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The occasional thought gets thrown onto this page to see if it sticks...or stinks.  These are provided for the edification, consolation and encouragement of those walking "the way everlasting".


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14 Aug 2018

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History is a love story, a story of unrequited love.  It’s a story of sabotage, theft and rebellion.  It’s all of these, but it’s also a story of hide and seek.

The story begins with God creating the world and everything in it, and humans are the creatures that God...

You wouldn’t think it from looking at the religious world, but God says there is one baptism (Ephesians 4:5).  It’s the baptism that Jesus authorised his apostles to take to all nations, a baptism which must be preceded by faith and repentance (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:36-38...

29 Dec 2019

We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl,

Year after year, running over the same old ground. 

What have we found?  The same old fears.

—Pink Floyd       

What do fish think when they see me walk up to their tank and watch them? 

Some fish may not ev...

20 Nov 2019

“A capella” is a Latin term which was brought into English usage (via Italian, which spells it "a cappella").  We use it to refer to singing without instrumental accompaniment.  A cappella literally means “in the chapel” or “of the chapel”, as church music or...

19 Oct 2019

We all have regrets.  

Every so often I think of something I did or said at some time in the past, and I cringe.  It pains me to think about it, so I try not to.  The more I think about a regret, the more it eats at me, and if I dwelt too long on it, it would cause...

Much has been said about restoring the New Testament church — reviving the faith as taught and practised in the scriptures.  Since the church is made up of individual disciples, it follows that such restoration begins with

restoring biblical discipleship.

Have you ever w...

Failing to acknowledge God is a life-long practice that people get very good at.  They have others to help them, and the practice has been handed down and refined over many generations.  Among those who deny him, some simply don’t deal with the issue and just preoccupy...

15 Dec 2018

When I was in grade three, my parents took us to see the movie musical, “Fiddler on the Roof”.  At the start, there was a man playing a fiddle up on a house roof, and the main character talks about this tradition of a “fiddler of the roof”.  Before long he says, “You m...