From a certain point of view

1 LORD, my heart is not haughty,Nor my eyes lofty.Neither do I concern myself with great matters,Nor with things too profound for me. 2 Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul,Like a weaned child with his mother;Like a weaned child is my soul within me. 3 O Israel, hope in the LORDFrom this time forth and forever. (Psalm 131 NKJV) ================ Such aContinue reading “From a certain point of view”

A video shows my emotional life

…from decades ago. Although more than two decades ago, I still have flashbacks to the breakdown. Over the years I have felt inadequate to describe what it felt like as I was going through it and the aftermath. While the breakdown was a specific point in time the events leading up to it and theContinue reading “A video shows my emotional life”

Update on my health

In July 2017 I fell [backwards] on a sidewalk. I broke my shoulder. ( That has been prominent in my life since then. Obviously the pain and recovery has taken a long time. And I notice that my balance is not quite right. I have had some near falls because my balance was not right.Continue reading “Update on my health”

Comparison of translation choices

I have been reading ESV for a few weeks. I am posting just some random translation choices of ESV and comparing it to other translations. The first two examples have to do with seemingly awkward (oral) translation choices. The last example has to do with the difference between translation approaches: formal equivalent and functional equivalentContinue reading “Comparison of translation choices”

The Church, Satan, and Abuse

Sermon preached on Sep. 2, 2018 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, againstContinue reading “The Church, Satan, and Abuse”