Joy Unspeakable!

Some people just never seem to have any authentic joy in their lives.  Oh, they might experience happiness, but joy and happiness aren’t the same.  Some people just seem to fret all the time about the negative, “dark” aspects of life, and never seem to find God’s true joy for their lives.  Are YOU oneContinue reading “Joy Unspeakable!”

The Killer God

NOTE: I added some additional thoughts on 2-4-2021 Almost daily I pray, Spirit, lead me into truth without borders.  What does that mean?  For years, I have been praying that God will lead me into his truth about the matter of atrocities in the Bible—not human attempts at truth to explain away the atrocities, coverContinue reading “The Killer God”

Hope In God’s Promises

Most of us humans—being self-centered and self-absorbed for the most part—often break our promises—even if we’re well-intended in attempting to keep our promises.  It’s a rare human who doesn’t break promises sometimes—for real or contrived reasons.  We break promises to God, to family members, to our children, to friends, to bosses, to customers…and the paradeContinue reading “Hope In God’s Promises”

Hope In God’s Nature

My dear friend, Gerry Beauchemin, has written two very popular, widely-read books:  Hope Beyond Hell and Hope For All.  I have read and re-read both books numerous times because they are such good primers for the biblical belief that eventually God is going to restore, redeem, and reconcile all creation—including all humanity—to Himself.  His twoContinue reading “Hope In God’s Nature”

The Wrath of God: Is God Really Mad At Me?

The Bible is replete with references to the word “wrath” (and its derivatives) including, of course, the wrath of God. In fact, the Bible contains over 200 references to wrath, making it a major theme throughout the Bible—in both the Old and New Testaments. By definition in American English, “wrath” is “intense anger; rage; fury.”Continue reading “The Wrath of God: Is God Really Mad At Me?”

The Glory of God

NOTE:  December 2020. The following teaching was originally written and published by Ms. Carmen Benson in 1968 in a little pamphlet published by Logos International, Plainfield, New Jersey. The pamphlet is out of print and Logos International is no longer in business.  To my thinking, Ms Benson’s teaching is so important that I wanted to reproduceContinue reading “The Glory of God”

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

In the mid-twentieth century, a worldwide phenomenon called “The Charismatic Renewal” began almost simultaneously in three locations: Seattle, Washington, New York City, and at Notre Dame University in Indiana in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s—and continues to this day. That event was preceded by a similar event a generation or so earlier that began inContinue reading “Baptism in the Holy Spirit”

God’s Bread Recipe

Before I share this recipe with you, please read these paraphrased words of Jesus from chapter 6 of John’s Gospel:                    “I am the Bread of LIFE. If you come to me and trust me you will never be hungry or thirsty again. All whom my Father givesContinue reading “God’s Bread Recipe”