Current Residence: Central Texas
Operating System: Acer Laptop.
The ResurrectionThe ResurrectionThe Resurrection by Ironhold
Sunday, 20 April, 2014
In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
Matthew 28: 1-8
Haiku Compilation #11.Haiku Compilation #1 by Ironhold
Computer is borked.
Cat messed with keyboard and mouse.
Joints pop as I walk.
Injuries that did not heal.
Snap. Pop. Snap. Pop. Snap.
Still more weather woes.
Rain then sun with no logic.
I thought Spring was here.
Wake-Up Call*bounce*Wake-Up Call by Ironhold
Wake up. Check the clock. Just before 5 AM. Bit must want breakfast. Here's a fresh can of food, kiddo.
Looks like Harriet is awake now. OK. Feed her, too.
Still before 5 AM. Might as well get some more sleep.
Turn the TV on to something quiet and calming.
Close my eyes.
Get comfortable under the covers.
That distinctly sounds like a cat throwing up.
Don't think I'll be getting back to bed now.
TithingTithingTithing by Ironhold
In May of 2013, Joe Carter, writing for The Gospel Coalition, discussed the results of a five-year study. In the study, a group of people who tithed at least ten percent were compared against a group who did not in order to determine the overall state of their respective finances. According to the study, those who tithed regularly tended to be in better overall shape across all of the metrics used in the comparison.
"How do we know," said poster "Robert" in the article's comments section, "it is not the reverse, that Christians who have healthier finances tithe more?" His words echo statements made by 71% of the non-tithe-payers in the study, who claimed that their finances would not permit them to tithe. Robert’s post set off a side discussion on the topic of economics and personal finance that lasted a full three days.
At this point, I should perhaps mention that according to their "About" page, The Gospel Coalition is "a fellowship of evangelical churches