Bible Trivia Questions

Trivia To Challenge Your Brain

Are you good at trivia games, like Trivial Pursuit?Trivial Pursuit gameLet’s try out your skills with a world geography question.

QUESTION: WHAT’S THE WORLD’S HIGHEST WATERFALL?

Waiting, waiting.

Anyone?

Yeah, I didn’t know the answer to that one either!

The answer is:

Ding Ding Ding!

Angel Falls in Venezuela.

How high are the Falls?

Over 3000 feet high.

Angel FallsThat’s pretty high.

Now we both know.

Don’t ever think you won’t learn anything from my blog 😉

Trivia games are good for your brain and will keep you sharp.

I want to stay sharp!

Bible Trivia Questions

Bible trivia questions

Have you ever tried your hand at Bible Trivia questions?

Here’s a question to start.

In the Book of Revelation, the Angel of the Lord told John to bow down and worship him.

True or false?

That answer is:

_____________.

What Did The Angel Say?

Did you guess it?

That answer is false.

John was warned by the angel to worship God only.

That’s a lesson for today as well. As Christians, we are commanded not to worship or pray to angels.

**8 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God. –  Revelation 22:8-9, ESV, English Standard Version.

Bible Trivia Games

If you have trouble remembering Bible facts, people, and places, you may want to check out Bible trivia games.

They’re fun!

There are a couple of free Bible quiz apps you can check out by clicking on this website. You’ll need to specify whether you have an iPhone or an Android.

I like these apps because I can play a few Bible trivia games on my phone whenever I’m waiting to see someone.

If you’re not a fan of phone apps, I can also suggest this Bible trivia website.

In my humble opinion, playing Bible trivia is so much more edifying than reading that old copy of People magazine in a doctor’s office waiting room.

Seriously, I don’t care if this celebrity is fighting with that celebrity.

They can take their “kerfuffle” elsewhere.

P.S. Even though I was a champion speller in the 8th grade, I still had to look up how to spell the word, “kerfuffle.”

If you already knew (smarty pants), don’t tell me.

I might just be sensitive about it.  😉

God bless

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*Angel Falls photo courtesy of: By Paulo Capiotti [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.
**Game photo courtesy of: By Pratyeka (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.
***Scripture quotation is from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2016 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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Heaven Isn’t Boring

What We Know: Heaven Isn’t Boring

Non-believers need prayer. They will miss out on so much, and don’t even know it yet.

You may have read as I have, some of the ridiculous comments about Heaven offered up by non-believers.

Here’s a big one:

They claim Heaven will be dull.

Huh?

  • Since when?
  • Have you been there?
  • What’s your supporting evidence that it’s boring?

Girls And Guys Just Wanna Have Fun

People, people, people.

I recently saw a blog post where the writer said Heaven is boring because there are no problems there.

Apparently, in this person’s mind, sinfulness equals pleasure.

The writer says, if sin goes away, (like cheating, getting drunk, etc.,) eternal life won’t be any fun.

How Could Anyone Not Want Everlasting Joy?

People, including non-believers, spend their lives pursuing pleasure.  We’re hard-wired that way.

But, ironically, when non-believers talk about Heaven, joy becomes uninteresting.

Their arguments don’t even make sense!

*Scripture repeatedly makes clear that heaven is a realm of unsurpassed joy, unfading glory, undiminished bliss, unlimited delights, and unending pleasures. Nothing about it can possibly be boring or humdrum. It will be a perfect existence. We will have unbroken fellowship with all heaven’s inhabitants. Life there will be devoid of any sorrows, cares, tear, fears, or pain.John MacArthur, pastor-teacher, from Grace To You.

Some Day We Will See Jesus Face To Face

I just don’t get people sometimes. If they continue on their present path of Scripture denial, they will miss out on an eternal lifetime of joy and wonder.

We can see small impressions of the beauty of Heaven, right here on earth.

Yesterday, I looked outside at our bird feeder and saw a painted bunting.

Have you ever seen one? Isn’t he beautiful?

painted bunting

This little guy is just one more exquisite example of the beauty of God’s creation.

If I were to list all the examples I could think of, we’d be here for a long time!

No “random chance” foolishness here.

Heaven Isn’t Boring

How much more beautiful will Heaven be than anything we’ve experienced here on earth?

David’s Psalm 8 comes to mind.

Here’s just a part.

Psalm 8:3-4

What a beautiful testament to God’s magnificence. In this great big universe, He cares about you and me.

How can we not be in awe, and show our reverence to our great and wonderful God?

Heaven Isn’t Boring

Dear doubting blogger (mentioned at the beginning of this blog post), I will pray for you.

You have no idea what you will miss if you continue down that misguided path of self-absorption and unconfessed sin.

There’s so much more in store for those of us who put our trust in Him.

The Cross was not, by any means, a failure.

Through Jesus Christ, we have the ultimate victory.

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*John MacArthur quotation, public domain and as quoted from Christian quotes.info

**Scripture quotation is from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2016 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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No Time For Patience

Confession Time

Ssshhh, let’s just keep this private between you and me.

I have no time for patience.

It takes too long. Lol!

Seriously, practicing patience is hard.

There’s my timetable of when I think things should happen, (silly human), and then there’s God’s timing.

We know Who controls the outcome of everything in our lives, and it isn’t you and me!

Hurry Up, And Wait

As hurried and busy as we all are, it still seems we do a lot of waiting.

Waiting on this person, waiting on that thing.

It doesn’t matter what it is, even the little stuff sometimes.

Waiting, waiting, waiting.

Years ago, I worked for a female executive who was very generous with her gift-giving. That’s a good trait for a boss to have, right?

I’ll never forget one birthday of mine.

She gave me a nice gift certificate for a facial at a fancy beauty salon.

I was excited.

It wasn’t just any facial. It was nine layers!

Facials come in nine layers?

Who knew?

nine layer facial

I’ll never forget it. The day arrived, and I lay there on the salon table in a small backroom as the esthetician smoothed each layer on my face. There were layers of seaweed and clay, plus lots of other rejuvenating, moisture-producing, ingredients mixed in.

It felt good, and it smelled good.

Time to close my eyes and relax.

This facial is great.

Aaahhh, so great.

Truly.

#reallygreat.

The Reveal

The tech told me to relax for the next hour as the facial mask did its work.

She then abandoned, I mean left, me alone in that little room.

Everything was fine for a few minutes, and then the ingredients started to harden on my face.

The nine layers stiffened up like concrete.

My head, weighing about a thousand pounds now, started to hurt.

The new age music she piped into the room began to creep me out, and the blanket on top of me was getting all kinds of warm.

Where was she? How long has it been?

I tried to move my concrete head. 

Fear took over.

The Bible says many times not to fear.

No time for patience

Does that command include suffering through a nine layer facial mask?

Where was she?

What if they all leave and forget about me back here?

After one of the longest hours of my life for the sake of beauty, the tech finally came back and took off my constricting layers.

I silently assured myself that I would never go through that again.

No Time For Patience? Practice Makes Perfect

I am not a fan of feeling out of control.

Roller coasters scare me.

On a serious note, how often does that happen to us in life?

We go into a situation, and it doesn’t quite turn out the way we planned. In fact, things can go terribly wrong. Layer builds upon layer of disappointment and we feel suffocated in misery.

Turn Your Impatience Into A Strength

We can get ourselves into so many predicaments, and then we want God to bail us out.

It could take awhile.

While we’re waiting, whether it’s a few minutes or even years, God hasn’t gone anywhere.

He’s still in control, loving us with His perfect love, and He knows full well our real pain and suffering.

Sinclair B Ferguson quote

Restlessness Is Another Opportunity To Pray

God always has a reason and can use our trials for His glory. We may not understand the reasons for our predicament at the time, but when impatience hits, instead of grumbling about it, why not stop and pray silently?

Pray for God’s will, His timing, and His grace.

Lord, please help us with our lack of patience.

Help us to trust You more, no matter what.

Don’t Move Ahead Of God

My husband and I talk about how often, when we’ve blindly rushed headlong into making a big decision, it turns out to be wrong every time. On the other hand, when we’ve specifically prayed, waited on God’s timing, what we thought was good for us either rightly fell into place or it didn’t. We know God was with us throughout and we trust His ways are best, even when His answer is No! Perspective and perseverance are essential.

Whether it’s waiting for the right job or trusting God through our illnesses, we should seek His comfort through the valley of frustrations.

The Apostle Paul encouraged believers in the book of Romans to remain firm in their faith.

Faith is living and active. It represents our confidence in God’s grace.

**12Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.Romans 12:12, ESV.

Keep your sense of humor, and know that the One who created that beautiful sunset outside, also created you. God never makes a mistake.

God created the sunsets

I hope this post has brought you a smile and some encouragement.

God bless you.

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*Sinclair B. Ferguson quotation, public domain and as quoted from Christian quotes.info

**Scripture quotation is from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2016 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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2017 Love Song Couples Getaway

Love Song Couples Getaway 2017

Are you looking for an exceptional way to celebrate your marriage?

I have an answer for you.

It’s the annual Love Song Couples Getaway!

Love Song Couples Getaway 2017

My husband and I recently got back from our third trip to the Bahamas and – without a doubt – it was just as spectacular as the first two.

Why? Because the Love Song Couples Getaway at the Atlantis Hotel Bahamas offers more than just beautiful Bahamian beaches, tasty island cuisine, friendly people, picturesque marine life, and photo ops galore.

Celebrating marriage - Bahamas style

The Love Song Couples Getaway from Everlasting Tours celebrates marriage. Plus, you have the unique opportunity to develop lasting friendships with other Christian couples from all over the world.

Did I say “fun?”

The fun factor of the Love Song Getaway is off the charts. During your free time you can opt to snorkel in the Cove, kayak in the lagoon, ride the rapids in an inner tube, or slide down the Leap of Faith waterslide. And, that’s just a few of the available choices.

Sting ray photo op

I got to kayak for the first time in my life! The funny thing is, as soon as we got out to the middle of Paradise Lagoon, it started pouring rain. We laughed all the way back to shore.

Some mischievous friends convinced me to try floating the rapids of The Current. Let’s just say I was gripping that inner tube for dear life.

Don’t worry – you get plenty of romantic alone time with your spouse. There’s also time for people watching.

And the food? Where do I start?

I love seafood.

The island cuisine is delicious! In fact, I’ve developed an addiction for conch fritters.

Now, if I can just find a restaurant that serves those in Texas!

Great Speakers at the 2017 Love Song Couples Getaway

The speakers for the 2017 Love Song Couples Getaway were excellent.

First up, best-selling author and speaker, Gary Thomas, reminded us all how important it is to cherish our spouses.

Love your spouse as Christ loves the church

It doesn’t matter whether you’re newly married or have ten grandchildren, you should never forget to encourage and appreciate your spouse. That means listening to each other and giving him or her your full attention.

No cell phone distractions allowed.

Cherishing means to love each other as Christ, our greatest example, loves His church.

Cherish means: “I won’t ignore you, I will treasure you, I will showcase you.” – Minister-author, Gary Thomas.

Love Does, Apathy Doesn’t

The best-selling author of Love Does, Bob Goff, is one of the most engaging speakers I’ve ever heard. He inspires me to share my faith and help others more.

On a side note, he likes to cut up as much as we do, as you can see from the photo.

Bob Goff

Top Christian Music At Love Song Couples Getaway 2017

One of my favorite ways to delight in God is by listening to Christian music.

An awesome lineup of musical guests took the stage this year for the Love Song Getaway.

*Mac Powell of Third Day

*Steven Curtis Chapman

*Michael Tait/Duncan Phillips of the Newsboys

*Adam Agee/Dave Stovall of Audio Adrenaline

and *Christy Nockels

For one of the date nights, Christy Nockels sang this beautiful song that I wanted to share with you.

It’s called “Be Loved.”


How about church on the beach with Steven Curtis Chapman?

Church on the beach

Clean Water And Grateful Smiles, Thank You, Jesus!

I would be remiss if I didn’t talk about the Love Song Foundation.

A portion of each couple’s cost to attend Love Song Couples Getaway goes toward the sponsorship of building clean water wells in villages throughout India. You also have the opportunity to individually sponsor a well. What a great cause to bring life-saving water to people in need.

Surprise Your Spouse Next Year

Love Song has two Christian couples getaways a year. 

How does a choice between Cancun or Maui sound? The trip options will be released to the public soon. Keep checking the link above for 2018.

Surprise your spouse with one of these memorable trips, and you can count down the days like the rest of us. Book now to reserve your place!

Hope to see you there!

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Selflessness: Where “Less” Is More

Big ego

“What an ego!”

Do you ever feel that way when you’re flipping TV channels, and you see another celebrity bragging about their reality show?

Specifically, I’m talking about reality shows where foul-mouthed, combative people take each other on in a shout fest. There doesn’t seem to be an ounce of humility in these folks.

People can be so awful to each other, and it’s all displayed right there on TV where kids might see it.

This past week, I heard two separate celebrities talk about how funny it is when they let their young kids curse, even though the kids don’t know what the words mean.

Is it funny?

Backwards-thinking is more like it.

*The world’s smallest package is a man wrapped up in himself.
– Chuck Swindoll, Christian pastor, and educator

The Value Of Selflessness

The people who get my respect are the “real” superstars in my opinion. They are genuine heroes from everyday life.

We hear about their stories sometimes on the news. Their stories of heroism are like sweet music to my ears.

It doesn’t matter how old they are.

Here’s a glimpse of a young heroine, that still brings a few years to my eyes.

It’s refreshing to hear that story again, even though it’s an old one from a few years ago.

Little Savannah is a shining star.

Selflessness: Where “Less” Is More

Have you noticed that when many heroes are interviewed, with all humility, they steer the praise away from themselves and give the glory to God?

I love that!

God providentially knows who the heroes and heroines are in our world. Will you be one of them?

Selflessness: Where less is more

No Greater Love

In John 15:13, Jesus said to His disciples,

13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. – John 15:13, KJV, King James Version, public domain.

Agape Love is the highest form of love.

There is no greater example of Agape Love than that of Jesus Christ and His selfless death and Resurrection on the Cross for an undeserving world.

God bless you this week!

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*Chuck Swindoll and A.B. Simpson quotations, as quoted from Christian quotes.info
**Scripture Reference: King James Version, (KJV) Public Domain.

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