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
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 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