New as of 10/11/2013: Illustrations blog. Mostly original material, some heard elsewhere.
2 Corinthians 6:1 Do Not Take For Granted. Do Not Miss Purpose
2 Corinthians 12:2-7 (Third Heaven, Paradise, Unlawful Words)
2 Samuel 7:1-3 - Acting Presumptuously Do Not Assume to Know the Path
A Special Possession -- How? (2/24/2017)
A Surgeon's Quest for Clarity (3/236/2017) Paul Kalanithi, neurosurgeon
A Theologian Claims Jesus born in a House (3/18/2017)
Achan Impulse, The (Selfish Greed)
Adam & Eve: Justifiable Disobedience?
Anxious vs Eager Matthew 6
Adoption, Why Needed?
Are Angels Gods? (Discussion of Psalms 8:5, Isaiah 9:6 "Mighty God")
Armageddon-Act of Love?
Arrogant and Close-Minded People (Personal lesson in humility. Luke 18:9-14)
Assuming Approval (1/2017)
Babylon The Great - Who or What Is She?
Baptism-Are You Hesitant? (Encouragement for you)
Baptist Religions, So Many! (3/20/2017)
Becoming Truly Wise (Learn to listen)
Believe On The Lord Jesus (What does that phrase really entail?)
Benefits of Serving God
Bible--Fact or Fiction?
Bible Reading: Annual, Recirculating (Provides a schedule based on Book/Chapter, not on page numbers)
Birthday Celebrations What does the Bible say about them?
Blowing Smoke (2/2017) 2 Corinthians 4:4
Brainiacks Dispute the Bible (2/2017)
Brotherhood of Mankind (Unity, not segregationism, defines true Christianity)
Business Insider Discredits Itself (3/26/2017)
Can We Earn Salvation?
Catholic Church in Decline - Statistics (3/20/2017)
Catholic Pope Successor to Peter?
Catholic Prayer Extorts Saint Joseph
Character Assassination (3/1/2017)
Chicken or the Egg- Which First? (2/27/2017)
Christ's Better Resurrection
Christmas--Is It Christian? (Worst cases of bad conduct seen during this season)
Church Ranks Hemorrhaging (3/18/2017)
Clever, But No Cigar (3/2/2017) Philippians 2:5-7, CSB
Colossians 1:15 (Firstborn of all creation)
Colossians 2:8 Taken as "spoil," a captive
Colossians2:14 What does it mean to have our sins “blotted out”?
Consider All Joy (Don't doubt God's love when under trial. James 1:2-8)
Consistently Patient God (God' personality in both the Hebrew and Greek writings is the same)
Conscience--Clear or Seared?
Contentment--A Mark of A Mature Person
Creation or Evolution: How We Got Here And Why It Matters
Credulous Thinking - Science and Truth At Odds (Evolutionists, atheists, science)
Crucifixion: Was Jesus Crucified? (Research by a grad student from a Swedish university)
The Cross--Is It Something To Be Reverenced?
Curiosity (We are pounded from every venue to be more sexually curious)
Dealing With Death of Loved One
Death--History and Future Hope
Decency--A Boundary (Lacking in today's world but required of true Christians)
Deut.4:7 Incomparable God and People
Deut. 6:4 Jehovah is One Jehovah (1/2017)
Deuteronomy 30:19 Heavens & earth as witnesses (2/2017)
The Devil--God Did Not Create Him (as a wicked creature)
Disasters Are Not Acts of God Luke 13:1-5
Divisive Arrogance (Jude's Letter. His warning counsel.)
Do Not Take For Granted
Does God "Discipline" Non-Believers?
Dying Before Their Time (Consideration of Ecclesiastes 7:17)
Earth--Will God Destroy It?
Earth A Testing Ground? (3/19/2017) Heaven, earth, man's future
Earthquakes - Updated (1960 to 2015)
Ecclesiastes 3:11 - What "eternity" is placed in our hearts?
Ecclesiastes 7:2,4 The House of Mourning
Education and Truth (2/2017)
Eisegesis On Display (2/2017) (Is Jesus God? Trinity debunked)
Encouraged or Emboldened 1/2017
Enough Rope (3/17/2017) Better to use our conscience
Ephesians 6:17. What it means to "accept" the helmet of salvation.
Eternal Soul And Reincarnation (3/10/2017)
Faith in the Blood of Jesus (Romans 3:25)
Faith: More Than Mere Confidence
Filthy Rich But Spiritually Poor
Firstborn of All Creation (Col.1:15)
Focused On Our Purpose (1 Corinthians 9:26)
Exodus 32:14 God Regrets (2/2017)
Fake News Seems To Be Popular (1/2017)
Fantasies and Consequences
Field Mice And The Lion (3/28/2017) Jehovah's Witnesses are not a threat to governments
Forget Shovel, Bring In the Backhoe (2/2017)
Forgiving Repentant Ones Luke 17:3,4
Full Circle In God's Purpose For Mankind
Genesis.6:6 God Regrets Making Mankind
Genesis 22:14 Provided in God's Mountain
Glib Trinitarian (3/17/2017) Refuting the Trinity (again)
God and Bible Not Mysterious
God Can "Make Our Eyes Shine"
God's Hand Too Short? (Nothing impossible for God.)
God's Kingdom Means Salvation
Gold Teeth Charlatans (12/2016)
Good News, What Is It?
Governmental Rules vs Mercy (1/2017)
Grasping For Dignity And Worth Making the best of a bad situation
Guilty Conscience (Part of the Joseph-Life-Lessons series)
Has God Ever Been Human? (2/2017)
Hate What Is Bad
Happiness, True & Everlasting
Happy-Why Be Happy?
Hebrew, A Vibrant Language (2/2017)
Hebrews 11:6 Without Faith It Is Impossible
Hellfire, Permanent Elimination or Everlasting Torment?
History--Does It Repeat Itself?
Holy Spirit. The 3rd Person?
Humility--A Hard Lesson To Learn (Part of the Joseph-Life-Lessons series)
Human Compassion And The Vagus Nerve
Human Consciousness -- What Is It?
Human Eye And Evolutionists
Idol Worship From Heaven? (3/20/2017) Mary worship, Artemis
If Life Purposeless Why Argue Point? (2/2017)
Implicit Trust and Loyalty (3/12/2017)
Is All Religion Man-Made (2/2017)
Is God Aloof, Frightening and Impersonal?
Isaiah 28: Warm Blanket or Cold Straight Jacket (1/2017)
It Will NOT Be Late! (1/2017)
James 2:19 Demons Not Atheists (2/2017)
Jeremiah - A Prophet With Backbone (3/20/2017) Jeremiah 7:4, 8:5,8; 9:26
Jeremiah 9:24 Bragging, Trophy Case (2/2017)
Jeremiah 10:23 Directing Our Own Step (3/20/2017)
Jeremiah 23:25-27 Forgetting God's Name
Jesus Is Our Savior
John 1:1 (Trinity Teaching examined)
John 6:15 Kingship Declined
John 6:41. How is Jesus "Bread From Heaven"?
John 20:25 How Many Nails (2/2017)
Joseph – Husband of Mary (2/2017)
Just A Job? (Serving God should be an engaging, rewarding way of life)
Just Be Kindly Truthful (2/2017) Waning membership in churches, objections from those we meet
Justice--A Weighty Issue (Proverbs 11:1; Proverbs 16:11)
Keep Testing Yourself (recertification)
Learning: Make Learning Fun (The Secret)
Leviticus 5:1 Testifying to an Event
Liars. So Who is Lying? (Trinitarians would have us believing that God is the liar)
Light of the Nations (2/2017)
Logic of Science and Wisdom of Bible
Looking at All Sides (Exegesis vs Eisegesis) (2/2017)
Love Extinguishes the Fuse (Part of the Joseph-Life-Lessons series)
Love is Love is Love (3/14/2017) fallacious reasoning of homosexual culture
Luke 4:13 - A Convenient Time (Circumstances in our life Satan might view as "convenient" to tempt us?)
Main Bible Topics (flowchart graph in PDF format)
Mark 4:40 Lacking Faith
Marriage - Why Wait? Human maturity goes way beyond puberty.
Matthew 5:3 Appreciating our Need for God
Matthew 5:6 Hungry Thirsty For What?
Matthew 7:21-23, "Not Everyone Saying To Me..."
Matthew 8:10 Complete Confidence, Nothing Like It!
Matthew 8 vs 29 Demons Tormented
Matthew 18:23-35 Debts and Forgiveness
Micah 6:8 (Walk Humbly & Modestly with God)
Miracles Getting Easier to Believe (1/2017)
Misogyny Not Promoted in Bible (12/2016)
Money, Is It Evil?
Money Versus Wealth
Moral Compass Watch out for moral magnetic interference!
My Determination (Dealing with feelings of worthlessness)
Names(?!) of God (2/2017)
Neural Nets and Intelligent Design
- No Part of This World (John 18:36)
- Who Are You?! (Commentary on Isaiah 51:12)
- Protection in Distressing Times
Noahic flood - Why Did the Children Die?
Not Mere Hearers (Public declaration of our faith is required)
Not Perfect Yet (Phil 3:12, Planting and maintaining a garden)
Once Saved Always Saved (non-scriptural belief discussed)
Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires (2/2017)
Opposers: Handling Determined Dissenter / Opposers
Our Hope Made Sure (12/2016)
Psalm 42:5 Waiting For Deliverance
Psalm 45:1, Our Tongue as "A Skilled Copyist"
Perfection (Three-Part Article)
Positive Attitude Although Discouraged (Genesis 40:23) (Part of the Joseph-Life-Lessons series)
Prayers, Delayed Answers to (Reasons why they may be delayed)
Prayer--Jesus Provides A "How To"
Prayers for Peace Unanswered
Protecting the Family Name (1/2017)
Proverbs 19:11 - It is beauty to pass over transgression In what sense is it “beauty” on our part to forgive?
Proverbs 30:12 Idealism vs Realism
Psalm 34:8, "Tasting God" (What does that entail?)
Psalm 105:17-22 (A Personal Lesson: Reward vs. Blessing)
Psalms 119:165 Love God In What Sense?
Punishment (Just Punishment) Death Sentence or Torture?
Purple Triangle Video: Interview with Simone Arnold
Racism and Nominal Christians (12/2016)
Raking Fire To Our Chest Proverbs 6:27,28. Passion and Sexual Desire
Raising Children and Pets (similar behavioral challenges)
Reasons Why People Do Not Serve God
Recall The Love You Had At First
The Reluctant Prodigal Son (12/2016)
Renew the Love You Had At First (1/2017)
Road Trips (1/2017)
Romans 10:13 Salvation From God and His Son
Romans 14:8 Live as Belonging to Jehovah (Sixteen Tons)
RSV and the No-Name God
Ruth - Book of (3/16/2017) Lessons gleaned
Satan, God of this System-How?
Satan - A Sentient Being?
Seeing the Invisible (2/2017)
Shallow Research (Huffington Post article on Millennials and view of religion)
Shifting the Blame (2/27/2017) (Deuteronomy 31:16,17)
Should Our Beliefs Be Kept Private?
Sly Wolves (Misrepresenting truth and the Bible)
Soul, Can It Die?
Sowing Seed, Luke 8:4-8
Splattering Blood Saves Lives? (What really saved the Israelites?)
Studying--Getting A Rich Spiritual Tan
Street Smarts (2/2017)
Structure In Universe (Science confirms the Bible)
Survival Of The Fittest
Take Pleasure In Weaknesses (2 Cor.12:10; 1 Peter 3:15)
Tent of God (What is God's Tent--Revelation 21:3)
Tests--How Does God Test Us?
That Should Not Happen (Does gross sin mean the religion is bad and the person completely corrupt?)
Them's Fightin' Words! (Commentary on Eph.6:12-17)
Thomas' Statement (at John 20:28) - Does it prove Jesus is God?
Tomb of Jesus (3/24/2017)
Tools (Learning About Tools)
Treated As Fools
True Christianity Calms Our Hearts
True Righteousness - Romans 14:17
Types of Christians (Foxhole, Armchair, Pew Warmer, Active-Authentic, Extremist)
Understanding Why Not Always Important (Example of Job)
Unmatched Generosity (2/2017)
Unreserved Commitment Is Primary
Unseen Exists: Claiming to believe only in what can be seen ignores the facts.
Valuable Restoration (Leonardo da Vinci painting shot)
Vine’s Dictionary (2/2017)
Walk With God--How?
We Are Our Own Worst Enemy Feelings of worthlessness and guilt can ruin our faith
The Weight of Evidence, Numbers, and History (12/2016)
Vehement Hatred is Usually Narrow-Minded (3/27/2017) hatred of God unreasonable
Were Our Ancestors Dummies?
What Color Is This? (Dress controversy vs religious truth)
What Does God Look Like?
What Does God Really Want From Us?
What Is Our Motive
Where Is This Promised Presence? (Commentary on 2 Peter 3:3,4)
Who Are "Most To Be Pitied"?
Who Are “Worldly People”? (1/2017)
Why Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen?
Worship, What Is It?
(As in the commentary list above, this section will list scriptures in alphabetical order.)
1 Kings 20:11 Girding on Armor
Ecclesiastes 11:4 (Wind & Clouds. Procrastination & Excuses)
Ecclesiastes 11:4-6, A Second Look (3/26/2017) Second-guessing God.
Isaiah 48:18 Peace Like A River (2/2017)
Isaiah 60:16 Breast of Kings (2/24/2017)
Joel 2:13 Rip Apart Heart Demonstrating true repentance
Righteousness Like Waves of the Sea (2/2017)
Romans 12:11 Aglow With the Spirit
Stay On Path (Isaiah 48:17) (2/2017)
Smart Writers--Expanded (series)
Brainstorming Lucid Daydreams
Deeper Look at the Seven Questions
Getting / Remaining Creative (a downloadable, 6-page PDF)
Public Speaking vs Acting (conquering nervousness)
Borg-ified Body (Personal accessories as of EOY 2014)
Enjoying Accomplishment (3/10/2017) (Excel VBA and formula writing, designing new system)
Good Bye Good Riddance Samsung
Grammarly (3/17/2017) Grammar checking plug-in for Chrome
Hemingwrite vs Other Options
Medical "Science"? (1/2017)
MyScript Smart Note (Android App for handwriting input)
Samsung Galaxy Note5 Observations
Samsung Note 7 Replacement Fiasco
Discussion Boards: Similarity to Old West Bars
Driving -- A Milestone In Life (2/2017)
French Press: Making Coffee With the Press
Health: Insomnia - Dealing With
How I Meditate, Reflect, Contemplate, Ponder (3/16/2017)
I Am Not Worried About Dying (A copy of a reply letter sent to a well-wisher)
If Bones Visited The 20th Century (my chemotherapy experience) (Final Post here)
Larger Audience Than I Thought (3/28/2017)
Life In A Rearview Mirror Worrying is like a rearview mirror
Runaway Engine (2/21/2017) Health
Then Fades Away (Health update 7/2016)