Randy Bayne

Category: The Way I See It

  • 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 […]

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Last year’s Thanksgiving post got out a little late. Truthfully, it was a lot late. I wrote, “I’m late, and left wondering if anyone will actually see this post. It’s the day before Thanksgiving after all.” There were only 14 views of last year’s post, according to my stats report. Even though that translates into […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Remembering “Wally.” Memorial Day 2021.

    Remembering “Wally.” Memorial Day 2021.

    Preparing to write a Memorial Day post this morning, I looked back over other Memorial Day post I had written. I could find only one, and it was not written specifically for Memorial Day. It is a post about a hero by the name of Delton E. “Wally” Walling, a survivor of the attack on […]

  • Sitting with a Cat

    Sitting with a Cat

    A few months ago my wife and I took a day trip to the north Georgia mountains. Knowing it was a bit early in the season we still hoped to see some fall color. It was a dark, overcast, rainy day and we didn’t see much color. What little fall color we did see was […]

  • 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 […]

  • Focus: Jesus

    Focus: Jesus

    If this post looks similar to my last post, it is, a little bit anyway. The time has come for me to write my annual Christmas post, and having done one a couple weeks ago I decided to use it as my template. Mostly because I really don’t know what is going to fall out […]

  • Christmas 2020: Still About Jesus

    Christmas 2020: Still About Jesus

    Christmas 2020 will be celebrated differently than we have normally celebrated in the past. With all the “restrictions,” whether forced or self-imposed, it may feel like The Grinch has been successful at stopping Christmas, but just like in the Dr. Suess classic, Christmas will come just the same. Sitting with my morning coffee and looking […]

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving

    I’m late, and left wondering if anyone will actually see this post. It’s the day before Thanksgiving after all, and who is going to be paying any attention to blog post, the Internet, or anything online, except the Butterball Turkey Hotline. Thanksgiving is going to be different this year. Very different. For us anyway. For […]

  • The Way I Saw It

    The Way I Saw It

    Like many of you, I watched the documentary, The Way I See It, about Pete Souza’s time as the Chief Official White House photographer. I was more interested in seeing and learning about this photographer’s work than about the politics of the movie. The images he captured of the Regan and Obama White House years […]