While perusing Facebook this morning I ran across pictures of various children gleefully playing with their Christmas presents. There were also pictures of Christmas trees almost suffocating from the mounds of festively-wrapped gifts underneath. And there were dozens of comments from family and friends and acquaintances wishing me and mine a “Very Merry Christmas!”. Some … Continue reading Christmas Cheer!
Twenty two years ago this past Sunday, I committed my life to Christ. On that Sunday morning, I heard the Gospel and responded by walking to the front of the church, shaking the Pastor's hand, and repeating a prayer. That day my life changed, but not in the same way that I thought it would. … Continue reading 3 things I know
"He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." - John 8:7 (NASB) What would Jesus say about same-sex marriage, or homosexuality overall? That’s a provocative question, isn’t it? But it’s a different question than “what does the Bible say about it?” Before you get all theological … Continue reading What Would Jesus Do – Homosexuality
How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,… (Psalm 1:1) Everyone probably knows at least one person who has advice for everyone. These “know-it-alls” can tell everyone how to live, and what they should and shouldn’t do. If anyone has a problem or challenge or is just wondering … Continue reading Psalms 1 – No Bad Advice
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14 (NIV) In acting (for theatre, movies & television) there is a school of thought called the Stanislavski Method that involves the actor understanding the motivation of the character they are portraying. This supposedly leads … Continue reading What’s Your Motivation?
One of my favorite Bible passages is Psalms 32:8-9 and it is most appropriate for kicking off this blog. In this Psalm of David, he quotes God speaking to him (and us): "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you. Do … Continue reading Introducing ELL Word Blog