John B. Abela @johnabela

  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 1 year, 8 months and 14 days.

  I have published 7 blogs and 56 comments.

 My first blog was published on Wednesday 6th of September 2017.

 My most recent blog was published on Wednesday 8th of May 2019.

My Blog Archive
Rosh Chodesh Iyar, The Bitter Water Tree
A few days ago, part of the Christian community, mostly those of the Jewish, Messianic, and some Orthodox, celebrated Rosh Chodesh Iyar. For most Western Christian sects, that probably means little to nothing, and I would suspect that the vast...
The Early Bird
This morning I opened a window looking out into my backyard. The sun had not yet come up, but it was just bright enough to see outside. There was a single bird in the grass, hunting for an early breakfast. Normally, throughout the day, there are a...
Finding Peace
I don't know about you, but sometimes life just seems to go from being totally fine to being a total bit of chaos. That is where Colossians 3:15 can remind me to stop and take a moment to reflect: And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,...
Don't Get Stuck In A Rut
One of the things that I see a lot of bloggers do is get stuck in a single type of blogging style. Most blogs fall into a few different blogging styles: Informational - These blogs are usually the type of blogs that go into details of certain Bible...
A Thankful Heart
I wanted to send a grateful, heartful, "thank you" to those of you that have helped me out over the last week. As I shared a few days ago, things have not been going all that good for me, both financially and with my health. I am truly...
Twelve legions of angels!
Matthew 26:53, ESV: Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? These are the word of Christ, just before He was taken captive, the night before He was crucified on the cross. A...
My friend Harry
I have a friend, by the name of Harry. Harry is not hairy. Harry has been with me on every major adventure of my life for the last 25 years. Harry is a lizard. Harry is a plastic lizard. I have no idea why Harry is a friend, he just is. I have no idea...
Are you really a Christian?
Christianity What is it that describes that word? It is a matter of Romans 10:9? if you will confess with your mouth our Lord Jesus and will believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. Or what about Acts 16:31? And...
3 Things I Have Learned More About God The Older I've Gotten
  As we grow older we hopefully grow deeper in our relationship with Jesus Christ. Below are three ways that I have learned more about God the older that I have gotten. What matters, matters, ignore everything else. An older and great man of God that...
From Bad To Blessed
Sometimes in life things just end up working out for the worse - beyond worse, just downright bad. Things that are outside of your control - beyond your ability to do anything about them. Things that make you want to throw in the towel - but not just...
The Lost Days
  The other day I was thinking about a Bible that has been sitting on a shelf, untouched, for about ten years. It was once one of my most cherished positions. It went everywhere I went. I preached from it twice a week for years. It went with me on...
Yippee! New Beginnings
Romans 12:2 (peshitta) Do not imitate the way of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, that you may discern what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. It is never too late to remind yourself of Romans 12:2, which...