“My religious convictions and scientific views cannot at present be more specifically defined than as those of a believer in creative evolution. I desire that no public monument or work of art or inscription or sermon or ritual service commemorating me shall suggest that I accepted the tenets peculiar to any established church or denomination nor take the form of a cross or any other instrument of torture or symbol of blood sacrifice.”
Category Archives: Great Bible Verses
In yesterday’s post, I Am Not Ashamed, we spoke to a single aspect of one of the great verses of the Bible, Romans 1:16. But there is more to be considered from this special verse.
Paul, the author of Romans, had formerly been a persecutor of Christians. He was known as Saul of Tarsus. However, he renounced his Judaism, surrendered his advantages, privileges, and credentials and became despised, rejected and persecuted by the enemies of Christ.
Why? Continue reading
5-year old Jason was in the kitchen as his mother made supper. She asked him to go into the pantry and get her a can of tomato soup,but he didn’t want to go in alone.
“It’s dark in there and I’m scared.”
She asked again, and he persisted. Finally she said, “It’s OK–Jesus will be in there with you.”
Jason walked hesitantly to the door and slowly opened it. He peeked inside, saw it was dark, and started to leave when all at once an idea came to him. Continue reading
“Leadership is influence,” wrote J. Oswald Sanders, “the ability of one person to influence others. One man can lead others only to the extent that he can influence them”.”
John Maxwell expressed it this way, “Leadership in any organization – whether in the local church or in some other Christian activity – is never just a job. It is always a way of life, demanding from those who would be leaders a 24-hour-a-day commitment. The leader, in a sense, must always be on the job, deciding, directing and developing the work that has been entrusted to him while at the same time encouraging those in the work.” Continue reading
Yesterday was the funeral service for the two slain Gilchrist County Sheriff’s deputies-Noel Ramirez and Taylor Lindsey. It was held in the Bell Middle/High School auditorium. The two were ambushed while eating lunch at a local restaurant in Trenton, Florida last Thursday.
Governor Rick Scott attended and spoke at the funeral expressing his condolences. Law enforcement representatives came from all 67 counties in Florida. There were also representatives from across the country including officers from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Some Canadian officers even attended to pay their respects. Continue reading
William Maxwell Aitken, known as Lord Beaverbrook, was a British newspaper publisher in the first half of the 20th century. One day in the washroom of his London club he happened to meet Edward Heath, then a young member of Parliament, about whom he had printed an insulting editorial a few days earlier.
“My dear chap,” said Aitken, who embarrassed by the encounter, “I’ve been thinking it over, and I was wrong. Here and now I wish to apologize.” Continue reading
The late Celestine Sibley was an American author and journalist who wrote a regular column for the Atlanta Constitution for many years. She also wrote 25 books including the award-winning, Children, My Children.
Sibley tells about once taking her three children to a diner for breakfast one morning. It was crowded and they had to take separate seats at the counter. Eight-year-old Mary was seated at the far end of the counter and when her food was served she called down to her mother in a loud voice, “Mother, don’t people say grace in this place?” Continue reading