“We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert to whatever God will do next.” Romans, Chapter 5, Verses 3 & 4 (Message Translation). It […]
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The “Notes From The Valley” for this week come from Colossians, Chapter 3. I like to call it “God’s Dress Code.” The great things about this wardrobe are: everything’s already picked out (no shopping); everything fits perfectly (no dieting); and everything is paid for (no bills). In the Message Translation these verses read, “So, chosen […]
Well, we have all had days when it seemed everything went wrong! That seems to be the case for our little friend in the picture. But I have “Good news about trouble.” – At least for the Child of God. In 1 Peter 4:12-19 we read that trouble is not always such a bad thing. […]
When I was a child, I used to get really nervous about asking my Dad for anything – even advise. He had this most frustrating habit of responding to my requests with questions of his own. Questions that would make me really think about what I was asking of him. Tough questions. “Do you really […]
In Colossians 3:12-14 Paul calls upon us (as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved) to clothe [ourselves] with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. The word “clothe” is used to require that we “put on” some things that may not “fit” properly at first. We may need to go on a diet & restrict […]
Satan is a spirit being, but all created beings (either spirit or physical) exist in time and space. None of these created spirit beings (including Satan) can exist in more than one place at one time. We should note however that 1/3 of the original angelic creation followed Satan in rebellion against God and were […]
It is generally accepted that God is eternal. If Satan possesses the attributes of god, he would likewise be eternal. However, I am convinced that Satan is NOT eternal. What do you think? Satan is not eternal – he is a CREATED being and does not possess the ETERNAL nature of God. He had a […]