Category Archives: Faith

What Now? (Moses’ Monologue)

What do I do now?  Pharaoh surely will find out what I’ve done.  If these two people heard about or maybe saw what I did the other day, word will get back to Thutmose.  Maybe he already knows I killed … Continue reading

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It Was Only a Bite

Imagine you have travelled back to the first pages of the Bible and you hear the thoughts and see the actions of the first creatures….Adam and Eve What am I going to do?  The woman offers me a beautiful thing … Continue reading

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True and Lasting Confidence

I have been taking my time browsing through John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion enjoying some of the words he uses to explain a Christian’s faith. Book 1, Chapter 14, Paragraph 22 In the creation of the world, and all … Continue reading

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While I Pondered

A Simple Idea Multiplied in My Mind By Waiting on the Lord I am: Surrendering-I give up my expectations and judgmentalism. I let go of the controls and turn the outcome over to the Lord. Trusting God-I admit that God … Continue reading

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This Present Moment

General Observations on Life: Observations on life and suggestions for a Happy Life.   The advantages of forgiveness, thankfulness.  The ability of family relationships to produce lasting pleasure versus the short pleasures of instant gratification.   When I was quite young, … Continue reading

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An Insight from the Past to Help in the Present

Have the inequalities of life ever dragged you to the depths?  Are you ever tempted to compare your life to someone else’s?  I am.  In that disturbed state one day I came across Psalm 73 in the Bible and was … Continue reading

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The Only Thing That Counts is Faith Working Through Love

“For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything; the only thing that counts is faith working through love.”  (Galatians 5:6 NRSV) I have had pride over some of my accomplishments in the past.  I was in the … Continue reading

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This Time of Year

This time of year must surely lift us The annual joyful event called Christmas Forget this year, this weird election Instead we need sincere reflection A blinking star still lights the way To feeding trough where a baby lays The … Continue reading

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Light

Night is passing… Into day Light is passing… Over darkness Life is passing… Over time Time is not passing Over God God is Light

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A Second Look

While I traveled through The back pages of my mind In search of something meaningful To calm my awareness of failure, I realized under layers of Forgotten dreams That my heart had been disappointed To the Point of Despair   … Continue reading

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