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Posts by Josh Blackmer

The Elephant Foot Effect

In April 1986, the explosion of rector four at the Chernobyl powerplant sent a four million pound lid from the reactor core through the roof of the plant and belched out 400 times more radiation than the nuclear blast at Hiroshima. Over 350,000 pounds of uranium melted down and ate through the containment shield. It ate through 6 feet of reinforced concrete.…

“What are you doing here?”

WARNING: I’m about to make some overgeneralizations and sweeping assumptions, but if you read to the end, there is a point. Some might say that the year 2019 was the last normal year. Things were going well, great in fact, as we compare it to our present. The economy was booming, unemployment was at an all-time low, and American business was on…

Are We Distracted?

It feels like there are so many things clamoring for our attention. Things like demands from work, the family schedule, end of the year preparations and seasonal shopping. On top of all that the media outlets are cascading with headlines about the election, fraud, spies, Corona, masks, infringement of rights, political unrest, persecution in Nigeria. On and on and on. All of…

Lessons in Light

On the road to Damascus, Paul saw a light that was brighter than the noontime sun as Jesus spoke to him (Acts 22:6). It was that light that blinded him on the road (Acts 22:11). There are many passages that refer to Christ and the Father as light. From those passages there are lessons to be learned. John opens his gospel with…

The Privilege of Prayer

Prayer is a resource and an honor that not all enjoy. Through the power of prayer, we can receive forgiveness from God, boldness from God, peace from God, opportunity from God, strength from God, healing from God, wisdom from God, and tranquility from God. For those that do not have the privilege of prayer, their prayers will be an abomination to God.…

God Is Waiting

How long do you wait? You are at a traffic light. It goes from red to green. The person in front of you is clearly distracted, and your lane is the only one not moving. How long do you wait before you take action? You are seated at a restaurant. Ten minutes pass, and no one has taken your drink order. It…