Keeping things given to us by God simple, even though we live in a very complicated world.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Devotional Links

Newest link I have added here is for the daily devotional called "My Utmost for His Highest ", by Oswald Chambers. If you stop by here and need a daily devotional, click on the link. Scripture is in King James translation.

Also listed among the links here is for the "Purpose Driven Life" Website, which also includes a daily devotion. If you've not read "The Purpose Driven Life", let me strongly suggest you do so.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

A Grim Reminder

A haunting statistic hit home yesterday as I arrived at work. I was sitting at my desk, going through my e-mail, when Charlie, who occupies the office next to mine, and is one of the best Christians I know, asked me if I heard about this man who had just quit this past Tuesday. I said no, then Charlie told me that he had committed suicide, and was found on Wednesday.

This is one of the times of the year when one of the leading causes of death is suicide. Some feel very lonely. Some feel very hopeless and helpless, and can't take it any more.

Remember, this is the time of the year we spend with our families. But some feel all alone in a very crowded world. Jesus came to the world to be a comforter. As Christians we have the comforter dwelling in us, the Holy Spirit. We are called "Christians" because we are supposed to be "Christlike".

Let's let the Comforter be known through us. Give a smile, a good word, or maybe a handshake to one you don't know. You might make someone's day, or make them feel like they are appreciated, maybe loved. Or you might give someone the courage to face another day.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Now Part of Christian Bloggers

I signed this blog up for Christian Bloggers this morning, and added the link to your left. both my blogs are part of Christian Bloggers now. As promised most of my spiritual thoughts/rants will be on this space.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Another Prayer request

Those who are familiar to "WIXY's Gone Bananas", my companion blog, are aware that my father-in-law, Eddie Bowyer, suffered a stroke going on five weeks ago. Well, his recovery is going very well, so well that my in-laws are planning on leaving for their winter home in Florida the day after Christmas. My prayer requests are as follows:

1.) Pray that they have a safe trip, plenty of traveling mercies.

2.)Pray for my wife and her sisters, that they don't worry themselves half to death.

I have a prayer request

My daughter is a senior at Malone College, in Canton, Ohio. She has worked hard to get where she is today, but because of the load she had put herself under, her GPA(grade point average) has suffered. She needs to get her GPA from a 2.68 to a 2.75 in order to be able to student teach. Anybody reading this please pray for her.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

About This Blog

But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.-Matthew 6:33

I thought of this verse this morning as I was driving to work. I was trying to give my son some counsel last evening about a struggle he has had for some time, and I could not think of what to tell him. I feel that the Lord had given me the verse, which I was meditating on for a good part of the day.

Another thing that this verse inspired me to do was to start this blog.

For those who have just happened by here, let me introduce myself. My name is Cliff Feightner, from Rittman, Ohio. I am the author of another blog which is called "WIXY's Gone Bananas". That blog is about my life, my family, my interests, and my faith. Most things I write about there center around my home town of Rittman.

I hope to dwell a little more about my faith on this space. I was invited last week to join I made mention in WGB last week that that wasn't neccessairly a Christian blog, but I was a Christian with a blog. This one will be, I hope, a "Christian Blog".

Let me start by saying that people have complicated, what should be a very simple salvation. Let's keep it simple.