IMG_0162 November 26

Man honored above angels

As another celebration of the Incarnation is on the horizon, we are hearing ‘Christmas’ carols and songs on radio stations, in malls and in some homes. There are some ‘fun’ seasonal songs with absolutely no spiritual significance, but others which reflect, to various degrees of accuracy, spiritual truth.  (e.g. ‘We Three? Kings,’ or “Away in […]

IMG_0153 November 24

Loud Singing

I’ve been ‘accused’ on more than one occasion of being a loud singer.  Perhaps I’ll find comfort in today’s ‘Christmas Hymn’ by John Newton.  I dare say, growing up on a farm and calling animals helped develop my vocal abilities! Scripture does say, “Make a joyful noise….” doesn’t it? Sweeter sounds than music knows Charm […]

IMG_0143 November 19

Rescuing the ‘Evangelical’ definition

This helpful post clearly defines what an ‘evangelical’ is and alerts to the redefinition of the term by Rob Bell. Rob still has his ‘following’ and communicates his confusion to a multitude.  It seems the need for ‘discernment’ increases every year as the ‘winds’ of false doctrine blow wildly over the ‘Christian’ landscape.

IMG_0138 November 17

What Is Your Name?

The actions and expressions of newborns and young children are fascinating. Though separated by distance, as grandparents, we’re kept up-to-date with the latest developments through pictures and videos. I wonder if millennials aren’t the most photographed generation ever! In the Old Testament story of the family tree of lineage, we track the birth of Esau […]

IMG_0091 November 15

Jacob’s Ladder

As John Newton meditated on the dream the Old Testament patriarch Jacob had of the ladder stretching from heaven to earth and the reference Jesus makes in John 1 to the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man, God’s one and only Mediator (ladder) between heaven and earth, he penned these […]

IMG_0085 November 14

Repenting…Too Late?

I’ve witnessed my share of tears from the eyes of a variety of people in a variety of circumstances. I’m sure we all have. The Bible speaks of Esau, the twin brother of Jacob, who is described as ‘godless’ and ‘who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights…. Afterward, as you know, when he […]

IMG_0077 November 12

The LORD will provide

In the Olney hymnal, William Cowper contributed #5 entitled ‘JEHOVAH-JIREH, The LORD will provide. His mentor and colleague in ministry, John Newton, penned words reflecting this same theme from Genesis 22:14.  If my memory from years of hymn singing at Thornloe Crossroads Baptist (my home church), my dear Aunt Alice Peckover found a suitable tune […]


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