What commands your energy, your passion, your resources, your time? What consumes your thoughts and influences your decision making process? What holds ultimate value in your life?
During my high school years, I spent a majority of my after school working hours (and summers as well) in various roles at the local private country club.Growing up […]
It is appropriate on this day, almost exactly one month in advance of the day this country has deemed as the official day assigned to the birth of our Lord and Savior, to reflect on the subject of thankfulness.
“Getting ready” for the specific things to which we are called as believers requires intentionality.
In Part 2 of the "Are You Ready?" series we evaluate our current status, are we truly ready for it means to be Christians?
Part 1 of the "Are you ready?" series looks at the need for preparation, establishing the groundwork for what it means to "be ready".
This world is an ugly place. It’s corrupt, it’s disingenuous, it’s brutal. It seems that every passing year produces a new level of evil with which young people must contend and an ever-broadening exposure to pressure, temptation and availability.
We show the world that our faith is placed in things other than God, including ourselves. And why? Because our faith isn’t real.
That’s the thing about real faith: it’s not a feeling – it’s an action. Of course there are emotions associated with it – apprehension, exhilaration, anticipation. But the bottom line is that faith is not real if it does not produce results.
But put us in a situation that’s outside of our spiritually safe comfort zone and we wilt. In those circumstances, our “faith” might cost us something.
In contemplating my recent trip to India and what it means for my life, it occurred to me that a typical viewpoint of such a trip such is that it will be "life changing".
While today seems busy when reading in black and white, it was slower than we'd have liked. But we know God is in control.
Another soul lost for eternity. It bothers me. Does it bother you?
So, as I sit in a darkened living room, with my laptop where it should be (on my lap), just under two weeks from departure, I feel compelled to capture some thoughts.
"For the better part of roughly 480 hours per year, I join with all the other lemmings as we pack into our shiny metal boxes and compete in our suicidal race"
"Public displays of faith are not singular or isolated events. They aren’t staged, contrived or rehearsed. Our entire lives should be public displays of faith..."