About the blog

By a dose of serendipity, or as a return visitor, you have landed in the lions den,  where you will find dogmatism,  opinion, a healthy dose of scripture, and humor.

All are welcome, from the skeptic, learned, unlearned, religious, heck  just about anybody can jump on-board, where some days it is smooth sailing, and other days a whirlwind. You decide what the climate is.

On the palette is commentary from soup to nuts,  nature, the daily news, good news, bad news, culture, politics, Hollywood, sports, all running through the prism of moral and spiritual thought. No apologies here though for the perfection of God’s word.

Take the time to peruse the many categories and posts, and hopefully you will find a consistent and common theme. Feel free to comment or start a thread, as your time is the greatest of compliments.  Dialog is insisted, but caustic accusations are unnecessary; on my part, please do not confuse confidence with arrogance. Please know that the merits of scripture need no defense.

God’s truth

-a rainbow in the heavens points to the eternal throne of God and His unwavering promises. How great thou art.

English: Tal Menashe - view from East under th...

English: Tal Menashe – view from East under the rainbow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

-as sure as there is a moon above, Israel shall not cease to be a nation, and is the key to understanding prophecy.

-If God’s promises to Israel have been rescinded, then equally the christian’s promises are suspect. His promises are not dependant on man’s behaviour, but on His own intrinsic eternal perfection.

-there is the ‘rock of offence,’ a ‘stone of stumbling,’ and ‘living stones,’ all related to one another.

MY OPINION

-one of the noblest pursuits is to live a life without guile.

-good music stirs emotions one did not know existed.

-most spiritual person: Paul the apostle, formerly known as Saul of Tarsus

-most intelligent:  Adam, the first man

-most wretched: Adam, (but we run a close second)

-yellow ocher is a beautiful color

-most cleverest  business man: Judas Iscariot. He surely appeared to be outstanding in character; if it were not for the knowledge of the spirit of God, he would have been elected ‘most likely to succeed,’ or voted for a post as elder in a church. (ah yes, the deceit and wickedness of the heart)

-Romans is the most important epistle

-the writings of  F.W. Grant have an acute sense of depth rarely seen in print

-H.D. Thoreau had a sharp mind and clever wit

Animal husbandry

Animal husbandry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

-Sir Robert Anderson’s treatise on ‘the  silence of God’ is one of the most intelligent and clearest defenses for a quiet heaven. He masterfully explains WHY God does not manifest himself by signs and wonders; he answers the skeptic with astute observations of God’s grace; he silences the religious hypocrite; and challenges the doctrinally inept; his background at Scotland Yard was the propeller that drove him into such fine critical thinking of God’s ways with man. He clearly demonstrates the need and place to understand God’s distinct purpose for the Jew, the Gentile, and the church of God.  As far as I know, his work has yet to be proven faulty.

-it is possible to have the interpretation and not have understanding; we need both.

-years ago a man claiming to be an evangelist went on record saying it was not possible to become a Christian by simply reading the gospel of John. To this I say ‘hmmm,’ for not only is it possible, it is insisted upon by John himself, as the fourth evangelist writes of Christ alone. A very sad commentary by an alleged man of God.

Archery

Archery (Photo credit: World Bank Photo Collection)

OBSERVATIONS

-a good teacher not only relays information, but imparts inspiration to the student. May I refer you to the greatest teacher of all, Paul the apostle.

I know a man who is non christian, who has higher morals than most so called believers I have run into. (look into my posts for how this apparent discrepancy is explained)

-nature  is a haven of rest. The death quiet of the back woods where there are no mistakes is a place of unsurpassed  honesty.

-Hollywood for the most part has very little worth

-the cow is a very endearing animal

-I really, really, dislike prolixity

-the sound of sheep is very soothing to the ears, but first on the list is the sound of running water

CONSEQUENCES

-if there is a heaven, there is a hell. There is a heaven.

ODDS AND ENDS

Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street – Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)

-since 1982 a student of God’s word.

English: cow

English: cow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

-favorite scent: lily of the valley; its aroma is short lived but wonderful to the senses, and especially due to its small size.

-I was discussing my lack of drawing  ability with an artist, and  was making little of my creativity on paper. Immediately I was chastised when it was said: ‘but you paint with words.’ This by far was one great compliment, which inspired me to ‘paint’ more often.

EXCERPTS FROM  the den

‘King Herod and a good word,’ from the Characters of scripture category:

No doubt this birthday party was as one might say, filled with splendor, pomp, and circumstance, where the very best of all the world’s goods were summoned to roast a king of kings. Wine, music, silver, gold, women, dignitaries, the best of food, furnishings, all were invited to this ‘great feast’ to pay homage to a man among men.

‘What color was Adam and Eve,’ from the Genesis category:

Keep in mind that the first man had a very distinct and pure lifeline to God, not tainted by sin, so I would suggest it is possible that Adam was a color we have not seen. 

‘The fox and truth,’ from the Nature category:

I respect they who hunt alone, and the fox is his own man. Remember a man was called a ‘fox’ by the Lord, yes, a sly devil was he, but this man also had a word that was very good; he did what he set out to do. Not a good family tree, but even a bad guy whose word is good is to be commended.

‘The life of a hobo,’ from the Exhortation category:

Their peculiarity grew stronger and they were forced to a life of separation, whose days were fixed by the seeds of neglect. These ‘nobodies’ were made so by the artificial and unfounded opinions of people who looked on ‘outward appearance’ only.

‘If my people’ from the Israel and scripture  category:

But a far more destructive and insidious threat, is not from without, but from within. When a countries main enemies are from within its very borders, that nation’s leader must be scrutinized, for the health of a nation is in proportion to its federal head.

‘The mark of the beast’  from the same category:

The world hungers for such a man, for only 100 years ago, Europe had planted the seed for this mans germination: ‘give us a leader!’

 

42 Responses to About the blog

  1. BuddhaPunk79 says:

    I was born in 1979 and came to adolescence during the rise of the information age. I admit I have a thing for technology, but I would gladly give it all up for a simpler time where the most advanced technology I would have would be a black and white TV set and a vacuum tube radio. Though, I would miss Glenn Becks the Blaze, it would still be all worth it. I’d rather not lock my doors and speak to fellow Americans via bits and bytes of 1’s and 0’s.

    If a liberal were to comment and state, “That’s all well and good, but what about the inequality of women and minorities?”, which I think was the premise of the cited quote, what would be your response to that?

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    • colorstorm98 says:

      Budda said : “That’s all well and good, but what about the inequality of women and minorities?”

      I would say there has been, and always will be inequalities. There are inequities where I work, in a male dominated field. 60 years later, there are still prejudices all around and from many fronts. The examples I cited go hand in hand with a culture- the culture was different, some would argue even better.

      But thanks alot for the excellent post

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  2. Shofar says:

    Thank you, John, for visiting my blog and the Follow. Your writing is profound and provocative, yet begs for truth seeking. I’ll be back to read more!
    -Liz

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  3. nenineni says:

    Same sex Marriage- Changing what marriage is.

    Jesus Christ is “the Word of God made flesh”. Man can change meanings of words all he wants to, but the witness of God’s Word will always be the same to the pure in heart. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but the Word of The Lord shall abide forever.

    1Jn 2:20-23 KJV
    -But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things
    – I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
    -Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
    -Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

    2:26-27
    -These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
    -But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

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  4. Planting Potatoes says:

    I am so glad God led me to your blog…I sense enlightenment to come from reading your words…already I know what prolixity means… 😉 never knew that word before though I trust I have been guilty of it’s definition many times 🙂

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    • Hi there,

      It’s interesting what appeals to certain people, a word here, an idea there, but tkx for the vote of confidence!

      Feel free to visit posts and pages, guaranteed food for thought from many fronts. Comments strongly encouraged.

      God bless-

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  5. snowgood says:

    Wow, somebody else other than little old me who believes! So many of the allegedly “Christian” blogs are so shallow.

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  6. Shofar says:

    Aloha, John! It’s been a real blessing to read your earlier posts; I like your new look, too! Really nice blog site, especially seeing your categories to select our common interests. Good job, keep it up! PTL!
    -Liz

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  7. Very thankful to have found this blog. The pursuit of truth is a common theme among many seekers and the source of much of my writing. Truth is a quiet voice, but when it is heard it is known.
    It seems the Spirit has whispered some truth to you.

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    • no-one
      Tkx.
      It’s somewhat providential that we ‘find’ a new site in which to trade ideas. A fellow said once that ‘there are not very many’ good sites. I submit there are more than we think, and wordpress is an excellent site to find them.

      Above all else, He who is the way and the life, is also the truth. It’s all good.

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  8. This is a beautiful, thoughtful blog. I think I will come here often to sit, relax, and simmer gently in the broth of your writing. Thank you…

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    • Hi-
      That’s one fine compliment you laid out there, tkx alot. Isn’t it wonderful to ‘find’ a new site, and within minutes sense a kindred spirit? We will trade observations down the road I’m sure, but your comment is warmly received and highly appreciated.

      ‘Broth,’ nice

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  9. Suzanne Hobbs Stanley says:

    I stumbled on this site while reading other folks remarks regarding the importance of biblical numbers. I continuously am learning, evaluating, experiencing something new…Thank You!

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    • ‘Stumbled upon….’ Hmmm, sounds like an idea for a site 🙂

      Tkx for your attention, please take the time to enjoy the broad range of interests. Yes, I saw the ‘numbers.’ God is in control of all, even the seemingly innocuous things.

      All the best,
      jack

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  10. Anonymous says:

    hello I would like to see some writings about a Godly Marriage ,the importance of a Godly faithful spiritual leader in the home,after all is not that the reason for the break down of the family unit today? what does God say about regular fellowship and worship with believers , a contrite heart, and unconditional Love, you have covered many subjects but failed to address these important issues. God Be PRAISED

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  11. Wow! I love cows too! I will be back for now I shall mow grass! My favorite thing to do after being cooped up in an office all day! 😄😄see ya jack

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  12. thatssojacob says:

    Hey there! Just happened across your blog and decided to give you a follow. If you like, check out my blog at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com. Have a great day!

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  13. Hello – I found you blog through some comments made on another blog (insanitybytes22). I have already read and enjoyed several of your posts and can tell I need to read through a lot more.
    Thanks for writing!!!!!

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  14. Written For Our Instruction says:

    I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog, and I’ve nominated you for the Liebster award. You can find my nomination and the rules here:

    http://suckmywake.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/liebster-award-recognition-of-my-excellence-and-outstanding-ability-to-write-stuff-for-someones-enjoyment/

    I look forward to reading future posts on your blog!

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  15. This may be the best “about” page I’ve seen. Nice blog.

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  16. Thank you for joining up with us ColorStorm, but having read some of your comments on Wally’s Blog which I agreed with, I was saddened to read your statement ….”WHY God does not manifest himself by signs and wonders”……. it is hard to believe that Christians don’t believe that God does Miracles today or Signs and Wonders, perhaps because they personally have not experienced them but I and others have, so unless you are saying we are lying you would be wise to rethink your claim that He doesn’t, if that is what was meant but if I read you wrong ColorStorm I would appreciate your correction.

    God has healed me Miraculously more than once and they are Medically documented and the Signs and wonders were witnessed by others and were also unable to be done by man so they are not Counterfeit which is based on tricks, lies and illusion, they happened for real.

    IChristian Love in Christ Jesus

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Freedom- hi there

      Yes, I stand with the statement that God does not reveal himself today in this age of grace by ‘signs and wonders,’ as in the context of where that quote was found by S.R. Anderson.

      Remember ‘the Jews require a sign,’ said the Lord, and NO SIGN WILL BE GIVEN, except for the sign of Jonah.

      There are the ‘signs’ of the stars by virtue of creation, there are ‘signs’ of calamity as in distress of nations and quakes, etc.

      Sure, God is sovereign, and He can do as He pleases, but as a revelation of Himself to prove He exists, scripture is enough. Genesis to Revelation includes it all, and there is nothing more to say. I strongly commend that book to you.

      God will always act with benevolence when and where He pleases, but the ‘signs and wonders’ in which I speak, and as proved by Anderson and scripture, are of a different nature.

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      • God is the same yesterday today and tomorrow ColorStorm, the reference you seem to be referring to, was a rebuke by Jesus to the Greeks, who were asking God to prove Himself by a sign but theirs would only be the sign of Jonah. God knows our hearts, so He knows those who are His and fleshy man does not order God around or are they to put Him in a box of their own understanding and to say He does not do Miracles or Signs and Wonders today, is doing just that, because some have not experienced them personally, does not mean they don’t happen as my life testifies too and many others, of course we don’t put God to the test but Faith believes the impossible and receives it.

        Daniel 4:2-42 I thought it good to shew the Signs and Wonders that the High God hath wrought toward me. How great are His Signs! and how mighty are His wonders! His Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, and His dominion is from generation to generation.(KJV)

        Some use the words spoken to Thomas by Jesus as prove that there will be no signs and wonders today but when read in context and with understanding we see that Jesus was saying blessed are those who believe without seeing, meaning Him and that is us today, we do not see Him in the flesh, or can we touch the holes in His feet and hands but we still believe, it was not referring to Miracles and Signs and Wonders as they claim which He did Himself to show His identity with The Father.

        Mark 16:16-18 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these Signs shall follow them that believe; In my Name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. (KJV)

        Those who are in Christ Jesus will not be deceived by Counterfeit miracles and signs and wonders which are man made using tricky, illusion and mind control and yes they will be very believable to those who are already deceived and walk in darkness as are other imagined happenings like Outer Space Terrestrial beings, Aliens from Mars, flying saucers etc

        So are you claiming ColorStorm that the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled and no more can repent and be saved and that we are not in the end times which Jesus told us to watch for the Signs of.

        Luke 21:24-26 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all Nations and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. And there shall be Signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of Nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of Heaven shall be shaken. (KJV)

        Blessings – Anne.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Short answer Anne-

          The times of the gentiles are obviously not complete.

          Today, God has a different purpose, while at the same time He changes not.

          That’s the point of my ‘miracle’ reference. Today is His Kingdom of patience.and grace. Anderson calls it ‘the silence of God,’ one of the greatest Christian books ever.

          God gave some as prophets, apostles, teachers…Anderson was one gifted teacher. I strongly suggest you read it, or we will have endless chatter, neither of which we would have time for.

          Nobody is stealing your miracles, as there are accounts in Asia, and all over the world of God working quietly.

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      • ColorStorm says:

        May I suggest you read my first post of ‘the letter to the Romans.’ (home page) Why?

        So you may judge for yourself and see if I have the very least of teaching ability.

        I have no desire for endless debate, especially with believers, and something as important as your miracle question, needs the correct context.

        It would be pointless to answer further, if you do not agree with my rendering of the first sentence of Romans.

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  17. Yoshiko says:

    Thank you, Color Storm, on behalf of Daylight Tune Ministry to follow our ministry blog. May our poetry bless your hearts and minds 🙂

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  18. Hi Nicodemas–I wanted to let you know that I am passing the torch to you as I was given a small kindness of appreciation today and in turn I wish to pass it your way as well—granted theses blogging awards may seem a bit trite, but I find that if I can shine a light to an area of folks attention, such as Color Storm, then the award is well worth it’s trouble—I greatly appreciate your observations and insight and hope that others will now as well–
    Good work my friend—Julie

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    • ColorStorm says:

      hey Cookie-

      I’m kinda lost when it comes to these things, but it seems you appreciate this site, and I thank you. As for Nicodemas, yea, he came to the Lord by night, but above that, I’m not sure I get the reference.

      Again, tkx for the encouraging words. Every single person that comes by is not taken for granted, and when something is written that reaches someone, that’s even better.

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      • I just added to your comments that I’ve got the details regarding the honor on my recent posting of the day—sorry about that and you know what, the use of the name Nicodemas is because it popped up in a comment from you so I figured Color Storm may be the title or your blog and Nicodemas your pen name—go figure that–an oddity for sure and mostly likely some crazy confusion on my part—still Color Storm have enriched my life since I found your site—blessing–an obviously confused cookie

        (The details are on the recent day’s post on my blog…..)

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        • ColorStorm says:

          I like the name Nicodemas; can’t say I ever thought of it for myself, but it sure sounds fine coming from you. 😉

          As to the award thing, it’s great to be thought of, and I suppose that is enough of an reward.

          Thank you for allowing me to be on your spiritual radar; a true and warm compliment.

          Your visits, reading, thinking, and posting a comment when you could go to a thousand other places is much appreciated.

          Feel free to call me nick 😉

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  19. looks like a blog, i want to follow… =)

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  20. dawnlizjones says:

    I’m late to the party, but here I am! Should I buckle my seatbelt??

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  21. archaeopteryx1 says:

    Naah, nothing happening over here – just a puddy tat with his dander up.

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