Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Ultimate Backup

The Ultimate Backup “Now when Jesus heard that John was cast into prison, He departed into Galilee….and from that time Jesus began to preach, saying, ‘Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’” (Matthew 4:12, and 17) By all accounts John the Baptizer was extraordinary. Filled with the Holy Spirit while yet in his mother’s womb, chosen by God… (more…)

The Headlines in Heaven

The Headlines in Heaven “Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand!” (Matthew 3:2) After 400 years of silence from Heaven, a man is sent from God with a message. His name was John, and they called him the Baptizer. His message was singular — “Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand!” Thus does the New Testament… (more…)

The Unhurried Savior

The Unhurried Savior “But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.” Luk_8:15 If there is one lesson that stands out in life it is that good things take time to come to fruition. Nothing worthy ever happens quickly. Years ago as… (more…)

God’s Hall of Fame

God’s Hall of Fame “of whom the world was not worthy…” (Heb_11:38) The world celebrates its illustrious figures by bestowing praise and honor upon them. The Oscars, the Emmy’s, the Kennedy Center Honors are but a few examples. Every Industry has it means of noting and promoting those who are esteemed within the circle of its values and practices. Scientists… (more…)

Shake Well Before Using

Shake Well Before Using “God tested us thoroughly to make sure we were qualified to be trusted with this Message.” (1Th_2:3, The Message) Someone once said, “God doesn’t call the qualified; He qualifies the called.” And the process of qualification can be quite exasperating, for it essentially involves the full execution of selfish desires, impure motives, hidden agendas, deceitful practices,… (more…)

Heard From God Lately?

Heard From God Lately? Job’s friend told him that, “God does speak; now one way, now another; though man may not perceive it.” (Job_33:14, NIV) This scripture both fascinates and encourages me, for it shows how eager God is to speak to those of us who are more likely not to hear what He is saying. Thankfully, that doesn’t stop… (more…)

Head ‘Em Up and Move ‘Em Out!

Head ‘Em Up and Move ‘Em Out! And he said unto them, “Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.” (Gen_24:56) Abraham’s servant had met with success in his epic quest to find a wife for Isaac – the beautiful Rebecca. Eager to return to Abraham, the servant… (more…)

Your True Colors

Your True Colors “You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors.” (Jas_1:3, The Message) a pregame talk with the Colorado Buffaloes some years ago I asked the question, “What do you get when you squeeze a lemon?” Of course the standard answer fired back from coaches and players alike, “Lemon juice!”… (more…)

This Little Light of Mine

This Little Light of Mine “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” (Mat_5:16) Somewhere back in our childhood most of us at some time or another sang the little chorus, “This little light of mine; I’m gonna let it shine.” It’s one of those songs… (more…)

The Ultimate Palm Pilot

The Ultimate Palm Pilot “I have graven you upon My hands…” Isaiah 49:16 Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to write something down, something important, but you had no paper available — only a pen? What did you do? Write it on the palm of your hand? Of course you did; everybody has done that at… (more…)