Swapping Lenses For Better Focus

Jeff grace, Prayer, Spiritual Growth

There are days in life when you arise to find the surprising pleasure that nothing is troubling you.  For me, those days are the exception rather than the rule, but I will take as many of those easy mornings as God chooses to give.  Confession time: I like my life over-easy, my challenges well-done, and my final results with no …

Withdrawal or Emergence – A Sunday Issue

Jeff Church Life, Cultural Observations, Relationships, Sundays

Most Sundays I awake with a strange mixture of anticipation and concern.  The Lord’s Day means so much to me and I am always looking for God to accomplish something before my eyes that I will remember forever.  I anticipate each Sunday that this might be the day when someone I’ve long prayed for will commit themselves to Jesus Christ.  …

Blowing The Mind Of An Intellectual

Jeff FAITH, Heaven, Humility, Spiritual Growth

It would seem that, out of all the Apostles of Jesus Christ, only one of the men could be classified as an intellectual.  Granted, all of them were endowed with great spiritual wisdom during their lives but only Paul was formally trained and groomed theologically for the calling that ultimately found him.  The man was analytically brilliant, top of his …

Unsuspected Goodness

Jeff Gratitude, Praise, Salvation

When I converse with those who are not followers of Christ I usually note one thing among others that seems to stand out.  Whether or not they are educated or uneducated, moral or unrestrained, American born or from another country, there seems to be a common thread that is woven in the fabric of their minds.  What is it?  They …

Important Christmas Questions

Jeff Love, Salvation, sovereignty

Perhaps one of the most tragic potentials for us who have been set free through faith in Christ is that we might arrive to a place in life where we lose our wonder at our redemption.  To wake up each day and not sense any amazement that the God of Heaven chose us, chased us, secured us and shepherds us…few …

He Will Give It Back To You Again

Jeff Bible, Church Life, Forgiveness, Humility, Prayer, Spiritual Growth

“And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed Him on the way.” – Mark 10:52 {ESV} For many of us the most heartbreaking experience we have had as followers of Christ is to have forfeited something we once were so blessed by.  I’m not talking about …