Most of us have experience being on a diet. A diet is a tremendous illustration for the spiritual battle we encounter every single day. As human beings we are EXPERTS at something….. and that something is rationalization. I can be on a strict diet – and rationalize my way into eating three pieces of pie… Continue reading Have You Reached Self Control?
By now we have all witnessed a wild variety of our culture’s responses to the COVID-19 outbreak. I’m waiting for Facebook to be renamed “COVID-19 Opinion Repository.” Below are just a few of the responses I have seen: Fear: A panicked rush on toilet paper and other “essentials” has left store shelves bare. One radio… Continue reading Three Christian Responses to COVID-19
I remember a rare snow day in Austin when I was in high school. We took genius advantage of the opportunity to be dragged around the streets behind a buddy’s car, on a spare tire connected by a long chain. As we drove by my house doing our “redneck sled-ride” my mother emphatically communicated to… Continue reading How to Avoid “What was I thinking” Fallout
Yesterday was my birthday = 53 years and one day in this world. Fifty-three is not earth shattering. Now when you enter into one of those “zero years,” that can hit hard! 30, 40, 50…. you get the idea. When I turned 50…. now that was momentous! Around the time of my 50th birthday I was… Continue reading Are Your Birthdays Happy?
In 2019 I returned to a time honored tradition and set for myself 4 New Year’s Resolutions. I batted .500 going 2 for 4 but actually felt like it was a worthy endeavor. I came close but didn’t quite get there with my two misses (I know, horseshoes and hand grenades). So I think I’ll… Continue reading A New Year’s Resolution
I made your blood boil with the title above, didn’t I? I can hear you now…. “Happy Holidays – what is that?” This is the time of year for: Christmas carols, gifts, charity, good will…. and fighting THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS! Apparently the term “Christmas” offends some because “Christ” is in it. So society has opted… Continue reading Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
I love these Christian holidays, don’t you? You know – the big 3: Birth of Jesus Resurrection of Jesus Response to Jesus aka Thanksgiving Let’s remind ourselves of that famous Thanksgiving passage: Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving