Memorable Scripture: Straight and Narrow

Matthew 7:13-14
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Continue reading

Memorable Scripture: Speaking Life to the Dead

Ezekiel 37:1-10
The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” So I answered, “O Lord God, You know.” Continue reading

Memorable Scripture: Despising your birthright – giving it up for a trivial thing.

And Esau said, “Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?” Gen 25:32

The first-born son had privileges his siblings did not. Continue reading

Life Changing Events

Good morning from Daniel Springs church camp. 
Last night the camp pastor spoke on time. As I listened I began to think about the stories my grandparents use to talk about. 

Most of us will remember life changing events – for them it was The Great Depression. 
My grandmother would not toss out a small bowl of purple-hull peas. Things were so bad and food was scarce. 
I heard about the scarcity of jobs and working all day for 50 cents. 
It was there life changing event. 
In my lifetime there have been many things that have changed the way I live and think. 

Man landed on the moon in the late 1960’s. Abortion was made legal in the early 1970’s and same-sex marriage in 2015. 

September 11, 2001 changed all of us and our view of Islam. 
Now I can reminisce about where I lived and went to school. I could talk about friends and places. But above all the dates and events that have transpired in my lifetime, January 15, 1975 sticks out above all. 

That was the day I was born-again by accepting Jesus as my Savior. 
It’s the event I should talk about the most. 

It’s the event I should talk about most with my grandchildren. 

It is the life changing event that I need to tell everyone about. 

It’s the event that my mind should think on the most. 

“Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” Colossians‬ ‭3:2‬ 

A Do-Over!

On Wednesday I was walking four miles and getting my daily exercise, really pouring on some speed, when I over-flexed my left big toe.
It made it difficult to finish my walk. Continue reading

Putting words in the Savior’s mouth.

Jimmy Carter was president from 1977 to 1981. I voted for him back then and the reason I did was because he professed to be a born-again Christian. He still does.
But I saw where the former president has come out in favor of same-sex marriage. Continue reading