"Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me....
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now, I see..." This is one of the most recognized songs in the English speaking Christian world. These lyrics, which were written by John Newton in 1779, describe his journey through life's ups and downs. His early years were filled with bad choices and a horrible attitude to match. As a sailor, he was noted as the most profane sailor his captain had eve
How many friends do you have? We sometimes measure ourselves by the number of friends we can count. Some of us have numerous friends, especially with the advent of social media. Others find themselves on the opposite end of the spectrum with very few people they can call "friend". In fact, some of us artificially place so many restrictions on who can be a friend that we actually keep everyone out. Determining which end of the spectrum is correct is not a matter for me to
As we encounter people throughout our lives, some people stand out in our minds as people who seem to have it all. Cars, homes, clothing, the perfect job and much more. Believe it or not, there are people who look at you and are convinced you have it made! Whether it be the clothes you wear, the vehicle you drive, your house, your job or something else. You are the one they desire to emulate. Even though you may not look at yourself in that manner, others do. What others
“For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit." - Luke 6:43 In our constantly connected society, all of us have the opportunity to engage in conversations every minute of the day and night. Distance no longer matter. As long as you have a computer or mobile device and access to the internet, you are set. Years ago, I remember having a conversation with a friend and former coworker about being connected to her device seven days a week. My fr