Faith

Sometimes Our Future is Found in Our Past.

This isn’t the first time our world has been a difficult place to live. Is anyone satisfied with the current state of affairs? Complaints, moans, cries and wrath echo from every corner. How do we stay joyful, or at least not live angry, during these frustrating times? The Bible is filled with calls to remember.…

The New Commandment

Imagine being in the room on that night when Jesus was sharing the Last Supper with his disciples. It had been a bit of a whirlwind, to say the least. In one evening Jesus washed his disciple’s feet, foretold his betrayal, instituted the Eucharist (what we call Communion), and dismissed Judas to complete his treachery.…

We’re Not In Kansas Anymore…

“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” –Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz True story. It’s mid-afternoon, and I’m sitting in a coffee shop in downtown Rock Springs. Quiet like a library, nobody else in the place. Fresh coffee, working wifi. A perfect place to get some work done. Some time later the bell…

Faith is a Journey

Faith is a Journey, not a switch. The old joke tells of a woman, racing into a grocery store.  She urgently searches out the closest attendant available and pleads, “Do you have anything faster than instant?” I am sure any parent who needed to get children fed before an evening event is able to identify.…

Blessed Are the Messy!

Whoever coined the phrase “don’t cry over spilt milk” did not have children. There are a lot of things in life that bring us to tears, but none so troublesome as the messy things caused by our own carelessness or misunderstanding.  That is why God sent a MESSiah.  God knew that most of what happened…

What’s the Plan!?!  

It’s a new year. It’s that season in which we evaluate where we have been and where we are going.  Some of us might be a little cynical, thinking, “I always mean to change but never do.”  While others are more optimistic with thoughts of this nature, “I didn’t make as much progress last year…

FREEDOM!!!

I don’t know why, but every July I get this image of Mel Gibson’s blue face crying at the top of his lungs, “FREEDOM!!!”.  His portrayal of William Wallace is one of my favorites. ( My wife refuses to allow me to purchase blue face paint or a kilt.  Which I believe demonstrates good judgement…

How Not to Ruin Your Life…

There is a proverb that has given me pause for such a long time.  Everytime I read it or think of it, I am left stinging.  It’s truth is obvious but like so many things in life, it’s lessons are not clear until after the mistake.  Proverbs 19:3 (NLT) People ruin their lives by their…

When Less can be so much MORE!!!

Talk about Starting from ZERO! Luke 2:6-7 (NLT) The time came for her baby to be born. 7 She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them. The King of Kings started His…

When Your Giving has Rhythm!!

When Your Giving has Rhythm! I am not really a huge fan of musicals, BUT I do love how they are able to take the most mundane of life’s activities into an incredible scene filled with music and dance. I have always wanted to order a cheeseburger and everyone break out into harmonious song, and…