It is a New Year and like most people I make a New Year’s resolution.
The tradition of New Year’s resolutions dates back to the time of ancient Babylon and the Roman Empire. It has continued through the ages.
I have never been a big celebrator of the New Year. Through most of my younger days I was always working.
Anyone who has ever played in a working band, full or part time, knows that New Year’s Eve is your biggest night of the year. You usually get paid twice your normal rate if not more, sometimes much more.
So from teenager and into my late twenties I was always working New Years Eve. Continue reading
I wrote a note to myself after I read this chapter and what I wrote was, “Daniel 5, the part about becoming proud”.
I looked at this note a couple of days later. I was looking for some post ideas. When I looked at it I wasn’t sure why I wrote it down or what I meant so I placed the note in the back of my journal.
Over the next couple of weeks I kept bypassing this note. I would look at it, not get what I meant by the note and move on to another one.
Finally as I started running short of new ideas I decided to go back and re read Daniel 5 and see if I could figure out what it was I wanted to say when I wrote the cryptic note. Continue reading
Daniel answered the king and said, “No wise men, enchanters, magicians, or astrologers can show to the king the mystery that the king has asked, but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and he has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Your dream and the visions of your head as you lay in bed are these: To you, O king, as you lay in bed came thoughts of what would be after this, and he who reveals mysteries made known to you what is to be. But as for me, this mystery has been revealed to me, not because of any wisdom that I have more than all the living, but in order that the interpretation may be made known to the king, and that you may know the thoughts of your mind.
I have always looked at mediums, palm readers, fortune tellers, psychics, clairvoyants, etc., with extreme skepticism.
I find all of them no matter how famous or infamous to be nothing more that sideshow carnival hucksters. The ones who achieve prominence are just better showmen and businessmen. Continue reading