I remember when Hurricane Rita was swirling in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Long before the storm made clear its landfall, a TV weatherman friend of mine told me he had no doubt it would hit the Beaumont/Port Arthur area. The weather patterns, winds, and other meteorological hints made it clear to... Continue Reading →
Aristole, Plato, and Confucious: They are just a small handful of the world's great philosophers who struggled with one of the greatest questions of life: What is morality and how does one become moral? Want to start a heated discussion? Simply talk about what is moral and immoral. Our nation is divided over what is... Continue Reading →
When God breathed life into mankind, it was more than oxygen, nitrogen, and a few other gases. Our creator injected a worldview. Everyone has a worldview. Christians, Buddhists, Moslems, Hare Krishna's, and even atheists look at life through the lens of what they consider to be true. A worldview is simply the way one looks at reality. It is... Continue Reading →
"Come to me, all you mourners and carriers of burdens, and I shall give you peace. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, as I am easy (peaceful) and gentle of heart, and you shall find peace in your souls. For my yoke is pleasant and my burden is light." (Matt 11-28-30 Aramaic Bible) It's... Continue Reading →
Overcoming the world can not be kept by the moral code. It can only be accomplished by living the spiritual life.
Corrie Ten Boom tells of the day she met one of her former death camp guards in a church immediately after World War II. After giving a lesson on forgiveness, she was approached by the former guard who asked Corrie to forgive him for the terrible things he had done to her and her family.... Continue Reading →
Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:1, 2) We all have a desire to be... Continue Reading →
As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:16,... Continue Reading →