Category: Faith

  • What Does the Church Want?

    What does the church want? What does the church need? Are those mutually exclusive? Who gets to decide which is more important? Do we automatically cast aside a want since we are talking about religion? Is a want just selfish and we should only want what some select brethren think we need? Should we only […]

  • Drowning

    I have always imagined that drowning would probably be one of the worst ways to die. For some strange reason, I often think of how I am going to die. The kids and I talk about how we want to have a good story to tell at “The Gate” when we get to the end […]

  • But God…

    Favorite Verse Growing up, every time someone asked me what my favorite Bible verse was, I generally took the easy way out and said, John 11:35… “Jesus wept.” It wasn’t my favorite verse, because it showed the humanity or the compassion of Jesus at a difficult point in His life whenHe lost a dear friend, […]

  • Bible Bias

    Bible Interpretation As Christians we claim to believe the Bible and we understand that it is God’s message to mankind, but none of us read the Bible the exact same way. None of us read it without a bias. According to Google’s definition, bias is… cause to feel or show inclination or prejudice for or […]

  • I Like Your Christ, Not Your Christians

    I Like Your Christ I personally do not know many people, if any, that would say that they don’t like Christ. It’s pretty hard not to like the only perfect man to ever walk the face of the Earth. Even if they don’t believe in Christ – they would be hard pressed not to like […]

  • From Survive to Thrive – Faith

    This is the fifth in a series of five articles on going From Survive to Thrive in our lives. The first article had some introductory sections in it. If you haven’t read those yet and would like to – click here – the page will open in a new window so you won’t lose this […]

  • From Survive to Thrive – Family

    Do you ever feel like you are just drifting through life – being tossed around by waves – just reacting – just trying not to drown – just trying to survive most of the time? I am confident that we will all go through periods of time where we are just surviving – I get […]

  • Christian Veneer

    Veneer We use veneers in a number of different areas in our lives. Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. Wood veneer is a thin decorative covering of fine wood applied to a coarser wood or other material to alter the […]

  • I Don’t Know How, But I Do Know Who

    I Don’t Know How There are so many things in this life that I cannot explain, but I am starting to realize that I don’t have to. It’s all right to have questions without answers – even those questions that are related to our faith. We aren’t required to know it all or even pretend […]

  • “New Normal” Christians – Part 2

    Click here to read part 1 What Do “New Normal” Christians Act Like? What do we expect the “new normal” Christians to act like before and after conversion? I think for me I have mostly wanted to help lead others to Christ that were about as close to living like Christ as I would expect […]