2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,700 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many…

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Let There Be Joy

I have learned to find joy in challenges and trials, though it is not easy to see. But for this week’s photo challenge I have chosen moments in my life where joy was easy to see . . . This week’s photo challenge is “Joy.”                    …

Not of This World

To Bethlehem the couple came. And in a stable stopped to rest. In straw, by animals so tame, A mom gave birth to child, with zest. The baby Jesus was his name. To save our souls, His given quest. He came to darkness bringing light. For aching hearts and crying souls; And as a servant…

Divine Goodness

A book review by Delana H. Stewart. “Really God?”  I don’t know why I am so amazed, but He’s done it again. Just what I needed to hear, or in this case read, just at the right time . . . exactly the right time. Definitely a word aptly spoken . . . About a…

What is faith to you?

“I have learned that faith means trusting in advance what will only make sense in reverse.” Philip Yancey  “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1, NIV What does it mean to you to have faith? ******************************************************************************************* See also: Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea (A…

Ham, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato? (HBLT)

Now that I got your attention with a title like Ham, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato?, let me tell you what HBLT really stands for and invite you to sink your teeth into something rich. HBLT actually stands for Hook, Book, Look, Took. It is a preaching, teaching, and/or Bible study method used to grab a person’s…

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Keep Watch

“Keep your eyes open for God, watch for his works; be alert for signs of his presence.” Psalm 105:4, The Message I have been reading through The Message this year to surprise my mind with new and fresh ways of looking at Scripture. I try to read through a different translation every year or so.…