The Truth About Truth

Proverbs 23:22 & 23 it reads, “Listen to your father who begot you, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy truth, and do not sell it, get wisdom and instruction and understanding.” When it comes to truth, we must always…

Why “Just Be Yourself” is Terrible Advice!

Somewhere in the deep, dark recesses of a closet in my home, there’s a high school yearbook. In that yearbook are little notes of encouragement that were written to me by my classmates. Virtually all of them convey the same message, just expressed in…

WHERE’S THE GRIEF?

In Romans chapter 9, verses 1 through 3, Paul wrote these words: “I am telling the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience testifies with me in the Holy Spirit, that I have great sorrow and unceasing grief in my heart. For I could wish that…

I AM WHAT I DESPISE; THEREFORE, I MUST FORGIVE!

Do you ever watch action movies where, in the beginning of the film, the hero’s wife was killed by the bad guy, or his daughter was kidnapped (that’s pretty much every action movie plot, isn’t it?), and the rest of the movie you sit…

Don’t Miss the Headline!

On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made their first flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C. On their fifth attempt, the plane embarked on a 12-second flight. Wilbur rushed to the local telegraph office and sent the following message: “We have flown for 12…

Looking At Work Differently

Do you think Jesus made high quality furniture? We know Jesus as the Messiah, but much of His life was spent as a carpenter, which goes to show that even the Son of God was not above work. God worked as well. Psalm 8:3…

Why Are You So Angry?

Not long ago I took my son, Zane, to the DMV so he could take his written permit test. He gets out of school at 3:40 p.m. It’s about a 10-15 minute drive from the High School to the DMV office. The DMV stops…

EMBRACING JUDGMENT DAY

We often view the Day of Judgment as anything but pleasant. The thought of standing before the Lord with the Book of Life opened is nothing short of terrifying. Will He let us into heaven? Will He scold us before pulling a lever that…

WHAT WOULD JESUS POST?

Picture this scenario: Jesus makes His way through the busy marketplace. All of the sudden, he reaches under His robe and pulls out His iPhone 7 and snaps a picture of all the people. Hashtag “The Harvest is Plentiful.” Then Jesus signs on to…

Being Good Isn’t Good Enough

Former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, once stated in an interview that he has little doubt about what awaits him in eternity. Citing his work on gun control, obesity, and smoking cessation, Bloomberg said, “I am telling you if there is a…