The Learning Process

Any child wanting to be an athlete must go through a learning process in the sport. For instance, girls come into the Gymnastic Academy to learn how to become gymnasts. The process for being a good gymnast takes many years. Gymnasts must learn everything from how to execute skills to how to wear their hair … Continue reading “The Learning Process”

Jesus Christ, Superhero

During the week preceding Halloween, the preschool students wear costumes and parade through the gym. We have seen a variety of costumes, including a school bus, golf caddy, Captain America, Spiderman, Superman and Supergirl. Children young and old seem to appreciate superheroes with their strengths, powers and invincibility. Society loves its superheroes, because we consider … Continue reading “Jesus Christ, Superhero”

Don’t Give God Deadlines

Somedays I set a deadline for the evening reflection simply because I have responsibilities later in the day. Unfortunately, my preset deadlines don’t often work out. The more I try to make the deadline the less likely that comes to pass. Instead, I become frustrated and annoyed that I cannot get the writing finished. I … Continue reading “Don’t Give God Deadlines”

A Time To Rethink

Recently I decided to incorporate more protein into my diet. Changing my diet, even slightly, forces me to rethink snacks and meals. Finding more sources of protein is essential. As a vegetarian, I rely on beans and nuts to fortify my meals. Natural peanut butter is a good protein source, but I have to find … Continue reading “A Time To Rethink”

When I Thought Like A Child

Unless you are a Chicago Cubs fan, you don’t understand all the excitement, hope and celebration surrounding the team’s 2015 National League Division Series win. Cubs fans have lived through decades of losses, seasons of drought when there have been no championship celebrations, and years of humiliation at being eliminated from the post season before … Continue reading “When I Thought Like A Child”

Ask Questions

My Bible study group is slowly working through Revelation. I have read through this book several times and find the themes to be hopeful and triumphant. But through the ages Revelation has been a difficult and sometimes troubling book for Christians. Since I was a teenager I have heard people predict the end of the … Continue reading “Ask Questions”

Ministry Of Reconciliation – Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

The world has convinced us that creating division is better than striving for reconciliation. From politicians to children angry talk and destructive words are filling the news media, social media, school hallways and family homes. Divisions abound and are weakening our democracy, churches and families. Jesus said in Luke 11:17, “Any kingdom divided against itself … Continue reading “Ministry Of Reconciliation – Wednesday, September 25th, 2019”

Make Every Effort – Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Peter wrote, “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from … Continue reading “Make Every Effort – Wednesday, September 4th, 2019”

Christ Provides

Buying groceries is challenging. Some days I seem to buy too many groceries, and other days I buy too few. I can’t predict with much accuracy my family’s rate of food consumption. I can’t get groceries right, but God can. After rescuing the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, He provided manna, a type of bread, … Continue reading “Christ Provides”