It’s not how you start, but how you finish… So Jesus was trying to have a deep conversation with the crowd and disciples that were following Him, but they kept turning the conversation back to shallow things. (John 6). It’s like trying to talk to a kid about fire safety when he’s playing video games, only these weren’t kids. If I didn’t know … Continue reading The Way of the Warrior 5. Loyalty
I’m a master electrician by trade. When that was my career, I was called to go to a commercial kitchen to troubleshoot why a large soup pot (or kettle) wasn’t working. Now this kitchen was at an old folks home and fed a lot of people. The ladies in charge were not overly pleased that soup was off the menu as … Continue reading The Way of the Warrior 4. Honor
Honestly? Yet respectfully… The trouble in church world is that we don’t like change all that much. When “IT” happened to us, we were so enamoured with Jesus as the weight of our sins rolled away and our spirits were made alive, that everything was new to us. We had to adjust our entire lives around Him! Like when … Continue reading The Way of the Warrior 3. Respect & Honesty
Rome was a cruel master. I suspect that most people don’t really know why Jesus was born. The nation of Israel didn’t. The religious leaders had been on the lookout for the Messiah for many years, and even they missed it. Do you know why? I’ll bet you don’t! Not like a money bet, but just for the sake of curiosity…. … Continue reading The Way of the Warrior 2. Compassion
Have you ever stood up and done the right thing? Did it cost you something? Did you stand alone? We all live by a code. The samurai had an amazing code that their feudal society was based on. Justice was the first law and courage the next. It may sound funny, but for North Americans to understand the concepts of honor, we … Continue reading The Way of the Warrior 1. Justice and Courage
We all get a little lost sometimes. Erin sent me to Ikea to buy a box of utensils once. Hours later (and my 15th trip past the lighting section) Ikea staff approached me and asked if I was doing ok? I responded “I will purchase whatever I have to if you’ll only tell me how to find the exit!” I was a little lost. … Continue reading Lost 4. Come Home.
When I was a kid we used to play a game at birthday parties called “Pin the tail on the Donkey”. One person is blindfolded and has to find the right end of the cutout of a donkey taped up to something like a garage door and pin the tail on it. I think this was more for the amusement of the worn out birthday-party-parents, … Continue reading Dark & Light 1. “It’s not dark in here!”