Posts with the tag “read-the-red”
by Josh Norman on March 29th, 2021
Mark 4:39“Peace, be still!” and the wind ceased and there was a great calm.Years ago, I was on my dad’s boat in the keys with my family having a great time fishing and boating. After about an hour, the clouds turned dark and the winds picked up and all of a sudden, a water spout appeared less than a mile from us. The spout was an amazing thing to see in real life. I was in awe of its power. That a...
Getting Ready for Church
by Josh Norman on March 22nd, 2021
Luke 19:46My house is a house of prayer.Jesus showed up at temple for worship but the temple wasn’t much of a place for worship. People and merchants had turned it into a place of making a quick buck. People were ripping each other off. Sickly and puny animals were being sold for religious sacrifice. Religious leaders would partake in some of the cut from the merchants. The temple didn’t look or s...
Truth is in the Heart of the Believer
by Josh Norman on March 15th, 2021
John 8:32The truth shall make you free.Truth is such a hard thing to find now a days. People have become more skeptical of everything. Leaders, of all types, spread false narratives to suit their needs and agendas. Those types of leaders impact those they lead. Either they spread the lie, or become weary of trusting others because of the damage the lies have made.Many people have given up on the p...
Don't See People as Potato Heads
by Josh Norman on March 8th, 2021
Matthew 9:37The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.The following statement might not come across very loving, but people can be so frustrating at times. People seem to focus on the weirdest things in life, that really amount to nothing. You say to yourself, what is wrong with people? A small example of that is a group of people changing Mr. Potato Head to Potato Head. Ugh! What a...
by Josh Norman on March 1st, 2021
Matthew 5:16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your father in heaven.In our home, we have a stairwell to our youngest son’s bedroom. In the evening, after he gets tucked in the lights are off, which makes for a tricky trip back to the living room. That stair well turns pitch black. However, within the the first few nights, we placed a small night ligh...
by Josh Norman on February 22nd, 2021
Matthew 7:24Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken them to a wise man who built his house on the rock.Building sand castles can be a fun project while visiting the beach. The only problem is that it can be time consuming to build a nice castle that can easily fall apart. It doesn’t take much, wind, seagulls, other kids, people not watching where their going, or ...
Following My Leader
by Josh Norman on February 15th, 2021
Matthew 4:19Then He said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”While Jesus was walking along the shores of the Sea of Galilee he came across Peter and Andrew. Jesus told them to drop their nets and follow Him. He didn’t offer them a big paycheck or fame. He didn’t make a bunch of promises or guaranteed rewards. He just said follow me.Peter and Andrew, who had been fishermen thei...
Cupid’s Arrows Got Nothing…
by Josh Norman on February 8th, 2021
John 3:16For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.This coming Sunday is the day that most people in the world celebrate their love for another person. Many go out and spend all kinds of money to impress that special someone. There’s nothing really wrong with Valentine’s day. A person might spend too much ...
by Josh Norman on February 1st, 2021
Matthew 4:4Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.You will face challenges in life. You will face temptation. There will be times when you feel like these issues are no big deal, and barrel right through them like a wrecking ball.However, there will be times that you feel like you are sinking in quicksand, and the harder you try to wiggle out the d...