Archive from March, 2014
Mar 26, 2014 - Hearing From God    3 Comments

WE GET THE ENTERTAINMENT, YET MISS THE MESSAGE

Have you ever taken the time to give much thought to what occupies your mind these days? Thoughts like … What drives or motivates me to do the things I do? Well, I have. As of late, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to why entertainment seems to be so important to us. So much so that people are willing to sacrifice and imagecompromise family and relationships to be entertained. Don’t get me wrong, I am not against being entertained. But what I am against is the mindless passivity and superficial engagement that often occurs with social media, the internet, television, texting, and the list goes on. And believe it or not, passivity and superficialness have even entered into the church causing people to get the entertainment but miss the message.

So why do we crave entertainment?

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Mar 19, 2014 - Family Matters    2 Comments

HOLY SPIRIT ~THE GLUE THAT BINDS

As a family, we really enjoy spending time together with friends. I am so thankful to God for how He has knitted my family together with other families and I pray that my readers receive that same blessing. One night we were over to a couple’s house for dinner. While we were around the table eating, me, my wife and the husband were all engrossed in imageconversation about work projects, college teaching, ministry work, technology … You name it. The husband is really gifted in all things technological. My wife and I aren’t! So we take every opportunity to learn from him and my wife said to him something to effect of, “How do I repay you?” Meaning, what do I bring to the friendship? Then she said jokingly, “Well, I guess if you’re ever in need of an educational consultant – I’m your guy … Or better yet, being married to a retired police officer I can offer you a get-out-of-jail-free card.” We all laughed. This all sparked his wife to join in and say, “My husband and you guys are all so gifted and talented, but I’m just average. There is nothing about me that stands out.” That’s when I stepped in, I mean when the Holy Spirit in me stepped in, and I said, “You are the glue that binds.” She gave me a puzzled look so I went on to explain that she was the one who orchestrated this whole evening of hospitality and fellowship. She was kind of like the glue that keeps us together as friends. The interesting thing about glue is that it’s powerful but invisible … Think of all the things that have glue holding it together but you can’t see the glue. You might even forget that it’s there.

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Mar 12, 2014 - The Love of God    No Comments

MISSION~ALL THINGS POSSIBLE

So what started as a simple observation in a lawyer’s office has turned into a three post series on the law: The Ten imageCommandments ~ It Was Never About The Law; Mission Impossible ~The Law, and finally this week’s post Mission- All Things Possible. We would all be discouraged if the story ended with “mission impossible.” But praise be to God that with Him all things are possible; not because of what we can do but because of what He has done and what He can do!

I GIVE YOU A NEW COMMANDMENT

1 John 2:7-8 Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard. Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and in you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining. Walking in the Spirit is walking in the light of truth and love for one another.

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