Chapter Closed – Forgiveness Given

But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; Matt 5:44-45
A chapter in my life has come to an end.
There is someone in my past that I have thought about many times since I became a Christian. Continue reading

Eye for an Eye; Judgement for Judgement

You have probably heard about an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth all your life.
It comes from Ex 21:23-25 – But if any harm follows, then you shall give life for life, eye for eye , tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe. Continue reading

More Intimate With Jesus – Less Intimate With The World

What does Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggert, Ted Haggard, Lonnie Latham, Paul Barnes, and Billy James Hargis all have in common?
Ministry scandals!
Those few names are just the tip of the iceberg of a list that keeps on growing.
There have always been con-artists and charlatans that want nothing more than to separate you from your money; Continue reading

First Impressions & Misconceptions

Your impressions of someone can be quite a misconception.
There is a pastor, here at camp that I see every year but have never got to know.
To be truthful, over the years I’ve never really noticed him outside of class.
I know he was probably in the canteen area and perhaps watching the games, but he was just such a quiet fellow that I didn’t notice him. Continue reading

From Plunging Toilets to Preaching Gospel

Andy Comer is our evangelist at camp this year.
I remember Andy from our early years at camp when he was, what is called, a slop-jock.
A slop-jock is a young man that works at camp all summer long and hauls trash, divides up the thrown-away food into solids and liquids, and they do maintenance around the dorms and cabins. Continue reading

More Abundantly Living

I saw this on Facebook the other evening: Don’t like gay marriages? Don’t get one…Don’t like cigarettes? Don’t smoke them…Don’t like abortions? Don’t get one…Don’t like sex? Don’t have it…Don’t like drugs? Don’t do them…Don’t like porn? Don’t watch it…Don’t like alcohol? Don’t drink it.. Don’t like guns? Don’t buy one..Don’t like your rights taken away? Don’t take away someone else’s! {re-post if you agree}. Continue reading