Poetically Speaking: I Respect No Man

I The people of this world, who will die with this world, go about their lives trying to gain the respect of each other. This is a terrible battle where no winner can be crowned. Gaining human respect can only be properly received if you place God first in your life and letting your light … Continue reading Poetically Speaking: I Respect No Man

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

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

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

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

The Seasons of our Lives

Spring will soon be upon us. This is the time that everything comes back to life, that which was seemingly killed by winter. The time when the fresh smell of cut grass will be filling our lungs, the sound of lawn mowers filling our ears, and the eyes filled with children on every playground, everywhere. … Continue reading The Seasons of our Lives

The Way to Heaven

Time goes by so fast! One day we’re young and we we’re the recipients of birthday parties, Christmas gifts, and Easter egg hunts and the next day we are old, giving our kids the very same things. If yesterday we were young and today we are old, what does tomorrow have in store us? My … Continue reading The Way to Heaven

Marv’s Meditations – January 25, 2019

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Scripture: Romans 1:18-20 "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, … Continue reading Marv’s Meditations – January 25, 2019

4 Questions For the Experienced Christian Blogger

When I first thought of writing a Christian blog, I did not expect that in three months of writing what I think were decent articles, self-helps, sermons, etc, that I would have only 57 followers. I certainly hoped that my blog would prosper way beyond what it has. Well, not only did I hope, I … Continue reading 4 Questions For the Experienced Christian Blogger

Four Treasures Found in Hardships

To be extraordinary, we must endure the training of the extraordinary. That means we must endure hardships. This article gives four good things that come out of hardships. Knowing that hardships will come, it is best to understand what is good about the hardship so that you can persevere that time in your life. Perseverance creates mighty extraordinary men and women, seperating themselves from the ordinary.