How to claim God’s blessings!

thought for the day from Esteban Julio Vázquez‘s facebook page:

Dear People Anxious to “Claim God’s Blessings”:

Please be mindful of Christ’s words: “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil things about you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because you have a great reward in heaven! The prophets who lived before you were persecuted in the same way” (St Matthew 5:11-12).

So be careful what you ask for: God’s blessings may not look like what you expect.

Sincerely, &c.


Some new books

Thank you to the anonymous donor of a few new books that showed up in my mailbox yesterday!!  (Well, I hope they were for me and not sent to my address on accident!  lol!)  It was very gracious of you, kind person!   Thanks so much I really appreciate it!

Here is what they are:

Eugene Peterson’s A Long Obedience in the Same Direction (IVP).

Gordon Fee’s New Testament Exegesis (WJK).

Gordon Fee’s Paul, the Spirit and the People of God (Baker).

Jurgen Moltman’s The Trinity and the Kingdom (Fortress).

So… pretty much , nothing less than the BEST!!  🙂