The Bible is tough. It asks some tough questions, gives some tough answers, and says some tough things. There are lots of people who have decided that the Bible is actually too tough for the average person to understand at all. But we shouldn’t agree. Should we? Maybe we should just let the people who … [See more…]
I mentioned in the post about thoughts that I really struggle with focus sometimes. I think a lot of people do. When I am praying or reading my Bible, my mind tends to wander this way and that until suddenly I realize I don’t know what the last 5 verses said or I realize that … [See more…]
Have any of you ever noticed that our world doesn’t make any sense? Seriously, it’s pretty crazy. Most people go through life never realizing this because they go through the right-side-up world as if it was upside down because they don’t have a map that shows the upside down-ness by their way of thinking actually … [See more…]
Benjamin and I live in Tucson, Arizona, which, among Arizona folks, is famous for the insanity of its drivers. (Seriously, it’s terrifying.) People who live in other cities hate to drive here for fear of the red light running, crazy speeding, and possibilities of being honked at, swerved at, sworn at, or cursed at. God … [See more…]
There are a lot of things on social media that annoy me: ads, people who post too much, click-baiting… and did I mention click-baiting? But what makes me angry are the posts that limit God to mere superstition. Are you with me? Have you ever seen something about “If you love God, repost this in … [See more…]
Oh, boy! This post is going to be a doozy for me. Does that ever happen to you? Somebody comes up to you and asks you a question or you’re teaching or something and as you are explaining, you wince inside, knowing that you really struggle to practice what you preach? That’s me right now. … [See more…]
I watched a home video with my family the other day (always a hilarious experience), and this particular video showed baby me trying out eating food for the very first time. Oh, I wish I could show you the video. It is just the most lovely mix of delightful and disgusting. First of all, the … [See more…]
If you ever open a textbook or turn on the news, the word “Christianity” is pretty loosely applied. In the modern definition, it pretty much includes any religion that ever mentions Jesus Christ in any way ever. That includes LDS, Quakers, Catholics, Mennonites, etc. The thing is, that doesn’t really make any sense. These aren’t … [See more…]
“What are you doing here, Elijah?” The voice of God echoed down to the man alone on the mountain. Elijah took a deep breath. He was standing in the presence of the Most Holy! What a weighty privilege… Yet he was overwhelmed by another weight. Leading an entire nation back to God when few … [See more…]
Benjamin talks from Luke 14 and Matthew 10.
What are you willing to give up to serve your Savior?
More importantly, what AREN’T you willing to give up?
It’s time to change that.