Prior to the advent of color television in the 1950s, all programing was broadcasted in black & white. The "In Living Color" phrase, along with their multi-colored peacock logo, was first used by NBC when it aired its first color tv show in 1953. Of all the things we take for granted, have you ever… Continue reading In Living Color!
You may or may not be familiar with the late 80s song by Cher titled "If I Could Turn Back Time". If you are, you have probably sung its chorus while reminiscing on a past pleasant experience or while wishing you could go back and do some things differently. I know I have, but I… Continue reading If I Could Slow Down Time
Countless of sermons, books, blog posts, and certainly worship leaders' opening statements have included the phrases, "God dwells is the praises of His people," and "Worship invites the presence of God." In fact, this post is in response to an article I recently read with that very same title. My emphasis will be on the… Continue reading Does worship really INVITE God’s presence?
"A splinter (also known as a sliver) is a fragment of a larger object, or a foreign body that penetrates or is purposely injected into a body. The foreign body must be lodged inside tissue to be considered a splinter. Splinters may cause initial pain through ripping of flesh and muscle, infection through bacteria on the foreign object, and severe… Continue reading Splinters In The Heart
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. - Romans 8:28 If you are a math teacher or are simply good with numbers, you most likely frowned at the above equation. That's because, in arithmetic, a positive multiplied or… Continue reading God’s Arithmetic
I can only imagine the mixed reactions within the crowd as Jesus began to preach this "new" message which seemed to be in conflict with those of the other teachers (of the law). Here is an excerpt from that well known discourse titled "Sermon on the Mount," which is recorded in the book of Matthew,… Continue reading Why go the extra mile?
Most likely you or someone you know has occasionally used these two words in a conversation, "THEY say...". I hear them frequently in our home and I would be lying if I said that I've never used them myself, but cross my heart, my better half beats me to it. Like with most people, when… Continue reading The All-Knowing “They”
Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves." - John 6:26 Unfortunately, the faith that many proclaim to have in Jesus is limited, obscured, and misguided due to their lack of spiritual discipline. That is why… Continue reading Cracker Jack, Captain Crunch, and Christ Jesus
Are you familiar with the game show Wheel of Fortune? Have you ever wished you could be a contestant spinning the wheel? Unknowingly, many of us actually live a Wheel of Fortune kind of life when it comes to our struggles, weaknesses, or lack of commitment. Let me explain. Since the beginning, man has been… Continue reading The Wheel of Blame
"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned,… Continue reading Good News of hope or despair?