• Searching for purpose
  • Searching for meaning

Looking for these two ideas sent me on a journey of studying the major religions and philosophies of the world while in high school.

Beyond the glitz of Hollywood there had to be more to life than just myself enjoying temporary highs of sports, drama, travel, new experiences, and my favorite addictions.

In my studies the world religions had many things in common.  Curiously however, there was only one who claimed to have a living God and that was Judaism whose history leads to Christianity and a man named Jesus.

This man Jesus died and rose again from the dead and ascended into heaven to live eternally with his family and friends.  What kind of a person could do that?  Defy mortality?

Jesus claimed to be God.  King of kings and Lord of lords.  Fascinating.  No other religion or philosophy could make that claim.  If he is alive, and this is true, he must be encountered.

The stories on this blog reflect that encounter.

Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  (Matthew 7:7 RSV)