Some people have difficulty sleeping while others have trouble staying awake. Perhaps we have experienced the challenge of not being able to sleep when trying to and therefore were tired when trying to get things done through the day. There are those, however, who simply choose to sleep when... (Continue reading "Wake Up!")
The Greater Blessing!
Sometimes people talk about experiencing "a little Heaven" or "a taste of Heaven" on earth. What that seems to mean is they have really enjoyed whatever it was being experienced. They saw it as very good. Perhaps they considered it to be pure bliss. Maybe it provided a great... (Continue reading "The Greater Blessing!")
The Connection! (part 2 of 2)
As we noted yesterday, the body is an amazing work of God, especially in the manner in which parts of it are interconnected. Having considered the godly use of our "hearing ear" and "seeing eye", what is the impact such can then have on OUR MOUTH? How does our... (Continue reading "The Connection! (part 2 of 2)")
The Connection! (part 1 of 2)
The body is an amazing work of God. How it all works together and even quickly responds to the messages received from the brain is a wonder to consider. We may also be fascinated by that which is so closely interconnected that is sometimes taken for granted. For example,... (Continue reading "The Connection! (part 1 of 2)")
Cleaned Up And Presentable!
This coming Saturday is the annual parade of Port Townsend, Washington's 78th Annual Rhododendron Festival. Float trailers from other towns are already showing up in the visitor center parking lot. Notices of the various activities and events associated with this year's festival are showing up in local papers and... (Continue reading "Cleaned Up And Presentable!")
There are many ways in which love can be conveyed. With various words it can be stated and through many actions it can be demonstrated. God's love for us has both been declared (John 3:16) in the Scriptures and demonstrated (Romans 5:8) on our behalf. However, have we not... (Continue reading "Steadfast Love!")
Moments Of Mixed Emotions!
Recently someone showed me a picture of a son who after struggling with a childhood illness had died at the age of eight. Had he lived, by now he would have been a grown man with a family. I expressed my sympathy for the loss that was many years... (Continue reading "Moments Of Mixed Emotions!")
What do we expect from God? Do we have faith in His provision? Do we trust Him to sustain us? How is that shown in our life? How does our expectation couple itself with OUR OWN ACTIONS? Solomon noted. . . "(4) The sluggard does NOT PLOW in the... (Continue reading "Expectation!")
Today is marked on the calendar as "Mothers' Day!" and has been set aside as a special day each year for the purpose of giving special recognition to these everyday real life heroes. I would dare say no one could afford the hourly wage most mothers deserve for the... (Continue reading "Mothers!")
Living In A Hostile World! (part 2 of 2)
Our faith gets challenged. The world is sometimes outright antagonistic toward us as we stand on the truth of God's Word. God's Way is not acknowledged and the authority of Jesus is not accepted. Therefore, though we would like to experience peace with those around us, we sometimes experience... (Continue reading "Living In A Hostile World! (part 2 of 2)")
Living In A Hostile World! (part 1 of 2)
To Hebrew Christians suffering sever persecution, the writer of Hebrews urged them to stand strong in their faith and to encourage each other in pressing on. To help in this, these Christians were urged to keep their focus on the Lord Who Himself had ENDURED hostility and therefore not... (Continue reading "Living In A Hostile World! (part 1 of 2)")
Eight and Twenty-Six!
It has been noted that every song or music composition is merely the arranging of only eight notes in various octaves; some sharp, some flat, and some left natural. It has also been said that "Every book we ever read is just a different combination of 26 letters." (That... (Continue reading "Eight and Twenty-Six!")
For many people in this world their goal is simply to be happy. We even hear people say, "All I want is to be happy." For many, such a goal causes them to look at life in a very self-centered manner. I have even had people tell me, "God... (Continue reading "Happy Together!")
Plans For You!
Imagine how encouraging it would be to walk into a job interview and have the employer say, "I have plans for you." Knowing we had a place in the company might be encouraging enough, but to understand the interviewer recognized our potential with specific plans in mind could really... (Continue reading "Plans For You!")
The Will Of God!
[05/06/2013 "teEn-MAIL"] THE WILL OF GOD! God's Will! He has revealed it through His Word. We come to know it more fully through the study of His Word. And what we should clearly see as we read and re-read and study and re-study from Genesis through Revelation is this: whatever... (Continue reading "The Will Of God!")