The Courage to Be

“Whosoever shall find his life shall lose it; whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it.” (Matthew 10 : 39) Introduction  Since the dawn of time mankind has struggled to find meaning in life.   Jesus posits a challenge in our text this morning.  Jesus challenges us to find not only the trueContinue reading “The Courage to Be”

Monetization of Tragedy

Michael Brown is dead, killed by an officer whose duty is to protect and defend.  That officer used deadly force but there wasn’t anyone’s life at stake,  not even his own.  What was the officer protecting? What was the officer defending? Even more tragic in my mind is this fundraising business.  The police department hasContinue reading “Monetization of Tragedy”

Effort Influences Destiny

“Remember this:  The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously” (2 Corinthians 9:6) How bad do you want it? How much are willing to do to get it? Your destiny is before you but the level at which you exist in it is determinedContinue reading “Effort Influences Destiny”

A Servant’s Heart

“When pride comes, disgrace follows, but with humility comes wisdom.” Be wary of ambition for the world’s applause is deceitful and deceptive.  Seek to serve not to rule for pride comes in ruling. However, serving produces love. Awards stir the flames of pride. Jesus taught us to put out those flames.  He said, “So youContinue reading “A Servant’s Heart”

Confrontation

Life refuses to bend My dreams refuse to die Accept life’s terms Or walk away… Decisions amid uncertainties Bend life bend Give a little; negotiate in good faith I’m willing to compromise…. Life refuses to bend My dreams refuse to die Accept life’s terms Or walk away… So much at stake Faith, Family, Friends… CanContinue reading “Confrontation”

Good News at the Gravesite

10 Then the disciples returned to their homes. 11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look[a] into the tomb; 12 and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. 13Continue reading “Good News at the Gravesite”

The Ocean and the Nat!

A quiet, soft wind gently nestled among the ocean waves a Nat came and alited on the wave The ocean did not acknowledge its presence the Nat pinched, cajoled, dived into it Still the ocean remained stoic, refusing to acknowledge its presence the Nat realized it just wasn’t that big a deal to the oceanContinue reading “The Ocean and the Nat!”

Help For Those Who Are Stressed Out

“Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved” (Psalm 62:1) Stress has been linked to strokes, heart failure, and other diseases.  Stress can become overwhelming when you make too many life changes simultaneously.  OneContinue reading “Help For Those Who Are Stressed Out”