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“Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others” ~ Philippians 2:4 Divorce is a big problem in the United States. In U.S. nearly 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. The number sky rockets for remarriages. But this message, unlike many Christian message, is not going …

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The Lucky Ones

“Thems that die’ll be the lucky ones” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island My favorite fiction story of all time is Treasure Island. It is an incredible story of men who seek treasure but shows the ultimate futility of the search. It also shows the truth that good men are rewarded for their deeds and bad …

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“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature” ~ Jane Austen “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” ~ John 15:13 Friends. As a pastor, …

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Mercy and Grace

In the King James Version of the Bible, there is 170 uses of the word, “grace.” Of the 170 references, 131 of these references are in the New Testament. This leaves only 39 references of grace for the Old Testament. That is about 23% percent of the references in the Old Testament. The word mercy …

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66 Book Love Letter

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,My love as deep; the more I give to thee,The more I have, for both are infinite” ~ Romeo & Juliet For men, it is generally frowned upon for them to say they love a good romance. “Bros” never discuss movies like The Notebook, Pretty Woman, and Pretty …

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Designer Superhero

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” ~ Captain America There is an assignment that I often assign to my chemistry classes that require them to design their own superhero based off of the attributes of that element. For instance, if they make a hero with an …

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Oxymoron ~ A figure of speech that combines two usually contradictory terms in a compressed paradox. Language is such a beautiful thing. It is filled with an organized code of symbols which help us to better understand the world around us, record what we know, and tell others what we want to know. God foresaw …

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Noticing the Unnoticed

Did you know that 43% of the Bible is narrative/stories? Despite this, not many know how to read them. The characters in narratives actions do not always reflect Jewish or Gentile proper conduct. This is a big thing to consider that misreading narratives is often the only arguments atheists have against the Bible. We see …

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Wine About It!

“You only live once—so drink great wine” ~ Anonymous For my adult readers, whether you enjoy wine or not. The Bible has much to say about the beverage. It holds special significance in particular portions of Scripture, but many people have no idea how it even is made. It is filled with the following steps …

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