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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Myths About Suffering: Better than Jesus

This is a topic that may develop into a short series eventually, we will see what happens. This first article deals with the topic of the problem that can occur when Christians begin to think more highly of themselves, or their suffering loved one, than they ought to think and so develop ideas that are not only unbiblical but actually imply that we can endure suffering better than Jesus Christ Himself!


Hebrews 5:8-9 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

Suffering is a subject that holds a lot of fascination for mankind. Since Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden one of the things that has defined the human condition on many levels has been suffering. Modern medical solutions have helped in many ways to reduce certain types of suffering, or to at least mask the affects so that we don't notice them so much. But, in the not-so-distant past  people endured some dreadful things in the way of pain, illness, quarantine, torture, and other things. Death was often times much harder than it is now, and even yet it is often enough quite dreadful.

One peculiarity of this is that a certain element of self-righteousness arises in some Christians around the subject of suffering...

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Evening Song - Softly and Tenderly

Matthew 11:28-30 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Thousand Word Project - Vinca Major

Vinca Major or Periwinkle

In a corner solitary, 
Smiling brightly at the sun, 
A Periwinkle there does tarry, 
For she is the only one.

Excerpt from "Periwinkle Blue"
by Juan Olivarez

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted

I hope that you will take the time to go over and read this moving poem on the Home Maker's Corner. It is a sober and profound contemplation of the crucifixion, something which we should be meditating upon this month as we look forward to the remembrance of Resurrection Sunday on April 8th. (Yes, April 8th - the first Sunday after Passover. We refuse to recognize it by the Roman Catholic method.)

Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted

Stricken, smitten and afflicted,
See Him dying on the tree!
'Tis the Christ by man rejected;
Yes, my soul, 'tis He, 'tis He.
'Tis the long expected Prophet,
David's son, yet David's Lord;
By His Son God now has spoken:
'Tis the true and faithful Word.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018