Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Power of Reputation

Have you ever been introduced to someone and their first words are, "Oh yes, I've heard a lot about you"?  Scary, isn't it.  This is that moment when your mind quickly wants to know what they have heard, who they have heard it from, and whether or not it was positive or negative news.  The great and terrible news of reputation is that your actions, attitudes, and outlook on life will affect people you may never meet.  What is your reputation?

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Avoiding Doubts

Doubting Thomas.  We all know him well, right?  Reading John 20:19-31, we often talk about him and shame him for not believing what he heard about Jesus.  Let's face it, sometimes our faith does not completely measure up either.  We doubt.  Maybe instead of learning how to cope with or overcome doubts, it would be good to learn how we can avoid doubts.