When Faith Doesn’t Seem to Work

by Terry Powell I am not a Christian because my faith “works” for me. Talk to a devout Mormon, Muslim, or Buddhist and he’ll extol the here-and-now benefits of his faith. He’ll cite a serenity of spirit, or a sense of order that believing brings to his life. Yet his belief system contradicts mine, soContinue reading “When Faith Doesn’t Seem to Work”

Quotes on Being a Disciple

Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ. –Dietrich Bonhoeffer Take the words of Jesus and let them become the Supreme Court of the Gospel to you. –John G. Lake Some wish to hear the word of God, others wish to receive it.–Anonymous Understanding is the reward of obedience. Obedience is the key to everyContinue reading “Quotes on Being a Disciple”

I Came to Love You Late [Regret]

Regrets are a funny thing. You really start to gather them when you get into your fifties. They are a bit sticky, once you have them, they’re hard to get rid of— (kind of like dog hair on a nice jacket.) I’m in my mid-50s now and am surprised by the memories of things goneContinue reading “I Came to Love You Late [Regret]”

Listening to God’s Voice 101

“But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear.” Matthew 13:16, ESV There is a vast audio ocean that surrounds us.  Did you know that in the room where you are reading this, that there are cartoons, music, mysteries, and concerts going on? You just don’t see or hear themContinue reading “Listening to God’s Voice 101”