My heart is moved to write about a hard topic this evening: Death. How much we all hate it. Thinking of our impending death or having to face the death of a loved one... surely it has to be the most difficult thing in life or one of them anyway. This evening I found out … Continue reading I HATE DEATH
12/31/19 morning: As I write this I am tired and down. But I want to take a short time to reflect on 2019 and record my resolves for 2020. I believe setting resolves are helpful if we remember to keep our focus on them and ask for God's power and enablement to succeed in improvements … Continue reading Another New Year 2020
Another Christmas. To be honest, I am equally looking forward to the family day and looking forward to all of Christmas season to be over. To get back to normal. Christmas involves so much duty and hard work. What is it about Christmas that causes most all Americans to get Christmas-itis and suddenly, temporarily desire … Continue reading Christmas Morning 2019
December 23, 2019 – Christmas Card Letter 2019 Here it is again. The eve-eve of Christmas. Only one card has been sent. A few people have been reached by a phone call. I am blessed with so many family and friends it is not possible to keep up with everyone like I wish I could. … Continue reading Christmas Letter 2019
This is a scripture compilation of the Christmas story about how Jesus was born. Contact me if you would like me to send you a pdf version via email. I find it useful to have the verses all compiled together. Christmas blessings to all. via The True Christmas Story
12/20/19 - I have been meditating on the book of Hebrews lately. I am being so blessed I wanted to share some prayers from this great letter. Maybe it will help someone else out there to pray these things as well. For me this letter fits well with Christmas. The writer of Hebrews explains who … Continue reading Hebrews Prayers
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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