When I was a kid, I was called names. I was an easy target. For starters, I wore goofy glasses. I heard “Four eyes!” a time or two.
Several years ago, I met a man who changed my life. The first time I sat down with him for breakfast, he offered to send me to Israel. I didn’t know him.
When it came to my mess-ups as a kid, there were what I’d call misdemeanors and felonies.
Abiding is one of those spiritual ideas that we talk about in church, but we don’t always know what it means practically. What does it mean to abide in Christ?
I once bought a stereo system out of the backseat of some guy’s car. I know. Don’t say it. It wasn’t one of my finer moments.
We all forget things. Sometimes, we forget important things. I’ve wondered to myself if that’s one of the reasons Scripture so frequently reminds us of what we already know.
Cotton candy is fun to look at. It’s fluffy like a colorful cloud you carry around on a stick. Who hasn’t looked up to the sky and thought, “It sure would be nice if I could dye that cloud blue or pink, dip it in some sugar, wrap it around a stick, and eat it.”
We won! That’s right, “We.” I didn’t play in the game. Technically (if you want to be technical), I wasn’t on the team. But since my team won, we won.
I always thought it would be cool to know someone famous. If I knew a famous singer, I could get backstage passes to their concert.
You are forgiven. Write that down. Circle it. Put a star next to it. Those are beautiful, life-giving words that we all need to hear.