In the US, we just celebrated Independence Day, commemorating the day we became a free and independent nation. That freedom isn’t perfect, at best it is a representation of true liberty. Nations rise and fall. However, genuine freedom is available to all regardless of the country where you reside.
The biblical Psalms is a book of poetry. It is comprised of various types; psalms of praise meant to be sung, psalms of lament, and psalms of gratitude celebrating God. It’s easy to distinguish these three types but there may be additional categories or subcategories. Today, I’m going to share a modern psalm.
I would guess many bloggers, like myself process by writing. I may mull over an issue for hours, days, or more depending on what I’m pondering. Then I journal to get it out and sort my thoughts. Recently, I did my processing by writing a free-verse poem. It started with two words that kept bouncingContinue reading “Processing Life”
This week I celebrate two years of writing and sharing my devotionals, Bible studies, and other occasional tidbits. I would love to give every reader a cupcake to celebrate with me. Since that’s not possible you’ll have to settle for a virtual treat instead.
I’m repeating a prior post. When originally published this was one of seven posts researching the prayers of Jesus. This one, examines the three distinct prayers of Jesus, our Redeemer, while he suffered on the cross. With the observance of Good Friday and Easter, what better prayers to look at than those of Jesus Christ.Continue reading “Prayers on the Cross – again”
I had an interesting experience happen on Sunday. A couple of smoke alarms at one of the properties I oversee began to malfunction. After checking the situation and determining the detectors needed to be replaced, I headed to the local building materials store for new ones.
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Luke 4:1-13;??Matthew 4:1-11 ————- By the end of the third day his hunger pangs began to fade.??He had fasted before and expected this, and thanked God for this small blessing that made the discipline easier.??A little easier.??But he knew, too, that his craving for food could come roaring…
Yesterday, my women’s Bible study group completed our study on Biblical fasting. In this post, I will share some concluding thoughts and a free downloadable Bible study guide. At the onset of this study I never anticipated the depth of riches I would gain throughout this learning experience. The sentiment that best expresses what IContinue reading “Wrap Up”
Most of us could generate a lengthy list, with little imagination to fit the old aphorism, “There is no right way of doing a wrong thing.” Today, we’re going to look at the reverse of that pithy phrase because God gave an explicit warning about the wrong way to do the “right” thing. In theContinue reading “Right Way, Wrong Way”
In my last two posts, “Wildfire Contagion” and “The Fire Continues” we established, through Scripture, fasting is just as much a normal part of the Christian life as giving and praying. Then we defined fasting according to the Bible. Today, we’ll look at why we should or would want to fast.