January 31, 2014 · 7:34 am
People were in a hurry. Pilgrims jammed the roads into Jerusalem. Preparations were being made to celebrate the Passover. And offer the Paschal lamb.
Ironically, few realized that God’s prophesied Paschal Lamb was being offered that very Friday. And those who saw Jesus’ crucifixion had little idea of what was really happening.
Yet, it was as if all nature said, “Stop!” “Look!” “Listen!” Continue reading →
January 30, 2014 · 8:05 am
In an old Peanuts cartoon Lucy marched in and demanded that her brother, Linus, change television channels.
“What makes you think you can walk right in here and take over? asks Linus.
“These five fingers,” says Lucy. “Individually they’re nothing but when I curl them together like this into a single fist they form a weapon that is terrible to behold.” Continue reading →
January 29, 2014 · 7:03 am
Eric Ferguson was taking out the trash last August from his Mooresville, N.C. home when he was bitten on the foot by a poisonous snake. He drove himself to the Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. However, the bite that stung the most was the hospital bill! Continue reading →
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January 28, 2014 · 7:17 am
Tonight President Obama will deliver the traditional state of the union address.
CNN’s John King claims this year’s speech will be “a defining moment for President Obama.” Fox correspondent, Britt Hume opined that State of the Union speeches don’t mean much. And soon are largely forgotten.
Carrie Dann of NBC News says the POTUS may say some things like… Continue reading →
January 27, 2014 · 6:18 am
Russell Sedelmaier had cleaned Ivon and Eileen Harris’ home once a week for five years. He had the keys to their home. They trusted him. He was a man described by those who knew him as “easy-going, even friendly.” And while Sedelmaier had his share of trouble, hard luck, and minor skirmishes with the law, no one saw this coming. Certainly not the Harrises. Continue reading →
January 24, 2014 · 4:49 am
Earnest Hemingway, in The Capital of the World, tells a popular Spanish story about a father and his son named “Paco.”
Paco was rebellious. Disobedient. Defiant. And irresponsible. Unwilling to follow his father’s rules, he preferred his own way of living. One evening in the heat of an argument, Paco hurled some hurtful and hateful words at his father. Packed up his few possessions. Stomped out the door, slamming it behind him. And traveled to Madrid. Hoping to never see his father again. Continue reading →
January 23, 2014 · 6:43 am
Yesterday The White House released a statement from President Obama, which in part read…
“Today, as we reflect on the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health….. Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.”
Contrast the President’s statement with this one: Continue reading →
January 22, 2014 · 5:12 am
In a shocking speech that is reverberating across the world, Pope Francis made this declaration in the third Vatican council.
“Through humility, soul searching, and prayerful contemplation we have gained a new understanding of certain dogmas. The church no longer believes in a literal hell where people suffer. Continue reading →
January 21, 2014 · 7:08 am
I was a 15-year-old kid beginning my Sophomore year when Dr. King gave his famous “I Have A Dream Speech. The civil rights movement hadn’t come to rural Indiana. We had no black neighbors. There were no black kids in my school. And no black families attended the church where we worshiped. Continue reading →
January 20, 2014 · 8:43 am
Today Abraham Lincoln is regarded as one of our greatest Presidents. However, at that time he had many political enemies including Edwin Stanton, who looked down on Lincoln with great disdain. Among other unkind epithets, Stanton described Lincoln as “a long armed ape,” an “ignoramus” and “the original Gorilla.”
However, when it came time to replace Simon Cameron, his first Secretary of War, Lincoln appointed Stanton to the job. His Cabinet was shocked. But Lincoln believed Stanton was the best man for the job. Continue reading →