Messy Christianity

I grew up in a church that was boring. I’m sorry, but that’s the truth. It was so boring that church was the best place to get an hour nap at the beginning of every week. But the pastor was a really nice man who cared about everyone. The best part of church happened afterContinue reading “Messy Christianity”

God is Always Trustworthy

Sooner or later, the realization that God is real and trustworthy will come as long as you are searching for proof of His power and love. The test is not whether He proves Himself worthy. It is whether we choose to believe in His worthiness. We are the weakest link and that is where religionContinue reading “God is Always Trustworthy”

Walking on the Razors Edge

There is a state park in West Virginia called Seneca Rocks in the Monongahela National Forest. It’s a beautiful place to visit with hiking trails, rock climbing, and a long rope bridge to enjoy. The summit climb is one that anyone without vertigo will really enjoy. Walking along the summit is like walking on theContinue reading “Walking on the Razors Edge”

Called and Imperfect.

There is a misconception present in religion that is true in every religion, whether Christian or non-Christian. Only the perfect and initiated are called to learn the secrets of leadership. When you look at the people that are trained to lead, you will find that this statement is universal. Of course, desire is part ofContinue reading “Called and Imperfect.”

Our God is Our Sufficiency, or Our Sufficiency is Our God

This title represents a mathematical formula. If A = B, then B = A. It is the symmetric property of equality. Then we can restate the equation this way: A = B or B = A are symmetrical and equal. As long as both sides are defined as equal, then the order of the statementContinue reading “Our God is Our Sufficiency, or Our Sufficiency is Our God”

To Act or to Complain

This episode of my blog is my complaint. My complaint is that so few Christians have chosen to act and make a spiritual change in their lives. So I feel I am working alone with God and no other support but from my family. I hope and pray that I am wrong and that myContinue reading “To Act or to Complain”

The Grass is Greener on the Other Side: But it’s Astro Turf

Have you ever thought about abandoning everything you thought was right and just live like everyone else? Really, get honest with yourself and think about it. Have you ever been so discouraged about being a Christian that you would consider giving up all of the morals, the character building, the laws and traditions of theContinue reading “The Grass is Greener on the Other Side: But it’s Astro Turf”

We’re off to see the Wizard.

How recognizable is the title phrase to you? If you’ve ever seen “The Wizard of Oz” or any of its variants since 1939, it should be recognizable. What are some of the lessons the movie portrayed? Evil people will be evil. Fearful people will be fearful. Given the right motivation, weakness and fear can beContinue reading “We’re off to see the Wizard.”

Forgive and Forget? My A**.

In my last post I made a statement that needs to be clarified. Here’s the quote without any context: “But there will be no real change until the black race can learn to forgive and let go of the slave mentality imposed upon them during the entire history of the United States.” Upon later consideration,Continue reading “Forgive and Forget? My A**.”

Friend or Foe?

Have you ever been hurt by a friend? I mean a friend you really know and trust. One that you have trusted with everything. At some point in many of our lives, we’ve had just this sort of experience. It may be a divorce, a lost friend, a business partner, or family. It may evenContinue reading “Friend or Foe?”