Growth in the Kingdom

Reflection: As I went for a walk yesterday evening, I was stunned by the new bright green leaves on the trees. Brighter than I recall any other spring. A sweet blessing to behold in the midst of bitterness when nothing seems to be working right and there is much confusion as reopening from the pandemic…

Busy Work

Bible Verses: John‬ ‭6:28-29‬ Concept: The work of God is believing in Jesus ‭‭ Bible Verses: Luke 10:38-42 Concept: The story of Mary and Martha indicates that Mary chose the better way – to spend time with Jesus, rather than making sure preparations were perfect  Questions to Consider: Are you so busy with church or work obligations that you…

Angel of Light

What seems good and righteous by human standards is not always what Jesus says is good and righteous.  Following Him and testing what is from Him is the only way to know for sure.  Following other ways is aligning with something not of Him.  Trust your soul to Him and His righteous ways and He will carry you…

Falling Away From Jesus

WARNING: Mature subject matter; This is not an easy concept and is best discussed further with mature believers who are full of grace and gentleness.  They are more equipped to provide a depth of understanding of salvation and sanctification.  The topic is presented for awareness to explore.  Working out salvation is between an individual and God, and only God…

Which Bible Version Should I Pick?

This post is not to argue the merits/drawbacks of various specific Bibles, but to answer a question that is frequently asked of me. There are many arguments as to which Bible is the “right” version, and this is a debatable question, but should not detract from God’s Word. Main Thoughts: Any Bible which shares God’s…

How Does God Relate to Humans and Animals

Bible Readings: Genesis 1 Psalms 1 Proverbs 1 Exercise: Draw your understanding of how God, humans, and animals relate to each other in a flowchart. Does your understanding match the Bible? What religion/influences does your understanding come from? If mankind seeks wisdom from a source besides God, does this match Biblical teachings? Reflection: God Rules…

God’s Love

Bible Readings:  Genesis Chapters 29-30: Describes the birth of Jacob’s sons, the 12 tribes of Israel.   Matthew 1: Describes Jesus’ lineage Revelation 21: Describes the New Jerusalem  Reflection: In Genesis 29:31-34, Leah’s first four sons are born.  She is seeking love from her husband and it does not come, but the LORD blesses her with…

Menu Resources

This site is meant to share about the personal journey of walking with the God of Christianity in various ways. Also it provides some basic resources to help with looking up the differences between Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. You can find resource pages in the Menu at the top of the blog. This includes links…

Not Good Enough

In my walk with God and the human church, I have been heard many statements about this person not being a Christian or Christians should be this way or that way.  I have been judged and seen others judged.  And I have judged wrongly and had to come back and mend the pieces.  Some of the people least…

Blog Status Update

I received an interesting inquiry as to whether I might continue with this blog. I had stopped the blog a few years ago due to lack of subscribers, major life obstacles, the need to continue my own development as a Christian, and pursuit of sharing the gospel in other areas.  I am in a space now…

No Other Gods Before Me

The Bible teaches that God’s followers should have no other gods before Him and that He is a jealous god.  A significant portion of the Old Testament is devoted to God repeatedly giving the Jews opportunities to follow Him and only Him and the consequences of not following Him. It is challenging to not follow…

Influence of Evil in Music

Does the music you’re listening to subscribe to evil?  Does it influence your soul negatively?  Does it welcome God’s presence? It’s easy to dismiss the music you’re listening to as “OK” in the eyes of God.  Maybe it makes you feel better or like you have more freedom.  Maybe it helps you have fun.  Maybe…