As some of my friends know, I play at playing and studying piano music. I also teach piano students how to play piano and read and interpret music, on a small scale. I've never in my life really had the opportunity to properly study music or piano, but I've done a lot, by God's grace, … Continue reading Good Friday Music and Musings
I feel a need to try to describe what this social distancing/flattening the curve period of time due to the coronavirus/Covid-19 issue is like for me as a sufferer of chronic long-term illness. I wonder if any others in this boat have experienced hunkering down at home in the same way. I'd like to hear … Continue reading Hunkering down
One theme I write about often is understanding and embracing my progressive sanctification in Christ, being transparent about my sinfulness in my old flesh and about my frustrations with my slow progress in Christ. Today I turn the coin to the other side, and I want to write about my rejoicing in and praising God … Continue reading Rejoicing in Christ
I continue to pursue personal holiness as the Bible says believers should. I continue to fail often. I suppose I am not as bad as I could be, would be, were I not focusing on my desire to obey Christ out of love for Him. But oh how slow is my progressive sanctification and oh … Continue reading My Paradoxical Pursuit Continues
I wish I could describe what mornings are like for me when My body/brain tries to wake up. The brain: high pitched noise, can't think or function much, dizzy, groggy, can't come out of the sleep. The body-stiff, slow moving, pain in various areas. It feels like trying to resurrect from the dead, but without … Continue reading Morning Vent for the Suffering
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
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.