Month: July 2019

Summer Break

We hope that you have been enjoying the Life at Living Word blog. We also hope that you are taking time to rest and enjoy the remainder of the summer. The blog, too, will be taking a short rest. We’ll see you in early August, when our regular posting schedule resumes.

Read More

C.S. Lewis and a Good Reminder

You know how much I love C.S. Lewis. I read and reread him all the time. Here is a thought from Lewis that spoke to me once again. I put it on an image to visually communicate the power of his words. This thought from Lewis reminds me of Hebrews 11:13-16. In that passage, the […]

Read More

The Great Christian Revolutions

“The great Christian revolutions came not by the discovery of something that was not known before. They happen when someone takes radically something that was always there.”  H. Richard Niebuhr Revolution. The thesaurus says it is dramatic change, radical alteration, sea change, metamorphosis, transformation, innovation, reorganization, restructuring. I like the words reformation, renovation, and renewal, […]

Read More

Trend Watching: Why We Go to College

What people are thinking about the purpose of going to college Barna Trends identified 10 Reasons for Going to College. Here are the top three reasons Christians believe college is important: To prepare for a specific job or career – 70% To increase financial opportunities – 56% To stay competitive in today’s job market – […]

Read More

Your Growth Matters to Us

It is so appropriate to spend our summer talking about GROW and growing and growth, for summer is a season of growth. When conditions have been good, when the resources of sun, light, fertilizer, water, and nutrients are available, growth is evident everywhere. Everything is lush, full, and abundant. When those resources are lacking, then […]

Read More

The Declaration of Independence

What does it mean to be a good citizen? While there are more things than I will mention, at a minimum a good citizen will: obey the laws of the land, work for the good of the nation, honor the spirit (values) of our national identity, stay informed on important issues that matter for the […]

Read More

The Gettysburg Address

One of the greatest speeches of our history is the Gettysburg Address. There are five primary editions, with slight revisions. The most commonly used one is copied below. What is ironic is that Lincoln was absolutely wrong on one thing he said: “The world will little note nor long remember what we say here…” May […]

Read More

Sunday Plus

This is the first video in what will be on ongoing (and semi-regular) series of videos we are calling Sunday Plus. There are all sorts of things I need to talk about, but Sunday morning is not always the best time to do that. So we decided to get you information, insights, updates, and notices […]

Read More