Dewayne Spivey

Extraordinary

Thanks to Alice Harper sharing Phyllis Gibson’s post of the Yulan Magnolia also known as Magnolia Liliflora. With a little help from Photoshop, the flower looks like a bird. When we take the time to look and to think, we realize that we do not live in an ordinary,...

Be Still and Know That I Am God

Sunday night we sang this song. Below are three verses that will help us understand the meaning. 7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! 8 Refrain from...

Life’s Most Important Thing

What is life’s most important thing? Now, there is a question for all of us to consider. Think about what God says. And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him....

Ironing

Jane’s treatment is having an impact on her hands. Therefore, she informed me yesterday that I would need to iron my clothes for a while. That’s not a problem. But instead of starting last night, I thought about ironing which led to this article.   Ironing is...

Three Parables

Luke 15 contains three parables spoken by Jesus. The three are given because of a complaint raised by the Pharisees and the scribes against Jesus. The complaint? “He receives sinners and eats with them.” Wow! Aren’t we glad he does! The three parables are about a lost...

Putting on the Spiritual

Paul tells us we will be changed when Christ comes again. This perishable will become imperishable . This natural body will become a spiritual body. Paul says this change will occur “in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye”. (1Cor. 15:52) This glory will belong to...

The Maker

Why do we deny the most obvious and undeniable things? Consider, again, this statement made by the writer of the book of Hebrews: For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. (Hebrews 3:4 NIV) The question most often asked and most...

Today

When should I evaluate my life to see if I am walking in the way God would have me to walk? The answer is “Today”. Every day that is called today. Even every moment of today. The writer of Hebrews talks about this very fact in chapters 3 and 4. He quotes from Psalms...

Light

The very first thing God created was light. All six days of God’s creation and everything he created are important and significant in their own way, but it seems to me that the very first thing created is so very significant. I really appreciated Matt Thompson sharing...

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs

There is a reason the three words in the title are used to describe our songs. They are the same terms used by the Holy Spirit in writing about our songs. It is often said, and correctly so, that in our songs we sing the stories, the truths and the instructions given...

The Battle

Sometimes it is exactly as David describes it in Psalm 139. I begin to think about God and the fact that he knows everything about me. He knows my words and thoughts before I ever think them or speak them. He knows everything about me. Then I realize that I cannot be...

First

Two important questions: What is to be first and foremost above all else? Is it the first and foremost thing with me in my life? The answer to the first question. "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" 37 Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with...

Who Is God?

Someone I believe in? Or, the one who is eternally present in all times, with every individual - even in knowing their thoughts and intentions? Someone I believe in? Or, the one who has spoken truth. The truth which is essential to life and living? Someone I believe...

Superstition

I remember, as a boy, riding with my uncle in his truck when a black cat ran across the road in front of us. My uncle quickly reached down and pulled his pants leg up to his knee. I guess he saw my surprised and confused look because he immediately said, “If you pull...

Demons

Don’t be fooled by the title, this is not an extensive study of demons. That would take far more than this brief article. Sunday night, the College Class was studying the first 29 verses of Mark, chapter 9. That text tells the story of Jesus casting a demon out of a...

“Oh, To Be Like Thee”

Jesus truly like us? Can it be a realistic goal to strive to be like him? We will not reach his perfection in this life. He knows that. But can we actually draw closer to his likeness as we strive to live like him? The answer to that last question is, absolutely. Do...

The Change

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2 NAU) “Do not be conformed…” - shaped, molded, to be guided by. “To this...

The Best Food

“My life seems to be filled with wasted days and years.” Every heard that? Ever thought that? I would think it is a regular thought with most, if not all, of us. God had Isaiah to write about it. 2  Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your...

Abide in Jesus

Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. (2 Jn. 1:9 ESV) It is not the responsibility of any church nor any individual Christian to make laws for God. As...

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