There are a few different ways of looking at the subject of fasting.* But biblical fasting is done, first and foremost, for spiritual sensitivity. What is fasting? The simplest definition of fasting, and the one we think of first, is the intentional abstinence from food. There are many examples of this in Scripture. In Matthew … Continue reading What is the 21 Day Fast All About?
Could the Queen of England not find some place to set her purse down while she makes pudding? Can we not get some help here? What's she got in there anyway? As it turns out, there is a reason the Queen carries her purse at (almost) all times!
If those who are criticizing your performance were actually great at theirs--I mean truly great--they would never dream of criticizing you. If, as it turns out, your critics truly have been proven to be superior in their performance, then what they are lacking is character. Let character trump performance.
Here's an approach to news headlines that is far too common. It says: Trump Seems to Call for His Own Impeachment in Bizarre TweetNo he doesn't. Here's the tweet Duh! It's called sarcasm!
NietzscheNietzsche wrote, "We often contradict an opinion for no other reason than we do not like the tone in which it is expressed." Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits, Trans. Hollingdale,(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), #303. and, So also: an opinion gives happiness, therefore it is the true one, its effect is … Continue reading Tone of Voice
Only one sin is put forward by Jesus as being unforgivable. Matthew 12:22-32, ESV 22 Then a demon-oppressed man who was blind and mute was brought to him, and he healed him, so that the man spoke and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, “Can this be the Son of David?” 24 But when … Continue reading Always A Path
You can now be fined up to $250,000 if you call someone an 'illegal alien' in New York City Now, in theory, this fine is only imposed if someone uses the term to humiliate someone: Enter the subjectivity involved in deciding what might humiliate a person. (Hey, I don't like it when someone says I have … Continue reading Wow! New York City Decides That There Is No Such Thing As An Illegal Alien!
Be careful that, while trying to free someone from bondage you don't add to it instead!
The links in this post give the details of an evil mentality that is growing so very quietly, subtly in western culture. In a nutshell, Debra Messing expressed that those who support Donald Trump should be exposed, outed, listed and marked. In essence, Messing is calling for the ostracizing of a certain people because of … Continue reading Dress Rehearsal for Isolation of Christians in the Endtimes
I tell you, if we could monitor people's thoughts we would indeed incarcerate people for the one's that make us "feel insecure"! The man in the picture was charged $100 for "imitating the firing and recoiling of a gun."
Recently, someone named Clark responded to an article I wrote almost four years ago concerning the various ways people who affirm homosexuality have and are attempting to get past the Scriptural admonition against it. Below is my response to Clark. You can read Clark's thoughts by following this link. ------------------------------------------------------- Hi Clark, Yes, it is … Continue reading Response to a Comment
So, Dr. Goodfeels had a patient named Tom. Tom, went in for a routine check-up, but something very serious had shown up on an X-ray. Tom was sort of high strung anyway, and the doctor knew that this was going to completely unnerve him and his family. Just two years earlier his father had died of … Continue reading By All Means, Don’t Offend Anyone!
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I don't know when I first heard the story of The Lighthouse. Here it is in case you have never heard it or need a reminder: I once heard a story about a captain of a ship who looked into the dark night and saw faint lights in the distance. Without hesitation, the captain told … Continue reading Will Somebody Please Move That Lighthouse!
But when Christians post eighteen-year-old fake stories as though they were published yesterday, we look foolish. To a culture that thinks it thinks, we look like people who don't.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMJVOdLhBQg In the "You can't make this up" category we find Abigail Disney. Ms. Disney is complaining about how much money Disney CEO Bob Iger is hauling in in bonuses. Apparently it was $66 mil last year and over $30 mil thus far this year. "By any objective measure a pay ratio over a thousand … Continue reading Curiouser and Curiouser
Two more states are dumping Columbus People, People, People! We don't celebrate Columbus because he lived. We celebrate him--or if you can't stomach that we mark his influence--because he did something! Something that changed the world. The foolishness of this American generation is unparalleled. Do we really think we can undo the horrors of slavery … Continue reading Come On People!
YOU SIMPLY CANNOT MAKE THIS STUFF UP! God forbid that American police cars should display-of all things-the American flag! A decision to affix an American flag graphic to the side of freshly painted Laguna Beach police cars is dividing residents, who are alternately praising the image as patriotic or panning it as too aggressive. … Continue reading Putting American flags on police cars sparks backlash in Laguna Beach