Kirk M @blessings2you

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

  I have published 2,287 blogs and 1,779 comments.

 My first blog was published on Saturday 13th of October 2007.

 My most recent blog was published on Sunday 17th of April 2016.

My Blog Archive
A few thoughts about the world, the church and Christians
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Somewhere buried in the depths of the deepest sea is what is left of sanity, both politically as well as spiritually. What I have witnessed over the past few weeks and months are things I never expected to see in my lifetime. It is as if a huge tide...
Don't be afraid to say "I love you"
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Growing up, there were three words or phrases rarely (if ever) spoken in our house. The first one was “please” . I cannot remember a single time when this word was used except in the same sense as “give me a break” . Logically, if...
The chapters of our lives
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Yesterday marked ten years since my mother passed away. She had lived with us the last year and half of her life and I had been her care-giver for many years. She was just shy of her 88th birthday when she passed. I helped do her funeral and once it...
The grace of God, and its enemies
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There are two main things that trip up a believer in Christ and cause him to stumble and fall out of the grace wherein we stand. Those two things are legalism and abuse of grace. The First Epistle of Corinthians shows the depravity of thought and...
The higher ground of sound doctrine
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Oh, give me a home where the Buffalo roam Where the Deer and the Antelope play; Where seldom is heard a discouraging word, And the sky is not cloudy all day. This song, “Home on the range” , is the official state song of Kansas where I grew...
Open arms and open hearts
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Crying out from the very depths of the soul, the pain associated with the loss has no equal. When I was about 12 years old, my dad took me and my little dog “Blackie” out to the VFW to fish and play. About the time we left, Blackie started...
Sharing my heart regarding my heart
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Since I do know how long my arm/hand will cooperate, I thought I should try and compose a blog. The difficult part is that I could compose twenty blogs filled with thoughts and research I have done recently. But, alas, I have to work within the...
A message to my friends here at Christian Blog
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I usually try and write a blog on Sunday, even when I can't on other days. All I can say is there is a conspiracy of some sort afflicting my body that makes writing a blog challenging. I have developed a pronounced shiver or shake in my left arm....
It took a miracle
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In the middle of my computer screen sits a two inch blue, white and brown circle, surrounded by blackness. This is what the planet earth looked like when an astronaut took the picture while on the moon many years ago. I guess I like this picture so...
The brokenness of God
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We talk a lot about brokenness as believers. The idea of being broken carries many different meanings and in some ways is unique to each person because we are all different. When looking up the definition of brokenness, I was amazed by how man...
The anthem of a believer's heart
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Here I stand before you Lord, without a stitch of self-righteousness. Here I stand before you Lord, fully clothed in your glory and adorned with your grace. I have nothing to give you save the life you gave me, I can do nothing for you outside of your...
The heaviness upon my heart
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My heart is filled with sadness as I sit here this morning thinking about the past week. So many things have happened here at CB and in our individual lives, and many of them have not been positive. I feel so helpless in that there is very little I...
Standing, eduring and making it through the battle
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I will be the first to admit that due to my physical battles, I am not the same person I was a few years ago, or even last year. Things that used to come easily to me now are a struggle. There are days when my mind is clicking on all cylinders and...
Subduing tension with peace
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One of the definitions of “tension” is; a state of wariness, mistrust, controlled hostility, or fear of hostility felt by countries, groups, or people in their dealings with one another. I remember back in the summer of 1981 when my parents...
The simplicity of ONE
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Why do we have to make things so difficult? My wife was telling us about two women at work, one was 37 and still was taught math the way I know it. The other is in college right now. The problem was a simple addition of two numbers. The older person...
The luckiest men and women on earth
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Lou Gehrig, the great New York Yankees first baseman, gave a short but powerful speech as he bid farewell to his fans on July 4, 1939. The speech was necessary due to his diagnosis of ALS (which has come to be called Lou Gehrig disease). This gruesome...
Rejection draws us closer to God
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There are times, when for no apparent reason, I find myself transported back to June of 1984. It was at that time that I received the most personally devastating news I ever got in my life. I was told, after faithfully serving in the ministry for...
Longing for a simpler time
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Yesterday, for reasons unknown to me, first the DISH went out (meaning no television) and then the internet went out. It was snowing outside but I cannot believe our meager 3-4 inches of snow would cause the end of life as we know it. Seriously, have...
Salting their oats and shining as lights
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Jesus said that those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, shall be filled. This statement implies that there are some who DO NOT hunger and thirst for righteousness. Those with no hunger or thirst have no desire to know the truth. They can have...
The curse of arrogance and narcissism
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I once knew a man who thought he knew it all. As is the case with most people like this, the man in due time found out he actually knew very little. What brings a man from the pinnacle of self confidence to the depths of humbleness? The answer lies in...
Dealing with a crisis of faith
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If you live long enough and stay faithful to God's Word enough years; sooner or later you will find yourself in a “crisis of faith” . This crisis is usually brought on by a series of life-changing events that rock a person's world,...
Establishing the will of God in our lives
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For fairly obvious reasons, I am genuinely happy to see 2015 come to a close. This year, even more than 2014, has tested my patience and faith more than any year in quite awhile. The seemingly endless parade of physical woes I have encountered this...
The heart of the shepherds
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Sometimes the road that stretches before us is a glorious highway and other times it is but a rocky path. Regardless of the state of life's road, we must always remember that we never walk this path alone. We are surrounded by the glory of God and...
All bad things run their course in due time
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Little did I think a month ago that it would take me this long to write another blog after my heart ablation. What was supposed to entail a night in the hospital and a few days of rest ended up being 14 days in hospitals and feeling absolutely...
Remembering the goodness and wonder of our God
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As many people dwell upon everything wrong with their lives, I have thought often recently about all the good, cool, amazing and wonderful things I have enjoyed in my 62 years upon this earth. We certainly feel better and live longer if we dwell on...