Don’t Be a Know It All!

As I have gotten older my hearing has dimmed just a bit. When I am in a crowd or at a party sometimes all the talking sounds like the tide roaring in at the beach and I find myself  tuning out of conversations while I politely smile and nod. A more serious problem with growing…

God’s Critical Updates

Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day.           Psalm 25:4-5 NKJV Have you ever turned on your computer and discovered that you need to download the most recent critical updates? I confess that…

God’s Reason for Christmas

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 ESV Long before I became a Christian I was once stopped on the streets of Boston by a preacher who had a very simple message for me. He said, “I want…

Is That a Trumpet?

I was in the spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet.             Revelation 1:10 NRSV It might seem strange that God’s voice sounded like a trumpet, but in John’s day the trumpet was commonly used for a number of things. The trumpet was actually a ram’s horn called…

The Apostles’ Bible

When someone says, “Read your Bible” of “The Bible says.” most of us have in mind a leather-bound volume containing the old and new testaments. For the younger crowd the term Bible may instead conjure up the app on their phone or tablet that allows them to read those words in hundreds of languages and…