You want the truth?

During a Sunday school lesson on Psalm 119, our class discussed the world and our place in it.  We are to meditate and immerses ourselves in God’s word. But, we are not meant to lock ourselves up and separate ourselves from the world by not having contact with it.  We are in the world, but not of it.  This wisdom, given to us by the Grace of God gives us understanding that our heathen family, friends and co-workers don’t have.  They have one absolute to live by and that is that, there are no absolutes.  They are lost in a world of chaos, trying to make sense of it.  That is why someone can be outraged or sad over the loss of a puppy in the womb, but cannot make the connection to the human infant, murdered in the womb.  That the life created by God in His image wouldRead More

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What?

We are getting to a point, where hearing is beginning to fail. It can be funny at times to interpret what we thought we heard. I thought I’d share one that was particularly funny at least to me. Here’s what was said: Sonny from the kitchen, “do you want some grapes?”. Me from the den: “no, I have cantaloupe here”. Here’s what he heard: “Do you want grapes?, No, I have camel hair”. I knew from the look on his face he was lost, during my giggles he said he liked my hair and that it was soft. Nothing like camel hair at all. Well, that’s a relief!

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Disappointment

If you look at this photo and think that we are mad at each other, you are very wrong. This is the look you get when you have overcome the overwhelming obstacles in your path, victory in sight, only to have the final death blow delivered. This is the face of surrender. It is also the look of the complete peace with whatever the sovereign God puts in front of us. I snapped these couple photos while we were sitting on the side of the interstate, trucks and cars buzzing by rocking the bus. We sat there 3 or 3 1/2 hours. The trip was only a 4 1/2 hour trip, and we were about one hour into it, so at least we didn’t get too far. We had planned this trip for a year and so many obstacles came up prior to us leaving, we weren’t sure we wouldRead More

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Old photos

I have a cardboard box that has old photos and albums in it. I used to keep them in an airtight container, which ended up under the rubble and debris from hurricane Michael. What we were able to recover ended up in a cardboard box and they aren’t in the greatest condition. I decided to start dusting and wiping the bugs off so I can scan them. Try to preserve them best I can. It is fun to see some of these old photos; however, there are some, that if I never saw them again, it would be too soon. (I’m not scanning those.) It is somewhat sobering from a Christian perspective to look at your younger self. I can see God’s providential hand through out my life, only back then, I didn’t know Him. I feel small, but not insignificant and am grateful for having been chosen for salvation.Read More

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Extra Cheese Please

Can’t help but love the cheesy props and overly dramatic actors from these old shows and movies. This show has made me laugh out loud several times. Yet, all these things are just distractions. As Christians, we view these things with a critical eye of the world. The world who hates God and hates us. The world around us is changing, but our ethics do not. We don’t change because God doesn’t change, nor does His Word. Regardless, we know we have to have integrity, to live consistent with what we believe, teach and preach.

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