Category Archives: Personal Reflections

Things I Learned About Myself, When I Wasn’t In Church

Perhaps this sounds like a strange admission, but there have been times in my life when I had no church home. While I believe those were legitimate absences, upon reflection, I may have learned more about the need to be … Continue reading

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Church of Wimps

I read Luke chapter 9 this morning where Jesus reacts to three people who claim they would “follow him” anywhere. A modern mindset would probably expect a reaction along the lines of “Great you have you, buddy!” Jesus instead lays … Continue reading

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Weighing in on the refugee matter

I try very hard to stay away from politics here at Steak and a Bible. That isn’t because I don’t have strong political opinions, I do. I avoid it because I do not want my political opinions to get in … Continue reading

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How A Longer Commute Strengthened My Prayer Life

Sometimes God uses annoying things to bring us closer to Him. In fact, when I think about it, he probably uses those things much more than things we’re happy about. He’s certainly used disappointment, pain and frustration to improve my … Continue reading

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Sad Songs and Lost Souls

I was driving to work recently while listening to my favorite pop music station (yes, pop is one of the many kinds of music I listen to). One of the songs currently in rotation is a radio edit of Mike … Continue reading

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Problems and Providence

I had emergency surgery two nights ago to remove my gallbladder. It was my fifth or sixth attack, but having never experienced a gallbladder attack before it took weeks for me to realize it wasn’t just an injury from working … Continue reading

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Are We Really Saved?

My heart is heavy today, because I’ve been considering the matter of salvation. I’ve thought of people I’ve met or conversed with through the years who believe they know God, yet there is little proof of it to see. They … Continue reading

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