Chicken Sandwich Blues

 Mark 9:35 “And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” ESV                These multiple lane fast food drive-through ordering services are inviting disaster.  Just the other day this car cuts in front of me so… Continue reading Chicken Sandwich Blues

Beware of a Fraudulent Agent

Isaiah 26:3 “You keep him in perfect peace  whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” ESV                 Every person has a price they’re willing to pay for peace.  Many times it can be the wrong price paid in the wrong place, yielding disastrous results.  I’ll never forget when a friend had a… Continue reading Beware of a Fraudulent Agent

Bad Habit Busters That Work

Hebrews 12:1 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…”                 Take shame out of your healing. Find, with the Holy Spirit’s help, the underlying issue fueling your bad… Continue reading Bad Habit Busters That Work

“ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ!”    -Leonidas of the Spartans 

1 Peter 5:10 “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” ESV                The Warrior King Leonidas of the 300 Spartans joined with 14,000 Greeks to battle the Persians, led by King Xerxes,… Continue reading “ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ!”    -Leonidas of the Spartans 

Your Big Three

Matthew 4:1 “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. ESV                I’ve never white-knuckled the temptation to turn stones to bread, Peter-Pan off the temple, or worship the Devil.  But Christ’s being God in flesh was why his temptations were especially tempting to him.  So here’s… Continue reading Your Big Three

Where You’re Always New

Galatians 6:14-15 “But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.  For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.”                I’ll never forget when I was doing a packed… Continue reading Where You’re Always New

When You Feel Like a ‘Second’

Song of Solomon 4:7 “You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.” ESV               I found the fleece I wanted and looked at the price tag.  Ninety-seven bucks.  Whoa!  I asked the lady behind the counter, “Do you have a clearance section of these?”               She said, “No, but I do have some… Continue reading When You Feel Like a ‘Second’

When Life Turns Green

Romans 8:26-27 “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness.  For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.  And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints  according to the will of God.” … Continue reading When Life Turns Green

Get it in the Rear-View Mirror

Ecclesiastes 11:4 “He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap.” ESV We drove past Licking, Missouri and crested a hill. A dead armadillo was molded into a perfect spike-strip for tires.  At 4:30 a.m. I was changing a flat. We drove that little donut/spare all the way… Continue reading Get it in the Rear-View Mirror