God created us for an eternal relationship with Him. That relationship begins when we accept Jesus' death and resurrection as the complete payment for our debt to God because of sin. But it does not end there. God wants us to know Him personally in an individually intimate way. He wants to interact with us … Continue reading Developing Relationship
While I have not followed the Olympics closely this year, Simone Biles pulling out of competition has been hard to miss. I have read articles praising her courage and critiques denouncing her as a quitter who let down her team and the United States as a whole. Thirty years ago, I was a gymnast with … Continue reading Courageous, Simone!
Over this week since the Easter weekend, I have been contemplating the life, death and resurrection of Jesus and what it means for us. While Jesus hung on the cross, many of those observing mocked and ridiculed him. “He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from … Continue reading Ridiculed, Crucified, but not Defeated
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
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?
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
Before I got out of bed this morning, I found my mind drifting back to when I was in high school, shortly after my accident. When I left the rehab center, I resumed my junior year of high school, then midway through. Our homeroom assignments were designated according to grade and name in alphabetical order. … Continue reading The Thought Master
Today, I will continue to break down Psalm 96 in the Reflections on Eternity series. 4 For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.5 For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens.6 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary. God, as revealed to us in … Continue reading Worthy
Today, I am going to begin a series of short posts entitled Reflections on Eternity. The other day, I read Psalm 96, and the implications and truths I saw directly correlate with an eternal view of life. I have not been able to get this Psalm off of my mind since, and I am excited … Continue reading Tell of His Salvation
Today, I am going to do something a little different and repost a devotional of John Piper that I read this morning. This reflection fits in with my blog's theme of living with eternity in view. As you read the following article, remember that God created us for eternity. The life that we live on … Continue reading It Doesn’t Matter What Happens to Me