Genesis 8:21 “And when the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, the LORD said in his heart, ‘I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man's heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done.’” ESV Sacrifice is a… Continue reading Never
Rom 4:7-8 "Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin." ESV Our local grocery had ice cream on sale, two cartons for five bucks. The first thing I thought to myself was, “When I bring this… Continue reading Know Your Coverage
John 19:29-30 “Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.” KJV My wood stove has a big glass on… Continue reading You are Clean
I kind of want to retitle this set of articles...The Cowtown Chronicles. I wrote these while working there with a great family. Until my book is complete, I'm recycling blogs from 2012-14. Hope you enjoy. This one is one of my favorites. Romans 5:19 “For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made… Continue reading Hermie’s Question.
(reprint 13', just made me laugh!) Colossians 1:13 “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son…” KJV When I lived in New Zealand a minister from Australia came over to preach close to where I lived. We became good friends, and he said… Continue reading Oldie and Goodie time…. Have You Been Translated?
John 17:23 “I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.” ESV Each one represents a significant experience, event, or both. I was looking for an insulated coffee mug that’d fit in… Continue reading God’s Coffee Mug
Romans 3:26 “It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.” ESV I’ve had good faith estimates from bankers and contractors, and been blessed with honest dealings. Because of their service, I have a house. … Continue reading Good Faith Estimate
John 4:34 "My food," said Jesus, "is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” NIV Two things that will kill your opportunity for having a good life: One is not being anchored to the right purpose. Two, is poor planning. The life of Jesus shows us how to feast… Continue reading Four D’s of Daily Planning
Psalm 8:4 “What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?” ESV From our archives ~ oldie by goodies! Ole was born in Norway on April 19th 1877 and immigrated to the U.S. five years later. At the age of sixteen he became an apprentice at… Continue reading Ice-cream for Bessie
1 Corinthians 7:35 “I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.” ESVA friend said, “Nobody is going to read your book.” I gasped (pout-pout), and retorted, “But I’ve got 128 pages written!" “Nobody is going… Continue reading The Enemy of Focus