Propaganda

Scripture They took the money and did as they were instructed, and this story has been spread among Jewish people to this day. ~Matthew 28:15, CSB Quote Propaganda works best when those being manipulated are confident that they are acting on their own free will. ~Joseph Goebbels I’ve been duped just like everyone else; I…

Presumption: The Mother of Procrastination

Scripture At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the groom. ~ Matthew 25:1 (CSB) Quote Despair ruins some; presumption many. ~Ben Franklin I’ve never been fond of the parable of the ten virgins. It is a parable that is hard for…

His Mysterious Presence

Scripture “For where two or three are gathered in My name, I am there among them.” ~Matthew 18:20, NRSV Quote Only in the act of praise and worship can a person learn to believe in the goodness and greatness of God. ~C.S. Lewis Have you ever been so tired or maybe you just did not…

JOY

Scripture When they saw the star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. ~Matthew 2:10, AV Quote JOY is the holy fire that keeps our passion warm and our intelligence aglow. ~Helen Keller I love this verse and I love the AV translation of it over all others. Matthew uses both an adjective {me’-gäs} which is a familiar prefix in English…