Maranatha! Here’s What It Means…

On the eve of a possible North Korean multiple nuclear missile launch, aimed at the US Territory of Guam, I find myself turning more and more to God for courage and strength as Trump waits on Jong-un to make a move…

In my opinion, there has never been a time more critical for our Lord’s return than today…

MARANATHA!!!

Maranatha (either מרנא תא: maranâ’ thâ’ or מרן אתא: maran ‘athâ’ ) is an Aramaic word occurring twice in the New Testament (see Aramaic of Jesus) and also in the Didache which is part of the Apostolic Fathers’ collection. It is transliterated into Greek letters rather than translated, and is found at the end of Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians (1 Cor 16:22) . The NRSV translates it as: “Our Lord, come!” but notes that it could also be translated as: “Our Lord has come“; the NIV translates: “Come, O Lord“; the NAB notes:

“As understood here (“O Lord, come!“), it is a prayer for the early return of Christ. If the Aramaic words are divided differently (Maran atha, “Our Lord has come“), it becomes a credal declaration. The former interpretation is supported by what appears to be a Greek equivalent of this acclamation in Book of Revelation 22:20 “Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

The phrase may have been used as a greeting between Early Christians, and it is possibly in this way that it was used by the Apostle Paul.

Join me in prayer for the North Korean people, that God would look over each one and that He would manifest His presence to those who seek Him, pray for divine guidance to be poured upon US leadership, and pray for the people of Guam, that our Lord would cast His net over all of Micronesia, and keep its population safe from evil… Amen!

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TGIM – Too Busy For A Swim…

Can you believe how fast the summer is passing us by? Kids are getting ready to get back to school, bathing suits and pool accessories are on clearance at department stores and, labor day sales are already advertised all over the place…

I promised myself I’d spend more time in the pool this summer, but of course, I did the exact opposite… Fact is, I’ve been let down by my staff to such an extent this summer, I haven’t had any time to spare as this has been by far the busiest summer I’ve had in over a decade at Cybergenica and Glorious Media, as I keep watching Elizabeth and the girls splash around hoping I’ll make it out, but I end up running out of daylight every day…

I’m curious, are you also having a busy summer at work?

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Freshly Baked Bread from a Frozen Brigford Ready-Dough Loaf

Some days I just don’t feel like blogging about Internet Marketing, Ministry or Homesteading…. Today, I want to talk about delicious bread!

Not many people will argue about the endearing smell or freshly baked bread. Today I baked a loaf of soft, moist bread to accompany succulent veggie cretons I made in an effort to travel back in time, if anything for a few culinary minutes… Mission accomplished!

My wife Elizabeth has been making bread for years but not I. Inspired by a Food Network show I caught last week, I went ahead and bought 3 premixed frozen loafs of white bread I anticipated would turn out average, at best.

Taking the easy route, I used the microwave to thaw one of the loafs and warm oven to quickly rise the dough eventually forgetting about the concoction. Three hours into the two hour rising process, I remembered about my loaf sitting in the oven and rushed to the stove where I was flabbergasted to see how gigantic the loaf had risen, by now falling over the baking pan’s edges.

Elizabeth reassured me we could save the loaf and preheated the oven to 375 degrees. She placed the near exploding loaf in the oven for a half hour until the crust baked to a majestic golden brown color which she then brushed with butter. The loaf was so huge, it eventually collapsed, but in my opinion, it only made it denser, better.

The forgiving, recently frozen dough had given way to a soft, fluffy loaf of delicious bread. Slice after slice, Elizabeth, our daughters Grace, Trinity, Faith, Mercy and I praised God for the magnificent flavor and texture of such a simple, biblical food.

If you haven’t enjoyed freshly baked bread in a while and are courageous enough to follow in my footsteps, I invite you to scope your grocer’s frozen isle and look for a bag of Brigford Ready-Dough. A bright yellow and red bag with 3 frozen 1Lb loafs.

You’ll thank me later! :P

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