We had a surprise guest attend our usual Tuesday prayer group, Pastor Betty Wodila, from Uganda. There are no coincidences with God, in my humble opinion, and since the widows and orphans subject has been on my mind during the past week, Betty was sent across my path. In Uganda, the hospitals do not feed … More Would you like to help widows and Orphans?
Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. – Ephesians 6:23
Yesterday, I wrote about keeping our minds on the narrow path, the one that leads to the narrow gate that leads to eternal life. Today, I am posting the updated pic. Have a great, Narrow-Minded Day, my friends!
I came across this pic today. They make it sound like narrow-minded is a bad thing. Jesus said, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.” -Matt 7:13 Being narrow-minded is a good thing. Making sure … More I am happy to be NARROW MINDED
Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning. Great is Your Faithfulness. –Lamentations 3:22-23
1) I did not write the Bible. 2) Yes, I struggle with sin everyday. I don’t think I’m “better” than you. 3) I oppose same sex marriage. NOT because I hate you, but because I love you and want you to know the truth. 4) God hates ALL sin. Some sinful lifestyles lead to DEATH. … More Homophobia: I’m not scared OF you, I’m scared FOR you.
[ I corrected the mistake! ] Yesterday was January 1. A New Year. I was in the shower, thinking of my favorite scriptures, which says, in part, “do not conform.” The entire text of Romans 12:2 actually says: “AND do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that … More Do not conform
My pastor read this poem today. It was written by Sam Shoemaker. I Stand at the Door By Sam Shoemaker (from the Oxford Group) I stand by the door. I neither go to far in, nor stay to far out. The door is the most important door in the world – It is the door … More Door Keeper
I watched the movie, “Pilgrims Progress” last night. I started thinking about one character in particular, who sounded like present-day scientists: “There is no such thing as Heaven or God, it can’t be proven scientifically.” Now I know there are a few scientists who set out to prove there was no God, but met Jesus along … More We are children of God
Part of yesterday’s blog was “vanished into thin air.” I will try again! SALT Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth.” – Matt. 5:13 These days, we are warned that too much salt is a bad thing; it leads to high blood pressure and other ills. Salt was vitally important before refrigeration was … More Salt
While mourning the death of my cousin, I now find myself mourning the death of my country. I did not vote for Obama or Romney, I did not see enough difference between them. I voted 3rd party– to be a mosquito –to be a small voice among many crying “no.” While the average American voter knows only … More Time and Space
Yesterday, our guest speaker at church spoke about the story in the gospel of Matthew Chapter 9 . This is the one where Jesus is speaking at someone’s house and draws a big crowd. There are people in the doorways and windows. There is a man who is paralyzed, on a bed/stretcher/mat ( I guess wheelchairs … More So they lowered him down through the roof
Joel is my guest blogger today: STAY ON MESSAGE A. We have a message to bring to the world. 1. There is a Gospel. “8 But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) “16 For God so loved the world, that he … More Stay on Message
Have you ever just wanted a day OFF? Well, God in His infinite wisdom knew this. He gave us the Sabbath. This is not about legalism; this is about common sense. I like to joke with my friends when they are tired, “Hey, remember ‘rest is a commandment!’ If you grew up in the time … More REST – Restore Enjoying Sundays Together
Our Friday Bible Study focused on John Chapter 4. There were some interesting facts about this passage that I will share today. John Chapter 4 – New Living Translation: 4 Jesus[a] knew the Pharisees had heard that he was baptizing and making more disciples than John 2 (though Jesus himself didn’t baptize them—his disciples did). … More Chatting with the Woman at the well
At the Passover Seder, ie, the Last Supper, Jesus is talking to the disciples: 35Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?” “Nothing,” they answered. 36 He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you … More Swords
What does occupy mean? According to Mr. Strong’s Concordance: 1) to be occupied in anything 2) to carry on a business 3) to carry on the business of a banker or a trader We all know about the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. These people camped out in parks. They made their presence known to … More Occupy until I return
To show what was NOT inside. I was re-reading Matthew 27:57 – 28:10. (posted below) ————— Jesus Buried in Joseph’s Tomb 57 Now when evening had come, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus. 58 This man went to Pilate and asked for the … More Why did the angel roll away the stone?
Image via Wikipedia ——————————— In Genesis 28:10-12 we read about Jacob. . Jacob’s Dream at Bethel . 10 Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran. 11 When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head … More What I learned about Jacob’s Ladder today
“ For I’m created for you alone Bought with a price, I’m not my own Seated in the heavenlies, There’s no place I’d rather be, Than with you Forever LORD YOU ARE MY TREASURE” — Chris Tomlin I was listening to the above song yesterday in the car, and the word treasure kept popping out … More Treasure