My dear fellow bloggers,

Good morning. Shall we join Envius Thoughts’ “FARMERS’ DAY January 17th.” in https://nvsr.wordpress.com in paying rich tributes to the farmers and farming and respond? Thanks.
With regards.
Yours
N V Subbaraman

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My dear fellow bloggers,

Good morning. Shall we respect and revere one of the greatest Tamils on this ” Thiruvalluvar Day-January 16th” through Envius Thoughts in https://nvsr.wordpress.com and respond?. Thanks.
With regards
Yours
N V Subbaraman

WE’VE MOVED

I’m glad to inform everyone that I’ve moved my blog from the old address at https://wolewrites.wordpress.com to a new address.

I’m now blogging from https://woles.home.blog

The focus of my blog has not changed. I just thought that the new address will enhance my work and the quality of my service to my followers and readers. Plus, the new url sounds cool – that’s what I thought.

Anyways, thanks for being there and being a part of the journey. I hope we achieve greater things together, this year onwards.

Much love—

Wole

My dear co bloggers,

Good morning. Greetings for happy and auspicious Pongal. Shall we celebrate with Envius Thoughts “January 15th. Pongal Day-Sankaranthi” today in https://nvsr.wordpress.com and respond? Thanks.
With regards.
Yours
N V Subbaraman

My dear fellow bloggers,

Good morning. Shall we dr5eam of a great year with today’s “13th January- Make Your Dream Come True Day” in Envius Thoughts in https://nvsr.wordpress.com and respond? Thanks.
Wishing you all a happy Pongal/Sankaranthi..
With regards
yours
N V Subbaraman

Sunday Pause (Paws): Fun With Pics

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and let the artsy fartsy side come out.

Sometimes you just never know “what you want to be when you grow up.” I still really haven’t figured it out and I should be retiring in less than 20 years. A lot of my life I feel like I was just “surviving.” I always felt lost and unsure of myself. So I made some bad choices and went down the wrong path for a while. Basically I was just trying to pay the bills, fit in, and trying to be happy. But it was when I started paying attention to God that things started changing…I started changing. I’m still a “work in progress” and will be all of my days. No one is perfect. But I’m not just trying to survive anymore. I’m trying to “live”…really truly “live.” Because it isn’t just about what we “do” to pay the bills, it’s who we are and how we live.

I still haven’t figured out “what I want to be” to pay the bills but I have discovered that I enjoy being creative. My love for animals is nothing new.

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The Church

Please give my greetings to our brothers and sisters at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church that meets in her house.

After you have read this letter, pass it on to the church at Laodicea so they can read it, too. And you should read the letter I wrote to them.
Colossians 4:15‭-‬16 NLT

The gathering of God’s people for God

Most people would think of a church as a building but it is clear from the bible text that a church is the people who meets or come together to fellowship in the building.

In other words a church is not the physical structure of bricks and mortar but consists of the people who are spiritually connected to Jesus and to one another.

Nympha had a church meet in her house. The house was the physical structure, the church were the people who met there to worship God and share His life with each other for mutual support and encouragement.

Nympha is only one of several persons in the new testament who had a church meet in their house.

For example there is Priscilla and Aquila (Rom.16:3-5) and Philemon of whom it is said that, “the church that meets in your home” (Phm.1:1-2).

From these passages we may therefore say that a church is a local gathering of people who are united together by their faith in Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord.

It is not limited to rich or poor, male or female, young or old, black or white but open to all who confess the name of Jesus and desire to follow Him (Gal.3:28).

Why fellowship:

One time when Jesus was eating with them, he told them not to leave Jerusalem. He said, Wait here until you receive what the Father promised to send. Remember, I told you about it before.
Acts 1:4 ERV

  • We must meet together because Jesus Christ commanded it.
  • To worship and praise God.
  • We meet together to wait for His promise.
  • Where two or three people are gathered in His name, there He is.
  • It is a time to share in the joy of the Lord for in His presence there’s fullness of joy.

We must not quit meeting together, as some are doing. No, we need to keep on encouraging each other. This becomes more and more important as you see the Day getting closer.
Hebrews 10:25 ERV

  • We meet together to fellowship and to encourage one another.
  • We meet together in order to meet the needs of our brethren.
  • We meet to hear and get instructions from God.
  • Meeting together brings about transformation and renewal of the mind.
  • Meeting together is important because Jesus Christ is returning soon.

So when next the word church comes up, remember it isn’t the building, but You and I.


Sending you love and blessings for a wonderful week ahead,