Black and white

Some people see things only in black and white. Forget the color or the tints and hues that make up the true picture of reality. “My mind is made up,” they may say, “don’t confuse me with the facts.”

    But then others refuse any white or black at all in their worldview. Everything is subjective, dependent on their personal definition of reality. After all, don’t we all see color differently? For them, any defining truths are refused. For them as well, “My mind is made up, don’t confuse me with the facts”….

Thanksgiving is about you

Aunt Violet’s pineapple upside-down cake was always welcome at family Thanksgiving celebrations,…

Combat training for life

    Where do we get the notion that religion is supposed to be all sweetness and harmless, passive and private? Jesus taught love, but when asked by soldiers of his day what they should do to prepare for God’s kingdom, John the Baptist (Jesus’ cousin and forerunner) didn’t tell them to quit the Marines…

Don’t be intimidated

    There is very little new in technique or trickery when it comes to questioning the truth of God’s Word. From earliest history until now Satan has used the same three steps to create doubt – the same steps that he will use until his time is up. Whether it be “higher criticism”, Da Vinci Code, or “Swoon Theory”, Alien invasions…

Your are important

The Bible reminds us in Acts 17 that God has specific geographic and time boundaries for nations. Speaking of God, “…He Himself gives to all life and breath and all things, and He made from one every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation…

Unwanted quiet times

When we spend our lives working, at a business or in a career, or on a farm for example, we are used to producing some product or service on a regular basis. We discipline ourselves to get up on time, and to do what needs to be done. Then things change. The change can be dictated by sickness, downsizing, retirement, or by some other circumstance. We then have forced quiet time.