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A Tribute to My Hero – Memorial Day Weekend 2017

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.” Ayn Rand Here’s a repost of a tribute to my dad blogged on Memorial Day 2 years ago! Since then, its only got better. Now 97, he [ ... ]

Private Sermon Given By Robert Jeffress, the Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church, Dallas for President Trump and VP Pence On the Morning of the Inauguration at St. John’s Church

(Verbatim transcript of the sermon) When God chooses a leader: Nehemiah 1:11 Introduction: President-elect and Mrs. Trump, Vice-President-elect and Mrs. Pence, families and friends, it’s an honor to be with you on this historic day. President-elect Trump, I remember that it was exactly one year ago this weekend that I was with you on your Citation jet flying around Iowa before the first caucus or primary vote was cast. After our Wendy’s cheeseburgers, I said that I believed that you would be the next President of the United States. And if that happened, it would be because God had placed you there. As the prophet [ ... ]

Bad News – Good News: Perfect Wrath, Perfect Mercy

Easter – Reflections on the passion and the purpose. As we come away from this joyful season of the celebration of Christ’s resurrection it behooves us to take a step back and examine once again the real purpose behind it all. For those reading this for the first time some of these thoughts and ideas may come as a complete surprise. Hopefully it will give you a fresh understanding of the matchless mercy and grace of our heavenly Father, while at the same time reveal his unquenchable anger towards the sin that robs so many of the life that He longs [ ... ]

Christmas…Immanuel…God With Us…

  So this is Christmas… A popular Christmas song reminds us that it’s the “…most wonderful time of the year” For most, that is. For many it’s quite the opposite. Loneliness settles in as a stark reminder of loved ones lost, children all grown up, and homesickness for yesteryear. Anxiety joins the party with the pressure of tight finances intensified by the obsessive compulsion to check off that ever-expanding gift list. In the end it’s all about focus… The world was worse off when the angels declared the arrival of the Christ child 2000+ years ago. Life as they knew it was gloomy and hopeless.. Oppression and depression [ ... ]
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Sanctity of Life – A Child or A Choice

A Choice Or A Child? National Geographic reported the strange antics of a Primitive tribe in India’s Satpura plateau region. They follow a curious custom after an earthquake. The men of the village go around driving nails into the ground to make it firm again. As ridiculous as that may sound, they have come to believe that their action brings the desired results. We are running around in our own helpless way trying to hammer nails into the shaky moral ground of our nation to make it firm again. We have been looking to summits, campaigns, and task forces to find the solution. [ ... ]

My confession, perspective and prediction for November 9.

I have a confession to make..what I’m about to write may come as a surprise to some. Names and places have been changed for obvious reasons… About a decade ago I was called upon to lead a group of pastors in a certain part of the city in preparation for a city-wide evangelistic crusade by a world-famous evangelist. On one occasion as a we gathered for prayer Father put a verse on my heart that had to do with Him not hearing the prayers of his people because of iniquity hidden in their heart. It prompted me to call for confession [ ... ]

Reflections on the Passion and the Purpose -Perfect Mercy, Perfect Wrath

Easter – Reflections on the passion and the purpose. Perfect Mercy, Perfect Wrath. A closer look at the purpose behind the tragedy of Jesus’ passion will hopefully revive a fresh understanding of the matchless mercy and grace of God, while at the same time reveal his unquenchable anger towards the sin that robs so many of the life that He longs for us to experience in Him. Simply stated, a Man of Purpose was put to death for speaking and demonstrating mercy in the face of the system’s condemnation, freedom in the face of the system’s regulations, and power in the face of [ ... ]

TETELESTAI – “Finished”!

It is Finished! The Courage of the Cross. As I contemplate the events of this week of His Passion, I’m fascinated by the penultimate cry of Jesus on the Cross. Of the many lessons that He taught us through His life on earth, here is one that resonates in all of us spoken at His death. “It is finished.” His first recorded words were, “Should I not be about my Fathers business?” Among His last were “It is finished”, or more simply and definitively stated in the Greek text, “Finished!” Of all the words Jesus spoke throughout His life, I believe this one paralyzed hell [ ... ]

Bonvera – A Compensated Marketplace

There’s something happening here! The world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles (Uber) The world’s most popular media owner, creates no content (Facebook). The worlds most valuable retailer, has no inventory (Alibaba). And the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate (AirBnB). The common denominator here is that each of these companies has figured out the magic formulae…Collaboration through on-line communities! There is something else revealing about this phenomenon… the idea that a company does not have to actually “own” the asset, product or service… The key is to find something that everyone always wants and/or needs, and create an alternative economy (compensated [ ... ]

A Whole Hearted New Years Resolve

So how was your Christmas? Most of us got something new for Christmas. Don’t you love getting new things? I love new things. New clothes. New car. New Gadgets. They always smell so good. They bring excitement – enthusiasm.The New year ought to do the same. – a chance to begin again – a new page in the book of history. What will we do with it? Most people we know will start the New Year with a list of resolutions. A time for change…to do something different…to Make a difference. As Christians, our goals for the New Year ought to be intentional and [ ... ]
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