Why are so many people not content? Unhappiness, anger, depression, and hopelessness seems to be much more prevalent than contentment. Contentment is a state of peaceful happiness. Few have it. There are so many things that take peace and happiness away from us. Most of these things are external or circumstantial, but some are rooted […]Read more "Stop being so unhappy and discontented"
Anyone sense that the emotion and character attribute of compassion in our country is declining? Racism continues to hurt so many, aggressive and angry political statements, violence and anger, the plot with so much horrible violence on too many shows and movies, and the consistent personal battle we all face with selfishness and self-attention as […]Read more "Decline of Compassion Must be Resisted"
Are you wasting life or cherishing it?Read more "Time Continues to Move"
I was at the church this morning, doing some things and getting ready for the weekend gatherings. I noticed the little birds that were up underneath the car port were now gone. They got strong enough to fly away. I then thought of Rick’s message on gratefulness. I thought of how many people over the last […]Read more "The Baby Birds are Gone, God is Not"
The story Jesus tells about the soils is interesting to me. I read it this morning in Luke 8. Jesus says a farmer went out to plant seed and here are the results. Some seed hit the road, was trampled and the birds ate it up. He says (v.12) that the this is like the […]Read more "Pick your Dirt"
There is no greater responsibility on the face of this earth, like being a father. The power and influence on our children is astounding. I have had so many failures at being a perfect dad, but I realized the Lord wants us to be great dads not perfect. The example we live in front of […]Read more "An Open Letter to young dads on Father’s Day"
The ministry of Christ was performed mostly under the judgmental and critical eyes of the ruling religious class of the day, the Pharisees. They knew the law and followed it meticulously. They also knew that many did not, as they did. Those wretched sinners. They were filled with spiritual pride, judgemental attitudes, and disdain for […]Read more "Unfortunately, We Can Be Pharisees"