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I will be gone for a while...

...but I will be back. I am taking a break from the computer for the rest of the month of March. No blogging, no e-mailing, and no surfing the net. I am not using this computer for anything until April 1. Thanks for all you visit this blog. I know I only have a handful of readers, but I appreciate each one of you. I promise I will be back. Until then may God continue to bless you as your follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Holding out for a Hero

"That would be no good, not without a mighty Warrior, even a Hero. I tried to find one; but warriors are busy fighting one another in distant lands, and in this neigbourhood heroes are scarce, or simply not to be found." ~ Gandalf the Grey; The Hobbit (page 27)

The Angel of Yahweh came and sat under the terebinth at Ophrah which belonged to Joash of Abiezer. Gideon his son was threshing wheat inside the wine-press, to keep it hidden from Midian, and the Angel of Yahweh appeared to him and said, "Yahweh is with you, valiant warrior!" ~ Judges 6:11-12; NJB

I wonder who God is calling to be a Hero in these troubled times?

Importance of Standards

It is difficult to follow Jesus in a world that opposes Him and His message. One of the reasons is because as Followers of Jesus Christ we have committed ourselves to be guided according to the teachings of Jesus. Teachings that urge us to be generous with our giving rather than hoarding the blessings God has given. Teachings that command us to love our enemies and not just our friends and families. Teachings that compel us to sacrifice and serve rather than demanding that our needs be met. Teachings that order us to honor marriage and not even look on another person with lust. To follow Jesus demands that we live radically different lives than the people around us.

We are constantly bombarded with the message to compromise on the standards for living Jesus established and to do things according to the rest of the world. While, it has to be admitted, living according to Jesus' teachings doesn't make life easier for us (in some cases it will make life more difficult) it w…

Make The Effort

As I grow older the more aware I am of the passing moments of life. The younger you are the easier it is to put things off by saying, "I will do it tomorrow". With each passing day time slips through our fingers. We have to remember that we only have a limited supply of tomorrows, and we don't know when they will run out. The good intentions that we have will remain undone if we don't begin begin to make an effort to accomplish them..

We all have dreams, goals, and passions that we would like to accomplish. Maybe you want to start improving the relationship you have with a distant brother/sister or maybe start to pursue a romantic relationship. Perhaps you want to write a book or go back to college. Maybe you want to change careers or start your own business. Perhaps you want to serve God in a new capacity or go on some type of missions trip. We will not accomplish any of it unless we put forth the effort to accomplish them.

Tomorrow will not be any less busy…