It’s Designed to Run

Our two boys and I kicked the starter on that Honda 90 dirt bike until we were worn out, — it didn’t start. Dirt bikes are fun, but they need maintenance, and this was bike fixing day.

As we rested from the kicking episode, I explained that an engine is designed to run and when we get the right ingredients in the right proportions it will run. Before it can run, it needs spark (for the sparkplug), air (through the air filter), and gasoline (through the carburetor).

To check it out, we removed the sparkplug, kicked…


I like stories, and I really like success stories. In the Bible, the whole 11th chapter of Hebrews is chocked full of success stories, but these aren’t dollar and cents success stories, they are much more important, they are stories about how people bet their lives on what they believed. These are gut-level, heart-pounding stories and the first verse of the chapter sets the tone:

Now faith is the turning of dreams into deeds; it is betting your life on the unseen realities. (Heb 11:1 CPV-NT)

Did you get that — faith is betting our life on unseen realities? Unseen…


This year (2018) the Christmas magi left a Google Home and a Google Mini under our tree. I’d been interested in these devices, and now I have them.

In case you don’t already know, the Google Home is about the size of an extra-large glass of iced tea (quart jar). The slanting top has four lights that light up when it’s talking, a circle of lights to set its volume, and it is touch sensitive to turn it on and off. It needs to be plugged in all the time. Its two-tone grey and blends in with almost any setting…


I like stories, and I really like success stories. In the Bible, the whole 11th chapter of Hebrews is chocked full of success stories, but these aren’t dollar and cents success stories, they are much more important, they are stories about how people bet their lives on what they believed. These are gut level, heart-pounding stories and the first verse of the chapter sets the tone:

Now faith is the turning of dreams into deeds; it is betting your life on the unseen realities. (Heb 11:1 CPV-NT)

Did you get that — faith is betting our life on unseen realities…

Ray Sammons

I'm Jesus follower. I'm going to Heaven and taking as many with me as possible. If you want to go, let me know

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