My wife and I have to take it in turns to attend church on Sundays and this week it was my turn, which I always enjoy.
Being the first Sunday of the month, our congregational meeting was a bit different from normal in that any members of the congregation are permitted to walk to the pulpit and share their feelings of the Saviour and of His gospel. Today’s meeting was particularly enjoyable, and I came away feeling uplifted and with my own testimony of Christ strengthened.
During the meeting there was something our Bishop said that really chimed with some thoughts I’ve been having lately, and that was about limitations. He was talking about the balancing act he has to give between his family, his employment, and his calling as Bishop, and how it can be really hard to get right. This is especially true when one of these cranks the volume up and demands more attention. Continue reading →
I was sitting at work a couple of years ago, when a colleague proudly proclaimed she had just eaten 5 bananas.
“What?” I asked, somewhat surprised. “All at once?”
“Yes,” she replied with a big smile. “I enjoyed the first, so I just kept eating. Isn’t that great?”
Well, bananas are good for you, that’s true. And most of us should eat more fruits and veg. But, 5 bananas? All at once? That’s a case of ‘too much of a good thing’, and at some point her bowels would likely make her regret her decision to eat so many.
You may not have experienced the after effects of eating 5 bananas, but maybe there are other types of regrets you live with. Probably bigger regrets than eating too much of something. I know I do.
“For all sad words of tongue and men, the saddest are these, ’It might have been’.” Continue reading →
Excellent article here from the Disciple blog. Hadn’t seen it in this way before.
Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!
An interesting thing happens in John, chapter 11. Mary and Martha send a message to Jesus: “Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.”
Jesus’ response is fascinating. He says “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.” And then He decides He and the disciples will stay where they are for 2 days.
What’s interesting about it, of course, is that Lazarus actually DOES die…. for a while. Further, it’s obvious that Jesus knows what’s going on, despite not being there, as He tells the apostles after two days have passed, “Lazarus is dead.”
So then, why the weeping?
I mean, He knows what’s going on. But, more than that, he has power over death. Why weep?
A teacher in Sunday school suggested…
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I haven’t posted anything in a little while. There are a number of reasons for that, and I will be posting more (so many things in my mind….)
However, I just wanted to let my subscribers know about a new website I’ve started, devoted to my fictional writings, where I have news about an upcoming novel, and will occasionally post some short stories. This blog (All Things Witness) will remain devoted to posts about my faith, and therefore won’t include any updates from my author website.
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