Friday, December 11th, 2020: On my lunchbreak, driving to pick up food, I prayed. I was praying because I heard that a customer from work had just died from complications related to Covid 19. Two things came out of that prayer time. One was a profound anger about this whole pandemic situation; not merely the … Continue reading Small Acts in a Big World
Mainly, I wanted to share an article a friend sent me awhile back about about the use of, let's say, culturally objectionable words. My disclaimer here is that I have not fully evaluated all the claims made by the authors of this site, so I want to clarify that my sharing here is in no … Continue reading Culturally Objectionable Words
In the Gospel of Mark, chapter two, is the following story: “Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. People came and asked Him, ‘Why do John’s disciples and the Pharisees’ fast, but your disciples do not fast?’ Jesus said to them, ‘The wedding guests cannot fast while the groom is with them, can they? … Continue reading The Seasonality of Revelation
But I didn't. The conversation stopped just shy of going for the ask. Unlike many times in my past, the predominant reason was not fear. It was there, but it was a little leprechaun instead of a giant. My reasons were just reasons: "I've had a long day and I'm tired." "I need to get … Continue reading I Could’ve Had a Date Last Night
The word “believe” according to the Strong's Concordance, is from the Greek word ‘Pisteuo’ (pist-yoo-o) “to have faith (in upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), that is, credit; by implication to entrust”. It is from the word “pistis”, meaning “persuasion, that is, credence; moral conviction...” In the KJV, “pistis” is translated as … Continue reading What Does it Mean to Believe?
After the man and woman ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, from which they were commanded not to eat; "...the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. So the LORD God called out to the man and said to him, … Continue reading Where Are You?
Since early in my Christian walk, the ceremony involving little pieces of bread and micro-shots of grape juice never made sense to me. I’m speaking about communion. Yes, Jesus did say, “do this in remembrance of me,” but when He said that, the ceremony I’m familiar with didn’t exist yet. Different theological streams each do … Continue reading Holy Crumbs
I recently had a conversation with somebody who was stressing out about decision-making and God's will. By God's grace, I dropped the following truth bombs from personal experience: - God is more concerned about character development than which fork you take at this particular juncture. - Most of the lessons that God wants to teach … Continue reading I Want to Honor God