A Few Thoughts on Losing

Spending a few days in Ocean City, New Jersey with family. Enjoying the ocean breeze and a beautiful view, surrounded by my three precious kids and a loving wife. I’ve been reading Tim Kelly’s book, The Legend of Red Klotz. Klotz was the player-coach of the Washington Generals, a team that played the Harlem GlobetrottersContinue reading “A Few Thoughts on Losing”

The Potter and the Clay

The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: “Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel.  And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, andContinue reading “The Potter and the Clay”

God’s Word is Sweet to Your Soul

“Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O LORD, God of hosts.” Jeremiah 15:16 ESV These words found in the book of Jeremiah remind us how the prophet perceived God’s message for himselfContinue reading “God’s Word is Sweet to Your Soul”

Some Thoughts on “Doubting Thomas”

It was Will Rogers, the early 20th century Native American and cowboy humorist who was quoted in the Saturday Evening Post of November 6, 1926, on the Communist Leon Trotsky. “I bet you if I had met him and had a chat with him, I would have found him a very interesting and human fellow,Continue reading “Some Thoughts on “Doubting Thomas””

The Need for Spiritual Discipline

Today, I would like to talk about the need for spiritual discipline.  What is that, you might ask?  It could roughly be understood as soul care; the things Christians are to be active in, in order to promote their own spiritual health.  3 John 2 says: “Beloved, I pray that all may go well withContinue reading “The Need for Spiritual Discipline”

Practicing 1 Corinthians 13 in These Tense Times

You have probably heard of the love chapter. It is found in 1 Corinthians 13. Often used as the “go to” wedding passage, these words from the Apostle Paul have many other applications to the person who goes deeper into God’s word. I personally think that there is no better time than the present toContinue reading “Practicing 1 Corinthians 13 in These Tense Times”

This is Who I Am

What is your definition of blessed?  For some, it only applies to money or material possessions.  Pastor Tom Shepherd shares the following story.  John D. Rockefeller lived from 1839 to 1937. In 1916 he became the first person in the world to reach a nominal personal fortune of one billion dollars. He was the founder,Continue reading “This is Who I Am”

The Blessing of Forgiveness

Forgiveness can come from an unsuspected source and is sometimes met with odd responses. An attorney, after meditating on several Scriptures, decided to cancel the debts of all his clients that had owed him money for more than 6 months. He drafted a letter explaining his decision and its Biblical basis and sent 17 debtContinue reading “The Blessing of Forgiveness”