It’s Good to Be an Heir

We all witnessed the hoopla surrounding the birth of Prince William and Kate’s royal baby.  I still don’t understand America’s obsession with the British royal family but here I am writing about it.  We were all on the edge of our seats waiting on his name, George Alexander Louis.  My favorite part is that this…

Equilibrium: Life in Balance

My printer has to realign itself every time I change the ink.  You know what I’m talking about?  Back in the old days, we used to type in certain numbers to align our printers.  Fortunately, those days are over.  Now we can just scan the sheet of paper it prints out and it will align…

Come Alive

The cross is crucial to our faith.  Without the cross, there is no forgiveness of sins.  Without the cross we cannot have a relationship with our Holy Father.  By itself though, the cross is not the gospel.  Paul makes it clear what the ingredients of the gospel are in 1Cor 15:1-8.  He packs in the…

Transformed Mind

Romans 12:2 says, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”  It all starts with our thinking!  God wants us to have our minds “transformed”…

Surprised by Grace

One summer when I was in graduate school, after the finals were over and the school work was done, I decided to drive from Memphis, Tennessee to Reading, Pennsylvania to surprise my parents.  I called my sister, who was at home for the summer from Harding to make sure that everyone would be there that…

Excellence in the Year

Our theme this year at Champions where I presently serve as Education Minister is “A More Excellent Way.”  This comes from 1 Corinthians 12: 31b which says, “…I will show you the most excellent way” (NIV).  At the beginning of chapter 12, Paul opened up a discussion on Spiritual gifts and how they are being…

Christmas Traditions

Do you have family Christmas traditions?  When I was a kid, my family loved our Christmas Eve tradition.  We kept first things first, which means we always ate first.  Every year on Christmas Eve we had finger foods for dinner.  Cheeses, sausage, crackers, M&Ms, and other delicious treats were always there to make our Christmas…

Encounter Life

In John 5:39-40 Jesus said these words to the Jewish leaders. “You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.” The Pharisees and other Jewish leaders prided themselves on how well they knew the Scriptures. …