But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Do Not Be Surprised - Apologetic Report
Friday, 03 August 2018 02:58

This 'n' That

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imageYeah, I don't get it either, but somebody thought this picture was a good idea. It's hard to believe summer is speeding by so fast. Did you know that it's already August? It's curious to me how, even as an adult, I tend to view the summer months as a time of rest. As a child, teenager, and young...

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Saturday, 28 July 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageHow Sweet and Aweful Is the Place

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 27 July 2018 03:30

This 'n' That

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imageDoes anyone else tend to overthink things? I mean, really overthink things? I have a tendency to do this, at least with major circumstances. Sometimes this is good, because I find I've thought of a situation from every angle, so I'm prepared for whatever might come. Many times, though, it brings me...

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Monday, 23 July 2018 02:30

A Life Exhausted for Jesus

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imageThe Lord does not promise us a long life. Nor does He promise us a life free from trials. What He does promise His children is a life of abundance (John 10:10), both on this fallen earth, and exponentially more in the next life. Our abundant life in this temporal realm may not be marked by riches,...

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Saturday, 21 July 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageMore Love to Thee

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 20 July 2018 08:29

This 'n' That

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imageSo, it's 6:00 pm on Friday and I am just now writing this post. For comparison, I usually draft This 'n' That on Thursday, then make minor tweaks Friday morning before scheduling it to publish in the early afternoon. That didn't happen this week (obviously). It's just been one of those weeks,...

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Saturday, 14 July 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageA Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 13 July 2018 07:29

This 'n' That

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imageThere are nights when I turn off my lights, ready to drift into (hopefully) sound sleep, and I realize that my room is still bright, awash with the glow of the moon. Other nights, I awaken in the wee hours of the morning wondering who is shining a flashlight in my face, only to recognize that...

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Friday, 06 July 2018 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageWhen I sat down yesterday to draft this post, I didn't know what to write. Honestly, it's not been a great week and I'm dreading what today will bring. Some of you may know the details, most of you probably do not. It's been a very stressful few months and just as I was anticipating some things...

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Saturday, 30 June 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageSing Praise to God Who Reigns Above

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 29 June 2018 08:37

This 'n' That

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imageMy apologies for the late posting of this week's roundup. It's just been one of those weeks, and today has been one of those days! Is it just me, or does it seem like we have more and more of "those weeks" and "those days"? Oh well, I suppose it just keeps our eyes fixed...

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Saturday, 23 June 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageI Sing the Mighty Power of God

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 22 June 2018 04:58

This 'n' That

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imageI also drove a yellow Beetle for a time, but the green one was better! I used to drive a green Volkswagen Beetle. I loved that car. I mean, is there any better mode of transportation for a girl in high school? No, there isn't, or at least, there wasn't all those years ago when that girl was me....

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 03:58

Happy Birthday to Two Faithful Preachers

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imageThough a version of this post was originally published five years ago, it is undeniably still relevant today. Birthdays don't change, after all! Today, two prominent preachers in the history of the Church celebrate their earthly birthdays. One of them has long gone to glory with his Savior, while...

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Saturday, 16 June 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageBlessed Assurance

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 15 June 2018 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageSaul was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty two years over Israel. Now Saul chose for himself 3,000 men of Israel, of which 2,000 were with Saul in Michmash and in the hill country of Bethel, while 1,000 were with Jonathan at Gibeah of Benjamin. But he sent away the rest...

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Saturday, 09 June 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageDay By Day

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 08 June 2018 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageIn the context of a conversation this week, I found myself saying, "that's because God's faithfulness isn't dependent on our obedience." Then I found myself saying silently, "Amen, and thank you, Lord." Later that same day, I was listening to a sermon on Esther, and was struck...

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Saturday, 02 June 2018 00:30

Equipping Eve: Who Sanctifies?

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imageSanctification is a lifelong process that begins at the moment of salvation and will not end until we are called home to glory. As new creatures in Christ, renewed and regenerated by the Holy Spirit, we are called to live lives of holiness. As Christians, we must be active in our sanctification,...

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Friday, 01 June 2018 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageOne of my favorite things to do in the summer is to take a walk in the evening after work. It's a nice way to calm down and clear my mind of the nonsense that has consumed the day. Yesterday, I was looking forward to an early walk. I sat down to tie up some loose ends at work before logging off,...

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Sunday, 27 May 2018 23:00

Memorial Poppies

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imageMay 25 was National Poppy Day here in the US. Perhaps you noticed some veterans in your grocery store this weekend, handing out little paper poppies. If you didn't, you either did not notice them, or they simply weren't there because, as has happened in some communities, they weren't allowed to...

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Saturday, 26 May 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageWhen This Passing World Is Done

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 25 May 2018 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageThe Lord is teaching me patience. He's also teaching me, in interesting ways, how it is that He answers prayer. I'll reserve the details for another time (perhaps), but suffice it to say that, I can unhesitatingly say that if you pray for Him to show you what He's doing, He will. Oh, He may not...

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Saturday, 19 May 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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image'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 18 May 2018 23:41

Equipping Eve: Doctrinally Sound Legalism

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imageLegalism is deadly. It deceives unbelievers into thinking they can earn their salvation, but it can also enslave believers, leading them to add works, not as a condition of salvation, but as a condition of God’s continued favor and love. This type of “doctrinally sound legalism” leads to a dange...

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