Our emotional life
The fruit of the Spirit is joy –that’s Gal 5:22.
I take this to mean that the Spirit wants us to be joyful. Happy.
This is emotional as well as spiritual and rational.
Now, our emotional life is very different from our mental life.
In fact, our emotions carry on a life of their...
Delivered from the Peril of Death
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by...
Is America worthy of being blessed by God these days?
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good...
The convicting ministry of the Spirit
We don’t want to talk about it.
I don’t like to talk about it.
More to the point, I don’t like to even think about it.
But we have to talk about it.
“It” is judgment. The Lake of Fire. The wrath of God.
In John 16:8-11, Jesus tells us...
A Revolutionary idea
We are coming up on the 4th of July holiday in America, which celebrates the time when our Founding Fathers started a revolution.
It was about liberty, it was about taxes, it was about a lot of things.
How to make your daily life meaningful
We have been listening to what the Lord has to say to us in Colossians 3. This chapter of the Bible teaches us the basic three-step of daily Christianity.
We put away the things of the old man.
We have our minds renewed with the word of God.
We put on the attitudes and behaviors of the New...
So we have been dealing with a group of difficult subjects over the past few weeks in these blogs.
So I decided it was a good time for a blog that will comfort and uplift us. Me included.
So this is simply some gentle writing about the love of God. No pictures this week –just soothing words from the Bible.
Which is OK to do from time to...
I asked - and it was not given
Ray Almeida was not cured of cancer.
Ray Almeida died of cancer.
Ray was a very big deal in my life. He was my friend. He was a father figure. He was my guide, and my mentor, and a heroic person in my life. I looked up to...