Truth and Love

In regards to God’s command to “love your neighbor”: “Truth without love is cruel, while love without truth is illegitimate.” Throwing out true statements indiscriminately to others with blatant disregard for their feelings is harmful and cruel. On the flip side, we can’t legitimately love others if we aren’t willing to let them know God’s…

Holy Spirit: 1st Period Driver’s Ed Teacher

A couple of days ago I had a conversation with a driver’s education teacher. Later, as I pondered our conversation, I began to see God’s role as the driver’s ed teacher in my life. At first glance it may seem like an odd analogy but in the end it is a pretty good fit. So…

“Don’t Cut The Red Wire!”

“Don’t cut the red wire!” How often have we heard that line or a similar one in an edge-of-your-seat thriller action movie? The hero sweats the decision of which wire to cut to deactivate the bomb with mere seconds remaining. The right decision saves the world but the wrong decision immediately results in utter destruction!…

Rain X Faith

“Rain-X” as you probably know is a product that you can put on car windshields that repels the water when it rains. Even without windshield wipers it is possible to cruise down the road on a rainy night largely unaffected by the rain if you have previously applied Rain-X to your car’s windshield. When I…

Who’s Causing My Issues?

As a Christian you represent Jesus; and as such a representative, Satan and his fallen angel minions are not exactly a fan of yours. Many Christians don’t give much thought to who there enemy is or what he is capable of in our lives. The truth of the matter is that our two worst enemies…

The JESUS OS (pt.1)

  The Jesus OS (Principles of God’s Operating System) Introduction Computers have what is known as an OS, or an operating system. Simply put, the OS is a large collection of code that gives the computer instructions on how to function. You are probably familiar with the two most common ones today which are Windows 10…

Nobody Is The Villain Of Their Own Story

During my lifetime I have met a lot of people, each one with a story, their story. Some stories are quite typical and uneventful. Other stories are crazy and fantastic, leaving the hearer slack-jawed. These stories illustrate just how resilient individuals can be. After hearing so many people’s stories I began to notice something; in…

Jesus, the Storm, and Me

Is Jesus there with you in your storm? Is He sleeping while you battle the storm in your life to keep from drowning? There is an amazing, miraculous account in which Jesus calms a storm on the sea. It is recounted in both Matthew chapter 8, and Mark chapter 4. I want to take a…

Faith Terms: Precision vs Accuracy

I can remember learning about the difference between precision and accuracy in chemistry class. Prior to that time I assumed they were pretty much the same thing. I guess if you’re not a scientist it doesn’t really matter anyway, right? As I was thinking about the comparison and contrast of these two terms (doesn’t everyone…