Tagged: Christianity

Contradiction of Tradition 0

Contradiction of Tradition

I have often said that Christianity isn’t about doing certain stuff, but about going through life walking with God. At the same time, the only way I knew of going through life in a Christian way was by doing the Christian stuff.   It’s like often happens to me: I know what to do long before I find myself able to do it. Even though I understand this, it still feels like I am trying to push beyond some biblical barrier. The one thing that keeps me confident going this direction is that it has brought me back to my...

Grace 0

Grace

With the temptation, there is a way of escape, but the simple plastic pleasure overwhelms me. When I let it come so close, it blocks out all the beauty far away and for a moment it’s all I want. But once I reach out my hand to touch it, all the joy it promised melts away leaving only a hollow shell to echo the guilt I now feel. The problem is that sin, brought so close blocks the light that once warmed my heart. No, the sin itself does not block the light, but I must choose to turn away...

The Call 0

The Call

1-30-2014  “Come near. Be still. Rest The chaos, the bitterness, And all that would test… Let me carry, give to me, Your impossible responsibility. And all that makes you weary Let it go. Come. Be near me.” This call, I hear. My heart responds, But something inside keeps fighting on. I have no will to break the bonds, That keep me striving on and always on, Forever in search of something. Always hoping and wishing, For someday when I can bring To Him expensive offerings. Of gold, of frankincense, of myrrh. Of treasures valued highly on the earth. Achievements, awards,...

Leave the Crib. Learn to Crawl. 1

Leave the Crib. Learn to Crawl.

What kind of parent wants their little child to grow up and sit in their lap all day? What kind of parents are happy when their 25 year old son cannot figure out what to do with his life besides sit in their basement, eat their food, and play video games? What kind of parent dreams of raising a child that will one day do nothing with their life besides come over to visit every now and again? Every parent wants their child to love them, but every parent also wants their child to grow up at some point. The...

Quality Time 0

Quality Time

“God we don’t spend enough time together,” I said, recognizing that I was seriously starving for the opportunity of purposeful prayer for an extended period of time. As I come to grow and appreciate my walk with God on a daily basis, I am often surprised by the things that I forget. There are habits that have brought me to this place that fall behind as I rush forward into the next phase of my adventure into the mystery of God. I forget that the next steps build on the first steps and the foundation must be expanded if the...

The Oxford Promise 0

The Oxford Promise

{A short excerpt from my upcoming book “Road to Royalty”} Walking beside the banks of the River Thames in Oxford, I was struck by a feeling that made my heart skip a beat and my breath come short. A split second beam of light from the clouded sky flashed into my soul and disappeared leaving me fulfilled, longing, and excited to discover what just happened. In anticipation and peace, I began waiting to discover what my heart now knew: that faith and life could be one not two. The fairytale would become reality and the Kingdom of God everything as...