So. We're supposed to crave Spiritual milk. What IS it? Hebrews 5:11-6:3 lists “milk”. It calls the following elementary truths "milk": Repentance from acts that lead to death Faith in God Baptism Laying on hands Resurrection How many of these things are totally misunderstood, ignored, or squelched by so-called mature men of God! Yet God calls … Continue reading The Katey Papers – 5
Now on to 1 Peter 2, which begins with “therefore” so we need to see what the “therefore” is there for. It begins in 1:22 which basically states that we, if we obey God, are purified. That is a common Bible theme. Of course the blood purifies us, but look at verse 22. It says … Continue reading The Katey Papers – 3
Peter’s words to women are sublime. He erases all agony, bolsters all resolve, and squelches all argument, leaving the suffering wife speechless, astonished. If she is born again. If not, she cannot “get it”. That's the rub. It's a sort of Catch-22 for those of us who do get it. I intended only treating you … Continue reading The Katey Papers – 2
Q: What Does Dating Have to Do With Jesus? A: Everything. Absolutely everything. Dating is an extremely spiritual thing, and we don’t get that. Fasten your seatbelt and we’ll fly through a short course in truth. Adam was the first Adam. Jesus was the second Adam. Don’t have to get that, just remember it for … Continue reading About Dating, part 4
My man is so good at things I'm not good at. He can handle stress like an iron man, while I panic and flop around like a beached fish. He knows what to do when political things invade our lives, and I just want to shout. He has a GPS inside his brain; but I … Continue reading Adam or Eve: Who’s Better in a Crisis?
I've been thinking lately about meteors and the moon. Isn't it odd how we pay such attention to the sparkle of the meteor showers and usually fail to notice the moon? Yet the moon is the constant reassurance we have that the sun still shines, and the meteors are not much -- fragments, showy, transient … Continue reading Sun, Moon, or Meteor?
Dearest Angela, Has my last letter soaked in, yet? Let me tell you what I’ve learned about the tough times: One of the best tickets out of hard circumstances is contentment. Contentment can breed joy. I do not mean that quiet joy that runs too deeply for detection, NO! Dan can use a friend who is … Continue reading UNEMPLOYED! – Sent on Saturday Letter #4, part 3
Dearest Angela, How is it going, Sweetheart? I've thought of a few things that might help you. Since Dan has lost this good-paying job, he will have to make major decisions, although his life with you is only just begun. I expect he would discuss all major actions with you, first, but I also expect … Continue reading UNEMPLOYED! – Sent on Saturday Letter #4, part 2
Dearest Angela, How wonderful it was to see you during your vacation! How I loved every moment near you, seeing you with Dan! It is simply wonderful to watch the two of you relate to each other. You have hardly lost the glow of a new bride. You remind me of myself when I was your age. … Continue reading UNEMPLOYED! – Sent on Saturday Letter #4, part 1
Here is a horrifying truth: A great number of women are satisfied with having an ungodly husband until something causes them to start thinking about the results. Having children causes us to think more carefully. We suddenly can see that marrying an unsaved man was a wrong decision. What we do not see is the reason … Continue reading Tired, Alone, Scared, Misguided, but Safe in the Everlasting Arms