One of my favorite pieces of scripture states: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11, NIV It’s so simple and beautiful, yet people can easily make God’s promises far…… Continue reading Keeping it Simple
So today I just have a few basic ideas I had gathered from my previous academic papers. I would like to share them because they deal with topics of natural theology and the moral argument. Nothing too fancy. These ideas are not new, but I still find them interesting. Also, I’m not a great apologist.…… Continue reading Truth is Necessary
Embracing What God Gave You To start off this discussion, I am going to have to be honest about something. In general, I am quite mediocre at most things. I am referring to natural talents. I’ve tried lots of skills and trades: cooking, painting, design, music, gardening, knitting, crafts, skateboarding, athletics, business, finances, etc. In…… Continue reading Bring What You Have
This post will share my current thoughts and some of my previous academic writing regarding the importance of going to church. I am interested in hearing other people’s thoughts on this question as well. So feel free to share with me. I have spoken with many folks that identify as Christ followers that are not…… Continue reading Christians, Is Going to Church Important?
An eternal perspective is a regard for the eternal, unseen things of faith. It is staying focused on God and his promises and loosening the tight grip we hold upon our earthly life. An eternal perspective is exceedingly necessary for the Christian. Seeing things with an eternal perspective can be more challenging than it sounds.…… Continue reading Growing an Eternal Perspective
A glimpse of God’s incredible creativity. PHOTO COLLECTION ATTRIBUTION: “God’s Fingerprint in Nature,” BY K MARIE © Copyright 2018 Lines of Lazarus
Often desert-like climates, like the ones you will find in Utah and Arizona, have a reputation for being very hot. Despite this, they are far from being barren wastelands. These areas are filled with God’s creative wonders. There are fascinating land features, including expansive canyons and breathtaking cliffs. In addition, there is unique wildlife and plant…… Continue reading General Revelation Through Travel: Vol 9, Utah and Arizona
One of the studies that fascinated me the most while I was completing my work in Biblical Hermeneutics was the study of textual criticism. I will share some of my thoughts and academic writings about it today in this post. Textual criticism is an in-depth study of the ancient languages found in Old Testament and…… Continue reading Scripture: Has Anything Really Been Lost in Translation?
Colorado, filled with natural beauty and wonders, has to be one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. It’s majestic, soaring mountain ranges, abundant wildlife, and lush forests are completely awe-inspiring. God’s fingerprints are all over this beautiful terrain. PHOTO COLLECTION ATTRIBUTION: “Colorado,” BY K MARIE © Copyright 2018 Lines of…… Continue reading General Revelation Through Travel: Vol 8, Colorado
I would like to share some ideas about neutrality that I had previously written about in my theology coursework. I think it would be useful information to the practicing Christian. As I have learned, corruption of Western culture was one factor that contributed to the evolution of postmodernism. The response was a pervasive suspicion…… Continue reading The Problem with “Neutrality”
During my theology studies, I enjoyed some interesting literature by Kenneth Boa called, Conformed to His Image. He makes a profound statement that really stuck with me: “For many people, life has become so filled with the if-only of the future that today becomes an inconvenient obstacle to the path of reaching tomorrow.” It…… Continue reading Being Mindful of the Present
Sin seeps like a, poison. Its roots run deep. Gardens once rich, now black with rot. Pride’s thorny wasteland. But don’t think twice, to turn around. Even though you, have been undone. Guilt nor barbs, keep you ensnared. Love knows no bounds. He wants you home. And that road is green, and lined with lilies.…… Continue reading Lilies
Hey! Thanks so much to Amy (aka Stephanie) at Amy’s Brew for nominating me. I’m glad you enjoy my blog. You are so sweet. 🙂 Amy has a really great blog about faith and life. Please check it out if you have the chance. So, I’m just learning about this award, and I’m happy…… Continue reading The Cramm Blog Award
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. –Psalm 27:14 (NIV) Time seems to wait for no one. As we get older, the clock seems to dictate our lives more and more. The older people get, the shorter and shorter the days seem to become, and the more the years seem to…… Continue reading Do You Trust in God’s Timing?
When I was in school working on my master’s degree, I had the privilege of mulling over some ideas and questions dealing with the third member of the Trinity, The Holy Spirit. Any discussion on this topic would be appreciated, because I have to be honest, the Holy Spirit has always been awe…… Continue reading Becoming Acquainted with the Spirit