Choices

Have you ever wondered where you would be if you had not made a change?

Life changes in a moment! Life is also full of decisions. One bad decision can change the whole course of your life. One good decision can do the same. In my 43 years of life I have made some good decisions and many bad ones.

The other morning I had a sobering thought, “what if Christ had not intervened in my life, where would I be?” The thought took me back to 1990 when my life was on course for a devastating shipwreck. If Christ had not intervened in my life I would be a thief, or an alcoholic, or in jail, or maybe dead. I was one of those kinds of guys that needed a change. I was such a “heathen” that when I went to meet my future-in-laws, my mother-in-law to be, cried.

I am not proud of the way I used to live, but Jesus saved a wretch like me. What about you? Where would you be without Him? Where will you be if you do not surrender to Him? We can plan for our future but our future is not guaranteed. One bad choice can ruin your life. One good choice can change everything for good.

We all have a choice to make. The options are: we can live like we want and act like there are no consequences to our actions or choices; Or we can live with the thought that my decisions will affect me and sometimes others too. Many people do not like to be confronted with this fact. The truth is that there is only one choice that can be made that will alter your life for eternity. It is the choice to follow Jesus. To surrender your life to Him.

What is your choice? Will you chance living the same way you always have or will you surrender to Him?

Fayetteville Whataburger

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It was a great way to end our vacation. Nothing going on today so we got an early start and ate at the new Whataburger in Fayetteville.  I almost cried tears of joy.  Since moving from Texas 7 years ago, we have missed this burger place.  The Rogers location is supposed to be open at the end of August.  Having one close to home will be awesome.  Can’t wait.

Inconsistency

How many times can we fall?
Only to find God forgives it all?

A mess-up here, a wrong word there
A lack of compassion when we should care

Disobedience when we know we should obey
And we do not heed His voice, when He tells us the way

Why is He so gracious in all of our inconsistencies?
Because He loves us, in spite of our unreliability
-Danny Cheney-

Sometimes, Church Hurts – Amazon Review

My purpose in writing has always been to help people.  My desire is to

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communicate to their lives and the situations they face and help them through the Word of God.  Recently, someone posted an Amazon review for my book.  What was said was precisely my heart and desire for writing this book. Here is the review:

I chose this book because my church is in the middle of a split and I am having a difficult time navigating through the difficulty. The author did an excellent job stating the case for church membership and offers many examples on how to apply scriptural context to problems that arise in troubled situations. This is a good read. I was helped and I have been inspired to stay with my church instead of giving up on the church.” -Willona B.-

If you have been hurt in church or your church is facing division, this book is written for you. I believe it will be a blessing to you.  It was written from my experience in pastoring churches that had endured division.

You can get a copy here.