"The road to hell is paved with good intentions." I'm not sure who said it originally, but most people have heard that admonition to take action on things we have only planned to do, to get ready for the final home we hope to have in Heaven. It is indeed a worthy thought because only… Continue reading The road to Heaven is paved with…
I have no doubt that many people familiar with the biblical story of David — “The Poor Shepherd Boy Makes it to the Throne of Israel” heartwarming saga — would like to identify with the elevated king. After all, God promised him that he would bless his house, as in the sons God would raise… Continue reading Blessed like David or Just like David?
This isn't a post about being without earthly possessions, though it wouldn't be a bad thing to call attention to -- there are certainly people in that situation. Instead it's a reference to a message Bro. Aaron Dutton preached recently, and its after-affects in my heart. I'll try not to ruin the message for any… Continue reading WHEN A COAT IS ALL YOU HAVE
9/11 is our modern "day that will live in infamy". Like the first day to be so designated, it probably didn't have to happen. in-depth research by the 9/11 Commission revealed gaps in communication among agencies, lack of immigration enforcement, and failure to heed warnings that certain individuals posed a threat, among many other factors. In our… Continue reading We underestimated our enemy
THE MAGI AND THE GIFT The journey… We traveled far -- led by a Star -- from a land hungry for light, To find the infant Hebrew King, whose glory rose so bright. Gifts we’d chosen just for him – treasures of our land. How could we think to see his face with only empty… Continue reading THE MAGI AND THE GIFT
Is the church today supposed to be like the church in the Book of Acts? If not, when did it change? Some things very obviously changed from the Old Testament to the New: 1) sacrifice for sin was completed by Jesus' work on Calvary (Hebrews 10:1-18) 2) eating foods prohibited under the Law of Moses… Continue reading When did the Gospel change?
Walk and chew bubblegum! Oh, you've got that one? Great! (Just don't leave your gum on the sidewalk when you're done.) Pat your head and rub your tummy! Good with that one, too? Wow, we're getting somewhere. How about saying "Thank you, God" for your job while griping about your boss? What? A little harder?… Continue reading Two things I bet you can’t do at one time
In the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy, chapter 4, Moses recounts the acts of God in bringing the Jewish people forth out of the nation of Egypt, where they were in bondage, and creating them as a nation unto himself. In verse 19, in the context of warning them not to forget what he had… Continue reading Sunshine’s for everyone; fire’s for a few
Now you see it... Have you ever been driving in a familiar area, and noticed something you'd never seen before, though it obviously was there all along? I recall this happening once as I drove my daughter and a friend through very familiar territory near the friend's home. As we turned onto the oft-traveled country… Continue reading Why haven’t I seen that before now?
Don't assume anything. Journalists preparing news for publication are given the warning to verify their sources: "Check it out! If your mother says she loves you, check it out!". While hopefully "mother's story" checks out, the adage has its merits. The Society for Professional Journalists espouses a Code of Ethics including the requirement that journalists: "Test the… Continue reading Check it out!