What is God Like?

My image of God has probably changed over the years. They say, our image of God is shaped by the conception we have of our father. We project his face onto the face of what we perceive about God. Often our misconception is also rooted in our understanding and interpretation of Scripture. Depending on our…

The Right Kind of Religion

Most of us have about had it with religion! Religion seems to be ineffective, at best, and often we seem to be moving backward with our practices and traditions. We are tempted to just leave it all behind and just cut our losses. We gave it a good shot — we tried — but, it’s…

Even Christians Should Be Healthy

SBCLife, January 2007, reports 65% of Americans are either overweight or obese.  Christians, according the survey, are slightly worse at 76%.  Baptists lead the statistics with 30% falling into the obese category.  Our weight problems are not just a physical problem, they are also a medical problem. According to Forbes, in 2015, U.S. expenditures per…

The Wrong Motivation

Every year, around Halloween, you can expect a certain amount of chatter around the subject of fear.  There is the fear that the dark forces are using this holiday to get to our children.  The warnings promote a fear that we will be duped or desensitized into believing that the Halloween is harmless.  There is…

The Power of Kindness

At 52, I still wonder how I will make my mark on the world.  Will it be through giving people great advice?  Will it be through my example?   Will it be recessively credited through the work of my children?  Will it be through living a life without too many big mistakes – whatever those are? …

The Little Things

I love to think about things I haven’t done yet.  But, I don’t just dream about writing a new blog, I like the think about writing a best-seller.  Instead of looking forward to greeting my wife at the door, I dream about grand vacations and adventures.  Instead of mowing the lawn, I dream about major…

What are you Thinking?

Do you ever wonder why you do the things you do?  A common explanation for this is used by various different authors and given various different names, but it goes something like this: SITUATIONS (outside us) lead to THOUGHTS (within us)         that lead to EMOTIONS (feelings) that lead to ACTIONS that lead to RESULTS   We might even ask “Why…

Compound Interest

Albert Einstein said, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it … he who doesn’t … pays it.”  He went on to say “Compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe” and “Compound interest is the greatest mathematical discovery of all time.”  Compound interest means that…

Anatomy of a Story

I love to read.  Sometimes I forget that and go long spells in my life without reading.  Right now I am reading four books because I can’t decide which one I want to read the most.  One is about prayer, one is about a man’s life and writing a new story.  Another is a sort…