Are You Listening?

Lately, my 3-year-old has decided not to listen to my wife and I, especially when we are getting on to her.  Strangely, I’ve been having flashbacks of my mom’s stern, motherly voice saying, “You’re not listening to me!”  I just can’t seem to remember her exact words though.  I wasn’t really paying attention at the…

2012 Presidential Election

You and I will determine the next President of the United States not long from now.  With our nation’s debt piled up, the high unemployment rate, and a variety of other issues, this year’s election is incredibly significant.  Though important, these details are trivial compared to other issues at hand.  As Christians, the single most…

Bear Sized Problems

A story is told of two hunters that came across a bear so big that they dropped their rifles and ran for cover.  One man climbed a tree while the other hid in a nearby cave.  The bear was in no hurry to eat, so he sat down between the tree and the cave to…

Not Your Typical Leader

I came across an author who made an interesting contrast between who Christ was as opposed to how others thought He would be. “A Roman leader would have ridden in a chariot pulled by magnificent white stallions–Jesus entered the city on a donkey, and a borrowed one! A political leader would have been surrounded by…

Don’t You Judge Me!

Matthew 7:1 says, “Do not judge so that you will not be judged.”  Ever since Jesus uttered these words, people have been misapplying and misunderstanding them.  Often people get very defensive of their lives and yell, “Don’t you judge me!  God says not to judge people!”  Are they right?  What did Jesus really mean when…

Concussions

There has been a growing amount of discussion on head injuries the last several years, especially in sports.  The more we are learning about the brain, the more we are coming to realize just how dangerous concussions can be.  If a person breaks an arm, pulls a muscle, or tears a ligament, it is nowhere…