Imagine this.

Imagine this.

Imagine something with so much depth and width and then multiply it times Eternity. Do you have a number in your mind? 

If you have a number in mind, you do not yet understand the Love AND Grace AND Forgiveness of our Heavenly Father. So many think they have this all figured out, we don’t! There is so much depth to God we cannot humanly explain Him. It all needs to be taken on Faith. 

Now THAT is depth! 

The Invitation. 

The Invitation. 

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Jesus Christ ate a last supper with His disciples. He ate many meals with many different people. It wasn’t always a feast, but when Jesus was there it was always something special. 

Today He wants to invite YOU to a feast! Heaven is going to be awesome! And the only way you will get there is to be on the invitation list through Jesus Christ. Will you take this invitation and come join the feast? 

Sometimes We Smile.

Sometimes We Smile.

Sometimes the devil whispers in our ear, but we smile anyway. 

Sometimes the devil tries to convince us we are not good enough, but we try anyway. 

Sometimes the devil whispers to give up and give in, but we fight through anyway. 

Sometimes the devil convinces us we are frail and weak, but we fight through our weakness because Jesus is stronger. 

When we are weak, Jesus is strong.

When we are unsure, Jesus gives us peace. 

When we are at war with others, Jesus whispers turn the other cheek. 

When we have been wounded and are frail and weary, Jesus gives us strength. 

Seek ye first the kingdom, and even though this life brings pain and frailties and weakness, we can be made strong. 

A shepherd slew a giant. 

12 fishermen spread the gospel of Jesus Christ worldwide. 

A deaf composer composed some of the greatest music we have ever known. 

Do not fear frailty! Embrace it and see how The Lord uses you to bless others. 

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue. 

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue. 

When I first saw today’s Daily Post Word “Borrowed”, I admit, my thoughts first went to this cherished old saying for weddings. But I had no idea where to take it. 

Sometimes we need to go back to the drawing board, come up with new ideas. My second thought was about how we all borrow. We borrow from neighbors, we borrow our own lives. Unless you will be here an eternity from now, all this, all you see is borrowed. 

But now, my mind is coming back to that old saying. Some people borrow a hand kerchief, some people borrow a dress, or a tie. And then there was the most touching thing I have ever seen at any wedding ceremony I have ever been to. Luckily, it was mine. 

I have spoken of my wife in my blog before, but I have never spoken of her parents. They are awesome people. Sadly, we don’t get to see them very often because they live in Montana. Her dad is now 80 years old. He has Alzheimer’s. For some people it can be suffering, but for him, he has his fair share of pain, but he is so far into the depths of this terrible disease he doesn’t remember. I have had the honor of seeing one moment of clarity, which I will remember for the rest of my life. 

Okay, back to June 29th, 2013. That was the day my bride and I got married (even though I didn’t go to the courthouse to get the marriage license). Her daddy was not able to make the trip to Minnesota for the ceremony. 

So, the time for the daddy/daughter dance. I didn’t even have any idea this was about to happen, but it did!! Not a dry eye in the house as my father got up for the daddy/daughter dance. And it didn’t stop there!! There were a few other men who stepped up as well. If there is one thing I know for sure, my bride is loved!! Even though her real daddy couldn’t be there, many father figures stepped up for the occasion. For a song, my bride got to borrow other daddies!! 

The Fruits Of The Spirit Do Not Include Secrets. 

The Fruits Of The Spirit Do Not Include Secrets. 

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In today’s world it is hard to find anything that truly follows The Fruits Of The Spirit. When a plant grows from the ground it will bear much fruit. It is the same for our spiritual lives. 

What does The Bible have to say about The Fruits Of The Spirit? Galatians 5:22-23 says, “22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

It is my understanding that secrets can go against these fruits. Secrets, therefore, can be a weed to the fruits of the spirit. In today’s world it is believed that keeping a secret can be a good thing. Keeping a secret about a surprise for someone is one thing, but when we keep secrets that can negatively impact anyone else it is not done in a spirit of love, joy, peace or kindness. 

Our world seems to thrive on digging up secrets on others and that does not do good for anyone!! Read the tabloids and they are always digging up dirt that may be so far from the truth. All that does is create divisions between people and we have enough chasms to navigate. The Bible also tells us to not be a stumbling block for another. What are secrets? Secrets, as far as I can tell are stumbling blocks for everyone involved. Why can’t we all just tell the truth? The truth will set us free!!!