Faith

With a mission to complete, you are immortal

With a mission to complete, you are immortal

In the movie Do You Believe (2015), J.D., a character played by Lee Majors, tells his worrisome wife, “Until the good Lord decides it’s time for me to go, there’s nothing going to kill me. When he decides it is time, there’s nothing that’s going to keep me. Not much point to worrying about it either way.”
As death approached, my uncle had no regrets

As death approached, my uncle had no regrets

Dick was a man of faith. Although he didn’t talk about it all the time, it was clear to me where he stood. He had been a lifelong Christian who rarely preached the Gospel, but demonstrated it frequently in his interaction with others.
Why did my spirit come alive?

Why did my spirit come alive?

It wasn’t a lecture of religious rules that finally got my attention, nor was it another reminder of my sinful nature. It was only after I listened to a message of hope that I heard the shout resonating into the grave I had dug for myself, “Greg, come out!”
Taking a different alignment

Taking a different alignment

The Bible is filled with stories of ordinary men with ordinary skills who are called to step off the narrow path onto a dirt road and wind up accomplishing extraordinary things in the name of God.
Can people ‘hear’ the voice of God?

Can people ‘hear’ the voice of God?

I know a lot of people don’t believe those “fairy tales” of people who claimed to hear the voice of God providing direction in emergencies. They are prone to dismiss it as nonsense or hype. But it happened to me, too – twice.
Good Friday tradition still teaches lessons

Good Friday tradition still teaches lessons

As I watched The Passion of the Christ again this year, I paid attention to the various types of people and groups who were depicted in the film and the roles they played in executing Christ. My observation was profound.
Nothing builds faith better, faster than systematic Bible study

Nothing builds faith better, faster than systematic Bible study

The people Jesus invited were not schooled in religion. In fact, few people would have considered them to be educated or even wise by worldly standards. Yet, they accepted the offer and followed Jesus.
What should you do when faith costs you friends, family

What should you do when faith costs you friends, family

What happens when you share your news with others and suggest that they have “religion” all wrong, they show indifference or outright anger? It’s like they popped your birthday balloon or smashed a treasured heirloom.
Contentment: Finding peace in all circumstances

Contentment: Finding peace in all circumstances

The reason we never saw our workweek reduced despite technology making our jobs easier is because we never lowered our desire for more stuff, bigger houses, better cars, more elaborate vacations and fatter bank accounts.
What does it mean to live life ‘to the full?’

What does it mean to live life ‘to the full?’

Living life to the full means having the fruit of the spirit in abundance. That means more love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
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