1. They say Brazil cranks up the new year only after Carnaval (usually in Feb.). This year, that describes me, almost.

  2. Making transition from Joplin app to Zettlr, I think. And finding that TiddlyWiki may be getting more complicated than I can handle.

  3. What did ancient man, say in the 1980s, do without our gadgets and apps and webs and nets? App stores are like cereal aisles in the grocery store.

  4. The online hymnal got released officially yesterday. May it be useful.

  5. First-time visitor last Sunday. Those are more rare than usual, but not completely extinct. No mask either.

  6. An original verse: Fret not your soul when man insists on evil, / The world has always been in hard upheaval.

  7. A Bible verse: “See that no one pays back evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all.” 1 Thessalonians 5.15 NET.

  1. Remember: You never know what people are thinking, for good or ill. They may say they’re telling you what they’re thinking. Maybe they are, maybe they aren’t. You never know.

  2. You can only judge by what people do. Read their actions in the best possible light. Isn’t that what you want others to do when they judge your actions?

  3. Some older (really old) Bible commentators didn’t know when to quit. Maybe a sign of older preaching style? What is my blind spot?

  4. Most comics aren’t funny anymore. Is it a generational thing?

  5. Another book almost ready: Roger Dickson’s studies on the doctrines of Christ. Lacking cover and a chart.

  6. An original verse: Only in God can life be safe, / Outside of Christ we worry and chafe.

  7. A Bible verse: “The Lord emerges like a hero, like a warrior he inspires himself for battle; he shouts, yes, he yells, he shows his enemies his power.” Isaiah 42.13 NET.

  1. Much new content floating up through the papers I’m going through. Which means new projects are forming. Let me finish the old ones first!

  2. City is back in the red this week — most things closed by government alleging protection of citizens, or some such notion.

  3. If you ask for someone to pray for you about a certain thing, let that person know the outcome afterwards. Keep a list of those praying, if need be. How else will they give thanks later?

  4. There are few things concerning the soul that cannot be solved through obedience and prayer.

  5. Exercise decreases chances of catching the Chinese flu virus and minimizes its severity when caught. So the intelligent thing to do is close the gyms, right?

  6. An original verse: There is no end to what God can produce, / So man for doing good has no excuse.

  7. A Bible verse: “… the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness, and truth.” Ephesians 5.9 NET.

I am the great exception to the rule,
The law was made for others — I’m no fool.
I make my own decisions, I am wise;
I’ll not let Satan take me by surprise.
I’m in control! I’ve open eyes to see;
My God forgives and, more than most, spares me.

  1. Some have said that workers in the Word are often emotionally down on Sunday nights. Makes sense.

  2. The gospel is simple, but not superficial. Anybody can understand it, but no one can fully plumb its depths.

  3. Drama, drama. Everybody’s a drama queen. The 21st Century will be known as the Era of Emotion.

  4. Some people know what they know because they know it. Never mind the evidence.

  5. Lack of organization often causes loss of work promised or done. Where’s the perfect system? And having it, the perfect execution?

  6. An original verse: Worse than the illness is the offered cure; / How long locked down? How long must we endure?

  7. A Bible verse: “The one who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.” Proverbs 28.9 NET.

  1. This past week was the book of Hebrews. A brother asked me what I had on it. I found notes from an old class. The revision turned into a small book.

  2. Much rain the past week. No leaks. Relief.

  3. Bees gathered in mass to make hive underneath our carport. Gathered no more.

  4. False teacher says the name Christian is not one we should use. Says it’s an adjective, not a noun. Beware of many weird and wrong teachings.

  5. Old hymn lyrics revised. Better or worse?

  6. An original verse: Touch not the holy words of Sovereign James, / The thees and thous of God are sacred lines.

  7. A Bible verse: “Listen to my cry for help, for I am in serious trouble. Rescue me from those who chase me, for they are stronger than I am.” Psalm 142.6 NET.

  1. The internet was always wild and unruly. Now it is the playground of the powerful. Play by their rules and bow to their views, or begone with you.

  2. Two more Twitter accounts were deleted yesterday. I had an account for each Portuguese and English site. A few more to go still.

  3. No water supply, again today. Company gets bad marks. It must have become state-owned.

  4. Some people change their tune over time, for the worse; others, for the better. How am I changing?

  5. I started a channel in Telegram and it’s growing nicely for its purpose.

  6. An original verse: Let me decrease that Christ might grow in glory, / He reigns on high, his goodness does not vary.

  7. A Bible verse: “Let each of us please his neighbor for his good to build him up” Romans 15.2 NET.