Posts Tagged ‘Luke’

Lighting!?

March 15th, 2013

Oh it’s that day in March when you should be watching your back, and that’s a great opportunity to think about how the Christ responded to those who “stabbed him in the back”.  Check it out

33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:33-35 New International Version (NIV)

Man, I so wish he example was to call down lightning from heaven!  But nope, he says, forgive.

Think about that!

Honk If You Love Someone

January 3rd, 2013

This is the sort of thing I think sometimes think about when I think about good.  Finding ways to be good to others, to share the light that resides deep inside of  you.  Check out what these young people in DC are doing – something simple that impacts others day.  Check out this 4 minute video.

Yeah, that’s pretty neat. And since we know how fast random acts of kindness spread, I have a feeling more people than just the motorists feel the impact of the signs.

Find ways to impact others in simple ways today, and

Honk If You Love Someone

31 Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31 New International Version (NIV)

Merry Christmas

December 25th, 2012

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. (Luke 2:10, 11 NIV)

Yes!

Not Slack

December 21st, 2012

Time has been merciful and I am able to get another post in today!  As I took the garbage to the street this morning, I monitored carefully for Zombies or Aliens! 🙂 Seeing none, I sprinted to the street and back, just in case!

We all know that one day will be the end, if not for everyone, one day will be our last individually.  It’s something that we all know is out there, and will sneak up on us like a thief in the night

For you know quite well that the day of the Lord’s return will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night.1 Thessalonians 5:2New Living Translation (©2007)

We cannot worry about it, or be too anxious, however we should look forward to the day, like a child looks toward Christmas, or maybe even like the way so many were watching and waiting for his birth here on Earth.  And while he tarries, we must take advantage of everyday that we are graciously given, and use it as another opportunity to do good and be the light!

34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. 35 For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36 Be always on the watch, and pray   Luke 21

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.  2 Peter 3:9 New International Version (NIV)

Enjoy today, it still might be the last! 🙂

Share Christmas

December 18th, 2012

Wow, It’s just one week away. Christmas is upon us.  Here are a couple things that may get you into the Christmas spirit and help you remember what a great hope we have in the birth of that little baby in a barn two thousand years ago.

The first thing is the Christmas Story Tracker from YouVersion.  Supposedly, each time a person reads the story of the birth of the Christ, they increase the counter and place a star on the map where it’s happening.  It’s pretty interesting.  So, read the story, and light up a star!

The second is this clip of the birth from the new History Channel series that will be airing in the 5 Sundays leading up to Easter in the spring.  Check out the scene from Bethlehem. It’s pretty good telling, although I think some of it moves a little from the words captured in scripture – but hey, I wasn’t there!  I especially love the look on Mary and Joseph’s face at the end.  I know they had great faith and heard what the angel Gabriel had told them, but when all those events took place with their baby boy, I am certain the astonishment was amazing.  If only we could have that same sort of astonishment and joy when we think about the coming of the Christ!

10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.  Luke 2:1-11