Good Monday morning folks! I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for another fun filled week….Yeah I am trying to convince myself of that too. I feel like dog poop but I am hoping that some coffee and ignoring my symptoms will do the trick. I usually get sick twice a year and this would be the second and lesser in intensity. You know your getting old when you can pretty much plan your illnesses; but I digress.
Nothing real deep this morning, I just saw this verse and thought they maybe some folks out there would need it. See you may be thinking this morning just how “crooked” the path you are on right now is. You may even feel totally overwhelmed with the circumstances around you, however, God’s Word assures us that not only is He there along side us in this path but He has already fixed the “crooked road” and made it straight again. How much better would you feel if you truly believed that no matter what circumstance you have stumbled upon (or in some cases created by your actions) that He has already provided a straight path to get you out? Problem is many of us just get stubborn, don’t trust Him, and stay on the crooked path. My message this morning is that you don’t have to; there is always another path. A path the the Creator Himself has fixed for you so that you would have an abundant life (yes one right here on earth).
Sound good? Pray to Father today and let Him show you the way. Have a blessed day everyone!
Peace and Love,
Good afternoon friends. Not feeling real well and wants to reach out for prayers. I hate feeling sick especially when its like this halfway point of half sick half not. So thank you for your prayers and I hope my blog posts are making an impact slowly but surely. Heck, might even be another one coming tonight.
Good morning! Oh man I never knew so much was involved with promoting a blog. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, wow so much to do but definitely worth it. Worth it because I feel that I have a real purpose in my writing; not just to gain followers and possibly even a new livelihood but because I feel I have a real message for people. A message that things are not as they should be and we need to change them and fast….
So, you might be wondering about the picture above and why I led with that; glad you asked! Well, this past week my middle son asked me what he should say to someone that insists if you are gay you are going to hell.? I have heard this viewpoint before but the fact that my son was asking about it showed me that Houston, we have a problem. We have a problem because once again, the church and its followers (notice I did not say Jesus and His followers) have created their own Bible and their own Gospel. My response was simple; ask them if they think liars go to hell, if people that lust go to hell, if adulterers go to hell, if people that get angry go to hell. And if they say no then explain to them that being gay is no more or no less a sin than anything else. There is only ONE way you send yourself to hell; rejecting the Messiah. Period! That’s it, that’s all, show is over, end of story. God does not judge our sin, He did that by sending His Son to the Cross. What He judges us on is whether or not you snubbed your nose at His free gift.
Does God want us living a homosexual lifestyle? Of course not, He is very clear about that. The point people continually miss is that He also does not wanting us to lie, or cheat, or lust, or (insert your sin of choice here). We are not judged on some mystery scale like other false religions but instead by His Grace. Now of course once we come to TRULY follow Jesus, we should repent (turn away) from our sin and start heading the other direction and this topic is no exception. But by listening to some folks, by their gospel, if you die in your “gayness” you will go to hell. This folks is why the world is what it is; too many people playing God and not enough people loving others regardless of where they are at.
I have the same argument with folks on tattoos. “Hey, don’t you know the Bible condemns tattoos?” My response is, “Hey, don’t you know the Bible condemns cutting your beard or hair?” ITS IN THE SAME VERSE PEOPLE!!! Context is always key folks, but alas we pick apart God’s Word to suit our agenda or heck even create a new one altogether. Just another way in which a veil has been placed over our eyes folks…Are you willing to lift it? Are you willing to see what God really wants from us? I think I have some of those answers; would love for you to continue the journey with me 😉
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Peace and Love,
Good afternoon all,
I know I just posted something a few hours ago but something new I am trying is taking notes when I am out of things I observe and then writing about them later. I did that today as my wife and I went out to eat brunch. The following are a couple of observations I made; take them for what you will….
1. As we were eating, these 2 people were ushered to their seats; they had to be from Chicago as their arrogance actually beat them to the table. (No offense to my friends from Chicago but here in Michigan we notice a “I’m better than you” attitude from them all the time). Not only was their initial table not good enough but the waiter that brought them their water was not greeted with a thank you, go poop yourself, no nod of the head, not even a smile, just continued to look at their menus as if this person (the waiter) didn’t even exist. This may seem like a small thing but its these little lapses in courtesy that build frustration and resentment with folks. You would be surprised what a simple, thank you can do for someone…..
2. On the other side, as we were close to being done with our meal, a busboy was cleaning off a table near us and was singing with this angelic voice that brought instant bliss to my heart. He was singing “My Eyes Are on the Sparrow” or something to that effect. When he had finished with that table, he came over to ours and asked me, “Excuse me sir, may I take your empty plate for you?” It was like I had just been asked by Jesus Himself if He could do something for me. I said, “yes please”. Then I asked, “was that you singing at the other table?” He nodded that it was with a small but humble smile and all I could say was, “awesome!” I truly think I witnessed a true servant of Christ in that encounter. Whether He was an angel sent by God for that particular moment, I’m not sure of, but what I am sure of is this is what Jesus would expect of His people. It gave me a glimmer of hope in what has been a sad few months. Thank you God for that brief encounter that You are in fact still around….
Just a couple of observations from yours truly, enjoy the rest of your day,
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Good Saturday morning friends. I hope your work week went well and I really thank those of you that actually take a few minutes a day to read what is going on in this crazy mind of mine. It’s been a week today and I do feel like even with everything going on in my life, this is serving some sort of purpose. Today’s post is going to be one that is different from most; it will be the beginning of the many reasons why I believe a veil has been placed over our heads. A veil that for the most part has gone unnoticed and quite frankly embraced. A veil that has destroyed the original plans and idea of the church as Christ intended it and replaced it with an entertainment industry. So, here goes Part I…
To understand why I believe there is a veil that has been placed over our heads, you must first understand how the Church began. Not many people understand that when “church” first started taking place, it wasn’t just on one or two days a week. It was EVERY day. Not only was it every day but they didn’t worship in one place. The disciples would go around from town to town and village to village and have worship. Then those towns and villages would pick up the same practice in one form or another, but the essence was the same; every day people came together and worshipped God and His Son.
Now I know the religious scholars will tell you that there are very distinct reasons why we worship on Sunday. Well, those might be good intended reasons but you have to ask yourself, “Did Jesus command this?” Did He command that Sunday be reserved for that special time of worship? The answer to that question is a resounding NO. So right off the bat, we have taken over what God laid down as a plan of daily worship and changed it to fit our needs. One thing that I have always learned in Bible study is that if God didn’t put it in there, then its not true. Especially when it comes to things as important as His Church. Yes I know Churches were formed in Corinth, Rome, etc and many great things came out of the “local church”. But these places were not meant to be the only place people went to worship, it was intended to set the standard.
You might ask, “why is this so important”? Well, just look at the world around us. The “local church” has become a set of very precise mega-churches that pay their Senior Pastors more money than some third world countries make total! Does that sound like what God intended? People blame the politicians all the time about how bad things are, well I would argue that the Church is to blame. For all of our good intentions, WHERE ARE YOU? Where is your united stance against abortion? Where is your outcry that Jesus is the answer not suicide? I mean we are great posting it online or in our Sunday buildings but not so much where it matters; WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE. When was the last time one of these pastors of these mega churches gave up their salaries to pay the rent of a whole community in need or maybe pick up the health care tab of a community in need? we wouldn’t even be having this health care discussion if the church was doing what God called His people to do. Treat others better than yourself!
Friends, this is just part one. I’m not sure how many parts there will be but there is a lot more where this came from. I don’t pretend to be the expert in all things. However, I have seen and experienced enough and it is time to call out and FIX the wrongs that the Church was done. It is time to truly be His hands and feet and start serving His people instead of ourselves….Part II coming soon…
Peace and Love,
Good morning everyone, welcome to Friday. Hope you all have had a great work week and are ready for the weekend. I am, but with everything going on lately, the weekend don’t seem that different. I do get to sleep in later so I guess that is different, but the trials yours truly has been going through make it all a blur right now….
I always preach to people about being positive and how its a choice. I understand that but I guess the thing I am trying to overcome now is how to be that way when everyone around you is not. There are plenty of reasons to go around for sure and everyone is completely justified in how they feel, but as someone that tries to be a leader, its tough when you feel like its you against the world. Can anyone relate? Down deep I know, like most things, this is a period of growth opportunity. A period where God is almost forcing me to be solely dependent upon Him and nothing or no one else. In times like these I can, in a very small way, relate to how some of the heroes of the Bible felt. Moses went up to Mount Sinai for what must have felt like an eternity, no one but him on that journey, until he got to to the top and then spent some serious time with the Father. Is that what this is right now? Is this path I’m on right now, my Mount Sinai? (Hopefully if it is there are no new commandments)
Hopefully there are those out there that can relate; those that feel as if they are all along in this thing we call life. For the Christ follower that journey can be even lonelier especially in these days that we live in. I guess all I can advise is that if that is the journey we are on, when it is complete, we have the Creator of all the universe waiting at the top. Heck for that matter He is with us along the way too…..even Jesus to some degree felt alone in the Garden.
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Love and Blessings,
Just a quick entry this morning. Mind is all over the place so I pray for clarity, direction, and peace.
Love and Blessings,