I play D&D

I play D&D. Also known as Dungeons and Dragons. A long long time ago in a state far far away (MN) dad bought the D&D Basic Set for mom for . . . must’ve been Mother’s Day. It was the late 70s or early 80s and we began to play. Dad was the DM or Dungeon Master and the band of adventurers (me, my brother, and my mother) proceeded to the Keep on the Borderlands to pick up some supplies: armor, shields, bows. . . tools of mass destruction and personal preservation. Mom, or rather mom’s character kept saying thinks like “I don’t want a dagger. I don’t want to hurt anyone.” Shortly after that, the TV began spewing the negative propaganda regarding the game. We quit playing and the game disappeared. An unknown time...

Are You a Fierce Christian Man? I Am!

One of my mastermind groups is reading Wild at Heart by John Eldredge: a powerful description of the MAN that God created on this world. I the gym I tuned into the audio book when this video came on during my cool down: Talk about a good connection and inspiration. This book is driving me to be real and be a man. More than that I feel it transforming my parenting style, particularly with my youngest son who has three older sisters and a newly “adulting” brother. It seems modern society views Christian men as nice, passive, or kind. And that is OK in its place but I am also called to be fierce and passionate for the...

Who do you believe in?

Here is the testimony of a Chinese Christian: “I walked through the road of life and had fallen into a great ditch. The ditch was filled with depression, discouragement, and sin. As I lay in that ditch, Mohammed came along and said, ‘It’s your fault you’re in the ditch. You offended Allah, and this is your just punishment.’ Then Marx came by and said, ‘You’re in the ditch because of class warfare. You must revolt.’ But after the government changed, I was still in my ditch. Then Buddha came along and said, ‘You’re not really in that ditch. You just think you’re there. It’s all an illusion of the mind. Be at peace.’ Then Confucius came by and said, ‘Here are the 10 steps of self-attainment by which you can get out of your ditch. If you will struggle, you will climb...

Who is saved

In my Bible reading, Jesus has been talking about saving gentiles and others outside of the Jews. . .and then today I read Matthew 15:24 “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” I know He eventually sends them to share the word to all nations but reading earlier in Matthew I had the feeling he was spending His time on earth helping believers.

Who Do You Choose Your Actions For?

This scripture captured my thoughts this morning: Matthew 14:9 NIV “Then the king regretted what he had said; but because of the vow he had made in front of his guests, he issued the necessary orders. “ How many times have I done something just because of my “audience”? More than I’d like to admit. Trying to be mindful of God and His will in my life.