Archive | August, 2013


Qualified To Be Useful

When God called Gideon to lead Israel out from under the rule of the Midianites, He didn’t exactly find a Type A self-assured leader oozing with charisma or confidence. Even though the angel called him a mighty hero, Gideon does a double-take with a “Who, me?” glance around him. “I’m from the weakest clan in […]

Authentic Christians

Authentic Christianity

“And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.” I Corinthians 11:1 New Living Translation   Oh the power of a life whose words and deeds are congruent [consistent, matching, harmonious] with each other!   Our culture has become disinterested in a gospel of convenience and compromise. –       They’re tired of being told about […]

Hidden Roads

God’s Hidden Road

On a trip I like a clearly defined route. I like my freeways to have several uncluttered lanes. I like frequent road signs with a lot of helpful information … like how far it is to my destination and what amenities are available at the next off ramp. I don’t like questions or ambiguity. Don’t […]

Our Ceiling, Their Floor

A Blog For Parents David said, “My son Solomon is still young and inexperienced. And since the Temple to be built for the Lord must be a magnificent structure, famous and glorious throughout the world, I will begin making preparations for it now.” S0  David collected vast amounts of building materials before his death.   I Chronicles 22:5 […]

Who Are Your Heroes?

Who Are Your Heroes? “The godly people in the land
 are my true heroes! I take pleasure in them!” Psalm 16:3 New Living Translation Living in a culture that puts more emphasis on style than on substance, it’s easy to get confused about who our heroes are. –       When we insist on artificial color added […]