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.

  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.

  1. Man without a country? Try man without a social medium. Talking about Y.T.

  2. Listening to audio of my sermon on the God who controls history, so I can reproduce it tomorrow in Guarulhos. By request. Hate my voice.

  3. In a few days have put together, between my material, by others I’ve harvested on our sites, and from others whom I’ve invited to contribute, about 80 short lesson outlines, in 185 pages. Not bad.

  4. No water in the house since yesterday. Company doing “maintenance.” Nice of them to inform us. Actually supply has been intermittent since last week, but we just noticed it yesterday.

  5. Just deleted four Twitter accounts. Yes, still more to go. Do it before they do it to you.

  6. An original verse: Injustice reigns in liberal social tech; / So I refuse to bow and bear the neck.

  7. A Bible verse: “Many will be purified, made clean, and refined, but the wicked will go on being wicked. None of the wicked will understand, though the wise will understand” Daniel 12.10 NET.

  1. I like to vary the order of worship now and again. Keeps us on our toes. Helps us feel the interconnectedness of all we do.

  2. Ran across a copy of a magazine index I did in 1994. That together with five or so volumes of a country-wide bibliography way back when remind me that I should add bibliographer to my resume. If I had a resume.

  3. Back to going through boxes and pitching materials, as well as typing up some of the good stuff in the past. Crazy work.

  4. Started a new Telegram channel for people interested in using their homes for the Kingdom: Casa & Coração. A good little number already have joined Telegram to join the channel.

  5. A burst of poetry in the past couple of days, after a long stretch. Good to see it still appears.

  6. An original verse: Plant early and late, plant high and low, / For where you’ll reap you cannot know.

  7. A Bible verse: “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you” Isaiah 26.3 ESV.

  1. At least listen. Sometimes that’s all you can do, besides send up the prayer of faith and offer a vision of hope.

  2. Nothing better for forgetting problems for a few minutes than formatting a book.

  3. What’s the hardest metal in the universe? Is it not a hard heart?

  4. Another printing of a book done as of yesterday. We do smallish runs, it’s economically viable now.

  5. Humility, patience, and faith are probably some of the virtues most in short supply.

  6. An original verse: You’ve seen it! God delivers his faithful people. / Step into the water to reach the shores of freedom.

  7. A Bible verse: “By your loyal love you will lead the people whom you have redeemed; you will guide them by your strength to your holy dwelling place.” Exodus 15.13 NET.