Training and thinking


James 4:6-7 Expanded Bible (EXB)  6 But God gives us even more grace, as ·the Scripture [L it; orhe] says,  “God ·is against[opposes; resists] the proud,  but he gives grace to the humble [Prov. 3:34; 1 Pet. 5:5].”  7 So ·give yourselves completely [submit]to God. ·Stand against [Resist] the devil [1 Pet. 5:9], and the devil will ·run[flee] from you. So we are on vacation and spending some time with […]

Puffed up or edified?


God provided faith comes by hearing and accepting as we listen intently to the breathed utterance and loving narrative about Jesus (Rom 10:17 Lance Literal Translation). I’ve always been a left brain person. I love to figure things out. It is exciting when I have a thought or think about a problem differently and out […]

Jesus Glasses


I once heard a story about Honda glasses.  This guy wanted to buy a Honda car.  He didn’t know much about them but had done a lot of research, asked around and test drove a few Honda cars.  Before he began his quest, he didn’t really notice very many Honda’s on the road.  Now they […]

Rocks and sand


Do you ever wonder how something so simple can be so hard?  Why is it “believing what God has said” tend to be very place that we get stuck?  Don’t worry, you are in good company.  Peter had a tough time believing what God said.  Well in this case it was Jesus doing the talking, […]

Stop trying, really?


Let me ask you a question.  Are you willing to completely surrender?  I know that conceptually we are or already have.  How about this: are willing to “stop trying” even when you know there is a needed change?  Listen, we are all learning who we are in Jesus.  I am becoming more and more confident […]

Become like children


What do you think when you read a verse like this one: Matthew 18:3  (KJV)  3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. I know in my past I was “strongly encouraged” to REPENT!!! and be a […]

Balloons


This is my first post so I am a bit nervous.  Later I’ll share my story but for now I wanted to post this ice breaker.  This was an image or movie-like idea that I felt God gave me one morning.  I think it captures the essence of the purpose of this blog.  Enjoy. There was […]