I've been struck and shocked lately by how many people around me do not pray to God. I guess if a person does not believe there is a god at all, then he/she would not pray. I guess if a person believes in a god but is convinced that god is not good or trustworthy, … Continue reading Future shame? Stop missing out!
A friend recently died. Someone made a comment to me about the souls of believers after death being "disembodied" waiting for resurrection day. It sounded negative and so not comforting. I think that person may have misspoken (which is so easy to do) or maybe it was just the way it struck me in the … Continue reading Soul Safety
I am going through a hard thing. I've been through quite a few hard trials over the years, but this one is hitting me harder than any before. For my friends who don't know what is going on, you are welcome to contact me. For any readers who don't know me personally, the trial itself … Continue reading Never burned
I needed this again this morning…. To any struggling believing folks out there, hang on to God and His word. To those who do not yet believe, whosoever will may come to Jesus and find help in time of need.
Psalm 23 has become one of my main Bible life lines. It isn’t just a Psalm for a funeral recitation. When depression, anxiety, illness, or other “enemies” attack me, reciting and praying this Psalm has proven reliable to help me in time of need. I hope it might be a help to someone else. My prayers are in italics below. I pray these prayers for myself and for any readers of this blog–may God draw us near to Himself through His precious Word, the Bible.
Jesus Is My Good Shepherd.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. Thank you Jesus for being my Shepherd. I know you will provide for me. I choose to be content. I am okay and blessed.
Jesus makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul. Show me when and where to lie down…
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I am so convicted. I’m reading The NIV Application Commentary on Revelation by Craig S. Keener (Zondervan 2000) as part of my personal Bible studies/devotions and everything quoted in this post is from that book/author. Besides learning a whole new better way of looking at interpreting Revelation and apocalyptic/prophetic books generally, I am receiving such … Continue reading Need motivation?
I recently watched a movie called Hidden Figures. Well, actually, I drafted this on 3/2/18, so it was around then. A year and a half ago is recent when you’re in your sixties. And you never know what you’ll find when you attempt to clean off your desk. Hidden Figures is about three African American … Continue reading Little life-it’s enough.
What I Wish Everyone Understood and Believed for Eternal Life Written by Beth Inman and Revised 8/27/19 (Please destroy any prior versions you may have.) Introduction: I am writing this document because I feel compelled to do so. I want to share the good news of God's love and His plan for a wonderful eternal … Continue reading What I Wish and Pray For