The Aerodynamics of Faith

Through the Looking Glass        Well, a much belated spring finally showed up here in the Tennessee Valley. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the pollen is out in force, and as a result, so are the bees.

This reminds me of an observation by Mary Kay Ash, the founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics. She said…

“Aerodynamically, the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly… but the bumblebee doesn’t know it, so it goes on flying anyway”.

That sounds just like a lot of us. Many times in life, we face overwhelming odds. Regardless, we refuse to give up when things seem hopeless, and we believe when the issue in question seems to be a lost cause. We hang onto faith when those around us can’t decide if we are too stubborn or too stupid to give up.

So why the tenacity???

Because we have hope.

As Christians, we stand on the words of Paul when he said…

I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me“.

Got an obstacle that seems unmovable?

Find your strength in the promise of a God who makes the impossible possible

The Life of Faith

Pope Francis I

Sunlight thru trees-editedThis is the year of the church, in spite of so many liberal attacks on our faith.

In spite of the denominational lines that define the differences between Catholics, Baptists, Presbyterians, Charismatics, Methodists, Episcopalians, Pentecostals, etc., billions of people across the globe still name the NAME THAT IS ABOVE EVERY NAME, and still bow their knees to Christ.

Congratulations to all of our friends of the Catholic faith on the election of Pope Francis I. He has taken the name of St. Francis of Assisi, a priest known as an evangelist and missionary. He comes from South America, a hotbed of Charismatic Catholicism.

Pope Francis I is the first pope to bow down and ask the people to pray for him. What humility! Let us pray, as fellow believers, that God will use this man as an instrument to turn the world back to Christ.

May the life and leadership of Pope Francis I echo the words of St. Francis as he guides Catholic believers “to follow the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ and to walk in his footsteps.”