Month: January 2019

Christians are Blessed

Imagine if you can what it would be like to be in the presence of Jesus Christ.  Looking into His eyes, you would be looking into all eternity.  Talking with Him would be a conversation with someone who knows all, sees all, and understands…

God’s Grand Plan

Tragedy, calamity, betrayal, struggle, slander, and all the other difficulties we face in our lives are an important part of the complex tapestry that is God’s grand plan for our existence here in this world.  The life of the Apostle Paul is characterized by…

God is in Control

If we stay in the Word of God, pray, remain committed to our faith, and listen carefully to the nudging of the Holy Spirit, whatever comes our way is very likely God’s desire for our life.  Sometimes it’s not until we arrive at our…

The Way

If you’ve ever had the experience of building something from pages of very complicated instructions, you know that in the beginning it’s often impossible to see how the finished product will come to life.  As a result, you may feel the need to stray…

A Difficult Journey

When we look at the life of the apostle Paul, we have to conclude that being a follower of Jesus Christ is not a ticket to an easy life.  Paul was anointed by God to spread the gospel and he was empowered by the…

Captive

Movies made from true life stories often are nothing more than dramatized history.  Not so with Captive.  This is an honest depiction of two lives traveling in different directions that collide into one night of unexpected transformation.  Captive is not dramatized history, it’s a…

Idol Worship

When believers share the gospel with today’s world, they have to overcome the idols of this generation.  Many people today worship money.  Some worship personal freedom and express that devotion through substance abuse of various kinds.  Others use their personal freedom to exercise their…

A Meandering Road

God’s path for your life is never a straight line.  It is a meandering road with a complex mixture of struggle and joy.  Our mission in this life is to grow in the wisdom and knowledge of the Lord.  That instruction is delivered to…

Automatic Transmission

Prior to the 1950’s, most automobiles had manual transmissions.  In order to start the car, you needed to push the clutch in or have the car shifted into neutral.  Once the car was started, with the clutch held in by your left foot, you…

Mountaineering

I don’t know about your life, but mine has been a collection of highs and lows.  Some days I feel like I’ve been greatly blessed, and other days I feel like God has left me to flounder on my own.  I make every attempt…