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  • A Matter of Faith

    This 2014 movie is about evolution versus creationism, a topic which few in the secular mainstream would find interesting, but Christians might.  As a “Christian” film it does not have the flash, pomp, and professionalism that fifty million dollars can… Read More ›

  • God is Good

    Optical illusions can be illustrated in art.  There are several drawings that have multiple perceptions, one is a old woman or a young lady depicted in one image depending on how your brain interprets the information captured by the eye…. Read More ›

  • To Be Remembered

    “Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, ‘If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.’   But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, ‘Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation?… Read More ›

  • The Death Sentence

    There are two people in the Bible who did not die.  Do you know their names?  Enoch and Elijah, both were taken by God. Enoch was simply taken, “When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah…. Read More ›

  • Paul the Apostle

    This week our preacher summarized a very interesting characteristic about Paul, his view of himself and true humility.  His epistles are so bold, insightful and emphatic, along with his life full of travels, struggles, and adventure, that it is hard… Read More ›

  • Transcendence

    We were standing in the shade by the creek taking a short break from our work.  Joel pointed and said, “I saw a small snake just there”.  That started an inevitable discussion as I replied, “Everyone has a snake story.”… Read More ›

  • The Lord of the Rings

    When I was 16 years old a friend encouraged me to read a book he had just finished “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien.  He described it as being about Hobbits, Wizards, Elves, Dwarves, Dragons and Fiery Mountains… Read More ›

  • Treasured Relationships

    One gift from God, seen more clearly as we age, regards the connections we make with other believers.  These connections are based in the Kingdom of God and accordingly have spiritual and eternal significance.  It could be true in a… Read More ›

  • The Inevitable Future

    God is interested in His people, those who believe, because He opened their eyes and redeemed them through the blood of His only Son.  The prince angel Michael is assigned to protect God’s people. (Dan. 12: 1).  The Hebrew prophets… Read More ›

  • Fossil Fuel Fraud

    How many trillions of barrels, each containing fifty-five gallons of crude oil, have been pumped out of the earth?  This is the problem that the Democrat, Socialist, Liberal and Humanist are now complaining about and basing their predictions of future… Read More ›

  • Birth Order

    There is a theory that common personality preferences exist among people based on whether they were first born, last born, only child, or middle child.  The general public believes this theory is true.  My wife is a great advocate of… Read More ›

  • Walking in the Spirit

    “I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.  For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you… Read More ›

  • Music and Religion

    We were chatting on the sailboat, I mentioned that I liked R.E.M., particularly, their big hit, “Losing my Religion”.  Later, in our conversation a remark was made that listening to a song about losing ones religion was bad.  I never… Read More ›

  • Suffering Our Leaders

    Every Believer is being conformed into the image of the Lord Yeshua. (Rom. 8: 29).  This means the congregation of believers will experience what Yeshua did, though not necessarily every believer in every aspect.  For example, only a few may… Read More ›

  • The Perfect Man

    Throughout human history there has been only one perfect man.  Many have made claims of greatness and some to divinity, like the Caesar, but they have all died.  Herod whipped up his audience so much that they began to shout… Read More ›

  • Sargent Alvin C. York

    This simple man became an celebrated hero, awarded the Medal of Honor, for his action in WWI.  He was born in 1887, in the mountains of Tennessee’s Cumberland plateau.  He was poor and lived a rough and tough life until… Read More ›

  • Casting the First Stone

    “So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, ‘He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.’ ” John 8:7. Several years ago a commercial ran for a… Read More ›

  • Interview With a Believer

    This is an interview with a believer who is typical, rather than ordinary, as no Believers life will be ordinary due to the supernatural influence of the Almighty God.  I put brackets around my questions to distinguish them from the… Read More ›

  • The Bookshop (2017)

    This movie stars Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, and Patricia Clarkson.  It is set in 1959, in a quaint seaside location near London and is a story about a persons dream and courage in the face of adversity.  Bill Nighy is… Read More ›

  • Living in Yeshua

    “This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit.” (1 John 4: 13). This is an answer to a commonly asked question, that arises again and again, though… Read More ›

  • Obedience vs. Rebellion

    “Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them.  But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.  But Saul and the people spared Agag… Read More ›

  • Crockett’s Own Story

    Recorded history may be more awash with opinion than fact.  Of course, movies and TV shows are designed to exaggerate and embellish stories for entertainment purposes, but an honest man’s own account will bear up against the cross examination of… Read More ›

  • David Crockett

    David Crockett wrote a narrative biography of his life in 1835.  Unable to abtain a ready copy of it, I picked up, “Davy Crockett, the Man, the Legend, the Legacy”, by Michael Lofaro.  This book is a book report on… Read More ›

  • God’s Test and Ours

    Steel is formulated from iron and carbon in a process with extreme heat to produce properties of hardness and strength. When it is tempered it will bend without breaking.  It is tested to ensure that the process has achieved its… Read More ›

  • Faith the Size of a Mustard Seed

    “So the Lord said, ‘If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea, and it would obey you.’ ” Luke 17:6. “So… Read More ›