The Rear-view Mirror


But Jesus told him, “Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:62 NLT)

“No man, having put his hand to the plough . . .—The image which our Lord used was, as usual, one that went home to the personal experience of His hearers. They were of the peasant class, and they knew that the eye of the ploughman if he is to do his work well, must look straight before him at the line of the furrow which he is making. To look back, while working, is to mar the work entirely. The man who so looks is therefore, ipso facto, disqualified for the work of God’s kingdom” (Elliotts Commentary for English Readers).

Interesting analogy that Christ uses when people give excuses as to why they can’t move forward right now.

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An Open Letter to You…….


There comes a point in everyone’s life that you pause to reflect on who you’ve come to be and what you have become. It can be a dramatic life event or a spiritual encounter that forces you to take inventory of your life. But, we all eventually have this moment. What we do in that moment will determine the what we do and what direction our life will take. Having come to that point, I have written an Open Letter to You……….

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Death Sucks, Dying is Harder

Today is the day I have dreaded. This day will usher in a flood of emotions. My father, Oliver Spencer, will be removed from any and all life-sustaining medical equipment this morning. I know that I am following his wishes by signing the DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) authorization. However, it does not make the guilt any less palpable. Read more of this post

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