Author Archives: dmthomas87

No Darkness Whatsoever

1 John 1:5b can be translated “God is light and darkness doesn’t exist in Him even slightly.” Continue reading

Advertisements
Categories: Theology Thoughts | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

WYRW XXXIV

Episode thirty-four of Would You Rather Wednesdays. For more WYRW click on over here.

Continue reading

Categories: Would You Rather Wednesdays | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Bedtime Stories: Teacup

Once upon a time, there was a princess who loved drinking tea. When she woke up in the morning she drank a cup of tea while she took a bubble bath. Breakfast time? Breakfast tea! Time for gardening means time for green tea. Hosting parties was just an excuse for her to invite friends over so she could have tea with them. In fact, it wasn’t uncommon for her to have tea even SIX times a day! Continue reading

Categories: Creative Dave | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Seeking First the Kingdom

I am sharing this extended quote from David Allen Black’s book Running My Race: Reflections on Life, Loss, Aging, and Forty Years of Teaching. It comes in the middle of the section on Aging (pages 94-95 if you’re reading along). The words below will speak for themselves. If you’re looking for a book to challenge how authentically you are living your life (and who isn’t, right?), I highly recommend this book. Continue reading

Categories: Theology Thoughts | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WYRW XXXIII

Episode thirty-three of Would You Rather Wednesdays. For more WYRW click on over here.

Continue reading

Categories: Would You Rather Wednesdays | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Translating the Twelve: Hosea 2:24-25

This week’s “Translating the Twelve” is Hosea 2:24-25 (2:22-23 in English)

24 וְהָאָ֣רֶץ תַּעֲנֶ֔ה אֶת־הַדָּגָ֖ן וְאֶת־הַתִּיר֣וֹשׁ וְאֶת־הַיִּצְהָ֑ר וְהֵ֖ם יַעֲנ֥וּ אֶֽת־יִזְרְעֶֽאל׃
25 וּזְרַעְתִּ֤יהָ לִּי֙ בָּאָ֔רֶץ וְרִֽחַמְתִּ֖י אֶת־לֹ֣א רֻחָ֑מָה וְאָמַרְתִּ֤י לְלֹֽא־עַמִּי֙ עַמִּי־אַ֔תָּה וְה֖וּא יֹאמַ֥ר אֱלֹהָֽי

Continue reading

Categories: Translating the Twelve | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why is Grandma Digging a Hole: 8 Reasons

My grandmother emailed me the other day that she was digging in her backyard and called the utility marking people beforehand. The man asked her a series of questions including “why are you digging?” She found this to be a personal matter and convinced the man that he didn’t need to know why she was digging. “But” she wrote, “you could practically hear the wheels turning.” We both got a kick out of that and decided it would be a good idea to come up with the eight most plausible reasons a grandmother might be digging a hole in her backyard. Without further ado, 8 Reasons Grandma is Digging a Hole (in no particular order): Continue reading

Categories: Creative Dave | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Which Thomas Child Are You?

The moment you’ve all been waiting for is finally here. You can click this link to find out which Thomas Child you most resemble.

Categories: Family Adventures | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

One Day Old: A Parody

A parody of One Day More commemorating our 2nd daughter’s birth (music video to come shortly–j/k)

Continue reading

Categories: Creative Dave | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Loved Me Thus

Foolishly I disaffected the law of the Most High
By exalting self-sufficiency and basking in my pride.
And yet you saved me from your wrath when I was truly lost;
Almighty, holy, righteous God, you have loved me thus:
You gave your own eternal son to die upon the cross,
By grace–repentance and my faith–your perfect righteousness.

My mind, oh Lord, it yearns to ponder wretched, fleeting thoughts,
And overlook the awe and wonder of You, immortal God.
Still, you have saved me from your wrath so I’m not truly lost;
Almighty, holy, righteous God, you have loved me thus:
You gave your own, eternal son to die upon the cross,
By grace–take captive every thought—your perfect righteousness.

I am a heathen on my own, ravening in despair;
Unaided I am helpless–unyielding, though, in prayer.
Daily you save me from your wrath or I’d be truly lost;
Almighty, holy, righteous God, you have loved me thus:
You gave your own, eternal son to die upon the cross,
By grace–God’s power dwells in me–your perfect righteousness.

No matter how I meet the Son–be it rapture or in death,
He will say to me, “Well done! Enter into my rest.”
Fully you save me from your wrath, no part of me is lost;
Almighty, holy, righteous God, you have loved me thus:
You gave your own, eternal son to die upon the cross,
By grace I’ll wear forever more your perfect righteousness.

Categories: Creative Dave, Theology Thoughts | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.