Tonight I get to hang out with Hud and Stef (my two boys, who are not really boys anymore) and despite the image for this post we are not actually eating pizza (which is the universal guys night food). Actually, Punk left us an amazing meal on the hob before she bolted. She takes good … Continue reading Just the Guys
Friends can be the source of the worst advice you will ever get in your life. But they may just save your life. I guess the difference comes down to having, not friends, but good friends. Books are just like that. People say reading is good for you and that is not necessarily true. They … Continue reading Books: Man’s Best Friend
I adapted this from an excerpt of a letter from Earnest Hemingway. He was expressing a thought about writing, but the correlation to preaching was so apparent that I had to get it down before I carried on and it was lost forever. So here is the adapted quote … Preaching is something that you … Continue reading Hemingway on Preaching
“And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the LORD thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand. Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims … Continue reading A Victorious Failure
I haven’t written for while. But the perfect moment comes along and what can you do? The weather on our back porch is perfect while my perfect wife tiptoes around the garden, inspecting her flowers like a mum checking in on her kids who is careful not to wake them. As she gathers up her … Continue reading Magic
Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him.1 Samuel 16:17-18 So this guy, was, well, let’s … Continue reading What are we suppose to be?
They say even a broken clock is right twice a day. And every once and a while an unreliable source can get it right. In this case it is Ahab king of Israel. He was an evil man. The only thing worse than him was his wife. Now she was a piece of work. Having … Continue reading That’s Pretty Big Talk
It is primarily a UK holiday. There are several countries or cities throughout the world who celebrate it who have, historically, been connected with the UK, such as Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, New Zealand, and a few others. To put it simply, Boxing Day is Christmas Day for servants. Boxing Day was created for the … Continue reading What is Boxing Day?
The New Strong's Expanded Exhaustive Concordance and The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge are the shovel and pickaxe of bible study: helping you in dig into the scripture. We have already provided you a guide on, ‘How to Use a Shovel’. Here is the companion guide on how to use a pickaxe. The pickaxe of bible … Continue reading How to Use a Pickaxe
From Master Class: Instruction in the Mastery of Wisdom - Lesson Two Proverbs 2:1–51 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; 2 so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; 3 yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice … Continue reading The Combination