That’s just CRAZY!

Has God ever told you to do something that smacked of irresponsibility in the world’s eyes? For example, many of us feel it is honorable and responsible to be concerned about finances and taking care of our families, but God specifically tells us in Matthew 6:25 to put these thoughts out of our minds.

Does He mean, like … don’t even think about these things? Continue reading


Working Hard … (or not)

What is your mission statement as a Christian? I don’t mean the honorable aspirations of witnessing, giving, loving, making a difference for Him, etc. Those are commendable and worthy goals, but I’m talking about that ONE statement that sums up the sole purpose of your existence, such as the vision statement of my church to know Him, to be like Him, and to make Him known. What is yours?

Are you working on it? Working hard? Daily? Perhaps you should stop.  Continue reading

A Word from the Wiz

A few months ago, my three-year-old granddaughters watched The Wizard of Oz for the first time. Not surprisingly, they were fascinated by golden-haired Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, clad in a huge (huge!) antebellum style hoop gown. Captivated, they clung to every word she said. I was intrigued myself as I watched Glinda’s response to the threats of a wicked witch take hold in their little minds to be repeated for weeks afterward. I had never even noticed this line before! Continue reading

Pffft! That’s Nothing.

I try to live my life (easier said than done) like the title of a series of books by Richard Carlson, Ph.D. (1961-2006). He wrote a twenty-book  series entitled Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, but the title that most impresses me is the first one: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and it’s all Small Stuff (1997).

You see, I’m of the belief that life on this physical realm is but a blink of an eye in comparison to eternity, and we, as creatures confined to this linear, “blink-of-an-eye” existence can’t even begin to comprehend the big picture that God sees. If we could, any circumstances we hold high on the scale of significance would fall abruptly to trivial status. Pffft! Nothing. Continue reading