And Then the End Will Come

Wars. Rumors. Nation vs nation. Kingdom vs kingdom. Famine. Pestilence. Earthquakes. Christians hated by everyone. Many offended. Betrayals. Hatred. False prophets. Deception. Lawlessness everywhere. Love growing cold. Sound bites from the evening news, or the latest headlines? Yes, and no. We hear of many of these things on a daily basis and have read of... Continue Reading →

Giving is Trusting

Recently I listened to a university professor teaching online on the Old Testament biblical law. Some of these laws are related to generosity - don't harvest the corners of your fields, don't strip your vines, if you drop a sheaf on the way to the barn or wagon, leave it. All these portions of the... Continue Reading →

Path to Peace

It is early December, 2021, and we find ourselves in the early days of the Advent Season. Christmas lights are twinkling in every neighborhood. Christmas shoppers are braving crowds to find just the right gifts for everyone on their lists, or they are frantically shopping online and hoping the supply chain won’t be the Grinch!... Continue Reading →

On Giving Thanks

Since Thanksgiving occurs this week in the USA, I thought it appropriate to look at what the Word of God says on the subject of thankfulness and thanksgiving. According to Leviticus 22:19, sacrifices of thanksgiving are to be brought to Yehovah of our own free will. Let’s make this week about bringing thankfulness to our... Continue Reading →

Getting What You Give

In my recent post What's Communication Got to Do With It? I introduced the Hebrew idiom Good Eye/Evil Eye - meaning if you are generous you have a good eye or if you are stingy you have an evil or bad eye. The idiom has nothing to do with eyesight or eye health. In this... Continue Reading →

The Simmer of Our Discontent

An Exercise in the Art of Lament The title of this post is drawn from a line by William Shakespeare— "The winter of our discontent." I used the word "simmer" to point out that for many of us, there can be a constant feeling of discontent that quietly simmers in the background, hardly noticed, but... Continue Reading →

Dropped socks

“Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord and not for people,”Colossians 3:23 CSB Many years ago, when my children were young, the Lord gave me an object lesson that I still remember to this day — a couple of decades hence. I would love to be able to... Continue Reading →

Something to Talk About

What's on your mind? What do you think about and talk about with your children, family, and friends? Are your thoughts and words revolving around the word of God or around other things? The Israelites (and by grafted-in extension all believers) were instructed to keep God’s word on their hearts and to teach it to... Continue Reading →

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