Tag Archives: Life

Obama: “I Heard the News on Dateline”

I Saw God Wash the World

I saw God wash the World last night with his sweet showers on high, and then, when morning came, I saw Him hang it out to dry. He washed each tiny blade of grass and every trembling tree; He flung his showers against the hill and swept the billowing sea. The white rose is a […]

Be Thankful for Work

“Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and contentment, and a hundred virtues which the […]

Our Defining Moment

So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. – Philippians 2:12,13 [NASB] […]

The Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy

Here’s an interesting short film on the difference between two often confused feelings. I haven’t checked the Greek on the two words yet, but the film is helpful in distinguishing the two.

Murph, the Protector: The True Story of Navy Seal Lt. Michael P. Murphy

Think about this guy before you applaud some famous actor or actress for a performance. This is a performance. The difference here is that it is real life, not scripted by self-serving screenwriters from the dung heap we know as Hollywood.

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The Police Power of Every Citizen

Todd Friel is SO wrong. Todd Friel of Wretched fame sends the message to Christian viewers that, in the case of witnessing or being a victim of the “knockout game” that, in the case of witnessing, help the victim first (yes, that’s good, righteous), and secondly – “call the authorities to deal with the thugs.” […]

Oh No! Someone On the Internet Is Wrong!

Days That Have Long Since Past

While it isn’t a healthy practice to live in the past, it is certainly beneficial to remember it. America has a long, deep history, and much to be thankful for.

Turkey Size

A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store, but could not find one big enough for her family. She asked a stock boy, “Do these turkeys get any bigger?” The stock boy replied, “No Ma’am, they’re all dead.”   [It’s a joke. Listen, nobody forced you to come here. ]

The Day Matthew Henry Was Robbed

Matthew Henry, the famous scholar, was once robbed. He wrote these words in his diary: Let me be thankful first, because I was never robbed before; second, because although they took my purse, they did not take my life; third, because, although they took my all, it wasn’t much; and fourth, because it was I […]

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The Great Value In Disaster

Thomas Edison’s laboratory was virtually destroyed by fire in December 1914. Although the damage exceeded $2 million, the buildings were only insured for $238,000 because they were made of concrete and thought to be fireproof. Much of Edison’s life’s work went up in spectacular flames that December night. At the height of the fire, Edison’s […]

Be Thankful and Encouraged

If you own just one Bible, you are abundantly blessed. One third of all the world does not have access to one. If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week. If you have never experienced the danger of battle, […]

Film: God’s Not Dead

Challenging authoritarianism – and atheism – in academia. This looks like a promising film to see. ht

The Christian Amish

In recent weeks, my family returned from the outer lying areas of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We go there a few times each year to relax, and to get away from whatever pseudo-ruts into which we may have fallen. It is always a joyous time for me. In a sense we reconnect to what is truly important […]

Salting, Curing and Smoking Your Own Meat

You never know, someday the ‘old ways’ may come in handy for a lot of people. Here is a dying art…..

A Brief Respite

Just a quick note to readers that I will be taking a brief respite, a hiatus of sorts, for the next few days. While I’m doing that, whatever ‘that’ is, feel free to leave comments on past posts. Just don’t expect it to be posted right away, much less a reply. Point being, when I […]

Cheer Up, Ye Saints of God

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, 7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. – I Peter 5:6,7 We can live without suffocating worry that strangles our faith and drains our joy. To all our fears the Lord says […]

Pushing Paisley

A powerful story about being “perfect.” “There was a time when Heath White chased perfection. E:60’s Tom Rinaldi tells the story of a how the birth of a girl with Down Syndrome led to the re-birth of a man who thought he had everything, until he discovered the joy of pushing Paisley.”

We Are More Than Ourselves

For men and women are not only themselves; they are also the region in which they were born, the city apartment or farm in which they learned to walk, the games they played as children, the old wives’ tales they overheard, the food they ate, the schools they attended, the sports they followed, the poems […]

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