Friday, January 15, 2010


The question was posed to me this week "Humanity or Spirituality?" In talking with someone about my Shoulder the Cross ministry recently, they mentioned that a lot of people think they are doing the Lord's work and they are doing it in the name of Jesus. Some of these people are doing it to help the human spirit and are doing good for humanity. There is a fine line separating the difference. Definitely a line though. I would hope and pray that I am serving through my Shoulder the Cross ministry for all the right reasons. I believe helping solely to better humanity is not right. Living my life in and through Jesus is what I want to believe I do. I pray to God now that my help is not misinterpreted. I know I could do more and I am humbled by the little I do. James Chapter 13 brings this a little more into focus;
James 3:13
"If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom."

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


So much has happened lately, seems I have made friends upset with me and I don't even know why. I turned to the word and without surprise I found answers. I looked up the word friends in my bible's index and found Proverbs Chapter 20
Proverbs 20:6
"Many will say they are loyal friends, but who can find one who is truly reliable?"
I received an email from this friend who was upset with me. He told me that he was upset because he thought I was not being a loyal friend. He explained that when I mentioned I went to his daughter's high school graduation, I made him feel inadequate as a father. He was also disappointed that I had not emailed him in several months. He mentioned to me that his internet access was scarce and it would be difficult for me to contact him, knowing this I did not email him for several months. I had no idea this would hurt him so badly. We have since seemed to work through our differences now, but not without damage. My thoughts of the situation seem to center around communication, which is key in any relationship. I wonder who is truly reliable if they fail to communicate?
I also started a bible reading plan today. I truly hope this is successful. I pray to God to help me read His word, so I can learn new things. Today I learned that the rains that flooded the earth for 40 days, started on my son, AlanMichael's birthday.
Genesis 7:11
When Noah was 600 years old, on the seventeenth day of the second month, all the underground waters erupted from the earth, and the rain fell in mighty torrents from the sky.