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Life Changes, Newer Postings, and More

By Benjamin H. Liles 

I know it's practically been a year since I last posted, but a lot of things have happened since this world was hit with Covid-19.While this website is not going away, there will be some changes, again. The biggest changes have been to my health, loss of my now late grandmother as well as my father. To say this last year has been a time of upheaval, change, and loss is an understatement. Both of them, my maternal mom's death and my mom losing her husband - my father, has made it real tough on me. It's not only made me look at things with newer and more fresh eyes, but to not take life or even living for granted. For the greater part of the last year I've been learning a lot about web design and development (while my health has struggled). I've loved growing this site on blogger.

Musings, Learnings, and the Truth

By Benjamin H. Liles

          With some thinking about certain events recently, between different parts and points of society, we are very much in need of more of the gospel message. The thing is it's not simply a sin issue, the reason we're selfish and self-centered; it's an issue of taking Jesus the Messiah's righteousness as our own. But there's also another issue at work: why does Ben keep slacking off and on with this blog/site? These questions will get answered in this article.

What Easter Could Mean

By Benjamin H. Liles

          I know that it has been quite some time since I previously posted on this blog/website. I've been taking some time to evaluate myself and what I honestly believe the Lord wants of me. Which, coincidentally can be an article unto itself, regarding talents wasted or used wisely. I want to summarize that briefly by saying that there are times in which I question myself on what I should be doing. Whether it's devoting my time to writing, or whether to pursue coding/development (web development). 

           At any rate, today as a people, many of us celebrate the fact Jesus was risen back to life. Something even He not only prophesied would happen, but directly in His words, "The reason the Father loves Me is that I lay down My life...I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from My Father" (John 10:17-18, Berean Study).

Salvation: Belief or Condemnation

By Benjamin H. Liles

           In these uncertain times John 3:16 is a stark reminder of a singular truth: belief in the One Son God has given will not perish, having eternal life. The verse, we all know, reads thus, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."