Leap Year.

Another day to the calendar every four years. I will never understand it. 

And I will also never understand how someone born on a leap year can look 30, but be only 8. I think we put to much emphasis on numbers and age. Human beings die at all ages. We need to stop worrying about days and numbers and put more life into the days we have. 

I don’t know why my body is doing it but I am not drinking enough water. I went to church yesterday and came home and fell asleep. I woke up twice yesterday to use the facilities. Other than that, I woke up at 7am!! Water! Hydration!! If you don’t feel like you need to go, you don’t have enough in!! 

Already this morning I have put in 40 ounces. I hope that is a good start. I have upset my bride and some friends something fierce with my apparent lack of water and for that I am sorry. I will spend the rest of my days taking better care of myself so I need not worry about the days of life left. I will be able to enjoy them with you all instead. 

On this leap day, I will leap forward into the pools of life and drink from them until I have my fill. 

Reason, Season, or Lifetime.

I have always made a habit of looking back over my old Facebook posts from a year or more. Over the past few days I have been really intrigued by the number of people I thought I was still connected to only to find out they have left. 

A reason, a season or a lifetime. Sometimes people leave our lives. Sometimes it is literal, sometimes it is figuratively. We were never meant to be a positive influence to the entire world for all time. Not even Jesus Christ is adored, admired and accepted by all people for all time. 

We can’t worry about when someone decides to leave us. We can only pray that we were a positive influence on their journey while they were with us. And the only way to be that is to tap into the one thing higher than us all, God and His Only Son, Jesus Christ. He IS the way, the truth and the life. I love you all! 

Ode To A Roof!!

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the roof of any building is the top. It is the highest point. A roof offers protection from the elements, but a roof can be damaged. It can have holes that let rain drip, or even pour, in. A roof can be ripped off if it is not nailed to a sturdy foundation.

That is really where we need to start. The foundation!! Is it solid? Will it be able to withstand any storms? Are the walls secured firmly to it? Without a solid foundation and sturdy walls, the roof has no chance!!

Roofs sometimes need repair. Are you living in a building (your spirit or physical body) that is letting weather in because it needs to be fixed? Fixing a roof doesn’t just happen. You need to get up there and patch the holes and re shingle and make sure the foundation of the building and the roof are…

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Where Two Or More Are Gathered. 

Where Two Or More Are Gathered. 

A lively group discussion, an intimate tête-à-tête, an inner monologue — in your view, when it comes to a good conversation, what’s the ideal number of people?

I love, love, LOVE communication in all its forms!!! Even bad communication can teach us things. 

When it comes to deciding numbers of communication I believe there are many possibilities as well. I attended a couple Promise Keepers conventions in the mid-90’s. A stadium filled with 60,000 men all there for the purpose of glorifying, or seeking for the first time, God. The weekend was filled with worship, lead by a group and there were individual speakers. The message was received. 

It is possible to speak to a worldwide audience, especially these days with the advancements of the Internet and technology. But, is that what we are really supposed to be about? What if, like the game of telephone, the message gets lost in translation? 

I am sure you have heard this example, especially lately, Adolf Hitler had legions of followers, Jesus Christ had 12. Maybe less is more. 

I am a big believer in small groups. When numbers get too large, people can begin their own ideas and end up creating something new. I like small group discussions. All ideas can be heard and discussed. 

When thousands and millions are in absolute die hard agreememt with an idea being presented it is great to speak to large groups, but give me a small group, even with people who disagree any day!! Minds can be changed for a better path when only one-on-one or a small group of no more than twelve are gathered. That’s the way Jesus exampled, that’s the way it should be now. 

With Or Without You.

With Or Without You.

If you could slow down an action that usually zooms by, or speed up an event that normally drags on, which would you choose, and why?

This is such a bold and thought-provoking question, or is it? I am a believer in the eternal soul. I am a believer in the notion that Jesus Christ has already paid my entrance fee into Heaven. He’s an awesome lawyer- Jesus Christ has already said on my behalf,  ‘He is forgiven! Case dismissed!!’

Eternity has no use for the constraints of time. It always was, and it always will be. No slowing down, no speeding up. It just simply is. Some things are true whether we believe them or not. I am also a believer in that time is irrelevant, we have this moment. The past ones cannot be changed and the future ones are not promised. What if it takes me another three minutes to finish typing out this post, but within two minutes a life-altering event I don’t see coming, like a car out of control comes careening through this room, or a speeding bullet, or a health problem, like a heart attack or aneurysm takes place before I hit publish? It is possible, right? What if? No moment is ever promised!!

 So, why are we so concerned with slowing down the good moments and speeding up the so-called bad ones? Time is irrelevant, my friends. Each day we are given 86,400 seconds at the beginning of a day. At the end of a day we have all used all those seconds. A large number of them poorly, I might add. 

At the middle of tomorrow’s day I will reach the milestone of 40 years old. Will I still be this side of Heaven when 2:54pm Minnesota time arrives on February 26th, 2016? Who knows? I don’t. I sure hope so, but we really don’t know. 

Why are we worried about trivializing life so much that we want to speed up or slow down any of it? Take the good times, take the bad times, it’s all just moments in life. And we all owe a death, all of us! I refuse to spend one second worrying about speeding up or slowing down any of it. It’s all just borrowed time that belongs to Eternity. 

The real question to be concerned about is not when it is coming, or if it is coming. I will not be concerned with hanging on to moments in this life that (in the grand scheme of things) really are trivial.

 The real question to be concerned about is where we will spend all of time when this life and all of its moments are done. With God or without Him? Time is irrelevant because we don’t know how much we have left. Don’t waste time trying to change the speed of things. Find your purpose and live for that, with all you have left. And I assure you, you will never find your purpose in this life without looking into something greater than yourself. With or without you, this world will keep on turning. Your hands are tied. Make it count.