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Truth in Palmyra

By Wally Fry

It’s Your Birthday Girl!

Today is the girl child’s 19th birthday. Oh my, how did I get to the point where my youngest child is 19??!!

 

Of course, family gatherings are really just an excuse for Nana and Poppy to see our baby

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What’s for supper? Pretty much what any holiday supper is around here. Steak!

 

This is catering, Southeast Arkansas style. Cook at our place, transported by ultra-modern catering equipment to the old folks home LOL.

 

 

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Just a Thought

The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. Let it loose and it will defend itself. – Unknown source

Interview Time!

What a strange interlude. I just completed my first job interview, and never left the comfort of my own home. In fact, it was not even with a real person. I interviewed with a recorded video that asked me questions, and I answered. It’s sure not the world I job hunted in when I first started. The days where you go places, shake hands and talk to people are long gone. If you have ever seen those commercials where some guy is interviewing or video conferencing in a shirt and tie, and in his shorts, well this is basically a real thing. Shirt, tie, sleep pants LOL!! Wish me luck though. I actually have no idea if I would even accept a position where I interviewed, but I would like somebody to offer at least.

Bogard Press Daily Devotional-A Challenge to Believe

An FYI to readers; during my recent hiatus I got a couple of weeks behind posting these, so if you happen to be reading them on the Bogard Press Website or the Devotional Book, you may notice they don’t match. Thanks


by Wally Fry

John 10:37-42 

“And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode. And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true. And many believed on him there.” John 10:40-42

If readers back up a bit in this story from the Book of John, the contrast we see in the reaction of certain people is astounding. The “religious” people of the day, the Pharisees and such, rejected Jesus and refused to believe despite the great things He did. The people over by Jordan, seemingly just normal, everyday people, believed in large part. Isn’t that interesting?

To this day, those who choose to follow The Great Commission are faced with exactly the same thing. The demands for “proof,” are incessant. Many non-believers challenge us with the mantra of: “Oh yeah, you PROVE your God exists, then I will believe!”

Friends, don’t waste your time with this. We are called to be witnesses, not lawyers. As Jesus clearly showed the great things He did, we can also show the great things He has done. All we can do is point those who do not believe to the current state of their sin and the penalty they owe for it. Then, we can point them to how Jesus came to us on the Earth to take care of that problem by paying with His own death, so that we do not have to. We can show the glory of God’s creation, tell of the changes in our own lives and the lives of others. We can point to the steadfastness of God’s revealed Word through the ages. Friends, just share the Good News, and let God prove Himself.

 

Roger Copeland-Living In the Past

Just a Thought

Our Lord keeps and protects those who are His, and He never lets one go or has one taken away

John 10:28-29 

And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

Bogard Press Daily Devotional-God Is Our Shepherd

by Wally Fry

John 10:31-36

“The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.” John 10:33 

Just previous to this passage of Scripture, we see one of the clearest claims Jesus ever made to being Divine; we see His absolute claim to being God incarnate in the flesh. How clear was it? It was clear enough that immediately after Jesus made the claim, they prepared to stone Him. While many dispute that Jesus ever claimed divinity, even his worst enemies understood that Jesus was claiming this very thing; Jesus clearly believed this of Himself and claimed to be God.

We often and commonly refer to Jesus as our shepherd and us as His sheep. That is true, and should be a comfort and reassurance to all who belong to the Shepherd. Our Shepherd is far, far more than some warm fuzzy guy in a long robe carrying a staff. Our Shepherd, The Lord Jesus Christ is also the eternally pre-existing, almighty God! The very next time you have doubts as to how safe and secure you are in the hands of this man we call our shepherd, remember one thing; our shepherd is not just any man. He is God. We cannot get much safer or more secure than that.

If you are reading, and are not one of His sheep remember this also; this shepherd also did what any shepherd would to do to save His sheep. He laid down his life as payment for your sins so that you might be His.

It’s a Cat’s Life

Must be nice to laze around all day, sheesh.

Just a Thought

Follow God’s plan and not your own

Proverbs 3:6

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths

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