Today is Easter Sunday, a Christian's happiest celebration day. But this post isn't about the resurrection; it's about the death -- and LIFE -- of a sinner. A thief on a cross -- maybe not an everyday occurrence in the early part of the 1st century, but surely it happened pretty often. In fact, on … Continue reading How Does a Thief Get to Heaven?
So God made the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all of the creatures that crawl on the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.Genesis 1:25 (The Holy Bible, CSB) When I was a teenager, we had a chunky little chihuahua … Continue reading Fur Babies
And the Lord said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind." And it was so.Genesis 1:11 (The Holy Bible, ESV) On Sunday afternoon, my sister, daughter, and I took a drive to the Crosby Arboretum in Picayune for the … Continue reading Sunday Afternoon in the Woods
The scariest words in the Bible, in my opinion, are found in Matthew 7. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus explains that not everyone who appears before Him, or even calls Him "Lord" at that time, will enter into Heaven. Only those who are obedient. And what do these people do when it becomes … Continue reading But We Served You!!
Grandchildren are like a crown to the elderly ....Proverbs 17:6 (The Holy Bible, NET) Grandmothers come in all shapes and sizes. Some become grandmothers when their offspring have babies. Some become grandmothers when their children adopt. And when a child's new spouse already has a child ... you become a grandmother. If you have followed … Continue reading Ain’t Grands Grand!!
Our Father in heaven, your name be honored as holy. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the … Continue reading Model Prayer
Pay your obligations to everyone: taxes to those you owe taxes, tolls to those you owe tolls, respect to those you owe respect, and honor to those you owe honor.Romans 13:7 (The Holy Bible, CSB) They say that the only things certain in this life are death and taxes. (Who is "they" I wonder. Actually, … Continue reading Death and Taxes
We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purposeRomans 8:28 (The Holy Bible, CSB) Joseph in Egypt The story in a nutshell: Joseph's older brothers sell him. Potiphar, a high-ranking official in Pharaoh's army, buys him. Potiphar's wife is attracted to Joseph … Continue reading For Your Good and His Glory
Exodus 20:7 You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain. (NASB) Other modern versions read "Do not misuse the name of the Lord your God, because the Lord will not leave anyone unpunished who misuses His … Continue reading Taking His Name in Vain
A man who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.Proverbs 18:22 This weekend my son married a lovely young lady who has an eight-year-old son. I am ecstatic. My immediate family has now grown to five, (plus me is six). My daughter married in 2017 to a fine young … Continue reading And Then There Were Six