Abides in Him

Abides in Him Having a log in my eye clouds my vision as to only see the speck in your eye. We are taught, over and over, to look inwards, look at ourselves instead of looking at others. Clean our sins and the sins of others will take of themselves. We are taught, over and over, to love others as we love the Father and the Son of God. Do we, is the real question. Giving of ourselves to others is one way we can show love and concern for…

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Forgiving of Sins

Forgiving of Sins Over the past several months the reading of the Bible has become more and more a part of who I am. It seems the more that is learned the more that I want to learn. I feel confident that I am not alone in this situation and probably most Christians, believers, have the same experience. While I have been living the Steps and principals of AA they have been a guiding force, however, they still fall short of understanding, practice and, above all, depth that a person…

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“The Father Who Dwells In Me Does The Works”

“The Father Who Dwells In Me Does The Works” When first hearing the word “works” it seemed like such an odd way of using a word that all of us use on a regular basis. The original publishing company for the book Alcoholics Anonymous was called The Works Publishing Company. It took a minute to understand why this name was used. Our Father wants us to be near Him and He wants us to have that desire within. Once the desire reveals itself it is as if a faucet has…

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Through Him the World Is Not Condemned but Saved

Through Him the World Is Not Condemned but Saved A slight change in perception can change ones entire outlook on the world. We think we see things in one Light when, in fact, it is intended to be seen from a completely different angle. The deeper the dive the narrow the path, the narrower the path the deeper we allowed to dive. Reaching a point of saturation should be the goal. Why only get half wet or two-thirds? Can we be born of water and Spirit if we are only…

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Do-It-Yourself Olive Oil Lamp

Do-It-Yourself Olive Oil Lamp by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog I made this olive oil lamp years ago. I thought I would show it again as yet another alternative for a minimal light source when the power goes out. Remember though, respect the flame! Can Olive Oil Burn? Yes. All oil will burn at their own unique flash point temperatures. Olive oil is a good choice for cooking because it has a high smoke point (~400 degrees-F), a high flash point (600 degrees-F), and a high auto-ignition temperature (815 degrees-F).…

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Darkness Gets Confused

Darkness Gets Confused WOW! Do you ever see something that you have looked at your entire life and one day you actually see it – has this ever happened to you? Shining the Light of truth in the darkness is one of the main goals of Christianity. If we are not shining the Light we are living in darkness – or as I have heard it said another way, we are either living or dying, we are not standing still. Today, I choose to live and today I ask for…

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Standing Firm

Standing Firm Today is the day we must stand with God. Our time is no different than previous times with the moral decay, decadence and a world seemingly on the edge of a cliff. What is different today than during the time when Jesus Christ was upon the earth? As Paul describes in Ephesians 6 NKJV 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles…

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Real Joy Has an Address

Real Joy Has an Address by Matt Smethurst for The Gospel Coalition As a dad, I’m not always pleased when my kids obey me. This is because they need to obey with a glad and sincere heart, and that is not always the case. Any child can muster grudging compliance. I’m longing to see a willing spirit and joyful trust. The command to be joyful permeates the Scriptures, but it’s a bit strange if you think about it. Joy is an emotion, not a behavior. How can I be told to feel a certain…

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