Carried Away, Part 2

“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached to the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14 NIV) Making disciples of all nations seems like a daunting task—and it is! Yet is anything too hard for the Lord? Would Jesus […] Read More


“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful men, the lust of the eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the […] Read More

Sitting at the Green Light

I must confess, I still get angry behind the wheel. To set me off, it only takes a little lapse on the part of the other guy. How about a test? If someone ahead at a red light stayed put after the light changed, how many subsequent changes would you […] Read More

Big Bully

No one likes a bully. Bullies intimidate. They like to threaten the vulnerable with personal harm. Victory for the bully is when, through fear, their target becomes their slave.  By the above definition, I say the devil is a big bully. A lot of spiritual counseling involves listening to despairing […] Read More

Science fiction

The post “Holding a winning hand” came up in conversation among friends earlier today. It drew quite a reaction from a man I normally find myself agreeing with, especially on political matters. In fairness, Mr. G. did not hear the beginning of the discussion  or he may not have responded as forcefully as he did. When he heard […] Read More

Holding a winning hand

Experienced poker players faces are expression-less no matter if they have great cards or lousy ones. In high-stakes’ games, it is rare for anyone to give hints to what they are holding. The only time it doesn’t matter is an all-or-nothing round when one of the players has an unbeatable hand. When I read the report in The Washington Times (November 1, […] Read More