From Max Lucado – At Advent, we are invited to immerse ourselves in hope. Biblical hope is not wishful thinking. It is the unshakable confidence that God can be trusted. It is the belief that God is always at work for our good (Rom. 8:24-25, 28). It is the assurance that God’s promises are trueContinue reading “Biblical Hope”
Stuffed jalapenos are one of those things that everyone has a different way of doing. My brother and cousins all do them somewhat differently. There are just a few ingredients in my stuffed jalapenos: jalapenos, bacon, cream cheese and raw shrimp. Toothpicks are useful in holding everything together, but my wife doesn’t really like meContinue reading “Stuffed Jalapenos”
In one of our meetings, Pastor Chad asked the question “what about the next day”. This question caught my imagination. It was asked in reference to the story of the healing at the pool Bethesda. You can find this story in John 5. Miracles that Jesus performed were on real people and changed lives. ThisContinue reading “What About the Next Day?”
The Firefighter Devotional is an excellent blog that I follow. Today’s post talks about the phrase “More Than You Can Bear”. One of my pet peeves is people quoting scripture that is not in the Bible or taking what is written and misinterpreting it for their own uses. Give a close read. There are quiteContinue reading “More Than You Can Bear”
I knew retirement was coming and I had been thinking of what I wanted to do during retirement. I just didn’t know it would be a few years earlier than I had planned. Sure, there are several things that I had neglected and need to do. Such as cleaning out the garage. And we wantContinue reading “What’s in the future?”
I often think that children’s messages in church teach as much or more than the regular sermons and this is a prime example. We all get in trouble. Sometimes intentionally. We want something and decide to break the rules. Sometimes we like to walk on the edge. There is something exciting about seeing how closeContinue reading “Trouble”
My favorite comic of all times is Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes. You can find them at https://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes. What makes them special to me? I’m not entirely sure. I think it’s as simple as we are taken on adventures. Crazy, fun adventures. Perhaps because the strips touch deeper topics than a simple joke or perhapsContinue reading “The best comic award goes to…”
Several years ago, I taught a Sunday School class of pre-school boys. One if their favorite activities was to knock down blocks. We had these big soft blocks and I would stack them high. Invariably one of them would hit or kick and knock down the tower. Once one started the rest would join in.Continue reading “Boys and blocks”
I’ve always enjoyed maps. When taking the Iowa Test of Basic Skills tests many years ago, the map part of the test was the one that I enjoyed doing and the part that I always did well on. Today, the maps on your phone are great for getting from point A to point B. TheyContinue reading “Maps”
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