Tag: life

Witness Well

Who am I?

Who Am I? by Dietrich Bonhoeffer Who am I?  They often tell me I stepped from my cell’s confinement Calmly, cheerfully, firmly, Like a Squire from his country house.  Who am I?  They often tell me I used to speak to my warders Freely and friendly and clearly, As though it were mine to command.  …

How to face our future with eager expectation

The town’s 4th of July parade is marching its way down Main Street. The sirens are blaring, the drums are rolling, and the motorcycles are revving their engines. A young girl with a balloon in her hand is craning her neck to catch the first glimpse of the coming parade. The excitement in her eyes reveal the eager …

A life in Christ is never status quo

An aspect of the Christian life is that one can never be status quo. Our faith is either growing or it is dying. Like a vegetable garden in a dry climate, a person must daily provide water or the garden will quickly wilt and eventually die in the hot sun. Our faith life is the same way. We must …

Being a first round draft pick by God

The commissioner of the National Football League strides up to the podium with a card in his hand. With great anticipation from the packed ballroom, the commissioner announces, “With the 10th overall selection of the first round, the New Orleans Saints pick….. you.” Surrounded by family and friends in the waiting room, you smile with great delight …

Living out the message of the cross

For Christ did not die on the cross to defend our rights. He died so we can be right with God.

How does a Christian consistently walk in the Spirit?

There I go again, responding in way that I don’t want to be. I know what is the best way to respond, but so often I fail. Frustration and guilt is an ongoing battle.  How can I be more consistent in living the way God created me and desires for me to live? In the …

If God is loving, why does He allow suffering?

As a result of sin, our world suffers and we suffer the consequences. Nobody likes to suffer, because its intensely painful. Even though we take great pains to achieve comfort, there are times when we can’t avoid suffering. With that in mind, let me ask you a question. What is the main point of our lives? The Bible tells …