24-HOUR COVERAGE

It’s the way my brain works.  I see something small, and it might well be something of insignificance, but it “latches on” and turns into pondering.  Ultimately, it will relate itself to some thought from the Scriptures that behind it has multiplied thoughts from other portions of the Word of God, the Bible. I wasContinue reading “24-HOUR COVERAGE”

BY THE NAIL PRINTS

This morning I was awakened, (Thankfully singing to myself) “I shall know Him by the nail prints in His hands.” I shared with our daughter Cathy how I had not heard it in “ages”. She reminded me that she used to sing it frequently. I spent some time trying to remember all of the words,Continue reading “BY THE NAIL PRINTS”

CHANNEL MARKERS

Standing on deck, I was reviewing the events of the previous week when a Norwegian Cruise Line ship had run aground in Bermuda. There they have a long narrow channel, close to twenty miles, that finally enters Two Rock Passage and subsequently to Hamilton Harbor. One stands on the deck and thinks: “I could jumpContinue reading “CHANNEL MARKERS”

A HAVEN FOR THE WEARY

But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord. Jonah 2:9 Our 55 foot yacht felt like it was drifting. The winds had not been too favorable and anxiety of arriving in Newport, R.I. in time for the return race to Bermuda was playing on ourContinue reading “A HAVEN FOR THE WEARY”

DEATH

“Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’” John 3:3 That word brings back all types of memories for a preacher, from the first funeral of the youngest person, or the suicides, or the teenagers, or that of your closest friends… evenContinue reading “DEATH”

HOW SHALL WE ESCAPE?

“Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.” Hebrews 2:1 The question above naturally prods the mind into multiple ideas about entrapment of an animal, the imprisonment of a person, and imagining a host of other things that speak to that issue. In the context ofContinue reading “HOW SHALL WE ESCAPE?”

ONE CAN/CAN’T BE HOLY IN A HURRY

“Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’ Nicodemus said to Him, ‘How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?’ Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unlessContinue reading “ONE CAN/CAN’T BE HOLY IN A HURRY”

PASSING THROUGH SAMARIA

“A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, ‘Give Me a drink.’” John 4:7 It never ceases to catch my attention! Jesus was passing through Samaria, and yet He, being aware of the tensions that existed between these two groups of people who would have no dealings with each other, has becomeContinue reading “PASSING THROUGH SAMARIA”