A Time for Eternity

First Hello, June 2019! On the 16th day of this month, I'll be 42 years old. For 42 years I have lived on Earth and I have never seen time move so astoundingly fast than right now. It seems like just yesterday champagne was being spewed everywhere, being uncorked in celebration of the new year. … Continue reading A Time for Eternity

Love Like the Father, Like Children

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I think we have all heard the age-old adage, "like father, like son". I visited my brother for the first time in a couple of years the other day and I noticed how much his kids had grown and how much they look like him. I thought to myself about the early years of children … Continue reading Love Like the Father, Like Children

The Soulmate Deception – Imagination vs. Heart

It seems that only when we lose someone we love, we realize just how much we loved them. In the case of death, for us Christian types, we have a great promise from God that we will see them again one day when we pass through the gates of pearl. I heard it once said … Continue reading The Soulmate Deception – Imagination vs. Heart

Never Been This Homesick

Today, I rode to the top of East River Mountain, a mountain that separates West Virginia and Virginia. On the way up, there is a lookout and it is majestically beautiful at night. It reminded me why I love to call West Virginia my earthly home. "Almost Heaven" is the motto this state carries and … Continue reading Never Been This Homesick

The Nature of a River and You

The Nature of A River Have you ever noticed the nature of a river? It seems at peace sometimes and at other times it seems fearlessly angry. When the water is at its deepest, the river finds peace and when we look upon it in its peace, it seems inviting. As the river moves more … Continue reading The Nature of a River and You

Friday’s Good Word: Influencing the World

Quote of the Day April 19, 2019 You'll never influence the world trying to be like it - Anonymous Christian Perspective In what way would you like to better the world? For me, I would like to see the people accept Christ and be saved. In order to have folks accept Christ and be saved, … Continue reading Friday’s Good Word: Influencing the World

Announcement: Friday’s Good Word

I have to admit. Blogging isn't as easy as some make it out to be. Nonetheless, I refuse to give up on my endeavor because I believe I have a word that will help everyone at one time or another. In the same turn, some of your blogs have helped me considerably. If if I … Continue reading Announcement: Friday’s Good Word

Faith Watching

Trophies and prizes are won when no one is watching -- Anonymous In the heart of a solid Christian faith, this quote should come as an encouragement, a builder, a soother, and a reminder that God's ultimate reward promised to us is still there, waiting to be grasped in the day of our rapture if … Continue reading Faith Watching

Tears on the Cross: A Personal Testimony

I've rarely cried in my life. I've endured some crippling physical pain without shedding a tear. I've been haunted night after night, day after day by the mental endurance marathon of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and never shed the first tear. I consider crying something kids do. I mean grown men don't cry, right? When … Continue reading Tears on the Cross: A Personal Testimony

Contemplations of the Night

I sat up all night contemplating the calling of God on my life. I think that I am blessed of God just to be elected into salvation, a calling I do not deserve. I know that all of the good I've done in my life doesn't really stack up to a hill of beans before … Continue reading Contemplations of the Night

Two Absolutes God Wants Us to Know

Our body is the greatest testimony of our humanity, our weakness, our finiteness, the fact that we both have a beginning and an end. Our body and the way our skin ages, how fast our organs start to fail and how quickly our bones become brittle are tell tale signs that inevitably, we will expire. … Continue reading Two Absolutes God Wants Us to Know

The Epistle to the Ephesians: A Theological and Practical Textbook: Introduction

Let me introduce you to the Bible study and lessons on the Epistle to the Ephesians. This is a new work and it endeavors to bring doctrinal truth to the student of the Bible, as the Bible records it. Sample lesson one and write down your critical comments as to what I need to do … Continue reading The Epistle to the Ephesians: A Theological and Practical Textbook: Introduction

Sometimes …

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Sometimes ... I make the mistake of wishing for more money, a better car, really, a better life. But, what is wrong with the life I now live? What is wrong with what I have already been blessed with? Am I out sleeping under that canopy of clouds and rain coming down out there? I … Continue reading Sometimes …

Doctrinal Devotional #1: 23 Feb. 2019

Ephesians 1:3, 4 "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. ..." (ESV) Doctrinal Observation … Continue reading Doctrinal Devotional #1: 23 Feb. 2019