Take Your Vitamins!

The late great philosopher Hulk Hogan once told his students, “To all my little Hulkamaniacs, say your prayers, take your vitamins and you will never go wrong.” In the same way famed gospel singer, Mahalia Jackson, is quoted as saying, “Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health withoutContinue reading “Take Your Vitamins!”

1 Timothy Background & Introduction

1 Timothy 6 chapters, 113 verses, and 2244 words (KJV). 1 of the 3 epistles written to local Church leaders. These are considered the “Pastoral Epistles”. They include 1 and 2 Timothy along with Titus.  This is the longest epistle to an individual person: Timothy.  Broad outline: Salutation (1:1-2) A charge (Task) to Timothy (1:3-20)Continue reading “1 Timothy Background & Introduction”

Cold Pillow, Warm Bed

Sometimes life’s greatest comforts come only from being in life’s most uncomfortable positions.  Like being snuggled up in bed on a really cold day.  There is no sensation like it.  Our focus on the cold (Cold being an absence of heat), makes us appreciate the heat all the more.  Spiritually, this is true as well.Continue reading “Cold Pillow, Warm Bed”

My Redeemer Lives

My Redeemer lives.  We often hear this in songs of praise and adoration of God.  But Biblically, is there such a beautiful proclamation? To no surprise, this is a Biblical proclamation; however, it may not be where you would expect. Job 19:25 reads,  “For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall standContinue reading “My Redeemer Lives”

Ephesians 6:10-24 (KJV)

6:10-11 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Finally. The word indicates that a conclusion is imminent; however, there is still something that must be addressed. ThatContinue reading “Ephesians 6:10-24 (KJV)”

Man By Eternity’s Cliff Side

Once a child, yet evolved into a man. Looking over the cliffs, I see the sky. In my soul, delighting that You are nigh. That Your eye can see across such great span. Across the fields and above blue seas. Composing essence by power of Word. By nature, paper, and by paper heard Thy refined,Continue reading “Man By Eternity’s Cliff Side”

I Fear No Monster

Monsters Fear tantalizes. It is something that no one wants to experience on a personal level; however, excites them second hand. This is increasingly obvious with the world’s saturated market depicting trivialized figures of horror and demise. Zombies, vampires, demons, and lately (One a bit more personal) terrorists. We often describe these creatures and beingsContinue reading “I Fear No Monster”

Addicted To The Ministry

Addiction Addiction. The very word makes many Americans feel a shudder. It brings about painful memories and vivid imagery of someone with an addiction, if not themselves.  Often, our mind displays connotations of alcohol, cigarettes, and or illicit drug use.  Whereas, such thoughts are reasonable.  Nearly 21 million Americans possess at least one addiction andContinue reading “Addicted To The Ministry”

Comfort. Where’s The Source?

An Odd Ball When I was young, I found much comfort in a good book. I was an odd ball. My comfort was in sitting down and reading a good, non-fiction, historical analysis of some time periods misfortunes. The World Wars, the Spanish Influenza, Presidential assassination attempts, were all things I enjoyed reading to escapeContinue reading “Comfort. Where’s The Source?”

Ephesians 6:1-9 (KJV)

6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. Beginning chapter 6, Paul continues with very practical instruction according to the mystery of Christ.  HeContinue reading “Ephesians 6:1-9 (KJV)”