Remembering the Big Picture

While it’s true that a marriage can last a lifetime, the success of a strong marriage isn’t about the number of years; it’s about the depth of the relationship. There are plenty of long marriages that have survived solely on routine. The couple is just used to being together. That’s not the defining characteristic of … Continue reading Remembering the Big Picture

As basic as reading and writing

I mentioned before that I used to serve as a worker in a faith-based addiction recovery program. One of the verses we all had to memorize was Luke 9:23… “And he said to them all, ‘If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.’” … Continue reading As basic as reading and writing

Checking your signal

Yesterday I had to install some network wire in my house so I could directly connect my desktop PC with my router. Network cable is not like coax cable (like you use for your TV) or like electrical wire. You have to be careful with it. If you skin or kink the cable badly you … Continue reading Checking your signal

The sun will come out tomorrow

I know that goes without saying. It’s “Captain Obvious” obvious. The sun is out every day, even when there’s clouds. Any elementary school child knows this. As believers, however, we often put more faith in the reliability of the sun than we do in the reliability of God. We have a head knowledge of His … Continue reading The sun will come out tomorrow

Splitting atoms when our problems aren’t even vinegar on baking soda.

We all have elements in our lives that, for us, make life work. Let’s call them “molecules of control.” The elements that make up those molecules might be friends, family, work, hobbies; it’s different for everyone yet the same too because, like I said, our molecules of control are what we use to make life … Continue reading Splitting atoms when our problems aren’t even vinegar on baking soda.

This one’s a little all over the map.

It’s easy to trust the Lord in the good times. It’s hard in the bad times. It’s worse (almost impossible) when the bad times are your own making. I mean it’s one thing when someone else shoots you in the foot, but when you do it yourself? Right now, I feel like I should be … Continue reading This one’s a little all over the map.

What a difference Christ makes!

When I read John’s encounter with the Lord in Revelation, it reminds me of Isaiah’s vision of God in the temple in Isaiah chapter 6. There are parallels but there are significant differences as well, and those differences are important for us as believers. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as … Continue reading What a difference Christ makes!