Yesterday I was looking for potatoes to make mashed potatoes for dinner. I looked in the pantry and found none. When my wife got home, I told her we were out of potatoes. She opened the same pantry and in two seconds pointed to a 10-pound bag of them sitting in plain sight. I looked … Continue reading Dumber Than a Sack of Potatoes
If your Christian growth seems stagnated even though you are in God’s Word, or if you are away from God’s Word for any reason, you can give any number of reasons why the Word of God is not for you, and you’d be wrong.
One time, for a family vacation, we rented a big Ford SUV. It was nice. Because it was a newer model it had many of the latest bells and whistles, including an audible warning to let you know you were down to the last five gallons of gas. As part of that family vacation, we … Continue reading Don’t Miss the Gas Stations
You know those concrete barriers you see on the highway that divide one side from the other? The ones with the skid marks on them from people who got too close? And you know that guy who thinks he can drive in the fast lane until he sees how close the barriers seem to be? … Continue reading Keeping Your Life out of the Hay Bales
You know those indecisive squirrels you see in the middle of the road? They get halfway across the street and then when they see a car coming, they panic and don't know which way to go? Their inaction often turns them from indecisive squirrels and into flat ones. Exodus 14:13-16 tells us of a potential … Continue reading Don’t be a flat squirrel!
If you’re familiar with video games, you’re familiar with the concept of “leveling up.” Video games have different levels with each successive level becoming more difficult than the previous one. In each level the character you are playing acquires different skills (power-ups), points, weapons, etc. that help him or her meet the “boss” on that … Continue reading Leveling Up
Luke chapter 5 tells us of the day that Peter, James and John became Jesus’ disciples. They were fishermen by trade and as they had done for years, they were by the lake washing their nets. Jesus on that day was speaking, and unlike the scribes and Pharisees whose messages were weak hand-me-downs from rabbis … Continue reading They cast their nets and changed the world.