#tbt – Good to the last drop!

(Originally written 8/28/06) “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance; against such there is no law.” (Gal. 5:22,23) “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.  They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.  The Lord looked Read More …

#tbt — Gentle on My Mind

(Originally written 8/12/06) “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Gal 5:22,23 Gentlenesss — to be gentle is to be considerate and kindly in disposition, according to dictionary.com. It’s a good biblical definition as well. The Greek word chrestotes – the Read More …

Phobia Mania

In Greek mythology, Ares, god of war, and Aphrodite, goddess of love, had twin sons. They were named Deimos and Phobos. Deimos, the personification of terror, and Phobos, the personification of fear, would follow their father Ares into war. They continue to follow Ares — otherwise known as Mars — in the present as the Read More …

#tbt – Vizualize whirled peas…

(Originally written 7/31/06) “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, against such there is no law.” (Gal. 5:22-23 KJV) Okay, so it’s been a while since I last blogged about the fruit of the Spirit, but it seems every time I’m about to write on one, Read More …

#tbt – Joy. It’s not just a dishwashing liquid!

(Originally written 7/20/06) Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me [with thy] free spirit. Psa. 51:12 This was going to be a theoretical discussion about joy, but I’m beginning to see that God is going to use this study as a way to test me as well.  I’ve already been tested Read More …

The Prodigal Son Returns!

“A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to [his] father, ‘Father, give me the portion of goods that falls [to me].’ So he divided to them [his] livelihood. And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with Read More …

My Year in Review

So, here I am at the end of 43, about to turn 44 tomorrow. And looking back, this year has had by far some of the most interesting and unexpected turns. As the last couple of hours’ worth of sand trickle through the hourglass, I would like to take a moment to reflect on all Read More …

Fear Knot

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJfatpypaXY] It’s been about a week since I’ve returned from Europe, and I’ve got lots to talk about. But before I get into that, there’s another subject I wanted to discuss – fear. It’s hard for me to admit this, but I’ve spent most of my life afraid. When I was younger, I was afraid Read More …

Thanks!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAo2iZ9vWHg&feature=related] This has been a hard month for me. As you can tell, I haven’t written anything since October. Dealing with the anniversary of my wife’s death on the 8th, and then the prospect of “celebrating” the holidays alone had left me with little to say and little desire to be out-of-the-box. I had intended Read More …

Good to the last drop! – 8/28/06

As my long-time (and maybe even my short-time!) readers know, I’ve been spending the last few weeks revisiting a study I had done on the fruits of the Spirit five years ago, and comparing my thoughts back then with my thoughts now. Here, for your reading pleasure, is my blog on goodness from 2006. “But Read More …