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Why I Wrote Middle Grade Adventure Fantasy Keeper Of Reign

January 20, 2016 by

Thought I'd let my readers of Keeper of Reign, some of the back story of how and why I wanted to write this allegorical fantasy for children 10 to 16. One of the things that helped me to hone in on the theme for Keeper of Reign is the song from Switchfoot. When I first heard their song , "Meant to Live" (for so much more) it got me thinking about how far short so many of us fall from our true potential. The trials and troubles of this world reduce us, and, at least for me, it feels that our troubled ...

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The Power Of Words In The Bible Study

February 20, 2015 by

Following last Saturday’s blog, I thought I’d go on to the Christmas story of Zechariah found in Luke chapter 1. Yeah, I know it’s still six months to Christmas, but since we’re doing the importance of words in the Word Series, the story bears a huge significance.   Have you ever wondered why the angel Gabriel shut the priest Zachariah’s mouth after he questioned the angel? Luke 1:18--Zechariah asked the angel, "How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years."   (You can read the entire account in ...

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What God Says About Death As Defined In The Bible.

October 3, 2014 by

Does God contradict Himself in The Bible? Have you ever wondered if God contradicts Himself? Like in the Bible, for instance? How can we really get to know Him? Does He say one thing, then do something opposite? Jesus said to His disciples “If you’ve seen me you’ve seen the Father.” John 14 in its entirety says it all but these particular verses are telling: 7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” 8 Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it ...

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The power and the significance of Abraham’s name and his name change in the Bible

September 24, 2014 by

A rose by any other name would still be a rose, or would it? How important do you think names are? Better still, how does the God of the Bible view names? Take the name of father Abraham, for instance. You know that song, Father Abraham had many sons? As the story went, in the beginning Abraham and his wife, Sarah, were barren. Did you know, however, that Abraham’s original name wasn’t always Abraham? God changed his name slightly and it was after that that he saw his miracle and had a son. Abraham’s name started off as “Abram” (as ...

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ISIS, Islam and forced conversions today.

September 16, 2014 by

Does history repeats itself? Have you been disturbed, as I have been, about recent news about ISIS and the atrocities committed in the name of God--Allah, to the Muslims? We are fortunate to be living in the USA where we have the right to have the freedom to believe in whatever faith we wish--as long as we don't go around killing people and being a nuisance to society. But even today, in this very instance, there are Christians being forced to convert to Islam! I recently received a letter from a friend pleading for prayer for Christians who live ...

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Of Giants, Noah and Nephilim during the worldwide flood

September 5, 2014 by

Part 2 of the Noah-flood, study. Last week we looked at giants in the Bible. We’ll do a little more this week and tie it to the flood story and as to why God really destroyed the earth. Several of the biblical description must surely convince some of you skeptics that these giants are not just tall people, or mutants. Here’s one of  a giant’s skull. (As a side note, if you looked on Snopes.com which supposedly tracks if things fake, their article will tell you these images were doctored, but if you read to the very end, you’d ...

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Why God Destroyed The Whole Earth (Noah’s Flood)–pt. 1

August 31, 2014 by

Did you watch the highly inaccurate rendering of Noah by Hollywood recently? It’s certainly a case of fiction being stranger than fact. At least, with the rock fallen angels and all, I can’t say it’s not unimaginative. I just hope there aren’t people who came out of the cinema thinking, “Gosh! Christians really believe in all those rock monster?” And if there are those out there reading this blog now and think that Christians do, plea…zzeee! Get a bible and read Genesis chapter 6 for most of the story. Although I can see the significance of demons or monsters ...

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Did Jesus Claim He Was God in the Bible?

August 23, 2014 by

Does The Bible Claim Jesus Is Yahweh? Sometimes I get the question, where does the Bible claim that Jesus is God? Or “Does Jesus ever claimed that He’s God?” I thought I’d tackle this by drawing attention to the name of God commonly used in the Old Testament, (and by the Jesus in the Bible,) even until today: Yahweh. Have you ever wondered if there was any significance to the name YHWH? (Pronounced as “Yahweh.”) And why did the Romans. On nailing Jesus to the cross decide to put the words “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews”—the acronym ...

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Jesus the sacrificial lamb found in Genesis.

August 21, 2014 by

 How many times did the Old Testament refer to Jesus? In the following weeks I thought I'd take a break from my "names" series and look at the pre-incarnate Christ and his mention or presence in the Old Testament. There are numerous instances in the Old Testament where the sacrifice of God’s son was insinuated and suggested but perhaps the story of Abraham sacrificing his only son ( when God told Abraham in the verse below) is the most memorable. When Abraham brought his only promised son Isaac to be sacrificed on Mt. Moriah did he know that God will ...

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