Walking With Jesus

I have been thinking quite a bit about the kind of person other people see when they encounter me. What kind of impression do I give off? Do others leave an encounter with me feeling better or worse? I think those are valid questions we all should ask ourselves.  I...

Life Is Precious

Two weeks ago my wife and I was in a truck accident. In the last week, I have lost one college friend to an accident and another friend of mine lost his mom in an accident.  This has a way of making a person reflect on the preciousness of life. All human life has...

Act Justly, Love Mercy

In Matthew 23:23-28 Jesus lights up the Pharisees and the religious leaders about their hypocrisy. 23 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill, and cumin. But you have neglected the more important...
What Will People See?

What Will People See?

When people see you, what do they see? I believe that is a valid question in today’s world.  Christians are often perceived as a hateful, self-righteous, ultra right-wing, bigots.  Some of that is a false portrayal by various forms of media and entertainment,...

Does Prayer Really Work?

Does prayer really work?  This might be a question that you have asked yourself before, and maybe you doubt that prayer is all that effective. Have you ever found yourself saying in frustration, “I guess all I can do is pray”? Let me speak from first-hand experience...