New Forum for Winter Family Weekend

I have started a new forum for discussion of various winter family weekends. If you know of one not posted and would like to share it (and especially the URL to any registration sites), please feel free to post it. Usual forum rules apply.


A pink rose garden

Because the Struggle IS the Thing

This life is a test. It is only a test. 9 Satan answered the Lord , “Does Job fear God for nothing? 10 Haven’t You placed a hedge around him, his household, and everything he owns? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. 11 But stretch […]

Faith Is Looking Beyond the Struggle

God is love, but must His children struggle? 33 I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.” ~ Jn 16:33 (HCSB) It is interesting that Jesus promised His followers they would know trouble! This stands […]

Cambodian child living in garbage dump
From 'the Biography of Venetia Joubert', under CCA-SA

An optical illusion

Are We People of Truth?: Part 3, Deception

What is our part in being deceived? 8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived… ~ Lk 21:8 “Be not deceived” is a thread that runs throughout the Bible. I count five instances where it is outright stated in the imperative, but many take it as anything but a command! Even in […]

Should Christians Vote and Engage in Politics?

This cuts to the core of what a Christian really is! Nearly 6,000 years ago, Satan the devil (appearing as a serpent) convinced Adam and Eve to reject God’s rule over their lives (Genesis 3:1-6). That decision set humanity on a course of self-government—apart from God’s guidance and laws. Human history continues to prove that […]

Image by Mikel Iturria, used under CCA-SA

Little Ones - Four finally decide to eat together so I can take a pic

Reflections: Cats Are People Too

Well, at least they think they are, or is it the other way around? 31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate […]

Are We People of Truth?: Part 2, What Is Our Focus?

What we focus on says a lot about how we value truth. I’m going to do this series a little differently, and part of that is just what has been going on today.  I want to talk about Halloween, church socials and politics.  Think they have nothing in common?  Think again! One thing that was […]



I’m Back and on Arch Linux!

So, it took a little longer than planned… This is basically a test post.  I’ve switched over to Arch, and it took a little longer than I anticipated.  More details on the next Geek Friday article for John D’s Computer Blog!