by Joe Fontenot in Just So You Know

“A time early in the morning when I don’t ask for anything but listen to see if God has anything for me.” — E. STANLEY JONES

2 New series

by Joe Fontenot in Just So You Know

UPDATE, Feb 2015: I’ve decided not to do the two below series.  Not in a direct fashion anyway.  I’ll still be addressing difficult questions (because those are the things on my mind), and I’ll still be writing about what I think are the main things of life.  But I won’t be putting them in an […]

“I am smart”

by Joe Fontenot in Just So You Know

Smart Brain

As I ate breakfast this morning, I worked the pictogram on the back of the cereal box (I still do these things).  And it told me: “I am smart.“

But then, I thought… what if I’m not?

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What’s love?

by Joe Fontenot in Just So You Know

Wooden Heart

In my estimation, the hardest words for the Christian to swallow are those found in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.

In the Gospel of John, Jesus says that when we show love like he showed love, then it will be apparent to the world that we are his followers.

The 1 Corinthians passage puts feet to this concept of love.

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If I’m lying…

by Joe Fontenot in Just So You Know

Arrows everywhere

Recently the issue of when (if ever) it’s okay to lie came up.

At the very least, it’s a difficult question.  Here are my thoughts.

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Followers

by Joe Fontenot in Just So You Know

Jesus followers

Only hours before the beatings that led up to Jesus’ crucifixion began, Jesus was sitting down eating a meal with his followers.  All twelve were there, including Judas.

It is here that he instituted the Lord’s supper.  Within minutes of this Jesus names his betrayer as one of his own, Judas.  But what is most interesting about this account Read More

3 Good things from Suffering

by Joe Fontenot in Just So You Know

Dark Forrest Path

In all of recorded history, people generally have not questioned God for allowing bad thing to happen.  They might cry out to him, but largely they did not question his integrity for allowing evil to exist.

It is only in the last few hundred years that this “problem of evil” has been a topic of conversation.  What is a most interesting parallel is that these last few hundred years have also been our richest.

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