Dear Jon

I'm still thinking about Acuff's Finish. In the early part Jon argues against the adage that the reward is a job well done. I congratulate myself for cleaning a house well. I give myself a pat on the back. And I understand his point in the context of what he's writing about, but I have … Continue reading Dear Jon

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The Rest of Life

I just read the first chapter in The Rest of Life by Ben Witherington III. It started out as a scholarly work I thought, but it got more popular as the chapter went on. Chapter one is about Sabbath. It's worth a read. It will educate you about rest, sleep and sabbath observance things you … Continue reading The Rest of Life

God Is Always Good

My Cubbies lost the first game in the NLCS (National League Championship Series) to the Dodgers 2-5 last night. I thought about skipping church, but then I read Jesus Calling, and God's presence is magnified around other believers. I don't need to skip church. I'm not binding that on you if you aren't "into" organized … Continue reading God Is Always Good

Come Holy Spirit Come

I come to you this afternoon with somewhat of a heavy heart. That young lady whom I mentioned in my post yesterday has been on my heart, and I've been deep in prayer for her parents. I think the fact that she was barely older than my daughter and that she fought depression really resonates … Continue reading Come Holy Spirit Come

Darkness Does Not Decide

Jason asked me about the memoir today. I told him not so much these days. Jon Acuff's Finish inspired me briefly, but alas it fell by the wayside again. You cannot expect greatness in any endeavor when you only do it when inspired. I think Jon has said and written that many times. Jason has … Continue reading Darkness Does Not Decide

Making Them Happy

Bill Cosby said a sure fire way to failure is to make everyone happy. It's impossible to please everyone all the time, and when you live a life of walking on egg shells your guaranteed to live a life of quiet desperation. The other extreme is the self centered attitude of those who seriously don't … Continue reading Making Them Happy

Journal Entry: Church

I used to date my journal entries when I kept an ink and paper journal, but as I'm inspired by All Things Steph I'm going to start titling posts with random bits of drivel Journal Entry. Thank you Steph. I'm not at all saying Steph's blog is "random bits of drivel" because it seems quite … Continue reading Journal Entry: Church

What Cannot Be Lost

I am saddened by the senseless murders and injuries inflicted on innocent people in Vegas. Evil is real, and Satan is behind it all. My friend Joe Beam wrote a book called Seeing The Unseen. You may not feel like reading right now because of the terrible things that have happened from the hurricanes to … Continue reading What Cannot Be Lost

His Will For Mankind

Thank you Joe Beam for writing Seeing The Unseen. It gives me hope in light of the evil I face. Language is important when battling evil. The reason the Bible is living and active is because it's message is continually creating language such that is found in books like Seeing The Unseen. I'm not saying … Continue reading His Will For Mankind