Showing posts from May, 2011

On Getting Older

Don't let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor him in your youth before you grow old and say, "Life is not pleasant anymore."  (Ecclesiastes 12:1). Someone wisely said:
   “You know you are getting older, when the phone rings and you hope it is not for you”

I am getting older every day!  And so are you.  What are we becoming, where are we going? Life is more a destination than a road-map, by that I mean life is not always predictable. To be sure there are days that stretch into months where it seems like one day is a carbon copy of the previous one, with only slight alterations. 

Yet change is happening all around us, and within us
 *Our body renews itself and changes in many ways. The first way is with our blood plasma, the liquid portion of our blood. It renews itself every ten days. Our white blood cells renew themselves every two or three weeks. Then we have our red blood cells and they typically renew themselves every 120 days. Our entire bloo…

Will Jesus Ever come back?

*You may have seen one of the 1,200 billboards that are the work of one man: 89-year-old Christian preacher Harold Camping, owner of the Family Radio Network.
"You and I are living at the time of the end of the world," Camping said recently. His followers have spread the word of the world's end all across the globe, using donations to pay for it.
"There's going to be big earthquakes that will make the one in Japan seem like a Sunday school picnic," Camping said.

He says it will first strike Fiji and New Zealand, then work its way around the world. But it appears to be late. By Camping's own estimates, it should have hit there already, and it certainly has not. * (CBS News)
Predictions, assertions, in fact assumptions would be a better word. Misguided “Bible” so called Experts, trying to figure out something that only God knows.

Only God knows when He will return!

And so the question…Will Jesus Ever come back? Yes!  Soon? I don’t know! Furthermore our own Lo…

Appearances can be deceiving!

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to Godmust believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.(Hebrews 11:6). ESV
For the most part I truly enjoy life!  We all of course, have down times, when the rub and rawness of life leaves us wounded…and weary.
We all have known successes, triumphs, and celebrations when life just seems to flow…and we enjoy the journey…sometimes immensely!
Challenges come and go, as do disappointments.  I read once….
"Disappointments, can be Appointments for God”
The people the writer of Hebrews is writing to, were  people who loved the Lord! They believed in God that was not the issue. They were being persecuted for their faith and that reality had left them spiritually spent. They were not strangers to disappointment!

And so, God through the hand of this unknown writer strengthens their faith with these words…. whoever would draw near to Godmust believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him…

Kronski's and Salvation!

      Kronski's – Are a four generation recipe of seasoned smoked garlic sausage, naturally hickory smoked in all natural casings. They are made in Rock Springs, Wyoming….and they are beyond delicious!

Yesterday I made the 15 mile drive to Rock Springs and Boschetto's European Market established in 1953 for a strategic Kronski’s pickup! As I walked in I announced my intentions, “I am here to buy those Kronski things."

I wonder if I am the only one in their 58 year old history who has made such a bold "Over the Top" declaration upon walking through the door:) 

Directed to a display case there they were… all their seasoned glory!  Planning to cook out with our Mondays Men group….I bought the biggest pack of Kronski’s they offered, 27 of them, knowing (in doing so) our guys would be blessed. 

They were, I was….and Richard Tramp grilled all 27, by the time we had eaten our fill there was one left…and that one disappeared before the night was finished!

No! I know wha…

On Meeting Rick Warren

I have met a few famous people in my lifetime.  I met former NFL running back Cullen Bryant (Los Angeles Rams) way back in the late 70s in the Citadel mall in Colorado Springs, Colorado when I was in high school.  He was shopping and I was wondering is that Cullen Bryant?  So I kind of hid behind an escalator and said (just a little bit above a whisper) Cullen, Cullen! He looked around, and I walked up and shook hands with a friendly NFL running back.

I once shared an airplane ride with NBA and Olympic great (Awesome Man) David Robinson. I was able to witness to him, provide him with a Bible tract….and a Bible courtesy of a man sitting behind us, who “Just happened” to work for the New York Bible Society. What some people call coincidence, we know is the will of God!

Several years later in his autobiography he wrote about being witnessed to by an evangelist on an airplane. In the book, it was somewhere in Europe, so might have been me, might have not been....but I did have that  opportu…