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Verse of the Day: Proverbs 12:25
March 30, 2009, 1:54 pm
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“An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.”
Proverbs 12:25

I know that’s the case with me lately.



Spencer and the impending collapse (not elimination) of American evangelicism
March 10, 2009, 7:18 pm
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Wes Hazlett’s comment to Spencer’s The Coming Evangelical Collapse:

These sentiments have clearly exposed the underbelly of the real agenda of the forces behind the slow death of America.

Rather than fulfilling the commission of Christ to simply preach His Gospel to allow the Word of God to convict the human heart as the true catalyst of change, we as a collective body are misappropriating our strength and energy into using the government and intellectual debate as weapons of warfare in this spiritual battle.

In doing so, we as a collective body of Christians are not allowing the Word of God to Save, we are hiding behind conservative media moguls like Rush Limbaugh as though they are saviors of a principle that America was founded upon.

While the wealth of Rush Limbaugh can cushion him from the attacks he suffers, the wealth of the individual Christian cannot be relied upon to endure the vile attacks of the enemy in a new America where the enemy does not play by the fair rules of engagement.

In a new America where the President rules by clear policy that government is the new god of America, there is no future for Christianity in America if the Christian expects government to yield to the true God by merely petitioning government to change.

Christians in America must stop hiding behind government and public approval and start forging ahead with no fear of what man can do. We must do this now if God’s grace will save this Country from its future course of soon destruction from our own ways.

Wes Hazlett
The Bodyguard: A Christian Apologetics Ministry

Interesting points.



Obama vs. Palin on abortion
September 2, 2008, 4:12 pm
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“Look, I got two daughters — 9 years old and 6 years old,” he said. “I am going to teach them first about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby. I don’t want them punished with an STD at age 16, so it doesn’t make sense to not give them information.”

vs.

“Our beautiful daughter Bristol came to us with news that as parents we knew would make her grow up faster than we had ever planned. As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support,” the Palins said.

Tom McMahon squares the issue nicely:

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H/T to Jack at Reasoned Audacity.



Memorial Day 2008
May 26, 2008, 1:44 pm
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“May you guard the streets of heaven as fiercly as we stormed the streets of hell.”
— Lcpl. James Vick, to his brother-in-arms, Lance Corporal Antoine Smith

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“All gave some…some gave all…”
Honor our nation’s fallen heroes… in word, thought, and prayer……and remain forever thankful for the blood that was shed for all.

“They summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and virtue.”
–Gen. James A. Garfield



Church of St. Mattress: Arsenal v. ManYoo
April 13, 2008, 1:37 pm
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You know how much the Mrs. loves me?

She surprised me with this when I came home from an emergency work call yesterday:

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Now I can watch my Gooners at home for the first time — no more having to follow the games on ‘net feeds or trekking out to the pub (though I’m sure I’ll have to do both at times).

Being across the pond, the game is during the worship hour.

Thankfully, Big Guy doesn’t mind if we worship at St. Mattress now and then (at least I hope/think He doesn’t.

More important than my wife’s gift of FSC and Goonerdom in mi casa is His gift:

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast.
Ephesians 2:6-9