Heart Broken in 17 Pieces…

...and more.

The School shooting in Florida this week has us all heart broken. The families of these children and adults are in need of our prayers and active support. I believe God’s heart too was broken by this demonstration of senseless evil. Make no mistake about this, the enemy had everything to do with it. The […]

Go For The Gold…

...what, no platinum?

As we watch the Olympics in Korea these days, it’s clear that the best competitors are going for the gold. I suppose that some have come with lesser expectations where just being there is thrill enough. Good for them. Going for the gold is really essential if you plan to really do the best. It […]

Future of The Salvation Army…

...might include you.

Often I am asked about the future of The Salvation Army. My answer almost always includes my lack of interest in the perpetuity of the movement. Factually, it will survive the rapture! Not because there are leaders who will not be taken up when Jesus returns, but because in many places, the financial security of […]

Communicating in Social Media…

...can be effective.

I have enjoyed social media through the years. I was there when it all became popular and jumped in to see what it was all about. After many years of engagement, I understand it as another way to communicate with friends and others who have yet to become friends. There is a whole lot of […]

Following God…

...always interesting.

If you want to take the right steps in life, follow God. It’ll always be interesting. If you are simply looking for change, be sure to consult with the One who knows what lies before you and is interested in your well being. I consulted with a couple yesterday who are thinking of a significant […]

Come Now, Let Us Reason Together…

...multipartisanship.

In most realities in life, there are more than two sides to an experience, expectation, or opportunity. Bipartisanship that we hear about daily is a simplified and naive perspective in life. It’s why there is so much confusion as to how to expect people, and in this case political parties, to come to workable solutions. […]

Faith informs Politics…

...not the other way around.

As believers in God, we take our morality and direction in life from Him. We find this very much in a careful reading of His Word, a relationship with Jesus, in fellowship with other believers and in the midst of mission. I’m convinced that all are necessary for a proper understanding of life as it […]

Good Days…

...try one.

“This is the day the Lord has made. we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalms 118:24 Why not? God declares it. Let it be. With respect for those in pain, grief, disappointment, and depression, can we make the best of it? This day will only happen once in history. Whether it will be […]

Beautiful Music…

...inspired.

I just can’t get enough of beautiful music. What kind of music is that? It is that which lifts me, inspires me, comforts me, excites me and more. Is it one style over another? Not really. Today it’s Christian piano playing of tunes I know. If you were nearby, you might even hear me singing […]

Racism…

...an evil reality.

If you’re looking to see if satan has influence in our worlds, you only have to consider the ill effects of racism. It is not nationalism. It is a condescending estimate of another’s differences and it is indefensible. It takes many forms, but always diminishes God’s creation with an inferior, inappropriate context. It almost always […]