Amazing Word, Amazing Life
I began the Whole 30 program on February 3, so I am now well over the halfway point. Aside from some logistics related to where I was staying for a few days, all has gone well, and I have stayed the course. My wife has added rice or bread as needed, but all in allContinue reading “Half of a Whole (30)”
“Who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked … but his delight is in the torah of Yahweh.” In my previous post in this series, I suggested that Jesus as “the man” of Psalm 1 perfectly delighted in Yahweh and his torah. In Psalm 1, this man is not only positively delighting, butContinue reading “Delight Shines in the Darkness”
“Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers, but his delight is in the torah of Yahweh, and on his torah he meditates day and night” (Psalm 1:1-2). Psalm 1 introduces a major theme ofContinue reading “The Two Ways (Psalm 1:1-2)”
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night” (Psalm 1:1-2). In this chaotic time, most people wantContinue reading “The Psalms and Jesus”
If you have ever read more than one English version of the Bible, you have realized that each one is different, and in some cases confusingly different. Since the Bible was originally written in ancient Hebrew and Greek, modern translators have all the challenges of how to render an ancient language into one that communicatesContinue reading “How Accurate is my English translation of Scripture?”
A couple of years ago, I was feeling lethargic and a few pounds over the weight I felt best at. I’ve never been one to try diets, save for simple calorie counting (for actual weight loss, no matter what the diet, less caloric intake with respect to calories burned is the only way). I wasContinue reading “Another Whole 30”
A few days ago I was reading Psalm 8 during my devotion and contemplating the opening words, “O LORD, our Lord” in the ESV (English Standard Version) I was using. I wondered whether this phrase was used anywhere else, so I did a search in my Bible program, Accordance, and a Pandora’s Box opened up.Continue reading “O Lordy”
When Max left us before Thanksgiving, we immediately knew that we needed another companion for Millie, our chihuahua-rat terrier-papillon mix. We had talked about a smaller dog like Millie, but for security I wanted at least something around the size of Max. I personally wanted a dog similar to Max. We came upon a miniatureContinue reading “Welcome to the family, Mannie!”
Sometime around second or third grade, my family got a puppy we named Patty. She was a mutt, some collie mix with long hair but short and squatty. I was the designated feeder. Patty was fun to have around, but I am not sure I ever truly bonded with her. When we first move toContinue reading “Max”
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, glory as the only-begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). All of the other Christmas stories can be summed up in these words from the Gospel of John. The verse not only sums up the others butContinue reading “Christmas Stories in the Bible, Part 10”
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