Finding the Acorn of Your Life

This is from the "oldie but goodie" collection, It makes me laugh Aaron said. Mark 4:31-32 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants… Continue reading Finding the Acorn of Your Life

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Charlie’s Court

Esther 4:14b “…And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” ESV  A three-week unit on volleyball in middle school, I watched Top Gun in high-school, and sand-volleyball almost became part of my religion in the college years.  I was pretty good.  Fast-forward to now.  My buddy says that he… Continue reading Charlie’s Court

After the Zone

1 Kings 19:12-13a “And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper. And when Elijah heard it…” ESV               “You know what the number one killer of soldiers is don’t you?”  Said a retired Lieutenant Colonel.               “No.” I replied.… Continue reading After the Zone

Jock Scott Fly on Life

Philippians 3:13b “But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead.”  ESV The Jock Scott Fly takes over forty-three meticulous steps to properly tie.  When you see one, you’ll do a double-take.  It’s a famous Atlantic Salmon fishing fly originated by John (Jock) Scott of Roxburghshire, Scotland around… Continue reading Jock Scott Fly on Life

One Answer to Two Hard Passages

Psalm 51:6 “Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.” NASB Ananias and Sapphira is a rough passage. Acts chapter five has all the gritty details. They sell some land and give it to Peter. But to be showy, they act like they’re giving… Continue reading One Answer to Two Hard Passages

The Two Sides of Mercy

Matthew 12:7 “And if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless.” ESV               A mentor said, “Don’t make goals based on things out of your control.  Can you control whether a person says, ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to you?  Nope.  Can you control how many… Continue reading The Two Sides of Mercy

Who Brought the Cheese?

Matthew 9:14-15a “Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them?” ESV                He caught another one.  The rest of us weathered fly-fisherman stood in… Continue reading Who Brought the Cheese?

Surf School

Colossians 3:3 “ For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” ESV                Surfing made my bucket-list when Point Break came out in 91’.  At forty-five, I attended surf-school.  The instructor handed my kids surfboards that were seven feet long.               He looks at me, “Hey!  We got one of those big boards?”  He could have just said, “Get the… Continue reading Surf School