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I wish I could tell you that I started this blog to begin my illustrious writing career. That would not be true.

I wish I could tell you that I started this blog to share my deep theological knowledge to the masses and to transform lives. That would not be true.

I wish I could tell you that I intend to make a difference in the world. That would be true but not wholly realistic.

What I can tell you is this. I like to write, blog, and share my thoughts. I am not a trained, educated or skilled theologian. I just know what I feel and I feel that God led me to this place.

Where it will take me? I don’t know…but I really don’t care. This is a wonderful opportunity to share. But most importantly, it is a chance to give my family something for the future. A chance for them to know how much I love them and love God. It’s a chance to show them I still take risks. It’s a chance to let them know that I don’t care what anyone thinks except for Jesus.

It’s a chance…

When life gives you lemons

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…make lemonade

I know this sounds like a really sketchy concept for my Easter Sunday blog. But stick with me for a minute.

This is the ultimate bad day turns out great day in history. If we are to believe that Jesus really did rise from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion, then it is absolutely life changing. This is not fiction, it’s not a fable, it’s not just a great story. In fact, if you believe, then you can never go back to normal.

With Jesus – normal is not an option.

If you believe, then you have to believe without reservation or restrictions. It’s time to redirect your course. You can’t just fit Jesus into your life when convenient. Jesus IS your life now. You are a changed person.

Your life may have been lemons before you found Jesus but once you let him into your heart…it’s time to make lemonade. This story, this life of Christ is too big for one day. It’s for all eternity.

Are you all in?

 

Everything old is new again

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Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away;
behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)

Time changes and old things became obsolete with new things replacing the old. We are just minor specks in an ever changing world.

From technology to social networking to how cars can drive themselves. Our world continues to evolve and change.

Remember the first cell phone? It was so exciting but today you would laugh at anyone lugging around a case with a portable charger and that giant cell phone. We will soon see cell phones that are worn like a watch or implanted under your skin (I’ll pass on that one). We already have cell phones that attach to your glasses.

Isn’t it amazing that no matter how worldly things change, Jesus is the same? It’s the one constant and reliable source of joy and peace in our lives. Our forms of worship, the way we read the Bible or share God’s word may change but our God never does.

I don’t mind change. I like it. But I also like knowing that we are daily made new in Christ. Don’t be totally transformed by this world and don’t forget the one who loves you more than any new technology, any thing of this world. Some things in life are just too important to change.

 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death. Psalms 48:14 (KJV)