Home Ec Class For The Spiritually Blind

by Kevin Burton    Many of us recall best, our culinary mishaps from Home Economics class in high school. But there were other elements to that training.    In Home Ec your teachers tried to train you to build a safe, efficient, nourishing household for yourself, and an eventual spouse and children.     In the …

His Timing, His Answers, His Presence

by Kevin Burton    So there’s this little card. Three inches by one inch. Had it all these years.    There was a small stack of them at the checkout stand of a Christian bookstore in Columbus. I got my music or whatever and I got this little card on the way out.    It …

Are You Prepared To Deliver In Full?

by Kevin Burton    Three words leapt out at me during our regular family Bible study recently.    These days we are in the book of Ezra. That book tells the story of the rebuilding of the temple after Israel’s return to Jerusalem after Babylonian captivity.  Not long ago we studied the book of Nehemiah, …

You Feel That Longing For A Reason

by Kevin Burton    In the title track from her 1994 album “Longing In Their Hearts” Bonnie Raitt speaks eloquently about spiritual blindness.    Really, Bonnie Raitt?    Yep.    That’s why we have called a special assembly here at the Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind to discuss the song and hear it twice, …

Five Bows On Five Boxes, Holy Smokes!

by Kevin Burton    There was this last Friday from the heart and voice box of my loving wife Jeannette: “I want you to give me a list of five things you want for your birthday.”    This had already been an especially productive and fun day.  Then in the winding down part came this …

Singing In Praise Of God, For His Glory

by Kevin Burton    With all due respect to all the singing going on in the Psalms, my favorite singers in the Bible are the Earthquake Singers.     OK, so I made that title up. The singers are not recorded in the Bible as such. But some of you know what I am talking about: …

When You Look To God It All Adds Up

by Kevin Burton    “Do the math” is a favorite saying of mine. When God does the math it always comes out right.    The Bible teaches that God created all things and that He did not create them willy-nilly. Welcome to the fourth-period math class at the Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind (ESSB). …

Speaking In The “Perfect-Imperfect” Tense

by Kevin Burton    You’ve heard people say of a sure thing, “you can take that to the bank.” How much better if we’re talking about God’s spiritual bank?     Good morning! We are in fact talking about spiritual things today here at the Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind (ESSB).     Having been born …

Sowing And Reaping Not Just For Farmers

by Kevin Burton    There are certain physical laws you need to understand in order to have any success navigating planet Earth.    There are spiritual laws that are even more important, for they have implications for where you spend eternity, once you leave the physical realm.    This is our second Sunday at the …

Christian, Are You Swimming Or Floating?

by Kevin Burton    Yesterday on Page 7 we tried to keep up with the apostle Peter as he exhorted believers to grow in their Christian character.    We looked at 2 Peter 1: 5-7, which in the New King James version reads, “But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith …