THROUGH THICK AND THIN

When one considers the life of the Apostle Paul, you have to conclude that he left an indelible impression upon the world of his day.   However, two thousand years later he continues make an impression wherever Jesus Christ is uplifted around the globe. From his conversion on the road to Damascus, (Acts9) he became aContinue reading “THROUGH THICK AND THIN”

WHEN I CONSIDER (Psalm 8)

“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!” I doubt that I am alone in “star gazing”.  As a child I often lay on the grass, in the hammock, or even sitting in a chair, and enjoyed gazing into the heavens.  ItContinue reading “WHEN I CONSIDER (Psalm 8)”

PROVERBS 4:20-27

I promised I would do this on occasion. “My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your sight; keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them and health to all their body. Watch over yourContinue reading “PROVERBS 4:20-27”

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”

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”

SANTA CLAUS AIN’T COMING TO TOWN

I was brought up in a home where much was made of “Santa Claus” as a part of the Christmas celebration.  It was not within Patsy and my understanding and agreement, to foster that particular inclusiveness into the thinking of our children.  However, celebrating Christmas in itself, and with others, was a definite part ofContinue reading “SANTA CLAUS AIN’T COMING TO TOWN”

PRAYER

Many of us learned about prayer at our mother’s knees, and additionally beside our bed.  That act became “mighty handy” when we found our fragility in some unexpected experiences.  That old saying: “There are no atheists in fox holes” becomes a revolutionary experience for many when the “chips are down”, as we face the unexpectedContinue reading “PRAYER”

FULLY CONVINCED

Shortly after placing my faith in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, I was ready to take on anybody and everybody about my discoveries as I read the Scriptures. Some of the things were quite simple to understand, but some of them did not seem to make sense with other things I read.  I wasContinue reading “FULLY CONVINCED”

SAUL TO PAUL

Over the years I have been called some interesting names, but let’s face it, I remain the same person that my parents named me.  That name Edward could have come from a great grand-father who was gored to death by a bull, or possibly an uncle who fell on the job, gained gangrene in hisContinue reading “SAUL TO PAUL”