Louis Armstrong is long gone, but his music still impacts us. His most popular song, "What A Wonderful World," has been played over 315 MILLION times on Spotify. Here's a YouTube video of this song. One viewer commented, "Every time I lose faith in humanity I listen to this and a lil of it comes … Continue reading This World Is Sick.
God sent his prophets of old to warn the people, but they would not listen. The same is true with preachers today. Oh, that someone might hear! While it is true that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved (Romans 10:13), no one calls unless God changes them. We are … Continue reading That Someone Might Hear
I whiffed it yesterday. My daughter asked me about the problems of this country and the mess we are leaving future generations. I explained what a scourge inflation can be and how it would likely become a real problem for us. Wise fiscal and monetary policy is a byproduct of something else. We are to … Continue reading Boast In This
Everyone likes justice. The closer the harm, the more we desire retribution. How about when the perpetrator is someone we like or even a loved one? Then it's another story. We're thinking more along the lines of mercy rather than justice. How about when we are the guilty one? Like it or not, be sure … Continue reading Justice Will Be Served
You've seen them. The "No Fear" t-shirts. They are everywhere. We think this is a virtue, but it's not. We have no fear of God. That will be our demise. Look around. What once was shameful is now promoted and even celebrated. People are confused yet don't care that they are. Example, please. I'll give … Continue reading No Fear.
I recently went to another funeral. A guy I know remarked, "I've been to too many of these lately." I'm sure he has. My wife remarked that funerals have changed over time. They used to be somber events. Now, they are noisy with lots of people talking and laughing heartily. There is also lots of … Continue reading Another Funeral
I read something about death this morning that I would like to share with you. It was written by a man named Charles Spurgeon sometime in the middle to late 1800s. "Come, friend, I will talk to you personally again - young man, we shall soon grow old, or, perhaps, we shall die before that … Continue reading Death
It's common to hear people say, "We're all God's children." But, are we? Do you and I have the privilege to decide who "belongs" and who doesn't? Does God have any say-so in this matter? Clearly, humans like to decide for themselves what they believe God to be. Most believe that God will be merciful … Continue reading All God’s Children?
The bible is full of crazy promises that are hard to understand. For example, it would seem that God gives us a blank check with this: If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that … Continue reading A Blank Check
To the rest of the world, Christians certainly are an odd bunch. I'm not talking about the ones who faithfully go to church yet don't act like it the rest of the week. Yes, those are an odd bunch, too, but all-in Christians are even odder. It's because our whole way of approaching life is … Continue reading Foundation