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Why God gives you trials.

The other day I was reminded of something from my past and I thought I could use it as a teaching tool. A long while ago, I worked for a small business owner. I was very good at my job and he knew it. He left me in charge of his business, as manager because […]

Is prayer, perception?

Today at church our pastor was teaching us about prayer.  It led to a conversation with someone after church, whom I only know in passing.  A conversation that stayed with me through lunch, through folding laundry, vacuuming and through writing this post.  What I learned may only be for me, but I felt it was insightful […]

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 […]

I am not home

There is a song by a Christian group called Building429. The song is called “Where I Belong” and I love singing with it on my way to or from tradeshows every weekend. My favorite verse is “I’m not home yet”. This song is upbeat and fun. It reminds me no matter what kind of day […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

 
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