THE ROCK

When my father was in the middle age bracket, I recall him often saying: “I will never leave “The Rock”; that simply meant that he would never leave Bermuda to go any other place.  Bermudians often referred to Bermuda as “The Rock”!  Numerous events occurred that caused him to have to change his opinion, andContinue reading “THE ROCK”

GIVING THANKS

The old farmer, visiting a friend, noted that no one gave thanks before the meal. He could not resist his “needed” rebuke: “The only thing around our home that does not give thanks before a meal is the “hogs”.  I am certain I would have been a little more gracious than that, like:  “May IContinue reading “GIVING THANKS”

GOD HAS SPOKEN

The Book of Hebrews is particularly written to Hebrews, yet it unfolds truths that are equally important for every Christian.  There are always those who like to argue concerning authorship, or some portion of its contents.  However, as we read its contents and interpret them in light of the other books of the Bible, weContinue reading “GOD HAS SPOKEN”

GOD USES UNUSUAL PEOPLE

Every so often you meet a person that you think to yourself, “My, what God could do with that person!  He has such a personality, and his ability to communicate is beyond the normal; wow!”  You meet another who you are convinced: “What a “nice” individual!  However, I doubt that he or she will getContinue reading “GOD USES UNUSUAL PEOPLE”

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”

I WILL SEND MY BELOVED

There are those who will always challenge the conclusion to which we adhere:  God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who exists in the form of a trinity.  He is a unified personality who cannot be divided into different parts. (Deut. 6:4; Isa. 44:6; Jer. 10:19; Mark 12:29; 1 Thess. 1:9; 1 Tim. 2:5) TheContinue reading “I WILL SEND MY BELOVED”

WHEN JESUS SPEAKS

The majority of us know what it is like to have someone immediately challenge us on a subject that we have just presented.  How they respond makes all the difference as to what we will say next.  We can ask for elaboration.  We can respond by explaining in detail a little more than we haveContinue reading “WHEN JESUS SPEAKS”

MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE

Another of those thoughts that I captured in my study of the Scriptures!  Sheep have two marks: “In the ears” – “they hear my voice” (v4), “in the feet” – “they follow ME” (v5) …taken from John chapter 10. In the process of reading a commentary on John 10, I had been given a thoughtContinue reading “MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE”

THE REAL REASON FOR THE SEASON

(Used with permission from a dear friend, Linda DeSilva) Tomorrow is the first Sunday in Advent. Why and how should we celebrate Christmas? Is it to see the Santa Claus Parade (if there is one in this COVID 19 year)? Is it to indulge ourselves? After all, Christmas comes but once in a year. IsContinue reading “THE REAL REASON FOR THE SEASON”