• Inspirational Collections,  Motivational,  Short Stories,  Thoughts

    The Suit – A Cloth Of Our Times

    We hope you enjoy this encouraging little story, a reflection of the days we live in. “Today, thanks to Grandpa, I bought a suit.” Johnny Powalcyk said on his first video blog. “It was different. I didn’t buy off the rack, we can’t do that anymore. Of course the ironic part is it’ll fit better than any I’ve ever owned, but I’ll be only able to wear it around the house.” He signed off after that short video, and uploaded it to the web. His Grandpa had sent him the money for the suit for his birthday. Which coincided with the first week of quarantine.  Johnny had only really posted…

  • Inspirational Collections,  Thoughts

    God Is In The Business Of People

    God is in the business of people. He has been since before time began. God made the worlds, so He could make man. Everything we see, is designed for us. He cares about everything from the sparrows to the mountain lions, but people are His focus. He focuses on us, not because we deserve it. Even before the fall, the creation is never greater than The Creator. However, If God loved us enough to form us, knowing all of the repercussions of it, why do we worry? Why is it, myself included, that we think He’s somehow missed the problem that we can’t get around? He didn’t miss the problems…

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    Hear Versus Heard

    When we seek to hear, it’s a current action. When we seek to be heard, it indicates a past tense. Listening is an ongoing process, speaking can prematurely end conversations, relationships, and destinies. There is a time to speak, but we should weigh the cost. Hearing is one of the five senses, and is a daily sense we must cultivate. The ears only job is to take in. The mouth can eat and drink for days without needing to vocalize anything. The mouth doesn’t even do the vocalizing, the vocal chord do. It’s just the microphone, not the sound system. Seeking to hear opens us to the needs of others.…

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    iPainting 80 Years Still Qwacking

    In December 1941, a character waddled on the scene of Gotham City. The Penguin debuted 80 years ago this year. I grew up watching reruns of the actor Burgess Meredith playing him. As I loved character actors, The Penguin became one of my favorite characters. A simple, entertaining, yet tricky bird. I like him for one of the same reasons I like Peter Falk’s Columbia. There’s more to him than meets the eye at first glance. The lesson, look for and appreciate, the unexpected. Happy 80th Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot!

  • Inspirational Collections,  Thoughts

    Setting In The Light

    Genesis 47:7-10 (ESV) 7 Then Joseph brought in Jacob his father and stood him before Pharaoh, and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. 8 And Pharaoh said to Jacob, “How many are the days of the years of your life?” 9 And Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The days of the years of my sojourning are 130 years. Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their sojourning.” 10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh and went out from the presence of Pharaoh. Jacob lived to be 147, and he…

  • Holidays,  Inspirational Collections,  Thoughts

    Sure

    Hebrews 6:19 (KJV) 19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; The word sure here in the Greek is asphalēs, and while it means sure and certain, it’s root is what caused me to rejoice. The root word is Alpha, the first letter of the Greek alphabet. You remember another Scripture, “I Am The Alpha And Omega”, and another one comes to mind.  Hebrews 6:13 (ESV) 13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, In another place He says when…

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    Sure

    Hebrews 6:19 (KJV) 19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; The word sure here in the Greek is asphalēs, and while it means sure and certain, it’s root is what caused me to rejoice. The root word is Alpha, the first letter of the Greek alphabet. You remember another Scripture, “I Am The Alpha And Omega”, and another one comes to mind. Hebrews 6:13 (ESV) 13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, In another place He says when…

  • Holidays,  Inspirational Collections,  Thoughts

    All Of Our December’s

    His hand has never slipped. He has never acted too quickly, or moved to slow. What we assume as a delay, is exactly on schedule. While we view 2020 as a challenge, disaster, or a series of horrible occurrences, it fits perfectly in the timeline of The Master. This is true, not because the year was great, but because Our God is. He is so great, Herod couldn’t stop Him. The Pharisees couldn’t end Him, and Death couldn’t hold The Lord Jesus. 2020 will neither stop His purpose, or His people. As we stand on the edge of a new year, neither you nor I know what it holds. We…

  • Christmas Fun,  Holidays,  Inspirational Collections,  Thoughts

    8:05-10:09

    Have you ever wondered what minute and hour Our Lord was born? We discuss the date, but what about the time? Was it 8:05, 10:09, or midnight? What does that matter, because the moment it happened, a new era dawned. That second began a transition from when would He arrive to, what will He do next? Creation had longed to see Him, now they watched every movement, and so did Mary. Her and Joseph were fascinated, God is in our midst. This year, we’ve seen much uncertainty, debated the moments, and gasped at the unfolding of events. Yet, remember God is in our midst. Bethlehem happened, Calvary happened, and He…