Challenging believers in Jesus to think and act based on Bible truth.

Tuesday Rambling 1.17.17 – As Inauguration Day Approaches

Rambling concerning believers and the upcoming presidential inauguration:

  • Believers: Please know your overt support for President Trump could harm the possibility of stronger relationships with other believers.
  • Believers: Please know public statements against President Trump could harm the possibility of stronger relationships with other believers.
  • Scripturally, political power is not a key or necessary component for the movement of the kingdom of God. Often, the kingdom advances in spite of political kingdoms who oppose believers.
  • Sometimes, the witness of believers stirs the hearts of political leaders. Sometimes, God hardens the hearts of political believers.
  • Our eyes, hearts, and affections should stay fixed upon Jesus, the Lamb of God, who died in our place. He is the King above all kings.
  • This situation requires a tight rope of balance.
  • We must admit facts, such as: 1) The harsh rhetoric used in his campaign brings fear from those already marginalized that further marginalization could happen 2) The moral character (or lack thereof) of our incoming president should cause believers great concern.
  • Said another way: if we had concern for the moral compass of our outgoing president, we can’t pretend that somehow this one is better simply due to a certain set of campaign promises we might like to hear.
  • To those opposed to President Trump, please know many have tried to live peaceful and quiet lives under President Obama whose social policies directly contradicted the teaching of Scripture in many areas.
  • We also must admit that not all who voted for trump voted in agreement of his character and everything he represents.
  • One of the goals of praying for our leaders, Scripturally, pins our effort in prayer to our desire to live peaceful and quiet lives in godliness and holiness.
  • This little article about praying for leaders may help.
  • Whatever your feelings about this inauguration, please check your emotion, act in love, and consider the perspectives of others.

Monday Challenge 1.16.17 – MLK, Streep and Condescension, Evangelicalism, Retirement

Good Monday morning! Today's holiday establishes the precedent that the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. is worth remembering in a special way. Enjoy the day off, but reflect on issues conquered and issues which still remain. Now...onto some … [Continue reading]

Tuesday Rambling 1.10.17 – Complete, Total, Rambling

Total Rambling. On Tuesday, what else might you expect? Go Clemson! Not the best game ever, but hard fought and nice to see Alabama lose. Woke up to a "no school" day today. I always think of and pray for those seriously inconvenienced by a … [Continue reading]

Monday Challenge 1.9.17 – Martyred Ecuador Missionaries, Taco Bell, Engagement

Time for another set of challenging articles. Nothing shall separate us from the love of God - not even Monday. Okay, I heard that somewhere else, but it applies! Slain in the Shadow of the Almighty Read this for a fantastic viewpoint on the … [Continue reading]

Friday Feature 1.6.17 – Mercy, Sexuality, God, and Love

The first Friday Feature of the New Year will focus our hearts and minds on a tough topic: sexuality. Check this week's top clicked link here: “An Odd Sort of Mercy”: Jen Hatmaker, Glennon Doyle Melton, and The End of the Affair Please check out … [Continue reading]

Tuesday Rambling 1.3.17 – Trusting God’s Word

Tuesday means rambling time. As a believer in Jesus Christ, I take my cues from the Bible. I believe the Bible contains God's Word. I believe God intervened in the lives of humans who wrote the truth down, thus bringing His Word for us to … [Continue reading]

Monday Challenge 1.2.17 – Akron 2016, Mercy and Sexuality, God Broke In

  Good Monday Morning! Happy New Year! I hope most of you get some extra time today. If not, how about a good challenge anyhow? Christmas - God Broke In! This one from the Christmas genre still offers value even though the season … [Continue reading]

2016 In Review: Top Articles I Wrote

I haven't written as many articles as I have in the past. Nonetheless, let me summarize this year's top articles: 7. The Brutal, Beautiful 2015 6. Project Shine 2016 - Awash In Provision 5. About the Akron Public Schools Decisions 4. … [Continue reading]

2016 In Review: Top Clicked Articles

Linking to articles of (my and hopefully for your) interest rates among the most consistent things I do with my blog. Listed below find the top seven articles clicked from my site in 2016 . In order: 7. Raw Emotions On The Presidential … [Continue reading]

Tuesday Rambling 12.20.16 – Christmas Gifts – Receiving and Giving

'Tis the season for gifts - giving and receiving. Time to ramble. My favorite kinds of gifts involve planning, scheming, plotting, surprise, and research. I posted a status Sunday that has had me thinking: What if no one found out about the … [Continue reading]