15Nov 2016

I’m a Grace Focused Optimist. I live with The Christian Attitude toward life. That’s optimism . . . the optimism that through Jesus my life is a grace G.O.O.D. A God orchestrated opportunity for development (into Christlikeness) through disposition (optimism) for doxology (giving God glory). Today we conclude our series on the O in our […]

10Nov 2016

As a Grace Focused Optimist I face life with The Christian Attitude of optimism that my life is a grace G.O.O.D.—a God orchestrated opportunity for development, disposition, and doxology. In the last two posts we’ve examined the truth that O is for Orchestration by answering the questions “Why do bad things happen to Christians?” and […]

08Nov 2016

In last week’s post, we looked at the Bible’s answer to the question, “Why Do Bad Things Happen to Christians?”. The Bible says, “Because God orchestrates them.” His DNA’s on every one of them. This answer raises another tough question: “How can God love us yet subject us to pain?” A 19th century preacher advised […]

03Nov 2016

The Christian Attitude toward life is the optimism that through Jesus my life is a grace G.O.O.D.: a God orchestrated opportunity for development, disposition, and doxology. Having looked at the “G” (“G” is for God) in the acronym, we move now to the first “O.” It stands for orchestration. Orchestration means arrangement. Arrangement involves two things: first, it involves a goal; secondly, it involves […]

25Oct 2016

One of my all-time favorite people is the late, great baseball Hall of Famer Dizzy Dean. Diz was a piece of work in the best sense of the phrase. He loved to talk. Especially about himself and his brother Paul. Many a Dizzy sentence began with the words, “Me and Paul.” I know, I know. […]

18Oct 2016

In a previous post, I shared with you the “how” of a prayer lesson I learned from the Old Testament man named Nehemiah. Our ancient cousin taught me how to pray my way through my day with brief, pointed prayers. Now I’d like to share with you what Nehemiah taught me about the “why” of […]