Christmas Carols are very dear to my heart. I especially love and have tried to memorize all the words of Hark the Herald Angels Sing in recent years. The music and lyrics for that old song was composed by four different people between 1739 and 1857 in a most unique way. If you’d like to … Continue reading Do Angels Sing?
Edited 12/27/21: I am in the process of studying this topic about whether angels sing or only speak. I will be editing my thoughts on this after more study. Job 38:7 is noteworthy. Apparently angels sang at Creation. Four living creatures and 24 elders sing in heaven in Revelation 5:8-10 (but are they angels?). God … Continue reading Angels Don’t Sing?? / Christmas
The Christmas Story -The True Story About Jesus Christ. (with scriptures given in chronological order with companion scriptures) The Christmas Story is told in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. The four gospels taken together give the full testimony of the birth, life, death, resurrection, appearances by Jesus after His resurrection, and ascension of Jesus … Continue reading Christmas Story Compilation
I am astounded by how quickly the seasons come and go. The older I get the shorter the seasons get. As I was out walking in the fall sunshine on Friday, observing the falling leaves, I wondered what happened to sun bathing season and how I did so little of it in the summer. How … Continue reading Seasons
How I came to believe in Jesus and how I’ve continued believing in Jesus as Savior and Lord. I was born to Jesus believing, but unchurched parents. I was taught some things about God generally and believed it from a young age. My childhood in a large family was complicated and not ideal. I was … Continue reading My Story
There is a saying that I think is often very true. "She who laughs last, laughs best." There are so many divergent opinions on issues these days. Politics, the so called pandemic and the world system's overreaching over it. Racial issues and theories on how to correct it. Religions. Does God even exist? What is … Continue reading I Won’t Be Laughing
This topic came up a while back in an online Bible study I am doing on Matthew, and it has come up again today on the topic of forgiveness. One of my strongest bents toward sin is to want to hurt people back when they hurt me. And to want to get overly emotional in … Continue reading How to Overcome Anger and Hurt
It's been a while since I've published anything here. Most of the things on my heart over the last year or so since the Pandemic and political upheaval have occurred were not what God was calling me to write about or publish on. But this has struck me and I do feel God wants me … Continue reading The War Effort
12/27/20. This is a fitting review for anyone contemplating their next New Year’s Resolution(s) and is also a perfect accompaniment to the sermon I heard this morning at Sellwood Church from Titus 2:11-14 which was about embracing my salvation in Christ. I hope it might be a help to someone in addition to me this evening.
Did that title get your attention? I tend to be too hard on myself, at least in some ways. Can you relate? In other ways, I am probably not hard enough on myself. Lately I’ve been thinking about how foolish it is to keep beating myself up about sins that God has freely forgiven and chooses to never remember against me. And how foolish it is to feel worthless, or like I need to punish myself for my imperfections. A good friend recently reminded me of these truths from the Bible:
Micah 7:18-19: Who is a God like Thee, who pardons iniquity and passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession? He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in unchanging love. He will again have compassion on us; He will tread our iniquities under foot. Yes, Thou wilt cast all their sins into the…
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I haven't published anything here for a while. Most topics that came to mind have been too personal or too controversial to share. So I've kept my journaling to myself and for a few close friends. But I've been learning some hard lessons lately that I feel led to share. God has certainly been teaching … Continue reading Hard Lessons