A collection of apologetic and encouraging notes for Christians in need of some power-boosts from time to time.

In Judges 6 we read about Gideon, an Old Testament hero of faith who lived around 1,200 BC before the days of Israel's kings. Gideon was directly tasked by the Lord to destroy the altar of Baal in spite of being the youngest in his family.
Those goofy Jews. Why, they couldn't even write Hebrew until they stumbled across the Jordan desert, ended their nomadic life and assimilated themselves among modern Canaanite cities around 1,200 BC.
In an earlier missive, you read about the struggles and challenges involved with promoting proper blueberry fruit growth. Since the first berries ripen around the first of June, this is an ideal time to update you on whether or not the pruning efforts actually worked. It appears that they did, as evidenced in the picture below taken June 11th.
In 1828, the Dutch government purchased a papyrus (below) from the antiquities market. Written in ancient Egyptian cursive (heiratic) style in black and red ink, it runs across 17 columns and 236 lines.
Our Lord Jesus, in the night wherein He was betrayed, instituted the Sacrament of His body and blood, called the Lord's Supper, to be observed in His Church unto the end of the world...
Who is a "rich man"? This rather means one who loves his riches and makes an idol of them; or one who supremely desires to be rich.
The New Testament's inclusion of specific members of society is actually quite insightful. Multiple accounts mention the class of centurion...
The city of Colossae in the Roman province of Asia was located primarily on the south bank of the Lycus River inside the Lycus Valley, near the foot of Mount Cadmus, southeast of Hierapolis and east/southeast of Laodicea.
If any miracle of the Bible is going to attract the critics, the resurrection of Jesus from Joseph of Arimathea's new tomb after three days is a prime target.
God's Word speaks much about our tongue and its use. We read that counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.