Previous Chapter ∗ Gymnastics Videos ∗ Next Chapter In the fall of 1989, I began my sixth year of competitive gymnastics. After qualifying for nationals the previous year, I was excited to try to better my performance over the new season. Some of my teammates were in my same grade in school, but the date of my … Continue reading Eternity in View – Chapter 3 – Triumph and Trouble
When going through trials, it is easy to get discouraged. This is true of people ever since sin first entered the world through Adam and Eve in the garden on Eden. It will be true until the return of Christ. In the early church, the believers were suffering persecution for their beliefs and had been … Continue reading The Foreknowledge of God, Trials, and Peace
In our day and age it seems like just about everybody is engaging in some kind of social media, whether it is Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or some other new and upcoming avenue for expression and online social interaction. But why do we do it? Many, no doubt, just like to keep close tabs on family … Continue reading For What Purpose Do You Use Social Media?
This article is a follow-up to a previous article that was published a couple of weeks ago, "Same-sex Marriage, the Gospel, and what does either have to do with the other". If you have not read it, or wish to revisit it before continuing with this article you may do so here. http://wp.me/p4FyFa-1P. If you … Continue reading Homosexuality: What is it and What Does the Bible say about it with regard to marriage and family?
If you have ever used a camera that has auto focus capability, you have probably experienced from time to time that the camera picks something other than your intended target to focus in on and you needed to adjust it. At times our lives are like that. If we focus on what is going on … Continue reading Misdirected focus, temptation and accountability
Previous Chapter ∗ Next Chapter Many of the experiences I had during the next five years were unrelated, but all my memories during that time began to prepare me for bigger things to come. Although I was unaware of it happening, a support network was developing around me, which would be vital during the following … Continue reading Eternity in View – Chapter 2 – Gymnastics, Education, Family, and Fun
Psalm 103 is a humbling and sobering reminder of what God has done for us for no merit of our own. We are urged to not forget all his benefits and to bless Him. What are these benefits and what good are they to us? He forgives all our iniquity heals diseases redeems our lives … Continue reading Forget Not All His Benefits
1 Pet 1:3 ¶ Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for … Continue reading Mercy but at Great Cost
In response to an article by Franklin Graham, in which he laid out a case that true followers of Jesus could not condone same-sex marriage, I commented that followers of Jesus could condone same sex marriage and still be saved, but only at the expense of ignoring portions of God's word. Following this comment, I … Continue reading Same-sex Marriage, the Gospel, and What Does Either Have to Do With the Other
Next Chapter I was born in Lancaster County and lived with my mother and father until age two. Shortly after my brother was born, my parents divorced. For a short time after my grandmother died, my mother, with my brother and me, moved in with my grandfather. He soon remarried, and we found another place … Continue reading Eternity in View – Chapter 1 – Developing Interest in Gymnastics