Dear readers, as we begin the year 2022, I have a surprise for you. Those who subscribe and regularly read my musings know that my writings are primarily an online devotional with an occasional poem or other genre containing a spiritual focus. That’s due to my passion. I’m passionate about my God, Jehovah the oneContinue reading “Surprise”
While growing up, each of my children participated in various scripture memorization activities at home, in the church, during youth programs, and through Bible quizzing. It was a practice I encouraged because I find evidence of it mentioned in the Bible.
Most followers of Christ will agree that prayer has the potential to change things. Not of ourselves but through the power of God. Some deploy prayer as a desperate last-minute option, like using a parachute as the plane goes down. That group will call out to God when everything else has failed or when tragedyContinue reading “Changed Trajectory”
Last week, I went on a road trip to deliver and complete the sale of a vehicle. According to Google Maps, my destination was a five-hour drive. My dad followed behind for the transportation back home. The evening before, I had checked my computer, finding there were three possible routes with similar travel times. IContinue reading “Road Trip Lesson”
Those who read part one of Sprayed by a Skunk may be curious about the same thing my boss was. He asked me, “Have you ever been sprayed by a skunk?” My answer inspired a story that was later shared during the morning devotions at the Christian school where I was working.
The past week has been a continuous onslaught of events beyond usual life displeasures and irritating incidents. I will not bore you with a list because that is not where I want the focus of this post to land. I desire to direct all eyes towards Jehovah-Nissi one of the names of God meaning TheContinue reading “The Lord is My Banner”
God is referred to as a consuming fire in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. Have you wondered why? According to some theologians when scripture refers to God by this term it is in reference to His holiness. Purification or DestructionFire can both purify and destroy. It can purify metal by burning awayContinue reading “Consuming Fire”
Beginning in my childhood, I wondered why Jesus had scars after His resurrection. I had been led to believe our weaknesses, diseases, or disabilities would be perfected on Heaven’s side of eternity. Maybe I was a strange child pondering a theological element that did not coincide with my belief. Into adulthood, I wrestled with whatContinue reading “Beautiful Scars”
Blessed be the name of the Lord. In the past few weeks, I have had one challenge or trial after another and another. Each one assaulting my finances, physical stamina, and emotional fortitude. Then I bottomed out. For context, I do property management to earn a living.
Some believe the turkey is a stupid bird. I will let the wildlife biologists debate that case. I’m going to share an interesting encounter I had with a wild turkey one morning. I live in a very urban area one block from a heavily traveled four-lane road. But because there are 100 acres of preserveContinue reading “Troubled Turkey”