Category Archives: Bible Inspire; nuggets of truth.

Launch Out into the Deep

Peter didn’t know Jesus very well when Jesus said those words to him.  Like others in Galilee Peter had heard Jesus speak and felt a compelling respect for him.  When we develop a budding friendship with someone, we often hold back a little before we share our opinions and certainly our hearts.  Peter was no …

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In This Very Room

I so seldom just jot something down and publish it, but this morning is different.  I have come off a week of soaking in the reality of living and dying with the passing of Dr. Billy Graham.  While it had to be difficult for his family to have his memorial service held off so that …

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Humility

On Christmas Day I didn’t really want to read according to plan.  I wanted to read something on Christmas, so instead, I turned once again to Philippians 2.  That piece of Scripture never fails to inspire me. How fitting it was to read one more time about the humbling of God in the person of Jesus. …

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One More Reason to Memorize Scripture

Almost every week on Thursday morning you will find me at a local nursing home.  At one time, my mother resided there and after she died, I just kept visiting there as they provided me a platform to hold an hour of time each week with the residents.  I use that time to sing, provide …

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Were You There?

        The Negro Spiritual song, “Were you There” evokes our senses to the death, burial, and rising again of Jesus, our Lord.  The tune is a mournful sound and the meter is slow moving.  The stirring words:  sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble almost causes one to want to shun the whole experience …

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“God Knows” a poem story

Yes, I am one of those people who occasionally sits down with a book of poetry to read just for pleasure.  I can’t write it at all!  I depend on those to understand the metical value of words.  This morning I came across this poem with which I am familiar,  however, I did  not know the …

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Chasing Away the Darkness

I have been slowly working my way through Philippians in a weekly Bible study group.  The more and longer I think about it, possibly the most significant portion in Philippians is chapter 2, verses 14-17. I am aware that most teachers would favor the earlier verses in the same chapter where we see the humility …

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We Never Know

Recently I wrote on the numbering of our days.  Only God, our Father, knows when we will draw our last breath.  A wise former pastor of mine told us in youth group (yes, fifty years ago or more) that we should be ready to “pray, preach or die at a moment’s notice.”  It stuck with …

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Bow the Knee

The only person I have ever heard sing this is by Kirk Talley.  Since he is from East Tennesee and I lived there for many years, I am more familiar with him and the Telley Trio.  The words are powerful and Kirk does a wonderful, controlled job of recording it.  Words in bold is my …

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I Want to be Somebody!

Sometimes I plod through the book of Numbers.  It can be a challenging book to absorb.  Then there are days when I can’t stop reading it!  Chapter 15 begins a narrative that is interesting but not absorbing; the narrative spills into chapter 16 which takes on more interest.  This is not dry listing of laws …

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