Entries by ralph

Touching Base or Touching Hearts

I thought that I was finished for the day. Day’s work was done! I had spent a great deal of yesterday talking to non-believers inbetween appointments with members of the Church I help to lead. So, today I was simply going to touch base with several businesses that I go into several times a month. […]

Oh! Get Over It and Get On With It

Every person who is born again and so knows Jesus Christ personally has been called into the ministry of soul winning. Jesus said that He came to “seek and save the lost” (Luke 19:10) and that His Church has the same mandate – “go into all the world and preach the gospel… making disciples…” Yet […]

Dreams in Little Boxes

The great theologian Erma Bombeck once said: “There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, ‘Yes, I’ve got dreams, of course I’ve got dreams.’ Then they put the box away and bring it out once in a while to look in it, and yep, they’re still there.” A great man […]

Evangelize or Fossilize!

The short comment caught my attention. It was at the very bottom of the article in a great magazine I receive and read faithfully. That means there are a number I receive and seldom read. This one receives first place on the pile of “read when you have time” articles and magazines – read from […]

Would the Real Christian Please Stand Up

When I was a kid there was a television show (when television was still black and white – yes, I personally knew Noah and his family as well as Barney the Dinosaur) … called “To Tell the Truth” where three contenstants posed as the same person and then the panel of regulars would have so […]

The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius

Remember the song – you are that old, uhm! I almost titled this blog – “The sky is falling, the sky is falling” Well, yesterday was 08-08-08 and Christians everywhere, you guessed it, were finding spiritual signifigance in the fact that the three numbers – day-month-year – lined up TODAY. Wow! Spell that backwards – […]

Spiritual “Identity Theft”

As Christians, our identity is tied directly to the fact that we belong to the Lord Jesus Christ. We can know who we are and our place in life only because we know whose we are and thus who we are. We cannot know ourselves – our personal identity – without knowing FIRST who we […]

Got Your Running Shoes On?

The world says “seeing is believing”. The Christian states: “Believing is seeing”. Two totally opposite approaches to life and the things that make up life for the average human being. However, it has recently seemed to me that many Christians have moved over to the “seeing is believing” camp. They need to feel wind move […]

Spiritual Junk Food #7

How do we learn to eat right and move away from the junk food offered in many venues and by many preachers today? Iverna Tompkins in a recent article speaks right into this issue. The points are her’s and the commentary is mine … 1> We must stir up hunger in our hearts by seeking […]

Spiritual Junk Food #6

As Christians we apparently lack discernment. We are no longer “picky eaters” but, instead, eat everything that is set before us without apparently questioning the source or the teaching. We don’t ask: “Is this material that is being taught good for me?” As a result, we are so full of “junk” or wrong beliefs that […]