You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. – Romans 2:1
The story is told of a widowed trapper who lived deep in the Alaskan wilderness with his 2 year old son. On one occasion their food supplies had run out and the trapper was forced to go and catch some more food. The weather outside was so fierce he reluctantly decided to leave his son behind, entrusted to the care of his faithful dog. While outdoors the weather had got even more violent and the trapper was forced to take refuge overnight in a stand of trees. Continue reading
“Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord?
To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. – I Samuel 15:22
There once was a chicken and a pig which lived on a farm. The farmer was very good to them and they both wanted to do something good for him.
One day the chicken approached the pig and said, “I have a great idea for something we can do for the farmer! Would you like to help?”
The pig, quite intrigued by this, said, “of course! What is it that you propose?” Continue reading
“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
“But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” – Mathew 7:24-27
The story is told of an elderly carpenter which was due to retire. He told his employer of his plans to leave the business and start a life of leisure with his wife and extended family. He would miss the money, but the time was right and he was ready to hang up his hammer. Continue reading
There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever. – II Corinthians 4:18
Happy 2017…no, let me rephrase that – Joyful 2017!
I recently came across this posting and thought it worthy of sharing. You know, we all live in such a hurry. There are always schedules to keep, places to go, appointments to make, children to raise, jobs to go to. The list goes on… Continue reading
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Well, we’ve just recently celebrated the birth of our glorious savior. The One who willingly left his Father and home in heaven to come down to earth to be born, to live and ultimately die in my place and yours because of His eternal love for all of mankind. Continue reading
“…and those the LORD has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.”- Isaiah 35:10
Recently, I’ve discovered Bob Ross on Netflix. You may ask, “who’s Bob Ross?” I’m glad you asked. Bob Ross was an American painter, art instructor, and television host. He was widely known as the creator and host of The Joy of Painting, an instructional television program that aired from 1983 to 1994 on PBS in the United States and around the world. Continue reading
Jesus asked him again, a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter answered him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus told him, “Take care of my sheep.” Jesus asked him a third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter felt sad because Jesus had asked him a third time, “Do you love me?” So Peter said to him, “Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you.” Jesus told him, “Feed my sheep. – John 21:16-17
The movie, Schindler’s List, tells the true story of Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who hired some Jewish people to work for him. When he saw the Nazis go into one of their ghettos and shoot these people down in cold blood, Schindler was deeply moved and decided to spend the rest of his life trying to save Jewish people. And he was quite successful. Continue reading