Bitcoin is on fire! Doge to the moon (hopefully).
The government is printing money faster than Scott’s can make toilet paper, and most are enjoying their extra stimulus checks and bonus unemployment stipends. However, we know that one day we will have to pay the piper. The value of the dollar is quickly falling.
Should I invest in crypto? Good question. What even is crypto? A better question. Here is a good definition from NerdWallet:
Cryptocurrency is a form of payment that can be exchanged online for goods and services. Many companies have issued their own currencies, often called tokens…
Have you ever been given “good news” by someone, only to wonder how that was “good news” to you? Sometimes, the biblical prophets were famous for doing this, and we scratch our heads and wonder why we cannot make the connection. One of the most well-known verses in the book of Jeremiah does this very thing.
The Hebrew people living in Israel around 600 years before Jesus came were facing some challenging days. Babylon, under King Nebuchadnezzar, was a world power, and they were not friendly toward the Jews. They were capturing much of the world, and Israel was next.
“Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the LORD!
“I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! The Sovereign LORD is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights” (Habakkuk 3:17–19, NLT).
Trials will come YET God remains faithful.
The little word “yet” is an adverb that functions as…
“Be still and know that I am God” is a phrase that we have quoted to ourselves and others on many, many occasions. But, do we know what it means, or have we understood it in a way that is not really what God meant for us to do?
The words “Be Still” literally mean: To relax, to take your hands off, to slacken, let down, or cease. We often think it means to get quiet or don’t worry, which is part of it, but I think it has a deeper understanding. …
God does not play fair! It is about time someone took Him to court to convict Him of this atrocity!
Believe it or not, a man named Job did subpoena God. He had been suffering mercilessly for quite some time. We don’t know how long he suffered from his incredible physical pain, but we do know that he suffered the rest of his life with tremendous emotional pain. He lost ten children, and there is nothing that can heal that broken heart. God can minister and encourage, but the pain lasts a lifetime.
Job cried out that he wanted a…
There are some things that even God cannot fix
Most people live their lives with good intentions. We sincerely want to help others and be a source of encouragement in this world. Often we are, but there are many times when we have put our foot in our mouth. Sometimes we realize it, and other times we don’t.
Imagine how often we have pontificated to another person and walked away as proud as a peacock that we have infused their lives with incredible wisdom. Often, we unknowingly caused heartache and pain that is unimaginable because we did not enter into…
Who of us hasn’t gotten sleepy or distracted behind the wheel, only to be jarred awake by rumble strips. It is a brilliant invention that shakes your car when you drive over them on the shoulder or the center of the highway. What an incredible blessing!
The first rumble strips were introduced on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey back in 1952. They rarely get much attention and I don’t recall ever seeing a headline news story on them. Consider these statistics taken from (https://www.nh.gov/dot/org/projectdevelopment/highwaydesign/rumble-strips/index.htm):
Nationally, the center line rumble strips on rural two-lane roads have witnessed a 44%…
I thought that school was just a necessary evil, just a means to an end. I desired to get through school and begin my career, and I assumed that everything would click into place, and I would live happily ever after.
I was wrong!
I have come to find out that school is for learning, not for a piece of paper saying that I made it through without failing.
It was no secret to my professors or me that my mission was graduation. My thoughts were not on learning intricate concepts. The subtle nuances that would serve me well over…
The three friends of Job remind me of me, and that frightens me. They were so sure of themselves and their opinions that they shared their thoughts and did so not as opinion, but fact.
They blasted him for his arrogance, they accused him of living a secret life of sin, and they maligned his ten children, who had all recently died tragically. It was karma, they said.
But they were wrong!
They meant well and sincerely were trying to correct Job and bring him back to God. They honestly wanted God’s best for him. Shouldn’t that be enough to…
It seems like yesterday that my wife and I were teaching our very young children the concept of saying, “thank you.”
You would think it would be pre-installed in these little human beings, but sadly, parents need to program gratitude into them. These little buggers come out of the womb as ungrateful, selfish human beings. Just a lot smaller.
My children are all grown now, but remembering the frustration of trying to get them to say “thank you” whenever someone gave them a gift brings back some bad memories. We, as parents, are left embarrassed when the child refuses.
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