Friday, July 31, 2015

Expressions of Faith: Power

being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,
(Colossians 1:11 NIV)


Power is a double-edged sword. Too much power can fry electronics and corrupt leaders. 

Unfortunately, even once Christian leaders can be corrupted by power.

Not enough power makes people angry and often leads to conflict. No power makes everything stop-electronics, cars, bodies, brains.

God promises all power to Christians so we can endure patiently--as long as needed. This is power that never runs out.

God, help me to accept this power instead of struggling on alone. 

Next Friday's Expression of Faith Series: Qualified
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Penultimate (probably!) Almost Final Ramblings Through Social Media – Fridays

Penultimate (probably!) Almost Final Ramblings Through Social Media – Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

I use #FF for my specific Friday tweets on a single author.

  1. Each week I select one of the authors I follow.
  2. If I haven’t read any of her/his work, I check on Amazon for reviews of one of her/his books.

My #FF tweets always look something like:
#FF for a great #scifi read: The Cosega Sequence "Cosega is still a
dangerous word" @

Due to the 140-character length restriction of Twitter, I’m forced to present much less enticement to read the book as I’d like. However, I always include either an abbreviated quote from one of the author’s books or a review. The link is always to Amazon’s page for that book.

If I have room—usually far from the case—I’ll attach a photo of the book cover. However, the Amazon link frequently does that. I’m not sure why that’s not 100% of the time, but…

I have received very complementary feedback from authors I have included in #FF’d. Below is an example.

Besides #FF on Fridays I include a #SciFact and an announcement of and a link to that week’s Expressions of Faith blog post.

On both Friday and Saturday I SEVERELY restrict my Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook professional presence to a single tweet, update, or status. The copy is the same in all three venues. It’s recaps my past weeks blog post and previews the blog posts in the upcoming week.

#BLOG 7/28 #writing – 7/31 - #EoF: Power 
8/3 #Almanacre: 8/3/1958 – 8/7 #EoF: Qualified Check it out!

Next blog: Absolutely the Last Ramblings Through Social Media – For now!
In this concluding post on social media for this go around, I’ll discuss my #SciFact posts and give a update on my expanded list of lists and my use of those lists. Whew!

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Expressions of Faith: Why?

so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,

(Colossians 1:10 NIV)


Continuing the thought from v9, Paul gives four reasons to be knowledgeable:

1. Live a worthy life—the one God has called us to live.
2. Pleasing God by living that life. 
3. Bearing fruit—converts and positive reactions—by doing God's good work. 
4. Growing in knowledge by paying attention to the things of God.

Can you check off all four?

If not, why not pray now?

Ask God to forgive your sins and fill 
your heart with the Holy Spirit!

Next Friday's Expression of Faith Series: Power
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