RELIGION: Mixing law and grace

Some things taste great together. Vanilla and chocolate soft serve swirl … good! Chocolate and peanut butter … good! Peanut butter and jelly … good! Chips and salsa … good! Bacon and, well, anything … good! I’d argue that these individual…

AUTHORITY: The barking dog

I like to go for long walks in our neighborhood, and it seems that EVERY dog is out to get me. It’s amazing how many front doors and/or gates to backyard fences will open up as I pass on by … and…

PURPOSE: What was God thinking?

Sometimes I wonder, I really do. What in the world was God thinking? I mean, He is pretty smart … in fact, He is all knowing. He knows the END from the BEGINNING. So why did He create us? Why did He put…

OBDEDIENCE: SLICK ROADS

My teenage son receives his driver’s license in just a few weeks, and in my parental panic, it got me thinking about when I was 17 and I had just gotten my license. 

I remember I had only been…

RELIGION: What would you do for a klondike bar?

When I was a kid way back in the 80’s I used to love the commercial for Klondike Bars … “What would you do for a Klondike Bar?” You’d see people on TV doing all kinds of ridiculous stuff like rubbing…

PURPOSE: HERE AM I

Ever ask for volunteers for something at your home church? Gets pretty rough getting much help, am I right? You hear lots of, “Let me pray about that first” or “I need to check with my spouse” … which is…

SIN isn't in your nature

Christian, you don’t have a sin nature or a NATURE TO SIN … you have a NEW nature! Your sin nature (flesh) was dealt with ONCE at the cross, your flesh (own ways) have been crucified ONCE and have DIED…

BELIEFS: Skiing with Jesus

When I was a kid, I was a very good snow skier. Skis close together, parallel … swoosh, swoosh. Skis way too long for my body weight, and snappy jackets that were more colorful than Joseph and his amazing technicolor…

SIN: Grading on a curve

I’m pretty smart with some things, but others … not so much. I remember way back in college I took some finance classes that I passed only by the grace of God. Of course, I didn’t know Him back then ……

Crooked Thinking: The Eagles of Grace

Might be a good thing, might be a bad thing … but I tend to spiritualize EVERYTHING! Truly, we are spirit with a flesh wrapper, and we as believers are a supernatural creation (Ephesians 2:1-9). With that in mind, I figure it…

JESUS: Put away your laundry

One of the best things about blogging is that I get to relate the things that I think and pray about … to my own behavior! Many times, when I analyze myself in light of the scriptures, my marriage gets better! Why…

PURPOSE: NAILS IN YOUR TIRE

My wife and I like to go for long walks in our neighborhood, and my wife is kind enough to walk slow for me! Man, I’m getting old. Well, lately we have found ourselves picking up all the metal nails…