ARCHIVE May, 2017

Resurrection Hope Because Death Stinks

Death stinks. I’ve been thinking a lot about death lately. So when Facebook reminds Seminary Gal “It’s been a while since your readers have heard from you,” I wonder if you’d all think “Just as well” so long as this is where my mind is. My mind has been pondering death in part because our […]

May 23, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Firstfruits of the Resurrection

When we left off with the Apostle Paul’s legal case for the Resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15, he drew the inevitable conclusions from the false assertion of the Corinthian Resurrection-denyers.  Paul logically concluded that if Jesus was not raised from the dead, all who proclaim that He was are not only being deceived and deceivers, […]

May 14, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Resurrection: Rock Solid or Futile Faith?

In every generation, there is a hunger to know fact from fiction … an intrinsic need to have something reliable-rock solid-on which to take a stand.  Something … somewhere … worth believing in.  Something worth dying for.                       Today, the Apostle Paul demonstrates that his hands may have been a tentmaker’s but his heart belonged to […]

May 9, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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10 Steps to Edging Your Beds BETTER than a PRO

Here you go: How to edge your bed better than a pro in 10 easy steps.  “Pretty arrogant,” you might say!  Q:  What makes you think you do it better than a pro?  A:  Because I hate edging and I don’t want to do it more than once a season.  Pros don’t mind coming back every […]

May 7, 2017 in In the Garden, Inspiration by

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Seasonal Birding in Illinois Gardens

Time for a few gardening posts (yes, birding is an extension of gardening). This has been on my mind for a while now.  Given that we’re 16 degrees below normal temperature-wise and the steady rain has made the soil unworkable, I don’t want to be in the yard.  Writing about it is almost as good.  […]

May 4, 2017 in In the Garden, Inspiration by

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The Powerful Working of God’s Grace

Do you know the powerful working of God’s grace in your life? Paul did.   But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them– yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. […]

May 2, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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I am Who I am

“I AM WHO I AM.”  God’s famous words to Moses, revealing God’s own Name in Exodus 3:11-14.  His Name alone conveys truth and authenticity!  Just think about it!  As followers of Jesus Christ, we should aim to reflect the same kind of truth and authenticity.  To echo the Apostle Paul’s words “But by the grace of God I […]

May 2, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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