Don’t Waste Offenses

This post was originally shared over at It is inevitable that offenses will come to us. Someone somewhere at some time will say or do something that will bother us. Perhaps they will be rude, speak evil of us, not appreciate our efforts or intentions, or worse, assign us evil motives when we really […]



Do I Have To? 1

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus presents¬†an example of how to pray. Millions of us have memorized the prayer best known as “The Lord’s Prayer.” I wonder though, if we have lost something due to the familiarity of the words? ¬† Beginning in the third sentence we encounter these thoughts: “Give us this day […]

Spiritual Incrementalism – Part One

Many of us bemoan losing our society to wickedness. We see the direction that our nation is heading and we grieve. We did not lose everything overnight and we will not gain it back that way either. We gain or lose ground by inches. I believe this is also true in our walk with God. […]


The Downing Family

New Life

We have some friends that we have known for many, many years. In addition to being really nice people, they play bluegrass music. Frequent guests at festivals and Silver Dollar City, the Downing Family are talented musicians and produce some excellent tunes. As a disclaimer, I am not a paid spokesman and do not receive […]

I’m Balanced, But I’m Not So Sure About You!

Have you ever noticed how often we think we are right about something, only to find out later we are dead wrong? We all tend to think we are right about almost everything for who willingly clings to a false opinion or view. Our opinions are not opinions, but facts. If everyone would just see […]