Blessed

“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered….”  Rom 4:7, ESV It has not been my practice on this blog to hide my faults. Instead I have endeavored to make my spiritual growth a public matter. I do not detail everything, of course, choosing instead to include those things that I... Continue Reading →

Imprisoned!

"But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that... Continue Reading →

How Far???

“Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” (Hebrews 9:22, ESV) In these days of quarantine I have seen a lot of webspace devoted to one side or the other—either to rigid adherence to calls for isolation or “back to the wind”... Continue Reading →

Overwhelmed

“Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”  (Psalms 61:1-2, KJV) You would think that a quarantine would simplify things. You would think that having fewer choices would give... Continue Reading →

Good News of Great Joy!

Have you ever gotten such good news that you couldn't wipe the smile from your face? Maybe your grin caught the gaze of a stranger who asked you why you were so joyful. Maybe your joy spread to the curious stranger. Perhaps, even, someone nearby overheard your conversation and it sparked them to join in... Continue Reading →

Learning Righteousness

“…for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Practice... Continue Reading →

Get Lost!

I'm not sure if the present generation is all that much different from past generations when it comes to love of self and self-esteem. I have thought for some time that self-love, today, is probably at an all-time low. We have increased suicide rates, mass shootings, bullying, etc. And despite the fact that tolerance has become... Continue Reading →

Passion

“The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.”  (Proverbs 16:9, ESV) Recently I’ve been encouraged by my Pastor to take a fresh look at my life, to re-evaluate the direction that God may be leading me. As a part of that, I’ve been looking at my passions, things in life—past and... Continue Reading →

A Reminder in Troubled Times

“For in him we live, and move, and have our being…” (Acts 17:28a ESV). It's like an adventure novel. Covid-19, the Corona Virus, is spreading in all directions across the globe. Fear and widespread panic has engulfed our world. There's been a rush on supermarkets and hoarding has become almost comical. With all of the... Continue Reading →

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