August 14, 2018 – What Does it Mean to Follow Jesus?

August 14, 2018 – What Does it Mean to Follow Jesus?

Many people are on a quest to find what the world defines as “success” and “personal happiness.” Our culture provides countless models of wealthy, famous, well-dressed people who project that if we can just become like them, we’ll be happy. But what Hollywood and professional sports often project as “winners” are really unhappy and unfulfilled people.

DISCOURAGED And How to Defeat It!

DISCOURAGED And How to Defeat It!

Discouraged, And How To Defeat It! – We can be discouraged by so many things. The list is long, and no one is spared from being disappointed by their situation or the people around them. Sometimes it’s hard to get back on your feet; it can seem so hopeless....
FEAR And How to Overcome It!

FEAR And How to Overcome It!

Fear And How to Overcome It! – If there is too much fear in your life, you would do well to give it some attention. Those nagging thoughts and feelings can rob you of so much: peace of mind, trust in God, relationships with family and friends, and even your...
ISOLATION, A Dangerous Path to Walk

ISOLATION, A Dangerous Path to Walk

Isolation, A Dangerous Path to Walk – Isolation is one of the central problems that men face today. Sometimes they isolate them­selves on purpose, and sometimes life seems to crowd out spending time with others. Either way, dealing with isolation is critically...
May 1, 2018 – Believe and Receive

May 1, 2018 – Believe and Receive

A young man who worked in a store filled with aquariums explains that the most popular fish is the shark. If you catch a small shark and confine it, it will stay a size proportionate to the aquarium. Sharks can be six-inches long yet fully matured. But if you turn them loose in the ocean, they grow to their normal length of eight to ten feet.

April 3, 2018 – Believe and Receive

April 3, 2018 – Believe and Receive

He said that the most popular fish among his patrons was the shark. If you catch a small shark and confine it in an aquarium, it will stay a size proportionate to the aquarium. Sharks can be six-inches long yet fully matured. But if you turn them loose in the ocean, they grow to their normal length of eight feet and beyond.

February 6, 2018 – Confession and Conviction?

February 6, 2018 – Confession and Conviction?

One day as he rode along a trail, his horse stumbled. Houston spontaneously cursed, reverting to his old habit. Immediately he was convicted of his sin. He got off his horse, knelt on the trail, and cried out to God for forgiveness. Houston had already received Christ, but God was teaching him to live in fellowship with Him moment by moment.

November 28, 2017 – What Goes Around Sometimes Comes Around

November 28, 2017 – What Goes Around Sometimes Comes Around

After the lady finished her meal, she paid with a hundred dollar bill. The waitress quickly went to get change for her hundred dollar bill, but the old lady quickly slipped out the door and was gone by the time the waitress came back. The waitress wondering where the lady could be noticed something written on the napkin. There were tears in her eyes when she read what the lady wrote: “You don’t owe me anything. I have been there too…”

September 19, 2017 – Let’s Pray for Unity

September 19, 2017 – Let’s Pray for Unity

If ever there was a time when unity is needed in our faith, country, sports arenas, and families it is now! So many people I meet are discouraged and depressed about life in part because of the lack of unity. Democrats hate Republicans, Republicans detest the media, conservatives are in dispute with the liberals…

September 12, 2017 – One Way

September 12, 2017 – One Way

There will always be those who challenge our faith in Jesus by saying, “How can Jesus be the only way to God and Heaven? I believe that all religions lead to God. We all get to God by different roads.” Nothing could be further from the truth.

August 1, 2017 – Fly Fishing and Faith

August 1, 2017 – Fly Fishing and Faith

In my library are several books that talk about the art of angling. Interestingly enough, angling is not a new endeavor, but is spoken about in several places in the Bible. Remember Jesus asked Peter to cast his line into the water to catch a fish that had a silver coin in its mouth, the annual temple tax – a stater – that would pay the fee for Jesus and Peter.

July 25, 2017 – The West Coast Offense

July 25, 2017 – The West Coast Offense

The West Coast Offense has lots of motion from the running backs and wide receivers. The many short passes in this offense allows gifted runners to break tackles in the open field and gain much yardage. I know I need help calling the plays in my life. I appreciate knowing that the ultimate Coach and Counselor runs my West Coast Offense.