BLESSEDNESS IN MOURNING Matthew, in his account of the Gospel, quotes the Lord Jesus as saying, “Blessed (happy) are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4) The word, mourn, usually evokes only thoughts of unhappiness, sadness, and grief. Therefore, one would not expect to find blessedness (happiness) in mourning. But like so […]


John 10:10b-11  “I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. Jesus presents Himself as the Good Shepherd who has come to call us, His sheep,  to Himself, to own us, be with us, go […]


You are entering the Portal of Timeless Bible Basics where you will find ANSWERS TO LIFE’S QUESTIONS. These answers will be sought and found in the realm of biblical wisdom. There are two perspectives from which to search for them:  earthly and heavenly, physical and spiritual, human and divine.  The New Testament Book of James […]


BACK TO SCHOOL Jesus said to his disciples, “You shall be witnesses to Me…to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) Based on that command, people of faith have always sought ways to share their faith in one way or another, or maybe in a variety of ways. Some seem to have a special gift […]


This is my second post on the subject of prayer. The first dealt with our attitude and disposition toward the heavenly Father – honoring His Name,  His Kingdom, and that His’ will be done. The second part of the Lord’s model prayer focuses on man’s needs – his daily food, his need for forgiveness, and […]