Ramblings

Thoughts, ideas & convictions.

Tired in it all

Somehow, though, many believers seem to have forgotten to be different and have opted instead for the satisfaction of meme one-upmanship as though in a boxing match where the only way to win is to get the best jab in.

Bound up! (probably not like you think) 

​I hope you’ve got your cup of coffee or tea or Mountain Dew or Diet Coke. I’ve got something semi-important to share with you.  Now mind you, I’m not complaining here, but the realization has hit me that the bra I put on yesterday morning, is the bra I “get” to wear until Friday afternoon. […]

The Christian’s Response to the President 

Hey y’all. Have you already had your morning cup? Maybe it’s time for a break? Let’s talk. I have heard quite a few people who profess to be believers in Jesus as Savior talk about how they will not accept the new president, they will never submit to him, never respect him. Y’all! This breaks […]

Don’t fall!  

​Hey y’all! I’m still loving “Morning and Evening” devotions by Charles Spurgeon. Even though it was published in 1869, the truths written there are still so relevant.  Get your coffee and let’s see what’s here for us today. Once again,  I’ve changed the thees, thys, and thous to today’s vernacular and all emphases are mine.  […]

Perspective 

Ever have a bad day? Of course you have! Or did you? Maybe all that was needed to make it a better day was a change in perspective.  Grab your cuppa and let’s consider this thought.  Chanie Gorkin was a junior at Beth Rivkah High School in Crown Heights, Brooklyn when she was given a […]

Beginning to the Mend

I am now in therapy. High time, you say? Probably so, but not that kind of therapy. Physical therapy. For my shoulder. You haven’t heard? No problem. Grab a cup, maybe a bite and let’s sit a bit.  I’ll bring you up to date. December 2nd started out as a normal day. I had plans to […]

When you don’t want to bother God with *that* thing

​More in-your-face wisdom from Charles Spurgeon coming your way. I changed some of the thees, thys and thous to their modern equivalents.   Pull up a chair, grab your cup of refreshment and let’s see if we can see Jesus saying some of these words, and then us saying some of them, too.  In Isaiah […]

Upping your Prayer  Game 

I’m learning to relish the writings of Charles Haddon Spurgeon. Though it’s written in the Olde King’s English, I’m enjoying his devotional book, “Morning and Evening.”  This devotion was about prayer. Grab a cup of coffee, let’s take a look.  In Psalm 109:4,  David says,  “I love them, but they try to destroy me with […]

False Peace

“A darkened heart is a terrible thing, because a darkened heart may make a man peaceful. A man says—“My heart is not bad, I am not convicted of sin; all this talk about being born again and filled with the Holy Spirit is so much absurdity.” The natural heart needs the Gospel of Jesus, but […]

​How they knew he was Messiah. 

How we can believe, too. (from a brief study with Alfonzo Rachel) In Mark: “So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed). But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water. Jesus was sleeping […]