Salmon struggle in their migration upstream.

Do pitfalls & potholes reveal God?

So why is it we are so bent on a life without conflict if the pastor’s premise is true in that conflict is even a part of the relationship we have with God? According to the pastor, growth does not occur without conflict. The example of an athelete training his or her body for competition is one but many such metaphores that can be used to illustrate this point.

By Jaume Ventura from Barcelona, Spain (Friends) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The value of good friends: Priceless!

The value of good friends and people genuine in their sympathy and empathy is beyond measure. You quickly discover who these people are when someone close to you dies. This happened for me this week with the death of my mother. It wasn’t a surprise; in fact it was expected, but it was nevertheless a kick…

Thank you

Lyrics that help to heal

I’ve always liked music. As a child I fiddled around with the piano and organ. I gave the trumpet a try in the 5th grade before health issues forced me to stop. While I can’t carry a tune in a bucket my iPod has enough music of many genre’s on it that it would take…

Faith is kind of like driving in the fog

The thought recently occurred to me that faith — particularly faith in God, but it can be in anything unseen — is tantamount to driving in a thick fog. Those who live in regions and have to drive where the fog is thick enough to obscure the view past the end of your car’s hood…

Why do we try to limit God?

I was pondering this morning, wondering why God doesn’t answer our prayers in the grand examples of the Old Testament, such as part the waters or rain down food for people to pick up off the ground, or even in the New Testament where the lame got up and walked, people with serious skin diseases were…

No regrets…

Of all the regrets I have, and a number of them swam through my mind this past week, I can say there is one decision I made years ago that I pray I will never give up on. After listening to the book of Hebrews on an mp3 yesterday and then today reading through the…