So, what’s with Christians and their coffee these days? Have we all taken the coffee church thing a little too far? You know…pastors preaching sermons out of “He Brews” all the time? Greeters who greet guests with permanent, brown-stained smiles? A lighthearted look at the Christian coffee craze.
The creative juices of humanity seem to flow like a ferocious river. Since the beginning, we have invented, innovated, improved, and implemented. What separates us from God when it comes to the creative urge we both possess?
We pray to God as Christians. In fact, faith believers of all kinds seek God in a ritual called prayer. But does God talk back? Does He speak to us when we pray? If He does, why do so many people not hear Him?
Christians are a nervous bunch, sometimes. Many of them spend countless hours wringing their sweaty palms about when Jesus is coming back, as if that were some kind of bad thing. Now with mathematical certainty, we can actually know the millisecond Jesus is coming back!
Nothing warms the heart better than a good prison sentence. This wasn’t always the case. Back in ancient times, a desert hermit named John the Baptist made a name for himself by eating locusts and honey, failing to adhere to any proper grooming standards and baptizing people in the Hotel Jordan outdoor pool.
In my experience, golf, more than any other sport, causes trauma akin to a vigorous hazing unleashed on a fraternity plebe. Life is a lot like that, too, although the potential rewards for enduring are huge.
What you have is not the focus. How you handle what you have is everything. Since all your provision comes from God, it matters not how much you have. In other words, consider the immense joy that comes from sharing what you have with others.
When it comes to suffering, most of us haven’t a clue. I’m talking about “my body’s covered with boils, had to eat my shoes when the food ran out, haven’t slept on a bed since the day my mama brought me into this world” kind of suffering.