The Sweet Persuasion of the Soul

Is there a place for debate in Christendom? Does having “one mind” for Christians mean we must agree with all other Christians, even when we don’t? This seems like a cut and dry answer, but politics and social issues complicates the command. I would hope most of us don’t think we have to agree on…

Hedges and Thorns

Photo by Hunter Harmon on Pexels.com The things of this world are foolishness to the Creator of this world, but to mankind the things of this world are good, pleasant and desirable. Success, beauty wealth how could we not call those things good? And herein lies the confusion since the beginning of time, between what…

The Virgin Birth

do you believe it's possible? The virgin birth is hard to swallow. For some people it's easier to file this 'Christmas miracle' with the Marvel movies. It's simply hard to grasp that God and man could collide in one form. But then again there have always been throughout history hard to believe facts and figures.…

The Eyes of the Lord

God reminded me this week that He is watching My daughter is 16. She is on the varsity volleyball team at the local High School. Her number is 2. She is a starter as a Junior and I'm extremely proud of her. Since middle school she has loved the game of Volleyball. she is highly…

What is my Goal?

Here’s something I learned this morning about Goals and decisions.   Its not uncommon to get stuck when faced with a difficult decision in life. I get stuck all the time, paralyzed with indecision; I’ll never forget the grueling task of trying to decide between two different yet equally wonderful pre-schools to work for one…

Moment of Trial

Why is Free Speech relevant today? If citizens of this great country continue to value a free society then they will continue to uphold the tenants of free speech and defend our rights for it. In our exercise of Free speech, we prove the distinction nature of humanity, inspire education, test administrative power and aid…

Bird Watching and God

A short article on the splendor of diversity Photo by Tina Nord on Pexels.com I enjoy watching birds, as many people do, they are splendid creatures deserving of our attention, not even Jesus left them out, reminding us that not one of these tiny frail creatures falls to the ground without the father’s knowledge. I…

is there any value to failure

One time I heard a varsity volleyball coach tell a group of girls before tryouts, that he would "put them in positions where they could not succeed in order to see how they would respond." that has always stuck with me in particular when I am failing. It is good to remember that failure doesn't…

Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving begins in the heart not at the table. For all of us this year thanksgiving looks different. But when I read from chronicles this slightly overused but true verse, give thanks to the lord for he is good. I realize we are not instructed to give thanks for our good things, but for HE…