Showing posts from May, 2008

Can You Live Young Again?

And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Mathew 18:3-4 NIV Watching my children evolve and grow, I can totally understand why God would want us to be more like them. There are so many qualities about their mind and spirit that allow for growth and strength. Children are miraculous creations that even in the womb can take on quite a bit of stress and still move on with happy hearts. What marvels me the most about them is their ability to ask for forgiveness and give it in return. My son and daughter fight and argue with each other as often as they smile and love each other. The funny thing about them is that when one comes to tell about what the other has done to him or her, all I have to do is stop and listen then make the “guilty” party apologize and have them hug each other for everything to be okay. Th

Do You Believe In Miracles?

First off, please have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day. Let us take this time to not only remember those (soldiers, brothers, sisters, daughters, sons, and etc) that we have lost but let us take today to pray for those that are still risking their lives. Let us pray for those who are back home and have lasting affects. I believe that God makes miracles happen every single day; however, this one is for people to take notice. I have posted links to the story and the youtube page. Basically, this woman wakes up after being 17 hours of being dead. Not only does she wake up be she is also in good health condition. #

Get Rich or Die Trying

But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. 10For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. ~ 1st Timothy 6:6-12 I have to constantly check myself because of all the material things that I don't have but I really want. The only way that I know to get those things is to somehow make more money. Like most people, I have dreams of making enough money that will allow me to satisfy my material desires without a moments thought. Some of them have to do with the basics such as shelter, food, and clothing; the problem is that my wants go way beyond what I actually need. I cannot deny that I want the t

Don't Allow Laziness to Creep Up On You

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. 11We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure. 12We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised. ~ Hebrews 6:10-12 I have not posted in a long while. I guess my "excuse" would be that I have been on the road, traveling. It doesn't matter that I have had computer access at each of my destination and that I have had plenty of time to pause, read the Bible and write something up; I will be sticking to my pseudo-reason for why I have not posted anything in over a two weeks. Now, here is the bad part about this whole situation. When I don't post it also means that I am not reading the Bible. This site and my posting is my way of keeping myself honest about staying in communion with God. Before I post something I usua

A Clean Funny

So this is another little tid bit I got in my e-mail box. I thought it was pretty funny. A new pastor was visiting in the homes of his parishioners. At one house it seemed obvious that someone was at home, but no answer came to his repeated knocks at the door. Therefore, he took out a business card and wrote "Revelation 3:20" on the back of it and stuck it in the door. When the offering was processed the following Sunday, he found that his card had been returned. Added to it was this cryptic message, "Genesis 3:10." Reaching for his Bible to check out the citation, he broke up in gales of laughter. Revelation 3:20 begins "Behold, I stand at the door and knock." Genesis 3:10 reads, "I heard your voice in the garden and I was afraid for I was naked." Remember when the funniest jokes were the clean ones? They still are!"A cheerful heart is good medicine" (Prov. 17:22) Now, pass it on!

Who is Lot? Really?

When I was a kid, I attempted to read the Bible many times. I have no idea what drove me to try but I did, and I remember getting as far as Genesis 19. Now, this was quite an accomplishment for a child of twelve years old (give or take a couple of years). However, I could not get pass the whole incest activity with Lot and his daughters. I am sure you can imagine how a preteen would react to something like that. I was totally disgusted. I did not understand why something like that would be in the Bible. Honestly, it is probably good that I did not get any further because there was a whole lot of things that I would have questioned. Now that I am a little older :), I still have issues with it. The whole thing just gives me pause; however this time, I decided to investigate. I did some research on what others where saying about this verse which helped me to draw a conclusion- Lot was a screwed up dude. I know that sounds funny, but I am totally serious. Between Genesis 14 and 19, Lot cou

Getting My Priorities in Order

Where have I been? Hmmm, living my life I guess. I have not posted in almost a week when it is my goal to try and post something on a daily basis. Here is the thing with me: when I don't post, I do not read the Bible. I may catch a verse here or there but I definitely do not get into the word like I should or like I want to. What has been keeping me from my daily time with God? Mind you, it is time that I enjoy, and time that makes me feel so much better about everything around me. So why have I been so neglectful? I get caught up in living in the world. That is the most honest answer I can give. I have allowed other things to precede God. What could be more important than communicating with the one being who provides everything that I need anyway? There is nothing more important than God, and in my head I know that. However, somehow I get caught up and He takes a back seat to everything else in my life. What! Shouldn't He be driving? I know I am not the only one with this prob