Challenging believers in Jesus to think and act based on Bible truth.

Tuesday Rambling 11.21.17 – Thanksgiving!

  • Does thanksgiving bring opportunity to reflect for you?
  • In all the hate, sin, divisiveness, many of us could feel like “the world is against us”.
  • So does this weekend bring opportunity to slow down a bit, narrowing the focus on good things?
  • Do you have shelter? Food? Any sense of friend or family?
  • Many do not have one of those, some have none. Really.
  • So, despite so many challenges – political division, victims, international tension, personal obstacles – could Thanksgiving still possibly brag up God in all His goodness?
  • Have you overcome? Have you found victory?
  • Is a relationship stronger? A commitment steadier?
  • Has God done things for which you simply could not take credit?
  • Then give thanks. And as Psalm 100 says…”Give thanks TO HIM.”
  • It’s not in all caps in any translation, just here for emphasis.
  • Giving thanks requires an object. You thank a person for a gift. Think object.
  • But while Thanksgiving can include thankfulness to or for people, the Bible points us to the rightful object of praise – God Himself.
  • For me, this time will especially provide reminder of all God HAS done, not a focus on what He hasn’t, or everything else wrong with the world.

Monday Challenge 11.20.17 – Roy Moore, Terry Francona, Racist Housing Policy

Good morning! A new week brings a new set of challenging articles involving a wide variety of topics. Enjoy - and be challenged! Roy Moore, et al. The arguments to defend Roy Moore, Al Franken and the like say a lot. And they're … [Continue reading]

Tuesday Rambling 11.14.17 – Favorite Bible Verses

Rambling about God's Word and favorite verses... Do you have favorite verses? God's Word has special meaning to us, especially certain parts. Some special verses have brought deep meaning through trial, joy, or suffering. Exodus … [Continue reading]

Monday Challenge 11.13.17 – God and Pain, God and Disappointment, Tough Moral Questions

Okay, okay, Monday doesn't relent. I get it. It happens. Why not indulge your mind in a challenge? Can God's Word Ease My Pain? The question challenges us to think - carefully, I hope. Question: How does this article encourage you … [Continue reading]

Tuesday Rambling 11.7.17 – About Guns In Church

Even though I don't want to, some rambling about guns in church: My #1 concern in this discussion: PLEASE don't let the enemy use tragedy to divide. Yes, well meaning believers see the issue of guns in church in different ways. PLEASE seek … [Continue reading]