Blog Archive: Kirk M

The following blogs, if any, are all of the blogs published by Kirk M @blessings2you

When I was 15, I snuck out at 1:00 am and together with a delinquent buddy I had at the time, went to the golf course about a mile away and using flashlights took all the golf balls we could find in the creek that meandered through the course. All was... read more
680 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 14, 2014
I have been admiring this beautiful ice formation for days. Each day it grows a little bit more as the snow on the roof melts and drips down to the bottom. I guess I better enjoy it for our temperatures will really be climbing over the next week. In... read more
462 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 13, 2014
There are many sections in God's Word that present few problems in translation or understanding. These sections (or verses) stand on their own and communicate the heart of what is being said with no need for commentary or intense scrutiny. Many of... read more
591 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 12, 2014
Peter was a good Jewish man who followed the law and would never dream of doing something against the law. Although he was the leader of the emerging church in Jerusalem, his Jewish roots ran deep. It is truly a fascinating study to look at how God... read more
622 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 11, 2014
In 1966 I was diagnosed with a heart murmur which prevented me from playing football, going to the Colorado Boy Scout ranch and other “cool” things. Although I did not notice this condition, it greatly disturbed my mom who was a RN. In fact,... read more
952 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Feb 09, 2014
There are many things in the Bible which are very difficult to digest and apply in our lives. One of those things is found in Philippians 1:1518: Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: 16The one preach Christ... read more
493 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 06, 2014
The more we can keep the things of God simple, the greater our understanding of spiritual matters will grow. Over the years I have seen countless people (including myself) get so hung up on the minute details of God's Word that they lose sight of... read more
653 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 05, 2014
Many years ago I made the conscious decision to allow my life to be an open book. A person cannot open the book in some areas but not in others. That is not an open book. As difficult as it is to share what goes on in my life (both good and bad), it... read more
756 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Feb 04, 2014
Early Saturday morning as I was looking at the weather on the computer, I blew my nose. Much to my surprise the tissue suddenly turned bright red. Oh no, I thought, another nose bleed. I have had many of these nasty animals over the years and they are... read more
693 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Feb 03, 2014
Our contentment is absolutely not dependent upon the abundance we enjoy in this life. Our contentment has very little to do with how much money we have or our place in society. Our contentment is spiritual and not physical or material. Our contentment... read more
568 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 02, 2014
In direct contrast to those who believe it pays off financially to act and look religious (as we saw in 1 Timothy 6:5), there sits one of the most remarkable verses in the New Testament in 1 Timothy 6:6: But godliness with contentment is great gain. A... read more
606 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 30, 2014
Perhaps the biggest question that haunts Christians and hinders their ability to walk faithfully in fellowship with Christ is WHY God does not answer their prayers or WHY He allows bad things to happen to them. Rare indeed is the case when a young... read more
616 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 29, 2014
In an interview, Mark Hall (lead singer and songwriter for Casting Crowns) had this profound thing to say about what I have been describing as godliness; Hall's fundamental message remains: "I want to shake people up and help them see that... read more
688 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 28, 2014
I would like to try and tackle a very difficult, yet extremely important section of God's Word dealing with godliness. Although the verses we will look at were written long ago, they could have been written this morning. What Paul wrote to Timothy... read more
728 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 26, 2014
In July of 1972 while conducting a two week class, the level of faith among the group grew with each passing day as they learned about how wonderful, faithful and true the Word of God is. Most of these people were under 25 years of age and many were... read more
684 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 24, 2014
According to 1 Timothy 3:16, the mystery of godliness was manifested in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world and received up into glory. Who or what accurately and completely meets... read more
621 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 23, 2014
Quoting from “A Critical Lexicon and Concordance to the English and Greek New Testament” by E. W. Bullinger; here is what Mr. Bullinger had to say about the English word “godliness” : Godliness (eusebeia) relates to real, true,... read more
636 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 22, 2014
The ability to apply what the Word of God teaches to daily life is a challenge that has led many a Christian down the road to either religiosity or abuse of grace. It seems that the vast majority of Christians either want to put on a robe and live... read more
570 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 21, 2014
We all have our opinions, interpretations, doctrines and beliefs. These things have been formed over time by the teaching we have received, study we have done and experiences we have lived. Due to these things, there are great differences that arise... read more
734 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 19, 2014
Rumor has it that I was born on this date in 1853 (or so it seems based on how I feel today). Having lived for so long, I feel a special ability to impart wisdom regarding the art of living. I learned long ago that most of things we think are so... read more
530 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 16, 2014
Is boldness to be equated with being obnoxious? Is the willingness to speak the Word of God fearlessly to be equated with being calloused or uncaring? Is being a witness to your faith the same as publically denouncing the faith of everyone else? When... read more
488 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 15, 2014
Last Monday morning the temperature outside was minus 10 degrees with a wind chill of minus 30. Inside, we were comfortably enjoying 68 degree heat.. Suddenly the electricity went out and during the 3 hours it was out, the temperature in the house... read more
678 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 12, 2014
Wandering, searching, lost and alone; wondering if they will ever make it home. This is the mantra of many a lost soul, held captive by pain and a prisoner of rage. No one to help them and no one who cares; these are the woes of those lost in the... read more
479 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 10, 2014
God does not require that we know everything in His Word, but He does lay out five specific things He does not want us to be ignorant of. Ignorance is defined as having a lack of knowledge or understanding in a matter. Please join me as we look at... read more
629 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 09, 2014
I was 19 years old, working for the ministry and engaged to the only woman I had ever truly loved. What more could a young man want? I was living a fairy tale and enjoying every minute of it. My fairy tale was shattered into a million pieces in early... read more
789 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 08, 2014
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