Scripture Reading from Sept 13-Sept 19

Sept 13— Day 1: Amos 7, 8, 9; Obadiah
Sept 14—Day 2: Jonah 1, 2, 3, 4
Sept 15 —Day 3: Micah 1, 2, 3
Sept 16—Day 4: Micah 4, 5, 6
Sept 17—Day 5: Micah 7; Psalm 119:145-176; 120
Sept 18—Day 6: Nahum 1, 2, 3; Psalm 121
Sept 19—Day 7: Habakkuk 1, 2, 3

Can You Hear Me Now!

     There’s an old saying that bad news comes in threes. I don’t believe this always to be the case. But for Job, the adage proved true. Three messengers each brought Job a negative report. All toll, Job lost not only his business holdings, he also lost his children to death. A very bad day, indeed.

Good Deeds

     The sixth chapter of Nehemiah describes a dilemma that many of us sometimes face. Nehemiah had accepted the responsibility to rebuild the security wall that bordered the city of Jerusalem. More than a century before, the Babylonian army laid siege to the capital city demolishing the walls that served as its protection.

How Resplendent are the Works of Your Hands

     Earlier this week, I wrote a psalm for a project I had been asked to pursue. The psalm below reflects the four dimensions of human personality as identified by psychologist William Moulton Marston. The writing below expresses the distinct characteristics of each personality style, while celebrating the diversity and grandeur of those who have been made in God’s image. The poetic cadence mimics the style of the ancient Hebrew writings known as the creation psalms, while paying homage to the uniqueness and dignity of all God’s children.

You Are Included

     Why do I believe the Church is of God? Because the Church has gone through crisis after crisis for over two thousand years and is still standing today. One such crisis the Church faced is found in Acts 10-11. It is the crisis of what to do with the gentiles. Let’s look at some history to understand the problem.

America is in Crisis of Civility

     This blog comes a few days past due. Frankly, I’ve been at a loss for words. The events of this past week have left me speechless, not to mention heartbroken.