Jan 16 2013

Hello Courage

Hello Courage.  

I don’t know if you feel like this too, but there are days I don’t feel very courageous,  

That’s why I have a sign in my bathroom to remind me to try.  It says, "Hello Courage".  It’s the first thing I see in the morning.  

But, yesterday I realized I was wrong about the kind of Courage I'm supposed to have.  I thought it was a reminder to get through the day, but really it should be a reminder to have the courage to stand up for what I believe in and tell others about the secret to life, that will help them find courage.  If you and I know the secret, how could we keep it a secret?

I got the chance to see author and speaker Francis Chan speak recently, and He challenged church people to basically get out of church.  

Jesus said, "Go and make disciples, teach them."

You don’t have to be an ordained pastor do that…you just have to be a friend to people that aren’t like you.  

I admit to you, I feel safe in this studio talking about Jesus on the radio…but face to face, I’m kind of coward.  

Don’t want to be a coward anymore.  Hello Courage.  Will you join me?

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Jan 15 2013

Confession Time

"It’s the hardest thing to give away especially to those who don’t deserve."   -"Forgiveness" from Matthew West.  

So there’s a guy in the news today that you might think falls into that “don’t deserve” category,  Lance Armstrong.  

Apparently he has now admitted to “doping” to Oprah in an interview. We can all relate to doing something wrong, and you just can’t get away from it it. 

I don't know about you, but I'm thankful I don't have to confess my sins on national television to Oprah, I do have to face God.  Thankfully he always forgives, loves me anyway, and doesn't even remember the mistake after I'm forgiven.  The Bible says he casts your sins as far apart as the east is from the west.  (Psalm 103:12) 

When you think about it, if we’re going to live like Jesus, we should all be in the forgiveness business.  

Whether it's Lance Armstrong, your loved ones, or yourself…

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