it's just not right; something is missing. You go and get that one ingredient that will make it taste the way it should. Once you add just enough of what was missing, you can eat on to your heart's delight. There are two types of people in every … Continue reading The Missing Ingredient
We live in fast paced world. Everything and everyone is on the move, and everyone seems to be busy doing something, and who's to say what's being done is not important? But with all the things there are to do, who has the time? With things pulling you in every direction, and everyone wanting a … Continue reading Are You Paying Attention?
Luke 18:9-14; 1 Peter 1:14-16 Can holiness be enforced? Or rather, can it be forced upon people? Can people be told that by following a set of rules, or by wearing or not wearing this or that, it makes them holy? There is no doubt as to the absolute importance of holiness in the Christian … Continue reading God Needs No Help:A Word For The Hyper-Holy and Accidental Pharisees Among Us
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Isaiah 5:20 As I sat and watched nothing less than a shameless display of jubilation, my spirit was grieved within me. Rebellious revelers responding with glee at the decision handed … Continue reading The Illusion of Vindication
Years ago at my job, one young man got up and announced to all within listening distance, how much he was looking forward to Friday. He said he was excited and was anticipating it because after work he intended to go out to a club or two, meet a few people, and get drunk out of … Continue reading The Cure For The Saddening Blissfulness of Sinfulness
Excuse me as I wax blissfully about one of my loves... Oh the joy of studying the bible! There is nothing like having a pile of commentaries and dictionaries stacked up on my desk just to go over a passage! The pure joy of plumbing the depths of New Testament Greek just to understand one … Continue reading Cutting It Straight
If you're familiar with this once popular refrain, then you know that the final word there is, 'shout!' Unfortunately church for some has become a place do this only. Of course there is nothing wrong with shouting to the Lord, or lifting up your voice in praise and honor to Him, of blessing His name for all He … Continue reading You Know It Makes Me Wanna…!
I've heard people say that when they pray, and ask God for something, they pray specifically. Not a thing wrong with that. 1 John 5:15 says: And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of him. It says whatever we ask right? … Continue reading Careful What You Pray For-You Might Just Get It!