Characteristics of a Godly Life (2 Peter 1:3-11)

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Noah’s Ark

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Today I was organizing some old files. I found among them a paper that I wrote my first semester at Southwest Baptist University in 2002! It’s title was “NOAH:  A LIFE OF FAITH AND OBEDIENCE OR WHATEVER FLOATS YOUR BOAT.” I thought I was so clever back then.

I thought I would post it here so you can enjoy some of my early writings. Continue reading “Noah’s Ark”

Worldview: What do you Believe About God?

world-view-eye-frymire1What is a worldview? Focus on the Family writer Del Tackett says this:

A worldview is the framework from which we view reality and make sense of life and the world. “[It’s] any ideology, philosophy, theology, movement or religion that provides an overarching approach to understanding God, the world and man’s relations to God and the world,” says David Noebel, author of Understanding the Times. Continue reading “Worldview: What do you Believe About God?”

Spiritual Growth Plan

spiritual_growthWhen you decide to change something (whether it be the arrangement of your furniture, or losing weight, something spiritual, or something entirely different) you come up with a plan to make it happen.

I have undergone this type of process several times. Most recently it was to build an entertainment center for a friend. I sat down with pencil and paper and began to draw up a plan for the furniture. I took measurements, and made mock ups of the sizes, so I could see what it would be like when it was done.  Continue reading “Spiritual Growth Plan”

10 Reasons to Read the Bible in 2017

I realize that this comes about a week after the New Year has begun, but that is just enough time for you to have given up on your first set of resolutions and you are ready for something new. Let me encourage you to read the Bible all the way through in 2017. I started intentionally reading the Bible from cover to cover in 90 days back in 2007. Some years I do it once other years more than once. I also read the New Testament only several times throughout the year.  Continue reading “10 Reasons to Read the Bible in 2017”