Sunday, January 22, 2017

Aww...some Monday

Last week I went to one of the local high school basketball games. I have to admit that I love high school sports. I also have to admit that these young athletes are so much bigger, faster, and stronger than ever, regardless of the sport.
Even at the high school level, basketball has become a contact sport.

Blocking a shot is always an exciting play, but this young man can just jump out of the gym. I believe that he blocked three shots on this night, even though it was losing effort for the team.

Same young man rejecting another shot in an outstanding defensive effort.

I never really played the game, but when I did, I can guarantee you that my fingers never go above the rim. 

So, if you like sports, get out an see a high school game. It's cheap entertainment and there are plenty of good seats available. Have an Awesome Monday!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Awesome Monday

The past couple of weeks a large portion of our nation has seen some very wintry weather. It has been cold here in Northwest Arkansas. The temperature has dropped into the single digits on a few nights. Now it is wet, very wet. So, I thought I would post a few flowers just to remind us that Spring is just around the corner.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Inspiration Thursday - Rivival


Have you ever given consideration the purpose of corporate worship? What is the purpose of believers coming together and worshiping the Lord? If you have a special interest you probably know others who share that interest. Mine is digital photography. As a result, I belong to an organization that meets regularly to share knowledge and information about the subject. The purpose of these meetings is to become a better photographer and enjoy the fellowship of others who share my passion for photography. 
Corporate worship for the believer serves some of the similar purposes. We spend all week in a world that has little use for our Savior. We encounter evil on a regular basis throughout our daily walk and we are tempted to engage in activities that are not pleasing to our Lord and are not beneficial to our own lives. Sunday morning brings us a new opportunity to come together as believers, sing praises to our Savior and share knowledge about what He as done in our lives. It is a refuge for our souls, a chance recharge our batteries, be encouraged and encourage other believers. We also learn of opportunities to share the love of Christ in our community. Every Sunday is an opportunity for a personal revival to occur. Lord, send a revival and let it begin in me.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

2016 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 31

Merry Christmas
 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth." (Matt. 28:18) What began in a stable in Bethlehem was completed on a mountain top. The mission of Christ was to become the appropriate sacrifice for the sins of the world and to provide a pathway to eternal life for His people. 

Saturday, December 24, 2016

2016 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 30

Christmas is indeed a time to spend with family. It is indeed a time to celebrate the birth of Christ. It is a time when the attention of the world can be focused on the single most important event in human history. Christmas is that time of year when the followers of Christ can say to one another and invite the world to "Come Let Us Adore Him."

Friday, December 23, 2016

2016 Chriatmas Music Marathon - Day 29

We celebrate several holidays in this country and there are some locations are special places to celebrate. On Memorial Day many Americans bring their boat out for the first time and head to the lake. Independence Day finds us gathered around the BBQ and going to a local fireworks display. Many people are traveling during Christmas, but for most the destination is the same...HOME! There is no place more comfortable and special in our hearts than to gather with our family in that place that we consider home and celebrate the birth of our Savior. It is said that home is where the heart is and there is much truth to that phrase. The Bible tells us, "For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." (Romans 10:10) Christ tells us, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door. I will come in to him and dine with him and he with Me." God desires to make His home in the hearts of men and a truly happy heart is one in which the Savior lives. Have a blessed Christmas.