2 Timothy 1:1-7 (KJV)

1:1-2 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. Paul’s salutation in 2 Timothy is similar yet holds stark differences from theContinue reading “2 Timothy 1:1-7 (KJV)”

I Can Face Tomorrow

There are particular moments from early childhood that many remember vividly.  It may be good things and it may be bad things.  Some moments are big and other ones are small.  But these moments for some reason, just stick out to us.  One moment that often comes to mind randomly but always providentially is whenContinue reading “I Can Face Tomorrow”

Soap Bubbles

“Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.”~ Ecclesiastes 1:2 Does this verse ring of utter positivity and make you excited to read on?!  I sure hope so… As you read on… Mentally tag the word, vanity.  Moving on, the writer Solomon begins to depict the many things that humanity prizesContinue reading “Soap Bubbles”

Word of the Day

Would you like to widen your vocabulary?  Maybe impress your friends a bit with a new, intelligent sounding, and profound word? Try this one: Gainsaying.  It is a good word to use for your smarty pants children.  Example: “Don’t you dare gainsay me!” Or maybe a work acquaintance who continually undermines you and needs toContinue reading “Word of the Day”

Soul! F.M.

Have you ever been driving and while flipping through radio stations, found that there was nothing good to hear? I do not mean nothing good as in positive, I mean there is just nothing worthwhile to listen to. If yes, as most have had this happen, what station do you eventually give up and stopContinue reading “Soul! F.M.”

Jesus Loves the Little Children

The world is a dark place with this darkness seemingly evolving each day.  Although we know that we do not wrestle with flesh and blood, it often seems as if the battleground for between darkness and light rests upon the shoulders of children. The battleground for contrasting ideologies erupts within the desks of young ones. Continue reading “Jesus Loves the Little Children”

The Cynical Realist

Many have once heard in some form or another,  “I am not cynical, I am a realist.” Often, I found it true that many people cannot distinguish between the two.  So what does that leave them with? A disappointing reality to live in? Comedian George Carlin once stated, “Scratch any cynic and you will findContinue reading “The Cynical Realist”

Serve to Lead!

“You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.” – Henry Ford How does this resonate with you? Does it sound… wrong? It may be worth noting that sometimes leadership requires a person to expel their view of authority in a position to wear the true fabric of a leader.  AContinue reading “Serve to Lead!”

A Simple and Ordinary Life

“Ivan Ilych’s life had been most simple and most ordinary and therefore most terrible.” Some may recognize this quote as a Leo Tolstoy construction from his work, The Death of Ivan Ilych. This novella presented an allegorical confrontation of death and the fear of thereof.  Infamous religious skeptic, Cesare Borgia, exclaimed as his life slippedContinue reading “A Simple and Ordinary Life”

1 Timothy 3:8-16 (KJV)

3:8-10 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. The word “likewise” places deacons in aContinue reading “1 Timothy 3:8-16 (KJV)”