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Can Life Be Meaningless for the Christian?

Can life be meaningless for the Christian? Can you have a personal relationship with God, be sure of salvation and eternity in heaven by grace through faith in Christ's finished work, yet live an empty, unfulfilled life. These questions come to mind when we read what Ecclesiastes 1 has to say about the meaning of life.
The book of Ecclesiastes is not your typical motivational book. You won’t hear a lot of positivity from its author. It doesn’t sugar coat its declarations. In fact, it throws itself into discussing the deep and heavy stuff about life.
Most agree that King Solomon indeed wrote this book and probably did so sometime during his old age.
From an initial reading of chapter 1, we learn that the author has lived a long life by the time he wrote the book. He’s done a lot, accomplished a lot, and learned a lot. With all those in view, he pens the book.
From the way he perceives life, we can catch that he’s speaking from a position where one is far from God or living in disconnec…

You Can Make This Easy Puto or Steamed Rice Cake Recipe in the Oven

Filipinos call it puto or steamed rice cakes. It comes in different shapes, sizes, and flavors. It uses varying ingredients. Commonly, it's made using a regular food steamer.
But this puto or steamed rice cake recipe lets you use either a steamer or an oven. This easy puto recipe also lists substitutes so you can bake with what you have or just vary the taste and texture whenever you want to serve it.

Puto or Filipino steamed rice cakes go well with coffee or tea. You can bake these less sweet and have them with grilled meat, saucy dishes, or stew.
For your Easy Puto Ingredients 2 cups Flour (Rice flour, all purpose flour, cake flour, or self-rising flour)1 cup granulated sugar (lessen or add a bit more as you prefer, use other types of sugar you like)1 tbs baking powder (omit this if you're using self-rising flour)2 to 4 tbs butter (use max if you want it buttery)3/4 cup milk ( full-cream, buttermilk, coconut milk, etc.)1 cup water1 eggoptional additional flavour (drops of vanill…

A Meditation on 1 Peter 5:7

1 Peter 5:7 is a short and simple verse that carries a lot of truths. If you are filled with troubles, this is one rich verse you should meditate on. 1 Peter 5:7 in different translationsReading Scripture in different translations broadens our understanding. Let's look at 1 Peter 5:7 rendered in different Bible Translations.
a. From Holman Christian Standard Bible:
"casting all your care on Him, because He cares about you." b. From Amplified Bible Classic:
"Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully." c. From New English Translation:
"by casting all your cares on him because he cares for you." 2 Main Truths from 1 Peter 5:7From a simple reading of the verse, we can clearly see 2 main truths.
1. There's an action step we should take. 1Peter 5:7  says what we should do:
'cast all your cares upon God' and
2. There's…