Saturday, December 23, 2023

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Third Sunday In Advent

One last selection from Ezekiel 34 concerning the coming of the Lord Jesus which we commemorate at this time of year.


Sunday, December 10, 2023

Second Sunday in Advent

 Here I am playing catch-up again. Somehow I manage to prepare these comments in time for our Sunday morning worship service at ValleyView Baptist, and yet often forget to post them here.  So ... here is one for last week, the first Sunday in Advent, along with the one for the second Sunday in Advent. Of course both of them concern prophesy of the coming of Emanuel; God with us. In this case, both come from the prophet Ezekiel, only one of many references to the Messiah in the Old Testament.

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Monday, November 20, 2023

Thanksgiving This Week

 No Proverb of the week, but in it's place a verse on Thanksgiving:

Saturday, November 11, 2023

One For The Kids

 This Proverb of the Week may be aimed particularly at children, but a wise Christian will make application toward himself as well...

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Two for One Proverbs

 That's right, I somehow forgot to post last week's Proverb of the week, so you get two this week.

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Israel, Hamas, the U.S. and a Christian Worldview

 This is a brief post from one of my personal living heroes of the faith, James White of Alpha & Omega Ministries.  I'm passing it on because it reflects both a Christian and a conservative political worldview concerning the attack on Israel this past weekend.

"I have lived long enough to see a great deal of war and conflict take place in and around Israel. This is the first time it is so blatantly obvious that the Regime that has captured control of the US has aided in the attacks, AND, will use them to further destroy the US itself. Just one little jolting bit of reality: the Regime (it is not an administration when it ignores the Constitution and undercuts our laws) has not only opened our borders and allowed MILLIONS of military aged men to invade our country, but it has also DRAINED our strategic petroleum reserves to historic lows (currently only 17 days) right when a war is breaking out in the Middle East and the Regime has strangled domestic production. Coincidence? Only to the brain-dead moron. When your children are going hungry because there is no food to be purchased because it cannot be transported any longer, I hope you will remember the traitors who destroyed us from within. (And please note: I am not addressing the justice of this judgment: the traitorous betrayal of our nation is quite fitting given the nation's detestation of God's law and God's ways.)"

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Proverb of the Week Plus Trivia

 The wife and I made a trip to Northwestern Montana last week, so I missed posting a Proverb of the Week, but I'm still at it so here is another. BTW. here is some interesting trivia. From our home just a bit southwest of Minneapolis and traveling to Kalispell Montana, when you get to Miles City Montana, you're only half way there.  Bonus trivia: The spell check on "Blogger" doesn't know how to spell Kalispell.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Never Too Early For A Proverb

 I'm a little early with this week's Proverb because I needed to get it posted so I can concentrate on finishing the message that I will deliver this Sunday morning at ValleyView Baptist (God willing, that is).  If all goes well, I may post the sermon here later, when time allows. BTW, a special thanks to those of you who let me know that there are still a few out there who read blogs such as this.


Monday, September 18, 2023

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Something New About Something Old

 It struck me the other day that I have not posted anything to my blog for quite some time. Of course I am not the only one. Blogs in general are nearly a lost form given the waning attention span of the majority of the country today. Facebook seems to have taken over with most of the people I know. After all it seems as though it would take far less of our precious time to peruse a few memes that our friends have shared from other sources than to actually sit down to read something.  And if Facebook might be too "wordy", then Twitter, which seems to be rebranding itself as "X" (guess the name Twitter took too long to read) even limits the number of characters that one can write in one post. Now whether those forums actually save time, or on the contrary, waste far more time due to the temptation to just keep on clicking to view the next new piece of content, is a point almost all of us might consider.  But, as they say, it is what it is.  In any case, I have decide to not abandon this blog, whether anyone still reads it or not.

So, I am going to do a bit of a "catch up" with this post. For some time now, I have had the honor of doing the Old Testament Scripture readings for our Sunday morning worship service at ValleyView Baptist. Several weeks ago, when we started into the Book of Proverbs, our Pastor asked me to choose one proverb from each reading to highlight and provide a brief commentary on it. Below are the first of these "Proverb of the Week" entries.


Feel free to comment if you find this worthwhile.