In our social media driven world today, life is viewed by what's popular, progressive, or posted. Followers of Jesus, however, live by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). Similarly, Christ followers walk by faith in what God has said and done, not by what we may feel or fear. God says "the righteous will live by faith" … Continue reading Living by Faith
Who are you following? Not just on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or Instagram. Who is influencing your life? Is it your favorite writer or author? Is it a particular blogger that puts words to your thoughts? Is it a specific actor or a favorite show? Is it a musician or band that is always playing in the … Continue reading Who are you following?
Rejoicing in the Lord comes naturally when life is good. Saying, singing, and, more importantly believing, that God is good is much easier when life is going smoothly. But, when difficulty, discouragement, dishonor, and even death, comes our way, giving thanks to God, trusting in His goodness, and rejoicing in Him becomes a decision. Regardless of … Continue reading Rejoice!
I've never been able to figure out a Rubik's Cube. I know - you figured it out in elementary school. And yes, 30 years later there are You-Tube videos showing you exactly how to solve it. But it's always stumped me. It's not that I haven't tried. I've seen others do it. Hearing them say … Continue reading Rubik’s Cube
There are days that I have doubts... There are days I question the goodness of God.... There are days I look around the world and wonder… As a believer in God, a follower of Christ, and especially, as a pastor, I’m sure some think I’m not supposed to have any doubts. But the reality is that, … Continue reading Doubt and Faith
Most of the time, our meaning of hope is not much more than wishful thinking. We say things like, "I hope we have a White Christmas." "I hope the Texas Rangers win the World Series." "I hope the Dallas Cowboys can win at least one meaningful game someday." "I hope I got an “A” on … Continue reading God’s Unshakable Hope
"Well, you're a piece of work." Has anyone ever said that to you? It's a sarcastic way of saying, "you're messed up - there's something wrong with you." It's normally used of someone who is difficult to get along with on an every day basis. Perhaps, it originates from the "What a Piece of Work … Continue reading You’re a piece of work!
"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