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Help Me Read

July 9, 2011

Whether you are visiting my blog, tangiblethoughts, on purpose, or you are surfing the net and have stopped here just to check me out, may I ask you to do something for me?

May I ask you to scroll down on this page until you come to the category “Books” in the right-hand column? There you will find two links. One is to Monergism Books, the other is to WTS Books. When you click on them you will be taken to the on-line book stores of and Westminster Theological Seminary. At each of the stores you will find excellent conservative and Reformed books and resource material for your head and heart.

Each time you click onto the stores from my blog site I receive credit for your visit. When I have earned enough credits, I receive a purchase certificate which enables me to purchase books for my head and heart.

So, linger here a moment longer … scroll down and click  … and peruse the sites.

Thank you for your great help.


The Next Five Minutes

February 25, 2010

What took place in your life during the last five minutes? What do you expect to happen to you during the next five minutes?

Watch this video that tells us what will happen, and in what numbers, to people around the world over the course of the next five minutes, and is happening to people every five minutes of every day. Inhumanity, injustice, and tragedy.

Perhaps, after watching this video, you will agree that “the greatest tragedy is none of these (the tragedies documented in the video),  but instead, allowing the next five minutes to be like the last five minutes.”

Help Me Read

March 17, 2009

Please help me earn rewards for free books, to read and review, by visiting the on-line bookstore by clicking on the Monergism icon at the bottom of the right-hand side bar on this page and the on-line Westminster Bookstore here or by clicking its icon at the bottom of the side bar. Thank you.

Read on.

What’s Your “20”?

February 12, 2009

I have just added a Cluster Map to the front page of my blog. This map will show where my visitors are from and will also count those visitors.

I’m not sure how the counter is going to work. If you look at the map now, it only shows that I have been visited 32 times, and that was supposed to have been from late October to late January. It also shows that my visitors have been from the USA.

I think I may have had a map on my blog for a short period of time, and that will account for low numbers. Putting the map on now does not go back and tally visits before I put the map on or after I took it off.

The statistic link on my blog shows that I have been visited over 1,400 times. While it does not show where my visitors have been from, I do know that several have been from England, Scotland, Mid-USA (based on comments my blog has received) and possibly even from South Korea.

I am not sure why I am even concerned about all of this.

Oh! yes I do. The Preacher sums it all up in Ecclesiastes 1:2 –

Vanity of vantities. All is vanity.”


After thought: Have you noticed all of the personal pronouns in this post?

A Romans 13 Kind Of A Day

January 20, 2009

Today is inauguration day in the United States. Barack Obama and Joseph Biden will be sworn in as the new president and vice-president, respectively, within the next hour. These are the men that the American voting public elected to serve and lead our country for the next four years.

Whatever my political affliation is, whether I voted Republican or Democrat or Independent on November 4, I am reminded in Romans 13:1-7 of the New Testament that ” … there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.”

I also remember the Old Testament Scripture in which I am told to, “Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, For wisdom and power belong to Him. And it is He who changes the times and epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men, And knowledge to men of understanding.” (Daniel 2:21)

With these passages in mind, let all Christ-followers pray for our nation’s new president and vice president and their families, trusting the LORD for His sovereign oversight of our country and its leadership, for the outworking of His divine will and glory.

Romans 13 Prayer

November 5, 2008

The 2008 presidential campaign season is over and voting America has cast its vote and expressed its will.

Barack Obama is our President-elect.

As we now move from this point toward the swearing in of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States, I am mindful of what Scripture says about governements and their elected offcials:

Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities, For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.

Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.

For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same;

for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.

Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake.”  (Romans 13:1-5)

Let us, as Christ-followers, be faithful to pray for and support our newly elected president and vice-president as they prepare to assume their offices in January. May the LORD bless them with wisdom for leadership and safety as they serve.

God bless America.

Election Day – Vote!

November 4, 2008

Exercise your right and privilege – Vote!