1. His Kingdom is Forever
    23 Jan, 2018
    His Kingdom is Forever
    I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him.  And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.  Daniel 7:13-14 In the book Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell there is a chapter set in a
  2. Deliverance From This Present Evil Age
    04 Oct, 2017
    Deliverance From This Present Evil Age
    Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. Galatians 1:3-5 Years ago I was trying to clear the brush from an area in our yard.  As my shovel dug into one area of the earth, a swarm of ground bees teemed out of the ground.  I made a run for it, and, thankfully, escaped the attack without one sting. That
  3. Fear, Anxiety, and the Kingdom
    08 May, 2017
    Fear, Anxiety, and the Kingdom
    Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.  Luke 12:32 When I was child I was afraid of all kinds of things.  Some of those things were normal kid fears . . . like things that go bump in the night.  Some were fears adults may continue to have . . . like tornadoes.  And some were a little idiosyncratic to me, I'm sure . . . like the fear that I had somehow contracted tuberculous even though all I had was a little cough.  As an adult my fears have
  4. The Joy and Treasure of the Kingdom
    22 Feb, 2017
    The Joy and Treasure of the Kingdom
    "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field." Matthew 13:44 This week I had a pleasant surprise.  Katelyn, my youngest daughter, asked me if I had any soothing music she could listen to at night.  So we looked through my old CD's to find something soothing for her to listen to. While we were searching for soothing tuneage, I came across some CD's I hadn't seen in years . . .
  5. Inauguration Day
    20 Jan, 2017
    Inauguration Day
    The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool."  Psalm 110:1 Today the inauguration ceremony for the President of the United States will occur.  It is estimated that around 800,000 people will attend the ceremony to watch Donald J. Trump be sworn in as the 45th President of our nation.   Some people in our country are very happy that this day has arrived, and they are celebrating.  Others are upset and greatly concerned due to the various
  6. And Such Were Some of You
    06 Jun, 2016
    And Such Were Some of You
    Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.  And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 I read somewhere that