Splinters

The other day, I was moving firewood from the backyard to our patio so we would have some dry firewood for this chilly weekend. As I was moving, of course I got a splinter in my thumb immediately. It was just a small piece sticking out and, after a couple of patient minutes, I pulled … More Splinters

Hearts

For quite some time, God has been impressing and imparting to my heart an ever-increasing awareness of His heart for the lost, in ways one might not expect.  He is causing my heart to grieve right along with His, passing on His intense desire for reconciliation of every person to Himself. We live in a … More Hearts

Reconciliation

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come; The old has gone, the new is here!  All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message … More Reconciliation

Press In

One year ago, I experienced several injuries back to back. As I reflect over that time, I’ve taken many lessons away from those injuries. First, never wear sandals in the rain. You may slip while getting into a vehicle and break a toe. Second, never, and I do mean never, wear socks or long pants … More Press In

Steampunk Soul

 Recently, the recycled nature of the “Steampunk” style struck my mind.  Sometimes, objects made in this type of design have parts that appear to have no useful function apart from making it look “cool” or interesting.  Yet each piece has been plucked from the rubbish heap and reformed into something with greater strength and purpose.  … More Steampunk Soul

Scars

  We have scars physically and emotionally. The scars heal on our body, some we remember what happened and some we don’t.  Some are deeper and some are shallow.  Emotional scars are similar.  Some are very deep and some aren’t.  Some we caused and some were caused by others.  We all have a story.  Here … More Scars

Stepping Out

“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.” ~Mark 1:35 This last week, I received a call from Ray Hartman asking if Fight Club would like the opportunity to meet with a friend of his visiting from India.  The call … More Stepping Out