The word labor can be used to describe a variety of activities. And I’ll leave that up to your imagination what those could be. But regardless of how you envision what the word describes, at its simplest level it will involve effort in order to accomplish the task. We live in a world where convenience and easy access to resources and entertainment are all around … Continue reading Lent 2022 | Day 14: Labor
I recently began rereading the book of the prophet Jeremiah. This book has been important in my development as a follower of Christ. The story of the prophet Jeremiah is interesting for a variety of reasons. The foremost of which is that for many his ministry may be described as a failure. And if that seems too harsh, we could say it was marked by … Continue reading Lent 2022 | Day 8: Call
Obedience is simple, but it is rarely easy. Continue reading Lent 2019 | Day 13: The Simplicity of Obedience
As followers of Christ, we are the beneficiaries of Christ service to us. Continue reading Lent 2018 | Day #30: Service
You are going to die tomorrow.
Morbid thought right? But really, what if you knew for a fact that you would die tomorrow? I, for one, would probably freak out. I’d have a million thoughts running through my mind. But I think my first question would be how would I die? Would I go out like a hero and save kidnapped hostages and die with valor? Or would I trip into the street and get hit by a truck? I wouldn’t want to die like a chump. But that’s not really the purpose of this post. Continue reading “Live Like Tomorrow Is Your Last Day”
What Do You Value?
If looking at your checkbook will give you an idea of where and for what your money is being spent, what will determine where and for what you life is being spent? The simple truth, I believe, is that what we give to most is what, in the end, we value most. This is not a comment of judgment, but a reality. When I look at what I do with these few precious moments that I have been given in and on this world, I have to ask, “What good is coming of my being here?” When the time comes for all of us, and it will, when we will breath our last, will what we remember be memories of a life filled with years or years filled with life?
Being a Christian means that we have made a choice. Whether we understood it completely or not the choice was made. It was a choice to live by a certain code of morals, ethics and values. The choice was to change the way we were living our lives because we had met someone who had a better way. A vote of confidence in Jesus is a vote of no confidence in ourselves-that we cannot find the best way, let alone live that way on our own. I think that it is an injustice to new Christians not to explain this to them. If a plant is not growing or bearing fruit the assumption is that it must be dead. Continue reading “Growing Pains, Pt. 4 | “Participation (Time)””