Thanksgiving Devotional There are many verses in the Bible that speak of Thanksgiving, but the one that sticks out the most to me is that of I Thessalonians 5:18 which says, "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." Being thankful even in the smallest things like finding that parking space on Black Friday, or just giving thanks for a snack, is the simplest way of showing our love back to God because it takes so little effort. Of all things to be thankful for is our gift of salvation when we each accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior. Every day, every week, every month, every year, every decade of our lives should be mindful of what it was like when we accepted Christ as our Savior. The events that led up to it, the moment when we made that eternal decision, and then look back and see how the Lord has led us since then.Thanksgiving Devotional1 day ago in Editorial
For me, I have 40 years to look back on; the
PointsDoes anyone have 20 points I can borrow? I'll give you 2 free COMMISIONSPoints1 day ago in Editorial
A Good BookA Good Book21 hours ago in Editorial
A book by any other name would be less favourable to me. Why? For I am in dire need of a good book. I crave it like nicotine times ten. I imagine reading a page and being literally transfigured with delight. Physically, emotionally, spiritually, sensuously the good book feeds me like no other. Afterwards, I am spent. Afterwards, after I have replaced it into one of my bookshelves I stare at the spine and wonder what it was that made it such a good book. I look along the shelves and spines and remember other good books. My heart picks up the beat and the pulse in my neck gurgles with the memories of the pleasure of all those good books.
The Problem With Good BooksIn case, you were wonderin' this is not a blog on what Good books there are out there, rather a blog on what constitutes a good book.The Problem With Good Books20 hours ago in Editorial
It's a working title.
The problem is that you can spend six pounds upwards on a book and it might turn out to be a real out of date, wrong colour, too much or too little dialogue, too slow with no action or some other reason to shelve it. The same can be said for description: too much or too little. It might contain so many tropes that you are left giddy headed even half in love with the text itself without really knowing why or whether you should allow yourself to feel this way about mere words on a page. What if this happened to you in real-life?
Like a good horror movie that has you glued to the screen, it is with your book you hope. You turn the pages expectantly expecting the tale to unfold and time and again, if it is a really good book, you whistle with surprise and the plot twists first this way then that tickling your fancy in ways you did not r
Junk SpamHi, ya folks, I read on someone’s blog today an apology for posting twice on the same day. If this is the rule then I would never have time to stop apologising would I?Junk Spam22 hours ago in Editorial
Hence today for Post Number One we have the title of Junk Spam.
What is the post about? Well, I haven’t decided yet. I am going to trust in the old ‘you will end up writing about something that interests you if you just keep on going’ like in a natural conversation that steers its way around to common interests shared by its participators.
So Ernest Hemingway? Does that ring any bells? Again I cannot claim this as ‘my own’ idea rather I found him mentioned on another’s blog and felt that I would like to add my own two pence worth.
I will spare you my trite ramblings by including this link to the Wikipedia page on Hemingway instead.
Brown-eyed and muscular is all I will add here!
American literature seems interesting. If only I had a guide. A real -life flesh and blood and perhap