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This Amazing Book We Call the Bible

by Ladd
Whale Tail Cloud

I was talking to a friend the other night about our perception of God in relationship with the conquering of the Promised Land under Joshua’s conquest. Some of the most difficult to understand concepts regarding the goodness of God stream out of the conquest. Why did God say to slay all the men, women, and […]

A Mothers Prayer

by Ladd
red poppy

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” 3 John 1:4 Is this the greatest joy you could ever imagine? In our text John is, of course, speaking of the church as his children, but we may well draw the application to our physical children. Do you […]

This Is Love…

by Ladd

I apologize for the sporadic posts. Ruth and I have been away a fair amount this spring and early summer, but hope to get on schedule of posting every two or three days from now on in. I also want to thank all of you who read the blog on a regular basis. It is […]

Be Proud of Who You Are in Christ

by Ladd
fledging bird

“Only let us live up to what we have already attained.” Philippians 3:16 Philippians 3 is a series of texts that every Christian should read on a regular basis. It outlines the gospel, encourages Christian living, trust, and love for God. For me, Philippians 3:16 is the focal point of the chapter since it reminds […]

Is All Well In the Kingdom?

by Ladd
Angry Cloud

“John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” Luke 3:16 The “John” in our verse is John the Baptist, cousin of Jesus Christ, […]

The Transforming Work of God Deep Within Us

by Ladd
Magnolia 2

“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.” Ephesians 3:16 If someone was to pray over me this would be the prayer I would like to have prayed. This simple promise of prayer touches the very heart of what it means to […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

by Ladd
Bird House

“To the woman he said, ‘I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you’.” Genesis 3:16 OK, OK, I know this is a very inappropriate text for Mother’s Day but I have promised […]

A Different Perspective and Emphasis

by Ladd
Snowy Birdbath

For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. James 3:16 New International Version For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind. James 3:16 New Living Translation For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder […]

Peter – A Walking Contradiction

by Ladd
tree mushrooms

“These are the twelve he appointed: Simon to whom he gave the name Peter,” Mark 3:16 The next verses go on to list the other eleven disciples that Jesus called to be His messengers to the gospel, but Mark begins the list with Peter, the best known of all of Jesus’ followers. Mark reminds us […]


by Ladd
Celtic Cross

I was with some friends a few nights back and we got to talking about all the great verses in the Bible that were based on 3:16. Of course the most famous of the texts is found in John: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever […]