1. We'll NEVER Be Royals?
    28 Aug, 2018
    We'll NEVER Be Royals?
    No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him.  They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.  And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.  Revelation 22:3-5 Yesterday, I was listening to the song Royals originally recorded by Lorde (if you're wondering why I said "originally recorded by Lorde"
  2. Getting Distracted From the Glory of Jesus
    13 Jul, 2018
    Getting Distracted From the Glory of Jesus
    But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.  To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 Maybe you've heard about the brouhaha yesterday involving Build-A-Bear.   If not, here's the basic gist . . . Build-A-Bear announced a sales event this week called Pay Your
  3. Temporary Affliction vs. the Eternal Weight of Glory
    11 Sep, 2017
    Temporary Affliction vs. the Eternal Weight of Glory
    For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 Sometimes I need a reality check. For example, it’s easy for me to get all mopey and sulky when things aren’t going the way I want them to.  I feel afflicted in some way, and so I throw a pity party.
  4. Sharing the Glory
    14 Feb, 2017
    Sharing the Glory
    The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs-- heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.  Romans 8:16-17 Maybe you've heard some of the buzz about the recent Grammy Awards.  Adele took home five Grammys including best album of the year.  But in her acceptance speech for that award, she drew attention to Beyoncé.  Here's what she said . . .    But I can’t