Staying in God’s World
Jacksonville, Florida

Staying in God’s World

How many singers would you guess are Christians? From their sexual clothing to their raunchy lyrics, it’s hard to tell. Can you pick out the Christians among actors or actresses? Married people appear in movies and videos and get naked or make-out with others who are not their spouse. Then they wonder why their marriages fall apart. As Christians we are to be set apart from the world. John 15:19 reads, If you belonged to …

The Mirror Lies
Jacksonville, Florida

The Mirror Lies

When was the last time you went bathing suit shopping? It used to be suits covered enough that you could hide your flaws. Now they’re made for girls who have a size 0 waste and a size AA breast. If you’re lucky enough to find one in your size, you discover they’re made of the tightest stretch material ever created. If you lose one part it snaps you in the backside like a rubber band. …

Five Second Rule
Jacksonville, Florida

Five Second Rule

My minister was talking about the five second rule a couple Sundays ago. Yes, my church is that cool. What’s the five second rule? It’s when you drop food and if it hasn’t been on the floor for more than five seconds, it’s still safe to eat. Well, it got me thinking. How many people have a five second rule with it comes to Jesus. “I’ll have plenty of time to get right with God …

Independence from Anger
Jacksonville, Florida

Independence from Anger

I pitched one of my famous tantrums the other day. My kids have seen them. Most of my friends have not. My computer got a virus, the electricity went out in half my house, and I’m having some financial issues right now. I’d just had enough. I was slamming doors, knocked the dog food over and yelling about anything and everything. As I calmed down, I wondered why it is we’d rather slam a door …

Where did All the Morals Go?
Jacksonville, Florida

Where did All the Morals Go?

In the past week, the news has been filled with the story of another politician who got caught with his pants down. Is there a magnetic pull that causes these politicians’ zippers to lower? It’s not just a democratic problem, republicans do it also. It’s not just politicians. A lot of married people have affairs. Why is having an affair becoming the norm? If you ask some high ranking Christians, they’d tell you liberals are …

Impressing Others
Jacksonville, Florida

Impressing Others

I spent the past two weeks cleaning my house, including getting rid of a bunch of stuff for when my mom arrives for Jessica’s graduation. I didn’t go to church on Sunday just so I could finish up. That’s when it hit me. Why am I working so hard to impress someone else when I should be trying to impress God? Where’s your heart? How many times have you caught yourself saying you wish you …

Losing Your Faith
Jacksonville, Florida

Losing Your Faith

My daughter has a friend who told me he is no longer a Christian. He used to be very active in his church then he joined the Marines and ended up overseas in the war. Now he no longer believes. It got me thinking, why do young people leave God? It seems there are three reasons. 1. Hypocritical Christians, 2. Something you feel God has done (death of a child) or that he allowed to …

Is it Truly God You Believe In?
Jacksonville, Florida

Is it Truly God You Believe In?

Well the doomsday scare is over. Harold Camping, a civil engineer who also has a multi-million dollar media empire predicted the world would end Saturday. He was wrong. I was surprised by what one of Mr. Camping’s followers said. “I was trying to push the skepticism away because I believe in God”. It sounds more to be a belief in Mr. Camping instead of God. How many of you go to church, listen to your …

Are You a Messy Christian?
Jacksonville, Florida

Are You a Messy Christian?

When you want something in your life, do you wait on God’s timing? Or do you try to make it move faster. Doesn’t it seem every time you try to make something happen on your time it turns into a mess? Maybe you wanted something so bad you bought it without waiting. Now financially you’re struggling. Or if a writer, you chose to self-publish but didn’t get your book edited professionally so now it’s full …