Thanksgiving Should Be Every Day

Thanksgiving Should Be Every Day

Psalms 9:1

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;

I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.

This is just a short piece for Thanksgiving.

Perhaps every day should be a day of thanksgiving.  Every day you open your eyes and draw a breath is another day of a gift we were given.  Every day you can wake up and have a thought and a feeling is more precious than any other thing on earth.

Yet we set aside one day a year to appreciate all that we have every day. Continue reading

Sentence Of Death From Birth

Sentence Of Death From Birth

2nd Corinthians 1:9

Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.

When I read this verse I knew I wanted to write about it.  It wasn’t clear on my thoughts or how to explain them. I knew this verse meant something to me.

I turned to reading the commentary written about this verse by John Gill. Continue reading

Hokum for Profit

Hokum for Profit

This is a follow up piece to my post “So Much Hokum”.

In that post I stated my beliefs on the modern day necromancers.  I likened them to sideshow carnival hucksters.  My reasoning was simple.

They use their so called “gift” for only one thing, and it’s not the betterment of all mankind.  It’s for profit, plain and simple.  It’s to make money off of emotional and vulnerable people.

In the previous post I cited a passage from the Old Testament, Daniel 2:27-30.

These verses tell the story of how Daniel had a gift from God yet never asked for a fee.

Daniel wasn’t one of the professional wizards, soothsayers, or necromancers that King Nebuchadnezzar employed in his court.  Those guys were the successful carnies of their day.

After posting “So Much Hokum” someone very close to me read the post and then asked me this question: “Do you consider your ability, your talent to play drums a gift?”

I answered yes. Continue reading