Thirty years ago today, I walked into the gym for gymnastics practice but left on a stretcher, never to walk again in this lifetime. An accident shortly after my arrival at practice left me paralyzed from the chest down, a C5 quadriplegic. I just spent a fun evening celebrating with my family the life that … Continue reading Thank God
On this Father's Day, God placed before my eyes a passage in Matthew, leading up to the birth of Jesus, where Joseph learned that Mary was pregnant (Matthew 1:18-23). I couldn't help wondering what it was like for him at that time. I can only imagine the range of emotions that flooded his mind and … Continue reading Pondering a Father
This post is a follow-up to my article Omnipresence and Free Will. If you have not read that post already, I encourage you to start there before continuing below. In my previous post, I addressed the argument that omnipresence eliminates any possibility of free will. The argument contended that God's presence encompasses every physical particle … Continue reading Omnipresence, Quarks, and Time
I watch the news and see the shooting, rioting, and protesting that has erupted around the country. It saddens me that people cannot put personal differences aside and live in harmony with one another. Allow me to quote from Jack Nicholson in Mars Attacks...1 It does not matter what anyone has done or will do … Continue reading Why Can’t We All Just, Get Along?
This morning, I woke with this song on my mind. I will let the lyrics speak for themselves. What more can I say?
On our own, no one seeks God. Human nature is inherently prideful and selfish. Everyone who has found faith in Christ has a story illustrating God's work in his or her life. For some, God's dealings are subtle and barely noticeable. Such individuals are more receptive to the influence of the Holy Spirit than others, … Continue reading Remember
I came across the following verse as I was reading my Bible the other day. It falls amid a passage dealing with one's placement in life; whether an individual is married or single, slave or free. 17 Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called … Continue reading Life Assigned
When I make a promise, I do so, hoping that it is a part of God's will for me to fulfill it. From a human perspective, promises are declarations of intent. An individual intends to do something for someone else or with someone else in mind, but like any plans that a person makes, it … Continue reading Trust His Promises
What thoughts come to mind when you wake overnight? What are your first reflections of the day? When your mind wanders during the day, where does it go? What do you dream about? And where do our thoughts come from? For the most part, what our minds process and bring forth comes from our experiences: … Continue reading What’s On Your Mind?
God speaks to us in many ways. Sometimes it is through His written Word. Sometimes it is through a preacher, teacher, or friend. At times He speaks in dreams or random thoughts throughout the day. And at others, He speaks through written materials outside of the Word of God. Each day, I read two devotionals, … Continue reading The Voice of God