No thanks, God

The great Comedian Nazareth recounted his story of doing Bible studies with his son as a young child in a DVD I recently purchased.  Their practice was not to merely read the scriptures, but to act them out. One particular evening they were reading from the Book of Acts in the story of Peter and... Continue Reading →


A Season of Thanksgiving

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” – 1 Chronicles 16:34 (NIV) I’m guessing most people have heard the traditional story of Thanksgiving.  A decimated group of European settlers took a day to give thanks for the blessings that God had given them despite their own unpreparedness and ignorance.  Had... Continue Reading →

That’s My Bear

Disclaimer: This post will probably make you sad. The above picture is one of my dog, Berry.  Berry began her life as a stray wandering the neighborhoods of South St. Louis.  She was teased and mistreated by the teenagers that hung out in the area.  By the age of one year old, she found herself... Continue Reading →

One Pill, Two Pill, Red Pill, Blue Pill

What if Neo had chosen the blue pill?  Every single event that occurred after he swallowed the red pill was a direct result of his decision. At that precise moment in time, he had the free will to make a choice for all humankind.  He didn’t understand just how monumental this one choice would be. ... Continue Reading →

No Suffering is Wasted

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” - Romans 8:28 (NLT) This passage has been a favorite of many people over the years.  In fact, I seem to recall it being a “memory verse” in... Continue Reading →

You’re Not Free

Today is Independence Day in America.  This year we celebrate the 241st anniversary of the final draft of the Declaration of Independence. Our forefathers stood bravely against the tyrannical British monarchy.  Despite what must have seemed like nearly insurmountable odds, they waged war.  They fought, killed, and died so that they would be free to govern... Continue Reading →

Low Battery

I use a Bluetooth helmet when I ride my motorcycle.  As a music lover, it’s great to always have something to listen to without having to deal with the inconvenience of wires or earbuds slipping out of your ears during the ride.  Inter-helmet communication with riding partners is also a big bonus. I can usually... Continue Reading →

Vacuum People Suck 

Vacuum people. Everyone knows one. They suck the joy out of others. They suck the life out of others. They just plain suck. No one wants to be around a vacuum person.  If you know one, you probably find yourself walking around on eggshells when they’re around.  One false move may result in seriously uncomfortable... Continue Reading →

Getting Soaked by Life

My ride to work this morning is a metaphor for life. I knew rain was in the forecast.  I watched the weather carefully and it appeared as though my short ride to work was rain free.  It was a calculated risk.  What was the worst that could happen? I had warning signs.  I went through... Continue Reading →

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