“I Hated Life”

The story is told of two young boys. One was pessimistic and chronically negative. The other was optimistic and always positive.  A test was given to further assess the depths of the boys’ outlooks on life. The pessimistic boy was placed in a large room filled with hundreds of his favorite toys and games. Everything he had ever desired was there for him.  True to form, instead of enjoying what had been provided, the boy became frustrated and just stood in the middle of the room, folding his hands, not touching anything…. Read More

Through the Eyes of Eternity

Being mindful of eternity gives me hope for today.  Although many people read John’s Revelation as if it were a mysterious map to a hidden, futuristic treasure, or a secret message only to be understood by those with spiritual decoder rings, the book of Revelation is, in fact, a letter written by a pastor to several churches under his care.  John’s intent was to remind these churches and believers that, despite the present persecution they were facing, Jesus Christ is Lord of all and will bring ultimate victory to all of those… Read More

Blinded By My Own Perspective

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! (‭Luke‬ ‭13‬:‭34‬ ESV) Both of my kids are certified lifeguards. They were trained to recognize the signs of someone who is having trouble in the water, and to respond accordingly. However, when a person is struggling in the water, they can begin to panic. Often a drowning victim will even fight against… Read More