1 inch margins!

I have to share this…. it’s so exciting….

This morning, while looking for a compact NASB to carry in my purse, I found a wide margin NASB - a whole inch wide!  Wow!!

That is just such a thrilling thought to me… imagine all the room for notes…. ahh….

Even though it doesn’t have the paragraph format that I enjoy in my current ultra-thin version, there are no red words, which is nice.  Since it is from the Lockman Foundation it still has great references.  It is a single column with the references on the side, interesting, but looks very readable.

Anyway, even though I’m not ordering it any time soon, it is still wonderful to think of!

 

False prophet rabbit trails…

I started the following on Friday, after I had followed a rabbit trail for a while.  Oh, the things I find on rabbit trails!….

I am torn between crying and throwing up.  I just followed a link from Honor of Kings (Kevin has some great stuff, you should check him out) that brought me to a part of the “prophetic” movement that I hadn’t known of before.  I like to keep tabs on certain parts because I know people who are caught up in it.  To me this is a new guy, a new ministry, but the same old thing.  Here’s a quote from his “Need a Prophetic Word?” page… (I removed his name) Continue reading

Chapter and verse…. adding to the Bible?

We are so accustomed to the handy chapter and verse divisions that I don’t think we usually remember that they are fairly new to the Bible.  The individual books had been grouped together in various ways throughout the years, but it wasn’t until the 13th century that the chapter system was developed and added by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Stephen Langton.  The even more specific referencing of verses came in the 16th century by Robert Estienne (also known as Robert Stephanus). It is great to be able to pinpoint exactly where in 66 books a specific passage is located, but could it be considered “adding” to the word of God?  I have wondered this a time or two, especially since people love to cherry-pick, but that’s for another post. Continue reading

Why I wear a headcovering

Some people have these great and complex reasons why they wear a headcovering.  They dissect the passage in 1 Corinthians 11, digging into the meaning of the Greek words, they include the various passages in the Torah that mention headcoverings, though they have to admit there is no direct command for one to be worn.  Others go the modesty route, saying that it would arouse lust in a man if they were to show their hair off, make other women jealous, or that God really doesn’t want us to beautify ourselves in outward ways.  Others think that it is how a woman shows that she is submitted to her husband.  Some even hint at there being some greater spiritual reasons and happenings if you wear one.  I have my own issues and disagreements with all of these things.  Most people who see me probably think that I subscribe to one or more of these veins of thought, unless they were to actually ask me why I wear a headcovering. Continue reading

Celebrating that connects us to the past… and to the future!

Today most people around the world are celebrating Christmas, a day to celebrate the birthday of Jesus, the Messiah of the world.  Okay, there are many who admit that He wasn’t born today or even within a month’s time frame of this day, but  this is the day that has “randomly” been chosen to celebrate it.  It doesn’t take much historical digging to find out that today was considered by many godless cultures the birth of the messiah – a false one, that is- and celebrated as such for generations before the birth of Yeshua.  But nevertheless, churches and Christians still choose to observe this day (and entire month season) as the birth of their Messiah.  So when families gather around the Christmas tree, go to the many parties of the season, eat of the many traditional foods, or give gifts to each other, they are connecting with generations in the past who also had decorated trees in their homes, partied, ate these same special foods, and gave gifts to each other… but is this what we are supposed to be connecting to? Continue reading

Putting to death

So then brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh – for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.  For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.  For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba!  Father!”  The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.  Romans 8:12-17 NASB (emphasis mine)

….“by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body”…. how often do we forget this? Continue reading