Passing Time

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields  It's getting dark outside. We've no electricity. Strong winds have knocked out the power in our neighborhood. Lighting the lamps, my wife, Heather, wonders, "How long will the power be out? "Could be hours." To pass the time, I superimpose old Mrs. Harper's face on Heather's pear-shaped body. I chuckle. …

The Last Days

Photo by Thirdman on Pexels.com "Know this: In the last days perilous times will come.  Men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,  without natural affection, trucebreakers, slanderers, unrestrained, fierce, despisers of those who are good,  traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God, having a form …

The Wisdom of the Cross

"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God" (1 Corinthians 1:18, NKJV) When Jesus told His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the …

Irene, the Terrible?

I am Irene of Athens.  From 797-802, I ruled the Byzantine Empire.  My husband was Emperor Leo IV and after his death, I became guardian of our 10-year-old son, Constantine VI and co-emperor with him. When he was older, my son’s attempt to seize power was crushed by me.  He banished me from court but I returned …

Are You a Light?

It is God’s will that your good lives should silence those who foolishly condemn the Gospel without knowing what it can do for them, having never experienced its power. You are free from the law, but that doesn’t mean you are free to do wrong. Live as those who are free to do only God’s …

No More Plasma TV

“You have a plasma TV, right?” “Had.  I got rid of it.” “How come?” “Too many issues.” “What sort of issues?” “One issue is the screen reflection.  When I’m watching the News or a movie or a program, I don’t want to see me or the room reflected on the screen.  It’s extremely annoying and …

Nothing Too Hard

“Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you - Jeremiah 32:17, NIV How comforting it is to know that nothing is hard too for God. There are times when we are overwhelmed by problems, in the midst of trials and …

Domestic Discipline

What is Domestic Discipline? Is it a more politically correct term for "wife spanking"? Until recently, I didn't know that this sort of lifestyle existed. I was shocked by the number of people who are practicing it, including Christians. One article described it as a movement in the Christian community. What is Domestic Discipline and …

Lunch, Dinner and…

This morning, I read in Matthew 16:28 where Jesus said, “Verily, I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.” I sat there wondering about it.  Was He talking about the Second Coming or something else?  It didn’t …

Doubt

“Occupy your mind with My love, leaving no room for worry and doubt.” Doubt is like a bad penny.  It always keeps turning up.  It seems that no matter how many times we see the hand of God working in our lives, there is always room for doubt.  Even when we have a close relationship …

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