I've been fascinated by the idea of creation lately. How did we come to being? What all is out there? The universe is so big that we don't really have a clue as to just how big it might be. There is a new telescope to be launched soon that will be far more advanced … Continue reading Creation
I Have COVID.
The test results came back positive, as I expected. I have COVID. What is this plague all about? Is it a natural phenomenon or something made by humans? Is it benign or evil in nature? At the time of this writing, I am in Day 3 of symptoms. It's been a like a nasty cold, … Continue reading I Have COVID.
There Is Hope
Let's face it. The news is bleak. Pandemic. Inflation. Corruption. Violence. I'm no kid, and, to me, things seem to be getting worse. Maybe it is; maybe it isn't. Either way, things could be a lot better than they are now. Are we in a state of hopelessness? Indeed, we are if we continue as … Continue reading There Is Hope
Do you know how much longer you will live? I don't. Statistically, Americans live about 78 years, more or less depending on demographics. Some are terrified by this thought. Others could care less. Most would rather not think about it. Eventually, all of us will be facing death, whether our own or someone we love. … Continue reading Facing Death
One stumbling block people have with Jesus is shame. While the gospel might sound alluring, their shame holds them back. Perhaps you are facing this today. If so, let me share the Word of God. Let's make sure we understand each other. Shame is universal. You aren't unique. Sure, your sin may or may not … Continue reading Shame
Turn and Live
What do you think about fire and brimstone preachers? Curiously, I was drawn to one while in college. Incredibly, this street preacher is still at it. Brother Jed and his wife, Sister Cindy. I guess they have quite the social media following, mostly in sarcasm. That's OK. There will be a few who truly hear … Continue reading Turn and Live
Yesterday, I read a story about the sentencing of a murderer. I wonder about the wisdom of letting violent offenders free in just a few years. We have laws and punishments, yet nobody seems to enforce them. Consistency would be benefit everyone. Only God is consistent. His laws and punishment are firmly established and do … Continue reading Consistency
As a newly born-again Christian, I became involved with the Episcopal church. I was on fire for the Lord and eagerly shared all that I was learning with those in the church. Unfortunately, it all fell on deaf ears, and they eventually hated me. Mere Christianity I started a men's bible study that was surprisingly … Continue reading Deaf Ears
Everything is OK.
Looking for an interesting survey? Find out how they respond to, "How are you doing today?" You'll find almost everyone responds, "Good," or something like that. You would then assume that everything is OK. But, is it? Here's a sampling of US statistics that I pulled this morning. Anxiety 18%Depression 10%Alcohol Abuse 26%Marijuana Use 7%Social … Continue reading Everything is OK.
God of Violence
Many criticize the bible because it is so violent. Indeed, it is. The fact of the matter is, most is directed at the people he set aside to specially bless. I've heard many compare God to that of an abusive husband/father - of the worst kind! Is there any excuse for this God of violence? … Continue reading God of Violence