by Richard L. Burguet •
Father’s Day brings about lots of emotions in a man’s heart. Those who have had great fathers remember with smiles on their faces some of the special times they had with their dads. Those who had fathers that were hard and difficult have a whole other range of emotions about their dads. Johnny Cash expressed one sentiment about fathers and sons in his famous (infamous?) song, A Boy Named Sue. Then, there was the Harry Chapin number one song in 1974 The Cat’s In the Cradle. Neither of those two songs represent the ideal father, but may reflect the reality that lots of men grow up with.
Honoring our fathers on Father’s Day, is more than just an excuse to sell greeting cards on a “Hallmark Holiday”. Actually the whole concept of honoring our fathers has been around since the beginning of time.Read More
by David Kelly •
When I was younger I was in my own mind the kind of kid that wanted to live on the edge. But in reality I was pretty scared to do so. It’s kind of crazy looking back at the things you were willing to do and the things you weren’t. It always makes me think, you were willing to do that, which is insane! But, you were not willing to jump off a rope swing 20 ft in the air into the river, which looked like fun, but to me was way more insane than the first thing.
Have you ever wanted to live on the edge? What is your edge? Maybe it is playing soccer on your neighborhood street hoping not to kick Mr. Smith’s new Corvette. Or maybe it is trying to drive Dad’s tractor while he has made a run to the store. Maybe you are tempted in other ways that are far more serious in nature, but I’m pretty sure whether it is sneaking a cookie or sneaking a drink all of us have been tempted to live beyond the edge.
I think Jesus is King of walking on the edge. I mean he ate with sinners and tax-collectors; he associated with women, some prostitutes. He turned 20-30 gallons of water into fine wine at a wedding feast and he overturned tables in the temple. Jesus was surely living on the edge. What kept Him there?Read More