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?
Much like on the roads I ride on, the road of life can lull you into a sense of being a passive participant. What do I mean by that? Sometimes that road can distract you. Things on the side of the road can grab your attention away from where you are headed. Even your thoughts … Continue reading Staying Alert
"Whoever has never seen the celebrations of the Festival of the water libation has never experienced true joy in his life” (ibid.5,1). In Biblical times, the water Libation ceremony was the most popular part of the week long celebration of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). It was said that the lights from the celebration at the Temple … Continue reading The Water Libation Ceremony
The 7th and Final Feast of Israel is the Feast of Tabernacles, also known as Sukkot or the Feast of Booths. This year (2019) it is celebrated Sunday, October 13 through Sunday October 20. Although most Christians typically think of the Feast of Tabernacles as a "Jewish Festival"; the Lord calls this Feast one of … Continue reading Feast of Tabernacles – GOD with us
In Hebrews, the writer tells us that Jesus is a High Priest FOREVER according to the order of Melchizedek. Who is Melchizedek? Hebrews 7:17 For it is attested of Him, “You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.” In ancient Israel, the people believed that the continuing worship in the Temple ensured God’s presence … Continue reading Who is Melchizedek?