If I was in charge of my life, it would be in downward spirals. If I were holding the reins, I’d be full speed in the wrong direction. If I were driving the car of my life, I would have run into a tree by now. If it were up to me, I’d pick and choose the people in my life to be those … Continue reading The Reason for the Hurricane
Words. They drop from our mouth so quickly. We rarely stop to think. They just flow out of us like a river, a stream of sounds, a flicker in the atmosphere. And then just as quickly they vanish as if we never said them. Right? Wrong. I once read an illustration that impacted me like an asteroid. I was 12 or so then, and … Continue reading Words
And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. Matt. 11:6 Are you offended by the Word of God? Because it is an offensive book. There are things that seem vicious or harsh. There are a lot of brutal stories and “hard sayings”. We read of God’s passion in taking vengeance on the wicked. He was zealous to annihilate them. Sometimes we wonder at … Continue reading Offensive Things About the Bible
Sometimes we think that all the answers are at church. We think that to learn about God, we need to go to church. We think that to get “more spiritual” we should go to church. We think that our problems will be solved if we go to church. We think that we are closest to God at church. And while church is very, very important, … Continue reading I Don’t Find God in Church
If you have been told that the case is closed when it comes to this subject, that it’s been proven the earth is not the center of the universe, then someone told you wrong. The case is not closed. Yes, it is generally accepted that the earth is not the center of the universe, that our place in it is random. But then, it is … Continue reading Is the Earth the Center of the Universe?
Naturally, I see the negative first. I brace myself for the worst. “I’m just being realistic” I say, but in reality, I’m seeing the cup half empty. I’m a pessimist. Maybe you are too. Maybe you, like me, make plans while already thinking of a million ways they will probably get ruined. Maybe you, like me, set your goals too low because anything higher is … Continue reading The Grass is Really Greener On the Other Side
I may not like everything about where I’m at. My plans to go to the orphanage in Mexico got canceled. I took on more classes at the Community College, but instead of enjoying them they just stress me out. I miss my car, and don’t have the money to fix it. And because I’m trying to save, I’ve had to learn to deny myself … Continue reading Right Where He Has Me