Beware Sinkholes and Other Foundation-falling Failures Dr. James J. S. Johnson 31 And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them: 32 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained … Continue reading Sinkholes and Other Foundation-falling Failures
Do the Unpersuaded Have Enough Proof? Dr. James J. S. Johnson For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and deity, so that they are without excuse. (Romans 1:20) [Some speakers look "wise as an owl" … Continue reading Proof vs. Persuasion
Digging Deeper for What is Hidden: Buried Secrets Get Uncovered Dr. James J. S. Johnson For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither is anything hid, that shall not be known and come into manifestation. LUKE 8:17 Buried secrets sometimes surface, revealing what was previously hidden. However, if no one is willing to … Continue reading Digging Deeper, to Uncover What is Hidden:
Christmas Night, Coming as a Servant: Winter Weather, Sacrificial Service, and George Washington Dr. James J. S. Johnson GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON, after crossing the Delaware River Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season . . .[ Hebrews 11:25] December, for those … Continue reading Christmas Night, Coming as a Servant
Is 2nd Chronicles 7:14 a Prayer that Applies to America? (And if Not, What Prayer Does Apply to America?) Dr. James J. S. Johnson If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and … Continue reading Is 2nd Chronicles 7:14 a Prayer that Applies to America?
Dr. James J. S. Johnson HOLIDAY BLESSINGS, Chapter 8: Reformation Day Of whom the world was not worthy: they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. (Hebrews 11:38) "Bohemian Goose" and "Saxon Swan" Faith Foundations for Celebrating the Protestant Reformation On October the 31st of AD1517—using a hammer, … Continue reading HOLIDAY BLESSINGS, Chapter 8
Learning (about Opportunities) from Oysters and Ox-goads Dr. James J. S. Johnson After him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who killed 600 men of the Philistines with an ox-goad; and he also delivered Israel. (Judges 3:31) Oysters and oxgoads (also spelled "ox-goads") are not usually mentioned in the same sentence, but they both can … Continue reading Learning from Oysters and Ox-goads
Economic Stresses Climax with Conch Republic "War" Crisis! (Like an Orphan Manatee, Distressed Economies Need a Rescue) Dr. James J. S. Johnson There hath no temptation [trial/testing] taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will … Continue reading Economic Stresses Climax with Conch Republic “War” Crisis!
Surveillance: How Much Are You Being Monitored? Learning from Hummingbirds Dr. James J. S. Johnson For we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. (1st Corinthians 4:9b) Beware! – you are being watched, more than you know! In some neighborhoods surveillance is all around—neighbors watching neighbors, using cell-phones to … Continue reading Surveillance Monitoring: Learning from Hummingbirds
Remembering Lava Butte, as Mule Deer Enjoy Some Peace and Quiet Dr. James J. S. Johnson As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God, my soul thirsteth for God, for the living God! When shall I come and appear before God? (Psalm 42:1-2) Closed parks, banned hiking … Continue reading Remembering Lava Butte