Sunday Shot

Another Hobby It’s time for another Sunday Shot …

I’m taking this opportunity to showcase, and talk a little bit about some of the pictures we (me and the husband) have taken over the years. My goal is to document the little moments in my life and appreciate those stolen moments. There is beauty all around us and I’m trying to train myself to first SEE that beauty, CAPTURE it, SAVOR it and then SHARE it with the rest of the world. If you’ve seen some great photos recently, link them up! I’d love to take a look at them.

Here’s one I took while waiting in line to pick the boys up from school.


I like this picture for a couple of reasons: 1. it brings back memories of when they were attending this school and 2. of the endless minutes I whittled away while waiting for them. I listened to music, I read, I caught up on mail or I simply sat there and daydreamed.

I remember specifically cleaning my side mirror with the intention of taking this picture. I didn’t want people to think I was a slob (oh what the picture DOESN’T tell you). I was driving my maroon ’01 Ford Escape at the time. I had that car for seven years and LOVED it. It was powerful and roomy. We got rid of that car in ’07.

I also remember falling asleep in this line. That was back when I was working nights and going to school while the boys were at school and sitting in my warm, silent car lulled me to sleep on several occasions. Only one particular time I was so fast asleep that another parent had to walk up and knock on my window to wake me up. It was not only embarrassing to be woken up, but because I had dried spittle at the corner of my mouth. I’m sure THAT was an attractive sight to walk up and see.

I also used to love watching the people behind me in my rearview/side mirrors. I adore people watching and it’s always amusing to me what people will do in their cars when they THINK they are invisible to the outside world. In fact, parent antics are something I’ll have to chronicle – now there’s blog fodder for you.

Abundant Life

Teaching: What the Bible Says About Itself

Every Sunday I provide videos and valuable links to the Truth or Tradition teachings. We’ve been following the Truth or Tradition teachings for many years now and they have truly blessed our family. We have found peace and happiness through our beliefs and we walk confidently for God. My hope, by passing on this information to you, is that what you find here, or on the Truth or Tradition website, will guide you to a better, more blessed and abundant life.

If you would like to read my views on religion and how we got started with the ministry, you can read this.

Let’s get started:

If you don’t believe what the bible says, then how can you build a foundation for your faith or live the abundant life God wishes for you? Two weeks ago, I posted a link about how you can trust the written word. The video showed you “the tree” and how the bible was copied and passed through the generations, and translated into Greek, Arabic, and Latin and that even though there were mistakes in copying these manuscripts, we have used our technology of today to compare all of these manuscripts (24,000 in just the Greek translations alone!), find and compare the discrepancies of all of these manuscripts and whittle the word back down to it’s original text. In fact, through the scholars’ work, the text we study today is 99% pure – it’s 99% of the original manuscripts. So to say the bible we study today has been distorted and is no longer right or true, is simply not a logical presumption.

There are some out there that claim the bible wasn’t written by God but was written by men. This week, I’d like to post a video about what the bible says about itself – it’s God-Breathed and recorded by men, the scriptures didn’t come from men, they were recorded by men. Knowing this, understanding this, will enable you to trust the bible and therefore WANT to live your life by the bible, thereby pleasing God.

The Bible is the best selling book of all time.

It has been a source of strength and hope for countless numbers of people through the ages. While there have always been critics of the Bible, since the mid-1800s it has come under increasing attack, especially from scholars.

The situation today is that many seminaries do not teach that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, but instead teach that it is at best the writing of great men. This sentiment has grown in Christian circles to the point that even many churches do not teach the Bible, and many church people no longer consider the Bible their standard for faith and practice.

The men who wrote down Scripture said they got their information directly from God. Thus, the Bible claims to be the very words of God. It claims to be true and right. The records in the Bible are presented as actual occurrences, not fables or fairytales.

Often skeptics try to lessen the weight of their criticisms about the Bible by saying, Even though it is not the words of God, it is still a good book with lots of valuable lessons. Make no mistake; if the Bible is not what it says it is, it is not a good book at all-it is a pack of lies and the men who wrote it were colossal liars.

The best way for you to decide whether you can believe the Bible is to weigh the evidence for yourself. I trust that when all of it has been loaded onto the scales, you will find that the Bible is reliable, trustworthy, and 100% believable.

You can find this teaching here, or subscribe to the Truth or Tradition podcast here.

What the Word says about itself.

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Thank you for visiting and God bless.