Category Archives: Musings

Thinking out loud. Or posting my thoughts.

What are my motives?

Chuck Swindoll recently said that we should regularly ask ourselves three questions: Is this the right thing to do? What is my motive? Will this bring glory to God? Those three questions prompted some introspection regarding why I do the … Continue reading

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Faith or Works?

Salvation by faith or by works? For all of my Christian life, I have been taught that salvation (entry into the family of God, into the Kingdom of God, and ultimately into heaven itself) is a matter of faith; faith … Continue reading

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Perhaps it’s time…

Woe: an exclamation of grief, distress, or lamentation. It is this definition that we see so frequently in the Book of Isaiah; the prophet was lamenting what he saw and experienced in his day. Isaiah 1:4 Woe to the sinful … Continue reading

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Not with Eloquence or Human Wisdom

1 Corinthians 2:1-5 And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God.  For I resolved to know … Continue reading

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Bread of Life

The Scriptures record that there are several instances where bread is described as much more than just wheat baked into an edible loaf. For example, Jesus said in John 6:48, “I am the bread of life.” Clearly there is more … Continue reading

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Let Your Spirit Soar

(NOTE: This is a rewrite of an earlier posting.) While trying to absorb the preacher’s words as he extolled the power of praise in our worship, my mind wandered to a poem written in 1940 by a young spitfire pilot … Continue reading

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Give Thanks

Psalm 136:1  Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. In this season and time of Thanksgiving, many people say that they don’t know what they have for which to give thanks, for which to … Continue reading

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Leprosy

According to that arbiter of all things intellectual (the internet), leprosy (or Hansen’s disease) is a disfiguring disease that has impacted humanity since Biblical times. It is now known to be not nearly as infectious as formerly thought, but there … Continue reading

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The Heroes of Hell Island

Just finished a book about the heroes of the siege of Malta in 1942-43; it’s called “Hell Island” by Dan McCaffery (copyright 1998 by Dan McCaffery, published by James Lorimer & Company Ltd, Toronto.) This is a book about the … Continue reading

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Is the North American church related to the Nicolatians?

A couple of times in the second chapter of Revelation, God states that He hates the deeds and the doctrine of the Nicolatians. However, the identity and background of this mysterious group is not explained; in fact, the name appears … Continue reading

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