Nov 022017
 
Aproaching sin

“And if thine eye doth cause thee to stumble (sin), pluck it out and cast from thee; it is good for thee one-eyed to enter into the life, rather than having two eyes to be cast to the gehenna of the fire.”–Matt. 18:9 Young’s Literal Translation When Jesus stated these words he was not ordering […]

Sep 302017
 
Teach and Remember

We are all very aware of the fact that malcontents are going around and pulling down war memorials along with historical monuments. This is even being encouraged by so-called civil rights organizations. These activities are evil and mostly senseless. Some do not like some aspects of history but it is important to remember the past […]

Sep 062017
 
The Laments of David

It seems that depression for me is something that is always there but just swells up and down like the tide along a lake. Loneliness is also its companion. I just could not stop thinking of many of the laments of David in the Psalms and elsewhere. He was let down by so many and […]

Aug 172017
 
A short look at 1 Peter 5:4

“And when the Great Shepherd appears, you will receive a crown of never-ending glory and honor.” -1 peter 5:4 I like this verse, penned under inspiration, by Simon Peter. The “Great Shepherd” is Jesus, our God (EL). The basic word for God in Hebrew is EL and is an Aleph and Lamda, an Ox head […]

Jun 142017
 
The Lady at the Well

I was looking at a James Tissot painting of the Samaritan women at the well and I started to ponder about the account which is found in the “Book of John”, chapter 4. In Eastern Orthodox tradition this women was named “Photina”, which means something like, “luminous one”. I doubt if that was her actual […]

May 252017
 
Don't be overly rigid....

Although we must avoid giving in to worldly activities or running with the crowd we must not be overly rigid either. I am sometimes finding that Christians are being closed minded and not thinking, even condemning other believers for differing opinions on secondary issues. I myself have been condemned by other Christians (?) because I […]

May 252017
 
The Mark of Cain

What was the Mark of Cain? And was this mark a blessing or curse? The Book of Genesis does not go into the greatest detail on this but merely mentions that God placed it on Cain to protect him. It was a shield of sorts. One can read the text of Genesis, chapter four, and […]