Enjoying the View
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:16:22 +0000http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20130828/BLOGS/308289943/-1/blogs01 I have a new appreciation for the Psalms after discovering that they are the only real account of man's opinion, or response to God. The Psalms are prayers, mostly, that were offered to God. In the Psalms we get a close up look at how the Jewish people viewed God and how they believed He worked in their lives and their opinion of how He worked in their nation. No longer do I feel bad for getting angry at [...]]]>What's The Humidity Today?
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:45:53 +0000http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20130617/BLOGS/306179965/-1/blogs01The Man The President Asked to Stay
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:28:48 +0000http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20130426/BLOGS/304269954/-1/blogs01 I read it because it was a piece about the opening of the George W. Bush presidential library and I wanted to know how that [...]]]>Did You Do Something Stupid In Your Past?
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:10:48http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20130422/BLOGS/304229992/-1/blogs01 I was reading in Mark 4 the other day and told the story of Jesus going to Simon the Leper's house.
At this point, Simon was no longer a [...]]]>How to Deal with the Boston Bombings
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 17:31:11 +0000http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20130416/BLOGS/304169921/-1/blogs01How do you deal with tragedy?
In the wake of the Boston Bombings many people are struggling to make sense of what happened. As of the last news conference I heard, there are three dead and more than 100 wounded from the two bombs that exploded on the sidewalks of Boston near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. And just about everyone involved from the Mayor to the President is saying the same thing, we will discover who did this and why.
We want to [...]]]>Holy Vessels
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:31:05 +0000http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20130410/BLOGS/304109992/-1/blogs01 The reality for me is that I very seldom think about this. There are times when I do. In fact, on a regular basis I consider this thought. Saturday nights. I have a routine that involves abstaining from intimacy with my wife, I shower and prepare for Sunday morning and I ask God to clean me on the inside and prepare me to speak to His people. To wash my heart and cleanse me from all unrighteousness so [...]]]>Detained
Tue, 9 Apr 2013 11:31:54 +0000http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20130409/BLOGS/304099994/-1/blogs01Lately I've had several incidences of people not using their blinker when it directly affects me. I'm waiting to turn, they are coming toward me and so I wait and then they turn and I'm like, "I could have gone already but was waiting for you! Thanks a LOT!" So I'm telling my wife about how inconsiderate some people are and I go, "I could shaved like 1.3 seconds off my travel time had they used their blinker! [...]]]>Father, God.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 17:31:29 +0000http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20130313/BLOGS/303139961/-1/blogs01 Until now Dad and Mom have taken this child every place they wanted him or her to go. I have a brother in law whose wife just recently gave birth to their first child. She makes no decisions. She gets no say so. She can cry, to be fed, to turned, to be [...]]]>...Where Satan Lives.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:17:25 +0000http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20130211/BLOGS/302119960/-1/blogs01
Unlike God, Satan is not omni-present, which means everywhere at the same time - I know that seems impossible but if we could understand God and how He works then He wouldn't be a very powerful God now would He?! Back to Satan's crib. Satan is locked in time and space. He was once an Angel who chose to deal in pride and deception and was able to convince a whole lot of other angels to follow [...]]]>
Keeping vs Giving (More Than week 4 - Thought 1)
Tue, 5 Feb 2013 18:01:29 +0000http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20130205/BLOGS/302059891/-1/blogs01More Than - week 1 - devotional thought 2
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 11:12:30 +0000http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20130116/BLOGS/301169989/-1/blogs01 But some people may be mistaken that it's perseverance in intention and not action that brings God's More Than. I've been to plenty of church services in my life and had maybe thousands of good intentions about [...]]]>More Than Week 1 - devotional thought 1
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 23:15:27http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20130114/BLOGS/301149939/-1/blogs01
Obedience is a prerequisite for God's "More Than" in your life
Perseverance is more important to God than perfection.
Every time God called someone in the Bible to something incredible it always followed a first step of obedience. We looked at Abraham, Moses and the Apostle, Paul, on Sunday. But there are many others. Gideon was told to tear down the alter on his [...]]]>Misplaced Hope
Mon, 7 Jan 2013 23:20:03http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20130107/BLOGS/301079940/-1/blogs01 Some of the contestants try to push their success off on their team or on the trainers and blame them if [...]]]>Was Jesus' First Miracle a Mistake?
Fri, 4 Jan 2013 17:25:23 +0000http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20130104/BLOGS/301049974/-1/blogs01John 2:1 "On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee..."
Have you ever wondered this? I mean, God sends His One and Only Son to earth as a baby with the purpose of saving every person ever born, or to be born, from their sins. Hebrews says He is the creator and sustainer of all things. Jesus, who healed the lame, gave sight to the blind, cured leprosy and sent [...]]]>Mistaken Identity
Wed, 2 Jan 2013 11:25:07 +0000http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20130102/BLOGS/301029994/-1/blogs01James 1:13 "When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone."
Beginning a New Year and restarting a Bible reading plan found me in John 1 this morning as I sat in my living room with a blanket over my legs and prayed. John 1 starts out with some great theological fodder with verses like, the Word was with God. The Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. But this morning my [...]]]>Newton's Law at work in Lives
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 23:25:04http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20121217/BLOGS/312179935/-1/blogs01 My intention is not to minimize the deaths of any of these people - death is difficult no matter the circumstances or the person involved. I'm sure the family of the gunman in CT, as sad as they are for [...]]]>Why This Evil?
Sat, 15 Dec 2012 11:25:03 +0000http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20121215/BLOGS/312159994/-1/blogs01There is no government policy or political action that can stop evil. Evil exists in this world because Satan is the prince of this world. The only combatant we have to evil is the very One that is being ridiculed and mocked and slandered - Jesus. When we are told not to believe in this "myth" we are told not to hope. Not to dream of something better. Not [...]]]>