Posts by Brent Clark (Page 13)

Posts by Brent Clark (Page 13)

A Cat, a Mouse, and Giving My Best

As a kid, I loved cartoons. The excitement of waking up on a Saturday morning to watch some of the greatest cartoons ever made. My kids have cartoons 24-7 on Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Nickelodeon, and many other channels. They miss out on the anticipation we had growing up.  My favorite cartoons were Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry. If I am completely honest, when I find the older versions of these cartoons on TV, I will stop and watch a little…

What’s Most Important?

As we consider religion, Christianity, the Bible, church, it is very easy for us to compartmentalize and reduce all these down to the least common denominator. We never verbalize it, but we sometimes think “What is the least I can do to still be considered a Christian?” For some it boils down even further, “What is the least I have to do to avoid hell when I die?” So we tell ourselves if I read a few Bible verses every…

Life’s Not Fair

Growing up as a middle child, I suffered from a severe case of Middle Child Syndrome. What you read about Middle Child Syndrome is very true. We ARE the mistreated, abused, neglected children in every family. And no, you may not contact my mother to confirm what I just said! Every time I felt that I was being treated unfairly as a kid, my parents would respond with the same answer…Well, life’s not fair!  All of us at one time…

What’s Most Important?

Years ago, a friend of mine introduced me to an author by the name of Richard Foster. Foster has written several books and founded a ministry around the belief that spiritual renewal and spiritual formation and development can help Christ followers enjoy a closer walk with Jesus, leading to a more vibrant and fulfilling Christlike life. I recently read a quote by Foster, “The essential thing is this: Are people really growing into the life of Jesus? If they’re not, we better take a…

Getting out of the Pit

Have you ever felt like you were in a pit? The pit. A deep, dark place of isolation, helplessness, and hopelessness. A place where even God seems a million miles away. Inaccessible.  Most of our lives are like roller coasters with peaks and valleys. Times on the mountaintops and times in the pits. If you are in the pit, you are not alone. We’ve all been there. David wrote Psalm 40 following a time he spent in the pit. Even…