All posts for the month May, 2014

I Have Nothing

Imagine what a pioneer from the Old West would think if they time-traveled to modern times and stood in your living room – or what if someone from a poverty-stricken third world country found themselves in your kitchen?  They would be amazed.  Do you ever think about the sheer amount of stuff we have in wealthy, developed […]

Between Two Worlds – Internet vs. Home

One of my ongoing battles is with smartphone addiction.  You know, compulsively checking the iPhone to see if there is anything new.  Getting lost reading articles and digging deeper into pointless websites until 15, then 20, then 40 minutes have whizzed by with the phone still in my hand.  Answering “uh huh” mindlessly to my […]

Think About These Things

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. – Philippians 4:8 (ESV) When it comes to fiction, Christians are very fond of this verse.  It is often quoted […]

Why I Didn’t Always Love Jesus

When I was three years old, I hid inside a closet and prayed to “ask Jesus into my heart”, as they say.  It’s probably my earliest memory.  By the time I was ten, I recognized that my conversion had not included a confession of my sin or a desire for forgiveness, so I sought salvation […]

Fewer Posts Going Forward

Today I’m simply popping in to alert everyone that from now on I will be posting once a week instead of twice. I enjoy posting Wednesday and Saturday, and it’s doable for me, but I have decided I’d much rather post once a week and devote more time to ensuring that each post is polished, […]