October 11, 2019
One of the most often used excuses for not reading the Bible is that it is hard to understand. While it is true that some parts can be difficult to comprehend, much of the Bible is simple and straight forward.
August 31, 2019
If you know me, you know that my taste in Christian music is more contemporary. I love praise chorus and the more modern hymns, but there is one old gospel song that I remember from my childhood. My mother watched religious broadcasts on TV, and this song was on quite often. The chorus of that song, The Lighthouse wrote by Ronny Hinson, still rings in my head from time to time.
August 23, 2019
Writers find inspiration in many ways. Blogging is no different. Sometimes it gets challenging coming up with something new to write about. Most of the time, we write our blog and then find a picture to attract the attention of readers. At least that is how it usually works for me, but this week is different. My inspiration this week came when I saw the beautiful picture that accompanies this blog.
August 08, 2019
Have you ever asked someone for a favor and had to talk them into helping you? You may have said things like, “It won’t take long.” or “I know you would really be good at this.” Sometimes we treat God the same way. We think we have to talk God into helping us.
June 28, 2019
What do you think about ______? This question is usually asked when someone wants your opinion on something. You can fill in the blank with whatever the topic of discussion is at the time. But there is another way to look at the question, and that is simply, “What do you think about?”
June 15, 2019
If you look throughout the Bible, God was always calling people to something or someplace new. He called Abraham to leave his home and go to a new place so that he could make him the father of many nations.
May 04, 2019
When is the last time you had a check-up? We all know how important physical check-ups are to maintain our health and stay on top of any issues that might arise. Never the less we don't like to be poked and prodded by doctors. However, most of us do it because we know that the results could be disastrous if we don't and a health issue could sneak up on us. Do we give the same consideration to our spiritual health?
April 20, 2019
One of the first Bible verses that many of us learned as a child was John 3:16. The verse says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
April 11, 2019
Recently in the news, a Christian celebrity has been raked over the coals for standing by and supporting a longtime co-star after that celebrity allegedly committed a serious crime. This actress that has openly declared her faith has been scolded, called names, and had fans tell her that they will no longer watch her movies and TV shows. Some have even called her unchristian.
March 12, 2019
Do you remember the hymn, “The Immutable Basis of a Sinner’s Hope?” No? Me either. But I do remember it as it was later retitled, “The Solid Rock.” The lyrics were written in 1834 by Edward Mote. The tune and name change came almost 30 years later, written by William Bradbury.
March 01, 2019
It seems that there have been a lot of gloomy days lately. Much of it is due to clouds and rain that has come and stayed in different areas of our country. I know this blog also reaches some of my friends who have snow and ice right now that can also lead to a feeling of dreariness. Sometimes, even if the sun is shining, we are dealing with our own gloom and the days remain dark for us.
February 14, 2019
Almost everybody loves a good love song. We often hear the message of a song more than we do that of the spoken word. On this Valentine’s Day, I wanted to remember the first love song that many of us ever learned. It was written in 1860 but has stood the test of time because its message is eternal, and it has been touching hearts through the ages.
February 06, 2019
I just watched Henry Winkler who played Fonzie in the TV show Happy Days on a morning talk show recount how he felt like a failure as a child because he had dyslexia. He said his parents, even though they wanted him to succeed called him dumb. Mr. Winkler said that he held no grudges against his parents because all that he went through brought him to where he is today. He has even written a book series Hank Zipzer Collection to encourage children who also feel like a failure. There are many reasons other than dyslexia that we and those around us feel like failures, whether it be something out of our control or a mess of our own making.
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