A Hymn for Every Occupation

Hymn Book

If you’ve been a Christian for very long, you’ve come to cherish the hymns of the church. As regards them, I came across the following that not only made me smile, but it also reminded me of the power of the hymns and how they can speak to us all no matter where we find [...]

Alpha and Omega

The Greek letters alpha and omega surround the halo of Jesus in the catacombs of Rome from the 4th century

“‘I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God.’” (Revelation 1:8a) THE BEGINNING AND END OF THE STORY I was watching Pastor Jack Hayford’s TV show where he was teaching on the above verse about how it was interesting that our Lord chose this way to reveal Himself using the first (alpha) and [...]

Jesus Eyes

Peter Cuts Off a Servant's Ear and Jesus Heals Him

“And [Andrew] brought [his own brother] to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.” (John 1:42; KJV) AN AMAZING THING TO SAY What an amazing thing for Jesus to say. I mean, if anything, Peter surely [...]

The American Dream (redux)

Dream Eagle

(This blog post first appeared on September 24, 2009.) THE DREAM Early this morning I had a dream. I only remember my dreams if I wake up right after I have them. After I awoke I looked at the clock and it was 3:33 a.m. This is my dream. I saw four open pits with [...]

Shark Attack!

Tiger Shark

“I can do all things through [Jesus Christ] who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13) AWFUL TRAGEDY It’s been over a decade since tragedy struck off the coast of Hawaii. It was on Kauai’s North Shore that competitive surfer Bethany Hamilton was attacked by what was believed to have been a 10-15 foot tiger shark. The shark [...]

Are You Going the Wrong Way?

Russian Road Sign

“‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.’” (Mark 16:15) MISSING A TURN “In [an] NCAA cross-country championship held in Riverside, California, 123 of the 128 runners missed a turn. One competitor, Mike Delcavo, stayed on the 10,000 meter course and began waving for fellow runners to follow him. Delcavo was [...]

Hall of Fame Tweets (Volume 19)

Twitter Bird

Here are some popular tweets you may have missed from the A Heart For God Twitter site… God, direct my path today. Help me to not stray from the narrow road. In Jesus' name. Amen. #Tworship — aheartforgod (@aheartforgod) September 29, 2014 You just never know what God will do with your faithfulness to Him. [...]

How Majestic is Thy Name (worship chorus)

How Majestic is Thy Name (worship chorus)

Technology and the Evil Heart

A bipedal humanoid robot

“For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.” (Mark 7:21-23; KJV) In a Christianity Today article a decade ago (The Techno Sapiens Are Coming by C. Christopher Hook; January 2004) the talk was about the possibility of [...]

It Was God

Creation of Adam by Michelangelo

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.” (Psalm 37:23; KJV) It was 30 years ago last January that I accepted the Lord. As I reflect upon my walk with Christ over these past three decades, I can’t help but think about how it’s been God [...]