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Give Thanks

The Bible is filled with commands to give thanks to God (Psalm 106:1; 107:1; 118:1; 1 Chronicles 16:34; 1 Thessalonians 5:18). Most verses go on to list reasons why we should thank Him, such as “His love endures forever” (Psalm 136:3), “He is good” (Psalm 118:29), and “His mercy is everlasting” (Psalm 100:5). Thanksgiving and praise always go together. We cannot adequately praise and worship God […]

Memorial Day

Memorial Day for the year 2022 is celebrated/ observed on Monday, May 30th. Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed every year on the last Monday in May. It honors those who died serving in the United States military. In the United States, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start of the summer season and with Labor Day weekend ending the […]

Of Heretics and Outlaws

Of Heretics and Outlaws – The Edict of Worms Up until 1521, it had been relatively safe to show an interest in the writings and teachings of Martin Luther (1483-1546). When Luther refused to recant his writings in opposition to various doctrines and practices of the Roman Catholic Church, the Edict of Worms was signed by Charles V, the Holy […]

The Frittering

Lately I noticed my online game time has been increasing. I would surmise some of you also take time occasionally to play some solitaire, or some matching games, mah-jongg, or maybe even multi player online games. These games can be fun. And I like to test my knowledge and abilities against a machine occasionally. Some games are even good for […]

Passing Time

Here I sit at home, passing time. I have periods of overwhelming joy, I have periods of overwhelming sadness. I don’t know what the long term results of the Corona Virus are going to be, and that is annoying at least, and extremely worrying at best. What can we possibly do? I watch CNN and hear the talking heads debate […]

Ephesians 1 & Grace

I have been reading Philip Yancey’s book, “What’s So Amazing About Grace”. Then I came upon this reading from Ephesians. Here we have Paul, a Pharisee by birth, a persecutor of the early Christian Church, writing about Jesus Christ. Paul who, until his episode on the Damascus road, had been known as Saul, is an excellent example of God’s grace […]