Why I Must Flee from Immorality – 1 Corinthians 6:18-20

Stephen Nielsen

I have been reminded recently of this truth—that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. And because of this fact, we ought to flee from all that defiles this temple, mainly sexual immorality.

Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.

I Corinthians 6:18-20

If any man is serious about his own purity, this passage is one of the best to memorize and take it to heart.  I found that it helps in my studying of it to go over it backwards. Let me show…

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Update: Divine Encounters

Stephen Nielsen

This morning I’m hanging out in one of my favorite places for breakfast: Panera Bread. It’s cool in here but hot outside. It will be 100 degrees today, the hottest day yet.

I’ve been reading Killing the Killers, by Bill O’Reilly. So far in the reading it’s just been a lot of killing by terrorists. I’m waiting for the good guys to show up.

I’m taking some time off from work—my painting. I know I will have some jobs coming up soon. I always do. People will call. Actually, some have called but I said no. I like my days off too much.

Divine Encounters

I’ve been thinking some on “divine encounters.” What I mean is the encounters I would have with people as an ambassador for Christ—when I am walking in the Spirit. Thus, when he or she meets and engages with someone, since we as Christians have…

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Wildflowers and Ferns

Stephen Nielsen

Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo… the flowers appear on the earth… (Song 2:10-11)

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Great White Egret

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The Great White Egret has a yellow bill and green around the eyes.

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Nature’s Best

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God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good (Gen. 1:31).

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Spring Blossoms

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Seeing More Birds

Stephen Nielsen

I’m seeing more birds now. Robins are the easiest to photograph. But those little yellow birds are impossible. They fly away so fast. I’ve got a Robin nest on my living room window sill–with little chicks in it. Most of the time she is sitting on the chicks keeping them warm. I hope all the chicks make it. The weather here in Minnesota is colder than average, but not too bad.

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My Great Discovery: I Can Laugh at the Evil World – Psalm 2:4

Stephen Nielsen

What does a Christian do in this evil world—with all the progressivism, with constant attacks on conservativism and Christianity, with government mandates, with wokeism, with all the fraud, especially with voting and in the media? If we think it is best to keep up with the news in order to be informed and to bring a positive influence, there will always be suffering—because the world is against us; it hates us.

So, this has been my dilemma and battle and cause of great sadness—to see the world falling down all around me, and to be inflicted as Lot was (2 Pt. 2:7-8). But recently, I have discovered a wonderful answer—some ways to bring help. There are a few of them.

My Discovery, Part 1 – I Can Laugh with God (from Psalm 2)

I will start with what God showed me in Psalm 2. Verses 1-3 kind of describes what…

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Let My Children Go!

Stephen Nielsen

Do you hear that cry from the Lord? It is His cry to families and mothers everywhere, to let all infants in the womb go free—free to live! But still, we have been rebellious and hardened. Recently, ever since the world found out that the U. S. Supreme Court may be putting a federal ban on abortion, the left has been apoplectic! Screaming things like, “My body is my own! Nobody can tell me what I can and can’t do with my body!”

The only trouble with that statement is that once a woman has intercourse with a man and becomes pregnant, she has become responsible for another life within her. If she chooses to get an abortion, she is choosing to murder her own baby. It’s that simple. And when she says, “My body is my own,” she is denying her responsibility to her child, and she is caring…

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Old Houses in Missouri

Stephen Nielsen

Recently, visiting my sister in Missouri, I ran across these old abandon houses as I was taking a morning walk through the woods.

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