I am a Christian who likes to read, write, paint, walk, and learn.

(Header background image “Leaves in Dundas” courtesy Dan Zen @Flickr)

Unless I use my own translation, all Scripture quotations are from the New American Standard Bible, indicated with a NASB after the quote.

A lengthy exception occurs when I do meditative commentary on New Testament books, for example most recently Hebrews and Ephesians–in that case i do my own translating from the original Greek text and the verses are boldprinted..

But also be aware that in translating I have included some words that are not strictly word-for-word literal, words which more fully indicate the meaning inherent in the original Greek of the text– and which were derived from Greek word studies, lexicons and grammar books.  I always seek to carefully avoid adding any meaning not there in the original passage. My words that more fully describe the meaning of the text are somewhat similar to the Amplified version of the Bible.

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