Trinidad Scorpion Hot Pepper

UPDATED: Some Like it Hot

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The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, – Genesis 2:15,16

The Lord surely put a lot of good things in that garden. For most of my life I didn’t want to have much to do with gardens. I thought they were too much work. But my love for spicy food has changed that. Read more

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The Best News You’ll Ever Hear

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First the bad news.

as it is written:
“None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good,not even one.”
“Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.”
“The venom of asps is under their lips.”
“Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.”
“Their feet are swift to shed blood; in their paths are ruin and misery, and the way of peace they have not known.”
“There is no fear of God before their eyes.” — Romans 3:10-18

That’s the way we are without God. That’s the way we are when we go to church but don’t believe. That’s the “cultural Christian”, the one who goes to church for appearance’s sake.
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The Great Smoky Mountains

Theme changes

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You may have noticed that the theme of this site keeps changing (or not, there aren’t that many of you that visit). I thought I had found one I liked… until it started inserting ads on my site.

It wouldn’t be so bad, but when the ads are for causes I simply cannot support? Away with the ads and away with the old theme.

[Update] The old theme was free, as is the one I’m using now. The ads came as a surprise and did not bring me any revenue.

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I Am…

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Not so long ago I wrote about themes that disturb me in “super-hero” movies. One of the things I mentioned was that these movies have a warped theology. Super-heroes aren’t gods yet in some cases they seem to make the claim. One of the less obvious claims made by a “super-hero” was made by the Vision in the movie Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

Vision: I am not Ultron. I am not J.A.R.V.I.S. I am… I am.

By “less obvious”, I mean that many people would simply take this statement as merely saying that the Vision exists. However there’s one who already claims “I am” as his name. And, to borrow a phrase from Steve Rogers, “I’m pretty sure he doesn’t dress like that.”

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