• Rules for Rejoinder – Part 1

    Ok…let’s just settle down for a moment and take a deep breath.  Find a comfortable chair to sit in.  Close your eyes for a moment.  Breath in…hold it…breath out.  Repeat.  And repeat again until you can feel the blood pressure drop and the angst melt away.  Maybe for some this will require sitting in the chair all day, but either way, we all need to just settle down for a moment so we can reset our thinking a bit. Clearly in our modern age, just as in times past since the day in which Adam and Eve ate the proverbial apple, chaos is the order of the day.  Things are…

  • The Word and God the Father

    The creation of God is truly amazing. Not only did the Lord speak everything into existence, but He has chosen for creation to continually be replenished from generation to generation through birth, according to its kind. Who cannot marvel at the birth of a baby? Who can avoid the wonder at such a tiny creature who carries the same attributes of the first humans? Even more so, in addition to possessing the general traits that qualify it as human, God has ordained that it will also possess specific qualities of its mother and father. Eye color, hair, skin type, height (or the lack thereof) are all inherited traits according to…

  • O Lemuel…

    A Commentary from Proverbs 31 Word of Counsel from a Parent to a Child King What shall be said?  What shall be advised?  What shall be counseled?  To one with so much authority and responsibility, only the utmost highest of godly wisdom will suffice. Who shall speak it?  Who shall form the word of wisdom?  Surely a parent, an overseer of life shall be heard with clarity and respect.  Surely one who speaks from the position of commitment and covenant, the right has been earned to speak such noble thoughts to one who is held in such high regard; entrusted with the weight of authority. O Lemuel, how shall this…

  • Teetotalism: Part 1

    (Note – A few years ago, while on a trip down South to visit relatives, I began this article on the dangers of drink but didn’t find myself with enough time to complete what had been started.  Today, with the mounting pressures on Christians through the philosophies of the world and the lies of the Enemy, I felt it necessary to dig it up, do extensive editing,  and carve out the time required to complete my thoughts in the hopes that the fainthearted will be encouraged.)   A Biblically Biased View To be clear, all of us approach life and its issues with a certain amount of bias and experiential…

  • Sharing and the Proper Use of Possessions

    The Scenario… “No, you can’t,” came the reply.  “Well, why not?,” was the reply to the reply.   “Because it is mine,” was the short answer.  A brief pause was followed with, “But don’t you know we are supposed to share?”  With growing frustration, the final answer came.  “But you will break it, or lose it, and then it won’t be mine anymore.”  At that point, the child growing weary of the persistent requests from the other child to play with his toys, picked up his things and went back into his house. I can remember like yesterday the disappointing scenario that denied the potential joy that may have come if…

  • Discipline that Leads to Restoration

    The church family can be an unruly sort, from time to time.  This comes with no surprise given the extent of the depths of depravity in which our world has fallen.  When a lost soul is found, there is often quite a mess to clean up after.  Along with that, once in awhile those that were found find themselves lost in sin again.  As such, God has implemented into the church the ministry of restoration.  If something is in need of restoration, it necessitates the idea that it has become tarnished, fallen into disrepair, or become incomplete in some way from its former condition.  With Christians, this happens when they choose to…

  • Minor Answers to Major Issues: Are Prayer Walks Biblical?

    Prayer walking is the practice of some Christians to walk through a neighborhood or town while praying for the people they come across.  Sometimes those involved will go door to door reaching out to the people in their community by asking how they can pray for individual needs; effectively engaging in evangelism.  Sometimes participants simply walk their neighborhoods pleading with God for Him to touch hearts and souls; to bring revival that will transform their community. Some point to the famous march around Jericho in the Old Testament as the premise of God’s desire for the church to engage in prayer walks today.  This walk was a special manifestation of God’s sovereignty by which He used…