Remove Your Filter!


“God uses weak vessels”? Really? Yes – really! I know this because He uses me. You know this because He uses you. We are God’s deliberate “choice.”

1 Corinthians 1:27 says, “But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong,

Who do you consider “weak”? Remember, the weak are God’s own choice! (more…)

Calgon, Take Me Away!


If you have never uttered, or heard of this phrase, you are probably under 40. But, if you lived through 1970’s television commercials – before you could skip them – you would have seen a woman plagued by children, telephones, a husband, chores, meals, and pets begging for her bubble bath to bring her to a place of peace and serenity. (more…)

Rain


The sound was almost a roar in my ears. This was my long weekend to relax and get away from…well…everything. Friday was beautiful. Saturday, not so much. It seemed God was dumping buckets…well…everywhere! (more…)

Proving or Inviting


I pray you are all enjoying the abundant life Jesus has given you! I wanted to share something from my heart that came up the other day when I heard a radio commercial for the movie “Case For Christ”. (more…)

Everybody Wants To Go


I’m a Child of the 70’s. We were all pretty invincible then. We had things like high-dives, leaded gasoline, vehicles without enough seatbelts, and bicycle helmets were unheard of. Margarine was the answer to the evils of butter, we got a color TV, and microwave ovens revolutionized food preparation. (more…)

A New Adventure


I love surprises! I love the idea of experiencing something I can’t imagine or didn’t realize I wanted. My daughter Autumn doesn’t enjoy surprises. She is very methodical about everything. Monday she went to 6th grade camp. She’s been planning for months and has been worried about forgetting things. (more…)

Looking Ahead


Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.
The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
II Corinthians 5:17

Today is my grandson, Cohen’s, 4th birthday. We were sitting together on the couch this morning and Kayleigh was feeling nostalgic. Looking through pictures on her Instagram, she asked Cohen, “Can’t you go back to being three?” (more…)

Spectator or Participant?


Many of us suffer from a terrible sickness in our churches. It is called “Spectatoritis.” We speak of the congregation as the audience. If we sincerely believe the Gospel, we must believe that God has a vocation for each of us. The situation is a lot like inactive fans (more…)

Something Entirely Different


We were losing daylight.
It was getting darker. The woods seemed to be closing in. My wife and daughter behind me, the trail barely visible in front of me. Have I been here already? I can’t tell, it all looks different than it did in the bright light. We are losing daylight, but we must be close, right? (more…)

Broken


This morning, as I was taking my vitamins (a very rare occurrence) I noticed the glass I was using was cracked, from top to bottom. Not a huge deal, we have lots of glasses. I finished taking my handful of pills and as I threw the broken glass in the trash, I heard my dad’s voice echoing (more…)