Saturday, November 28, 2015


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I am not what I think they call a "sports fan".
Life is just to interesting for me to set around 
and watch other people play games.  I would
rather be doing something interesting myself.

So, if I miss the point somewhere, forgive me.

However, I have at least two son-in-laws who
seem to enjoy watching "ball games".  So a few
times I have had a glance at these "games".

Not understanding all this stuff, it looks to me that
anything they call a ball game is simply a fight over
the ball.

Being a peaceful person I would rather not be 
in on their squabbles.  After all Christ himself
"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called sons of
God." (Matthew 5:9 NKJV) 

After setting my mind to the problem I think
I have come up with a solution to it.

Buy them all their own ball.

Then they could take it home with them for
whatever reason they want it to start with,
and do something productive.

Friday, November 20, 2015


William R. Newell
gave the answer when
he wrote:

  1. Years I spent in vanity and pride,
    Caring not my Lord was crucified,
    Knowing not it was for me He died
    On Calvary.
    • By God’s Word at last my sin I learned;
      Then I trembled at the law I’d spurned,
      Till my guilty soul imploring turned
      To Calvary.
  2. Now I’ve giv’n to Jesus everything,
    Now I gladly own Him as my King,
    Now my raptured soul can only sing
    Of Calvary!
  3. Oh, the love that drew salvation’s plan!
    Oh, the grace that brought it down to man!
    Oh, the mighty gulf that God did span
    At Calvary!
  4. Refrain:
    Mercy there was great, and grace was free;
    Pardon there was multiplied to me;
    There my burdened soul found liberty
    At Calvary.

Friday, November 13, 2015


We have an expression "Over the hill" meaning
we are past our prime.  Our best or most useful 
days are gone.  We are more useless now.

I heard a grandfather make the statement;
"It is better to be over the hill than under the 

But is it???

It just depends.

If in truth we have a vital living obedient
relationship with God - the truth is; being
under hill is better.  Few of us are in a hurry,
but being under the hill would only be our
body.  But our real self, our soul, would be
with God in heaven.

But if we do not have a real born again living
relationship with God - we had better pray we
can stay on top of the hill because the alternative
will be hell forever.

Friday, November 6, 2015


Many, many, many years ago I would set with my Bible
in my lap reading about the "New Testament Church".
Not being as smart as you are, all I could tell was that
the Church in the Bible was different than the Church I
attended, or you attend.  For one thing they had more 
power than we did.  There were other differences too,
but what were they?

Since then I have spent many years in several different
denominations.  Two of them in particular confidently
proclaimed that they "had the power".  But my question
constantly was, in all the years of attending, "Where's 
the power" you are talking about?

After about forty or fifty years of watching and learning
(Mostly from others) it has become obvious that there
is absolutely no similarity between today's Church - most 
places - and the Church of the New Testament.  We use 
the same words, but over the years have attached different 
meanings to the "Religious" words we use. 

To add to the wonderment of it all, in this country we
have more Bibles, Christian literature, Christian books
and Christian programs than anywhere in the world.
But, about the weakest "Church".

We are like some people the Apostle Paul spoke of when
he said they ... "are always trying to learn but who can
never come to to know the truth."

Many years ago I ask some folks who were visiting our
Church how their pastor was doing - or something.  I 
of course referred to the good pastor as "Reverend".
What a mistake that was.  They let me know real quick
that he was not a "Reverend" any more.  He is a 
"Doctor" now.  Since then this good man has became
nationally famous.

It is obvious the way the Church is going that we 
do not need more "Doctors" of divinity or philosophy
or anything else.
not "Doctors".

But to the point.
Way back before you or I were born Moses had the answer
to our dilemma.  He was speaking to the children of Israel 
about the Law God had given them and keeping it.
Moses told them;

"You know it and can quote it,
so now obey it."
(Deuteronomy 30:14 GNT)