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 →
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.
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.