“The Great Divorce” – C.S. Lewis

There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, in the end, “Thy will be done.” All that are in Hell, choose it. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it.  Those who seek find. Continue reading ““The Great Divorce” – C.S. Lewis”

No one expects the unexpected

Difficult and unexpected situations tend to bring out some unexpected things. We don’t realize how important something is until it’s gone. Like toilet paper or deodorant. We don’t fully appreciate how much teachers do, until we start teaching our own kids at home. We aren’t grateful enough for simple opportunities to gather together, shake hands,Continue reading “No one expects the unexpected”

“Faith For Exiles: 5 Ways For A New Generation to Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon ” – David Kinnaman & Mark Matlock

Too many of our ministry efforts prepare people for a world that doesn’t exist, under cutting our witness and passing flimsy faith to the next generation. Because, honestly, we are scared. David Kinnaman & Mark Matlock I love to travel. Seeing new things, experiencing different settings and ways of doing things…its exciting! When I wasContinue reading ““Faith For Exiles: 5 Ways For A New Generation to Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon ” – David Kinnaman & Mark Matlock”

Getting out while not going out

So…my last post went in a different direction than I had intended, so I’m going to try this again… A lot is changing around us right now. And we don’t like change. We all like knowing what to expect, and some of us really like knowing what to expect. It’s probably a control thing-I knowContinue reading “Getting out while not going out”

Points if you can pronounce "Habakkuk"

Over the last few days or so, I’ve begun to get use to a feeling of surrealness.  I went grocery shopping last week. It wasn’t that the store was empty-there was plenty of food. But it certainly was more empty than I’ve ever seen a grocery store. It reminded me of shopping for groceries inContinue reading “Points if you can pronounce "Habakkuk"”

"Evangelism As Exiles" – Elliot Clark

So many of us are in love with this present world, yet it seems we’d rather keep the world — or, more accurately, its sinners — at much more than arm’s length. Far too often we’re a happy and hope-filled people as long as our churches are prospering, as long as we have a seatContinue reading “"Evangelism As Exiles" – Elliot Clark”

Blog: The Return…again…

Don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been here for years… LL Cool J, Mama Said Knock You Out Wow…it’s been a long time since my last run at this blog thing. But, I’m going to give it another go. I’m shooting for a post a week, something short, relevant, encouraging, challenging, and, as always, biblical.Continue reading “Blog: The Return…again…”

Honesty about struggling with principles

No pic. No silly title. Just some up-front honesty. After a couple of weeks of writing about principles and doing the right thing, I feel like those convictions are being tested. Over the last week, significant situations have arisen that have challenged my conviction to do what is right; not as a clear choice betweenContinue reading “Honesty about struggling with principles”

Principles are weird…are you weird?

Sometimes it’s hard to do the right thing, even if we have resolved to live our lives on principle. We will always be tempted to fall back into a habit of self-preservation and the seeking of our own self-interests. However, there’s another factor that will make it difficult to live consistently on principle. Living onContinue reading “Principles are weird…are you weird?”