March 19, 2018

“Accurately understanding and continually applying the gospel is the Christian life.”

50 Words

March 11, 2018

God made, Adam bit, Noah arked, Abraham split, Joseph ruled, Jacob fooled, bush talked, Moses balked, Pharaoh plagued, people walked, sea divided, tablets guided, promise landed, Saul freaked, David peeked, prophets warned, Jesus born, God walked, love talked, anger crucified, hope died, love rose, Spirit flamed, Word spread, God remained…The Bible in 50 words…

Comfort god

March 7, 2018

Comfort is the god of our generation, so suffering is seen as a problem to be solved, and not a providence from God. – Matt Chandler


March 3, 2018

Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God. – William Carey

Trip to NYC

March 1, 2018

Day starts off parking in a lot in NJ ($28 for all day).  Taking the NJ transit over to NYC. The place is clean.  Has an AED.  Police around.  Go to the teller, he welcomes us.  Wait for a train in a warmed booth.  Clean too.  One stop.  Get off at Penn Station.  Make our way to the street level.  Walk a ba-zillion blocks.  Then later, take the subway down to World Trade.  I have to purchase a ticket.  Teller is nice. Tells me that my 6 and 7 yr. old just duck under the gates.  Police around.  Talking in pairs or threes.  Get to WTC.  Police all around.  Fine.  Ask a Sgt. where to go to see Lady Liberty. Real nice and helpful.  Police riding two deep.  They are standing, joking, three or four deep around rush hour now.  Oh, on the way back to Penn Station, 3 separate people gave up their seats without me even asking.  Trains not too crowded.  Pretty simple to use. Shops galore underground.  On the way back to NJ, a LT. out talking with a cup of coffee in a hand, while other patrol just talking near the gates.  Funny thing, my girls go through with their tickets, and I can’t find mine.  The station manager, says hey no worries, I’ll just tap you through.  What a total flip experience.  I tried keeping it short.