From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 4:17 ESV)   I find it interesting that Matthew records in the scripture above that Jesus began His public ministry by preaching a message of repentance. As I thought on it this morning when I read the scripture,… Read More

We need to understand a few facts to understand a conflict we see in the intelligentsia community and their problem with faith in a religion, but especially Jesus Christ. After all they are trying to neuter the American culture of religion, and therefore Christianity is their main target. Who are these people that I speak… Read More

Please don’t think me weird for I want to share with you how, what, and why I write the things I do. I think it is important that I share this, for I see that what I write is completely dependent on what the Holy Spirit is saying to me personally, more than what I… Read More

Some time ago I made a decision that I would not give political opinions on current discussions, or try to persuade people to vote a particular way. I’ve had to bite my lips with not saying something many times, for there are some issues that are tremendously challenging to me as a Christian. However, I… Read More

Look at this great quote from Oswald Chambers I found from My Utmost for His Highest:   “God does not ask us to do the things that are naturally easy for us— He only asks us to do the things that we are perfectly fit to do through His grace, and that is where the… Read More

I’m a little conflicted as I write this blog. It is Friday September 22nd. The blog goes out next Tuesday. The reason I am conflicted is because I don’t know if the blog will be sent out next week, or if I’ll be here, or if many of you will be reading it either. I’m… Read More

If I may be perfectly honest with you, I had a problem with materialism for a large period of my life. I’ve heard many reasons and excuses people use to justify their need or addiction for material things. For example I’ve heard some TV ministers justify multiple homes and cars and airplanes and yachts because… Read More

  I read an interesting quote from Oswald Chambers in My Utmost from His Highest yesterday.  Let me share it:   “Satan does not tempt us just to make us do wrong things— he tempts us to make us lose what God has put into us through regeneration, namely, the possibility of being of value… Read More

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”  (Psalms 34:18 ESV)   I am in Colorado as I write.  I am here because of an invitation my best friend Pete McKenzie made of me to help him continue to process through his grief of losing his wife Suzan a few… Read More

There seems to be a lot of activity going on around the world that could be described by some  people as “signs of the times.”  I mean, as a Christian if we avoid considering the possibility of this being the case, we would be like the myth that an ostrich  buries its head in the… Read More

Like many of you I have followed the tragic news and challenges with the people in Houston. A few days ago I was tearfully caught up in some stories of many rescues and acts of service by volunteers who risked their life, and for sure their time and money, to help people who couldn’t help… Read More

Let’s be honest. We’ve all told a lie at times in our life. It starts early in life doesn’t it? The reason is obvious to me. It is in our fallen nature to lie. Don’t be surprised when your young child lies. You need to remember that you did it too. I hope the “did”… Read More