"What the...Hell?" It seems like I hear that phrase all the time. It pops up in some surprising places. Some substitute Hell's more socially acceptable cousin, "Heck." While others just drop the word altogether by saying, "What the . . . " so that we get to fill in the blank ourselves. We hear people … Continue reading What the…Hell?
Goliath has fallen. David has ascended. Yesterday marked the end of an era for the mighty Los Angeles Lakers as they fell to the lowly, "soft" Dallas Mavericks. At the start of the playoffs, no one gave the Mavericks a fighting chance against their first round opponent (the Portland Trailblazers) much less the reigning NBA … Continue reading Stand up and Stand out
Every year on Opening Day of MLB for the previous 38 years of my life, I was hopeful, but not optimistic that the Texas Rangers would make it to the World Series. The 2010 season was no exception as the team wrapped up Spring Training in Surprise, AZ and headed for Arlington. I guarded my … Continue reading 2010 Texas Rangers Season on Facebook
When others suffer unexplainably, we often want to provide encouragement with words of explanation. “Everything happens for a reason,” we hear people say. “It will all work out in the end,” others proclaim. In the aftermath of the earthquakes and tsumani in Japan, many Buddhist survivors may be told, “Your karma (destiny) is that you … Continue reading Faith greater than Fate
Over the past week, the reports, pictures, and videos following the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 11 have overwhelmed us. Since the initial earthquake, dozens of aftershocks have continued to shake the island nation including an aftershock with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 that struck Tuesday in the eastern part of Honshu, … Continue reading Where is God when the Earth shakes?
Though we often wish He would move sooner, God is always right on time. Everything in God’s plan has a proper time; the gap between the present and that proper time tests and cultivates our faith. When we are in the middle of intense suffering or pain, time is of the essence. We want relief. … Continue reading How Long, O Lord?
"It's not easy being green It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're not standing out Like flashy sparkles in the water or stars in the sky" In one of his more melancholy moments, Kermit the Frog seems to capture how I feel … Continue reading Being Green
More than ever, our children and youth need to know and follow godly role models who are walking in the Truth of God’s Word. Role models – from public to personal - have tremendous influence on us. Role models can be Athletes, Actors, Movie Stars, Musicians, Authors, Politicians, Scholars, Teachers, Coaches, Pastors, Bosses, Parents, and … Continue reading Role Models Needed