A three letter word that could change your life

“Now he had to go through Samaria.” John 4:4 Usually my blogs address a commonly misunderstood passage of Scripture, but this verse is more often overlooked than misunderstood. At first glance, it seems like it serves as a transition sentence, indicating that Jesus was leaving Jerusalem in Judea to...

Giving Thanks Even After Thanksgiving

If you’ve ever brought pepper spray to a Walmart on Black Friday and used it to “get ahead,” you might be a redneck. Feel free to steal my joke, Jeff Foxworthy. If you get honked at, shot at, sprayed at, or trampled over the next few weeks, you were...

All Dogs (and even cats!) Go To Heaven

  Growing up, my family always had pets. Dogs, cats, birds, fish, hamsters, ponies, spider monkeys – Ok, maybe not all of those; I mean, wouldn’t it be ridiculous to have a pet hamster?! When one of them died, we lost a family member. Inevitably someone would ask, “Will we...

Glimpses of Heaven

When tragedy strikes, many find it comforting to say, “God is in control.” They don’t mean that God caused the tragedy; there’s little comfort in that. They mean that somehow, someway, in the midst of hopelessness and despair, God has a plan and everything is going according to plan....

Can God change His mind if He can’t change?

Can God change His mind? Seems like an easy yes-or-no question, but sometimes people make things way more complicated than they need to be. One of the attributes of God is that He does not change. The theological term for this “immutable,” and no, that does not mean you...

Which Bible should you read?

Time to check the mail…  just received this in an email. I was wondering what your thoughts were on the NIV 2011 version. http://www.christianity.com/blogs/alexcrain/11654158/     Every time a new version of the Bible comes out, people immediately want to condemn it – usually to sell more magazines or drive...