[Education] consists in nothing else but learning and doing God’s truth (John 8:32), which puts one in very close contact with a man named Jesus. Antagonists of the gospel long ago came to see that Jesus had a most unsettling way of turning the socially unlearned into the spiritually enlightened. “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13). You see, being with Jesus is the education.
Excellent article by my friend Weylan Deaver. Please read it all at the link: An Education Itself – Biblical Notes
The Daily Prompt today is “measure.” The prompt word reminds me of my Granny Matheny’s favorite Bible verse, which she shared with me as a young boy:
“Give, and it will be given to you: A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be poured into your lap. For the measure you use will be the measure you receive” Lk 6.38.
Granny was a giver in good measure.
via Daily Prompt: Measure
My comments and posts have been scattered across the social-media universe. Today, I made a big decision to bring all that to my personal website. Here. That means you’ll now see, in all likelihood, several posts a day. If you’re subscribed to the website through the WordPress/Jetpack system, you’ll get emails. If that’s too much for you, you can hit the unsubscribe link in any of the emails. Continue reading
One post can’t do justice to even a small slice of my spiritual journey. But here are some points I’ve been pondering that might encourage you as you look toward the new year.
PRAYER. It seems to be a fair, if anecdotal, assessment that Brazilians are more interested in prayer than Bible study, and Americans are more interested in Bible study than prayer. I’ve tried to learn more for, and practice better, my prayer life. Continue reading
#1. This little couplet has been hanging around for a few days, with nowhere to go. It decided to slip in here tonight, under the radar: Continue reading
DST removed an hour from our sleep last night, so be aware that you in American Central Time are now four hours behind us. (Oops, that is, after you go off DST there.) If it’s 9 am here, it’s 5 am there. Please don’t call me at 10 pm your time. Continue reading
The morning is well along, and I’m still at home working from my 5.30 am awakening. We might get some rain today, and temps ought to be lower than yesterday, but still warm.
Good moment for tea and muffins, to the sound of some Hawaiian music, out on the back porch.
Posts that came online since I laid my head down last night are the daughter’s OK-corralling and my BNC editorial on embracing the risk of mission. Continue reading
Here are three good things that have happened recently after the troubles that came in threes. Continue reading
Bom dia, amigos! Good morning, friends!
Stomach feels a bit heavy after a great Brazilian cookout last night, but we’re good to go today on this Lord’s Day. We’ll lunch with friends out of town, in Tremembé, invited so we can encourage some folks who lost their father suddenly. Then on to regular commitments today in Taubaté and SJCampos. I pray your day holds as much opportunity! Continue reading