It’s not about the facts

It’s not always about facts, most times there is a whole lot more!  Whenever I work with people who want to enter the church, I always meet the ones who want the facts.  They are hungry to know everything about the religion.  They want things explained, they want to understand, they want to memorize andContinue reading “It’s not about the facts”

The Four – oops – Three Wise men

A few years back, at our annual 2nd grade Christmas Pageant, we had four Wise Men.  “Are you sure that you don’t want to be a shepherd?” I asked.  “Or, how about the innkeeper….or Joseph, we still need a Joseph?”  Nope, they wouldn’t budge….each wanted to be a Wise Man!  So, much to the dismayContinue reading “The Four – oops – Three Wise men”

What is your greatest ‘sin’?

Someday we will all stand before God – ok, so I don’t really think that we will stand before a God holding a clipboard of our life – but, each of us will stand before God. We all know the image from our childhood, you and God – Judgment Day.  We don’t know what thisContinue reading “What is your greatest ‘sin’?”

We’re sad…

Today I went out into public after work for the first time since Friday.  I needed to pick up a prescription and get some food.  Since it was late, I decided to go to Stew Leonards, normally a happy place that is filled with music and large puppets that entertain the children.  As I got outContinue reading “We’re sad…”

LENT

 L et God be God –  Not letting God be God may actually be the Sin against the Holy Spirit E very single minute of the day be aware of God’s presence. Practice the ‘present moment’ N othing can separate us from God’s love…. T he First Commandment:  God first…GOD ALWAYS FIRST!

Love is a funny thing….

So many of us struggle with God’s love.  When we first come to know that we are loved, our reaction is something like, “Oh, isn’t it wonderful that God loves me!”  If we could only stay with that pure, simple, child-like statement!  But often it can become a little distorted and our thoughts of God’s loveContinue reading “Love is a funny thing….”

Did God Set Us Up?

I just love the questions that kids ask.  When they don’t understand something, they let you know…and often, there questions are our questions, we’re just reticent to ask them. One of my favorite all time questions was posed by a fourth grader.  He asked, “If God didn’t want Adam and Eve to eat that fruit,Continue reading “Did God Set Us Up?”