Free Gift. With Purchase.

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 6:23 (NAS) That is, the free gift of God is eternal life. FREE: Given or available without charge. At least, no charge to my account. Just once I’d like to receive a slick […]

Holding The Flashlight.

I intended my text response to encourage, a reminder to look to the light. The Light. He (Jesus) said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 Maybe in the moment it was. Encouraging, that is. But my friend’s […]

Killing Cubs.

For you know it is best to kill the lion while it is a cub. John Ploughman’s Talk, by C.H. Spurgeon My eyes tripped over that statement several years ago in Spurgeon’s collection of wise and pithy sayings, *John Ploughman’s Talk, a little gem I purchased from Lamplighter Publishing I jerked my gaze from the […]

A Good Will Moment.

By this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus Himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35 Mom’s directive was simply this, “Collect the things you no longer want so I can donate them to Goodwill.” Whatever that was. So I’d stuff […]

When I Don’t Show Up.

God, I’m an open book to you; even from a distance, You know what I’m thinking. You know when I leave and when I get back; I’m never out of Your sight. Psalm 139:2-3 (The Message) A dialogue from the movie Rambo: First Blood Part II, captured my heart. While being led upriver in Vietnam, […]