October 31, 2014

A Fresh New Start

A Fresh New Start

Born Again – To feel like you are breathing, moving, and living for the first time; A fresh new start.

“Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.’”

John 3:3



The two foremost elements of a Christian’s life are love for God and love for others. When those exist as priorities, everything else falls into place.



Time is short, eternity is long. It is only reasonable that this short life be lived in the light of eternity.

Charles Spurgeon

Feel Good Friday: A First-Class Act

A First-Class Act

Jemele Hill, an ESPN host, witnessed an incredible act of kindness while on a flight from Detroit to Los Angeles back in June. It seems a passenger in first-class had noticed a soldier in uniform while they were boarding the plane. Once all the passengers were seated, the first-class passenger very discreetly and to the surprise of the soldier, got up from her seat and arranged it so that the soldier would now be occupying her seat in first-class while she took his assignment in coach.

It turned out the first-class passenger was Academy Award nominee and famous “Big Screen” movie star, Amy Adams. Ms. Adams has entertained audiences since 1995 with roles in everything from Enchanted to American Hustle. However, I’m guessing there are several witnesses to her most recent act of kindness that may believe that was her finest performance.

Enjoy Your Weekend :)


What Will We Wear?

What Will We Wear

Like Solomon, we should be seeking God’s wisdom and knowledge above all else. Do not worry then, saying, “What will we eat?” or “What will we drink?” or “What will we wear for clothing?” For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 6:31-33

Once and for All

Once and For All

Christ’s blood doesn’t cover, conceal, postpone, or diminish your sins. It takes away your sins, once and for all.

Max Lucado



Where does our help come from? It comes from God. The maker of heaven and earth.

                                                         Psalm 121:2



Our deepest struggles are sometimes revealed through our words. Take caution in what you say for the tongue is a fire.

James 3:6

American Foods-Part 8

American Foods-July 2

Americans love to eat. Unlike many other cultures, eating in America is about the food and not so much the socialization. Don’t get me wrong, we all enjoy sharing stories over a meal but its really about the food. It may take an hour to eat a meal, maybe twice that long if we are really enjoying ourselves. In other countries a meal is a several hour gathering and an opportunity to bond with each other on a deeper level. Neither is right or wrong…the concept is just different.

Seafood in the United States originated with the Native Americans, who often ate cod, lemon sole, flounder, herring, halibut, sturgeon, smelt, and salmon. Other popular seafood amongst the native peoples included shrimp, lobster, crayfish, Dungeness crabs, clams, oysters, and mussels.

Commonly found meats on the table include cow, chicken, deer, buffalo, and turkey. Around this time of year a person can smell the BBQ’s firing up in anticipation of a belly full of hamburgers, hot dogs, fish, or if BBQ isn’t your thing you can’t go wrong with the famous deep fried crispy chicken.

Desserts include…Apple Pie…need I say more?

“The Lord has made known His salvation; He has revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations.” (Psalm 98:22)

Sports In America-Part 7

Sports In America-June 30

Sports are an important part of the culture in the United States of America. The four major professional sports are Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Football League (NFL), and the National Hockey League (NHL). All enjoy massive media exposure and are considered the preeminent competitions in their respective sports in the world.

However, it was baseball that caught our forefathers’ attention and paved the way for the success of the other sports. Baseball used to be known as “America’s National Pastime”. The game has been played in the United States for nearly two centuries, from its humble beginnings in the Northeast to the multi-million dollar professional sports franchise we know today. Since then, football seems to have made the surge into the #1 spot, but somehow I think baseball will always hold a special place in our hearts.

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.” (Psalm 33:12)