I want to pay tribute to wonderful people I have known, the wonderful country in which I live, the communities in which I have lived, the churches who have claimed me as their own, the God who sends shivers down my back when I really give him a portion of my time—well, maybe not shivers but tears flow easily in some of those most priceless times.
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STAR WITNESSES In the 9th Chapter of John, Jesus, talking about the man who had been blind for 39 years said it had been to bring glory to God. Many interpret the healing of the man to be the act … Continue reading
By time surely goes by! It was on Sept. 24 that I wrote the #8 post on suffering. I didn’t intend to let so much time pass before coming back to that subject. The next topic I wanted to discuss … Continue reading
I am not prepared to make judgments about who, how, why God punishes in the present day. But I think I have some sound opinions and advice about such a matter. So let me tell you some personal stories. We … Continue reading
According to Hebrews 12:6 “because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.” Punishment (chastisement) occurs as a disciplining measure resulting from misbehavior. A father punishes his son for disobedience or rebellion. … Continue reading
“I guess we’ll have to try that test again,” God said. I think I remember the preacher who said that, but he was not important. What was important was that statement. It has stuck with me. In one of … Continue reading
Yesterday I ended my post with saying the Holy Spirit is a Comforter and gave the Bible illustration of Stephen who, while being stoned to death, saw Jesus. Today I want to discuss the role Christians should/could play in being … Continue reading
Okay striking one dead might be a bit much, BUT IT’S GOOD FOR SOME FOLKS THAT I’M NOT GOD! I’m back to the issue of suffering. At this point I want to say, I am writing to adults and about … Continue reading
SO YOU’RE MAD, WHO YOU GONNA BLAME? Some people live their lives as if there is no God. “I Did It My Way” is their goal in life. When adversity comes they shake their fist in the face of (their non-existent) … Continue reading
My oh my! With a sigh I will try to make the best of an unexpected situation. Yesterday I posted a blog which said I was going to write a series called “Why Suffering?” Now I find I had senior moment or something like that. … Continue reading