The Train That Is Me

Have ever noticed, nearly every train you have watched pass by as you sat waiting at a railroad crossing had at least one engine car on each end, facing in opposite directions. The reason for this is that these engines are made to operate moving forward and not in reverse. When the train is traveling…

Electric Toothbrush Faith

I remember when I switched from a manual toothbrush to an electric one. It was a conversation with my dental hygienist during my semi-annual dental checkup and cleaning that was instrumental in my choosing to switch. Prior to this conversation I had this idea that electric toothbrushes were for lazy people, and I’ve never really…

Life’s Questions – the Top Three

There are three questions we need to ask oursleves in life. Finding the right answers to these questions can help us live a more fulfilled life. Who is God your creator? Who am I? Who are others? The more you know who God is and the more you understand His character and His plan for…

Looking for a Need in a Haystack

Disclaimer: This post is intended for committed Christ-followers. If you are not a Christian or are only a casual Christian, there is no need for you to read any further. Many of us are familiar with the saying about looking for a needle in a haystack. It refers to a very difficult and seemingly impossible…

“My God” or “Me god”?

After tracking down a quote I heard in church that caught my attention, I ran across the following (from “This Day With the Master” by Dennis F. Kinlaw): “The devil always tempts us through something good; through something valuable. There is temptation even in Paradise. Satan disguises submission to himself under the ruse of personal autonomy….

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…