Does the Bible Earn YOUR Seal of Approval?

             I enjoy perusing official stamps & seals. Vast consumerism has led to so many different kinds. One of the most interesting is the one on the gas pump. Check it out the next time you buy gasoline. The designs in the marks catch my attention. Swirls and scalloped edges in particular.Continue reading “Does the Bible Earn YOUR Seal of Approval?”

A Sign of the Times

When I saw the video of Thamsanqa Jantjie, the mentally challenged signer at President Nelson Mandela’s December 10, 2013 memorial, I chuckled hard! It was clear that whatever Mr. Jantjie was dong, it was not real or truly skillful Sign Language. However, Mr. Jantjie accomplished what he set out to do. He accomplished infamy! DeficitsContinue reading “A Sign of the Times”

Perfect Love Brings About …

              I imagined the backdrop for the Living Nativity without thought for the rest of the manger. Once it was decided that a full manger was needed, I thought simple pimple! Let’s just use a barbecue canopy frame; a few palm branches and Voilà – a manger scene. Not soContinue reading “Perfect Love Brings About …”

How Am I Doing?

“How Am I Doing?” by Jackie E. Diaz                  Reflecting on Old Testament history causes me to think, “How Am I Doing?”  It is sort of a cleansing exercise I highly recommend.  As believers it is good for us to evaluate our own lives (2 Corinthians 13:5). We need to know if our walkContinue reading “How Am I Doing?”

“Take Knowledge!” or Journal

“Take Knowledge!” or Journal Keeping a journal was recommended to me by a therapist many years ago. Since then I have heard learned speakers encourage the same. One day, I heard a lady teacher say she journals on paper scraps and napkins in restaurants and I knew it was for me. I highly recommend itContinue reading ““Take Knowledge!” or Journal”

Growth in Grace

Life is like an onion, no change without tears… Growth in Grace “Come up hither, and I will shew thee things.” Revelation 4:1b Oswald Chambers (1874-1917), a 20th century British Baptist evangelist, chaplain, and educator, was known for his dynamic thoughts. His spirited ideas led many to understand the necessity of Bible teaching. Chambers’ legacyContinue reading “Growth in Grace”

The Loss of Innocence and the Promises of GOD

        Every child deserves a place where he or she is in control. Not a home where a child tyrant is suffered, no not at all. But a place in their young life where they are allowed to make choices about what to do and how to spend time and even howContinue reading “The Loss of Innocence and the Promises of GOD”

Balance Me Jesus

      My Dearest Friend,  Your recent post nailed me and I cannot recoil against the truth in your rebuke. It is to my own shame that cowardice is my new black. Let this gown be removed, O LORD! I do not want to live my life ashamed to be who Creator GOD madeContinue reading “Balance Me Jesus”

Culture and Other Things

        Went to a special cultural event yesterday where a free qiqong demo was offered. Ranks right up there with yoga, tai chi and so on, I thought. I enjoyed the time and used it to worship Almighty GOD and pray. Occurred to me, is this kind of thing okay with YouContinue reading “Culture and Other Things”

Marriage on the Road to Damascus

Life in Southern California predisposes you to seemingly endless travel on a myriad of highways, byways and other ways. In a long car ride a question will likely arise, “Is GOD trying to tell me something?” This is my experience. I have the good pleasure (?) to carpool with my spouse, whom I love dearly,Continue reading “Marriage on the Road to Damascus”