Fear, The Green Lantern and Traffic Lights

 Keep your eyes open, hold tight to your convictions, give it all you’ve got, be resolute, and love without stopping. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 I had the opportunity this weekend to sit down and watch the movie the Green Lantern.  I have to admit I was blown away by the special effects and the realistic CGI. …

Originally posted on Ragamuffingospelfan's Blog:
I revisited an old favorite 80’s movie tonight, The Last Starfighter. I love its ridiculous premise and it’s extremely dated 80’s-style CGI. However, I wasn’t prepared to have a powerful life lesson dropped in my lap. The main character lives in a trailer park when the movie starts. He…

Second Mile Week 8: The Meaning Of It All

On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me!  Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart. John 7:37-38 Last night was an incredible night for…

Second Mile Retreat: Credit where Credit is Due

Similarly, encourage the young men to be self‑controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us. Titus 2:6-8 The Second…

Second Mile Week 6: Strongholds Are Never To Be Faced Alone

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.  Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.  But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining…

The Fear of Failure

25 Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, 26 for the Lord will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared. Proverbs 3:25-26 I had a dream the other night that was disturbing to me.  I can’t remember the specifics, but it was about failure.  It…

Second Mile Week 5: Having Faith For People

But among you it will be different.  Who ever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else.  For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life…

Just A Small Step of Faith Can Lead To a Fresh Start

“Excuses are the nails we use to build a house of failure.”~Don Wilder and Bill Rechin The words fresh start mean a great deal to me.  It’s the language of my church the Life Church of Memphis.  It’s a place that I needed as I began my fresh start with God.  Fresh start means either…