Are taxes really necessary? What does God think about taxes? Some thoughts and answers from the Bible.
Is it OK to be sad when someone you know is going to heaven dies? Can you still cry or does it show that you do not truly believe?
There are many sayings that people say are in the Bible and as a result live by them. As a result they sometimes act in a way contradictory to the word of God.
It is a saying that everyone knows but did God really say He helps those who help themselves? What does the Bible say?
When is the right time to open the eyes of children to the ways of the world? Why preserving their innocence is important.
Does believing the Bible and practising its teachings keep us from living the good life or does it help us to live the good life?
Superhero movies are everywhere. The kids all want to see them and to be like their favourite heroes but yet these movies are rated pg-13 to R. Are they for the child of yesterday who is now an adult?
Fecal bacteria and germs are everywhere and they can cause serious illnesses but there are ways you can protect yourself and prevent the spread of these germs.
I can't understand why Fidget Spinners are so popular. All they do is spin for Pete's sake!
A look at Jonah from the persepective of the great fish that swallowed him. What it must have been like for him - quite a lot like struggles we experience.
Do names really matter and is there some sort of power behind a name? What is the history of names and do names bring strength or weakness? From Adam to now how names have an impact on an individual.
Angels intrigue people. Some say that those who die become angels. Others refer to some angels as saints. Who are the angels and where are they from?
Rachel and Leah were sisters who were also 'Sister Wives'. They were part of a polygamist family. Was polygamy good or bad for them? More importantly is polygamy right in the eyes of God?
The Art of War has many principles that can be used not only when waging war but when facing life but do these principles apply when the Almighty fights for you?
Stress can cause ulcers, headaches, high blood pressure among other things but praying can help. There are many ways that you can relieve stress but prayer is the ultimate way.
Every one has stress and yet it is something no one wants to have. Why not get rid of it and have peace and contentment instead?
Absalom and Samson were two mighty characters in the Old Testament. They were sometimes quite similar and yet very different.
The first brothers who were known as good and evil. Cain killed his brother Abel in a jealous rage and suffered consequences. Were there any lessons learned from Cain and Abel? What happened to Cain?
Just how valuable is a blessing? A list of blessings that were given in the Bible and their power to come to pass.
How hard or how easy is it to forgive? Is it possible to forgive and not forget? Why should we forgive someone who is not sorry? Is forgiveness really what we think it is?
The life and death of King Ahab of Israel who was known as the wickedest King of Israel and his wife Jezebel whose name has become synonymous with wicked and evil actions.
The word 'sorry' has become, what I call, an automatic word. It is as popular as 'I love you'. Do people mean it when they say it? Does sorry have any feeling in it anymore?
Hurt is something that every one has experienced. People experience both emotional hurt and physical hurt. Emotional hurt can cause hate or may be disguised by the action of hate.
Books or E Books? This is an on-going debate in the reading circle. Some choose books while others prefer E books. What are the advantages of E books? Are E books really better that real books?
If you know football, then you definitely know José Mourinho. His name is a household name and ( I dare say) that there is no one who has not heard of the self-proclaimed 'Special One'.
It is a well known fact that the word 'saint' appears in the Bible. What is lesser known about this word is the fact that it first appears in the Old Testament. The word 'saint' is used in the book of Deuteronomy showing us that saints of God existed and lived since the beginning. So, what is a...
The Holy Spirit is also known as the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of God, and the Comforter. His power is His own and He is not someone to be trifled with. Before there was time, there was truth. The Bible says that The Holy Spirit is truth. It is a hard thing to wrap the mind around but all that is good...
A book of the Old Testament, Esther is to believed to have been written between 3 or 4 B.C. The Book of Esther tells of a young Jewish girl named Hadassah who becomes the queen of the King of Persia, Ahasuerus. Her uncle, Mordecai, changes her name to Esther because he fears that it will be...
Do the dead watch over us? The above questions have been thrown at me lately since I have recently lost someone very dear to me. It is never easy losing a mother especially one who was and is still so very much loved. Those who knew the bond we shared try to ease the grief by stating that she is...
Andrew and Peter, two of the first disciples of Jesus, were brothers. According to the Bible, they were fishermen and when Jesus called them, they left their nets and followed Him. The Bible says that Peter and Andrew were the first disciples of Jesus. (See Matthew 10:2) Andrew heard Jesus speak...
At Christmas, hymns are not the first thing that may come to someone's mind. People might think about Christmas Carols or the traditional songs of Christmas and many of these have some hymns among them since they are so well known but they also include other secular songs that are not classified as...
Disobedience and discipline do not go hand in hand. Chances are, if you have a child who is disobedient, then that child is probably categorized as undisciplined. Today, discipline is one of the most important things a child needs to learn, but it is one of the most ignored things, and children...
Adien Wilson Tozer was born on the 21st of April, 1867. A lot of notable things happened that year. The Blue Danube waltz was heard for the first time, Jesse James and his gang were on the loose robbing banks, Michael Faraday the inventor died, in the District of Columbia African American men were...
The Mark of the Lion series is truly one of my favorite fiction series to date. As Sure As The Dawn picks up Atretes the gladiator's story. We last read of him in A Voice In The Wind. He disappears from view and we think that perhaps his story is not for us to know. But God has a plan for the...
In An Echo Of Darkness, Marcus comes into focus. What he learns from Hadassah and her life begin to weigh upon him and the many unanswered questions seem to burden him.
Among the list of laws there are the well known ones and there are the not so well known ones. There are the loved ones and there are the laws that are not loved. There are even laws that make sense to most and laws that do not make sense to the majority. So, are there laws that are more important...
Alcohol, sometimes referred to as liquor or spirits, is used by people all over the world on a day to day basis. Some people think it is good for the body when used properly and others write it off entirely. There is the belief that drinking a glass of wine everyday will help one to live long...
Darkness is all around us. It surrounds us metaphorically and literally. Because the darkness is so dark, it is intriguing and so it is not surprising that many try to find out the secrets of the darkness. Some try to find these secrets so that they can become one with the darkness, while others...
Do you know someone who is very much concerned with their physical health? I actually know quite a few. They seem to always have some tidbit of information on different types of foods. They can tell you what is good for you, bad for you, and not so good for you after all. One of these people told...
Is God your Master or your slave? Do you recognize that God is the Creator and you are the created? Or do you demand, decree and declare that God will do such and such a work in your life? Do you proclaim that you will be highly favored in His sight because you say so?
Darkness and light are always placed together even though they are opposite. Some see darkness and light as two sides of the same coin. They believe that though they are different, like heads and tails on a coin, they are still two parts of one whole, like heads and tails on a coin. This suggests...
Everyone who has read The Book of Genesis knows about Adam and Eve and the fall in the Garden of Eden. Adam was the first man made in the image of God and Eve was the first woman. However, there are some who claim that Eve was not the first woman and that there was one before her named Lilith....
Many children ask that question - Why is school so difficult? Some other questions they ask are: What is the point of school? Why do we need to know Math? How is learning another language going to help me in construction? One question that I remember was asked in a truly frustrated moment was,...
There were two Sauls who played significant roles in the Bible. One Saul is spoken of in the Old Testament, and the other is spoken of in the New Testament. The one in the Old Testament, Saul the King, is probably most remembered as the man who sought to kill David, while Saul of Tarsus, is...
The Bible is the book that we go to to read about the life of Jesus Christ here on earth. There are other books that speak about Jesus' life as well. Some of them add information that the Bible does not state about His life and others dispute and contradict what the Bible says. Some people believe...
This story is not about a loss of a parent but rather the gaining of one and so it is not necessary to paint the picture of a negligent, uncaring, insensitive father, although he played a part in Sarah's life. She had no one on earth that she could depend on to be there as a father would be there...
I have heard many theories on the fruit of The Tree of Knowledge. It seems that people are just dying to know just which fruit was forbidden by God. The forbidden fruit is mostly referred to as an apple but was it an apple? Where do people get their arguments about what they believe was the fruit...
A Voice In The Wind is the first of three books in The Mark Of The Lion Series by Francine Rivers. I found out about it, the way I find out about most good books, quite by accident. A few years ago, I was in the bookstore browsing and I saw all three books on sale. I had never read anything from...
Name changing happens every day. When women get married they change their last name from their maiden name to their husband's name. Often, because of divorce, women elect to change their names back to their previous name signifying that what was once one is no longer.People change their names in...
There is a popular song that is called, "The Greatest Love Of All." The song describes the greatest love as loving yourself. But is loving yourself really the greatest love of all?
In the Bible, Jesus calls His disciples salt and says that salt is used to season. ( Mark 9:50)But what does it really mean to be salt? In order to understand what we are to become we first must look at what salt is.
The story of a slave who became Emperor - Jean Jacques Dessalines. A lieutenant in the Black army, Dessalines worked along side Christophe and L'Ouverture. When it was clear that France would not let them go without a fight, Dessalines rose to the occasion and helped bring Independence to the...
Brazilian footballer Ricardo Kaka - his life and how his faith has shaped it. Remembering his time at Sao Paulo, A.C. Milan, Real Madrid and looking at his football career so far. How an accident nearly took him away from the game and a bit on his family with some fun facts included.
What is God's character like? The Bible states that God is love but what does that mean? Does love contain only love or are there other emotions within love that make it love? What of anger, hate, and jealousy? Are they a part of God's character? How can a loving God be angry or hate or be jealous?...
Is the Prosperity Gospel the Gospel? Is it part of the true Gospel? What does the Bible have to say about prosperity and does having money prove that you are acceptable in God's sight and that He favors you? Is wealth a sign that a Christian is close to God? Examining what the Bible has to say...
Questions and answers from the Bible.Basic multiple choice questions and questions that need a detailed answer. Also some interesting facts about the Bible that you may not know.
Mosquitoes are not only annoying but a mosquito bite can kill. Carrying diseases such as Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, Yellow Fever and Malaria, it would appear that mosquitoes are insects everyone would rather do without. But there were some instances where mosquitoes rescued people...
How to choose the right book to give as a gift. Giving a book as a gift is one way you can encourage others to read. Choosing books based on their Genres is important as well as picking a book on a topic you may think someone else might be interested in. Tips on how to choose and why it is not...
A story about Fernando. What made me shake my fist at him as Snoopy did the Red Baron? Why did he betray my trust?
Today everyone has friends. Everyone knows that everyone else has friends. But how many people can really call a friend a friend? Does the meaning of friendship today equal what friendship really means? What does the Bible have to say about friendship and what it means?
Discussing Polygamy. The arguments of those who think it is right versus the arguments of those who think it is wrong. What does it say in the Bible about Polygamy? Is Polygamy pleasing to God? What does God think of it? Why did men take more than one wife for themselves?
Everyone is familiar with the Superheroes of the comic books and of the movies but there are other Superheroes, ones who were mentioned in the Bible. Samson with his mighty strength, Moses, Elijah, Elisha, and David all did mighty things as they were filled with the Holy Spirit.
An opinion on men today. How many are independent versus the numbers who are dependent? Do men take responsibility more often than not? Are their muscles real or just for show?
A review of a forgotten American Classic. At The Mercy Of Tiberius, the story of a girl falsely accused of the murder of her grandfather. Written in 1887, the novel describes just what it is like to be at the mercy of Tiberius.
Is divorce such a trivial thing? Are there no consequences to it? At least it's not cancer right?
A review of the Janette Oke romance, A Gown of Spanish Lace. The story of Ariana Benson and the outlaw Laramie.
A review of Janette Oke's When The Heart Calls. The story of a young schoolteacher in Lacombe and a Canadian Mountie's journey to love.
A look at the Haitian Revolution and its heroes. The causes leading up to it and the reasons it was a success.
Discussing the recent riots and protests that have taken place around the globe. Is it more tempting to start a riot because of easier access to the media and the world at large?
The story of David's three nephews - Joab, Asahel and Abishai. Their strengths and weaknesses and David's love and frustration concerning them.
The story of one of David's might warriors - Uriah the Hittite. He is known mostly as Bathsheba's husband but there is a lot more to this man than that fact.
Detailing the slave laws that were used in the Caribbean specifically the Code Noir. The rules that benefited the slaves and the rules that benefited the masters.
A look at Jesus' miracle of multiplying the loaves and the fish. What was the reason for the remnant and why did he leave a remainder twice. A speculation.
Hollywood and its obsession with the end of the world as we know it. Why is this a constant theme in so many movies? And why does it always end with the solution that man saves himself? Is this done to condition people to believe that when the end does come fear not for man will save himself? Is...
Examining discouragement and King David. How he dealt with discouragement and what we can learn from him.
Love is blind. When you are in love you will see what you want to see. Is this true? Do we not see each others faults and love inspite of them?
As the saying goes - the devil can site Scripture for his purpose. There are many Biblical quotations that are used and abused. They are used for evil sometimes and for personal gain other times. They are often misinterpreted and quoted flippantly. Here is a list of some of Biblical quotes that are...
What does fearing the Lord mean? Does it have to do with respecting and loving God or does it have to do with real fear? Should you be afraid of a loving God? Would a loving God be capable of wrath? If God hates sin then should not the sinner be punished?
A review of the book Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. Inspired by Hosea and Gomer of the Bible, the tale of Sarah and Michael Hosea.
Love and the traits that come with it. Discussing whether hating comes with loving and how the two could actually exist together.
War, Famine,and Pestilence. Three parts that seem to feature constantly in world history tend to leave many a broken heart in their wakes.
Math - why is it so hard and why does it even exist? Is it some alien language that mankind is not meant to understand? Why is it when you decide you can't stand it, it begins to stalk you?
An account of an El Clasico encounter which led to Real Mardid winning the Copa Del Rey. The goals, the trophy, and the celebation.
Examining Judas Iscariot's life and death. What made him do the things that he did? Was he forgiven in the end?
A view on why penmanship is important.Reasons for handwriting being still relevant.
God and His authority. How His rule is over time as well and how He uses time for His purposes.
A list of songs that tell a story.From songs that tell of broken hearts to songs such as El Paso by Mart Robbins that record and event in history like Rasputin by Boney M.
Two friends on a mission - get Hanson to play at the wedding. They are generally referred to as the Hanson at my wedding guys and they have promised to continue with their petition until Hanson says yes or the wedding day arrives - whichever comes first.
Stories behind well loved hymns. Why they were written, the circumstances they were written it, and the actions those hymns inspired.
A list of the kings of Israel from Saul to Jesus Christ. A brief summary of the lives of the kings, and how they ruled.
A record of all the kings of Judah from Saul and David to Jesus Christ. A complete list, inclusive of the one queen of Judah, and a brief summary of their lives.
Days like the days of Noah are upon us. Wicked is being called good and good is being called wicked. The young people of today and indeed many of the elders seek after foreign gods. Morals are dying, respect is dying and the world is a dangerous place for the Christian. The truth about wickedness...
Simple easy sandwich ideas for when you are hungry and have no idea what to eat. A reminder of all that is good in your refrigerator.
Discussing Internet shopping and the ways it could be just as addictive and perhaps more dangerous than literal shopping. The idea that with the press of a button an item can materialize in front of you is so delightful that it may become an addiction that will cause your purse strings to suffer.
A review of the book, The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill. The story of a young man and his discovery that Christ is indeed The Way The Truth and The Life.
Discussing verbal abuse and the lack of awareness concerning it. Are we aware that some things we are comfortable saying may not be what others are comfortable hearing?
Grief is a part of life that occurs when one loves. In order to love one must be prepared to grieve. A study on this concept and the reasons why it just may be true.
A list of the top ten songs from some well loved musicals. Everybody's list is different but perhaps on this list you may recognize one or two of your favorites.
Discussing money and payment. Tips on how to stay out of debt and how to get the money you are due when you do the job you were supposed to do.
The twelve sons of Jacob. Their names, what they became and how they became known as the twelve tribes of Israel.
A poem about debt. How it can make you feel dark and it can threaten to take away your life and happiness as well.
A list of literature classics that children will enjoy. From The Secret Garden to The Wind In The Willows, ten books that will broaden children's vocabulary and introduce them to the beauty of books.
A list of ten literature classics that are worth reading. The style of writing, the plot, and he characters are all memorable.
Love stories from the Bible. From David and Bathsheba to Isaac and Rebekah, the Bible is filled with love stories. Some end well and some end in tragedy. All are intriguing.
There are many things that walk hand in hand with love and one of them is servitude. To love is to serve discusses just how love causes us to be willing to serve. As a matter of fact one can almost say serving is a side effect of love.
A list of William books written by Richmal Crompton. These books are great for young kids and older ones as well as William's mischievous and mad ways are sure to bring hearty laughter every time.
A brief review of the timeless classic, In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon. The story of the church people who asked the question, 'What would Jesus do?'
Fernando Torres and his departure from Liverpool to Chelsea. Is he a back stabber or just a normal footballer looking out for his best interests?
Quotes from Shakespeare that resonate. The lines that Shakespeare penned are still applicable today. How they fit and a bit about them.
A brief short story about a bully in school and how the kids in the school got him to stop acting in such a cowardly manner. A tale for children who have bullies in their lives to give them the courage to face up to them.
It is hard to face the challenge of Alzheimer's but outlook has a lot to do with not only coping but being strong as well. Even though Alzheimer's might seem tragic there is also blessing that comes out of it. Here are some tips on how to stay strong when your loved one has Alzeihemer's
The old year passes and the new year arrives but memories stay with us forever. What we do in the present is often based on the past. What we don't do in the present is often based on the past and our futures are set according to our present actions.
One of the heroes of the faith, Vance Havner - his life and his loves - The Lord and his dear Sara. Havner is one of those dear souls who is surely waiting to ask, 'How'd you get along?'
What does it mean to be filled with the Holy Spirit? Well your very bones will be soaked with the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of the Living God does not do things half way.
How to make hot sauce/pepper sauce and ways to present it when you give it as a gift.
A list of Christian books recommended for children. A brief summary of each of them and the reason why they are recommended.
If everyone is a lost sheep then why are there goats and wolves spoken of in the Bible? A look at who the goats may be and answering the question, 'Who are the lost sheep spoken of in the Bible?'
No one likes a spoiled brat but really how did the brat become spoiled in the first place? A look at parenting and the effect that is has upon children.
International footballer Angel di Maria. A look at his role in football today, what he thinks about football, family and friends as well as some fun facts about the star footballer.
A joy that seems to be forgotten, postcards are on the decline and it seems like there barely exists any place where one can get them. A fine tool for tourism, this fine type of stationery seems to be dead or dying.
Sergio Ramos - his club, his life, his family and other fun facts.
A review of the George MacDonald classic At The Back Of The North Wind. The tale of a little boy named Diamond who meets the North Wind and learns things that changes and shapes who he is.
The Kalanchoe Pinnata, also known as the "Wonder of the World" plant, can be used to treat many maladies.
The sequel to five books a Christian should read. This is a list of five more books that can be added to that list. The reasons why they should belong in a Christian's library are also stated.
A farewell to two of the most well loved Madridistas - Guti and Raul. A look at their time at Real Madrid and best wishes for the future. Once a Madridista, always a Madridista.
A list of five books that a Christian should read. From John Bunyan to John Foxe, five books that stir the soul and the reasons why they should belong to every Christian's library.
Discussing the pickle of the Caribbean - chow. The different types of chow that can be made including mango and cucumber. A basic recipe for chow included.
A different view on the parable of the prodigal son. Who was the other son and what was his purpose in the story?
Go to the ant thou sluggard. A discussion on ants and why the Bible tells us to examine their ways. They do not complain and by the sweat of their brow they eat bread.
Is CR7 better than Leo? That is the question that is constantly debated among fans of football. But while Messi is known solely for his skills on the pitch, Ronaldo is a bit more than a footballer.
The new Peter Parker is a bit different. Which one will fans prefer, Andrew Garfield or Tobey Maguire?
Answering the question of, 'What is a Madridista?' Naming some of those who are Madridistas and explaining the reason why once a Madridista, always a Madridista.
A list of delicious fruits and their qualities. Descriptions of their taste and the names that they are called all over the world.
Ginger is a spice that is used frequently in foods but it is also used as a tea. This tea has many benefits and is great for the health.
A look at Gonzalo Higuain - his skills concerning football and the reasons why he is one of the players to watch for.
Did you know that the plants around us can provide treatments for everyday ills? These natural cures, which may be found in and around the home, may help treat specific ailments.
The author of It Is Well With MY Soul had a very good reason for writing this well loved hymn. A hymn that is timeless, It is Well With My Soul's story is also one that stirs the heart.
An easy step by step guide on how to make breadfruit pie. A tasty, delicious meal that is unique at the same time.