Randy Bayne

Category: Faith Thoughts

  • The Importance of Knowing Who You Are

    The Importance of Knowing Who You Are

    This morning I read Colossians 3:12-17 in my Bible. It is a passage in which the Apostle Paul gives us a list of virtues we ought to have, and ought to display.

  • Immanuel – God with Us

    Immanuel – God with Us

    This Christmas season I have been thinking a bit about Immanuel. Not the person, but the meaning. God with Us. This post was started a few days ago, posted, and then realizing it wasn’t quite what I wanted to say I took it back down to do some editing.

  • Recognizing Light

    Recognizing Light

    “The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” John 1:5 When the only thing someone has ever known is darkness, it is hard to understand the Light. So the Father sent the Light into the world in the form of his own Son. It was an incredible plan. An unbelievable […]

  • Come out of the darkness

    Come out of the darkness

    Now that we have moved beyond Thanksgiving I guess we can start talking about Christmas. Yesterday the fall decorations were packed away and taken back into the attic until next year. Soon, maybe even today, the holiday decorations will be brought down and our Christmas season will officially get underway. That means I can begin […]

  • The Chaos Doesn’t Scare Me

    The Chaos Doesn’t Scare Me

    The chaotic would we live in is nothing new. Some would argue with me, and some have. That’s fine. They’re entitled to their opinion, and I am happy to leave them to it. Though I find other’s opinions valuable, I continue to reserve the right to disagree. When it comes to there being nothing new, […]

  • Amazing Love, My Testimony

    Amazing Love, My Testimony

    Amazing Love From the very foundation of creation God has had in place a plan to redeem mankind. Though the first humans, God’s ultimate creative work, created in His image, chose to rebel and turn away from their Creator, He was not willing to forsake them. Love deeper than the ocean, mercy reaching further than […]

  • Love Each Other

    Love Each Other

    “Love each other in the same way I have loved you,” Jesus commands us. What exactly is the “way” Jesus loves us? Jesus continues with the answer, “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” Jesus loved us with a sacrificial love. It is a love that […]

  • Steps of the Godly

    Steps of the Godly

    Life doesn’t always take us in a direction we want to go. That’s no surprise to anyone. We all go through difficult times. They are inevitable and built into the fallenness of our human condition. Though we at times will walk paths filled with heartache and difficulty, we can have confidence, as children of God, […]

  • God’s grace is still enough.

    God’s grace is still enough.

    Following the 2016 election a lot of people went into instant panic over the realization that Donald Trump had won. It wasn’t unlike the panic that occurred following the 2020 election of Joe Biden, with the exception that four years ago there wasn’t an attempted coup. There was panic in 2016, and some who claimed […]

  • 6 Simple Thoughts on Social Media Posting

    6 Simple Thoughts on Social Media Posting

    Tucked away in the last chapter of a letter to a young pastor named Titus is a great list of things I think all of us need to be reminded of. These are things we should always be doing anyway, but in these final days before voting in the 2020 election begins, they seem to […]

  • Four Promises from Psalm 28:7

    Four Promises from Psalm 28:7

    “The LORD is my strength and my shield;My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped;Therefore my heart exults,And with my song I shall thank Him.”Psalm 28:7 Four Promises from Psalm 28:7 All of us have times when we feel alone or lost; like a boat in the vast expanse of ocean. Surrounded by nothing […]

  • Do Unto Others

    Do Unto Others

    “In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you.” ‭‭— Matthew‬ ‭7:12‬ ‭ Looking through my social media feeds, it is easy for me to conclude that many people have little or no desire to be treated well. No desire for grace or mercy. No want of forgiveness. No giving […]

  • Grounded and Working Faith Defeats COVID-19

    Grounded and Working Faith Defeats COVID-19

    The test results came back. Negative for COVID-19. Not what I was expecting. Don’t get me wrong. I am definitely thankful. Relieved too. It is a little surprising though. Having had all the symptoms, and spending a few days discovering new ways to eject my lungs, I was certain a test would show I had […]

  • Faith is Greater than Fear – A Follow-up

    Faith is Greater than Fear – A Follow-up

    This is a follow-up to a short article I wrote linking to one my pastor wrote for his blog. Vacation Extension After getting home from San Diego I would have time to spend writing, processing pictures, telling stories, and posting to my Website. Oh, and finish reading the book I started before the trip. Sheltering-in […]

  • One thing for a Merry Christmas

    One thing for a Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas If I am going to write a Christmas post, now would be the time. Not doing it now would mean not doing it at all. I’m pretty sure I won’t be taking time for too much writing over the next week or so. It feels like Christmas got here awfully quick. Didn’t we […]