The entire thrust of this blog is to inspire readers to think about eternal subjects.  Some posts will be outward in the message they present while others will need a little more consideration.  Hence, the title, “Simply Consider This.”

My name is Mike.My wife, Tess, and I have lived in a small community in southwest Missouri for the last twenty plus years.

God had given me the gift of writing early in life and I knew that was what I would do in my later years. I had gone to college for a writing degree when I was young, but after taking all of  the degree requirements in English and History, I lost interest in the other General Ed courses so was asked to do something else .   As with any gift, if you don’t use it, it gets rusty. I never felt I had an outlet until now.  As for my wife, God has gifted her, too, and speaks through her with, to me, amazing clarity.  Everything we write is not, by any means, a great literary work of art, but sometimes we have something to say that makes sense and might help someone in a difficult spot, or just give it another perspective.

We hope that through these posts we can reach out to the unsaved, touch some lives of fellow believers,  edify (build up) and exhort (call to action) the Church.
Join us as we improve and feel free to comment, share on other social media, or reblog with RESPECT for the subject matter and the authors.

Mike and Tess

1 Corinthians 1:26-31

Amplified Bible (AMP)

26 For [simply] consider your own call, brethren; not many [of you were considered to be] wise according to human estimates and standards, not many influential and powerful, not many of high and noble birth.

27 [No] for God selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is foolish to put the wise to shame, and what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame.

28 And God also selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is lowborn and insignificant and branded and treated with contempt, even the things that are nothing, that He might depose and bring to nothing the things that are,

29 So that no mortal man should [have pretense for glorying and] boast in the presence of God.

******Just a quick note about the posts you’ll find here. ******
Tess is straight forward in her approach, but I am a little more subtle at times.
I always hated symbolism in English class, but now I find that putting it in story form   instead of sermonizing can be an effective way of reaching out to people.  What may look like a simple story will ALWAYS have at least one underlying Biblical principle if you’re willing to look for it.   So, enjoy it all and be willing to explore.
That is also why I put this note at the bottom of the page.

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