Saturday, December 26, 2020

How Do We Meet Sin?

"In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus." (Romans 6:11)

Imagine the effort required to open up a barricaded door, to then enter a room that you were never intended to see, and finally, to fight a foe that is already dead. How foolish would it be to expend all that effort simply to struggle with a vanquished enemy? And to repeat this exercise over and over . . . 

That small exercise in imagination is my feeble attempt to describe what the Bible says is our proclivity to battle something which God has already conquered. Listen to what this devotion in "None But The Hungry Heart" has to say about this subject: "The moment that you begin to fight with it (sin) —no matter how resolutely you may struggle against it—that moment is when you begin to experience sin as your master. For it is then that we forsake our true position, which is one of freedom from sin as a master."

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." (Galatians 5:1)

Friday, December 25, 2020

Monday, December 21, 2020

Friday, December 18, 2020

Modern Miracle?

We are witnessing an historical event in modern medicine, and yet the gratitude response for this "modern miracle" is sobering in its silence. Let's examine some of the facts and then break down the possible reasons for the towering silence.

In early 2020, the COVID-19 virus starts sweeping through the United States, and after a sluggish response from our national leaders, a plan is revealed in May 2020. Named, "Operation Warp Speed", President Donald Trump said that the effort would be focused on developing and distributing a vaccine for the virus before the end of the year. The media response was predictable:

  • MSNBC - "the President is living in Wonderland"
  • CNN - "totally preposterous"
  • Bloomberg News - "this plan is virtually impossible"
  • NBC News - "most experts say that the development, testing and production of a vaccine for the public is still at least 12 to 18 months off, and that anything less would be a medical miracle"
Fast forward to mid-December 2020, eight months after the announcement of OWS and front-line health care workers are receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.


Friday, December 11, 2020

Calm In The Storm

In the crazy, challenging times we live in, here is video to calm your nerves and slow your breathing. Presenting Haburu! 

Friday, December 04, 2020

It's All About Balance

You better watch out. You better not cry. Better not pout. I’m telling you why. 

Here is the why . . . 

In years past we listened to Christmas music through a pretty limited bandwidth. Radio stations weren't dedicated to 24/7 Christmas music, television channels weren't saturated with Christmas movies, Christmas decorations didn't show up in September, and we weren't bombarded with holiday emails, social media holiday content on a mobile phone that never leads our sight, and finally the effects of ramped up consumer advertising. Instead of a mere three weeks of being exposed to Christmas content, now we get a minimum of two months. Wow, it makes me tired just typing this content.