John B. Abela @abelajohnb

  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 48 years, 10 months and 20 days.

  I have published 252 blogs and 1,386 comments.

 My first blog was published on Thursday 15th of December 2005.

 My most recent blog was published on Wednesday 28th of March 2018.

My Blog Archive
Mobile Growth at ChristianBlog, 2018
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It has been three years since I shared insights into how mobile growth here at ChristianBlog.Com has grown. Back in 2015, the mobile growth was just beginning to overtake desktop usage, and now, in early 2018 with the proliferation of smartphones,...
The road is out there somewhere!
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Sometimes it can be hard to see where the road is. You are driving down the road and it starts to rain - not just any rain, but really really raining kind of rain. The kind of rain where all you want to do is get off the road and stop. Unfortunately,...
Knowing where you are going
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Ever been lost? Every look down and wonder if you are going in the right direction? Ever have that moment when you just stop and have a feeling the direction you are going is not the direction you should be going? Ever have that instinctive feeling...
The Lords Camp
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The host of angels of the LORD encamps round about them that worship him, and delivers them. - Psalms 34:7 (peshitta)
A little holiday cheer!
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The holiday cheermeister is soon to arrive! A cheermeister, for those unaware, is an annual party where a whole town is invited to partake of a celebration. So often in the news the only cheermeistering that we hear about is when activists take over a...
Patience in the midst of Chaos
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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...
Life in the Redwoods
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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...
Daily Bible verses, tithing, and the three most important things!
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This morning I opened the ChristianBlog.Com website and lo-and-behold there was noDaily Bible Verse displaying! "Meh?" I asked myself. Turns out, today is a leap day, and because there has not been a Feb 29th over the last three years we...
Hearing the Word of God without any benefit
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the word which they heard did not profit them - Hebrews 4:2 (Peshitta) Every so often I will listen to The Word of Promise audiobible instead of some music, while I am working. Yesterday I started at Galatians and made it to the end of Hebrews 3....
Mobile Growth at ChristianBlog
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A look into the growth of mobile use at ChristianBlog.Com Over the last year I have invested a great many hours into the redevelopment of the design and layout of the ChristianBlog.Com website, and I have continued to make the statement that it is...
A Look At "Logos Bible Software", Version 6
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Greetings Christian Bloggers, Logos Bible Software is an indispensable tool for a lot of clergy and those who really enjoy doing in-depth Bible studies - it also has a place on the computers of Christian bloggers and Christian writers. Version 6 of...
Patti Smith & The Vatican's Annual Christmas Concert. Grace Extended or Something More?
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So there has been an uproar as of late due to the invitation of Patti Smith to perform at the Vatican's annual Christmas Concert, which I suppose is rather understandable, throughout not just the Catholic church but throughout Italy and beyond. In...
Celebrating Rosh Hashanah, 2014
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Today as I, and others, hopefully, celebrate Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) I am offered yet again, a chance to reflect on life a bit differently than on the Western/Gregorian calendar "New year celebration" that will happen in just 98...
Disney set to release 20th anniversary soundtrack for Lion King!
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It sure does not seem like it, but 20 years ago Disney released The Lion King. To celebrate they are releasing a 20th anniversary soundtrack, it is going to have the original songs PLUS an additional 30 minutes of previously unreleased score....
Reaching A Goal
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In late October of 2010 I realized I had a problem... a weight problem.I had known it in the back of my mind for a few years, but one day I found myself sitting in the parking lot of the local mall ready to go inside and buy 'yet another' pair...
December Blessings, Day 7 - Transforming of the Heart
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This is the 7th of a multi-part series called “December, 31 Days of Blessings” in which each day for the month of December I will(hopefully)experience something throughout the day, or previous day, that is a blessing to me in some way....
December Blessings, Day 6 - Trapped Like A Rat!
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This is the 6th of a 31 part series called “December, 31 Days of Blessings” in which each day for the month of December I will(hopefully)experience something throughout the day, or previous day, that is a blessing to me in some way. Trapped...
December Blessings, Day 4 - The Fire of Life
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This is the 4th of a multi-part series called “December, 31 Days of Blessings” in which each day for the month of December I will (hopefully) experience something throughout the day, or previous day, that is a blessing to me in some way. The...
December Blessings, Day 3 - Everyday Sandals
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This is the 3rd of a 31 part series called “December, 31 Days of Blessings” in which each day for the month of December I will (hopefully) experience something throughout the day, or previous day, that is a blessing to me in some way....
December Blessings, Day 2 - The reassurance of faith.
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This is the 2nd of a 31 part series called “December, 31 Days of Blessings” in which each day for the month of December I will (hopefully) experience something throughout the day, or previous day, that is a blessing to me in some way. The...
December Blessings, Day 1
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This is the 1st of a 31 part series called “December, 31 Days of Blessings” in which each day for the month of December I will (hopefully) experience something throughout the day, or previous day, that is a blessing to me in some way. Never...
This is cool: Amazon Matchbook for Kindle owners
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‹ ‹ ‹ Hey all, this is a really cool feature that I saw announced today...
Beaten paths are for beaten men
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“Beaten paths are for beaten men.” - Eric A. Johnson This is a really interesting and great quote in so many ways. When I first saw it I just had to write it down so I could remind myself of some of the deep truth this statement can present...
Is worshiping a sacrifice?
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For over three decades I have been keeping a little book with quotes that have come to my mind - they often inspire me years later when I flip through it. Here is one of the ones that have stuck with me for the last year in ways that I am still...
The simplification of life
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Let's face it, sometime life just gets complicated. Some thrive for that style of a life, others seek a life of simple peacefulness. I love the image in this blog because it so often explains my own life - and how complicated I tend to make both...