Tuesday, April 27, 2010


champions take risk
champions are not afraid of failure
champions lead the charge
champions love to be in situations were they have the opportunity to win
champions learn from the past but don't dwell there
champions visualize the win
champions train hard
champions are not controlled by opinions
champions have an inner drive 
champions NEVER give in
champions NEVER give up
champions love to celebrate and get to often

Just a reminder - you can be a champion! tackle today's issues with a champions attitude.
Philippians 4:13

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Courtesy Warning

I was driving from the coffee shop the other day when I looked into my rear view mirror and saw blue lights. “Oh come on!” I thought. This is the last thing I need. I started running a check list of things that could be in violation.
Seat Belt – Check
Speed – Check
Weaving – maybe a little, too much caffeine
Tag – Check

What could it be! The nice officer walked up to the window and asked “Did you know your tail light was out?”
“No ma’am I didn’t, but I will get that fixed” was my reply.

She took my licenses ran a check ,which came back clear, and brought me back a Courtesy Warning.
This says that you are in violation and need to fix the problem but there is no fine. This is a courtesy warning not a ticket. I didn’t have to do anything, but fix the violation.
I had a thought. This is what the Holy Spirit does, gives us a courtesy warning. The bible calls it conviction. It’s all the same. Conviction points out the violation, sin. Sin separates us from G-d and if we continue in sin we will be forever separated. But the Holy Spirit stops you and says “Hey did you know that your _Fill in the blank__?” We don’t like convection no more than having blue lights flash behind your car. However it could be a benefit.

Convection says fix the violation.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


 A scripture that we read at funerals really spoke to me the other day.

2 Corinthians 5:678

So we are always confident, while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

Always confident!?? I wish that was me. Sometimes I lose my confidence. Sometimes I trade my confidence. Sometimes I misplace my confidence. Sometimes I just simply don’t have it!

However, looking back to the times when confidence was low, I noticed it was a time I was living by what I saw. For whatever reason, I traded living by faith for living by sight. I misplaced the hope of knowing one day I will be with the Lord. I lost my confidence.

Confidence comes from knowing and trusting in something. When I trust in what I see (which is hell sometimes) I lose. When I trust in what I don’t see I win! Sounds backwards but that’s usually the way it works when you follow Christ.
When confidence is running low or gone completely remember that YOU belong to the Lord. And one day we will be absent from this body and be present with the Lord.

Another thought tomorrow…

Thursday, April 1, 2010


A wise woman shared this scripture with me
Isaiah 1:19 _ "If you consent and obey, You will eat the best of the land;
What is G-d asking ao you?

different gospel

Paul warned us to be careful not to be lead away by a different gospel. (Galatians 1)
A different gospel would be something different than Christ taught and recorded in the bible.

Here's whats bothering me.

Why do I feel I'm teaching a different gospel when I'm reading a direct scripture?
for example
  • 1 John 2:15 - Do not love the world or the things in it, If you do the love of the Father is not in you
  • 1 John 3:10 - If you do not love your brother, you are not of G-d
  • 1 John 3:16 - If you have stuff, and ignore someone in need the love of G-d does not abide in you
  • 1 John 4:8 - If you dont love you dont know G-d
  • Hebrews 11:6 - It is impossible to please G-d outside of faith
  • Philippians 3:19 - If you set your mind on earthly things, you are an enemy of the cross
  • Philippians 2:5 - The same mindset Christ had, we should have
  • Matt 25:41 - If we see people in need and do not help, it is the same as not helping Christ
Why do these scriptures seem so far away from where we live? Why do we try to justify why we cant do what the scriptures say?
Have we followed a different gospel?