MAGNETIC FORCE

(For those of you unfamiliar with it, we replace grass with decorative rock most of the time in Arizona.)  As I continued my search, he suddenly appeared with a large magnet on a string, hoping that our problem would be solved quickly.  It was! He felt the necessity of explaining why he kept this magnetContinue reading “MAGNETIC FORCE”

VICTORIOUS NOT VICTIMS

Though the going was rough, they were resting on the promises that Jesus had made concerning the follow up to His crucifixion, and then the resurrection and ascension.  While there may not be the violence of that hour, but it remains a stigma if a Jew converts to Christianity.  We must realize that selected vocabularyContinue reading “VICTORIOUS NOT VICTIMS”

REDUCED CHRISTIANITY

I use those words with slight caution, for many folk with which I fellowship might think that I categorize them thusly!  I speak again of the levity, the laxity, which has filled the, so called Christianity, in this day and age. There was assignment of that title at Antioch as the disciples were teaching aboutContinue reading “REDUCED CHRISTIANITY”

CLOSER HOME

Copyright Ted Cowen I woke this morning, just before the dawn The body felt better than did the previous morn And so, preparing for the day that plainly lay ahead I spoke with Jesus; He is the Living Bread. After going through the normal preparations I checked the headlines for sensations Things had not changedContinue reading “CLOSER HOME”

BLESS GOD IN THE CONGREGATIONS

As one searches the Scriptures daily, so a verse of the Word seems to come alive.  Its contents seem to say, “You did not notice me when you last read me, but today it appears that you finally were impacted with a deep sense of appreciation.   What a magnificent application of loving rebuke!  How didContinue reading “BLESS GOD IN THE CONGREGATIONS”

LOTS OF SHOES

I studied her features, listened to her accent, and finally decided that I would have to ask: “And where did you come from originally?”  Her reply surprised me, because she didn’t resemble those I’ve known from the Philippine Islands.  She proceeded to explain that her family had moved there from Spain and Holland prior toContinue reading “LOTS OF SHOES”

MAPPING OUR COURSE

We left Sun City with every intention of returning about a month later.  We had in mind the basic route we would cover.  In fact, we did a print out of a map to give clear indication of our various destinations.  Things went well until… Have you ever used a map and discovered later thatContinue reading “MAPPING OUR COURSE”

Corinthian Catastrophe

When a congregation has at least fourteen major problems, you can be certain that there are other problems “hidden” in a closet that have not been disclosed.  Given the ways disgruntled individuals begin digging in dirt and make mountains out of molehills, you can believe that even the smallest disagreement can be maximized. Much isContinue reading “Corinthian Catastrophe”

COINCIDENTAL

My friend Jerry is an interesting character that I met at a prayer meeting when Patsy and I moved to Arizona.  We get together weekly just to fellowship and talk about the Scriptures. If I share with Jerry something special of the Lord’s working, he will usually say in a very sagacious manner, “Coincidental!”  HeContinue reading “COINCIDENTAL”