Blog Archive: John B. Abela

The following blogs, if any, are all of the blogs published by John B. Abela @abelajohnb

A place of peacefulness. We all hopefully have them, and we all need one. One of those places that you go to when you just need to unwind. For a long time that place has been out in the Redwood forest of Northern California. Before that, I would just... read more
585 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jul 02, 2013
With the recent success of The History Channel's cable tv series 'The Bible' it had me wondering lately if all that "tv success" has resulted in any actual growth in the places of worship throughout the United States. It has... read more
416 words · ~1 minute to read · published May 20, 2013
In my ongoing blog series on tips to be a better blogger I have typically tried to approach the issue from a technical perspective. Using tools and techniques and services to help you learn ways to achieve higher levels of viewership. Today I would... read more
214 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jan 30, 2013
Hello All, I thought some of you might be interested in knowing the top blogs published here at ChristianBlog.Com over the course of 2012, so I have put together the following lists for you! ChristianBlog.Com is by no means any sort of competition... read more
413 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jan 01, 2013
Greetings Friends, This week the ChristianBlog.Com website is celebrating its 7th years of being online. It was way back on December 11th 2005 that work began on what has now become the worlds largest Christianbased blog publishing website. I had... read more
728 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Dec 16, 2012
I love the book of Romans. Much like I love the Book of Leviticus. Romans 12 has so much powerful meat within it. It is nearly impossible to truly understand the depth and purpose of verse 12 without going back to verses 4 and 5 which state, "For... read more
214 words · ~1 minute to read · published Oct 04, 2012
In my preferred Bible translation, the Peshitta, this verse reads a bit differently not that one is better than the other, just that it reads differently and I really enjoy the differences and both of them indicate to me two different acts that I... read more
408 words · ~1 minute to read · published Sep 12, 2012
It is not every day that the world sees the Muslims Jews and Christians uniting together. A recent decision in Germany to criminalize circumcision has resulted in just such a unification. This article is not to argue the legal reasons that Germany has... read more
713 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Sep 10, 2012
I suppose we Christians can put this one under the "duh" category, but we all have to accept that the other 6 billion people of the world do not actually take the Bible for what is says. A news story that has become a hottopic today is that... read more
429 words · ~1 minute to read · published Aug 13, 2012
One of the truly great blessings of living in the middle of the Redwood forest of Northern California is the pure beauty of creation. To have the honor of standing in the midst of a forest that is filled with trees that have seen over 200 generations... read more
251 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jun 25, 2012
This is a great verse! Psalm 95:12 is the first for those who understand the power of praise! Whether you can sing or not. Whether you are mute or able to shout to the heavens. Whether you speak with your mouth or your hands, Psalm 95:12 is here to... read more
211 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jun 19, 2012
The nicest weather of the year is upon us here in the Redwoods of Northern California. There are a few weeks out of every year when the weather just turns magical and pretty much everybody, whether they like going outside or not, go outside for the... read more
172 words · ~1 minute to read · published May 30, 2012
I remember a time when I was a youth minister and there was a conflict between two of the young adults within the group. They were close to falling in love with each other and neither of the parents were happy about it. Being the soft hearted kind of... read more
509 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 29, 2012
The famous Otzi the Iceman is now being credited as providing modern day scientist with the oldest known blood sample from a human being. They believe that Otzi lived around 5,300 years ago in the mountains of modern day Austria and Italy. He is on... read more
590 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 05, 2012
Greetings All, I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who have stepped forward to help support the ChristianBlog.Com website and thus myself by becoming Pledge Partners, and to those who help answer our website support questions, and to all... read more
200 words · ~1 minute to read · published Apr 30, 2012
What do you do when the darkness begins to surround you? When the fear of believing all is lost? When you feel all hope for yourself has passed by? You have two choices allow the darkness to win or submit your soul to the light. read more
59 words · ~1 minute to read · published Apr 14, 2012
To me, if I take this passage all by itself, it is a very difficult passage of scripture to wrap my head around. It has some aspects to it that you normally do not find within the trilogy books of John it is one of those verses that just goes so far... read more
697 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Apr 13, 2012
I think the amazing power of this verse has to do with being a child of God and how we as children of God are Christlike. When we go from being the old man to the new man in Christ, we become that Christlikeness that this verse speaks of. When it... read more
188 words · ~1 minute to read · published Apr 12, 2012
To me this is one of the most powerful verses within the entire Bible. It speaks of the absolute truth of the Power of God and the human soul. It lays out the foundation that if you are a child of God, than the power that exists within the... read more
219 words · ~1 minute to read · published Apr 11, 2012
A few days ago I had the honor of writing the second newsletter for ChristianBlog.Com and the main highlight of the newsletter was talking about how awesome it is to be a Christian Blogger right now. While I was writing the newsletter I found myself... read more
851 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Mar 12, 2012
I like house plants I am just going to admit it... I like them. I have all different kinds of indoor plants. Some over the last few years have died but for the most part I have a very good record going for keeping them alive. I like them because... read more
807 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 04, 2012
There are 19 primary Spiritual Gifts, with an additional 6 that many consider should be included. The Gift of Government The Gift of Apostle The Gift of Discernment The Gift of Evangelism The Gift of Exhortation The Gift of Faith The Gift of Giving... read more
388 words · ~1 minute to read · published Aug 31, 2011
951 Paris is founded 1099 First Crusade: 15,000 starving Christian soldiers march in religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders look on. 1680 The first confirmed tornado in America kills a servant at Cambridge, Massachusetts.... read more
87 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jul 08, 2011
1456 A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death 1534 European colonization of the Americas: first known exchange between Europeans and natives of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in New Brunswick. 1550 Chocolate introduced... read more
251 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jul 07, 2011
Today in USA history: 1586 Birth of Thomas Hooker a colonial American pastor and an originator of the earliest system of federal government in America. 1775 Congress issues "Declaration of the Causes & Necessity of Taking up Arms,"... read more
283 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jul 06, 2011
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