Odd title for a blog post isn't it. There's a reason... Below is a link for several audios of messages I've delivered. Two of them are about: 1) What genuine sorrow looks like, and 2) Calvinism. There are several others you can listen to... OR read AND listen to... OR you can just skoot on by to the next thing on the web. Anyway... here is the link. I hope you're blessed... Ron's Audio Messages. Blessings! Read more [...]
Supposedly Leonard Bernstein, the famous conductor of the New York Philharmonic, said: The hardest instrument in the orchestra to play is second fiddle." The phrase "Playing Second Fiddle" has become synonymous with being out of the limelight, not the lead dog, the understudy who never gets on stage, or always a bride's maid but never a bride. Most can't handle it because being "Second Fiddle" is Read more [...]
John Pavlovitz wrote an interesting article about why people leave churches. It is a call for the church culture to honestly examine themselves, which will require putting away arrogance and petty self righteousness. You can read the entire article, but here are a few snippets with a thought or two to follow... You think that the gays and the Muslims and the Atheists and the pop stars have so screwed-up Read more [...]
Don't ever say you know what you'd do if you were in someone else's shoes... you don't. I've heard many people tell me what they'd do IF they were in my situation. I discounted them because their pride was only exceeded by their cold callousness to the nuances of my situation. Still, with that said I'd like to offer a few thoughts regarding how I've tried to think through and process the call to forgive. Why Read more [...]

That’s Cheating!

August 25, 2014 — 1 Comment
In athletic events there are men dressed in black and white striped shirts to make sure no one cheats. They penalize a team if they on purpose, or by accident, break the rules and thereby gain an unfair advantage over the other team. Most teams play fair and don't knowingly break the rules. Others do it on purpose. The official's whistle and yellow flag stops play while the penalty is immediately enforced. Read more [...]