A Blogging Update

Rusty Comeback It has been over a month since I have been on here. A lot has transpired between then and now. I started a new job, our car was in great need of repair, and my ill companion of procrastination didn't want to let go. I have been wanting to get back on this…

At Years End

The Year Ahead The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, therefore I will hope in Him.” Lamentations 3:22-24 (ESV) AT YEARS END In less than 2 days, a new year…

Right Now Counts Forever

Fort Pierce, Inlet - Florida - Taken with my iPhone 12 Pro Max RIGHT NOW. The late R.C. Sproul said, "Right now counts forever". He was not wrong. Our time here is but a vapor as James says (James 4:14). The start of this year has proven that fact. My father and brother passed earlier…

PRECIOUS ARE HIS SAINTS

PASTOR DOUGLAS HECK "PRECIOUS IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD IS THE DEATH OF HIS SAINTS"PSALM 116:15 On August 17th, at 1:30am, Pastor Doug Heck was called home. He awoke in the presence of His Master, the Lord Jesus Christ. I have no doubts that Doug burst into joy and laughter seeing the One whom…

Distractions

DISTRACTIONS On August 19th, I will be starting back up at Reformation Bible College. Yesterday, I printed out my syllabus's for both classes and surveyed the landscape to see what lies ahead this semester. Let us just say that even with just two classes, I will be busy. So busy in fact, that I must…

Dear MOm, Dad, and Brother

A Letter to the ones I love. Dear Mom, Dad, and beloved Brother, Gail Melniszyn (May 26, 1950-May 26, 2002) Dear Mom, Tomorrow, on the Lord's Day is Mother's Day. It is hard to believe that you have passed into eternity 19 years ago at 8:05pm, on your birthday. I recall getting the phone call…

Christ the sure and steady anchor

I sit here. Tears stream down my swollen cheeks. The Month of May begins this week and I was reminded of a few things. My Mother passed away on May 26th, 2002 while was based in Izmir, Turkey. She was taken into eternity that night which was her birthday. My Father who passed away back…

The Cold Hand of Humanity

HOUSTON, TX - JULY 28: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) A patient who is treated with an intubator lies on a bed in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center on July 28, 2020 in Houston, Texas. COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have spiked since Texas reopened, pushing intensive-care units to full capacity and…

Through the Valley

The Lord is my Shepherd - Ps 23 Blogs are meant to convey thoughts, feelings, opinions, and critiques. This blog, however is meant to share thoughts, feelings, theology, and well, observations. The site as you can see is simply linked as stephenjmelniszyn.org. Simple as it can be. Just as I like. The decision to create…