Category Archives: Finding God Thru Prayer

This story is the story of my most private moments talking to God about things I would be reluctant—even embarrassed—to say in public. This is my story about my talking to God, to the one true friend who listens and who is capable, if He chooses, to help me with my troubles and problems.

Psalm 51

If I were teaching an advanced course in the Classical Hebrew, the language of our Old Testament (The Jews call it “The Bible”), I would ask the students to translate Psalm 51. The language is not the poetic verbiage we … Continue reading

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Imagination

[Taken from “Inheriting the Kingdom of Light:Essays on Heaven“] I like to imagine a heaven similar to my Bible school experience: lots of Bible study, fellowship and evening worship. Oh, and I met my wife there. Maybe there’s the drawback: … Continue reading

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Christian Unity, The Bond of Peace

There is a level of unity anticipated in Pauline theology that is unheard of in human society.  It is the unity which characterizes our coming relations in heaven. The secret to that unity is oneness and the result is peace.  … Continue reading

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Earthly Governments

Earthly governments are led by men which represent a morally weak and self-interested humanity. During the Gilded Age of the American industrial revolution, there was very little government control imposed on the unchecked ambitions of a few industrial giants. This … Continue reading

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God’s Forgiveness

C.S. Lewis on prayer once explained, though cryptically, “Almost certainly God is not in time. His life does not consist of moments one following another… Ten– thirty – – and every other moment from the beginning of the world– – … Continue reading

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Inheriting the Kingdom, Mansions

It is understandable that believers are often imagining what living with God (in Heaven) might be like. But we tend to focus on our surroundings, on an environment we can imagine: streets of gold⁠1 and mansions.⁠2 [In modern terms. a … Continue reading

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Inheriting The Kingdom of Heaven

Privileged to conduct bi-monthly services at a local resident home for the elderly we decided to share thoughts on the 8 Beatitudes in Matthew 5, Jesus’s “Sermon on the Mount.”  Our original interest was how these  8 blessings impacted our … Continue reading

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The Making of A Saint

The Beatitudes has become, I fear—in our new culturally acceptable world of christian service—a neglected study. Tony Campolo lamented, “If we were to set out to establish a religion in polar opposition to the Beatitudes Jesus taught, it would look … Continue reading

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A Look At The Beatitudes

I have been meditating on the Beatitudes [the beautiful attitudes] and wonder if there is an order to Jesus’ enumerated blessings in Matthew 5:3-12.  Although there are places in the Sacred text where the choice of words are less demanding, … Continue reading

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Ellie and Me

Grandma and I were invited to attend a private family gathering to celebrate our three year old granddaughter’s, Leah’s, birthday. We brought gifts as did her maternal grandparents. It was promising to be an exciting time with pizza and a … Continue reading

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