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I'm a bit late in getting this out. My sister Barbara and her husband Joe have been visiting from Atlanta. They are both retired and are trying to teach me how to relax...not working...oh, well! Just wanted to remind any of you sissy pants out there, that in all likelihood, you're gonna get up today and then lie back down tonight (Lie, lay...whatever, don't have a grammar freak out!). What happens between point A and B is, for the most part, not in your control. But the path you take through it is. You're either going to groan and moan, fumbly bumbling by yourself, depending on your feelings or what you think or what you want. Joke's on you. May you be reminded that what you got from Adam (remember him?) is a broken thinker, feeler and wanter! You can use the broken part of you (don't try this at home) or, if Christ is in you, you can use the perfect parts in Jesus...the perfect mind (the Father), the perfect will (the Son) and the perfect emotions (
Hey--wake up!! Time for that Crossfit workout for your soul.  Look--we all have problems, unless of course you live in a fantasy world like the kids' movie, Lion King, that came out years ago. In that movie they sang the song that said, "Gut not worries, mahn, it's a problem free philosophy, Hakunah Mattatah." Yeah, right. In the real world you're constantly surrounded by worries and challenges. Not too much a problem free existence, heh? So how can you enter the "rest" of God when the wart hog keeps singing that fantasy song in your head as you slog through life? Well, you won't be able to, because that song is not true. It's not what's around you that gives you life, strength, joy etc. It's what's IN you that does, that is, if that thing in you is Jesus. God tells us to trust HIM to show you the way to go; and that is the true rescue from the deepest well. Our error is that we try to "rest in Him" only when the world
All right team...get ready for another workout!  Just because the Lord is in your head doesn't mean He is in your heart! That's just information, not transformation. Many people do acknowledge His existence (isn't that nice of them). But that only means they know about Him, they don't really "know" Him.  Do you really know Jesus? Have you taken that one precious moment in time to bend the knee of your heart and acknowledge that you just might be wrong and He is right? Have you asked for His forgiveness and invite His perfect nature to come inside of you? You may get pretty frustrated not being able to meet His standard, but could that be because you are trying to do the "God thing" with the broken "Adam nature". Ain't going to work, dar-dar!  Switch out your religion for relationship...get Him out of your head and let Him slip into your heart. He loves you so much...for real! He wants to be your closest friend, not just some acqua

Listen up class...

Having trouble forgiving? Having trouble disciplining yourself, loving the unlovable; failing in your marriage, at your business, with your kids? Of course you are. You're trying to do a "God" thing with a "goofy" thing...YOU. We were all born with a broken nature because of what Adam did, so stop wagging your finger at God. He's not the bad guy here. He actually loves you, even when other don't. He wants you for His own and will chase you til the end of your days. I suggest you don't wait that long, because He really wants to help you here, so you won't stumble bumble your way into hell. Yes, I said hell. A real place and a real consequence of not doing the Crossfit for your soul! But let's not go there (forgive the pun!). You can't fix what's broken, only He can...duh, so let Him in. He won't force Himself on you, nope...invite only, and you have to do the inviting. He wrote a best seller too. It's called the Bibl

Here we go a blog started. Stay tuned for some comments, opinions, truths of life.  For starters, I just wanted to tell this generation of young people that you've been robbed. Not all of you, but a lot more than in my generation. You've been told anything goes, what you think is right is what is right. Brilliant...try playing a game of football with no foul lines, play book or ref. It would be chaos in minutes. And yet, we are asking our young people to play the most important game of all...the game of life without any edges, directions or safety barriers. Yeah right, how's that working out for ya'?  Oh well, more to come when it's not so late at night. Hope you are happy and well or at least on your way to that. It's worth the effort, at least in this country. God bless America.