What is it?

I’m not a horticulturist or even a nurseryman, but I have spent a whole lot of time in the woods. During that time I’ve seen a lot of neat things and a lot of weird things. Today I saw a new thing that made me say, “What is that?”

So I ask you, “What is it?” Continue reading

#pictures, #plants, #question

Now there’s a book, chapter and verse for ;) :( and :p

The Bible’s newest translation is in emojis and emoticons according to this story. In the story you’ll read that, “The authors of the new translation say that about 10 to 15 percent of the translation is in emoticon speak while the remainder is in boring, old alphabet characters.”

The amazing thing to me is that the goal of the “translation” (which is based on the KJV for obvious copyright purposes) is supposed to be a serious one. It’s supposed to be Scripture for Millennials; the creators also said, “that they created the translation program to draw new readers to the word of God”.

I don’t know if the app is one that must be paid for…I haven’t checked it out myself, but if you have an Apple device, the app is available in Apple’s App Store so you can check it out if you choose.

So what do you think? Is this “translation” a good move? Or do you think it’s better left for the digital recycling bin as you LOL at it?

#bible-reading, #bible-translations, #emojis-and-emoticons, #kjv, #millienials, #question

Who was Mary of Bethany that dried the Lord's feet with her hair?

Who was she, that Mary spoken of in the scriptures as anointing the Lord’s feet and wiping them with her hair? Is she the only one who did this? In our ladies Bible class book tonight it said “Mary of Bethany might have been the sinful woman who anointed Christ’s feet and dried them with their hair…” John records Mary of Bethany was Lazarus’ sister. She loved Jesus and sat at His feet while Martha was busy preparing food. I find it hard to accept Mary, Martha’s sister, as being a sinful woman. What do you think?


The Toughest Question

The toughest question I was ever asked, was by an elder in the church before I became a Christian. He asked me, “Have you thought about your soul?”: http://mbriley.preachersfiles.com/2008/10/05/have-you-thought-about-your-soul/

I was 15 years old at the time, and I had never been asked that question. For some time, my grandmother had been urging me to obey the gospel. After pondering this question in light of Scripture, I came to the conclusion that my soul was indeed in great jeopardy of being eternally lost.

I quickly decided that my soul was far more important than anything else I could imagine. There was no rational reason whatsoever to delay my obeying the Lord in baptism any longer, and thus I was baptized on January 1, 1960.

I’ve never regretted the decision.

#ask, #christian, #church, #elder, #eternal, #gospel, #jeopardy, #obey, #ponder, #question, #soul, #thought, #toughest, #urge

What If The Preacher Stayed Home?

Here’s a thought-provoking “what-if” question: What if the preacher stayed home? http://mbriley.preachersfiles.com/2011/02/14/what-if-the-preacher-stayed-home/

#home, #preacher, #provoking, #question, #stay, #thought

I never learn anything talking. I only l…

I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.

Lou Holtz

#ask, #learn, #question, #talk, #things

A question for God

Last night a friend called and in our conversation she mentioned a question she has for God. I thought about our nudge for the day. “God, what about homosexuals? Are they born that way or do they just develop into that way of life?” She said she knew it was a sin, but she wanted to ask God that question.

#nudge, #question, #sinful