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"I Know Not What Awaits Me"

“I Know Not What Awaits Me” James 4:14   Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
News Headlines ~ Chicago Tribune ~ December 30, 1876   Gospel Singer and Song Writer Burns To Death in Tragic Train Wreck
The railroad train on which Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Bliss rode to their death left Buffalo, New York, on Friday afternoon, December 29, 1876. At eight o'clock that evening, while approaching Ashtabula, Ohio, and crossing a ravine, the bridge gave way, and the train, with its 160 passengers plunged into the ravine. 
It was the worst winter night of the year and the Pacific Express was three hours behind schedule. The train was creeping across the bridge, when something under the bridge snapped. For an instant, there was confusion, the cracking of wooden beams, and then the crash of the train, headlong into the ravine.  For a moment there was silence and then arose the cries of the in…

For the Time Is Near

For the Time Is Near A Quick look at Revelation
Revelation 1:1-3 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.  Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
The book of Revelation begins and ends with a blessing to those who read and hear the words of this book and who keep what it says–––for the time is near. Sometimes I think people are confused by this wonderful book thinking it is bizarre and mystical but may I encourage your heart, it is neither. The book of Revelation has as it’s central theme, Jesus Christ. It is all about Him, His majesty and His glory and as the curtain is pulled back, John describes for us; the vision of the revelatio…

An Investment for Life

An Investment for Life Deuteronomy 6:4-9 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:  And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.  And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:  And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.  And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
For some time now, I have been thinking about the topic of Home schooling.  In the years that I home schooled my children, (beginning in 1985), it was still somewhat of a new concept and therefore, looked upon as being unwise, unintelligent, somewhat rebellious, and to some, just plain ole stupid. Through personal experience, reading, and hearing about ho…

Martyred for Their Faith

Martyred for Their Faith 

John 15:20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
Easter is over, but, the reality of the Crucifixion is not. The cruelty of mankind against another human being is overwhelming to me. After completing a short study on the means of death used to kill many Christians, including our Savior, it brought me to write about a few brave men martyred for their faith in Christ.
Crucifixion was probably started first with the Persians (modern day Iran). Initially, the victim was suspended to keep their feet from touching holy ground. The Phoenicians, traders to many lands, seem to have also acquired the practice and probably spread it to other cultures, including the Greeks. Alexander the Great (a Greek) introduced the practice to Carthage, where it was picked up by the Romans. The Romans started using it around the time…