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Posts by Josh Blackmer

Accountability, An Avoided Character Trait

In 2014, Brazil hosted the World Cup of Futbol (soccer). The pride of Brazil was dashed when Germany crushed their team in an unheard-of 7-1 victory. Five of the goals were scored in the first thirty minutes, with four of those being made in a seven-minute span. After the game, the defeated coach, Luis Felipe Scolari, made this statement, “The catastrophic result…

Who Is Able to Stand?

God is always looking for those that are standing for what is right or standing in the gap (Ezek. 22:30). God has given us what is needed to be able to stand today and stand forever. Preparation is key to any endeavor, especially when it is connected to our service to God. It would make sense then that God has given us…

A Psalm for Life

When you get a new Bible as a gift, many times it is signed by the giver. Often, they might cite or quote a passage they think is important or helpful. This happened for me, and the passage that was referenced is one that I have gone back to over and over again in my life. No matter my age or situation,…

A Faith That Overcomes

When we sing, we are edified by the message of many songs—songs like “Faith Is the Victory,” “We Have an Anchor,” “Be Not Dismayed” or “Victory in Jesus.” These are sung to remind and get us thinking about our faith. These are songs that remind us to have a faith that can overcome. We read from the first of John’s letters, “For…

Fearless Trust in God (Psalm 27)

There have been many periods of mankind’s history on this earth. Throughout the highs and lows, there have always been faithful obedient people despite the cultural and societal backdrop. Good times and bad, flush and lean, the faithful keep their trust in God. David writes a psalm that has at its heart the concepts that the faithful must have in order to…

Pluto and Our Father of Lights

Images from space have continued to wow from various exploration probes and the new telescope. These new images come with new discoveries about God’s creation. One such discovery involves the planet Pluto. In 2006, the space probe New Horizons was launched with the primary mission of observing Pluto. It arrived in 2015 and sent back remarkable photos of Pluto and its moons.…