One is the Loneliest Number . . .

Once again, another song from the old 60’s-70’s rock band Three Dog Night comes to mind. (Again, my usual disclaimer that their lifestyle is not one to be emulated as a Christian).  But they do have the song One is the Loneliest Number.  The lyrics read “No is the saddest experience you’ll ever know. Yes,Continue reading “One is the Loneliest Number . . .”

Can’t Buy Me Love . . . (Pt 3)

Once again, I will start with the disclaimer, that I do not feel that the Beatles have lived a life worth emulating as a Christian, but they seemed to have learned a lesson that the modern church still struggles with.  I almost entitled today’s post from the 1972 song “Where is the Love” by RobertaContinue reading “Can’t Buy Me Love . . . (Pt 3)”

Demands, Commands, and other types of Mands . . .

In the 1980s there was a book making the rounds by Josh McDowell. Josh became famous for writing a book called, Evidence that Demands a Verdict. A classic regarding the historical accuracy of Scripture, Jesus, and the Crucifixion. But back in the day he was also famous for a lesser known book called, Giver, Takers,Continue reading “Demands, Commands, and other types of Mands . . .”

Trust but Verify . . .

When I first started this blog, my intent was not to delve into politics but issues facing the church. But due to current events, I have come to see how much overlap there has been. But I want to point out my recent blogs are not about who you voted for, but how treat othersContinue reading “Trust but Verify . . .”

Christianity vs Churchianity . . .

I want to leave the subject of politics and prophets, and discuss another issue facing the church. I must admit that I did not come up with the title phrase by myself. I most recently heard it from author Sheila Wray Gregoire. Where on a recent podcast of to “Love, Honor and Vacuum” she addressContinue reading “Christianity vs Churchianity . . .”

It Looks like a Three Dog Night . . .

There was a rock group in the early seventies known as Three Dog Night. There name is derived from someone homeless on the street, knowing that it will be a cold night, he is in need of at least three dogs to keep him warm while he sleeps. Two of the biggest hits of thisContinue reading “It Looks like a Three Dog Night . . .”

Yours, Mine, and Ours . . .

In 1968 there was a movie by the same name. It was about a man and woman, learning to love one another while accepting the blending of two families with the children. The children had to learn to love and respect each other as well as their parent’s decision to remarry. Though it is aContinue reading “Yours, Mine, and Ours . . .”

A Recipe for Shepherd’s Pie . . .

This recipe is as old as the hills, one may say. But this particular recipe has been a staple in the pantry of many Christians on and off again since 1966, originating in the Fort Lauderdale area. It began with a well intended effort to stave off a legitimate hunger. This hunger came about “outContinue reading “A Recipe for Shepherd’s Pie . . .”

The End Result . . .

Proverbs 15:18 NASB – 18 A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute. I am doing a quick write this morning to comment on events that took place yesterday here in the United States Capitol. I was going to wait until after the inauguration of our next president toContinue reading “The End Result . . .”

I Know What’s Best For You . . .

In the classic book Animal Farm, George Orwell makes an astonishing statement: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” Consider for a moment the phrase, “I know what’s best for you.” This phrase can take on several meanings in English depending upon where the spoken emphasis is placed. All ofContinue reading “I Know What’s Best For You . . .”