June 30, 2016

I miss the days when I could fly by the seat of my pants.  I hate being responsible and being prepared.  I just like to show up and throw stuff against the wall and see what sticks.

Unfortunately, I have come to the realization that I can't live my life that...

June 23, 2016

My greatest temptation at this moment is to go off on politics and world affairs.  I have opinions on the things of this world like everyone else, but I find myself being lead to withdraw from politics and world affairs instead of diving headlong.

I wish I could gi...

June 21, 2016

Hate is a strong word and we teach our children to not hate.

But let me ask hypothetically, "shouldn't we hate sin"?

The obvious answer is yes.  But how much have we sanitized our lives that we are unable to hate anything?  Is it even possible to muster enough emotion in...

June 20, 2016

Resiliency is a trademark of being a Christian that is not mentioned nearly enough.  This is what I like to term the superpower that every Christian possesses but the super-power that Christians do not utilize nearly enough.

Every person in this life get knock...

June 17, 2016

What is your favorite scripture verse?

What would be your response and why?

Each of us has that verse that really speaks to us.  Usually that verse has come to us at a time when we really needed it and it came to us at a point when we needed the light of God in our lives...

June 16, 2016

My favorite part of church is singing.  I love singing.  I love worshiping. 

I love the hymns.  I love the contemporary music.  I love the praise songs.  I love the prayer songs.  But my favorite music for worship right now are the old hymns that they have tak...

June 15, 2016

Patience is one of the most difficult concepts to come to terms with.

For me, though,  patience has never been a problem.  I am used to having to wait, save, work hard, and be accepting of the fact that not everything in life is meant for me.  Some things in life are ju...

June 14, 2016

I sat down on Monday (as I do every Monday) to talk with our organist/pianist to go through music. It is our routine and it how I start every week in preparation for the next Sunday.

Most Monday's, I'm still suffering from the Sunday hangover (anyone in ministry will u...

June 10, 2016

"Love hurts". "Love...If you let it go, it will come back to you". "Love is meant to be given away". "Love is wasted on youth".

There are a thousand expressions and catchy phrases about love that litter our conscience.

And that is because there is no stronger emotion th...

June 9, 2016

I have heard on more than one occasion that if one is a Cub fan, then by association you have to be a Christian.

Predicting when the Cubs will win the World Series is like predicting the return of Jesus and having faith in the Cubs winning the World Series is like havin...

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