We’re in Good Hands

In the midst of the ongoing "discussion" about the passage of President Obama's health care reform bill, much ado has been made abou who should determine the American public's well-being. Should it be the federal government working to ensure ALL people have access to basic health care at affordable costs?…

MOVE On

[caption id="attachment_996" align="aligncenter" width="588" caption="2010 is here. Time to move on!"][/caption] 2010. The beginning of the second decade of the 21st century. Time moves on. God moves on. So must we. "Forgetting those things that are behind me, and reaching forth to those things that are before, I press toward…

MESSAGES in the Movies

Since many people prefer movie theaters to houses of worship, and because to the spiritual ALL things are spiritual (even those rated 'PG-13' and 'R'), I've chosen to highlight what I believe are God's messages revealed (more or less) on the Big Screen these days. "Precious". For a film based…

Was It Something I SAID?

"Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said: 'This is a hard saying; who can understand it?' When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples complained about this, He said to them: 'Does this offend you?' - John 6:60-61 Words, whether written or spoken, have great power. Both…

Wholey HOLY

Now may the God of Peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. - 1 Thessalonians 5:23 While in Sunday School yesterday, the question was asked, "What is holiness?" Responses were: "Holiness is a…

Kind of Like JESUS

After four years of pastoring a storefront church, I'm still dumbstruck at the fact that very few of the members of our church really grasp our mission. (Kind of like Jesus's disciples didn't get the Suffering Messiah bit). What's even stranger to me is that they don't really understand me.…

SEIZE the Day

As the end of 2009 is fastly approaching, there seems to be less time to do the things I've been saying I was going to do all year (i.e.: lose weight, start exercising, eating healthier foods on a regular basis . . . you get the picture). If I chose…
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