Hebrews 11:1

For well over a year and a half now, I have climbed aboard plane after plane. Week after week and month after month, I step onto an airplane and never once see the pilot. I’ve never spoken to one of them. I’ve not had the opportunity to ask them 100 questions before deciding if I trust them. I don’t know if they are tired, qualified, drunk, or even know where we are going. I just walk back to my seat, buckle up and keep my seat and tray table in the upright position. So why won’t I do the same … Continue reading Hebrews 11:1

Good Reads

I decided to start re-reading “Chasing Daylight” again last night. This is one of those books that should be required reading once a year. The message seems to always be very timely. Below are a few underlines from the first time I read this book. “There are things God does for you and things God waits for you to do. The journey begins when you choose. Stop wasting daylight. Choose a life of meaningful adventure. When you do, you will live in the epicenter of God’s activity” “Like Rahab, we are always just one choice from a different life. At … Continue reading Good Reads

Waiting for Lightning

I once had a friend that would say he was “waiting for a sign” before he would believe or have faith. He once told me this as we sat in his lovely home surrounded by comfort. I looked at his children as they were happy, healthy and playing. I thought about his wife and how they had a happy marriage. I thought about how they were both employed with great jobs and comfortable incomes. As we left their home, I noticed the 2 new cars in the garage. I couldn’t help but think to myself…”what other sign do you need”. … Continue reading Waiting for Lightning

Call the Cops!

I need to be arrested. I have been stealing. Not only have I been stealing, but I have been letting others steal my joy. It’s no ones fault but my own. I can identify it, I just don’t seem to be able to do anything about it. So much of it is just the way I am wired. For as long as I can remember I have approached everything in life “beginning with the end in mind”. Not only do I go directly to the end, I usually ask “what is the worst thing that can happen”? I am a … Continue reading Call the Cops!

Tips and Tolls

Yesterday morning I set out on the drive to Charlotte, North Carolina. As I was cruising along, enjoying the incredible weather, I noted the sign “Toll booth ahead“. Uh-oh. If you’re like me you don’t often carry cash. I pretty well use the debit card for all transactions. Tip #1 There are 3 toll booths on I-77 in West Virginia ($1.25 each) I was frantically digging through the car looking for change as I got closer and closer. I only came up with .95 cents. When I pulled up to the booth I said “I’ve got .95 cents…and a debit … Continue reading Tips and Tolls

Signs and Wonders..

For those still wondering, here are a few more clues about “the voice”. “Was trying to find me something but I wasn’t sure just what Funny how they say that some things never change Oh my sweet Carolina What compels me to go Oh my sweet disposition May you one day carry me home” From the song “Oh My Sweet Carolina” by Ryan Adams Continue reading Signs and Wonders..

Where Do You Turn?

Interesting time around this head of mine. I am flip flopping more than John Kerry in the 2004 Election. I am interested in what others do in times of decisions that involve hearing from God. It has been my experience that you sense God is speaking through one direction. You then try to accumulate the data or signs that might also be pointing in that direction as validation of what you think you sensed. Yet if you are like me, you need to speak to others to confirm, gain input, wisdom or understanding. Or do you? That is what the … Continue reading Where Do You Turn?

Between the lines…

I’m not referring to the basketball team here…. Carolina in my Mind by James Taylor Dark and silent late last night I think I might have heard the highway calling Geese in flight and dogs that bite Signs that might be omens say I’m going, going I’m goin’ to Carolina in my mind With a holy host of others standing ’round me Still I’m on the dark side of the moon And it seems like it goes on like this forever You must forgive me If I’m up and gone to Carolina in my mind Continue reading Between the lines…

The Voice….

In one of my favorite songs by John Waller, he states that he wants to do “something so big, it’s destined to fail without you Lord“. Well over the weekend, I started to hear “the voice”. You know the one I am talking about. The one that makes you say “you’re kidding right”. I have spent the better part of two days going through scenarios in my mind of the implications of what I felt (and feel) like “the voice” said. If I made a list with two columns on it that said “makes sense” and “makes no sense”, the … Continue reading The Voice….