God does so much for us, but some things we must do for ourselves. We must build “ourselves up in the most holy faith, by praying in the Holy Spirit” Jude 20. We must “maintain [ourselves] in the love of God” Jude 21. God gives us power to do them, but our will and effort must be present as well. Glory to God for allowing us to choose and make every effort!
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 →
¶ The cookout Saturday night was great, good meat, loved that grilled cheese, good to eat rice and beans again, but the body sure needs some light, vitamin-filled nourishment. Almondshakes in the morning are helping, but heavy meals slow a feller down. Continue reading →
¶ Ever wonder, “Why do I bother, when it (whatever “it” is) seems to make no difference, or little difference?” Yeah, me, too, sometimes. (How’s that for a sentence with as many commas as words?) So how many times have you read 1 Cor 15.58?
¶ This not-so-royal couple hit the ground running on arrival Wednesday: Continue reading →
Dentist just cancelled my appointment for this evening. Is that legal? Is he afraid of what he’ll find? He’s a friend, so we’re good. I go Saturday morning. Who know, but it might be my last visit for a while? Continue reading →
Since a number of people will be out today, that leaves more work for me, especially in Taubaté. It’s possible I may be the only man there able to lead in worship. This hasn’t happened in a long time. Today looks like one of those perfect-storm situations, obligatory elections, one on a military mission, another gone to take care of documentation.
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.