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Serving As An Ambassador


What is an ambassador? Encyclopedia Britannica ( reports that “at the Congress of Vienna in 1815, ambassadors were one of the four classes of diplomatic agents who were formally defined and recognized. Ambassadors were deemed to represent the person and dignity of the sovereign (or head of state) and were entitled to personal access to […]

Discovering My Ambitions


An approach to life which does not identify personal ambitions or which focuses on wrong ambitions can lead to missed opportunities. Ambitions keep me focused on the big picture while the goals I set and pursue serve as my compass to direct the steps of the journey. The desire to accomplish something is not the […]

Choose Ambitions Wisely


As I worked my way through the books of Kings and Chronicles I noted a concerning pattern of behavior. I found examples of men who started well but dropped their guard and tumbled into depravity as age and experience increased. Jehoshaphat, Joash, and Uzziah all made the list. Did pride displace their youthful dependence on […]

Be the Best Spork You Can Be

Garden Sporks (1)

Who really wants to be the Spork at God’s table? Wouldn’t we rather jump into a silver role, or perhaps jostle for the stainless steel positions? Even reusable picnic-ware beats becoming the humble and disposable Spork. Or does it? For those who don’t know a Spork is a combination SPoon and fORK. According to Wikipedia, […]

Unmasking Satan

Unmasking Satan

Is Satan real or just an imaginary character devised to teach us about evil? Is his power for evil equal to God’s power for good? Does Satan rule in hell? If I saw him would I recognize him by the red suit, pointed tail, horns and pitch fork? Can Satan make me sin? How would […]

The Value of a Solid Guarantee


Remember that guy who used to attend your church? We’ll call him Joe. Joe volunteered and served and helped in any way possible. Do you ever wonder why Joe dropped by the wayside or what happened to him? Though we might consider many conjectures the truth is that Joe grew disillusioned with God. Joe prayed […]