By "Bell" I mean any kind of alarm signal.
Bad news first.
Volunteer firefighters responded to the call early this morning in one of the towns in my county - don't know if they use a siren or what to alert the volunteers. Anyway, it turned o... Read more
Continuing to read in Zechariah today.
God is telling the prophet what He's going to do, and what He plans to do with Joshua. Concluding the sixth chapter, He says, "This will happen if you diligently obey the Lord your God.”
How many ... Read more
Today I was reading along in Zechariah. I'm not a BIG fan of the prophets - the symbolism and era-specific references don't make for the easiest reading. But "ALL Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and tra... Read more
My son has a great, albeit warped, sense of humor. He sent me a link, which I'll share here - news.softpedia.com/news/ How-to-Serve-Casu-Marzu-th e-Illegal-Cheese-Laden-wit h-Live-Maggots-102146.shtml about a kind of c... Read more
I just finished writing the letters mentioned in yesterday's blog. All told, there are 35 - THIRTY FIVE - that are going to Abel for distribution. Among them are a dozen that go to my pastora freind, Lorenza, to share among her kids and a few me... Read more
The apostle Paul wrote about various spiritual gifts and their uses. While I believe his listings are by no means complete, they at least give us the indication that God doesn't intend any of His kids just to be content to sit around being saved... Read more
I think of the song, "As David Did" www.youtube.com/watch?v= R27UAgHsBUw and the very popular (in Peru it was almost impossible to stay seated, even with my bothersome joints) "Remolineando" (which is twirling about) ... Read more
I am so grateful for the health care I have through my employment. Lately I have had to make more use of it. As I said before,too many years of being overweight in jobs whereIi was on my feet for hours at a time have taken their toll on my knees... Read more
I was watching In Touch this morning, and Charles Stanley was talking about how we tend to presuem that we know the scriptures associated with Christmas so well tha we tend to skim over them. He wnet on to say that whenever we read the Word of G... Read more
In the face of the horrifying events in Newton, Connecticutt, one might wonder where is God in all this. But I know He is ever present and ever mindful. And while the date we celebrate Christ's birth may be mixed up with all kinds of pagan tradi... Read more
" For God, who said, 'Let light shine out of darkness,' made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-s... Read more
And the cartilage at the joint is pretty far gone. I was given a prescription for a stronger NSAID, which I started today (will watch for adverse effects). And MondayI'll go in for a "guided injection" - make sure the stuff arrives at the joint!... Read more
I had gotten down to my lowest since Sparking back in 2008. But early in 2009 I hurt my back a bit and then it traveled to my neck from poor posture - I went for physical therapy, which helped me considerably. But for a long while I couldn't do ... Read more
No, not Alka-Seltzer (for those who remember Speedy, "Plop, plop, fizz, fizz...")
After the previous days' concern, and still not getting through to my fiance's home in Pucallpa yesterday afternoon (he would be at work, but his elderly parents... Read more
Yesterday afternoon I called my "honey." His mom answered the phone and said he and his brother were involved with moving the washing machine. This is a gift Josue, Levi's son (my "bonus" son) got for her some months ago, but they have not been ... Read more