Your goal shoul…

Your goal should be just out of reach, but not out of sight.
Denis Waitley and Remi Witt

Set goals a little at a time. Don’t say you want to climb Mt. Everest, climb that hill outside of town, then set your goal for an even bigger one, and eventually you will be able to climb Mt. Everest

Why 20 Atheists Showed Up At Our Bible Study This Week

Why 20 Atheists Showed Up At Our Bible Study This Week

Over the past year of so, I have built a friendship with a local Atheist named Bruce. Every other month or so we meet at Starbucks and discuss our beliefs. An idea came up as we met about how interesting it would be to transfer our coffee house discussions to a public format and invite people from both his Atheist group and my Christian group to sit in and listen to our discussion.

via Orange County Pastor: Why 20 Atheists Showed Up At Our Bible Study This Week.

“Reason and faith therefore function in a complementary fashion. While reason in and of itself— apart from God’s special grace— cannot cause faith, the use of reason is normally a part of a person’s coming to faith and supports faith in innumerable ways. Faith is foundational to reason, and reason can evaluate or confirm faith.”

Samples, Kenneth Richard (2007-09-01). World of Difference, A (Reasons to Believe): Putting Christian Truth-Claims to the Worldview Test (Kindle Locations 1491-1493). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Why wait to pray?

Let’s be honest, we have all said at one point or another I will pray for you, and then just plain forgot. There is no telling how many times I have forgotten. That is why I no longer wait.  I pray as soon as I see a reason.
There are of course times when you can not bow your head and close your eyes, like when driving a car, but God understands that we can’t always pray out loud and prostrated.
We are to pray without ceasing (1 Thess. 5:17)  So there is no need to wait to pray until we are about to eat or sleep. If a cultist is knocking on your door, say a quick prayer, see an awesome sunrise, say a prayer, you are seconds from saying a four letter word, say a prayer instead.

The Apologetics Study Bible: Understand Why You Believe

An Evening Prayer

O gracious Light, pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven, O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed! Now as we come to the setting of the sun, and our eyes behold the vesper light, we sing thy praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Thou art worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices, O Son of God, O Giver of life, and to be glorified though all the worlds