Daily Bible Verse
Matthew 3:17 (peshitta)
And behold, a voice from heaven, which said, This is my beloved Son, with whom I am pleased.
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ChristianBlog Account+
published . 1 min read
It has been many years since ChristianBlog.Com has had strict home page display criteria. With changes coming to the website in 2017 we are finding the need to put some additional criteria into the display of blogs on our home pages. Effective October 22, 2016 the following requirements will be implemented in order to have your blogs displayed on both home pages. Blogger cannot have a free account. (meaning: you must be a PLUS or PRO account blogger) Blogger must have at least five (5) friends, not including the default @christianblog or @abelajohnb accounts (meaning: making friends is important, as it results in higher blog views) Blogger must have a 1:1 ratio of blogs and blog comments. (meaning: if you have 200 blogs you must have at least 200 comments that you have posted) Blogger...
The homecoming day
K Reynolds+
published . 3 min read
The day my family and a lot of friends have been waiting for finally arrived. The signs were all there. We kept being told the day would come but... we had to wait until the right time had arrived. My daughter-in-law had to have an emergency c-section when she was 31 weeks pregnant. While the survival rate is much better than it was even a few years ago, the situation is still very critical even though my grandson was over four pounds when he was born. He simply was not ready to be born yet and even at this age the lungs underdeveloped. My grandson spent several weeks in NICU. He was breathing on his own completely in less than 24 hours but still, he remained in NICU. He developedneonatal jaundice which is not uncommon even for newborns. I wasn't too worried as his father had that as...
Patience in the midst of chaos
John B. Abela+
published . 2 min read
There is something about the holiday seasons that seems to cause people to have elevated stress. Beyond the food, family, buying of gifts, and all of that stuff. It just seems as if people start getting all frazzled during the holidays. Though all the music is of holiday cheer and happy times. Though at the heart of it all, at least what it is suppose to be, is the coming together of family and friends for a few days, or maybe just a few hours, spent together. Perhaps is the travelling. Perhaps it is the fact that others around you are all in a state of high stress and chaos. Perhaps it is just the jolliness of the season. Perhaps, even, it is because you do not celebrate Christmas and it is just another day on a calendar for you and everybody around you is in the Christmas spirit -...
My friend beth
K Reynolds+
published . 3 min read
Today is my friend Beth's birthday. Generally we say, “Happy Birthday” but I know that Beth's husband passed away this year and therefore things like holidays and birthdays bring a great deal of pain. I can't make it better. I can't even be there to just give her a hug as there is a distance of about 500 miles between us. What I can do is just simply let her know how much I love and appreciate her. Her husband's username on CB is “Blessings2you” and as one of his friends, I know that was a desire of his heart... to be a blessing to people, particularly those in crisis. God granted him that desire and he truly was a blessing to not just myself but other members of the CB community. In the “real world” , I believe that he was often one of...
We are rushing into a daniel 10 season
John Knox+
published . 3 min read
I believe in my spirit that we are on the cusp of the greatest move of God that the earth has witnessed since the crucifixion.  I sense in the spirit that God is re-aligning the nations according to his blue print that was devised before the beginning of time.  The amazing and incredible truth is that God asks that his believers join in with him to bring about his will on earth as in heaven.  The Holy Spirit is gathering together those who have ears to hear to stand in the gap and pray Gods will into existence. I am not a super avid listener and devourer of the news but I like to keep up with the headlines.  As I have watched the unfolding of world events I notice that the world’s powers are being jockeyed into different positions, more so over the latter half of...
Lean in closer to me
John Knox+
published . 1 min read
This is not my blog but a devotional that I read yesterday from a book entitled “Mornings with the Holy Spirit’ that quickened my spirit.  So much so  that I sensed the Holy Spirit wished to share this with the wider body of Christ. Lean into my heart for I wish you to hear what I am thinking about you.  I want you to feel what I am feeling about you.  My heart is overwhelmed with loved for you.  Lean in and listen to my heart.  My thoughts toward you are good and my love for you is perfect.  When you see yourself through my eyes through he eyes of love and the blood of Christ you will more readily receive my love.  Love yourself and love others.  Lean into my heart. The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He...
The blessing of disappointment
Nancy Stank
published . 4 min read
Disappointment is described as "the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one's hopes or expectations". (Macmillan, 2016) I felt a need to write about disappointment today. Disappointment surrounds us daily, we can be disappointed in our children, or our spouse, our job, our life... ... .. I could go on and on, and most days I am guilty of feeling disappointed about something. Most often by things, events, and outcomes that are beyond my control. I waste a lot of energy focusing on the things I cannot change. When my kids come to me with this overcast feeling of disappointment I tell them that it will all be okay, that they may feel sad now but that sadness will subside and the events eventually become life lessons they can look back upon and grow...
Life in the redwoods
John B. Abela+
published . 1 min read
I have been blessed to live in the Redwoods of Northern California for over twenty years. I originate from the hot dry Mojave Desert of Southern California where it was [F114] the day I moved. Life in the Redwoods is typically a very calm life, with little of the hectic lifestyle that one deals with in places like Los Angeles and New York, both places I have been too and have no desire to return too. Of course with this comes a few downsides such as being really far away from any major towns, many of the features and amenities that exist in big cities, slower internet, and periodic power outages. One simply has to decide what they want in life. A Life with Christ is the same way. It can be as chaotic or as peaceful as you want. It offers lifestyle choices that you might find good, and...
Bestowing our burdens
Nancy Stank
published . 3 min read
Today I'm reflecting on how much I've learned as a mother over the last 15 years. How far I have come, and how far I have to go. And most importantly, how I find it easier and easier to put my "mom worries" in God's hands. I think for the most part, the worries of a mom are much different than those of a father. We, as moms, spend a good deal of time stressing about things that are beyond our control. And why? It must be one of our earthly flaws that make it difficult to rest in Him, (sometimes rest at all) knowing full-well He will sort everything out. Unfortunately, I have always been one of those people who cares too much about what other people think, especially when I was younger. As I age, I have learned to find contentment in who I am, who God made me. I have...
The Lord above all!
Les B+
published . 3 min read
Psa. 95: 2,3 -"Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God." (NASB) The Heavenly Father through His Spirit continues pressing upon heart; He is the Lord God above all things. Creator of all things and above any circumstance or situation we face. Whether in calm or midst of uncertainty and storms. He is God of everything. Overcomer, Author of Life and Conqueror of all. The Spirit questions why so disheartened, concerned, anxious, and fearful? Is our Lord not God of everything? Did He not create all which lives, moves, and has it's being both in the physical and spiritual realm? Who has the Victory? Is it not the Lord God of all? Is anything to difficult for Him? Give thanks for the One above...
When all seems lost - God is there
Les B+
published . 2 min read
Psalm 91: 14 - "Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name. “He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble ... " (NASB) O Gracious Father please tell, Though ways higher than I. Why Lord God, seems more than can endure? The answer ... You want to make pure. Does an easier path exist? Without daily pain persist. Supposed to not question You, Help me Lord in my unbelief to remain true! Mind and body groan each day, Both appear to waste away. You say when weak, In Christ I am strong. Help me see it Lord, Too carry on. Life requires death so You say, No longer I, Jesus strength do pray. All possessed resides in one hand, Holding nothing, grasp faith underneath Your wings do...