Hearing and Obeying

No Distracted Scatterbrains

"But whoever catches a glimpse of the revealed counsel of God—the free life!—even out of the corner of his eye, and sticks with it, is no distracted scatterbrain but a man or woman of action. That person will find delight and affirmation in the action." James 1:25 (The Message) Catching a glimpse of the revealed… Continue reading No Distracted Scatterbrains

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Unity at all Costs?

  "You've got to know when to hold'em, know when to fold 'em Know when to walk away, know when to run..." Thanks Kenny Rodgers, this is some wisdom right here. I'm going to tie it in with some Charles Spurgeon, so bear with me here... The idea of compromising in order to win people… Continue reading Unity at all Costs?

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Anything but Lukewarm

"I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot..." (Jesus) Revelation 3:15 The commentary in my Bible for this verse explains it this way:"Cold springs are refreshing; hot mineral springs are medicinal; lukewarm is nauseating."Nauseating indeed. The first thing I thought of was my coffee;… Continue reading Anything but Lukewarm

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When Truth Is Rare

"Now the boy Samuel ministers to the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no widespread revelation. 1 Samuel 3:1 Samuel was just a child when called by God. He "grew up before the Lord" and "ministered to the Lord". I've always kind of glossed over… Continue reading When Truth Is Rare

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Who Wouldn’t Choose Life?

This would be almost funny to me if it weren't true. I read in the news this week that this proposed "choose life" themed license plate was ruled unconstitutional in North Carolina because "the state doesn't currently offer an alternative for those who may disagree with supporting life". That's right, there must be a countering license… Continue reading Who Wouldn’t Choose Life?

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Where to, Lord?

"Lord, what do you want me to do?"  This plaque sits outside the church in Assisi, Italy where the great St. Francis is buried.  Just beyond it is a bronze statue of the saint, weary and slouched on his horse, returning to his homeland of Assisi.  He had lost his taste for worldly life and… Continue reading Where to, Lord?