Archive | Inspiration RSS feed for this section

The Judas Tragedy

Because we are in the season of Lent, we take a warning from Judas. Judas’ betrayal of Jesus was awful and that he betrayed the Lord using a kiss, a sign of deep love and friendship, as a signal for betrayal was pure hypocrisy.  Yet, Judas cast himself into a greater tragedy. Judas had been […]

Continue reading

Don’t Give up Protein in Your 20s

The decade when we are in our twenties is very important and fun.  It is a time of discovery, developing and growing as individuals, and for some, as new families. During our 20s we would never think about living those ten years only eating carbs and no protein.  We need the strength to discover, develop […]

Continue reading

The Many Failures of Satan

One of the parables that Jesus tells is about men who rent a vineyard (Matthew 21:33-42).  The renters had agreed to pay the owner with a portion of the harvest as their rent.  When the time came to give the owner’s servant a portion of the harvest, the renters refused.  Some servants the renters beat […]

Continue reading

Willfully Sow the Seed We Want to Grow

After we determine the spiritual results we want …   After we decide what we wish to reap… After we have chosen which dog we want to feed and turn loose in our life … now, …Willfully Sow the Seed We Want to Grow. We honestly need to meditate upon the LORD’s will in our life.  […]

Continue reading

Willfully Sow Godly Character

Another central component to sowing to please our sinful nature or our godly nature is whether we approach life with thought and will for using our godly character or the character of the sinful nature.  Our character, which is the basis of who we are, will lead to corresponding actions.  From that character we will […]

Continue reading

Invade Your Normal World with the LORD.

Every day we take part in the world – thoughts about money, deliberations about our job, schedule, food, car repairs, home repairs, improvements and plans.    All those thoughts are normal, but the constant drone of the world in our hearts becomes a spirit numbing whine. We have a hard time remembering the LORD with the […]

Continue reading

Garbage In, Garbage Out

Every cook knows that the quality of your ingredients will make a huge difference in what you prepare. The General Manager of a sports team knows to hire the best players to win more games. A contractor who uses inferior materials will construct inferior buildings. The rock band, lead guitarist, who hires a bunch of […]

Continue reading

The Story of the Bag of Compost Continues

Jim turned around in anger and left the cheerful lights and sounds behind.  “How arrogant of that woman and the owner of the house to reject him,’ he thought.  ‘I have my pride.  I am not going to be pushed around and told what to do!  I have my bag.  I want my own bag.  […]

Continue reading

What’s in Your Travel Bag?

Jim came out of the woods tired and thirsty after a long day of travel.  Before him along the path was a big, beautiful house.  The windows were filled with light and the promise of a good meal and cheer.  As he came closer he could see what was going on in the house – […]

Continue reading

Is God too Harsh?

God asserts that all people are “wicked.”   As the crowds increased, Jesus said, “This is a wicked generation (Luke 11:29) For some people God’s indictment of our wickedness seems too harsh. Most People Just Try to Get By We look at most people and we do not see or hear wicked people.  Certainly, there are […]

Continue reading