Love People

I am continuing with my thoughts on “Our Church, ” and today the subject is “Love People” Matthew’s gospel chapter 22, we will concentrate on verses 38-40. We will also spend some time in Luke’s gospel today. We will be in Luke 10 starting in verse 30.

Faith trumps Culture

Every day on planet earth our clocks keep ticking, and it seems as if humanity out does itself and we become more and more fractured from the society that we live, work and function within. Crazy things are taking place here on this third rock from the sun, and many times these events appear to go unnoticed. Perpetual motion seems to carry us onward with little or no attempt by ordinary people to gain control of this wackiness and wickedness the world produces. We live our lives not thinking about earth’s other inhabitants or the consequences of our actions.

Thank you for being a friend

I know that every time I write my personal thoughts down on paper for others to read I wind up dating myself. As I quickly approach the sixth decade of my life, I have decided that this is ok. I am getting older, and because of this, I am becoming wiser. With life wisdom comes the ability to not worry so much anymore about what people think of me or my writing. I write these thoughts down for me and if you happen to mine a nugget here and there good for you!

Tomorrow

There’s always tomorrow for dreams to come true. This song truly highlights my childhood. I have heard this classic song all of my life. As a child, I would hear this melody year after year as I watched Rudolf, the red-nosed reindeer. I would hear and sing this beautiful song never actually considering what tomorrow might bring. Up to this point in my life, there has always been a tomorrow. I have always had a chance for a do-over. I have been able to take the mulligan no matter how awful yesterday might have been. I have learned that the mistakes or missteps often characterize the direction that our lives will take.

I love my community…

I love my city!

I truly do. Today (as many days) I was reminded of how fortunate I am to live in such a beautiful place. I work in the Fairfax area of Jacksonville Florida, and most days I look forward to walking to one of the many local eateries near my office.

Just laugh

This is great advice…

Jesus came so that we could have an abundant life. I like to think about the abundant life. I do not know about you, but to me the abundant life sounds fun. The abundant life sounds hilarious. I am certain that an abundant life, full of family friends and fun would make me laugh and I like to laugh so, give me this abundant life. I want a life full of peace, joy and happiness. Give me Jesus.

Be the Church!

Wow, what a wild and crazy week it has been. History has been made and our country seems to be drifting. The distance between right and left are getting wider every minute and our national identity is being skewed. So many people have become their political affiliation.

How can I best serve my family

Recently, I talked about some disciplines that would help us serve ourselves as we get closer in our relationship with God. I want to continue on that thought in this post. As we develop the disciplines of prayer and study, and as we learn how to completely lean on and trust God. We can leverage these learned disciplines to serve our family.

Shack Maui…Jacksonville

A couple of nights ago, I had the wonderful privilege to try a new restaurant here in the City that I love and serve. On the stong recommendation of a friend, Sheila and I drove east on Beach Blvd, to Discovery Way and pulled into a business strip with multiple local eatery’s. At the end of the complex, we found Shack Maui and our good fortune gave us a parking place right beside the establishment.