Optimism

Positive thinking. The name brings about the remembrance of many a book or show on its power and prestige, yet today in spite of all the advances we have made in society with health, longevity, technology, and other things — we are at a loss of something very important. That to me is being optimistically…

The Heart of the Lamb

Some people look at a sheep, or a lamb and go “SHEEP = ITCHY!” It really depends on the wool and how it is cared for. Thank Goodness for that! I love my wool socks. Sheep were a mainstay in the time of Jesus. The people of that time used them for more than wool….

Logos, Rhema, and the Spirit

Words, what are they? One thing is for sure. It is amazing that language can be used to talk about language. We have a word for the unit of text or sound that is used for conveying a concept. That word is word. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,…

Ask, Seek, and be sure to Knock

I’ve been thinking a lot about where I am right now in life. It’s pretty interesting looking back over the decade that most people probably feel was a breeze through, that being one’s 20’s. For some it is filled with regrets; others, not so much. One can find articles on the internet on how people…

Salvation and Sales

In this day and age you almost can’t go anywhere without seeing advertising. It’s on TV, radio, cellphones galore, and in printed works worldwide. Billions of dollars are spent on marketing operations, and with good reason. How would you know that some service or product existed without advertising? Yet even the most effective advertising isn’t…

Mirrors and Mortals

Have you ever wondered what mirrors would say if they could speak? I haven’t thought too much about it myself, but if there is one thing they would probably be good at is telling a history that we like to ignore: how we have changed. It’s not age alone that I am referring too. It…

Playing Cards with God

To anyone who has played Texas Hold ‘Em or anything similar this is for you. You have a hand, and you have three options. Depending on the situation you can bet, call, or fold. You wait for the flop, maybe ride the turn, and finally see if you win anything with the river. It’s a…

The Narrow Gate

Many times during the day I find myself thinking over the past, the present, and the future. As I think through what to do, and what road to walk down, I find myself evermore limited by the landscape of the changing economy, and culture of the world. Always looking for the right thing, always looking…

The Wine of His Will

One of my favorite stories in scripture has this line at the penultimate showdown of two wills at war. I know that you can do all things! No purpose of yours can be rendered void! My paraphrase of Job 42:2 This story is the story of Job. Here, in Job 42:2, Job cried out to…

Clarity and Chaos

“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace” 1 Corinthians 14:33, KJV The mind is a solar system in its own right. In it the planetary rings of what we value and prioritize orbit around the metaphorical sun and literal center of it all, that being, the conscious experience of reality. In…