Pandemic Questions

May 6, 2020.  Today marks my 51st day of physically isolating and distancing because of the reported world Pandemic caused by the virus named SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes named COVID-19, both of which are loosely referred to as the coronavirus, and due to the world's reporting of and reaction to it.  The national … Continue reading Pandemic Questions

My Paradoxical Pursuit Continues

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

Hebrews Prayers

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

Soul Safety

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

Never burned

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

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