What’s in Your Hand?

What’s in Your Hand?

Exodus 4:1-2 Then Moses answered, “But behold, they will not believe me or listen to my voice, for they will say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you.’”  The Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?” He said, “A staff.”  The 1978 Orange Bowl pitted the number two ranked Sooners of Oklahoma, coached by Barry Switzer, and the…

Show Me Now!

Show Me Now!

February 14th was Valentine’s Day. A day when people in the U.S.A. and other parts of the world displayed their love and affection toward others by giving flowers and candy and such. Those wishing to express their love this Valentine’s Day spent well over 26 billion dollars to do so!  “Do you Love Me?”  This…

Life Is Complicated

Life Is Complicated

On April 17, 1790 the American founding father Benjamin Franklin passed away at the age of 84. He had developed a notoriety for his smart turns of phrase and apt proverbial observations. Just a few months before his passing, he wrote a letter to a French scientist named Jean-Baptiste Le Roy, concerned over the doctor’s…

Prepare Your Provisions for 2024

Prepare Your Provisions for 2024

Depending on when you read this or where you live, we have now been living in the year 2024 for approximately ten days. A new year! This new year will bring with it, as it already has for some, new opportunities, and obstacles. There will be challenges, anxious moments, and even giants where you are…

Duty Follows Doctrine

Duty Follows Doctrine

   When we learn things in life, there is usually an expectation that the knowledge and skills gained through the education process will be used for the betterment of others. In a sense, we learn to serve. Doctors attend medical school and lengthy residence programs to become certified in certain specialties. When we need them…

Who Are You?

Who Are You?

A question that has been asked down through the extent of history is, who are you?  How would you answer this question?  Some may say I am a teacher, or I am an Alaskan.  Still others may express their identity according to their sexuality or their gender.  Others will use their main passion and say…

Anchored in Christ

Anchored in Christ

In Oct 2016, Hurricane Matthew came ashore in Charleston South Carolina as a Category I hurricane. Charleston, only 20 feet above sea level, was swamped by the 6-foot storm surge. As the storm was approaching, choices had to be made regarding how best to protect property, especially boats. Some chose to take their boats completely out…

Why I play Water Polo

Why I play Water Polo

If you know me on any personal level or have listened to some of my personal illustrations, you probably know that some ten-plus years ago, I took up the sport of water polo. This is kind of an odd hobby to join for several reasons. First of all, it is a very difficult sport to…

Insignificance Worth Mentioning

Insignificance Worth Mentioning

An odd title for a blog for sure. If something is insignificant, then by definition it’s not worth mentioning, right? A dictionary definition for the word insignificant is: The quality of being too small or unimportant to be worth consideration. (https://languages.oup.com/google-dictionary-en/) In the Gospel of Mark there is a brief mention of a poor widow…