Use Your Authority Wisely

The Authority Of Jesus Everyone understands authority. When we have a problem at a store and are frustrated we ask for someone in authority, hoping to get our problem solved. Perhaps the person we are talking to disappears through a door with a sign “Authorized Personnel Only” on it. We hope she comes back with […]

How Do Your Thoughts Measure Up?

Be Careful About Your Thoughts A well known saying among people in the trades is “Measure twice, cut once. Measure once, cut twice.” Raise your hand if have personally learned what that means? My hand is up. You cannot un-cut something. Many of us wish we could. It would have saved us money. The general […]

To Obey or Not to Obey? It’s Your Choice

Obedience School is Just for Dogs I’ve never taken a dog to obedience school. If you have, perhaps you can validate or confirm something I heard. Obedience School  is more for the human than for the dog. This may be an urban legend. If it is, the only thing it’s bound to harm is our […]

7 Choices God Gives You Today

God Loves You So Much He Gives You Choices One of my very earliest memories is about an unexpected and delightful choice. When I was three years old I decided to follow my sister to kindergarten. In the safe world of the 1950’s in Santa Barbara, California it was common for kids to play outside […]

Christian Living: Life is Hard, Sometimes Our Choices Make it Harder

Life Is Hard, Sometimes Our Choices Make It Harder A young man from the city visited a girl on her family’s ranch. Even though he had never been on a ranch, he didn’t want to come across like a city-slicker. They walked into the barn where a blacksmith was making horseshoes. After watching a few […]

Christian Living: 5 Reasons Why We Repeat Bad Choices and How To Break The Cycle

Bad Choices and How To Break The Cycle of Sin A few weeks ago I was sitting at an outdoor restaurant with my son and his girlfriend when we noticed a guy trying to push his car out of the street. My son and I ran over and helped him push his car through the […]