Mount Ranier in the background
Snow capped peaks in the Olympic Mountains
Sea Shore on West Coast of Vancouver Island
Olympic Mountains at Sunset
Deer by small lake in Olympic Mountains
Small alpine lake in the Olympic Mountains
Near the small town of Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
Olympic Mountains with fresh snow
Olympic Mountains in the early summer
Shoreline near Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
Snow capped peaks in the Olympic Mountains


galaxy photo

The majesty of the mountains and the expanse of the oceans remind us of the majesty, wisdom, and power of God.  It causes us to question and reflect upon our purpose and role within creation. Who is the Creator of the universe and what is our relationship to this Creator?  What should our relationship be to other humans as well as to the rest of creation?

What is the relationship between faith and reason?  Why is evil such a difficult problem?  What is the purpose of death and the grave?  Are they the final end of our human existence when we die and become food for microbes.  There have been numerous and conflicting answers to these questions during the course of history.  So, maybe we should ask ourselves if it is even possible to know whether or not our answers are correct?  Maybe the answer is that there are no real answers to life's questions.  Perhaps, our questions are just the meaningless occupation of over-sensitive fools.

Who Are You?

Virgin, Widowed, Divorced, Profane or Harlot

I promised you to one husband, to Christ,
so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him.
2 Corinthians 11:2 (NIV)

Faith: Is it a gift infused, a gift received, or a decision to believe?

For by grace you have been saved through faith,
and that not of yourselves;
it is the gift of God,
not of works, lest anyone should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 (NKJ)

There are several views of the role of faith in Ephesians Chapter 2 verses 8-9. It might be helpful to examine briefly these views. These two verses are acknowledged by all who accept the inspiration of scripture. The different concepts of the role of faith come from trying to understand what these two verses mean. There are, at least, three basic views regarding the role of faith in these two verses.


Why Both the Spirit of God & the Spirit of Christ?

You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. Romans 8:9 (NIV)


The Lord’s Eyelids

His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men.
Psalms 11:4

We might ponder the words of David in Psalms 11, where he mentions the Lord’s eyes and His eyelids.

Eyelids closed

The Deeds And Doctrine


The Nicolaitanes

The deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. Revelation 2:6

A study of the deeds and doctrine of the Nicolaitanes provide us instruction.  The Spirit of God would have us hear, even in these last days of the Church's history, what He saith unto the churches.  In the book of Revelation, the Lord Jesus Christ gave a message to the churches, a message which each individual is responsible to hear and obey.

In Love

he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16

Couple on the beach at sunset

It's Just a Field of Lentiles

In the list of King David’s mighty men in 2 Samuel 23:8-39, we read that Sammah earned the appellation of being one of David’s mighty men by defending a field of lentils.

Processing Red Lentils in Turkey
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Conveying Red Lentils in Turkey
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Prophesying in the New Testament assembly

But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men.
1 Corinthians 14:3 (KJV)

Ted J McDonald


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Edification is for building up the Mind to know intellectually the Truth
Exhortation is for convicting the Conscience to live morally in what is ethically Good
Comfort is for encouraging the Heart to rest in God’s Love

Jesus Sitting: Its Four Aspects In Hebrews

  1. His person
  2. His priesthood
  3. His sacrifice
  4. His race