Blessing a stranger

Blessing a stranger

May 21

Today over lunch I did something I’ve never done before:  I paid for the person behind me at the drive through. I was in the drive through at Dairy Queen getting a couple of cheeseburgers for lunch (I LOVE Dairy Queen cheeseburgers!!) .  A feeling came over me very suddenly.  Out of nowhere I had a powerful urge to pay for the person behind me in line.  I’ve never done anything...

Christians and Government

Christians and Government

May 19

Based on the comments I’ve received about the post on gay marriage, I decided that perhaps I need to write something that addresses the relationship that I believe Christians should have with the government.  I’ll try my best to address some of the concerns that I have heard from comments on this site and others.  Please understand that I am in no way trying to cause division or...

Gay Marriage

Gay Marriage

May 15

There has been a lot of buzz around the Internet, especially on Facebook, regarding the president’s recent statement that he supports same sex marriage.  I’ve read some very good commentaries.  I’ve also read some very bad ones.  I would like to humbly offer what I believe is a Christ-centered perspective. First, since when have we elevated our government to the status of...

Jesus is the way

Jesus is the way

May 10

It occurred to me today that perhaps rather than “bringing people to Jesus” we should “take Jesus to the people.”  Isn’t that the way He lived.  Didn’t He travel and go to those who needed Him?  Didn’t He leave Heaven and come to earth in order to meet us where we were? Why do we invite people to church instead of inviting them to Jesus? The church is...

Mission Accomplished

Mission Accomplished

May 10

A few weeks ago, my sister called and asked if I could pick up a car seat for her.  She’d found it on Craig’s List.  The pictures looked really nice and the people were only asking $50 for it.  I had her schedule a time for me to go by and get it on a Wednesday night before I met with the church. I knocked on the door of the house and introduced myself to the woman who answered the...