Posts in category God & Enlightenment

Do I matter?

The other day I was revisiting old pictures of my late dog Smurphy and I came across a few that took me aback. Pictures that, by themselves wouldn’t have had any significant meaning – were reminders of past sighs and disappointments. You see our entertainment system cycles through hundreds of family pictures and whenever I […]

Electrical Faith

So last week our pastor did a sermon that at one point connected electricity to faith. She gave a few examples that definitely got my creative juices flowing. So I wanted to share some of what she said and a bit of some I came up with. Electricity You can’t really see it. You don’t […]

It is too easy to not listen to Jesus

This morning our pastor gave quite a powerful sermon. The story may be “Jesus is coming,” but her message was “He’s already here.”  At the end she asked, would you kneel before Jesus… And she knelt down. I thought, “I should kneel down too.” God put it in my head and twice I ignored him. […]

Stop waiting for life to start

The other night I woke up in a panic, out of breath, with thoughts of all of the things I needed to do, that were coming up, and I was looking forward to. From Christmas wrapping, shipping and giving, parties, dinners and events, to upcoming readings, tradeshows and work. Again I realized that all of […]

Coming Toward – An Interpretive Vide...

There is a song by David Crowder called “Coming Toward” It is an instrumental piece that is repetitive but it keeps building the intensity until finally it resolves. It’s an amazing piece. Anyways, whenever I listen to it an amazing imagery comes to mind and I’ve been seeing it for months. While I would have […]

Do the Right Thing – Do it All the T...

The other day, driving down my street, I stopped at the stop sign and caught sight of a black bag sitting on the corner.  I knew that the school bus picked up there so I figured it was a lunch kit. I went to investigate, and found it was a $1000+ Nikon camera.  I knew […]

Stop Waiting for Life to Begin

It occurred to me the other day, that we are all waiting for something. When we are younger we are waiting for the next day. We’re waiting for school to end, waiting for the week to end, we’re waiting for the year to end. Then we wait for the summer to end, wait until junior […]

Step up to the bat

Our pastor this Sunday was discussing “The Purpose Driven Life” where the author used the illustration of a baseball diamond as the progression of a Christian life. 1st Base: bring people to faith where they give their life to Christ. 2nd Base: We help them grow in Christ through Sunday School. 3rd Base: We help […]

How can we eradicate evil?

From the beginning of time, there has been evil. What is evil? The opposite of good, some would say.  But to eradicate anything not good would be to remove free will which is what evil is. Not that all free will can turn out bad, that is why God gave us free will. He wants […]

Life is like a….

What IS life like? A box of chocolates? Sweet, yummy, melts in the sun? A bag of chips? Salty and filling but leaves your hands dirty? A camera? Capturing the good moments but getting out of focus during action shots? A blanket? Keeping you warm on cold nights until your spouse rolls over and takes […]

Nature can be so cruel – evil ants!

I understand about survival of the fittest. I can comprehend that the weakest will be picked off by the strongest, the biggest goes after the smallest. I understand that hyenas will eat the old, vultures will eat the dead and cats will chase mice. I get it. What I don’t understand is why ants will […]

Dogs – God’s Gift and Teaching Tool

John 3:16 – God gave his only son… That scripture has always meant so much to so many. But the other day, I had an epiphany about it and now, it means even more to me. Recently, I gave my son, my dog Smurphy. He went back to Jesus – and it helped me realize […]

Heaven or Hell Paper Folding Project

The other day, while at a tradeshow, I met a couple who taught me something that was way too neat. I had to share it with all of you and I DO hope you try it out as well.  They took a sheet of paper. a single letter size sheet and created a story from […]

Tomorrow will never arrive…

I’ll do it tomorrow. Tomorrow is only a day away. But by the time tomorrow gets here it is already today and so we have to wait for the next tomorrow which never gets here because again, it is today… it is an ever revolving cycle of spinning wheels if you always wait until tomorrow, […]

Bunnies… Bunnies… It must be bunnies!

Someone will get that title, but most likely no one from my social groups. Anyways, I saw this beautiful painting the other day and just had to share it with everyone.   I know, at a quick glance it’s okay… there’s nothing special about it. Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes. A Texas jack-rabbit in the tall […]

Pride Goeth Before the Fall – Proverbs 16:...

What does that REALLY mean? That pride will go away before you fall? Because if that is the case, nothing could be further from the truth, at least, not in my case, as I am sure it is for many of you as well. I’ll tell you, I let my pride hold me back for years.  So […]

The unexpected comes in all forms…

A $20 bill found in a coat from last winter. A toll paid by the car in front of you. A bird turd on your shoulder. The unexpected could be exciting, nice or upsetting, but what it is always, is unexpected. What if you chose to do the unexpected instead of the expected. Instead of […]

Life… something to ponder.

I saw a sign the other day that I liked and I wanted to share, but then after sharing I thought I’d leave you with a bit to ponder as well… The Essence of Life is to Care. The Adventure of Life is to Learn. The Secret of Life is to Dare. The Challenge of […]

Salty Saints – Not to be confused with a s...

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 This Sunday our associate pastor gave the sermon. It was on Matthew 5:13-16 – Salt and Light. “You are the salt of the Earth” “You are the light of the world.” While Jesus is the Light is done so often, he decided to focus his sermon on being the salt; a unique way to go […]

Free Children’s Christian Story for ...

It has been brought to my attention that there are limited avenues for marketing Christian Children’s books. There aren’t many contest category options for said stories either.  A fellow author whom just recently read “Dandy Lion” was so inspired by the message and simplicity of the piece; decided to write a letter to a rather large […]

What did we ever do without GPS?

The other day I came across a comic… A single image of a tight rope walker, focusing on his handheld GPS, walking a 90 degree angle off of his tightrope, with the GPS saying “Recalculating…” See below… It took me a second to realize the funny, but when I did, I laughed out loud. I […]


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