This morning in my devotional reading from I Peter 4:15, I came across a scripture that leapt out at me and prompted me to give pause so as to ponder the link between the first line of warning in the verse and the last. The scripture verse reads: But... read more
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort where with we ourselves... read more
At times, spontaneous attacks hurl us into oblivious states of helplessness, causing us tremendous inner turmoil. This past Friday, June 17, was one of those times for me when, in midafternoon, an acute awareness of an urgent matter that needed my... read more
The beauty of the rose rivals with many flowers, but it is the flower that most, if not all, women tend to favor. Its delicate, velvety petals, whether colored in soft hues of graceful gentility or bold shades of unflinching flamboyance, woo us to its... read more
Beyond the Wall of Time We cannot see beyond the wall of time, For time was not created for that purpose; Therefore, no season of life's prime Will vow to spare us from the scurrilous. But the wall of time will disappear When past this life our... read more
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Ps. 19:1 (KJV) PicturePerfect O pictureperfect sky of blue Graced with cumulus delight How lovely is your gentle hue O pictureperfect sky of blue Please linger on that... read more
Today's Daily Bible Verse II Corinthians 12:9 (peshitta) And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you; for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore I would rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may... read more
To My CB Friends & Family: Thank you so much for your genuine concern, your precious prayers, and gracious emails during my surgery and my present recovery. I want to especially thank the Lord for the excellent work of the surgeon and his staff,... read more
TO MY CHRISTIANBLOG FRIENDS & ACQUAINTANCES I'd like to share a few of my poems about the season of autumn with you that I wrote in 2010 and 2011. "LEAVES AT PLAY" is a short rhyming eightline poem that anthropomorphizes leaves as... read more
LODGED The rain to the wind said, You push and I'll pelt. They so smote the garden bed That the flowers actually knelt, And lay downthough not dead. I know how the flowers felt. There is much to be said for the intuitive acuity of... read more
It was early morning. I had just arisen and was getting ready to fix morning coffee when I looked out my kitchen window to a scene that had enraptured me to pay closer attention. A doe was pulling the leaves from the limbs of a tree ensconced on an... read more
Do the Prisoners (Behind the Bars of Sin) Hear Our Praises to God? When we watch and listen to, or read, the news, the marketing strategists, i.e., the human puppeteers manipulating the human marionettes, are feeding us a steady diet of diatribe about... read more
Today's Daily Bible Verse reads: Luke 6:31: Do to others as you would have them do to you.(New International Version 1984) This verse of scripture is noted as The Golden Rule, and as I meditatively delve into the nuances of its full context, I... read more
Today's Daily Bible Verse is a part of ChristianBlog that I intently make a point of reading each day; and many times, I find that the verse for the day is a verse that has been on my heart, a verse that I have just read or heard referenced by a... read more
This past Thursday was a very busy day for me, because of the many errands I had to run, but I decided to make it my grocery shopping day as well. I was pretty wellstocked on the foods I'd planned to prepare for the weekend, and into the first of... read more
On Thursday, June 11 of last week, I read a wonderful blog entitled... "Learning from the fishermen"... by bethy. The link to this treasuretrove of bethy's experiences is... In her blog, she wrote of the lessons that she had learned... read more
Living in This World But Not Being of It Earlier this morning, as I sat before my computer reading the titles of CB blogs that I felt inspired to visit and read, I found a wonderful array of hope after having visited each one. Hope that inspired the... read more
WE ARE SOLDIERS Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (Eph. 6:11, KJV) We are soldiers, often laded down with oppressive trials imposed on us from an unseen force that ridicules our identity,... read more
Robert Frost, poet, playwright, 1960 Congressional Gold Medal winner, and Poet laureate of Vermont, had a way of writing poetry with bucolic charm and gusto as well as with intense insightfulness of character as exemplified in his poem entitledThe... read more
Christ Comforts His Disciples After Jesus predicts his death and predicts his betrayal and Peter's denial, he comforts his disciples with the following words: Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's... read more
The Spiritual Mind's Ability to Discipline the Flesh The mind is the seat, the center of power and consciousness, that enables us to have thoughts, feelings, ideas, and perceptions. We develop our ability to form opinions, attitudes, and acquire... read more
The Gathering of Roses (A Triolet Poem) Gather ye roses while ye may Before the dark of night befalls For all too soon they fade away Gather ye roses while ye may Respire their fragrance all the day And avow to self this firm resolve... read more
How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings.Ps. 36: 7 Some weeks ago, I heard a speaker on one of my favorite radio stations quote the scriptures that I have referenced below. I've thought a... read more
The sky is that beautiful old parchment in which the sun and the moon keep their diary. Alfred Kreymborg This quote has caused a bustle of activity within my mind of late because of my fascination with the sky, the sun, and the moon and how God... read more
One knows God, not so much through reason, nor even through the heart, but through one's feeling of complete dependence on Him, akin to the feeling experienced by an unweaned child in the arms of its mother. It does not know who holds it, warms... read more
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I am a devout Christian, a believer in the teachings of Jesus Christ. My personal interests include painting, writing, and reading nineteenth century literature.
I have published 143 blogs and shared 1,608 comments.
I published my first blog on Sunday the 26th of August 2012.
My most recent blog was published on Sunday the 7th of August 2016.