These issues only comprise two of many possibilities, but are common and fairly easy to identify and get fixed.
It can be tough to keep your chin up, given what at times seems like overwhelmingly bad news. The future, however, can be seen as bright. God is in control and He has a plan for you and I.
Christmas time used to be all about magical excitement and anticipation, but that all seems to fade with age. There is, however, no need to lose that Spirit. In fact, every reason to retain it.
Jesus' entry into the world, what many celebrate during Christmas. This year is shaping up to be a special one.
Jesus made some amazing statements, some requiring a level of authority far above that any man could attain.
life can be challenging, perspective, attitude, finding joy, glass 1/2 full, faith in God, positive outlook, trials shape us, hang in there
Weeding is definitely no fun, but keeping our mulch beds weed free can be quite easy and efffortless.
Bought a lottery ticket today, for a myriad of reasons. One being, life beats us up such that even an ounce of hope helps. Consider then, another option which offers much better odds.
10 results per page is often not enough, some of prefer more. We can get up to 100 and it is quick and easy.
Life will knock us down, but we have to keep dreaming and believe God has a plan for us.
Life can really be a struggle, our own shortcomings at times the main contributor. God's word can be a source of encouragement for us to stay in the race.
Eventually we may all see Him. Maybe the key is in seeking and seeing Him now, such that we recognize Him later.
Many prophetical verse sets pointing to a time when Jesus comes back. Zechariah is one of them.
God is there; He cares, watches and sometimes waits.
We count our blessings when tireless labor as parents begins to pay off
We are bound by time, and that time here is limited. We might make it a habit to ponder that fact daily.
We see around us a world which might seem to be moving towards a state predicted in prophecy, making those prophetic events a likelihood worth considering.
John 3:16 is likely the Bible's most well known verse. Verses that follow expound upon and complement in a way which reminds us to always consider scripture in its entirety, in context with the whole.
Hard sometimes to make sense of it all. Maybe a good approach, start with something known and move forward in small steps, keeping the heart open.
We can come to forgive, in realizing that we too have been forigiven
We can at times become overwhelmed, some are more susceptible than others. The remedy, some time spent each day in prayer and study of God''s word.
That's what we are supposed to do, right? It's also what the Bible tells us Jesus came to do. He came to help us. Really, it's kind of a"Bible 101" concept; Who was He, what did He do, and why?
Is salvation a gift? Or, rather, a collaborative effort between God and man. And, if I have to do my part, what will be considered adequate? Lots to think about.
The "first" commandment of sorts which covers all others
Isaiah Ch 53 is most widely recognized for its prophetic content. Quite convincing to one maybe, of little significance to the next. In any event, perhaps an appropriate topic for Easter discussion.
Sheep are prone to walk unknowingly into danger. It's a dangerous and threatening world at times, and has been since Genesis Ch 3. But we have access to a shepherd who will look out for us.
We hear terms like saved, grace, faith and the like. Can we merit God's favor, or does He favor and love us no matter what? Is the offer, then, of eternal life a free one?
Trials and tests are part of life, how we handle them will write our legacy
Each day is best started off with a plan. First move of the day, to praise God and walk with Him.
Keep on pushin' , keep your chin up and don't give up. Ask the Lord for help. Then go love and encourage someone.
When the going gets rough, we need some good news.
God makes no disctinction when He invites us into His family.
Lots of concerns in our lives. We have an advocate.
As the story goes, Christ was born in Bethlehem. Looking throughout the Bible, we see prophecy tie it all together.
Mary was chosen to do a very special job, quite an assignment.
Who is God, and how do we find Him? perhaps the way to look at it, it is He who finds us.
Concepts of Diety and Trinity are difficult to get a grip on. With a bit of study, we will find that Scripture clarifies that mystery.
I had to stop for a second today, put down what seemed urgent and take a minute ot thank God.
How otfen do we talk with God? Weekly, daily or many time per day? First in thanks and then in submission, understanding we are in great need of His help; help in dealing with what the world throws at us. Before that, help even in overcoming troubles we have created on our own.
First part of the Gospel convicts, the 2nd results in a sigh of relief. The only way to be good is via God's grace, and it is free.
World view shapes our perspective. Seeing the world through God's eyes comes as a result of His work in us.
All around us we see ample evidence that God is there. His creative signature, found in nature and ourselves.
Where will we end up? What, ultimately, will be the state of our world? Scripture's take offers hope for mankind.
Election day coming up. Where does God stand?
Scripture and its validity. The Bible makes the self claim of being God's inspired word. In order to be that, it must withstand any and all tests.
Scripture is received and interpreted differently. It is self validating if one believes the claim found in 2 Timothy. A unique type of proof, requiring faith as the key element.
The Bible claims a seven day creation and young earth, in direct conflict with what is more commonly accepted. Might be worthwhile to do a little research and compare both sides of the argument.
God's law, according to His word, can be summed up in one simple command: love one another.
When it gets rough, or even when things are going fine, its good practice to remember who sustains us.
We are sometimes required to wait on the Lord, which can be trying. This is often how He shapes and molds us into who He wants us to be.
Life gets tough, we can see rough road in front of us. God is there to help us navigate.
Let's talk to God today
Now is the time to seek God.
Christian theology hinges on the resurrection: did it indeed take place? If yes, then we can believe the Gospel.
Man's history has been plagued by persecution, evidence of an ill he himself will never fix. Ultimately, God will have to do it.
Pondering right and wrong is healthy practice, especially when God's standard is employed. Judgment, however, coming from anyone other than He would be misplaced.
Grace permeates the Gospel, an essential element. Any hope of reconciliation to God depends on grace.
When life gets us down and we are tired, we can find renewed energy in the promises God has made to us.
God's grace abounds, reconciling us to Him via the sacrifice He made on our behalf.
Seasons, in their cyclical pattern and beauty, bear God's signature.
Our mouth is a reflection of what and who lives inside, so think before we speak. I definitely have to point the finger inward on this one.
In God the Father, we have a perfect parent. In Christ, we see a model for conduct.
We must always be reminded, our joy and hope come from Him, in Him. It's not about me, it's about Him.
Perhaps the best indicator of where we stand is how we treat others.
We can rejoice in the fact we have a friend in high places
Some days, it seems too much to handle. Perfect time to enlist God's help, He is faithful to act on our behalf.
God communicates via the Holy Spirit
The whole of scripture hangs on the person of Christ: who He was prophesized to be and claimed to be.
Wander away and the world can get you down. Time to get back into God's protective arms.
God gave us good news in the Gospel, which we can benefit from and share with others.
Faith starts out with just enough, then builds over time.
No time to waste, the day of salvation is today.
More guidelines for living from Psalms
To see God clearly, sometimes we need to look through childlike eyes.
Who was Jesus? Different answers depending on your world view.
God knows our motives, and loves a heart whose motive and intent are pure.
God's plan from the start, to make everyone part of it.
Jesus is Lord. Quite a statement, implying and assigning authority to the person of Christ. How much authority exactly? If we believe what scripture tells us, authority equal to that of God the Father. In turn, requiring application of the Trinity and Deity to how we define God.
Being a Christian is not easy. It can be a battle at times.
The age old question, "What is my purpose and why am I here?
Evidence of intelligent design abounds
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Basic tutorial on working with worksheet cells and VBA
We can devote our lives to bettering ourselves in the here and now, yet the small sliver of time we spend down here is just that. Planning for eternity should be our main consideration.
Love and forgiveness build up, harboring ill will tears down. .
God sees it all, so there is no need to run and hide. Rather, turn towards Him and run back.
We live in a tough and dangerous world, for which there are reasons. God is there to protect us.
Under the umbrella God provides, that is where we should be.
God has a recipe for how we husbands should treat our wives. Job #1 for us.
Calm leadership is what we, as Fathers, need to provide our families.
Being a dad is a big job.
Eternity is a long time. The good news of the Gospel tells us we can have a place reserved with our name on it.
using our own imperfect love for our children as an indicator, consider then how much God loves us.
Problems can mount up, at some point becoming too big for us or any person. But no task is too big for God.
God is there to lift us up, put high octane gas in our tanks.
Sometimes the thing to do is just take a second and tell God He is great.
We recognize someone once we know they genuinely care. If there is a chance God does indeed love us as much as the Bible claims, perhaps it is worth looking into.
We encounter countless people every day. It becomes our choice how to interact, an opportunity to be encouragers. In doing so, we lift people up. In this way, we can be "plus" signs, offsetting a world filled with negativity.
The personhood/identity of God, an interesting topic. The Bible tells us there is one God. Orthodox Christian doctrine, derived from scripture, characterizes Him as a triune God: one God in three persons.
Scripture tells us Christ will return and re-establish His perfect creation here on earth.
Verse set from Thessalonians, describing what is commonly referred to as the rapture. Scholars and theologians appear to have different views on just what and will occur and when.
No need to fear anything or anyone once we belong to the only one worthy of our fear in the first place.
Fear can be termed as healthy, in that we recognize and respect that our past, present and future depend on God. All the more reason to make Him #1 in our daily lives.
Staying calm and being a listener: an approach which pays dividends and avoids trouble.
Each day we encounter and deal with multitudes of people, our neighbors so to speak. How we relate to and treat them says a lot about us.
"Free gift" seems a redundant term. If we are given and accept a gift, how can it be retracted once in our possession? Discussion surrounding salvation can be an interesting one.
Good works are those done as per God's will, from which we can claim no merit. He gets the credit, while we enjoy freedom in serving Him for the right reasons.
As we look around, two categories of creative genius can be found: God's original creation, along with man's attempt at imitating it. The latter, although impressive in its own right, pales in comparison to the former.
We are called to forgive, in the same way we have been forgiven.
We do not have the authority or standing to act as judge, but can, when guided by God's Spirit, offer a struggling friend some needed support.
The Bible, although sometimes seen as a large and overwhelmingly detailed book, is really about conveying a clear and specific message to God's prospective children. B I B L E: "Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth" (Genius from Wu-Tang Clan)
How we share our message is up to us. Certainly, when sharing the gospel, a positive demeanor would be recommended.
Seems we can almost always find a reason to give thanks. Sometimes that reason becomes evident after the fact.
Realization we have an issue that we cannot fix on our own, that something is wrong. A pivotal step in coming to know a God who loves and forgives.
Hope in a bright future will help us deal with a difficult present.
Sometimes things do not work out as we hoped or expected. If God is involved, however, it always works out for the best.
believe, have courage, bravery, no fear, trust in God, faith is a virtue, overcome fear.
The goal is to become more like God as we grow in Him. Trials, given our innate nature, are often part of the process.
"Son of Man", one of many titles assigned to Jesus.
The act of saving is just that, with "saved completely" being somewhat of a redundant term. All credit goes to the Savior, and it comes at no charge to you.
Paul's letters to the early church stress adherence to Gospel fundamentals. Man's tendency is to make edits and changes, which have taken place over time. As a result, today we see different flavors of the Gospel, only one of which can be accurate and true.
Using "word wrap" and fixing it when it does not work right.
He has been called by many names. Redeemer is one.
Bible tells us we will one day stand before God.
Tutorial on setting up/customizing advanced search, bookmarks and search results.
We can have victory over death in Christ.
Two Adams. The first who severed our relationship with God, the second who bridged it.
Salvation by grace vs.works, a recurrent theme.
Folly to some, truth to others.
Acting in love defines the short form for compliance with God's law.
My personal experience with Yohimbe.
An easy to build sales tax calculator.
One instance where losing equates to gaining.
Man's dilemma, according to scripture, and the remedy for it.
One effective way to convey the Gospel, that God loves us enough to die in our place.
A Visual Basic tutorial which builds a sales tax cost calculator including form-based user interface.
Salvation requires a Savior, something to be saved from and someone who needs saving.
Blood redemption and the sacrificial system, finalized when the Lamb of God went to the cross.
Christ began in past eternity, one in the same with God and therefore uncreated. Condescended to earth and provided a means for our reconciliation with God. Now resurrected and seated at God's right hand. According to His own timing, will return to earth once again.
Big week this week, but should treat it significantly different than any other?
Easy fix to relocate the Windows taskbar.
Isaiah's prophecy concerning Christ.
His primary reason for taking on flesh, to pay our penalty.
Communication between ourselves and God has been established as direct. No operator screening calls, He will take them all.
A Big Rock is there for us to lean and depend on.
Persecution has and may become a reality in the lives of believers.
We will face difficult obstacles in life; our faith will be tested.
Scripture tells us we have an enemy; and the battle is one we can engage if prepared with weaponry God provides.
Someone to lean on.
We should never look past essential basics.
We can do some truly good things with God at the helm.
God's word lays out how we should be. Being that way all the time makes for an order which is too tough to fill, but grace covers all.
The gospel message can be a humbling one
The only way to become good might be to realize we are not.
God works for good in our lives, although not always clear and evident in the present.
The world promises much but often offers little.
Tap the ultimate source for help when we need it, then look around to see where we can help as well.
Code example which demonstrates Do While loop in VB.
When it gets crazy enough to start talking to ourselves, might be a good time to talk to God.
God has a plan for us, always has.
Following God's commandments while impressing them on the hearts of our children; a big job we have to do as parents.
Struggle, perseverance, forged, shaped, molded, grow, times of trouble, tribulation, grow stronger, trials, tested, strengthened, made stronger than before.
God's indwelt Spirit provides access to what could not be formerly seen.
In times of great trouble, we call out to God.
God's Spirit can guide and enable us in our daily lives.
setting a good example, stay true to your word, be a stand up person, set a good example, be a leader, leadership, encourager, friend, take action, help others, be charitable, be a model person
Love shown today covers past failure.
Task Manager can be used to troubleshoot a slow computer.
A discussion on Genesis creation account
God set the standard for love in that he was willing to die for us.
You can never love enough
A short commentary on John 3:16.
Tutorial on Visual basic
We have all been blessed with a set of gifts.
Loving our enemies is a tall order to fill.
Hating others is out. We are called, rather, to love God first and then others as ourselves.
Even if we are not, God is righteous so we can be.
Free software which does factoring for any whole number.
A reminder of how awesome the gift of music is, and its origin.
God's ultimate plan, for us to be with Him.
“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Deuteronomy 6:4-5NIV A few points to cover today. First, we see Israel called out. Why Israel?...
How can we gain access to God? Maybe we can just call out to Him. Could be that easy.
The golden rule, touched upon again: be humble, gentle and tolerant of each other.
This hub provides automated flash card exercise for math students.
The existence of good and evil in the spritual and wordly realms. Eyes that see enable us to put on the full armor of God.
We are small, but God is big. Knowing He is there to rely on enables us to be big through Him.
Sometimes we need to help a friend in need, who is struggling with sin.
A discussion on wisdom.
Free software which solves the first order algebraic equation, ax + b = c, for x. Good for students who wish to check their work.
Life presents us with trials, prompting us to persevere and reach out to God for help. In retrospect, these trials serve as a faith builders.
Do unto others as you would have them do to you. The Golden Rule, as laid out by Christ in the Gospel of Matthew.
Temptation will come, but never too strong that it cannot be overcome.
Sometimes we need to stop and ponder where we are as believers. Or maybe non-believers, wondering if there may be something else worth believing in.
We can tap God as our navigator, access His guiding hand each and every day. Daily study of His written word is one means of staying by His side, walking by His Sprit.
The Gospel gives us good news, which compensates for all that is bad.
God has made us an offer, with no strings attached.
In times of trouble, we have a fiend and protector who is right there to help.
We strive to obtain that which possesses earthly value, at the expense of considering what will last forever.