Thanks for joining me as I study God's Word & share thoughts, as well as personal stories. I'm not a Bible scholar, nor was I an English major; but, hopefully you can still enjoy my writing with any imperfections you see. Please feel free to leave comments. I welcome all feedback.
(Recommended Reading – Daniel 9 & 10 in The Message / Other references from sources as noted) Who among us has ever desired something and prayed in faith for it, just to have it seem that our prayers go up to the ceiling and stop? It appears our prayers are not being heard by God … Continue reading Never Give Up
Most of this week the daily devotionals I have been reading have had to do with giving thanks. And, of course, this past Thursday here in the U.S. we celebrated our annual holiday set aside for Thanksgiving. It is interesting to read the history of how Thanksgiving actually started, how it was celebrated and by … Continue reading Giving Thanks
Scenario #1 - You decide you want a new dog. You find a puppy you fall in love with and take it home. It is going to be a house dog, so as a responsible pet owner, you begin to train him to be obedient. He is not allowed to chew up your belongings, he … Continue reading A Lion On A Leash
“All earthly delights are but ‘streams’: but God is the ocean.” (Jonathan Edwards) When I read that statement, strangely I started thinking about streams, rivers, lakes and the ocean, so I decided to do a bit of research. This is what I found: ‘Rivers come in lots of different shapes and sizes, but they all … Continue reading Water Is Life
As I was studying my Bible one day this week, I came across a story that I have read many times. But I saw something this time that made me very curious; and, as I reread it several more times, there were things that increased my curiosity. Maybe you, like me, have never noticed portions … Continue reading Curiouser and Curiouser
(Recommended Reading: Exodus 35) It was three years ago this weekend that I publicly announced I would be writing a blog. It is hard for me to believe that it has been that long! But it has been a real blessing to me personally and my hope is that it has maybe been at least … Continue reading Creative Purposes
I would think that most people have seen more than one of the classical Biblical movies based on the Old Testament such as: “The Bible - In The Beginning” (1966); “The Robe” (1953); “Exodus” (1960); and probably the best of them all produced three times, “The Ten Commandments” (1923, 1956 & 2007.) “The Greatest Story … Continue reading Fact or Fiction?
Genesis 22:1-19 This title of the very popular Mercy Me song is what came to my mind as I again read this familiar story in Genesis when God told Abraham to take his promised son, Isaac, and to sacrifice him as a burnt offering. (It actually might be more accurate to instead title this…I Cannot … Continue reading I Can Only Imagine
I can remember as a child in elementary school how there was a lot of unkind teasing that went on. People were called “fatty”, “skinny”, “four eyes”, etc. I personally was subjected to much of that myself; and, I can remember going home from school some days crying as a result. It never felt good … Continue reading Paralyzed With Fear
(Recommended Reading: Matthew 9 & Hebrews 11) Anyone that grew up in the 1960’s without a doubt knows about the Beatles. They were all the rage and dominated the music world. One of the members of that group was Paul McCartney. When Paul was growing up, their family was not very well off financially and … Continue reading Let It Be