Showing posts from December, 2018

Contend for the Truth

(Video: ) I watched an interesting movie today. A little grisly but the plot was stimulating. Something filled the atmosphere and caused those whose eyes were open and engaging with their environment (which would be everyone) to face their worse fears to their ultimate demise. I did say it was a little grisly! The fascinating plot unfolds. There were a few who discovered that if they blind-folded their eyes they could evade this evil. Many interesting twists and turns as the story continues to the end. From the very beginning it was like a parable. Those that could see would die and those that were blind-folded were safer. In the story of the blind man’s investigation in the Book of John (John 9:13-24) the Pharisees question the now restored man and badger him regarding his healing. The man answers their question by saying, “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I se


“I want God to use me.” “I want to experience a miracle.” “I want to hear God.” The expressions of a heart desiring God are reflected by these statements. What if God is speaking and showing us who he is but we are just not responding? Have you ever been in a restaurant and felt the need to buy someone lunch? I’m not referring to your co-workers, friend or mom. You are sitting down, and you really can’t fully explain it, but you know you must buy that stranger lunch. The rationale behind such a decision does not makes sense. You don’t know the person. You don’t know their financial status. Hey, perhaps they should be buying you lunch! So, you get up pay for your lunch and tell the waitress that you want to buy lunch for the lady across the diner who is sitting with her elderly mom. The mom and daughter will never know. You leave the restaurant with a joy in your heart that you can’t fully explain! Obedience has rewards! Liz, I’d like you to get up and go speak to

Passing Through...

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” (Psalm 32:8) Just finishing a 9-day vacation. Arriving at the airport I am in an unfamiliar car in unknown roads. The attendant asks me if I want to purchase a Travel Pass. It’s used for the roads I will travel on. It’s a toll card for the universal tax collection. I declined on the Travel Pass. New construction everywhere. Ten minutes on the road and I have no clue where I am. A quick exit puts me in –you guessed it, a toll booth. I’m ready to pay but the sign says, “no cash”. It actually reads “no attendant!” Well I broke the law. No where to go but down this crooked road. I wonder how much this is going to cost me? I should have taken the “pass”. I became very familiar with the Google Maps navigation system. One thing I learned during this trip is that I just can’t rely on what others tell me, including Google! I must look up and engage my environment.