Words

Words

This is what [the Lord GOD] showed me: the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand. And the LORD said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said, “See, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel; I will never again pass them by; the high places of Isaac shall be made desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste, and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.” - Amos 7:7-9

Friends,
I love words. I love the etymology of words. I love to see how words are translated into English. I love words.

In the above passage…

The Sermon On The Mount

The Sermon On The Mount

The Sermon On The Mount

Now when Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.
Matthew 7:28-29

Friends,
The words printed above are the words which conclude Jesus’ ‘Sermon on the Mount’ in the book of Matthew, chapters 5, 6, and 7.

I have decided to use the summer to study the ‘Sermon on the Mount’. My hope is…

Ethics

Ethics

Ethics

8 Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.  9 The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet”; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”  10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law. – Roman 13:8-10


Friends,
I went to a liberal arts college and majored in Classical Languages and Philosophy. Let me tell you, the job offers were pouring in. (I am being facetious)

In my philosophy classes, I came to believe that there are two types of ethical systems in the world…

Marriage

Marriage

Marriage

“Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready; to her it has been granted to be clothed with fine linen, bright and pure”—for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. – Revelation 19:6-8


Friends,
I’ve been thinking about marriage recently. Actually, I should say ‘marriages’.

My parents celebrated their 60th anniversary on June 7. My older daughter and her husband celebrated their 12th anniversary…