Quote for 3/10/2018

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;   1 Peter 3:15


Sanctify means to set apart or declare something holy. We are to declare God to be holy from our very hearts! Doing this is like setting our course in life based on a star; this direction and no other.

Living that life is our loving, pleasing response to God’s love for us. It also makes out life a witness of God. People will see the difference in us and respond.

But the witness function is useless without being able to explain to others what is different about us. I had a friend who became a Christian during an absence of many years. Meeting again she asked if I am a Christian too. When I said “yes” she said she always knew there was something different about me.

“Why didn’t you ever say anything?”

We need to continually study God’s Word to be equipped to give a defense to everyone who asks. That means all of the Bible! You might, like me, find yourself not always understanding everything you read, but absorb it! Eventually, through persistence and prayer, you’ll see different parts of the Bible connect and make sense.

Just keep God sanctified in your heart; act on that decision and become what God intended!

Take Your Hawking to School Day

But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.   Isaiah 64:8

william_Maillis_sized_770x415xTake Hawking to School Day isn’t coming next week or next month, but it apparently is coming to debate hall or TV channel at some point. This from a 10 Yr Old Prodigy Out to Prove Atheist Stephen Hawking Wrong: “God Does Exist.”

This ten-year-old isn’t just smarter than your average college student. He’s been officially declared a genius. Consider the following:

At four years old, he was learning algebra, sign language and how to read Greek, and when he was five, he read an entire 209-page geometry textbook in one night, and woke up solving circumference problems the next morning.

People at MENSA are crying with jealousy. Me? This must be how ants feel whenever they look up and see us. Most kids are trying to eat spaghetti without a bib at four. This kid’s dog is hanging out at the other end of the table, wondering if he hasn’t already invented an anti-gravity machine.

“So much for crumbs from this master’s table!”

Stephen HawkingWilliam wants to be an astrophysicist when he grows up, which is likely to be next month at the rate he’s going. Although he hasn’t got is first B.A. yet, he’s got this intuitive feeling that both Hawking and Einstein got it wrong when it comes to black holes.

And God.

The son of a Greek Orthodox Priest, William wants to prove that an outside force is the only thing capable of creating the universe, which means that “God does exist.”

This is one clay pot that God formed during a special, extended session with His galactic Potter’s wheel! It sounds as though this determined young man has been given a purpose from God, and I am looking forward to seeing how this plays out. You could sell tickets to the show, and that might be just what happens. Let’s see Hawking and Maillis go Mano a Kiddo on pay per view.

“William Maillis takes Stephen Hawking to school!”

Who knows; Hawking might find himself convinced and en route to heaven. Wouldn’t that be something?!?

Quote for 3/9/2018

who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,   2 Timothy 1:9


This is the promotion we didn’t deserve, the position in “the company” we could only wish for. Our resume’ doesn’t merit it. Our training hasn’t equipped us for it.

But God wants us to have it! He wants to save us from the dead-end place we started out in and put us in the corner office. It isn’t a position we earned, but He just can’t resist giving it to us anyway. He loves us too much!

He will give us His guidance through Scripture and fellow promotees, the “cloud of witnesses” Paul wrote of in Hebrews 12:1.

He will forgive our errors, unlike bosses in earthly corporations. He’ll clean up the messes and urge us to keep trying.

All of this is possible, thanks to Jesus taking the consequences of our actions on the cross. And what’s even more amazing is that He knew how everything would play out, and He still created us anyway.

Now that’s love!

Quote for 3/8/2018

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.   2 Corinthians 1:3-4


We recently had a daily quote from Joshua, telling us we should never fear. “The Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

He is always with us. But remember that this is Satan’s world right now. Adam and Eve invited him in; that was the choice God hoped they wouldn’t make. That being done, however, God did not abandon us. He still remains with us wherever we go, and…

He is our ultimate source of comfort! We have the evidence of His love in Jesus. No matter what happens here, we know that He comforts us with the promise of eternity with Him.

We are also His conduits of comfort to others. We are to spread not just the Gospel, but practical comfort. We share one another’s burdens. We speak words of comfort, food of comfort, shelters of comfort, hugs of comfort…whatever comfort we can offer.

In that giving, we are also comforted even more.

ET’s Welcome?

For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.   Matthew 24:24

Friendly AlienHumanity would welcome the discovery of ET despite fears of an alien invasion, predict psychologists: so trumpets a recent headline from The London Daily Mail.

This is despite warnings from scientists such as Professor Stephen Hawking who say we should ‘be wary’ about answering alien signals.

Hawking seems to be more aware of world history than most of the world. People who are so much as visited by other cultures normally find themselves the victims of disease from which they have no defense, let alone a society bent on conquest.

Those of us old enough to have witnessed the moon landing in 1969 recall how the astronauts were required to spend time in quarantine while being evaluated for possibly contagious, alien germs. One might argue that we have learned better since, but that requires forgetting recent claims to have found Martian microbes in meteorites.

But, for the Christian, how does one reconcile the idea of UFO’s and alien life with the Bible? Genesis tells us that God made the stars for telling times and seasons. The creation account tells us why the stars were made, and it doesn’t include other life and civilizations. Indeed, it is man’s sin that ruined creation, so we can deduce that creation and man are inextricably linked.

Moses records in Exodus 18:11 that “I know that the Lord is greater than all the gods; for in the very thing in which they behaved proudly, He was above them.” These were not wood or stone statues, but living entities who “behaved.” Who were they?

These were the fallen Watchers recorded in Genesis 6 just before the telling of The Flood. At some point they presented themselves as gods to mankind, leading us astray. I believe they are gradually returning in the guise of aliens, more enlightened races. The Roman Catholic church is preparing us for their arrival.

lucifer_project_21I give you the Vatican Observatory and their L.U.C.I.F.E.R. Device, an infrared range, binocular telescope for the purpose of photographing UFO’s, because they show up better in infrared. According to the authors of the article I read…

Indeed, the openness with which the Father discussed UFOs “…stunned us as we sat in the control room, listening to him…speak so casually of the redundancy with which UFOs are captured on screens darting through the heavens…we were shocked at this, how ordinary it seemed to be.”

They also had an interview with Jesuit priest, Guy Consolmagno. Guy often acts the Vatican’s spokesman. He is a leading astronomer and has “…worked at NASA and taught at Harvard and MIT…”

Bypassing all of the blah-blah-blah and cutting to the chase, Consolmagno shared with them a private article in pdf, “…in which he admits how contemporary societies will soon ‘look to The Aliens to be the Saviours of humankind.’”


They even went on to say that “Observatory director, Father Josè Funes who has gone equally far, suggesting that alien life not only exists in the universe and is ‘our brother’ but will, when manifested, confirm the ‘true’ faith of Christianity and the dominion of Rome.”

See my article It’s a Real Fight from June 2016.

I believe it’s all part of an overall plan to lead astray “even the elect.” We are being told that aliens are the good guys, that we are to accept them as our benefactors, which we should realize is quite a turn-around from science fiction a few decades ago. Now Hollywood is on board with the aliens-as-good-guys message.

arrival-poster-lgSee my review of Arrival from just last summer. In addition to aliens in white hats, the movie contains occult symbolism as well.

UFOs, aliens…it’s all real, quite hard to dismiss given the number of sightings and other evidence. The trick is knowing exactly what they are and whether rolling out the welcome mat is the smart play.

Don’t be deceived.

Quote for 3/7/2018

Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.   Psalm 139:23-24 NKJV


These are the final lines of this psalm in which King David alternately wonders at God’s knowledge of him and how inescapable He is. He even describes how God formed him in his mother’s womb, which should make abortionists shudder; destroying something God is in the process of creating.

David calls for God’s judgment in verses 19-22, calling for their destruction. He also tells God he hates those who hate Him; “I’m with you, God!”

But he knows he isn’t perfect. He wants to remain on God’s side, not numbered with the wicked he just condemned. He asks God to know even those worst parts if him to lead him away from them and into life everlasting.

It’s a prayer we should all pray. Having our souls laid bare for God is a terrifying prospect, but a necessary one. Even our anxieties are need to be purged, because they reveal our lack of faith in God’s love and providence.

We also thank God for His forgiveness through Jesus’ sacrifice. We are comforted in the midst of our anxieties and our sins by both His forgiveness and His providence of strength and hope.

Quote for 3/5/2018

And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord Shall be saved. Acts 2:21


Whoever. Anyone. One thief being hung with Jesus was saved. The other one could have been even after all the abuse he gave God’s son. All he had to do ask.

Your worst enemy, the %itch at the office, the guy who cut you off in traffic, Bernie Madoff…heck, even Hitler could’ve been redeemed! All any of them had to do, maybe have yet to do, is ask.

I could go on, but what would be the point? It really is that simple!

Quote for 3/5/2018

“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.   Deuteronomy 6: 6-7


The old adage is “You are what you eat.” God is telling the children of Israel – and us – you are what you think!

If all you think about is the hazard before your take your golf shot, that’s likely where you’ll send you’re ball. If you want a powerful horse to go where you want, you use the reins to turn his head. The body follows.

If you want your life to follow God’s plan, study the plan! Think about it all the time!

Defending the Faith and Living the Faith

jesus-on-cross…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.   Romans 3:23

I read about man who set very high ideals for his company to operate under. He was challenged in an interview as to whether they were attainable, realistic goals. He admitted that they were not, but he added a phrase that caught my attention.

“It’s in the trying that we succeed.”

Sporadic failure is acknowledged, even anticipated in the piece-by-piece tactics of operations, but by maintaining direction, strategic victory is achieved.

franklin-graham-featured-712x475We might think it sounds like so much double talk when Franklin Graham recently said that President Trump is a great defender of the faith even though he might not be the best at living the faith. It seems many, especially the media, are comfortable with holding Trump in judgment over his many transgressions.

Before getting too comfortable sitting in the judgment seat, we might consider shining that spotlight on ourselves.

“I might not be perfect, “ we bluster. “I’m not divorced! At least not as many times as Trump! I’ve never (fill in the blank.)”

But all have sinned.

I’ve heard people say that Christianity is about hypocrisy, and I can understand that, but it really isn’t. We’re all admitting to striving to the perfection God asks us to do. That’s our loving response to the incredible sacrifice and suffering of Jesus. We aren’t saying we’re perfect. We’re saying that we’re trying, know we’ll fail, and we thank God continually for His forgiveness.

But it’s in the trying, in making the loving-response effort that we succeed.

When we point out the failings of others in correcting, loving ways we are helping them with their loving response, helping them keep their focus. That does not make us hypocrites!

wheelchair-old-peopleMy best visual of true Christianity comes from an Atlantic City gambling casino. I saw two very old and frail gentlemen making their way to the slots. The guy with the oxygen tank was pushing his friend in a wheelchair.

That’s us; people on oxygen pushing others in wheelchairs. No one is healthy. No one is perfect. We just keep moseying on as best we can, pointing the way as we stagger out of line from time to time.

Or, as Franklin Graham put it, we can defend the faith even if we don’t do very well living it.

Quote for 3/4/2018

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”   Joshua 1:9 NKJV


This is one of my favorite verses! It saw me through some very tough times along with a handful of others.

Diana Ross sang “Ain’t no mountain high enough…” in 1970, but that was God’s song going all the way back to Joshua and before.

And just who is God? Creator and Supreme Ruler of the Universe. He made it all, He knows everything that’s going on in every corner every second. And even knows how many hairs there are on your head. And do you know where He is by choice?

With you. Wherever you go.