“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31 (ESV)

Happy Thanksgiving 2018

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Romans 1:18-21 (ESV)

Today I am thankful that our nation, as dark as it may sometimes seem, honors the tradition of giving thanks. To be thankful is an attribute that is distinctly Christian. To give thanks is to recognize something or someone outside of yourself. To give thanks is to give honor, recognition and glory to someone outside of yourself. The world says, “look at me! I am owed! It is my right! I am the victim! I did this!” Ungratefulness is one of the main qualities listed in the passage above which leads to judgment and the wrath of God. This just judgment is evident in futile thinking and foolish, darkened hearts that say, “there is no god.” Today, I thank the Father in heaven who bestows onto His children “every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places” through His son, Jesus Christ. Every good and perfect gift comes from the Father! Give Him thanks and let your thinking dwell on His glory today. Let your hearts shine with the light of His glory today, for He alone is worthy of praise.

I’m Not Home Yet

I recently discovered this folk band called The Gray Havens (thanks to Tim Challies), who borrow a lot from C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien for their lyrics. The above song titled Far Kingdom really struck me as I remembered the Pevensie children along with Eustace Scrubb riding on the Dawn Treader to the end of the ocean towards a “far kingdom,” the kingdom of Aslan.

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Happy Birthday to Me

“Today is my 40th birthday. Happy Birthday to me!”

Imagine that last line as being read by Ben Stein and you’ll catch the amount of excitement that I have for my birthday. I do not despise the day for being older or anything like that. For me, it is just another day.

I appreciate the celebration and fuss that is made over me on this day. All of that fuss helps me to remember that I am not alone. I am a part of a huge family of people who love me and celebrate me for who I am. To all who do so, thank you from the bottom of my heart. (I’m not sure why the bottom part of your heart is the important part. Why isn’t it the top of my heart? Or from the left ventricle of my heart?)

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Welcome to the New Blog

Stuck in Customs

Welcome to my new blog: Reformed Franzone. On this blog I plan to write about my latest adventures in reformed theology, some critiques of the modern church in America, book reviews, perspectives of my own faith and whatever else I come up with. Photo Credit: Stuck in Customs via Compfight cc