Hope Deferred Grieves the Heart

Video Talk Proverbs 13:12 NASB “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.” As I contemplated the meaning of this proverb, and as I prayed for understanding, there were two main “deferred hopes” that came to mind. The first one is the hope of salvation for my loved ones … Continue reading Hope Deferred Grieves the Heart

The Insolent Who Wander

Psalms 119:21-24 ESV “You rebuke the insolent, accursed ones, who wander from your commandments. Take away from me scorn and contempt, for I have kept your testimonies. Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes. Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors.” The Insolent Who are the … Continue reading The Insolent Who Wander

All In God’s Hands

So life has its troubles and worries Its snowballs and storms with their flurries The change in the weather with high temps and low Makes life with its bumps not so certain free flow The colors of things always changing For life has a way rearranging What’s certain is not, rearranged on the spot, What’s … Continue reading All In God’s Hands

Life Can Be Hard Sometimes

Talk Video The Lord Jesus led me to share this old hymn: Come, Ye Disconsolate Lyrics by Thomas Moore, 1816 Arr. by Thomas Hastings, 1831 Music by Samuel Webbe, Sr, 1792 Come, ye disconsolate, where’er ye languish, Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel. Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has … Continue reading Life Can Be Hard Sometimes

Willfully Ignorant of God’s Righteousness

Romans 10:1-3 ESV “Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to … Continue reading Willfully Ignorant of God’s Righteousness

Tradition vs Revelation

Video Talk Soon I will be turning 73 years old, Lord willing. And I grew up attending gatherings of the church from birth on up. So I grew up believing in and practicing many traditions that were considered Christian traditions or practices and/or beliefs. And I followed most of those religiously probably most of my … Continue reading Tradition vs Revelation

When I Don’t Know What to Pray

So, when I don’t know what to pray I don’t know what to God to say He intercedes for my requests For He knows what is truly best He counsels me when I’m confused When I am hurting or misused When things in life just don’t make sense When people live lives in pretense He … Continue reading When I Don’t Know What to Pray

God Desires All People to be Saved

Video Talk 1 Timothy 2:1-7 ESV “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in … Continue reading God Desires All People to be Saved

The Unrighteous Killing the Righteous

1 John 3:11-16 ESV “For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous. Do … Continue reading The Unrighteous Killing the Righteous