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Posts by Josh Blackmer (Page 2)

Stay Woke

Maybe you have heard this before. The idea of “woke” carries with it the idea of being aware of injustice, especially social injustices. This idea isn’t a new one. “For you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness; so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert…

A Message from a Friend

I started reading through her Facebook profile recently. I remember all these posts and at the time I remember thinking, “Man, she is kinda preachy.” But all the things she posted came right from her heart. All the injustice, people suffering, her love for God, her love for His creation and her love for her husband. At the time, I thought it…

Communications Check

Before any force leaves base, they do a series of checks. One of those things they check is communications. Before even leaving they want to the be able to communicate with base of operations. Communication is so important in warfare. In the field, you need real time info of enemy positions provided by satellite or drone surveillance. You need to communicate for…

Do We Need God to Be Moral?

In 2019, the Pew Research Center (PRC) questioned 38,426 people in 34 countries. One of the goals was to find the connection between God and morality. The basic question is this: Can a person be morally good and not believe in God? Globally, the response was that 51% don’t believe the relationship with God is necessary to have good morals.  However, from…

Not Quite Dead Yet

If you are reading this, then the answer is obvious. However, a spiritual death might be a different matter. Sometimes we make the choice to die spiritually and put away the old man of sin. Yet, we don’t completely put him away. We just compartmentalized our lives. We think or operate like “This part is for God and this part is for…

Consider Your Influence

We have an ability that we may not be using effectively for Christ. In His Sermon on the Mount, He described it as salt and light (Matt. 5:13-16). We should be very concerned about our influence. The Lord’s work consists of influencing people in God’s direction (Col. 1:28). Influence comes down to a matter of communication, both verbal or non-verbal. This includes…

Do You Know Her?

She is not for everyone, though she would like to be. She would embrace man or woman as a friend and companion. Her presence is not often found among the youth, and unfortunately, not always with those of many years.  She is found in the company of kings and rulers and would never flee from anyone that desired her, great or small.…