Can I Trust You To Trust Me?

October 10, 2014 – 11:18 am
I originally was not going to reference any scriptures within this post. However, I was given these scriptures from totally unrelated sources after I wrote this post almost three months ago. I have not "researched" the scriptures that I've since included. Each of the three scriptures came from separate and unexpected sources. There is absolutely no worldly connection between either when or how I received these scriptures in the past three months after doing the original post! In Romans 1:17 we are assured that both the truth and validity contained herein, directly applies to both the title and content of this Post. The words "faith" and "righteousness" can be interpreted in this sense as "trust" and "The Perfect and Loving Will of God," respectively." This verse summarizes it all by stating that, "The righteous shall live by faith." Again, "righteous" means "true believers in God" and "faith" means our total ...

No Self-Reproach

July 12, 2012 – 4:49 pm
For many years, my wife and I have experienced a nightly prayer.  Starting in the latter part of the 1980's, we began including a daily reading from a book that a dear friend had sent me after I had lost my job.  He had lost his job some years before.  Just before that, his wife had been given a copy of the book by a friend.  She gave it to my friend, her husband, and told him to start reading it.  Her friend had made one stipulation about passing the book along.  She asked that my friend's wife never give away the copy of the book that she had given her.  If she wanted to share the book, she must buy a new copy to give to the person she wished to share it with.  So, this stipulation was passed on to us. Well, as I said earlier, we 've been reading it for over ...

The Holy Spirit Knows that I still have much to learn!

June 16, 2012 – 12:28 pm
I offer my sincerest apology for my past writings regarding Jesus' greatest Gift to all of mankind!  We learned in Genesis that God Breathes a little bit of His Holy Spirit into each of us at our birth (Genesis 2:7).  As my Spirit has grown within my soul, I've learned that He shares those things that He knows I can absorb spiritually at any given moment.  Of the many things which have occurred and are on-going in our lives, my wife and I do our (human) level best to remain open at all times to Him. Recently, I have sensed that I needed to be made more deeply aware of the Truth of our Lord's "Passion."  Specifically, it's in regards to fulfilling His Father's Request for our Salvation.  This may not seem to many as a relevant issue or fact regarding the Crucifixion of our Lord.  Many look at His torture and Crucifixion as something called Easter...an excuse for little children to look for colored eggs.  To ...

My Apology To Those Who Follow BlessedBooks.com

May 13, 2012 – 2:32 pm
Dear Friends, I've not posted anything since October 31, 2011.  It is not my intention to walk you through the many details that stopped our posts on BB.com.  Mostly it has been health issues affecting my wife and I.  In addition, there were some other challenges that the world threw our way just to keep things interesting.  As is often said, "One excuse is as good as another!" Not being able to keep up with my weekly posts has been frustrating to say the least.  Further, this frustration, along with everything else, has been a heavy burden that I've daily had to lay at Jesus' feet.  I have no doubt what-so-ever, many of you have or are currently going through your own life challenges.  My wife and I pray everyday for each of you just as we do our personal family. In between doctor and hospital visits, it is my sincerest intention to "begin again!"  I'm sure so many ...

Oh Wow! Oh Wow! Oh Wow! The Last Words of a Technical Icon

October 31, 2011 – 7:43 pm
Steve Jobs, the "computer guru," died this month.  He knew his time on earth was limited and that time was proceeding quickly due to pancreatic cancer.  Family and close friends were at his bedside at his passing.  Mona Simpson, his biological sister, is quoted in the New York Times to have stated that Steve Jobs' last words were, "Oh Wow! Oh Wow! Oh Wow!" (exclamation points are mine). By the world's standards, Steve Jobs was possibly one of the most successful and wealthy men of the last hundred years or longer.  He is literally held to be a technological Icon  equal to Thomas Edison and others of similar status in the scientific and technical areas of this life. I sincerely do not imply or assert anything that would lessen this world's affection and respect for this man and others like him.  They have taken this world into "new" areas of technological reality that could not even have been thought of fifty years ago.  ...

How Do You Get There From Here?

October 17, 2011 – 7:19 pm
Your Life Is Going Where and How Does It Get There? Your life, whether lived for “self” or “Spirit,” creates the motivation in your life, Your motivation, if of the Spirit, will strengthen your soul’s belief, Your belief, when strong, provides inner Spiritual Peace within your soul, Your inner Spiritual Peace desires but one destination - Heaven, Your destination attained – only one thing remains, Your life, even as lived, will still fall far short of deserving entry, Yet and even so, Jesus Gave His Life for the Price you could not pay, So your Eternal Life is now Blessed with His Love, Peace and Joy!!! But, sadly, if “self” over “Spirit” is your worldly choice, Then live life in this world as you will and for as long as you can, For the torturous eternal horror that awaits all who choose “self,” Is unimaginable and forever when considered at its very best!!

You Live, You Die!

August 20, 2011 – 8:11 pm
You Live You Die (downloadable .PDF)   Many, as I, believe our time on this earth is known only to One.  You and I are responsibile for each moment of whatever time we have lived and have yet to live in this life.  And then our time within this life ceases.  Is that it?  We live, we die! Many believe there is something more after this life here on earth.  For others, the question remains, "Okay, what, where and why?"  In our worldly minds, we all have to deal with this question up until we draw our last breath in this world. However, if we live within The Spirit of God, we are given direction in that regard.  First, there is an Eternal Afterlife.  Second, there are two alternatives for us to choose from.  Those alternatives are ultimately Eternal Heaven or Eternal hell.  But, as so often is said, " The devil is in the details!" A major detail we must consider is, "When can I make this choice?"  ...

The Purpose of Creation: Perfect Love!!! Part II

August 15, 2011 – 6:45 pm
As we emphasized in Part I, God's Perfect Love is the basis for all of Creation.  Be it the animals, birds, fish, humans, the environment of our world and, of course, the entire universe; each was Created from God's Perfect Love, as well as FOR God's Perfect Love.  God only requested that His human creations have the fear of adoration for Him and that they return The Pure Love to Him that He had Blessed them with at their Creation.  Think of it, God gave everybody and everything its existence and Eternal life.  God gave all living beings the safety and security of His Perfection.  Further, all humans then and now were asked to devote their personal desire to His Love and, thus, Him.  Selfish desire could not exist if His Request was followed and honored.  Of course, this would always be contingent on His Perfect Love for them and theirs for Him. In God's Perfect Paradise of ...

The Purpose of Creation: Perfect Love!!! Part I

June 19, 2011 – 3:18 pm
Greetings my Brothers and Sisters!  I will try to Scripturally verify the statements of Truth and Faith that I'm led by The Comforter (The Holy Spirit of God) (John 15:26) to share with you today.  However, I've been put on some new medication with side effects that significantly tire me out both physically and mentally.  So I humbly ask your forgiveness and understanding if I'm not quite as specific in my verifications as I usually try to be. My wife and I were seated on our back porch watching the enormous amount of birds and squirrels that congregate in our backyard after we put out their morning ration of birdseed and peanuts.  You see many things that one could possibly miss with just a casual glance at one of these creatures created by God through His Son, Jesus (Genesis 3:22; John 1:1-3, 14).  Watching this menagerie for half an hour or ...

May 21, 2011 at 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time?

May 22, 2011 – 1:32 pm
Today, May 21, 2011 at 6 p.m. Central Standard Time, is being proclaimed by some in this world that great and catastrophic disasters will befall the earth.  However, it is also proclaimed by some that "The Rapture" will occur  just before this world-wide devastation begins! I will not judge those making these statements.  I will not agree or disagree with the belief that these things can and will happen.  What I will say to anyone and at anytime is that we are told clearly and plainly in God's Holy Word, The Holy Bible, all of the following:  1) All of the above - the world-wide devastation; the Second Coming of our Christ in which all who are "Justified in The Spirit" will meet our Christ in the clouds just prior to the prophesied worldly devastation.  2) However, the Scriptures tell us that there will be those who come saying when Christ will return and all that will occur at that ...