I learned something today. As you all know, it’s April Fool’s Day. I try pranking people from time to time. Sometimes it works, but mostly it doesn’t. I did learn something today about the origin of this day that I didn’t know before. It actually started with a bill passed in the US Congress in … Continue reading 2019-04-01 On This Day In History
“So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.” Romans 6:11 I live in the country and spend a lot of time outdoors. One of my activities is clearing brush and keeping it down. The Box Elder is a particularly difficult tree to eradicate. You can cut the … Continue reading 2019-03-29 A Matter of Perspective
“Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation” 2 Cor. 6:b I heard a song the other day that reminded me of springtime in my senior year of high school. This was a time of new life for me because I escaped the madness of my father. Freedom has a … Continue reading 2019-03-28 The Trees Sing For Joy!
“If because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:17 I did not intend to steer the topic towards Holy Week, but here I am. Here … Continue reading 2019-03-27 Who Are You, Lord?
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 Spring is in the air, with all sorts of birds now showing up in Central Minnesota. Sunday, I had a bluebird splashing in a puddle. The red-winged blackbirds are singing like crazy. Of course, Canadian geese fill … Continue reading 2019-03-26 A Two-Sided Coin
The Lord said to Joshua, “Get up! Why have you fallen on your face?” Joshua 7:10 Have you ever been reprimanded? Hard? I have. I can tell you I didn’t like it one bit, but it made me a better man. It turns out, I’m not the first to have this happen. Joshua, God’s hand-picked … Continue reading 2019-03-25 A Severe Reprimand
“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16 There I have it. That’s the solution to my struggles. It’s so simple that I’m ashamed to admit that I don’t understand it. Well, I sometimes truly don’t understand it. Actually, I do understand it all … Continue reading 2019-03-20 The Limp More Pronounced