Position is most often the precursor of power, promotion the predecessor of prominence. That’s how the world works. It’s a simple plan, move your way up the ladder and you will become more prominent and receive more power. Only those above you can tell you what to do. Only those over you have more prestige. With each rung on the ladder you control the destiny of more people, with each step up you inherit more responsibility. (more…)
I am a bastard child, I am not the result of a plan or the answer to a prayer but rather the undesired consequence of an action that led to the creation of a new life.
I am a bastard child, the unwanted result of passion not contained, one drink too many, a failure of preventative measures or an easy to manipulate unsure participant, whatever it was, nothing stopped them. (more…)
It’s very easy to invite God into one part of our lives or churches, to rely on Him for some decisions but not others. As long as we leave the door open for our will to be done in one area we leave the door open to our will being done in all areas. Let go let God.
I know I am not young and hip, as a matter of fact using the term hip ends any chance of me pretending to be young and hip. As old as I am, I still know that the word fail is often attached to other words to describe the lack of positive outcome produced by an action. In some cases, the “fail” is so over the top that the word “epic” also is included.
If I were to post a video of Epic Church Worship Fails, what would you expect to see? (more…)
If someone tells you that you are not sorry enough, I assume your response would be similar to mine. Your face would turn red, your fingernails would dig into your palms as you made a fist and, depending on your level of self-control, the words “how dare you judge how sorry I am” would either blast from your lips or leak around your clenched teeth. No time to think, no time to reflect, no time to discuss, just enough time to defend your assertion that you are sorry with the added qualifier, “take it or leave it.” (more…)
Do you assert that God is all-knowing and all-seeing while you continue to be caught up in a life of sin?
“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time” and you can not fool God any of the time (section in quotes attributed to Abraham Lincoln the rest Dave Peever)