Haiku – 3/7/2016

Safe and warm harbor

Within his wide open arms

The saved run to him

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For more prompts like “safe” go here: Haiku Horizons

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Daily Inspiration – 2/29/2016

I am going to try to start putting up some daily inspirations into this blog. I can’t promise it will be every day, but I am going to try to do it more often. Today, how about we start it all off with a little bit of Stryper. Amazing song. I would love to hear this one in church sometime with the choir in the background.

Matthew 24:51 and 25:30

I skipped the bible reading yesterday. I have this massive short story I’m trying to finish re-writing, so I put it first instead. I shouldn’t have. Starting the day with a simple reading even if it isn’t for more than five minutes can change your whole day. I did read it this morning before starting that re-write and these two phrases stood out to me.

The first from Matthew 24:51

He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

The second from Matthew 25:30

And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

It is the weeping and gnashing of teeth part that gets me. It is such a strong powerful image, very descriptive. It really does depict a lot of fear and pain in so few words.

So, what do you think of these two passages?

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Matthew 24:13 (HCSB)

Trying to stay with my bible reading each day.

Hard to do.

This passage stuck out to me yesterday, and this morning when I read back over it. I thought I would share.

But the one who endures to the end will be delivered.

This applies to not only our Christian walk of faith, but to our lives in general. It is just a really strong passage that makes me take a pause.

Thoughts. What do you think of when you read a passage like this?

Thanks: www.biblegateway.com.

Does Horror hurt our walk with Christ?

Great article I read this morning. I wanted to share it.

Horror movies can help depict the reality of the spiritual world, says Jonty Langley. Christians have nothing to fear.

Do you like scary movies?’ It’s the question that can predict whether your relationship will last, according to the founder of one of the world’s most popular dating sites. In analysing ten years of data from millions of users, Christian Rudder, founder of OkCupid, discovered that of all the couples who have stayed together long term having met on his site, about three-quarters answered that question the same way. Both either answered ‘yes’ or ‘no’, but they agreed. Statistically, he says, that answer has a similar predictive power to whether couples believe in God.

Read the rest here: http://www.premierchristianity.com/Past-Issues/2015/June-2015/Horror-the-genre-that-refuses-to-die#

Your thoughts. Does horror or viewing darker things in this world help or hurt your Christian walk?