Category Archives: TOSSING LIFE YOUR WAY

He Agonized Over Us

Written on September 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm, by

“And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.” Luke 22:44 The above is extracted from a scene in the Garden as Jesus faced execution.  He agonized during deep and penetrating prayer as he approached his assignment to die that the world would have hope.  He wasn’t […]

God: Fact Or Fiction? 

Written on September 13, 2016 at 11:35 am, by

Is there really a God?  Is the idea that Christians put forth as to His reality some sort of inherited fabrication merely perpetuated by family lineage?  Does God exist?  Or, is this idea a hoax of silliest dimension by the thoughtless or weak-minded?  I understand the questions.  They are usually honest. Probing minds which search […]

From A Clothing Perspective 

Written on September 6, 2016 at 11:45 am, by

Ah, that’s a bit of a weak title, I’ll admit.  However, I’ve long been fascinated by a simple “thread” in the Bible regarding clothing. So… here goes. The sin issue in the beginning of Genesis with the early couple, Adam and Eve, was revealing.  I mean, really revealing…like in naked *%#!.  They ate from the […]

Wearing Obligatory Happy Faces 

Written on August 30, 2016 at 12:16 pm, by

Living in treacherous times has always been the case for every individual.  Stresses, pressures, inadequacies; all loom large in our current-day hurry up and wait scenarios. One reason we can’t even keep up with remembering seems to be that there is so much more information to forget these days. As long as I’ve been directly […]

What Might Help The Church Gain Influence 

Written on August 23, 2016 at 1:53 pm, by

I’m crazy nuts to get to be a part of the church; the one where Jesus is the leader.  I’m not referring to the one(s) propped upon street corners pushing and probing to keep their brand in public eye for social response.  Rather I mean to reference a group of united believers who have hang-ups, […]

Building Tension to Create Smiles

Written on August 16, 2016 at 11:30 am, by

I have come up with a great line to encourage any person who is manning the cash register at any business. I just build an oh-so-slight bit of tension only to next ease into bringing them a smile.  When it’s my turn in line to pay, I ask a very simple question; “Do you accept […]

Attending Church Isn’t Jr. Heaven for an Hour 

Written on August 9, 2016 at 9:57 am, by

When I was a kid back home in my wonderful Memphis, Missouri, I went to Sunday School and Church; sometimes by myself.  Sometimes mom and/or my brother John would go and some of those times they’d go without me. I was a hit-the-church-scene-in-spurts sort of a school kid who would much rather toss the baseball […]

Everything Is New And Nothing Changes 

Written on August 2, 2016 at 11:37 am, by

Don’t you think that we live in a most curious setting?  We are caught between two very strong forces that oppose one another…all within our own person.  The flesh (outer man) and spirit (inner man) duke it out day by day.  We are in a war that drains each of us.  No one is exempt […]

The Simple Act Of Compassion 

Written on July 26, 2016 at 10:11 am, by

Society at large is in a world of hurt.  Everyone has enough on their plates; even to the point of overload if not, at least, significant distraction.  To be frank about it, every person hurts significantly.  What we want to address is how to ease the pain; no, cure the burdens we each encounter. A […]

Living On Upbeat Avenue

Written on July 19, 2016 at 10:51 am, by

Life is tough.  Parts of it stink.  Struggle could possibly be our middle name on many occasions.  But who wants to live on the corner of Bummed Street and Never Satisfied if we could reside on Upbeat Avenue?  This possibility is surely worth pursuing. I was a part of the church for a long time–as […]