Deep in the trenches the nocturnals scurry  A night like this brings no gifts for the living  On the hunt their gnashing brings bitterness to the taste  So in disgust they must toss their corpse to the waste  I bring the sorry life out of its misery For that is the purpose my father givesContinue reading “POETRY / A BOLD LINE DRAWN”


“Dear friends, I had been eagerly planning to write to you about the salvation we all share. But now I find that I must write about something else, urging you to defend the faith that God has entrusted once for all time to his holy people.” Jude 1:3 NLT I look back on when IContinue reading “JUDE 1:3 / BLOG”

JUDE 1:1-2 / BLOG

“This letter is from Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ and a brother of James. I am writing to all who have been called by God the Father, who loves you and keeps you safe in the care of Jesus Christ. May God give you more and more mercy, peace, and love.” Jude 1:1-2 NLTContinue reading “JUDE 1:1-2 / BLOG”

1 JOHN 5:18 / BLOG

“We know that God’s children do not make a practice of sinning, for God’s Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them.” 1 John 5:18 NLT The world is worked endlessly by the “touch” of Satan and that isn’t hard to tell. But God is in control in such an intense wayContinue reading “1 JOHN 5:18 / BLOG”

1 JOHN 5:14-15 / BLOG

“And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.” 1 John 5:14-15 NLT Our relationship with God is unconditional. We don’t need to doContinue reading “1 JOHN 5:14-15 / BLOG”

1 JOHN 5:1-2 / BLOG

“Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too. We know we love God’s children if we love God and obey his commandments.” 1 John 5:1-2 NLT For love to supersede through our sinful nature, as God designed, we oughtContinue reading “1 JOHN 5:1-2 / BLOG”

1 JOHN 3:4-6 / BLOG

“Everyone who sins is breaking God’s law, for all sin is contrary to the law of God. And you know that Jesus came to take away our sins, and there is no sin in him. Anyone who continues to live in him will not sin, but everyone who keeps on sinning does not know himContinue reading “1 JOHN 3:4-6 / BLOG”

1 JOHN 2:26 / BLOG

“I am writing these things to warn you about those who want to lead you astray.” 1 John 2:26 NLT It goes right back to the concept of being tricked and deceived by the devil’s traps. As followers of Christ we are His sheep and He is our Good Shepherd. But of course as humansContinue reading “1 JOHN 2:26 / BLOG”

1 JOHN 2:24-25 / BLOG

” So you must remain faithful to what you have been taught from the beginning. If you do, you will remain in fellowship with the Son and with the Father. And in this fellowship we enjoy the eternal life he promised us.” 1 John 2:24-25 NLT The most effective way to keep your convictions ofContinue reading “1 JOHN 2:24-25 / BLOG”