The road to Heaven is paved with…

"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…

Don’t move that Bible for me!

"Don't move that Bible for me! I don't get that many chances with God!" We were headed to lunch when I scooped up my Bible from the passenger seat to clear a spot for the social work intern to sit. Her protests would have amused me, except she seemed in dead earnest. In the ensuing discussion… Continue reading Don’t move that Bible for me!

It is Finished

"It is finished!" Human history pivoted with the uttering of those words from the mouth of God, Who robed Himself in flesh and shed His own blood for our sins. The closing of one Testament and the opening of another was occurring before the bewildered eyes of His followers and the blinded eyes of those… Continue reading It is Finished

The Pack

I had gone. . . with a multitude that kept holyday (Psalm 42:4) King David wrote in Psalms of going with the throng of worshipers to the house of God. Though sometimes he went there alone, he often spoke of testifying to the congregation -- telling of God’s wonderful works and ways to a group… Continue reading The Pack

THE MAGI AND THE GIFT

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

When did the Gospel change?

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?

Sunshine’s for everyone; fire’s for a few

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

Why haven’t I seen that before now?

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?

Catch your drift

Things left alone in the water drift downstream, not up -- nor do they stay in one place. Drift is similar to what happens when a woodworker cuts from the last piece of wood that had been cut, instead of cutting from the original pattern.  Naturally, this causes the dimensions of the pieces to gradually… Continue reading Catch your drift

The show-me state…of mind

No, we're not headed to Missouri this day, just borrowing their fine motto for a few minutes. You know -- in the sense of "Back up what you're saying", "Prove it", "Give me an example", and such like. These days you'd better have some back-up to what you're agreeing to, or you could end up… Continue reading The show-me state…of mind