Blog’s Purpose? For what and why?

Originally I started this blog to make it an ongoing way to connect with the readers of the book: Food in God’s Place. That was my original blog’s purpose. As I like to write about more topics, the scope of my blog’s purpose changed. Outside of a few specific posts, the posts on the Study of Matthew received the most …

Invisible Church? Where else can I find unity?

The church fathers listed the invisible church a key tenet of the Nicene Creed, an essential Christian belief. The Nicene Creed lists it as “I believe in one holy Catholic and Apostolic church.” Catholic means universal. Apostolic means continuing from the teaching of the apostles, the church which composes the body of Christ. Invisible Church? Where else can I hope …

Judging George Zimmerman

Judging George Zimmerman has been a national pastime for several months. Yesterday’s post relates to this discussion of judging George Zimmerman. Many love judging people in the lime light and press. Judging George Zimmerman remains the norm. I confess that I must remain vigilant myself each day, identifying, rooting out, and confessing judgmental thoughts. This ugly national pastime of judging George Zimmerman …

How to be Happy as a Materialist

To be happy as a materialist is possible. Dave Peard once said to me that money couldn’t buy happiness, but you could buy a Porsche and drive up real close to it. I’ve given it some thought, and I think I’ve figured out how you can be happy as a materialist. First, carefully guard your base of friends and make …

Twitter Followers

Twitter Followers if reading this, I probably invited you to do so. Thank you for your favs and retweets. Please follow each other from the tweeted invite. I appreciate the encouragement and dialogue. I wanted to share with you some of the things I’ve learned about Twitter since I started using it this past March. Do I view Twitter Followers as …

The Portability of God’s Provision

I just posted on Twitter, ‘I love the portability of God’s provision.’ I mentioned it as a random thought of gratitude, but as I thought about it a little more, the idea expanded and deepened for me. I travel a lot, and I backpack. The thing I dislike about both, the packing. Packing for normal trips comes almost as second nature. I don’t …

Limited Time to Read, Read the Bible First

Limited time to read? Read what sustains and transforms you. In order to make disciples, we must be disciples. And disciples must have a direct relationship with God. We cannot expect to be disciples if we are not regularly talking with and listening to God. We must understand that he is not only Savior but is also Lord. Although he …

Twitter, the Same Rules Apply

I starting using Twitter back in February because Adrian Warnock in the UK said it was essential part of blogging. It wasn’t as painful as I anticipated and Twitter is a fun way to share thoughts too small for a blog. It seems a no-brainer that who you follow dictates largely who follows you, but there seems to be an …