Hook, Line & Sinker Hook, Line and Sinker There's enough to write here that this could easily become a book or an article series. Israel declaring Donald Trump as "Cyrus" has a very different context than the American evangelical community claiming the same. In some cases, I would submit that it was and still is … Continue reading Cyrus-Trump. Fools Gold or Lessons Learned (Do We Need a King? Part II)
Let's continue to define some of the issues that parents, teachers and leaders need to be considering. There is no simple way to define or describe the complexities of the issues causing our children and society to become at risk. The last blog spoke into some surface-level issues that face kids and families. What about … Continue reading TRUTH MATTERS: Toxic Social Media and the Dark Web: Part II
Do you remember the last time you dropped your middle-schooler off downtown in the big city nearest you? I mean let them and their friends out in the middle of... well, you know what I mean, don't you? No? Well, how about the last time you approved of your high-school-age kids going to the local … Continue reading TRUTH MATTERS: Toxic Social Media and the Dark Web: Part I
When I first moved to Atlanta in 1988, I had never seen a cotton plantation, much less, a field ripe with cotton. While a common site for many across the Southern states, it's amazing how many stories we miss or misinterpret as we travel along life's highways. I have several times over the years, even … Continue reading III. Stronger-Together: Unity and a Field of Dreams
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!
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.
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
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.
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
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
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)
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)
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)
In Hebrew, “shalom” can be either a noun or a verb. It has the depth that seeks to address your and my health, well-being, our very completeness as a person.
In the old days of Israel, Samuel was a prophet of God and the people of Israel did not need a king. They obeyed God and He provided for them.
Diversity has been so misused and what was originally meant as a virtue has become a dogmatic tyrannical mandate.