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.

Life is meant to be a verb: live it!

Have you ever had one of those moments where things seemed to build into a near-crescendo in a life-changing sort of way? I think I’m in the midst of one of those moments in time. Driving truck isn’t one of those things that I dreamed of doing as a kid. It’s certainly not one of…

Where’s the change of heart?

This was one of those ads I clicked on while surfing (no pun intended) YouTube this morning. Technically I was viewing another video unrelated to this one, but it popped up as an advertisement. I thought it would be interesting, as a believer in and follower of Jesus Christ, to see what the Mormon Church…

“Just another birthday” revisited

“Daddy” is not merely a title: It’s a holy name. (Rom 8:15; Gal. 4:6) While the Apostle Paul talks about this in the context of God relationship with us as our heavenly father, we know that the phrase “Abba,” as translated in the Bible, is an Aramaic word which means “daddy” or “papa.” What the Apostle…

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…