Good People Do Not Get Into Heaven!

(This is part 2 of my current sermon series called "The Hard Sayings Of Jesus") Let’s go ahead and get the disclaimer out of the way:   OK, we are looking at the hard sayings of Jesus.  Let’s briefly go over again how Jesus communicated the Truth.  He told stories/parables about Kingdom Truth.  He spoke some [...]

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Are You Settling Or Moving Forward?

(We have all heard about the "faith of Abraham", right?  Read Hebrews 11:8-10 in case you need a refresher course.  What follows next is an excerpt from today's message.  I realize that it's a bit different, but I'm OK with that.  Looking forward to your comments.  Happy New Year!) I need to make a confession to [...]

Goodbye, Eddie

This week, the week of Christmas, has amplified my own "season of our discomfort" in the journey of life for myself and my wife Debbie.  A sneak peak of what this week would be like came last Monday evening, 18 December, when I received a call that my Mother had fallen, again and was at [...]

A Yo-Yo Without String Living

Pray tell, what good is a yo-yo without string?  I mean, really?  What's its purpose?  Maybe it will make for a good late, late night infomercial?  "That's right folks, a stringless yo-yo.  It's available in 4 stunning colors and for a limited time you can get it for only 4 easy payments of $16.43, plus [...]

The Vicious Truth About Worrying

This is from my weekly devotional blog and the title of the book I’m working on…

Oh Lord, It's Monday!

Oh well, here I go again with another one of those random thoughts this morning.  And the random thought for this week is WORRYING.  The word I offer about the Monday Morning Spirit is precise:  WORRYING, not “worry” or “worried” but WORRYING.  I decided to go to the dictionary for the meaning of this tragic word.  Oh, I knew what the word meant, at least I thought I did.  I discovered something new and here it is:

worrying-definition

The first two definitions I already understood very well.  To worry about something is to torment and torture yourself, often fueled by the dreaded thought of “What If”.  It is looking at a situation and primarily seeing the worst possible outcome.  That second one is very clear to me:  it’s about taking your worries and tormenting others with your worries.  We’ve all known people like that and now, thanks to…

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Are Your Words Creating An Environmental Mess?

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, one of the definitions for the word Environment is: the circumstances, objects, or conditions by which one is surrounded Today is a unique day in our current world:  the Constitutional transition of power.  We are in a minority of this world in that we have a system that allows the peaceful transition [...]

#5 Fear Of Change

(This is the sixth in a 10 part series.  Reason Number 4 will be released tomorrow.  If you are just starting to read this series, you will need to start with Top 10 Things That Are Killing The Church! first, then #10: Choosing Religion Over Relationship;  #9 Ignoring That We Are In A War; #8: Wrong priorities; 7: Cookie Cutter Attitude;  and [...]

On This Day After The Election, What If. . .

28 One of the religion scholars came up.  Hearing the lively exchanges of question and answer and seeing how sharp Jesus was in his answers, he put in his question:  “Which is most important of all the commandments?” 29-31 Jesus said, “The first in importance is, ‘Listen, Israel:  The Lord your God is one; so love the [...]

Which Do YOU Prefer? Onions Or The Promise?

3 “Why is the Lord taking us to this country only to have us die in battle? Our wives and our little ones will be carried off as plunder! Wouldn’t it be better for us to return to Egypt?” 4 Then they plotted among themselves, “Let’s choose a new leader and go back to Egypt!” Numbers 13:3-4 [...]