John’s “Verily” Series: c. 6 v. 47

Welcome back to another “cup of coffee” length post about Jesus’ “Verily, verily” statements as recorded by John. As I have said before, I believe these statements were intentionally written beginning “Amen, amen” to draw specific attention to the lessons being taught by Jesus. Of course, all of the teachings of Jesus are important. However,Continue reading “John’s “Verily” Series: c. 6 v. 47″

Change in Your Lens

I just woke up from a dream that the earth imploded sending me to a different planet. My only objective once realizing I am in another place is to find my guys, especially, for some reason, my youngest son. So go ahead and read this, analyze it, and tell me what you think about it.Continue reading “Change in Your Lens”

Love One Another

There are so many statements in the Bible that state what we are to do with or to “one another”. The first and foremost of these commands is to “Love one another.” John 13:34 states: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you alsoContinue reading “Love One Another”

Divisions in the Home

This morning has been hectic, but most mornings are. This got me thinking about various characteristics of my household members. Some of us are literal slugs in the morning. But when it comes to the night time, we can’t seem to quiet ourselves down enough to sleep until the wee hours of the morning. TheContinue reading “Divisions in the Home”

John’s “Verily” Series: c. 6, v. 32

Here we go again. The “Verily, verily” series that I have been learning about. I am trying to get through the book of John searching out the statements that Jesus made beginning with “Verily, verily” (as in the KJV). In other translations, the statements are begun by the words “truly, truly” or “I tell youContinue reading “John’s “Verily” Series: c. 6, v. 32″

John’s “Verily” Series: c.6, vs.26, 27

Welcome back to another post that focuses on the “Verily, verily” statements found in the Gospel of John. In John 6:22-59, we have four “verily, verily” statements. Jesus was focusing on one main idea in four different ways, and there is a shift halfway through them. We will find in this passage what exactly JesusContinue reading “John’s “Verily” Series: c.6, vs.26, 27″

Quiet Time

Did you know that having “quiet time” is very important principle that Jesus Himself exemplified for us? In Matthew 14: 22-23 ESV, “22 Immediately, he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he wentContinue reading “Quiet Time”

John’s “Verily” Series: ch.5 vs.24,25

I hope you have had an amazing week. It has been a busy, busy week. I think that Spring is that season of the year where many begin to “wake up” from the hibernation of the cold winter. We begin to perform our “To Do” list that we have been thinking about during the winterContinue reading “John’s “Verily” Series: ch.5 vs.24,25″

John’s “Verily” Series: John ch5 v19

The “Verily, verily” statement in this verse is “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise. (ESV)” As I said last week, the big idea of this passage is thatContinue reading “John’s “Verily” Series: John ch5 v19″

Allergy

I keep looking on the band on my arm that reads “ALLERGY”. It’s on a red band in big, bold letters. It is wrapped around my wrist along side my white identification band. I used to also have to wear a bright yellow band that read “FALL RISK”, but that one, thankfully, is no longerContinue reading “Allergy”