Category Archives: TOSSING LIFE YOUR WAY

DO YOU LIKE LIVING?

Written on July 10, 2018 at 1:16 pm, by

How are you doing with this task known as living? Liking it a lot? Not so much? All I want to do for the moment is to remind you of two things: 1. You are alive! 2. So live like it! Ours is a world of stress and burden; oh yes. Simultaneously, our paths are […]

THE GRAND STORY: The Accusers and the Confessers 

Written on June 26, 2018 at 3:15 pm, by

As hard as one tries, the Christian religion has severe clogging of the faith arteries. Those who are burdened with guilt struggle to feel secure in their oh-I-hope-I-am-saved. Those who live critical of any other sinner are guilty of a most grievous sin themselves; denial of their own blatant violations toward God. The Accusers—live in […]

THE GRAND STORY: The Accusers and the Confessers 

Written on June 19, 2018 at 3:45 pm, by

As hard as one tries, the Christian religion has severe clogging of the faith arteries. Those who are burdened with guilt struggle to feel secure in their oh-I-hope-I-am-saved. Those who live critical of any other sinner are guilty of a most grievous sin themselves; denial of their own blatant violations toward God. The Accusers — […]

Need-Based Patterns

Written on June 12, 2018 at 10:20 am, by

Deer give us a great example of how patterns change according to one’s needs. Right now, in many parts of the country, we are seeing a changing pattern. I always break these down into three periods; early spring through late summer, late summer through fall, and winter. Let me explain. In the early spring through […]

Design Your Own Judgment Day

Written on June 12, 2018 at 10:13 am, by

This is what we do. Jesus is quite clear on this matter. How we treat others–how we assess others–will be the guideline for our judgment/assessment in the Big Day. This, therefore, is a rather significant issue, would you think? Significant? It’s a matter of eternal life or eternal death. The Bible offers out-of-this-world directives for […]

You are Valued Because of the Valuer 

Written on May 29, 2018 at 12:46 pm, by

There’s this thing about the public square. The people of it do not understand how good they are. I don’t mean good enough to go to Heaven on our own. Jesus has to take care of that. But, I’m speaking of one’s inner confidence that we have anything to offer of value to the community. […]

Today is NATIONAL HOMETOWN DAY 

Written on May 22, 2018 at 1:32 pm, by

I’m proud of many things God has provided me over the years; family, friends, direction, meaning. One of His greatest gifts to me is my hometown up in Northeast Missouri… Memphis. Some of the finest live in or near this quaint little town on a hill. Casual and humble, its populace lives at a pace […]

If the Cross Was Fake News

Written on May 15, 2018 at 11:22 am, by

If there was no cross with Jesus crucified upon it, then the rules of the hope game would be changed. Instead of being brim full of positive attitude, we would be pessimistic at will.  Rather than seeing the grand in people, we would offer selective criticism; blind to our friends’ faults while hacked at those […]

Salvation Doesn’t Ignore Our Sin

Written on May 8, 2018 at 11:35 am, by

The sheer glory of God is often distorted by man’s obsession to get himself straightened out.  This ploy is the grand scream of unbelievers toward the church.  Plus, it is the strong call of the legalistic do-gooder who never sees his/her own disastrous flaws.  God is the true glory; our behavior (as hard as one […]

HOW DOES ONE AGE NEW?

Written on May 1, 2018 at 4:40 pm, by

The world of God is beyond strange.  It is always on the grow.  How ironic that the biggest battle over new concepts comes from congregational settings.   Church after church, member after member…all battle an endless and fatiguing war of the new.  Some make the adjustment quickly while others become devoted to ending any such drive.  […]