QUESTIONABLE MOTIVATIONS

It is not unusual for individuals to struggle through the reasoning process to clarify why we arrive at particular conclusions in given situations.  Sometimes we think, “Would I have reached a different decision if the end result was magnified previously”?  It can cause frustration, or it might solidify the reasons behind my conclusion. (John 6:22-40)Continue reading “QUESTIONABLE MOTIVATIONS”

SHORT ARMS

Every so often I read something that I think:  “I wish I could think like that.”  That “Old Boy” of a preacher had more punch into a few words than I can think of in all of years of preaching.  Let me illustrate! The “Old Preacher” was endeavoring to lead a man to a savingContinue reading “SHORT ARMS”

ARE YOU THE ONE?

In the early 50’s, before I even became a Christian, there were things in my life that took place; several of which I look back on that probably was the Lord reaching out and prepping me to respond in a very positive fashion to His calling me to Himself.   It was not dramatic, but itContinue reading “ARE YOU THE ONE?”

YOUR OWN TICKET

She was no psychic; she was far from delusional.  There was nothing in her demeanor that threw up a red flag in my mind throughout our conversation.  She was a retired schoolteacher with very good balance in her rationale. The story began as she said, “There is a picture of my husband.  He died aboutContinue reading “YOUR OWN TICKET”

A MONOLOGUE OR A SERMON

It has to be an opportunity to present the Gospel when a preacher gets behind the pulpit.  I sometimes sensed that the congregation might have felt that it was a monologue rather than a sermon; hopefully that was not the case, realizing that circumstances might have brought you together at an inopportune moment.  Who knows?Continue reading “A MONOLOGUE OR A SERMON”

HAZARD OR HAVEN

One of our returns to my homeland, the Island of Bermuda, produced much by way of reflection.  As the plane began its descent, the Captain announced the arrival time in Bermuda to be in approximately thirty minutes.  As the minutes slipped by, we were aware of the color changes in the ocean.  We viewed theContinue reading “HAZARD OR HAVEN”

UNDER OBLIGATION

Those words “jumped out” of the 14th verse of Romans 1; at least that is how they appeared to me during my reading of that chapter of the Word of God.   The Lord Jesus had said that the Holy Spirit would be sent, and that His disciples would experience a whole new relationship to GodContinue reading “UNDER OBLIGATION”

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”