Need motivation?

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?

A strange metaphor

I'm blessed to be retired from my job, usually with long mornings when I'm not feeling too chipper from Sjogren's Syndrome and autonomic nerve damage (dizziness, orthostatic hypotension)--resulting in the blessing of time at my computer and desk to do Bible study and prayer time. I'm presently studying the Old Testament prophecy books of Ezekiel … Continue reading A strange metaphor

Roller Coaster Ride

April is Sjogren's Syndrome awareness month.  I've been thinking and praying about how much to involve myself with promoting awareness of Sjogren's and generally for all invisible and little understood diseases.  I guess I'm writing this to provide a snapshot of some of what life is like with Sjogren's Syndrome, autonomic nerve failure and other … Continue reading Roller Coaster Ride

Happiness/Joy

As part of my focus on my practical obedience of God (progressive sanctification process), I've been pondering Biblical joy/happiness.  The Bible clearly commands believers in Jesus to rejoice always.  (Philippians 4:4; 1 Thessalonians 5:16.) But what does this really mean?  My pastor recently preached/taught through 1 Thessalonians and I was really struck with his excellent … Continue reading Happiness/Joy