Last week’s post, Don’t Let Doubt Sink Your Faith, prompted these 3 honest and sincere questions from a reader.
1) Are you saying that one can’t doubt their faith?
2) Are you saying that if we doubt that God won’t love someone who does?
3) Are you saying that if we doubt we are not people of faith? Continue reading
“Do you believe?”
This question was asked by Jesus to two blind men who cried to him for sight. Their response was “Yes, Lord.” Immediately they received their sight. (Matt 9:27-31)
To a blind beggar who Jesus had healed of his blindness, he asked, “Do you believe?”
But the question was far greater than Jesus’ ability to heal him. For he already had received his sight. The question spoke to his Deity. Do you believe I am the promised Messiah? was what Jesus was really asking. Continue reading
Last night I watched the Indiana-Purdue basketball game. It is one of the most intense and heated rivalries in college basketball.
They have played 203 times since 1901. The rivalry even has its own Wikepedia page describing notable disputes, technical fouls, ejection of coaches, overtime games and of course, the famous Bob Knight chair-throwing incident that happened 31 years ago today.
Last night I watched the #22 ranked Hoosiers match up with the #17 ranked Boilermakers with complete confidence that Indiana would win the game. Continue reading
Filed under Faith, Victory
Contemporary author Eugene Peterson once wrote, “Christian faith is not neurotic dependence, but childlike trust. We do not have a God who forever indulges our whims but a God in whom we trust with our destinies.”
Our confidence in God provides peace of mind, purpose in life, and hope for the future. As Corrie Ten Boom put it, “Faith is like a radar that sees through the fog of reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see. Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible.” Continue reading
Darrel Pace was a world champion Archer. He won four consecutive world championships from 1973 through 1976 and Olympic gold medals in 1976 and 1984.
One time Pace put on an archery exhibition in Central Park. TV reporters gathered to watch him shoot steel-tipped hunting arrows with flawless accuracy.
At one point Pace asked for a volunteer. “All you have to do,” Darrel explained, “is hold this apple in your hand, waist-high.” ABC correspondent, Josh Howell, boldly stepped forward to volunteer. Continue reading
Oscar Wilde was an Irish poet, playwright and novelist. He is credited with a quote that has become a part of the public domain.
“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”
Since Wilde lived in the 19th century, I wonder what he would think today? Continue reading
One night a family’s house caught fire and they were forced to run outside. However, the fire blocked their path to the upstairs bedroom where their son was sleeping. The father yelled for the son to open his bedroom window.
On the ground below the boy’s father he knew his son had to jump to save his life. “Jump!” hollered the frantic father, “Jump, I’ll catch you!”
All the frightened little fellow could see, however, was smoke, flames and the darkness of the night. He was scared to jump. Continue reading