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It Just Took Perseverance!

So check this out and be encouraged! I didn't take that top image of the Neowise comet, but I did take the other three in this blog. Here's a short thought for you during these difficult times in our culture. It occurred to me as the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart after Kathy commented … Continue reading It Just Took Perseverance!

Fear of Law Enforcement. Where it Began

So, when you think about Kaepernick taking a knee or any other generalized "resistance" to law enforcement, you might consider that those who struggle with this struggle today, do so through the very DNA and emotional history of their ancestors.

II. In Truth There is Freedom: Justice Follows

The first blog in this mini-series, "Just-us or Justice? Truth Matters," we talked about the problems and shed some light on some of the issues surrounding the agendas actually driving the current social unrest in the United States. Together, we're learning that the violence and the "protests" are rooted in an agenda that is exploiting … Continue reading II. In Truth There is Freedom: Justice Follows

I. Just-us or Justice? Truth Matters.

In February 2012 George Zimmerman, a Hispanic male, born in 1983 confronted a suspicious person wearing a hoodie walking down a street at night. Zimmerman, a neighborhood appointed block watch captain was on patrol in response to a rash of recent burglaries. A confrontation took place and Zimmerman was injured. He shot the person in … Continue reading I. Just-us or Justice? Truth Matters.

Born Into War: If I Were A Leader in The Lord’s Resistance

Enemy occupied territory - that is what this world is. Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed, you might say landed in disguise, and is calling us all to take part in a great campaign of sabotage."C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity Reconnaissance Report "Sir, we've finished our assessment. The warriors are assembling … Continue reading Born Into War: If I Were A Leader in The Lord’s Resistance

Born into War: If I Were the Devil’s War Planner

To the young, I would whisper that the Bible is a myth. I would convince the children that man created God instead of the other way around. I’d confide that what’s bad is good and what’s good is square. 1964, Paul Harvey In 1964, Paul Harvey published and recorded his now famous short essay entitled … Continue reading Born into War: If I Were the Devil’s War Planner

Overcoming Fear, Uncertainty and the Coronavirus (Part Three)

Is the Coronavirus God's Judgement? This last blog contains some requested commentary on the "big picture", as well as some practical "advice" for thriving in the midst of disaster. There is a lot of doom and gloom discussion taking place in social media and in the news. There's also a good deal of pollyanna wishful … Continue reading Overcoming Fear, Uncertainty and the Coronavirus (Part Three)

Overcoming Fear, Uncertainty and the Coronavirus (Part Two)

You are not alone. We are in this together! We're in This Together! We were driving along a lonely road in my home state a couple days ago and noticed that the DOT digital sign said "We're in this together!" The first blog post a few days ago somewhat laid the groundwork for this discussion, … Continue reading Overcoming Fear, Uncertainty and the Coronavirus (Part Two)

Overcoming Fear, Uncertainty and the Coronavirus (Part One)

Thriving While Others are Surviving is a Matter of the Mind You Are Not Alone Recently, a pastor and good friend asked me to define a "shepherd." Our discussion was focused around the responsibilities of a pastor in the context of leading at the local church level. His first question was, "How would you define … Continue reading Overcoming Fear, Uncertainty and the Coronavirus (Part One)