Blog Archive: Art Schnatterly

The following blogs, if any, are all of the blogs published by Art Schnatterly @aliveintheword

March 5, 2014 was Ash Wednesday... the beginning of the Season of Lent. Some Christians celebrate Lent, many do not. Even those who do, many do not understand its origins and meaning. This blog series (see link below) gives an overview in a collection... read more
117 words · ~1 minute to read · published Mar 06, 2014
There are approximately 1500 people named in the Bible. Fewer than 200 are women. Some interpret this to mean that women were of lesser importance than men in God’s revelation of Himself and His plan for humankind. This is absolutely incorrect.... read more
262 words · ~1 minute to read · published May 09, 2013
Most are familiar with the story of Lazarus, raised from the dead after four days by Jesus. Lazarus and his sisters were good friends with Jesus. Jesus in part brought Lazarus back from the dead because of His love for him. What is not understood by... read more
226 words · ~1 minute to read · published May 09, 2013
"Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour." (Exodus 20:16, KJV) We all recognize this. It's the 9th commandment. It's often understood today as "don't lie." Let's take a look at this commandment... read more
363 words · ~1 minute to read · published May 08, 2013
In comments to a blog by thewordscribe, we were discussing the word SHALOM. This got me to thinking about just how central SHALOM is in my life: You may have noticed that I close all of my communications with the word Shalom. It is easily my favorite... read more
728 words · ~3 minutes to read · published May 08, 2013
Based on James 2:1417, many recent blogs have discussed the relationship between "faith" and "deeds." Both are essential to the Christian. Like breathing in and breathing out, they are complimentary to each other and inseparable.... read more
154 words · ~1 minute to read · published May 05, 2013
On April 15, 2013, EVIL struck in the form of bombings at the Boston Marathon. EVIL abounds in our world today. Yet we respond, regroup, survive and go on. How can we do this? My Pastor and friend responded in a message to our congregation: Dear... read more
539 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Apr 16, 2013
I received this in an email. It’s certainly worth sharing! They’re Back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins! Thanks to church ladies with typewriterscomputers. These sentences (with all the BLOOPERS) actually appeared in church bulletins... read more
498 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Apr 10, 2013
Schedule wise, the one thing that is set in stone each week is my Sunday mornings. Without fail, at 7:45 each Sunday morning my wife and I participate in a Bible StudySunday School Covenant Group session. Following this, we attend one of our... read more
409 words · ~1 minute to read · published Feb 27, 2013
Something that I’ve come to recognize and appreciate much more in recent months we who are children of God are connected together. I don’t mean only the connectivity of communication but the connectivity of family. Let’s take a quick... read more
390 words · ~1 minute to read · published Feb 27, 2013
Since August of 2012 I have been on kidney dialysis. I'm very thankful that advances in medicine have developed these procedures and that my wife and I have the insurance and financial means to be able to do this. Dialysis literally is what is... read more
230 words · ~1 minute to read · published Feb 25, 2013
My friends, after a long absence, I’m back. Before explaining where I’ve been and why I’ve been gone for so long, I want to thank many of you for your thoughts and (especially) your prayers. Marty and I have been deeply covered in... read more
409 words · ~1 minute to read · published Feb 25, 2013
This verse has a very simply explained and direct meaning to me. Although many "bad" things have happened to me over the last fourplus years. I have not had single a bad day. As I tell people often, my days are good, gooder or goodest... read more
161 words · ~1 minute to read · published May 12, 2012
Each of these two verse presents something extremely important about the nature of God and His plans for us. Let's take a very quick look at each verse: (v. 8) "But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a... read more
313 words · ~1 minute to read · published May 05, 2012
SHEMA! HEAR! SHEMA is one of my favorite Hebrew words. It means to hear by design. It means more than just to listen with one’s ears, but to take the message internally. It means this is important, this is deep. Hear this and remember. Take it... read more
533 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 04, 2012
Bring heaven to earth. Love is not an emotion, it's action. DO love. If you love Me, you will obey my commands. The greatest commandment: LOVE you neighbor. The Great Commission: Spread the Good News. Those who follow my blogs will recognize the... read more
207 words · ~1 minute to read · published May 03, 2012
Can there be such a person as a "pagan christian?" Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn't it. Yet, I submit that in practice there are many selfproclaimed "christians" who are exactly that. How so, you ask? The term... read more
491 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 01, 2012
Preppers around the world are busy... well... prepping for any of the many disasters sure to befall earth very soon. The most widely anticipated worldly disaster will occur on December 21, 2012. According the well publicized Mayan Calendar, the 4th... read more
390 words · ~1 minute to read · published Apr 30, 2012
This is the beginning of what is known as the "Parable of the wicked (or unmerciful) servant." Compared to the Law of Moses, Peter was actually being very generous (merciful) when he asked if he should forgive seven times. Under Mosaic Law,... read more
149 words · ~1 minute to read · published Apr 27, 2012
Most of us are familiar with Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, the Emperor's New Clothes. If you're not familiar with this wonderful story or need a review, it's well worth a quick read. Many of us are much like the emperor when it... read more
335 words · ~1 minute to read · published Apr 27, 2012
My wife recently introduced me to this artist, Jonny Diaz, and his song: Scars. I like it enough to share this with you, my friends. I ve also included a video clip by Diaz about the story behind this powerful song: Lyrics: She holds for dear life to... read more
307 words · ~1 minute to read · published Apr 27, 2012
Without question, my least favorite part of worship service is the prayer of confession. Although the period of personal confession lasts only a few seconds, I dread it. Why? Because I have to face the ugliness of myself. I have to admit to myself and... read more
463 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Apr 25, 2012
ChristianBlog is an amazing place. Here, we are able to reach out, touch one another across all points of the globe. We can lift one another up, keep each other on track in our Christian walk. There are many here who excell at doing just that. One who... read more
122 words · ~1 minute to read · published Apr 25, 2012
Forgiveness. Of late, this topic has been filling my thoughts, my time. In my church, we are doing a sermon series on forgiveness, but that's just added to, not initiated my consuming interest in this topic of late. Nor is it that I have a gnawing... read more
307 words · ~1 minute to read · published Apr 24, 2012
Scars My hands, arms, legs and face are covered with scars. I've accumulated a goodly collection of scars on my body as well. Most are tiny and unobtrusive. A few stand out. I've put myself through the rigors of life over the decades and it... read more
428 words · ~1 minute to read · published Apr 24, 2012