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  • A Prayer for Renewed Christian Faith in America

    09/05/2015 3:10:02 PM PDT · by xzins · 17 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2013
    Heavenly Father, You are the real founder of all nations, raising them up to serve and care for the people dwelling within their boundaries. I thank You for making me a citizen of this land that has been a land of freedom and unlimited opportunity---all the result of its Christian undergirding and its Christian people. Send forth your Spirit to this country and make it again a source of wisdom and strength, order and integrity throughout the world. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
  • Women should dress modestly or expect to ‘entice a rapist’ – claims singer Chrissie Hynde

    08/30/2015 8:35:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 96 replies
    UK telegraph ^ | 8/30/15 | John Bingham
    Pretenders lead singer claims sexual assault in the 1970s was her own ‘fault’ because of the way she was dressed Women who walk around drunk and provocatively dressed should expect to be sexually assaulted, Chrissie Hynde, the lead singer of the Pretenders, has suggested. The former chart topper claimed in a Sunday newspaper interview that scantily clad women were likely to “entice a rapist” and that it is their “fault” if they are attacked. She discloses in a new memoir how she was abducted and sexually assaulted by a motorcycle gang in Ohio in the early 1970s – but concludes...
  • Proverbs 15:1-33 (Ecumenical)

    07/28/2015 9:50:27 AM PDT · by kosciusko51 · 15 replies
    The Holy Bible ^ | N/A | Various
    A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly. The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Watching the evil and the good. A soothing tongue is a tree of life, But perversion in it crushes the spirit. A fool rejects his father’s discipline, But he who regards reproof is sensible. Great wealth is in the house of the righteous, But trouble is in the income of the wicked. The lips of the wise spread knowledge, But the hearts...
  • Consider a Prophetic Interpretation of Reality from the Book of Wisdom

    10/28/2014 7:07:22 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-28-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Consider a Prophetic Interpretation of Reality from the Book of Wisdom By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn today’s Office of Readings there is a text from the Book of Wisdom that prophetically interprets the times in which we are living. In the 30 years I have been reading this text in the Breviary, I found that the pieces of this prophecy are continually falling into place. In my earlier years I would have found the threats or persecution to be too overtated for our times. That is changing now and slowly we are seeing each element become more clear.In the text that...
  • Some bits of wisdom.

    06/10/2014 11:05:56 AM PDT · by Taxman · 29 replies
    Vanity ^ | 06/10/14 | unk
    Some bits of wisdom! And a note to my friends and compatriots: I often hear people say that although they had lived their lives, and were fairly satisfied, they wouldn't want to live it over again. I disagree. I would like to do it all over again, but with more wisdom and a better sense of purpose. I wouldn't change very much, but I would not waste so much precious time, and I would do everything a lot better. And now an admonition: Always remember; when the issue is great, when the future of society depends on you, when it...
  • The Death Of The Simple pt 1...Proverbs 7

    A Bible question, What do the book of Proverbs and the book of Revelation have in common? Both have a running theme concerning two women. In Revelation the Bride of Christ is set over against the Harlot, and the culmination of History is the Marriage supper of the Lamb. Proverbs is similar, for we are introduced to two women, and called upon to choose between them. Lady Wisdom, cries out in the streets, beckoning those who know they lack wisdom to come unto her well set table. But Dame Folly has an outreach to the simple also,her message is ,...
  • Plato Lays Into Obama Administration

    03/31/2014 3:19:33 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 31 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
      Or he would if here to witness this debacle...       The price of apathy in public affairs is to be ruled by evil men   Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men   Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment   Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws   Only the dead have seen the end of war   Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling with other men's concerns   Ignorance, the root and...

    03/19/2014 9:45:59 AM PDT · by knarf
    e-mail | March 19, 2014 | My pastor via knarf
    Every day my pastor sends out a daily perspective and since he recently returned from DC with other fundamentalist preachers, I thought his daily today was worth reading by many more
  • He Shall BE Like A 2

    03/05/2014 8:49:17 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies | JAn 2011 | Bill Randles
    Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.(Psalm 1:1-3)In the first Psalm, God reveals the marks of the truly blessed man. His blessedness comes not from outward...
  • The Blessd Man...Psalm 1 pt 1

    Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the...
  • Three Wisdom Sayings for Cultural Warriors

    03/03/2014 2:24:24 AM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 3/2/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Some final thoughts, from the Wisdom tradition that we have been sampling in the Liturgy of the Hours just prior to Lent’s arrival. The following two Proverbs come to mind from Ecclesiastes, along with some concluding advice at the end of that Book. These sayings seem especially apt for those of us who engage and struggle with our troubled culture and helps us keep things in perspective.Do not in spirit become quickly discontented,  for discontent lodges in the bosom of a fool. We certainly do live in times that challenge our sense of well-being. There is much to lament in...
  • They Don’t Make Senior Citizens Like They Used To

    01/19/2014 8:07:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies ^ | January 18, 2014 | Chuck Gruenwald
    From the generation that had produced college students who had taken over their schools during the Vietnam era comes a new line of old people: seniors who have made it a daily ritual to take over a Queens, New York McDonald’s. Yes, there is a group of older people who arrive at this McDonald’s as soon as the doors are unlocked, and then they sit, and sit – some stay until closing time. This is definitely a problem for McDonald’s management, since the purpose of a business is to make a profit. When a group of people create a human...
  • WISDOM...

    01/03/2014 11:33:12 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Distinguishing Knowledge from Wisdom and Understanding

    05/22/2013 1:56:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | May 21, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In this post I am trying to continue our celebration of the lost “Octave” of Pentecost. Today I want to consider three gifts of the Holy Spirit.As you may recall, there are seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, Counsel, Piety, Fortitude and Fear of the Lord. Most Catholics cannot define them well in any sort of articulate way. This is due to poor catechesis but also to the fact that modern English has tended to use several of these terms interchangeably, almost as synonyms, though they are distinct theologically.There are also secular usages of these terms that...
  • The 5 Unique Ways Intelligent People Screw Up Their Lives

    10/07/2012 7:09:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/07/2012 | John Hawkins
    “There is usually only a limited amount of damage that can be done by dull or stupid people. For creating a truly monumental disaster, you need people with high IQs.” — Thomas Sowell ***** 1) They may believe that learning about something is the same as doing it. When you’ve gone to school for years, read hundreds of books, and talked to “experts” about a subject, there’s a tendency to believe that you can learn everything you possibly need to know about something without ever doing it. Unfortunately, there are some things in life you can just never understand without...
  • Words of Wisdom to Live By...

    08/20/2012 12:53:59 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 20, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Money cannot buy you happiness... but it's more comfortable crying in a Mercedes than on a bicycle. Forgive your enemy- but don't forget the SOB's name Help a man in trouble... and he'll remember you (when he's in trouble again!) Many people exist in this world only because it's illegal to shoot them Trying to debate facts with an Obama voter is like trying trying to pick-up a cow pie by the clean end~ ___________________________________________ h/t Kirby
  • Quoth PJ O'Rourke...

    06/27/2012 5:17:15 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 27, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    'Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys'  -P. J. O'Rourke  The good news is that -according to the Obama administration- the rich will pay for everything. The bad news is that -according to the Obama administration- you're rich You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money... America wasn't founded so that we could all be better.  America was founded so we could all be anything we  damned well pleased.  There's something about Marxism that brings out warts... the only kind of growth this economic system encourages.  When buying and selling...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SIRACH (ECCLESIASTICUS), 05-15-12

    05/15/2012 8:00:33 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies ^ | 05-15-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):SIRACH See: ECCLESIASTICUS All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Be a light where ever HE puts you. Minister in love to believers or non-believers.

    05/04/2012 9:51:14 PM PDT · by jesus4life · 7 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    Trust in HIM, allow HIM to guide your steps, and living in the world will be an easy task. There will be sufferings, but their will be a peace with a wisdom to understand what to do in the midst of the sufferings. Trust in HIM.
  • Love the LORD with all your heart. Pray, read, listen, and be spiritually wise in all situations.

    04/06/2012 11:44:30 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 6 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    Stay strong, stand strong, and be wise in faith. Believe, read, and do your best to be an example of what you want to see; HE will do the rest.
  • Vikings were successful at invading, alright, but did they also bring.. wisdom?

    02/08/2012 9:13:50 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 39 replies · 2+ views ^ | 02/09/2012 | WesternCulture
    Our offspring and culture is the most successful feature of the History of Mankind. Ancient Rome and Greece have nothing on Scandinavia of today, nor what we did some centuries after Rome came down. No, I'm not a Racist - and I furthermore am more than a true friend of Italy and Greece. But I do not believe there's a point in denying the fact that Viking Culture has played a major role in shaping the World of today. Have a look at it. Britain, North America, Scandinavia, Germany, etc. in one way or another, all were formed by the...
  • Wisdom Cries Out From a Sinking Ship

    Wisdom Cries out in the streets… (Proverbs 1)God’s wisdom is always crying out to every generation, whether it be through the scriptures, the church, or Israel, there is always a Divine witness to truth trying to get people’s attention as life pushes them on to their final destination. I believe that one of the ways God’s wisdom cries out to this generation, is in certain current events. It is true that for the most part the real message is lost on most people, due to the cacaphony of other incidents, or the urgency of the mundane. Many of these events...
  • Biden's Wisdom Sheds Light On Democrat 2012 Strategy

    01/02/2012 11:16:40 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-30-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • George Will: Wisdom isn’t exactly Newt Gingrich’s strong suit (Watch Video)

    12/02/2011 12:36:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/02/2011 | Tina Korbe
    <p>Remember when conservative columnist George Will called Mitt Romney a “recidivist reviser of his principles”? As it happens, the veteran pundit has nothing nicer to say about Newt Gingrich, whose astounding sudden popularity in the polls recently prompted the candidate himself to say he’ll be the 2012 GOP nominee.</p>
  • Is Herman Cain Experienced Enough to be President?

    11/06/2011 6:57:06 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 163 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 6, 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    People use many words today without fully knowing what they mean -- or should mean. "Tolerance," "gender" and "truth" come to mind. But then there is one that rears its head every campaign season: "experience." We've heard this word a lot lately during discussion of latest GOP frontrunner Herman Cain. Many have warned that while he may be appealing and engaging, he lacks the experience to take the helm of the world's only superpower. Some of these critics say that Cain's supporters are making the same mistake Barack Obama's did in 2008: they're choosing a greenhorn based only on a...
  • 1 Kings 3:1-3:14, Verses for Gaining Wisdom and Understanding

    09/13/2011 3:12:54 PM PDT · by stillafreemind · 4 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | Sept. 13th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Solomon requested wisdom and understanding. His humble, selfless request set him apart from leaders in his day and ours. Imagine, the Lord God offered Solomon anything he wanted. The thing that seemed to weigh heaviest on Solomon's mind was his lack of wisdom and understanding to rule God's people correctly.
  • The Wisdom of Thomas Sowell

    08/23/2011 6:34:23 AM PDT · by day10 · 20 replies ^ | 8/23/2011 | Burt Folsom
    Economist Thomas Sowell is famous for his accurate analysis and for expertly separating fact from fiction. Let’s ponder some provocative statements from his book Controversial Essays. “The strongest argument for socialism is that it sounds good. The strongest argument against socialism is that it doesn’t work.” Yes, it sounds good to say that industries will be run by the state in the public interest, but such industries always fail, or perform badly. The Russians under Lenin virtually abolished private farms and created state-owned cooperatives to feed their population. The result: famine, and large imports of food from abroad. On a...
  • Five Pearls of Wisdom to Remember

    08/03/2011 9:47:21 PM PDT · by Windflier · 25 replies
    Vanity ^ | 3 August 2011 | Unknown
    FIVE PEARLS OF WISDOM TO REMEMBER: 1. Money can't buy happiness but somehow, it's more comfortable to cry in a Corvette than on public transport. 2. Forgive your enemy, but remember the bastard's name. 3. Help a man when he is in trouble and he'll remember you when he is in trouble again. 4. Many people are alive only because it's illegal to shoot them. 5. Alcohol doesn't solve problems, but then, neither does milk.
  • The Truly Happy Man...Psalm 1

    01/18/2011 2:37:30 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 11 replies
    Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the...
  • "O Wisdom, Come" (Advent sermon series on the O Antiphons)

    11/27/2010 8:48:20 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies ^ | November 28, 2010 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “O Wisdom, Come” (Proverbs 8:12-31; Colossians 1:15-20, 28; 2:2-3; John 1:1-5, 9)The Advent hymn we just sang, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” goes back about 900 years, to the 12th century. But the texts on which this hymn is based go back a few centuries before that, even--maybe 1200 years ago or more. They are known as the Great “O” Antiphons, and you can see them printed there on the facing page in your hymnal (LSB 357). What is an antiphon, you ask? An antiphon is a little framing verse that is sung before and after a canticle or a...
  • UNCOMMON MAN (First Post - Extreme Vanity!)

    11/17/2010 10:27:13 AM PST · by daniel boob · 7 replies
    Dave Ramsey Website | Unknown | Attributed to Dean Alfange
    THE UNCOMMON MAN I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon if I can.
  • Proverbs 3:18

    11/10/2010 11:36:03 PM PST · by bibletruth · 1 replies
    2010 | bibletruth
    Proverbs 3:18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her Wisdom: and happy is every one that retaineth her. The whole of the book of Proverbs is a correct reference to Wisdom. Thus Wisdom is "she", but the whole book of Proverbs is really discussing the Wisdom of the Commandments of the LORD - Christ, whom is this Wisdom and who's Commandments are wise [wisdom] to grasp "her".
  • The Wisdumb of Biden

    08/24/2010 7:09:29 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-24-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    There's the wisdom of Confucious.... and then there is the wisdumb of Biden.... Biden say....Everyone say ObamaCare for you...NO HE DO NOT! How do Barney Frank become Congressman, dinosaur extinct! When Halloween come don't suggest Barack dress up like USA citizen. Hillary pant soots suits because she is girl. Botox a lot, but Pelosi wont tell what it say. Obama tax hikes are a big f**king steal. I say FDR was on TV in Great Depression, I wrong, TV don't have feelings. Obama make America prison so Democrat can be hope on rope. I never plagiarize, I don't even...
  • Your Choice

    08/21/2010 11:59:57 AM PDT · by DollarsTollars · 30 replies
    If you could only choose one, which would you choose having...knowledge or wisdom? And why? Could you cite historical event(s) in support of your choice? I like to read Psalms, Proverbs and Isaiah before going to bed.
  • The Night Beat: Obama Borrows the Military Back

    06/24/2010 5:56:03 AM PDT · by floor sweeper · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 6-23-10 | Marc Ambinder
    "Even more about McChrystal: now it can be told. The story about him voting for Obama is not contrived. He is a political liberal. He is a social liberal. He banned Fox News from the television sets in his headquarters. Yes, really. This puts to rest another false rumor: that McChrystal deliberately precipitated his firing because he wants to run for President."
  • When Good People Do Bad Things (If you want good to prevail, the key is wisdom, not the heart)

    06/15/2010 6:20:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 330+ views
    National Review ^ | 06/14/2010 | Dennis Prager
    Almost 30 years ago, Rabbi Harold Kushner wrote When Bad Things Happen to Good People, a powerful book that propelled him to national and international renown. Though we have differed on some important theological matters, many of the book’s insights have been indispensible to me in understanding God and suffering. Today we need another book that uses the words of Rabbi Kushner’s classic work, but addresses an entirely different issue: When Good People Do Bad Things. We need such a book because of the disheartening fact that much, perhaps even most, evil does not emanate from the bad parts of...
  • Wisdom cries out loud

    05/22/2010 7:26:13 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 3 replies · 241+ views | 05/23/1- | Bill Randles
    A Bible question, What do the book of Proverbs and the book of Revelation have in common? Both have a running theme concerning two women. In Revelation the Bride of Christ is set over against the Harlot, and the culmination of History is the Marriage supper of the Lamb. Proverbs is similar, for we are introduced to two women, and called upon to choose between them. Lady Wisdom, cries out in the streets, beckoning those who know they lack wisdom to come unto her well set table. But Dame Folly has an outreach to the simple also,her message is ,...
  • Liberals Are from Mars, Conservatives Are from Earth

    05/13/2010 4:01:44 AM PDT · by ICAB9USA · 9 replies · 367+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 5/13/10 | Robin of Berkeley
    One of the things I like so much about writing for American Thinker is the comments page. Readers offer so much: tips for books to read, quotes to ponder, spiritual inspiration. And then there are times when the comments absolutely floor me. I was shocked that readers were shocked about my previously viewing Marxism as sublime. I was astonished that readers were astonished about my young client's freak-out about Styrofoam. I realized that liberals really do live on another planet. Sometimes I feel like I'm having a Close Encounter of the Political Kind.
  • Knowledge and Wisdom

    04/09/2010 12:53:00 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 1 replies · 180+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 4/09/'10 | Rabbi Francis Nataf
    One of the main things gained from experience is a better appreciation of the counter-productivity of taking things to the limit without first testing and retesting the waters. That is not to say that the risks always lead to a disaster — most of the time they don't. And that is precisely why the young man is willing to go full steam ahead. For him who hasn't seen the likes of Nadav and Avihu the risks remain theoretical. But for the old man who has seen the devastating catastrophes that can result from lack of caution, the dangers are soberingly...
  • Constructive? CalPERS? Let’s hope wisdom on anti-corruption bill spreads to big picture

    04/05/2010 2:02:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 334+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 4/5/10 | Editorial
    Outside of the Legislature itself, no government body has done more to damage the Golden State than the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. Its successful push in 1999 to change state law to allow public employees to receive huge retroactive increases in their pensions was sold with the absurd argument that such a gift of public funds could be provided at little or no long-term cost. This argument was based on the irresponsible premise that the stock market bubble of the late 1990s would continue indefinitely. Eleven years later, cities, counties and other government agencies up and down the state...
  • The Difference Betweeen Teachers and Educators

    03/24/2010 1:46:33 PM PDT · by TChris · 14 replies · 1,207+ views
    Unknown ^ | 3/24/2010 | Unknown
    A number of 12-year-old girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the girl's washroom. That was fine, but after they put on their lipstick, they would press their lips to the mirror, leaving dozens of little lip prints. Every night the maintenance man would remove them and the next day the girls would put them back. Finally the Headmistress decided that something had to be done. She called all the girls to the washroom and met them there with the maintenance man. She explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for...
  • Wisdom from Long Ago

    01/24/2010 9:51:48 AM PST · by MosesKnows · 5 replies · 364+ views
    Wisdom To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but it morally treasonable to the American public. The greatest threat to the freedom of any nation is erosion-not of soil, but erosion of the national morality and character. What we have to fear is not force from without, but weakness from within. These are the pillars upon which any nation's national security rests. 1.Faith in God and the universal brotherhood of all mankind. 2.Strong homes and family ties. 3.A...
  • The Wisdom of GOD

    01/14/2010 3:28:10 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies · 282+ views
    Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians ^ | 53-57 A.D. | Paul the Apostle
    As the Scriptures say, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and discard the intelligence of the intelligent.” So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world’s brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish. Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe. It is foolish to the Jews, who ask for signs from heaven. And it is foolish to the Greeks, who seek human wisdom. So when we preach that...
  • Taleb: The World is More "Complex", More Moody, Much Less Predictable(finally seeing wisdom?)

    01/11/2010 5:40:25 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 385+ views
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 01/11/10 | Robert Wenzel
    Taleb: The World is More "Complex", More Moody, Much Less Predictable. Nassim Nicholas Taleb has discovered that the more things change the more they stay the same. This has caused him to go on an internet diet: I am not entirely deprived of the Internet; this is just a severe diet, with strict rationing. He writes that the internet has the ability to spread information at before unheard of speed, which has consequences: I used to think that the problem of information is that it turns homo sapiens into fools — we gain disproportionately in confidence, particularly in domains where...
  • "Perfectly Natural: Growing in Wisdom and Favor” (Sermon for the Second Sunday after Christmas)

    01/02/2010 9:44:47 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies · 440+ views ^ | January 3, 2010 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Perfectly Natural: Growing in Wisdom and Favor” (Luke 2:40-52)Our Gospel reading today is framed by two verses that are as amazing as anything you will ever read. The first verse of our text says: “And the child [Jesus] grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.” And the concluding verse reads: “And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.” Now this is amazing. Really. But you say: “What’s so amazing? The child Jesus grew and developed, physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially. It sounds perfectly natural.” But...

    10/26/2009 6:49:48 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 128+ views ^ | 10/26/2009 | David Whitfield
    We all know honesty is the key to any relationship. To show dishonesty in business dealing is not only immoral but illegal. Aside from the moral and legal issues it is simply bad for business. Every business has its reputation following it good or bad....
  • 'The fear of the Lord' (Short Video)

    10/21/2009 10:07:44 PM PDT · by bogusname · 43 replies · 765+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 20, 2009 | Richard Rives
    What does "fear the Lord" mean? Richard Rives explains that it is the acknowledgment that God's laws are still in effect and are to be followed.
  • Man vs. God: Debate Becomes Consensus

    10/10/2009 5:05:32 AM PDT · by kindred · 7 replies · 655+ views
    the ^ | 10/09/09 | Jeremiah Jacques
    “The most highly educated,” wrote the late Herbert W. Armstrong, “view all things through the eyeglasses of evolutionary theory. … That is why the most highly educated are, overall, the most ignorant—they are confined to knowledge of the material, and to ‘good’ on the self-centered level. Knowledge of God and the things of God are foolishness to them.” A recent issue of the Wall Street Journal featured a discussion between prominent thinkers on the subjects of evolution, science and the role of religion which proves the accuracy of Mr. Armstrong’s statement. The feature, titled “Man vs. God,” is far from...
  • It took me some years, but by now I have actually learnt what builds true civilization

    05/21/2009 7:04:09 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 26 replies · 1,030+ views
    05/21/2009 | WesternCulture
    Russia will always seem very threatening and powerful to non-Russians simply because it's necessary to convince the Russians themselves that you, as a leader, have convinced it thereof. In order to rule the nation, you must be successful in that game. Americans will always claim they have more of freedom and are far wealthier than the rest of us, as freedom and material prosperity most often is what immigrants to the US feel they don't get too much of at home. Every country, even Somalia, houses admirable and captivating sides. I haven't been to the African Horn, but of that...
  • Seek Instruction

    05/02/2009 5:04:08 AM PDT · by tenger · 1 replies · 219+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | May 2, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge. Proverbs 19:27 I used to think that knowledge was the key to life. What I mean by that is, I once thought that if we were all enlightened and went to college, we would know how to solve the world's problems. In fact, with so much collective knowledge out there, why aren't the world's problems solved? But there's knowledge and there's instruction. We often equate the two, and sometimes they're related. More often than not, though, they're as different as night and day. You can...