Seeing life's events in the light of God's Word.

Do You Have It “All”?

Mark 10:25- “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

Brad shook hands with his partner and turned to place his briefcase in his Tesla. He glanced at his Rolex. Eight o’clock. Once more, he’d missed dinner with his family.

All the way home, through the gate, and up the gradual incline that ended in a curved driveway, he thought about his charmed life.

He had everything. Wealth, a beautiful family, a retirement account unsurpassed by anyone in his company. Why, then, was he unhappy? Unfulfilled? 

The new guy, Jack, was starting at the bottom. He was barely even able to support his family on his meager salary. But he had a spring to his step. He radiated happiness.

His demeanor was so irritating that today Brad flat out asked him what made him so happy. 


Brad knew what that kind of life would mean. Bible Studies, Potluck dinners at the church, and tithing. Giving up time and resources he’d worked so hard to acquire.

He stood on his front steps, his hand on the door handle. Who in their right mind would give all this up?

Not me, that’s for sure.

It’s hard for the rich and powerful to put faith in anyone other than themselves. But they need a Savior just as much as you and I. 

If you know someone who “has it all” on earth, pray that they will be able to relinquish control—for a heavenly reward.

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Nothing Will Compare to This

John 20:18- “Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.”

Like me, I am sure you’ve seen a lot of beautiful things in your lifetime.

Sunrises. Sunsets.

Summer rains. Puffy clouds. Rainbows.

The Grand Canyon. Alaskan glaciers.

A newborn babe.

So many. So wondrous.

But the greatest of all is something we haven’t yet seen… something Christians are looking forward to with great anticipation:


The disciples saw him. And some of the women.

And one day we will see Him face-to-face.


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Take Action

1 John 3:18- “My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.”

Most of you probably know that I am a writer and besides this blog, I also write one each week for other writers.

This week, I am making a case for “Show, Don’t Tell.” It is simply a writing principle by which authors use action, description, and dialogue to bring the written word alive so that readers experience the story more fully than being “told.”

I immediately saw the parallel between the verse from 1 John and this writing principle.

God doesn’t want us to just talk about helping others. He wants to see action on our part, whether it means giving someone a ride, mowing their lawn or furnishing a meal.

On a movie set, one regularly hears, “Lights, action, camera.”

In the Bible, we read about servanthood and how God wants us to act out our faith.


Unchangeable Truth

Ephesians 4:21– “… when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus.”

A friend bought the third edition of a well-known non-fiction book. He was thrilled with his purchase, convinced he’d bought it at a good price.

Why did he want the third edition? Being a scientific book, he wanted to always have the most up to date information.

It is not unusual for books to reprint when so-called “facts” become obsolete, especially those about vitamins, diet, and child-rearing.

The Bible, however is unchangeable. Its message, its truths, remain the same throughout all eternity—past, present, and future.

There will never be a reason for an update, or a change due to inaccuracy. It is perfect and will always remain so.

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