by J. Randal Matheny © 2014, UPLift / YourDaytoShine.com
We knew and failed to act,
And now we reap the wind;
Our eye was blind to fact,
We did not move, and sinned. ...continue reading
Glory to God for tongues to praise his name, speak the word of truth to those outside of Christ, edify and encourage the saints in their devotion to Christ.
Glory to God for the ability to communicate instantaneously with others across the globe and, more importantly still, for the privilege of communicating freely at any time with the Creator of the universe and the Father of spirits.
Glory to God who wears a thousand titles of grandeur and majesty and effulgence and forbids that man appropriate to himself any laurels or merit.
When men get away from the Bible, these are the types of things that happen, and they are not atypical.
The church’s bylaws, which spell out how the church is governed, are not public.
Itching ears will submit to anything. That's how Mark Driscoll could assemble an empire. ...continue reading
A new little arrangement for getting my daily items done includes giving glory to God. It's the crown of the ten-item list, yet to be found in popular books on the subject. In all one does, glory should be given to God. "Whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God" 1Co 10.31 NET. But the purpose behind the activity needs to be explicit. So this is the meta-item that takes them all in. ...continue reading
Glory to God for creating husband and wife, children and families, to provide intimacy and love, to give a place for acceptance, and to hint at the greater, eternal relationship with the heavenly Father in Christ.
As in all Scripture, Pro 9 presents two ways, and two invitations, that of wisdom and that of folly. The invitations are personified. Both have a location, invitation, and meal, but the invitations lead to opposite results, life, v 6, and death, v 7. ...continue reading
Vicki was at her mother's house, and they'd had dinner Wednesday evening with her Uncle Harold, who lives with her mother. Vicki and her mom went on to church, and later discovered he'd had a car accident. They air-lifted him to Memphis, so Thursday Vicki and her mom drove to Memphis. ...continue reading
So far, here's what I've had to say about the latest sad event in the lives of famous people. I bring them together here, in case you've not seen them scattered around the net. All of them are brief, the last a few more words than the other two. ...continue reading