Jeff Kusner

Matthew 24:06

Posted on April 29, 2010

And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened or troubled, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.

Matthew 24:06 (AMP)

Comment: When our hearts are fixed and trusting in God we are able to be at peace and unafraid of outside troubles that we have no control over.

Facebook Like And Activity Feeds

Posted on April 27, 2010

Facebook recently announced new features available for your blog or website. It's part of their "Social Plugins" project. You can find more info the Facebook for Web Sites page. The plugins are hosted by Facebook and personalized for all users who are logged into Facebook.

One feature provides the ability to add a Facebook Like icon to your site.  The default behavior places the Facebook "Like/ Recommend" icon at the bottom of each page or post, just above the comments section. Since I'm already utilizing a different social media plugin I've placed the plugin into manual mode and customized the page to only display when viewing this post.

You can see how it works by

Matthew 11:28-29

Posted on April 26, 2010

Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentile at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Matthew 11:28-29 (NLT)

Comment: Heed the call of Christ and lay down your burdens before Him, your burdens of worry, of fear, of all sin. Let the power of Christ provide you with His peace that provides rest from the power of sin.

Seagull On A Rock

Posted on April 24, 2010

For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea, they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

-- Habakkuk 2:14 (NIV)

I took this photo on our first trip to Pacific Grove, California in March 2006. Pacific Grove is a small community located right on the peninsula near Monterey.  It was about 7:30 pm with the sun getting ready to set.  I'm not sure what it is about the sights and sounds of waves crashing on the rocks, but I can spend hours doing it, especially when the sun is rising or setting. I guess it gives you a sense of how small we are in the world, how insignificant we are in the universe. I like what James said in 4:14 - You don't even know what your life tomorrow will be! You are like a puff of smoke, which appears for a moment and then disappears.  (GNT)   Wow! a puff of smoke and then gone. So what do I take from that? Make your life count, make it count for the kingdom of God.


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Genesis 50:21

Posted on April 20, 2010

You have nothing to fear. I will take care of you and your children. So he reassured them with kind words that touched their hearts.

Genesis 50:21 (GNT)

Comment: A broken spirit must be bound up, an offer of forgiveness and a comforting word provides encouragement and comfort to drive away fear.

Genesis 50:19-20

Posted on April 18, 2010

But Joseph replied, “Don’t be afraid of me. Am I God, that I can punish you?  You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.

Genesis 50:19-20 (NLT)

Comment: When we ask forgiveness from someone we have offended, do not place them in such high a position that we are afraid of their disapproval, make peace with God and you will find it easier to make peace with man.

Genesis 45:03-05

Posted on April 14, 2010

He said to his brothers, "I am Joseph. Is my father still alive?" But the brothers could not answer him, because they were very afraid of him. So Joseph said to them, "Come close to me." When the brothers came close to him, he said to them, "I am your brother Joseph, whom you sold as a slave to go to Egypt. Now don't be worried or angry with yourselves because you sold me here. God sent me here ahead of you to save people's lives.

Genesis 45:03-05 (NCV)

Comment: What a comfort it is that Christ is close by to reassure us when we are afraid and to forgive when we are filled with remorse. Our Father is all powerful and able to use all things for His good.