Think About It Archive

Falling limbs may be an analogy of your life…

October 18, 2018

Falling limbs may be an analogy of your life. Years ago I read an article by Pastor/Author Chuck Swindoll and the truths in it have stuck with me and resonated with me to this day. We can all relate to it, because we have witnessed the “fall” in both human and non-human circumstances. As the story goes, an…

Last week our Pastor made a statement…

October 4, 2018

Last week our Pastor made a statement that ought to be taken seriously by all of us, especially living  within the” infected” church culture we find in America as well as in our own backyard. We’ve all probably heard someone make their claim of salvation through the Christian faith with words like “I prayed “the” prayer…

Do I recognize that God owns everything I have?

September 27, 2018

Do I recognize that God owns everything I have? Is He the master of my time, talents and treasure? Do I want to please God above all else? These are three fundamental questions we must ask ourselves as we mature in our relationship with God and demonstrate our acknowledgement that“all things were created by Him and for Him.” (Col. 1:16)  Indeed, “we are…

“Why me, Lord?”

September 20, 2018

“Why me, Lord?” In my social interactions with “non-Christians,” one of the things I’ve noticed  to their credit is that they aren’t as much the “why me” types when life’s “stuff”happens. And they certainly don’t blame God because He’s not even on their radar. Quite often they are more accepting of misfortune than believers are. They aren’t as concerned or perplexed as to why…

I recently completed a personal evaluation…

September 13, 2018

I recently completed a personal evaluation that dealt with the value I place on certain activities such as marriage/romance, work, spiritual development, entertainment , friendships (and more) as well as how many hours a week I estimate I spend on them. I don’t recommend you do that. In fact, when I took the survey a few days later,…

“Preaching to the choir…”

September 6, 2018

“Preaching to the choir” means expressing an opinion or argument to people who already agree with you.  I’m not betting on that. While I know this article pretty much has an audience of “church goin’ folk” who have heard similar content before and may even believe at least in the scripture references, believin’ just ain’t quite followin’ if you know…

Who really killed Jesus?

August 30, 2018

Who really killed Jesus? Who caused Jesus to die?  Many times this question has been asked. Many times I’ve heard the answer “It was the Jews” or “It was the Romans.” In a sense that is true, insofar as the Jews and Romans of that time were representative of all human beings lost in sin and out of touch with God. But in…

“We live by feelings, not by faith.”

August 23, 2018

“We live by feelings, not by faith.” That quote is a distortion of how we are exhorted to live in 2 Cor. 5:7, but for all of us sometimes, and for some of us all too often, this depicts how we navigate life.  Scripture nudges us to live the adventurous and sometimes downright scary life, the life…

Our God is absolutely more astounding than we can fathom!

August 16, 2018

Our God is absolutely more astounding than we can fathom! Whether we are now living or have lived our lives with indifference to God or even in active rebellion, God is still fully committed to resolution with all violators. Even if this other party (the human race) is completely guilty and doesn’t even care to be…

Do non-Christians make you angry and upset you?

August 9, 2018

Do non-Christians make you angry and upset you? Which kind? Any kind? Atheists? Buddhists? Jews? Wiccans? Muslims? New-Agers? Garden variety pagans? You name it. Are you upset, even angry at or about people who don’t share your faith perspective or “come to Jesus?”? Where do we get that? It doesn’t appear that it was Jesus’ method to provoke…

Will Jesus heal me, deliver me, answer my prayer, and “fix me” if I have faith?

August 2, 2018

Will Jesus heal me, deliver me, answer my prayer, and “fix me” if I have faith? We all have probably breezed by this story recorded in 3 of the gospels without pausing to consider the scene as it unfolded and what was behind it. Don’t feel guilty. The gospel writers and disciples at times seemed to be in…

You’ve got the seed, so sling it!

July 26, 2018

You’ve got the seed, so sling it! You never know what God will do with it, but you can pretty well determine the outcome if there is no seed sown. Let me share with you a very personal story which more than made my day yesterday. It involves a guy who I spent considerable time with but…