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I spent sometime this morning responding to people whose blogs I follow. I try to do this as often as I am able to. It’s a form of expressing thankfulness for what they have done and do for me, because the way that I see it, we are responsible to lift one another up.

I’ve been seriously blogging now for about three years, and it amazing what this endeavor has done for my faith. And I am so thankful for some of the people that I have met along the way. You folks know who you are. Real people, ordinary people, loving people because the Holy Spirit lives in you.

And in order to write about Christian Apologetics it is necessary to do your homework and a byproduct of all this homework is that my knowledge and faith is much stronger now than when I first began blogging in earnest, three years ago. I spend much more time in God’s Word now and my prayer life has changed significantly, for the better. I find that I need to be in God’s Word now and I need to spend time in prayer.

I call you folks my remote Church, because in essence, that’s what you are. I have my local Pastor and Church but I also have my remote Church, where the members I have come to know are cherished. People from all walks of life, with different insights and understandings from hardships they have gone through or are still working through.

The examples of faith that some of you have leave my walk of faith in the dust in a lot of cases, yet there is no bragging, no “look what I’ve done” or “look what I am doing”. Humility is common and graciousness seems to be the attitude that is most prevalent. And in all the people that I converse with, I’ve only run into a couple of instances where there was any friction and even there, in all probability, I was more at fault than they, so we learn.

A dear Christian brother of mine who is now with the Lord, used to say that the closer we get to God, the more we realize how little we know. It scares me when I come to understand or comprehend how little I do know. Don’t get me wrong, I know a lot of things about Christianity but knowing things about Christianity isn’t really what it is all about. We all have a common goal, something that we all are working towards and in the vast majority of cases, it is walking closer with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus.

And I can honestly say that my experience with blogging about Christian Apologetics has been very positive, from a person to person perspective. We lift one another up, help one another, pray for one another. And I have yet to meet anyone who thinks they know it all, not once. Everyone is constantly learning, expanding our Christian worldview, enhancing our experience of faith. And I’ve encountered all levels of faith, young faith, doubting faith and strong faith. Sometimes with simplicity and sometimes with a level of complexity that stretches my mental capabilities.

I find that blogging is a form of discipline, where you make a commitment to accomplish a goal and work towards that goal. God has been very gracious with me, it’s very rare that I don’t have something I think I need to write on. And it makes me do my homework, study, investigate, examine and apply critical thinking principles. And most importantly, above all the benefits that I’ve already mentioned, there has been a solid growth in my relationship with our God and Saviour Jesus. I trust Him more, depend on Him more and love Him more.

So…. I just wanted to take the time to thank all of you for touching base with me from time to time, sharing things with me that I am not that knowledgeable about, expanding my understanding and appreciation for what God can and does do in all of our lives. There is so much negativity in this world that we live in and you folks bring light, to which I am indebted.

Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!




Disciple of Jesus, married to Peggy, with 5 grown up children, 7 grand children, ex-Canadian military and residing in beautiful Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. a.k.a. "Papa"

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8 comments on “Responding
  1. bcparkison says:

    And I, for one, want to thank you.

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  2. Beautifully stated, Bruce.

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  3. Bruce, it has been a blessing and a delight to be engaged in sharing what the Lord is revealing to each of us. We all agree that growth and fruit continue as we saturate ourselves in prayer and His Word. They are our daily food and Life as the Holy Spirit works His Word in and through us. No one has it all, but each in gratitude and humility sharing the measure each of us is given for the building up of the body of Christ, His Church. Blessings ~ to HIs glory and our joy as brethren in Christ.

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  4. Your posts are such a blessing to me and my family! Thank YOU, Bruce! By the way, I could truly relate to what you wrote/quoted: “…the closer we get to God, the more we realize how little we know.” So very true. Thank you for inspiring us to keep digging for God’s Truth, Bruce! 🙂

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  5. Jeff Rab says:

    Love this post! I echo your thoughts here, Bruce! The fourth paragraph, and the “remote church”. I too feel a kinship with a number of people who blog and sense the spiritual family in a new, or maybe just different, way than those I see routinely! Great post, Bruce!

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