He shared with me about his life and I asked him, “Would you do it all over again?”
“No way. Once was more than enough,” he said. His response surprised me.
“That’s kinda morbid,” I thought as I walked away. Twenty years later, I’m starting to understand where that guy was coming from.
Some say the movie is heresy and sets forth too casual a view of God. Others say it’s life changing and gave them hope.
In my circle of friends and family, there’s a good smattering of opinions on both sides.
It feels weird to admit this. Childish even.
For years, I believed in a shepherd myth.
For whatever reason, I thought of shepherds as weak. There’s ample evidence to the contrary but I found it easy to forget.
A story of God’s power unleashed through an unlikely source–the prayer of a child.
“The family seemed homely to many. There wasn’t much outward charm. But inwardly, a perpetual feast took place.”
“They will both either live forever or die forever but they cannot do both. They are much the same in that way.” says a Voice.
“But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.”
I John 1:9 (NLT)
Put off by the title? Don’t be. My goal isn’t to judge you. My goal is to wake you.
Nor is my purpose to cause you to throw your hands up and say, “Why pray!”
That would be a fool’s errand. Complete idiocy.
Those who say there is no devil, no demons—Have they never been inside their own head?
Five minutes can do a lot more than you give it credit for. Think of that five minutes as a seed rather than a pointless pursuit. Put that dead and seemingly useless seed in the ground even though your inner voice whispers, “why bother?”
My unforgettable encounter with a man named Charlie who lived down by the river. It’s a tale of fishing, beer, shocking discoveries and, most of all, God’s love.