Cheshvan is when darkness reigns and yet the seed of growth is planted. On the Hebrew Calendar, Cheshvan is the current month, having begun on October 30, 2019. The month of Cheshvan is sometimes referred to as Marcheshvan. The prefix "Mar" means Bitter in Hebrew, or a time of judgment and hardship. It seems appropriate … Continue reading Cheshvan – The bitter month
I don't know about you, but one of my most fervent prayers is to ask the Lord for WISDOM. What is Wisdom and why is it so great? When we think of Wisdom, we think of knowledge, understanding, education...but really, wisdom is different than knowledge. Wisdom is defined in the Webster dictionary as the ability … Continue reading Wisdom…more precious than Gold!
Today, I was reading my morning devotional, and I was struck not only by the Devotional itself, but also the Scripture verses that accompanied it. This particular devotional was a powerful reminder of how God protects His Children from the storms of life. In the Devotional, we learn that a 12 year old Girl living … Continue reading Signed, sealed, and delivered
As I sit and watch California burn, as I recall the past few years, enormous wildfires, severe and historic flooding in the south and in the bread basket of America, extreme drought in other areas including California, Australia, China, Chile, Africa and Mexico, massive and destructive hurricanes (some in strange places), out of season tornadoes, … Continue reading Climate change or Birthpains?
"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." -- Psalm 119:105 Above is pictured my insanely-bright headlamp on my motorcycle. This is on low-beam, and you can see its potential to light up the night. You cannot even see me, but I am in fact sitting on the bike. … Continue reading A light in the darkness
This is a close-up of one of my trees this morning. While water is life-giving, it doesn't do much for those of us that want to be on two wheels, dry, and care-free. As a matter of fact, in the past I have allowed it to cause me great despair. I have never liked being … Continue reading Finding Joy in the Rain
Blessings to all of you on this beautiful fall day! May God's Grace and joy flow over each of your lives, your health, your finances, your families and your loved ones. I ran across a very simple, child-like video today that does a wonderful job of explaining God's Gospel of Grace in about 5 minutes. … Continue reading Are you a “good person”?
Was Jesus born on December 25th (Christmas), as many people believe? Honestly, it is very doubtful. Ancient pagan celebrations on this date (December 25) were well established in Rome long before the time Jesus walked the earth. It is much more likely that this date was chosen (Dec. 25) for "Christmas" to oppose or to … Continue reading Jesus’ True Birthday?
People often ask me why I risk my life motorcycling. It is indeed a much more dangerous form of travel than cars, boats, and especially airplanes. There are far safer hobbies to be had. I've had my own brother question my relative sanity in making such a choice. Sadly, he's probably not entirely wrong, but … Continue reading Why take the risk?