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.

Biblical Nobility

In Proverbs 17:7 we understand Solomon to say, “Lies do not become a nobleman.” Perhaps, a more literal translation might read: “too much talking is not attractive for a fool, as it is equally so that the nobleman will not … Continue reading

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Remembering a College Friend

A few days ago, our Lord called home a fellow college classmate of Joyce and mine, Dan Fratto. He was from Joyce’s hometown in those earlier days and on a few occasions drove Joyce and me back to school after … Continue reading

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A Day Of Forgiveness

Let us call for a day of forgiveness patterned in part after the Ancient Jewish notion of a Year of Jubilee in which all debt was “forgiven” although this will be one day every four years (paralleling the USA election … Continue reading

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What Was God Thinking?

To apply Paul’s commendation to God, let me use his words about the Savior: Behold, [Jesus] you were in pain for God’s Work. What sense of urgency you exhibited, what an apologetic,  what indignation for what is right to do, … Continue reading

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Vengeance is Mine, Saith the Lord

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. KJV Romans 12:19 When the Lord talked in Leviticus 26:25, of executing “the vengeance of the covenant” little … Continue reading

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Punishment con’t.

For some believers there are a few more concerns worth mentioning: Retribution Some concluded that Jesus’ wholehearted submission to the Cross had, at least, to imply something other than punishment, that His death was restorative also, that there was something … Continue reading

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Is Punishment the Right Word?

Isaiah 53:5 NIV …the punishment that brought us peace was on him…. A study of the word “punishment” suggests to me that English is weak in offering this word as a reasonable explanation why Jesus’ crucifixion was required as the … Continue reading

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Pushing Back

Christians are pushing back against the unproven assertions of those whose worldview (their logic) is built on the foundation that God, the Christian God, does not exist. On many levels, some scientific, some philosophical, some, in support of a Biblical … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Easter Weekend Prayer

John 17:20 ‘My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am … Continue reading

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Believer Introspection

Yesterday evening the men’s study, I am part of, was into 1 Corinthians 6 which included verses 9-10 [NET] “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! The sexually immoral, … Continue reading

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