Thursday’s Thoughts (Page 5)

The Rock of My Salvation

“O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.”  Psalm 95:1 What is this rock of salvation to whom Israel was invited to praise with singing?  Whatever it is, it was amazing.  In Exodus 17, in the middle of a dry and hot desert […]

Scared spitless?

Missionary Bob Smith was the only one in his village with a rifle, so he was chosen to be the hero.  ‘Bring your gun, we need for you to kill the wild boar that’s terrorizing us.’  Bob grabbed his rifle, loaded it and reluctantly followed the men out of the village into the bush.  They […]

Are you ‘Singing the Blues’?

“Songs, hymns & spiritual songs are a gift from God, which irritate the devil, but calm the saint.  Music is the perfect way for you to express your love and devotion to God.”  Music is also a perfect way to express your sorrows and your troubles. Read Psalm 77 and see how the psalmist moves […]

It was the best of times.

“Neither sorrow nor joy should be absent from the Christian life as long as we live on this side of Christ’s triumphant return.” In His Steps, a ten-cent compilation of his Sunday night sermons and published in 1896 by a Congregational pastor, Charles Monroe Shelton’s book has sold more than 30 million copies.  I was […]

Read through the Bible in 2016

Discovered Professor Horner’s Bible-Reading System last year and love it! It can be a little daunting, but well worth the time you invest in it. You can find it in Bible apps so keeping track of your reading is easy. Join the Adventure! Or perhaps you’d accept the challenge to read through the New Testament […]

Seven Keys

  From 1961 to 1965, the game show, ‘Seven Keys’, was aired and hosted by Jack Narz.  I remember watching it on rainy summer days or when ill and home from school.  The contestant worked his/her way through 70 squares similar to the rules of ‘Shoots and Ladders’.  The goal was to win a key […]

Cat’s in the Cradle

“Cat’s in the Cradle” is Harry Chapin’s only No. 1 hit song and no doubt for most of you the ONLY song you remember Harry Chapin ever performing. It came out four months after Debbie and I were married and I thought it was an interesting song, but not very meaningful at the time.  But […]


  ‘Overwhelmed’.  Webster defines it as to be overpowered in mind or feeling; to overpower with superior force or numbers; to cover or bury beneath a mass of something; to burden excessively; so great as to render resistance or opposition useless. We are on the threshold of a week that sometimes can be categorized as […]

Where is your treasure?

Matthew 6:19-21 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will […]