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Posts by Josh Blackmer (Page 3)

Caught in the Very Act

They thought what they were doing was being done in secret, but they were caught. Early in the morning, the woman was taken out of bed by the Scribes and the Pharisees. The man never figured in the story. The woman caught in adultery was brought before a man they called Jesus. It was clear that He was the target. She was…

“But I…”

There was a famous pool in Jerusalem where the unknown and desperate waited. John tells us that they waited there believing that when an angel of the Lord stirred the water that whoever entered into the pool first would be healed. Among those that waited was one that had been ill for thirty-eight years. “When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew…

It Is Never Too Late

We might think we started too late in laying a foundation of practices and exemplifying Christian virtues. There are two ways we can stay on track. First, some things that you can do to lay a good foundation with your young children. Second, some habits we can make with our older children that will help orient them in the faith. Young children…

A Letter to Everyone

Dear Reader, Let me start by saying that science says there is one human race with many ethnic groups—none of which are better than any other, all of which Christ died for. If we keep making racial distinctions, we will stay divided. A house divided cannot stand. We also need to put things into perspective. The issue of hate, prejudice, and bigotry…

Life On the Other Side

There is a phrase being overused that I’d rather not write. I will reference it by saying it is the opposite of the old normal. As life creeps back to the same as it ever was, many are commenting that it will never be the same. They mention things like the need for drastic changes in the healthcare system, lack of trust…

Who Am I?

This might be a question we have asked ourselves. In a quiet moment, alone with our thoughts. Maybe in a crowded place watching others. At some point we have had this conversation. How did it go? Was it a compilation of achievements? Was it a stroll through significant memories that shaped you? Perhaps it was a slideshow of all your faults and…

What Will We Do?

When we see God’s people coming back from Babylonian captivity, there are various ways that they manifest their emotions for the situation. In the days of Ezra, the foundation of the temple was built. People responded with singing and praising God (Ezra 3:11). Others, who had seen the original temple, wept (Ezra 3:12). It was said that you could not distinguish the…