Archive for February, 2012

He Gave Me a Good Talking To

In two weeks, my blog will have been in active existence for one year and, sometime today, I will receive the 40,000th visit to it. I don’t know how that compares to other blogs, but I think it’s pretty good. But, I don’t really care. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement ~ 2/29

But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Matthew 9:12-13

The Pharisees apparently followed Jesus around, trying to find something wrong with what He was doing and some of the answers He gave to their questions and complaints are priceless. I can imagine them walking away, grumbling about that know-it-all, smart aleck, Jesus. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pennies From Heaven

This is an oldie, but a goodie, and gets me about as close to being famous as I will probably ever be. I wrote this little poem in 1998, in honor of my grandfather, Luther “Bunk” Stringer’s passing, and it has since been all over the world via the Internet. You will find it on many web sites, and I get it in an email every year or so; usually from someone who doesn’t know I wrote it. Some of you have seen it on this blog before, and perhaps some have seen it other places. In any case, I hope you enjoy it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement ~ 2/28

And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him. Matthew 9:9

I can imagine Matthew’s relatives and friends reaction to him giving up his good job and life and following Jesus. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement ~ 2/27

And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? Matthew 9:4

I think the first part of this verse is a reality we often forget; Jesus knows our every thought. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement ~ 2/26

And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. Matthew 8:26

This is one of those scenes that is somewhat amusing to me. I picture Jesus—exhausted and finally getting some rest—and here come the disciples, climbing over each other to get to Him, babbling about the storm and the boat being swamped; like a twelve stooges movie. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement ~ 2/25

Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. Matthew 7:24-25

If you’ve been reading these encouragements since I began writing them over three years ago, you may have noticed occasional contradictions. I admit, I may say things now that don’t agree with things I said before. It’s called learning, and learning tends to change the mind of the learner. Read the rest of this entry »

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