Embracing A New Normal

This is an exciting time for Christendom. I’m reminded of the scripture found in Isaiah 43:16-21, MSG Bible, “This is what God says, the God who builds a road right through the ocean, who carves a path through pounding waves, The God who summons horses and chariots and armies—they lie down and then can’t get up; they’reContinue reading “Embracing A New Normal”

How did you treat the poor?

Text:  Luke 16:19-31 19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: 20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreoverContinue reading “How did you treat the poor?”

Commercialization of Christmas

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. (Proverbs 22:6-7) A child learns much from the words of a parent. However that child learns more from the actionsContinue reading “Commercialization of Christmas”

A Message to Parents

“Listen, Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is One.    Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.   These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart.   Repeat them to your children.  Talk about them when you sit in yourContinue reading “A Message to Parents”

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”

What do you value?

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:21). It has been said that if you want to see what a person values,  find out what she spends her money on.  That is a superficial indicator dependent upon the premise everyone values money. Some people don’t place value on money andContinue reading “What do you value?”

The Investment Factor : A Changed People, Changing the World!

“These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart.   Repeat them to your children.  Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7) Invest in teaching,  mentoring, modeling your faith to yourContinue reading “The Investment Factor : A Changed People, Changing the World!”

Rethinking Crime and Violence..

“A slacker’s craving will kill him because his hands refuse to work. He is filled with craving  all day long, but the righteous give and don’t hold back.” (Proverbs 21:25-26) The slacker does not die alone.  When the righteous withholds charity from the slacker,  crime and violence are the results.  Poverty left to its ownContinue reading “Rethinking Crime and Violence..”

Jeez, get a room why don’t you

  I don’t like watching couples show affection in public. Once while visiting another state, I attended a church service where public display of affection was affirmed and welcomed.  One couple actually embraced and kissed during the service and I thought it was so inappropriate.  I mean I know you two love each other, butContinue reading “Jeez, get a room why don’t you”

My Mother’s Strength was My Greatest Need

I didn’t like my mother growing up. Well, that might be harsh. Let me say I didn’t know my mother growing up. There was no time for a relationship. My mother was more interested in respect and obedience than relationship. And so I didn’t like her because I didn’t know her. Here I was aContinue reading “My Mother’s Strength was My Greatest Need”