Game Shows or Soap Operas?

When I was a kid I remember being fascinated by TV Game Shows. Maybe it was because we weren’t wired for cable TV until I was 12 years old and thus had to settle for 5 channels and limited choices during hot summer days like “The Price is Right” or “The Young and the Restless.”Continue reading “Game Shows or Soap Operas?”

Happiness is not found in being conservative or liberal but in simple devotion to Christ.

Do we sometimes get caught up in placing our hope in our conservative or liberal way of looking at Theology, the Bible, Politics and the World and miss the main thing? I think sometimes we place our too much faith in our ideological lenses which influence our vision, magnify some issues over others and curbContinue reading “Happiness is not found in being conservative or liberal but in simple devotion to Christ.”

The Birth of the Perfect Lamb of God was first announced to men who prepared lambs for Passover sacrifices.

Have you seen the show on Discovery Channel, called Dirty Jobs?  The show profiles the unsung American laborers who make their living in the most unthinkable — yet vital — ways. They highlight jobs such as Charcoal Maker, Disaster Clean-up Crew member, sewage plant worker, and bone black plant technician. It is interesting to noteContinue reading “The Birth of the Perfect Lamb of God was first announced to men who prepared lambs for Passover sacrifices.”

In Christmas, we encounter a Savior who was refused lodging so that heaven might be opened to us, not as temporary lodging but as our eternal home.

It was likely late December 5BC when the time came for another Census to be taken and everyone, including Mary and Joseph, was directed to go back to their ancestral homes to be counted. The First Couple traveled 90 miles to Bethlehem where they found the residences overflowing with family members and the local hotelsContinue reading “In Christmas, we encounter a Savior who was refused lodging so that heaven might be opened to us, not as temporary lodging but as our eternal home.”

Transformation and the rewiring of your brain

Neuroscientists have long known that people’s changes in attitudes, lifestyles, and habits coincide with the rewiring of their brains. But they haven’t always known the catalyst for the rewiring and change. Recent research has revealed that an important part of how people change is through the process of telling their stories to an empathetic listener.Continue reading “Transformation and the rewiring of your brain”

With Jesus, even givers become receivers

The way it works with those who trust Jesus is that our seemingly inadequate resources are multiplied. This doesn’t mean that we can be stingy and Jesus will make us look generous. It means that when we bring it all under His Leadership and Direction, then He will pour out blessings on us and othersContinue reading “With Jesus, even givers become receivers”

As long as we are self-sufficient & self-sustaining we live in a delusional field of self-deception & vulnerability

Can you imagine Jesus looking you square in the eye saying, “You give them something to eat.” That’s exactly what He commanded the disciples in the story of the Feeding of the Multitudes. When they pooled their resources they found themselves woefully inadequate to meet the needs they were commanded to meet. Jesus knew theContinue reading “As long as we are self-sufficient & self-sustaining we live in a delusional field of self-deception & vulnerability”

To one who is in expectation, even speed looks like delay

I was an impatient child. Some might say that I still am. But I remember doing a lot of waiting when I was younger. And it seemed that I waited forever for Christmas to come. In fact, I began my annual anticipation of Christmas Day on December 26th. Christmas represented everything that was special andContinue reading “To one who is in expectation, even speed looks like delay”

How far is Heaven?

I’ve always liked the song, “How far is Heaven?” by Los Lonely Boys: Save me from this prison Lord help me get away Cause only you can save me now From this misery Cause I’ve been lost in my own place And I’m getting’ weary How far is heaven And I know I need toContinue reading “How far is Heaven?”

Expectations are rarely met

Ever have a friend build something up raising your expectations and later you’re disappointed because it just wasn’t as great as you had hoped? It is rare that what we imagine or hear about ever meets our expectations. When an expectation is created, our minds and hearts exaggerate and intensify the inherent value of aContinue reading “Expectations are rarely met”