Salt – What Can a Lowly Mineral Teach us about Living for Jesus? #2 It Purifies

salt purifies

I recently had the opportunity to descend 650 feet into the earth for a tour of a salt mine. We saw a chunk of 99% pure salt, glimmering in the light, almost see-through. There were boulders of salt cut out of the cavern, only 4’ across, and weighing many tons. I couldn’t resist going up to one and licking it. This particular mine covers miles, and is still active today. You wouldn’t think salt would … Read more

Salt – What Can a Mineral Teach us About Living for Jesus? #1 Salt Flavors

salt flavors

I recently had the opportunity to descend 650 feet into the earth for a tour of a salt mine. We saw a chunk of 99% pure salt, glimmering in the light, almost see-through. There were boulders of salt cut out of the cavern, only 4’ across, and weighing many tons. I couldn’t resist going up to one and licking it. This particular mine covers miles, and is still active today. You wouldn’t think salt would … Read more

Being Rich Toward God

rich toward God

Investment Opportunities It’s the end of the year – the time some folks think more about their giving.  After all, if they “give” enough, they can claim a deduction for their taxes – at least if they have plenty of money to give and think they need the tax break. Jesus never said that it is wrong to have money – or to have wealth. What is wrong, He said, is to have our treasure … Read more

What Mary Knew

Mary

If Mary knew the scriptures, there were some things she knew. If she had listened to the teachings of the prophets and rabbis, there were some things she knew. Mary knew she was to bear the Christ-child. She knew this because the angel told her so. She believed.  If she was familiar with prophecy, she would have also known that a virgin would give birth to the Messiah – which is just what the angel told … Read more

This Season – Choose Faith or Fear

faith or fear

Faith- or Fear? It’s Christmas time. For some of us, the season brings peace, joy, and hope. For others, it brings fear. We’re no different from the folks who walked this earth when the Messiah was born. Some of them responded with faith, and others with fear. Which one do we represent? The Wise Men Those wise men were gentile people. Wealthy and scholars of the times, they set out on a journey. That journey … Read more