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.
(aka Pride and Punishment) If I ever read the book Crime and Punishment I do not recall it. So I looked up some information online to find out what it was about. According to Cliffsnotes.com “Raskolnikov, an impoverished student, conceives of himself as being an extraordinary young man and then formulates a theory whereby the … Continue reading Crime and Punishment
Our world today is full of so much judgement, anger, hatred, meanness and discounting of others. It is really a sad state we find ourselves in. We truly need to find our way back to more acceptance, tolerance and love. I have a hard time grasping these negative conditions myself, I can only imagine what … Continue reading Perceptions And Judging
As I write this, the date is Tuesday, February 2, 2021. I received some news late yesterday afternoon that made me very sad. But this morning - after a night with very little restful sleep - the grief and tears have arrived. Once again, I am going to indulge in a very selfish expression in … Continue reading First Love – Never Forgotten
(Numbers 21:4-9 NIV) When we have “issues” in our lives, how we handle them can be extremely important. We should never go into a serious walk with the Lord with the idea that now our lives are going to be like skipping happily through a beautiful meadow without a care or a problem in the … Continue reading A Rose Garden Called Life
(Recommended Reading – Hosea 1:1-11 in New Living Translation) The author of the daily devotional books that I read used Hosea 1 as a basis of his devotions for 5 straight days. I have to confess that I found these 11 verses to be difficult, confusing and even a bit disturbing. First, God instructed his … Continue reading Us vs. Them
I have heard a saying over the years - “Stop Poking the Bear!” I guess I just never really thought too much about what that meant. But it came to my mind recently and I decided to check out exactly what it means when someone says that. This is what I found: From phrases.org.uk: “It's … Continue reading Stop Poking The Bear
We have had a very difficult and contentious few years here in the USA; and, the past couple of months have only intensified all of that difficulty and contention. It should not matter what side of the political aisle you sit on, this should all be disturbing, to say the least. I am sure that … Continue reading Tighten Your Belt
(Quoted scriptures from the New Living Translation) As we grow and mature, we go through the process of education. Sometimes that education is the informal process in the School of Hard Knocks. But then of course, we have the formal education through our school systems. Most people exit high school with at least some idea … Continue reading What Is Your Passion?
Here we are at the end of another year. As I have said in previous articles when I tackled the upcoming new year, I do not do resolutions anymore - at least in the traditional way of thinking. I prefer to put thought into things that I need to change or do better and just … Continue reading Forgive AND Forget?
Every year on December 25 we celebrate a holiday called Christmas. It is celebrated all around the world - even by people that are not Christians. It is a time for family and fun - eating too much and gift giving. But for Christians, it is an especially meaningful holiday as we remember the birth … Continue reading Who Is This Jesus?