Inclination to Iniquity

Many of you might have seen a video floating around on social media that points out that we’ve been using a can opener incorrectly all these years. Like me, you might have marveled at how something so simple could have eluded us. Personally, I blame the lack of an instructional manual. What is even more…

The Folly of Fitting In

We are all unique in our own special way. That was the theme at my daughter’s preschool graduation years ago, and it is true. Isn’t it? There’s no two of us alike we say. But I am unsure of how successful we are at actually believing that statement. We spend an inordinate amount of time…

Inspiration from an Unexpected Source

I couldn’t help but admire the grit of this little plant (pictured below). It made me think: 1. I discovered it accidentally. No one may notice the good that you’re doing, but that doesn’t mean that you should stop doing it. God sees! 2. It is growing in the shade of a long, deck chair….

Living in the Now

You might be wondering why I chose this title when my most recent piece touted the danger of living for the now. But that’s just it. There is a difference between living in the now and for the now. You’ve probably heard the saying “you can’t see the forest for the trees”. Well that’s just…

Living for the Future

“Live for now!” The Pepsi catchphrase stuck with me a lot longer than the commercial did. In my mind it is a perfect summary of the state of the world at present. Everything is about the now. We make rash decisions without considering the consequences. We no longer see the value in waiting. We want…

When None Believe

Last week I was reading about Paul’s conversion. A man who spareheaded numerous atrocities against the early church, whose reputation evoked fear in the early Christians and was known far and wide, suddenly shows up and says “I’m one of you now!” (Acts 9:21) Would you have believed it? Would it have seemed a little…