Tutored in math

I just had an interesting experience with some online mathematicians. I “thought” I understood the problem because I knew of one “like” it previously. I told them they were wrong and showed them why. They very patiently walked me through the problem several times answering my different objections. I finally agreed with them at about the fourth go round.

Learning the math was valuable.

Learning the “non-math” was invaluable.

I will now endeavor to listen to someone completely first so that I can explain their position back to them better than they can (1). I will ask questions to see if my assumption that I already “know” something about this new subject is true or not. I will open up myself to be influenced more readily if I hope to be able to have any influence to return (1).
(1) Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The following is a verse I must relearn over and over:
James 4:6b (NASB95)

The Bible says: You can’t lose Jesus

(It bugs me that the church I was a member with for 30 years won’t discuss with me what I have discovered that contradicts their view. Here’s the latest scripture I have found that contradicts their belief that “you can lose your salvation.”

It is a trustworthy statement:
For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him;
If we endure, we will also reign with Him;
If we deny Him, He also will deny us;
If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.

2 Timothy 2:11–13 (NASB95)


“If we deny Him, He also will deny us”

“He cannot deny Himself”

So if someone is “denied” they are not of “Himself”

They are not, were not, one with Jesus, or ever “saved.”

You cannot lose your “salvation.”


Those who interpret this as a license to sin beware!

Before I was saved God punished me severely when I sinned.

After I was saved God chastised me severely when I sinned.

God is not mocked, whatever you sow you will reap.


Just a reflection of me.......

Just Keith Harris

Writings and Ramblings, Thoughts and Theology | Musings and Meanderings with Words

Be Inspired..!!

Listen to your inner self..it has all the answers..

Subdued Flamboyance

Poetry by Dr. Abhinav Majumder

WordPress.com News

My relationship with Jesus, my relationship with Mental Illness, and the combination of both

Unshakable Hope

"All of creation will be shaken and removed, so that only unshakable things will remain." (Hebrews 12:27)


Stories, features, articles of writer and author David Ettinger.

Reality Decoded

Making Clear What Is Hidden In Plain Sight

Renard's World

My Personal Space On The Web To Post Anything That Tickles My Fancy

A New Life

Thoughts On Lessons Learned

Feeding On Jesus

Bread from Heaven, Fresh from God's oven!

Mental Health @ Home

A safe place to talk openly about mental health & illness

knitting with heart

. . . luv 'n stitches for our tired old world

Pearls & Swine

Bringing Hope & Healing to Targets of Abusive Leadership in Christian Organizations

Divided We Fall

Bipartisan dialogue for the politically engaged

Stories I've Never Told...

(...and some I have)

Take a Shot -Facing Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety and Suicide

A mix of manic episodes, depressive tears and suicidal triumphs to fill your mind and inspire your spirit.