On Whose Authority?

I simply find it fascinating. One guy who claims to go strictly by the Bible for the calendar, who claims that is is so crystal clear for all to see, recently proclaimed, “I will announce the New Moon as soon as the observers see it.” Really? Where does he get his authority?

Eve saw the Tree of Knowledge as desirable,and many artists' renditions don't change that sentiment.Public domain


New COG Resource: Spiritual Snacks

I have to admit that there are times when I read or view something from certain organizations, and I have to clear my mind of all of the stuff that I’ve seen and/or heard about them in order to get through the article or the video. There are organizations that have done things to people […]

Should We Make Others Thankful?

23   The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me;      to one who orders his way rightly      I will show the salvation of God!” ~ Ps 50:23 (ESV) I received one of those marketing emails this morning that had an odd subject line. “Make Them Thankful”, it said. They expounded upon it by saying […]



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.

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 […]

A pink rose garden

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

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 […]

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 […]

An optical illusion

Image by Mikel Iturria, used under CCA-SA

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 […]