Why does God let us have problems? I mean really, doesn't the Bible tell us that God is love? How can it be loving to let us have troubles and trials, to go through difficult times in our lives, and He just sit up in heaven and "do nothing"? I have pondered this many times. … Continue reading Why Problems in Life?
Playing a piece 100 times and playing the same mistakes at the same places over and over is not only not helping, it teaches your fingers to play the wrong thing... These few tips can go a long ways in making things easier.
For years I have heard various arguments for and against celebrating Christmas. I finally decided to take an objective look at both sides, do my own research, and find out what is truth. I found that there are a number of myths about Christmas being perpetuated by, I presume, people with good intentions. Here are … Continue reading 5 Myths About Christmas
There is a lot of hype going around in conservative Christian circles about issues such as same-sex marriages and trans-gender bathrooms, and in general that Christian America is being destroyed. We are told that we need to help elect Christian leaders into our government so we can outlaw sin. However, "Christian America" never existed, and … Continue reading The Moral Police
...as soon as the driver of the sports car saw me coming, he immediately started backing back out the lane as though he thought he shouldn’t be there… A true story from a shepherd's life.
Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, … Continue reading A Living Sacrifice
Does God really want me to obey earthly governments that are not even close to following Him? Titus 3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, So… I am to be subject to or obey “principalities and powers” – the governments … Continue reading “The Powers That Be”
The Church is divided. On any one verse, doctrine, or command that Christ gave us there are hundreds of different viewpoints on that subject – all from people that say they are Christians and that think they are walking the Christian faith. In his book the “World Christian Encyclopedia”, published in 2001, David Barrett identified … Continue reading Division in the Church – a Tool of the Devil
“Oh, if only (fill in the blank) hadn’t influenced me, just think where I would be by now!” How many times are we tempted to make such a complaint? Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his … Continue reading The “Victim Mentality”
I guess it's a bad idea to start a blog right at the start of lambing season -- but that's what I did. A few pictures will have to do for now...