DO NOT HANDLE: DO NOT TASTE: DO NOT TOUCH

“Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!” Colossians 2:21 (NIV) The epistle to the Colossians was written by Paul the Apostle during his first imprisonment in Rome about 61 – 62 A.D. and is included with his prison Epistles. The fact that this letter was written while Paul was in prison is of great significance because it means that he continued his walk with Jesus, spreading the Gospel even in bondage. Christians were…

"DO NOT HANDLE: DO NOT TASTE: DO NOT TOUCH"

ARE ACTS OF THE FLESH OBVIOUS?

The mere possibility that a person can extract more than one application from brief passages of scripture speaks volumes about the Bible’s infinite remarkable, brilliant and timeless scope of wisdom.  Confirmed as the oldest book in the world, the Bible is also the most controversial piece of penned literature as well. It’s been disputed, argued, researched, examined, observed and revered since the beginning of time. In short, the Bible may very well endure as much…

"ARE ACTS OF THE FLESH OBVIOUS?"

The Fall: Has God Not Supplied All Your Needs?

The Fall: Eve Believed God Had Not Supplied All Her Needs The Fall You may not see it today but one day you will, hopefully. We are the children of Abraham, and Abraham is the child of Adam and Eve. Like Adam and Eve, we too are disobedient, ungrateful and believe that God is holding on to something we deserve or are entitled too? 3 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the…

"The Fall: Has God Not Supplied All Your Needs?"

Temptation: Do Not Put the Lord your God to the Test

“5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and ‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.’” 7 Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘Do not…

"Temptation: Do Not Put the Lord your God to the Test"

Eysenck’s Personality Inventory (EPI) (Extroversion/Introversion)

The Eysenck Personality Inventory (EPI) measures two pervasive, independent dimensions of personality, Extraversion-Introversion and Neuroticism-Stability, which account for most of the variance in the personality domain. Each form contains 57 “Yes-No” items with no repetition of items. The inclusion of a falsification scale provides for the detection of response distortion. The traits measured are Extraversion-Introversion and Neuroticism.

"Eysenck’s Personality Inventory (EPI) (Extroversion/Introversion)"

Teen Sex: Sin and Saving Our Children

Like it or not, teens having sex is here to stay. Although I don’t condone, I understand it and recognize the nature and seriousness of the issue. Additionally, since I like to keep it real, and since I married at 18 and had my first child at almost 19, I know a little about this subject. Kids raising kids is no joke. Abandoning them or ridiculing young people is not the answer either. I was…

"Teen Sex: Sin and Saving Our Children"

IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE A CHRISTIAN AND A PSYCHIC?

A few days ago I starting giving some thought to what kind of work-at-home career I can have when my unemployment runs out in a couple of months. Even though I’ve applied for jobs as required to receive unemployment benefits, nothing’s panning out. So what I’m doing is being pro-active! I’m not waiting until I get that last check. And actually I love blogging, so I’ve even considered making that a career instead of a…

"IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE A CHRISTIAN AND A PSYCHIC?"

Be Still and Know that I am God

“Be still, and know that I am God!” (Psalm 46:10, NLT).  One of my favorite scriptures in the bible is Psalm 46:10. My late mother often recited this verse when she felt overwhelmed or moved to share her wisdom on the subject of being discontent. Mother would say “sometimes you just need to be still, let go and let God.”  It seems that every time I heard her say this, I was going through something. Clarity was out of…

"Be Still and Know that I am God"

First Fruits What God Promises to Those Who Weather the Storm

What Speaks to Me Today 13 But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 14 He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold…

"First Fruits What God Promises to Those Who Weather the Storm"