Children Know More Than You Think…

...pay attention.

A generation ago, kids were meant to be quiet and in their place. In many ways, that meant being invisible. That didn’t work out so well and so we’ve had an improving generation where we’ve begun to value the needs and roles of children. That’s not everywhere or with every adult, but the situation has […]

Christmas Tradition…

...or Celebration.

One could make an honest argument that the Christmas traditions are also a celebration. Many are. Santa Claus? Rudolph? Mistletoe? The celebration is the birth of Jesus, Savior of the world. Some Christian celebrations have been reduced to tradition. That can be a problem: Matthew 15:1-6 (NIV) 1  Then some Pharisees and teachers of the […]

No Doubt About It…

Jesus is the Lord.

Let there be no doubt in your mind that Jesus is Lord. As we celebrate Christmas, let us do so with a confident heart that the baby born in Bethlehem is the one and only Son of God. Matthew 14:25-33 (NIV) 25  During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on […]

Terrorist Shootings…

...the truth.

Senseless murders and murderers. Our hearts break for them as they do for those families affected. God be with them. Do you understand these things? Listen to the perspective of God: Matthew 13:47-51 (NIV2011) 47  “Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all […]

Family Christmas…

...forever.

With the celebration of the birth of Jesus among us just now, you might wonder about His family. Mary and Joseph are the parents and they have plenty of relatives. The reason He was born in Bethlehem had to do with Joseph’s family origin. In a text found mid way in Mathew, Jesus asks a […]

The line in the sands of time…

...your choice.

There is a destination for us all to either heaven or hell. It makes me happy when I reckon that a person has chosen to follow the love of God that leads to heaven. Those who resist the urgings of the Holy Spirit are bound for hell. Whether you’re a terrorist bomber or simply a […]

Losing yourself…

...gone forever?

I have a deep concern for those who have lost their way. Are you one of them or do you know someone? Of course you do. Are they lost and without hope? Proceeding without the grace of God, they’re gonners. Ultimately, the choice was theirs. One isn’t victimized into this state. External pressure can be […]

Leading on Sunday…

...to church.

Around the country we still see the black military flags that reveal that some of our veterans are still missing in action from Viet Nam. When we see the banners, we say a prayer for the family, still in pain. Imagine if we began to raise such flags for those who are missing in action […]

Youth…

...listen to them.

If you’re not a youth, you were once. (Children don’t usually read this blog.) Many of us have influence on the youth. So read this carefully: 1 Timothy 4:12 ESV “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” There […]

1400 People Seeking God

... rally in SoCal

1,400 people came together at Camps Mount Crags and Gilmore over the weekend. Men, women and kids all had a great day of spiritual nourishment and interaction that drew most everyone to the Lord. Commissioner Carolyn Knaggs spoke to the women. Author, David Morrow met with the men. The kids had a number of youth […]