Entries by ralph

Is Jesus Really Enough?

I often ask the question, “Is Jesus really enough?” And, if He is do I live my life as if this was true?” It seems to me that for many believers Jesus is not enough. They are not satisfied with just Jesus and their personal relationship with Him. It seems that they need Jesus plus […]

A Second Death

The Bible states in the book of Hebrews that it is appointed once for a person to die and then the judgment (Hebrews 9:27). This is true of a person who is not born again. However, if a person is a true believer who has had an encounter with the living God, His love, and […]

Up, Up, and Away!

Often, as believers, we appear to have it all together. We let people know by our words and our responses that things are really good when they are not. We put on the ‘right face’ for each occasion and wear the right mask to hide what we are really feeling and who we really are. […]

Life Is a Journey of Discovery

I am on a journey. It started 9 months before I was born and still continues today. The journey is called “life.” And, on this journey the only constant is change. To journey you must always be changing, growing, stretching, maturing, and moving forward. Real life needs to be lived and is not something you […]

The Oldies

Sitting here and it is early morning on a Thursday. It is cool and overcast but promising to be warm and calm. I am camping. Half way through 21 days of tenting, kayaking, paddle boarding, walking in the woods, and simply being away from people and relaxing. I have my best friend with me and […]

Living With Hope

A long-time and great friend of mine died last night. She had been fighting a valiant battle with a number of medical issues over the last year or so. Last night she won the battle. She was a solid, born again believer and the second she took here last breathe on earth she took her […]

Thoughts On Life and Making It Count

How quickly things can change. One day we are doing really well, healthy and enjoying life. We are relating to our family, making a difference in the lives of those that we know, and are planning the months to come, the change of seasons, and some of the things we would like to accomplish in […]

Relationships Are Key

Relationships are important in the Kingdom and thus, of course, in the Church. However, much of what we do does not encourage the building of healthy and dynamic relationships.  Think about it, we sit in pews or chairs facing the back of someone’s head. We have a set program that we dutifully go through each […]

Going For Walks

When home I walk my dog two sometimes three times a day. We cover either a short distance or do a marathon depending on how he is feeling and how I am feeling. We are both getting old and sometimes we are just not up for the long ones. But, we enjoy the walks and […]

The Soaring Eagles

It is Independence Day in the United States and their main symbol is the eagle. This blog has nothing to do with that eagle or the nation of the United States. It has to do with the eagles I saw soaring on the wind this morning as I drank an early morning, and I mean […]