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What if...

Having just read a thought provoking article from No Greater Joy I am struck with the thought "what if".
What if we spent more time teaching our children about the Bible and the God of the bible. What would they learn and more importantly what could we learn. There is nothing like trying to teach someone, to make you really learn what you thought you already knew. How much richer would be our relationship with our Father, and moreover how much richer and sweeter would be our relationship with our children. The scriptures are full of the failures of the saints, and at the same time they give such insight into the love and grace of a loving God, that in spite of this constant shortcoming on the part of mankind, our Heavenly Father is so long suffering and patient with us. He is the rule that Corinthians 13 is modeled after. Luke comes to mind in the 11th chapter
13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall  your
heavenly Father…

Observations of the natural

There are some things that I have noted of late and I will try to make a list (for lack of a more disrupt term) of them. Some are observations from scripture and some just from the chores of the day. Fire loves company. What I mean by this is that a stack of twigs burn better if they are broken and pulled somewhat closely so one another. The heat from the one burning twig helps the other to maintain its warmth needed to burn. If it's all alone it doesn't fair as well. It will flair up and burn and usually die out. However a cluster of burning twigs will set a blaze to the rest of the wood pile. 
Second and in contrast the larger fire wood loves air. If they are nested so close that the embers of the kindling can fall and block the air flow between them they may keep burning but not nearly as bright and hot as if the spacing is maintained. But close proximity is still required to maintain a good burn. 
To the first I like to think of the regular gathering of the church. How import…

Photo challenge

A 12 month Photo challenge. One per month. 

Time : Ephesians 5:15-16Eye: 1 Corinthians 2:9Clouds: proverbs 3:20A sign: 1 Corinthians 1:22-31Virtue: proverbs 31:10Apple: Proverbs 7:2Depth: psalms 92:5-6Hands: psalms 119:73Joy: Psalms 90:14Broken: psalms 34:18-20Selfie 🙄:Genesis 1:27Friend : Proverbs 27:6

Liberty

I believe that there is a serious misunderstanding about what liberty is even among so called conservatives. Some I would call my friends even. Liberties line is not drawn where there is no conceivable need for something. Liberties bounds should be based on a moral compass that values the liberties of others as well as leaves the holder with unlimited capital to build, invent, own or discover whatever strikes his or her fancy so long as the needs and welfare of those that are in his charge be they wife/children/family are met. Because you have no need of a car that is capable of traveling at the speed of sound should in no way hinder you in your quest of said car. If your desire is to build a (fill in the blank). The lack of a true societal need for said (?) should not preclude you from fulfilling that desire. Now granted the moral dilemma of building a x device is still yours to wrestle with. Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. That is between you and your…

In Christ Alone

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Meditate on the Word

Time to contemplate. Time to think and consider the things that are happening in the world and in my life. Time to meditate on the Word.
Don't let the happenings of life distract you from one of the most important things in this walk with God. Communion.  Are you taking time to meditate on the Word.  I want to be like the psalmist. 77:12 I will meditate also of all thy works and talk of thy doings. And in 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

The wrap up of the second book of Corinthians.

2 Cor. 13:14
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
Pretty comprehensive don't you think?