Thursday, July 4, 2024

Happy Fourth of July!

AND OUR FLAG IS STILL THERE! Seems at times like it's been hanging by a thread, but let's give thanks that it's still flying. Here hanging from a crane repairing the  bridge over the Snake River in Jackson Hole,  Wyoming.  

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Pentacost Sunday For Christians

THIS IS A HOLY DAY for Christ's Church. The Bible Project tells us how and why.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Mother's Day Week

GREAT TIME TO BE ALIVE, be a mother and also have a birthday! I thank God for so many blessings!

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Sunset and Dogwoods

AFTER TWO DAYS of on and off rain and clouds the sun showed its face late this afternoon in a glorious sunset.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

The Other Side Academy Story


Thursday, April 4, 2024

Almost Spring

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Winter Wyoming Sunrise


Monday, January 15, 2024

Truth About Martin Luther King's So-Called Christianity: He Rejected Christ's Divinity and Resurrection

IN ADDITION, GOOD NEWS:  SCOTUS Poised to end constitutional revolution that's marred US government and its expansion for past 40 years


KING USED THE PULPIT as a platform to effectively further his social agenda. But King was not a Bible- believing, traditional Christian.

Monday, January 8, 2024

Jesus Commends the Centurion's Faith

 EVERY MORNING I GET AN EMAIL DEVOTIONAL sent by  The Gospel Coalition (click the link and scroll down to subscribe).  There are four Scripture readings per day and at least one commentary.  Today's wonderful commentary is on Matthew 8:5-13 on the faith of the Roman centurion in Jesus:


Why Does Jesus find the faith of the centurion so astonishing (Matt. 8:5–13)? The centurion assures Jesus that as far as he is concerned it is unnecessary for the Master to visit his home in order to heal the paralyzed servant. He understands that Jesus need only say the word, and the servant will be healed. “For,” the centurion explains, “I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it” (8:9). Why is this such an astonishing evidence of faith?

Three factors stand out. The first is that in an age of not a little superstition, the centurion believed that Jesus’s healing power did not lie in hocus-pocus, or even in his personal presence, but in his word. It was not necessary for Jesus to touch or handle the servant, or even be present; he needed only to say the word, and it would be done.

The second is that he came to such confident assertions despite the fact that he was not steeped in Scripture. He was a Gentile. What grasp of Scripture he had we cannot say, but it was certainly less than that enjoyed by many of the learned in Israel. Yet his faith was purer, simpler, more penetrating, more Christ-honoring than theirs.

The third astonishing element is this man’s faith is the analogy he draws. He recognizes that he himself is a man under authority, and therefore he has authority when he speaks in the context of that relationship. When he tells a Roman soldier under him to come or go or do something, he is not speaking merely as one man to another man. The centurion speaks with the authority of Caesar, with the authority of the mighty Roman Empire. That authority belongs to the centurion, not because he is in fact as powerful as Caesar in every dimension, but because he is a man under authority: the chain of command means that when the centurion speaks to the foot soldier, Rome speaks. Implicitly, the centurion is saying that he recognizes in Jesus an analogous relationship: Jesus so stands in relationship to God, and under God’s authority, that when Jesus speaks, God speaks. The centurion, of course, was not speaking within the framework of a mature Christian doctrine of Christ, but the eyes of faith had enabled him to penetrate very far indeed.

This is the faith we need. It trusts Jesus’s word, reflects a simple profundity, and believes that when Jesus speaks, God speaks.

Monday, January 1, 2024

A Fishing Buddy Sends New Years Greetings!

THIS IS A NATIVE CUTTHROAT, caught, measured then released in NW Wyoming by a real pro! What a beauty, MM! 

Please join me in praying to Almighty God for mercy and revival for the terrible downward moral and spiritual spiral in our country as well as the rest of this darkening world. 

Nevertheless,  I send my best wishes for the New Year and beyond to everyone. Thank you for coming by!