Sunday, January 23, 2011


Before GPS, even before Map quest there existed a way to plan your route from point "A" to point "B". There was and still is the map; it plotted roads, highways and towns and it would even show points of interest as well as topographical f...eatures, you may find one in your glove box of your vehicle.

Maps and cartography-which happens to be the name for the art and science of mapmaking- have been around since the days of the Babylonians. All of these ancient maps, made before aerial photography even existed were for the most part accurate, the cartographer would use visual aids and math to calculate and then estimate distances. Communication between individuals would add to the accuracy of the maps and aid in drawing the world as we know it today.

Hopefully I have shed some light on the mystery of mapping the continents and the world, but this world especially those areas with significant ice accumulations and volcanic activity is still evolving and maps will need corrections. Do you know what other parts of our daily routes require directions? We get plenty from our family and even more at work, yet the single most important direction we need in our lives is how to live them.

For this route we need a special roadmap, one custom tailored for our ever-changing lives; it starts by reading the instructions and the instructions are documented in a comprehensive work called the Bible. Now before I hear the "How can the Bible show me where I'm going or how to live" statement, let me ask "What your current plan is" and where does it put you? The map I propose you use delivers you safely every step of your life, certainly it will take you through deserts, but equally it will plot your course through fruited plain and more often than not extraordinary places where you will experience euphoria and it will be real and hopefully lasting.

The difference with this map is there are many turns and even a few unexpected twists - none that you will be incapable of steering through - and all these lead to the same and final destination for all who choose to follow; Jeremiah Chapter 29, Verse 11 in the Old Testament attest to this as does 1 Corinthians Chapter 10, Verse 13 in the New Testament, try reading the New International Version or the Message version of the Bible for complete understanding in plain language.

There is much more to this than can be written here so for the sake of your soul I will just conclude in saying "It is not to late to look at the map (The Bible) and even if you get lost, do not feel too embarrassed to stop and ask for directions, we all need to from time to time, find a church or a find a friend who has been driving for awhile to help steer you in the right direction again and surely you will begin to feel solid ground beneath you for the first time.

Have a safe and pleasant journey. God Bless.
Now I know there are plenty of mature Christians out there and one day I hope to find myself there as well. This message which has been layed upon my heart may help you, it will help me, but more importantly it is intended for those who may have not stopped and asked for directions before for whatever reason. Please, if you know of someone this may help, copy and paste/forward it to them. God Bless.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Anticipation is making me wait...Perhaps you may remember this catchy jingle from the Heinz' ketchup commercials? Try looking at this video from 1979.

We don't know the hour of His return, yet we wait patiently, the reward is far too great to lose focus, to divert our attention away from the prize, don't you think?
Let's take a little drive 'so to speak.' I'm sure you've been stuck in traffic; sometimes we just wish we could speed things up making our day run a little smoother, it can be downright agonizing waiting for all that traffic to move ahead of you, we only want to get home to our families, or get to our jobs, without all that trouble. Then we see a car ahead of us, they make a U-turn and speed off in search of an easier route, then another, pretty soon they create a mini jam trying to back the way they came.

I hope you are not one of those who turned back; if they had just waited, it was only a stalled vehicle and good Samaritans had just eased it over to the curb allowing traffic to flow freely once more. Do you know what those who turned away found? They found an even worse delay on the smaller streets, after all it is the rush hour.

And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. Heb. 6:15
Are we willing to endure the wait? Will we take the wide path, the one without obstacles and forsake what we had already been waiting so diligently for? Have we forgotten this is the way home and did we not already know there could be trouble?

Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Jam. 5:7

This is the message I have just received from the LORD and I pass it onto you, my brothers and sisters as a report of what lies ahead, our Prize, our Lord!

God Bless.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Give me Liberty!

Liberty is what we have and enjoy, but do we know what it really is? Only a man/woman who loses theirs may truly know what they had after losing it. I would like to discuss this liberty and other forms of it which we sometimes take for gran...ted here in the U.S. of A. as well as discuss a different type of liberty, one that can never be taken, but is offered freely to all, no matter where you are and under all circumstances.

In the U.S. as well as other countries, there is liberty; it was not always this way and in most cases it had to be fought for to achieve it. Thankfully, I am able to enjoy it's fruits, I am able to write my thoughts on the subject without any fear of repercussion. This was not always the case and a certain man by the name of Patrick Henry found himself the orator of perhaps one the greatest petitions to persuade his fellow countrymen to pursue liberty even to the point of death!

So what of this other liberty of which I have spoken. I believe you may already know the answer and if you do my intent is not to bore you by lengthy explanation, no, I would rather remind you of the promise of our inheritance, the one that can not be destroyed by moth and rust, that same inheritance which can not be stolen. One can't steal what would be freely given and that gift is the gift of liberty; with that liberty from God, He gives us liberation of the soul and furthermore He gives us freedom. The freedom we have in knowing we return unscathed by this world, unblemished in His sight; for we have become new again, new creatures through his Gateway to that freedom, His Son, Jesus the Christ. So what weapon formed against us could prosper? The LORD has already set into action the plans to prosper us, to give us what we don't deserve, that which is grace and also freedom. We are forever free from the confines of this world, upon accepting the offer of something more glorious, more illuminating than even the most precious of stones held facing the Sun. For what good would it be to give us a gift that could be taken from us by another, it would surely only become something of a snare, an object of envy. It is good to have liberty in one's place of dwelling, but it is better to possess liberty that dwells within and that kind of liberty only comes to those who can freely give of their hearts, minds and souls.

So I shout a new battlecry "In my death I am liberated to eternal life"