Not really, but we do have some things in common.

    When you pour milk into your bowl of cereal, you are committed!  You have a window of about 10 minutes to consume the cereal before it turns into something soggy……..really soggy!

    You can never extract the milk so that the cereal returns to it’s original state as it was in the box.  But if you are able to consume the cereal within that window, you are full, energized, and ready to go.

    When you pour the knowledge of God into a mind, that mind is committed!  The individual using that mind has a window of about a life span to consume that knowledge before they turn, well……..soggy!

    You can never extract that knowledge so that you return to your original state, in a box of ignorance.  You can bury it or ignore, but the “spirit” will not allow you to extract it.  There was “AWARENESS” long before there was “KNOWLEDGE”, and the awareness is simply hydrated by the knowledge!

    If you consume that knowledge within the window, you are full, energized, and ready to go.

    With so much in common, maybe life really is like a bowl of cereal and God’s people are just a bunch of richly blessed Fruit Loops trying to stay afloat!!

    I’m on board with that!!


  • Between Me and Him!

    Were a non-believer to approach me and say “Show me proof that God exists and I will believe it!” I might say “Can’t prove it, won’t try to prove it, have a nice day!”
    I would however, to the best of my ability, spend time explaining how rich it is to believe. How complete it is to know!

    Proving that “Me” exists, is really not difficult at all. Every physical sense I have provides ongoing proof that “Me” exists. My entire life on this earth is ……”Me”.
    But what about “Him”? I never see, touch, smell, or hear “Him”. “Him”, has never given me a hug when needed, never given me verbal feedback or support when we have a heart to heart talk. As hard as I look, as hard as I listen, I never see “Him” with my eyes, or hear “Him” with my ears, or touch “Him” with my hands. My life here on earth is validated by my surroundings, not so much by “Him”.
    Ever since we crawled out of that creek a zillion years ago, we have been evolving. Accumulating and developing knowledge and intelligence. We have come from floating in liquid, to walking upright, to creating the single cup coffee maker. The progress we have made and the extent to which we have developed, is incredible. We can comprehend and explain almost all workings of planet earth, the human body, and an amazing amount of the universe beyond. We are closer than ever to knowing it “ALL”, and our status is accelerating.
    As we continue to expand our knowledge and intelligence at an unbelievable rate, we are elevated higher and higher in our existence, and the sheer “Power” and “Awe” of an Almighty God……fades! We can now offer the patterns and evidences of how almost everything in our life works. The belief in a “Him”, becomes……a crutch.
    I cannot possibly communicate or express how dangerous that perception is!!!!

    Deep in the spirit of every human is a seed of knowing. An unshakable “WHISPER” in our spirit that says we are not ordinary animals. Mankind has a built in desire, a need, to be “extraordinary”. To the non-believer “extraordinary” can never be anything more than physical achievment. It’s all there is to work with, and that always, always, ends!
    But to the believer, “extraordinary” is a gift given without limit, from a power not physical. A gift given with a breath.

    Between “Me” and “Him” is one step. A step from physical to spiritual. A step that stretches every fiber of the creation we are, and yet it’s so natural. It’s a step away from believing that we crawled out of some creek, to the acceptance of the true SOURCE of life.

    We actually believe that one day we will “discover and reveal” how life began! We’re so silly!! Life never BEGAN!! Not in a creek, not in an ocean, not in a particle of space dust. God is life, and you know how far back HE goes! I will show you proof that God exist, when you show me proof that life “began”.

    God gave each one of us a molecule of life from HIS” being. “Here’s your molecule, and your molecule, and one for you and one for you!”
    “Now, you each have MY life in you!”
    I’m thinking that’s where the “WHISPER” comes from. If you do not believe that “GOD” exists, that’s ok. Challenge it, question it, reason it out, weigh it, and most importantly research it thoroughly. I would suggest you are embracing an empty belief.

    Between “Me” and “Him”, is that baby step into full awareness! I can’t prove to you that God exists, but one day, HE will.


  • How can we show god's love to others, even when they are mean?

    This question was posed to the youth in our congregation, and these are their answers. 

    • We can show God's love by being a friend.
    • Umm... by giving them a hug. By wishing God to make that person a little nicer!
    • Jesus can love someone and want to be friends with them, even when they are mean because he created them. Like a parent who loves their child and wants the best for them even if they make mistakes or are a jerk to others. They love them no matter what. It is the same for Jesus. Jesus showed his love to people, who you could say were being mean, multiple times in the Bible, and every time he was compassionate, patient, and treated them how He would want to be treated. He was a true example of how to live the golden rule. Jesus loves us. All of us- even when we are mean, and wants us to be in Heaven with Him. he will continue to offer his friendship in the hope that one day the "mean" person will accept it and follow him.
    • Jesus can be a friend and love someone even when they are mean because their sins are forgiven and Jesus sacrificed his life for all of us. Being mean back to someone is only going to worsen the situation. Also, no one probably knows what is going on in their life. They are probably just taking their anger from their personal like out on you. We have to treat everyone with respect and kindness even if they are being rude or disrespectful towards you or someone else. Jesus did the same with his disciples and with other believers. 
    • Jesus's love for every human is unconditional. Like a loving parent he wants what is best for us, so Jesus tries to guide us to walk next to him. However, sometimes humans can stray away fromt eh light and when we do Jesus is waiting, every time, for us to come back and ask for forgiveness. We don't know why some people are mean, we don't always know what is going on in their lives to make them act like that, but Jesus knows. Hopefully that mean person will find their way bakc to Jesus and change for the better.