” Having a True BFF !”

Apr 24

” Having a True BFF !”

My 10 year old granddaughter and I recently finished reading a book by , Stan Crader, called The Bridge. Crader gives a glimpse of rural America through the eyes of a 12-year-old boy, Tommy Thompson, during the summer of 1967. It details Tommy’s quest for a Honda motorcycle and the summer jobs he worked to earn it. Tommy recalls his adventures with his school...

Read More

“What True Friends Do” (Show Up)

Apr 14

“What True Friends Do” (Show Up)

Today I would like to post an old article I wrote last year in memory of an a family friend who had passed on before I had this Blog setup. I have made a few changes and taken out some information from the original posting Today 04/14/2015 I commemerate this post to A young family— Josh, Venessa, & Hudson Ellis. I did not know them, they were Youth Pastors...

Read More

“Can You Do MORE?”

Apr 08

“Can You Do MORE?”

Abraham sending his servant, Eliezer, on a mission to find a wife for his son Isaac (Genesis 24) is a beautiful story with many spiritual applications and lessons for us. Probably the most significant ‘take a way’ for me, is what former Pastor now motivational speaker John Maxwell calls ‘The Rebekah Principle’ Eliezer left Haran with a large caravan of 10 camels...

Read More

“Who Is The Greatest?”

Apr 03

“Who Is The Greatest?”

“He saved others, but he can’t save himself!” – one of many taunts that were spat at Jesus while he hung dying on a cross more than 2000 years ago. Limp. Parched. Bleeding. Hurting. The notice describing the charge and basis for Jesus’ death penalty read: “The King of the Jews”. He was the king of an oppressed people, living under the merciless Roman...

Read More

Surviving or Thriving?

Mar 31

Surviving or Thriving?

Survive- To remain; to continue to exist. Does this sound like where you are? Our world is made up of people who are continuing to just exist. If we compare the goals and dreams of young children to those of adults who have had to face hardships, we see possibilities changed to practicalities. Our goals have changed to reflect our desire for survival. We all have...

Read More

“Confession, An Epoxy That Holds Relationship Together”

Mar 21

“Confession, An Epoxy That Holds Relationship Together”

Earlier this week I had started a post regarding the Church. I had shown from Ephesians 2 that the church was NOT a building but rather a Living and breathing organization comprised of many people that God was joining together in Him. Many times in my experiences over the years I feel I may have ‘missed the mark’ in my teaching to really relate and show...

Read More

“The Final Four and Winning The Eternal Prize”

Mar 21

“The Final Four and Winning The Eternal Prize”

Do you have your bracket filled out? Now if you have  no idea what the question means you are obviously not a basketball fan! This week “The Road to the Final Four!” began in earnst. It’s  the quest for the NCAA championship in men’s basketball. It’s called March Madness! The tournament reminds me that the qualities for success in the sports world are so similar to...

Read More