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Isn't This A Lovely Day

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This is a faithful saying

For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. These things command and teach.

Godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

1Cor 9:26,27
I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
These to seem to be foundational reasons to live Christlike and holy lives.

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
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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