One “Let my people go, so that they may worship me in the wilderness.” Exodus 7:16, CSB One evening, during prayer, I thought God said that I should begin praying to Him on a small rug that I’d purchased a few years earlier. “Nonsense,” I thought. “God wouldn’t say such a thing. It must have been my own brain saying that.” Having listened to my own brain in the past, and knowing the disastrous places it often led me to, I decided to not listen. Years later, I did listen. I began using that rug in my time with … Continue reading Worshipping God: Have you begun the daily and personal worship of Almighty God?
This morning I killed a moth. As incredible as any living thing, the capabilities of a common moth are quite astounding, if you’ll just take a moment to think about them. Some moths, for instance, have so sensitive an array of sensing organs that males can detect pheromones from a female of his species at distances of up to five miles away. Five miles! Can you imagine? Consider how small moths are, how infinitesimal the pheromones must be that are put out by a single little female moth, and how vast the volume of air is between she and her … Continue reading Majestic Moth?
Arguing through a preconceived notion can be tricky. Just ask Philip… Chapter One of the Gospel of John records the events of Jesus in the province of Galilee calling into service some of the Apostles. Beginning in verse 43: The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.” Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” “Nazareth! Can anything good … Continue reading But What About You…
Who Are You? Deep in the woods of Rockcastle County, away from the farms and the back roads, are two upright markers beside a pair of ground-level stones. The only one marked among the four identifies Lucinda Adams, who met her fate in the obscurity of rural Kentucky. She was preceded in death by two infant sons and a young daughter. Lucinda passed from this world a hundred and eighteen years ago. No one alive today knew her. The same year that Lucinda Adams was laid to rest beside the graves of her children in Kentucky, Albert Einstein received his … Continue reading Who Are You?
Origin.Meaning.Morality.Destiny. These four form the basic questions of your life; your existence. They are at the heart of what spins through your mind on nights when you stare at the ceiling, sleepless. Who am I? WHAT am I?What’s the point of all of this?What am I supposed to do?What is this thing I am, and what happens AFTER this? What still lives after this body I’m in dies? Or, is that all there is? Origin. Meaning. Morality. Destiny. Materialistic world views say that you came from nothing, and that your evolutionary ancestors were assembled purely by chance. Materialism’s logical outcome says that the … Continue reading In the Wee Hours of the Night
John 3:16 We see it in many places and at sundry times. It’s often in view during televised sporting events. It was once pretty much always seen during football games, when one team was trying a field goal or an extra point. Folks seemed to be able to get that JOHN 3:16 sign in the seats right there between the uprights. When we find the verse in our Bible, or on google, here’s what we read: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have … Continue reading That Sign in the End Zone