Shine Some Light Today on a Dark World!

I am not a doom-and-gloom sayer but look around you—the world is a pretty dark place these days. Bombings, stabbings, shootings, and lots of animosity. It’s a rare day when we aren’t hearing about something bad happening. I am afraid the world is getting darker.

That’s where you and I come in. Today is a day to shed a little light on our dark world. It’s simple. Start with a smile, show some kindness to a stranger, and help someone in need. It’s not difficult. Just spend some time today thinking more about others than yourself. Let that light of God that is in you do some shining today.

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16

Smile. Do good. Go out of your way for others. It’s not hard to let your light shine. Don’t keep your light under a basket today. Let it shine! The world needs your light!

Have a GREAT, shining week!

God is Not Religious

This is pretty simple. God is God. He is not “religious.” We are the ones who tag God as “religious.” Then, we do everything to separate “religion” from everyday life. Translation: We want to separate God from everyday life. The problem with that is God is life.

We need to stop all the tags we associate with God—”religion,” “spiritual,” “holy,” etc. God is simply God. God created life and gives us life. To repeat, God is life.

This doesn’t mean we walk around religious, spiritual, and holy. It simply means we listen to God on how to live our lives. And, I’ll repeat once again, God gives us one very simple command on how to live life: LOVE!

How can life be any simpler. LOVE!

God, life, love. Have a wonderful day living!

Reason Why Jesus is Savior

Simply because the world needs saving. Jesus came to save and we need saving more so than ever. Look around the world. Yes, it’s pretty dark out there but hope springs eternal. That’s the promise and hope—always amazingly bright beyond imagination—of Jesus. Just turn to His light.

So many in this day and age think Jesus is some religious mumbo-jumbo fictitious figure. He’s not. He’s real and is your personal savior. You simply have to turn to Him. It’s that simple. Remember—life is simple. We are the ones who complicate it.

Come to me, all of you that are weary and are carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

Don’t ever forget that. Need rest? Need saving? Need anything? Turn to Jesus.

And have a FANTASTIC day!!!

Jesus’ Last Moments: Lifetime of Emotions

There is a lifetime of emotions in Jesus’ last 24 hours or so on this earth. He agonized in the garden about bearing the weight of the world. He felt intense physical pain as he was beaten. He was mocked and humiliated. He needed help carrying His cross. And he died. Torment, pain, humiliation, helplessness, and death. We may not feel all these emotions in our lives but I bet that most of us do at some time or another. Certainly, it’s a 100% lock that we will all eventually face death. What Jesus gives us is that hope that we can fight through emotions because he took them all on His shoulders to death. Continue reading

Less God, More Chaos

It’s pretty simple: The less God there is in this world the more chaos we see around us. As we push God out of our lives bad things happen. The world gets darker and we get lost. Wars, shootings, and downright hatred on the streets. That’s defining our world today because we choose to push God away. When you extinguish a light you are left with darkness. Simple. Continue reading

What Jesus Said About Guns

“Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword.” Matthew 26:52

Substitute the word “sword” with “gun.” Jesus was pretty clear in what He said. And he’s speaking to us as we are perishing from guns.

Once again, pretty simple. Then again, God made life to be so very simple. We are the ones who complicate it.

Has God Left Us?

After the bombing in Turkey I heard a news commentator ask the question “Has God left us?” to a pastor who had witnessed the incident. Of course, it’s an absurd question. The real question is, “Have we left God?” And I think the clear answer is a resounding YES!!! Continue reading

I’m Back. “What Are You Looking For?”

I’ve taken a break from blogging and posting to clear my head. The question that I am trying to answer is, “What are you looking for?” It’s not my question. It’s Jesus question (John 1:38). It may be the most profound verse in the Bible and the best question of all time. What are you looking for? Continue reading