Ye ole personal site has been quiet of late, much work on several Brazilian projects. But you may assuage your grief with my newest Corollaries segment here, highlighting items about the letter to the Philippians, among other subjects.

The Fellowship Room may get moved off the WordPress hosting service, to our own. Advantages are no ads, plus use of plugins (like a Bible highlighter). The big disadvantage is getting the Fellows moved over. Continue reading

Here are a few details of our trip to teach on the NT church in the ministry training program in August. (Coming up in next report, the work details.)

  1. Each day began with a devotional led by either the program director or one of the students.
  2. After our breaks, I’d ask male students to lead us in prayer and song. The presence of God livened our hearts.
  3. On Thursday I taught the students a song I had translated. Vicki pulled out one I had written and we sang it too. Continue reading

If I were an employer interviewing potential employees, one of my questions, to get a really good feel for a person’s attitude toward work, woulkd be, “How do you feel about Mondays?” I’d check a candidate’s Facebook comments about Mondays, too. I doubt I’d hire someone who posted that they live for the weekends.

And what about the Heavenly Employer who has put his people on the earth to glorify him? Seems reasonable that the God who recorded Psalm 118:24 isn’t so happy with people who think that Mondays are bad and spout TGIF sentiments right and left. Monday murmurers give a bad witness to outsiders.

Isaac Watts wrote:

This is the day the Lord hath made;
He calls the hours His own;
Let Heav’n rejoice, let earth be glad,
And praise surround the throne.

I’ve written before about how we feel about Mondays.

The bottom line: The resurrection Sunday makes every day, including every Monday, holy and glad.


So says my editorial today on Forthright Magazine:

Many modern societies like the U.S. are turning toward a philosophy of entitlement, expecting the government to guarantee basic personal needs. Governments encourage such attitudes. The more money they can generate through taxes, tariffs and fees, the more power they accumulate.

God created man as a creature of work. Before the Fall, Adam and Eve were given the responsibility of tending the garden of Eden. After the Fall, man’s work became onerous and difficult, and this area of his life, as were all others, was adversely affected. But the inherent goodness of work was not changed.