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The Universal Meat Grinder
September 8th, 2012 - 505 views

One of the most common tools in the kitchen of my childhood was a lowly meat grinder. It had a handle for turning, a clamp to secure it to the table, and a wooden prod to stuff the meat into it. Most folks used it to grind sausage because almost everyone raised pigs and ate […]


Rules To Judge Modern Bible Prophets
July 22nd, 2012 - 487 views

Because of the future aspect of Bible prophecy, it is perhaps the doctrine suffering most from vainglorious abuse. Just as fortune telling has always been popular if one is good at it, biblical soothsaying is financially lucrative and ego lifting. If Bible prophecy is bent into the same mystic mold, it too can be food […]


“What Is Truth?”
April 15th, 2012 - 1,297 views

Humanity’s depraved motive to manipulate truth for selfish gain has been a violent, insane, treacherous road of desperation, full of switchbacks, deadfalls, and detours through rivers of blood.  Even a cynical agent of Rome (an empire built on violence), Pontius Pilate, asked the very essence of truth himself, Jesus Christ, “What is truth?”  (John 18:38), […]


News Media: Social Wrecking Ball
February 9th, 2012 - 1,307 views

Wherever we find humans, freedom is always so very precious to us because it is who we are.  Nothing phases that love, no matter what comes against it.  Liberty and America are synonymous terms in today’s world, but everyone knows instinctively that communism, fascism, socialism, and all such isms are bed partners with slavery, bondage, […]


The Christian Nutrition Condition
February 1st, 2012 - 761 views

  Of all the people of the planet who ought to be feasting on the good Earth’s abundance, it should be God’s people, the Christians!  Isn’t that the most wonderful news?  At that news many will get up and dance, clap hands, and shout “praise the Lord!” After all, how does Genesis describe Adam’s and […]


Marriage Fixer For Men With Guts
February 1st, 2012 - 349 views

  The backslidden Western societies have taken a sledgehammer to the beauty of traditional Judeo-Christian marriage, the very building blocks of any successful society.  Every society of history with any success had as their most guarded aim the touchstone of marriage.  Any time any society degrades themselves by disrespecting it, they became slaves to those […]


God’s Rules For Christian Romance
January 27th, 2012 - 669 views

NOTE: While this is for young singles, it is also suitable material for Christians of all ages. ______________________________________ Today a familiar excuse echoes from the new generations about romantic interests between the sexes. It is seen in such quotes as, “Us? Oh, we’re just taking it slow.” The origin of such evasive philosophy gives itself […]


OTTO
July 4th, 2011 - 505 views

NOTE: This might seem like a scatter-brained, spaghetti-headed piece of perfect nonsense, but I worked out the details of it with the old tried and true “smoke and mirrors.” I classified it under “Politics” because one can’t miss the whacko overtones so well defined in today’s America. See if you can follow it and stay […]


Words That Are Good, Speeches That Are Fair
July 3rd, 2011 - 1,045 views

Everyone enjoys hearing words that warm the heart and stretches the lips.  Who does not disdain boring speeches or an oratory that offends?  Anyone with the gift of oral communication knows good words and fair speeches can open pocketbooks and gets backslaps of praise.  No matter who skillfully employs their talent toward taking advantage of […]


You Be The Judge
July 3rd, 2011 - 663 views

This article is bound to make a lot of saints and sinners bristle like porcupines! It is really politically incorrect across the board. Like so many Scriptural truths, liberals love to warp this one and use it as a bat to bloody conservative Christians. The following quotes are constantly on the lips of Christ’s enemies, […]


Divorce and separation
May 15th, 2011 - 1,249 views

—  FOREWORD  — No other subject in Christianity today sparks more controversy than this one.  Dealing with the facts of it is no way to win friends and influence people.  Today the subject is so explosive that pastors, counselors, teachers, and even families are afraid to approach it.  Police exercise great caution when dealing with […]


What Christian Girls Should Seek In Men For Marriage
November 2nd, 2010 - 1,969 views

Christian girls, if you hope to ever fulfill your Providential purpose of being born and living your life, you will not see or hear anything more to the point than what you’re about to read. You should grab yourself by the head and force yourself to read this like you were reading the instructions on […]


How Christian Guys Should Pursue Girls
August 17th, 2010 - 10,895 views

-QUALIFIERS- (1)  Since the very fact of male and female was a creative act of God and saturates the whole of Scripture and reality to this very day, this article is wholly and without apology Christian. Mutual attraction of the sexes toward love, marriage, and the bearing of children is a creative fact predating and […]


The Secret of Ignorance
August 11th, 2010 - 1,021 views

“…Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (II Timothy 3:7). There is a line in the movie, Love Comes Softly, in which little Missie says to grown-up Marty, “How did you get to be so old and not know how to do nuthin?” In this metaphor is an amazing […]


Podcast #08 – "Horned Sheepwolf"
June 30th, 2010 - 732 views

Podcast #08 – “Horned Sheepwolf”


Chains of Pearl
April 16th, 2010 - 712 views

Note to reader I lived this story. I wept as I wrote it a number of years ago, and even now I cannot read it without the tears welling in my eyes. The editor who published it a number of years ago said it was “How a boy—with the help of a loving dad and […]


My Love Affair With Mildred
April 8th, 2010 - 847 views

Years ago my upholstery shop also served as a home repair center and jammed storage room, the perfect haven for spiders, almost the only menu of the mud daubers who discovered the trove and moved in. I couldn’t bring myself to fumigate them, mainly because I was among them, so the whole bunch took full […]


How To Sow, How To Reap
February 24th, 2010 - 2,828 views

How casually Christians mention God’s law of sowing and reaping (Galatians 6:7)! Nevertheless, how solemnly we owe this law our undivided attention, for this universal law of God is an astonishing phenomenon. It is anything but casual! Treating it so loosely before our Creator is a telling measure of our true spiritual condition before Him. […]


Podcast #07 – "Passing Through"
February 9th, 2010 - 677 views

Podcast #07 – “Passing Through”


Podcast #06 – "It's Me"
January 3rd, 2010 - 702 views

Podcast #06 – “It’s Me”


Podcast #05 – “Fire”
January 3rd, 2010 - 608 views

Podcast #05 – “Fire”


Podcast #04 – “Hotfooting”
January 1st, 2010 - 1,107 views

Podcast #04 – “Hotfooting”


Podcast #03 – “Fork”
December 30th, 2009 - 500 views

Podcast #03 – “Fork”


Podcast #02 – “Dead Already”
December 18th, 2009 - 561 views

Podcast #02 – “Dead Already”


Podcast #01 – "Sort"
December 17th, 2009 - 471 views

Podcast #01 – “Sort”


The Veil Over The Nations
November 1st, 2009 - 835 views

The following is a devotional by Dr Henry M. Morris from the ICR publication, Days of Praise. I have posted another devotional by him under “Tragic Ignorance.” The one below seems so very appropriate for Christians today, considering the recent tragic turns toward evil America has taken. We Christians should take courage from this devotional, […]


Just Passing Through
September 23rd, 2009 - 827 views

May I tell you something personal? I figured out on my own when I was only a kid that I was just passing through. You see, the times of my youth were not friendly to sissies, so Mother gave birth to just four hard headed boys to work the fields. I was the youngest, so […]


Message To America
September 19th, 2009 - 1,063 views

The following is an article appearing in Days of Praise, a devotional periodical, by the late Dr. Henry M. Morris, creation scientist extraordinaire, founder and former president of Institute for Creation Research (ICR,  www.icr.org ). During the last half of the last century, this man transformed the way Christian society handled the onslaught of godless […]


Christian Predestination
September 19th, 2009 - 486 views

(Romans 8:29-30) PART ONE The subject of predestination can only be in reference to the supernatural; it is foreign to atheism, except in terms of imagined space aliens, which drums up even more nonsense than religionists do. In reference to Christian theology, words such as predestination, Divine foreknowledge, and foreordination must be seen in perspective […]


Muscles, Mooneyes, and Hairy
September 5th, 2009 - 502 views

“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” ROMANS 8:38,39 The base plate of truth […]


How To Finish Well
August 31st, 2009 - 353 views

“I just wanted to finish well.” —Actor Alex Kendrick in movie, “Flywheel,” after he obeyed God and it looked  like he was bankrupt financially. But God hadn’t finished blessing him yet. “All of us will one day leave behind all that we have…and take with us all that we are.” —Rev. Larry Hatfield, in The […]


What Christian Salvation Is Not
August 26th, 2009 - 800 views

According to the Word of God there will be at least three categories of people who wind up in Hell’s eternal flames, such as those who understood the message of salvation but rejected it, or those who never heard the message but ignored their natural intuition to seek more truth. But by far the greater […]


Tragic Ignorance
August 20th, 2009 - 451 views

” ‘Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not. yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth not. ‘ (Hosea 7:9) “One of the saddest dramas in human experience is the sight of a proud and confident leader who does not realize that his once-vaunted powers have deserted him […]


Grace, Faith, and Hope
August 20th, 2009 - 352 views

These are not three sisters, but three very vital Biblical concepts. GRACE: God’s marvelous gift of a measure of grace (I Corinth. 1:4) actually comes down to the simple truth of our God-given freedom to choose for ourselves whether or not to serve God or to thumb our noses at Him. God’s grace built and […]


How To Give A Compliment
August 13th, 2009 - 1,354 views

A compliment is the act of verbally expressing sincere respect to another, either in their person, or in their ability, or in their position. Scripture is quite clear about this. Therefore: ~Show me a person who will not freely praise God, and I’ll show you a person who will not freely compliment others. ~ Show […]


How to Study God's Word
August 10th, 2009 - 436 views

Please note that title: It does not say, “HOW TO STUDY SCRIPTURE,” or “THE BIBLE.” While all three may be seen as the same, some may perceive them differently. The word, SCRIPT, means writing of any sort and would be called scripture. A compilation of scriptures by different authors is a bibliography, and may be […]


Puteoli and Irony
April 11th, 2009 - 730 views

Virtually nobody has ever heard of Puteoli, including Bible-believing Christians. That’s unfortunate, for Puteoli shared the spotlight in events that changed history. Now called Pozzuoli, Puteoli was a tiny city located in the Bay of Naples on the western coast of Italy. It is mentioned in Acts 28:13. Paul passed through it in about 62-63 […]


What I Learned As A Son-in-law
March 27th, 2009 - 652 views

My father-in-law died when my wife was three, so I never knew him. Then my mother-in-law proceeded alone to raise five children deep in the Arkansas woods in the midst of depression poverty. Despite that nightmare, she claimed she gave the world five perfect children. Then I came running out of nowhere and married her […]


How To Find A Mate For Life
February 17th, 2009 - 368 views

The most common misperception in all humanity today on the subject of marriage is that it is a religious invention. Nothing could be more wrong and unproven in a very literal sense. We can deliberately pretend that indelibles in purity of human courtship and marriage do not exist, and so behave like a pack of […]


How To Interpret Scripture
February 4th, 2009 - 449 views

PART ONE Many will see that title, shrug, and move on, assuming the subject is simplistic and burned over. But it isn’t simplistic at all, and it has endured the flames of assumption, yet  stands there before us an unfazed monolith. In that title, you see, hangs Heaven or Hell for every soul ever born. […]


Is God In Control? Part 3 of 3
December 2nd, 2008 - 423 views

Besides a few other famous names of church history, one in particular stands out: John Calvin, (1509-1564 A.D.). This man, like Martin Luther (1483-1546 A.D.), changed the entire playing field of church history, thereby greatly influencing world history itself. In his shadow came one James Arminius (1560-1609 A.D.), countering Calvin’s influence. Highly intellectually trained from […]


Is God In Control? Part 2 of 3
November 30th, 2008 - 347 views

Before you begin, I beg you to review the previous article, “Is God in control?” This will make what I am about to say come together in a meaningful way. The whole idea here is to put our minds into the proper perspective for considering humanity’s role in the subject of control. What is that […]


Is God In Control? Part 1 of 3
November 27th, 2008 - 375 views

FORENOTE Possibly the most used phrase in Christian circles today is, “God is in control.” No matter what awful thing happens, disaster, disease, war, tyranny, all such things, “God is in control” is shouted from the housetops by everyone from the least of laity to the height of scholarship. Well, excuse me, but in the […]


Basic Rules For Women In Marriage
November 18th, 2008 - 823 views

IMPORTANT NOTE Christian eyes reading this will almost certainly miss the distinction between Christian and non-Christian marriages. Today’s Christian minds have watched Hollywood’s film version(s) from childhood, until they wear Hollywood glasses to evaluate all versions of it. Please, readers, take off those glasses, or don’t bother reading this article. This one is the Scriptural […]


Basic Rules For Men In Marriage
November 17th, 2008 - 2,093 views

IMPORTANT NOTE Christian eyes reading this will almost certainly miss the distinction between Christian and non-Christian marriages. Today’s Christian minds have watched Hollywood’s film version(s) from childhood, until they wear Hollywood glasses to evaluate all versions of it. Please, readers, take off those glasses, or don’t bother reading this article. This one is the Scriptural […]


Basic Rules For Christian Ministers
October 27th, 2008 - 796 views

IMPORTANT NOTE These rules are not primarily based on worldly academic disciplines of public speaking and Master of Ceremony in the titled subject, although it may include them. Rather, they are logically gleaned from the foundational values of the Scriptures. Because of the very purpose for which it is done, that is, the salvation of […]


Basic Rules For Worship Leaders
October 21st, 2008 - 2,071 views

-IMPORTANT NOTE- These rules are not primarily based on worldly academic disciplines in the titled subject, although it may include them. Rather, they are logically gleaned from the foundational values of the Scriptures. Because of the very purpose for which it is done, that is, the worship and adoration of Almighty God, the true atmosphere […]


Basic Rules For Church Musicians
October 17th, 2008 - 2,486 views

-IMPORTANT NOTE-  These rules are not primarily based on worldly academic disciplines in the titled subject, although it may include them. Rather, they are logically gleaned from the foundational values of the Scriptures. Because of the very purpose for which it is done, that is, the worship and adoration of Almighty God, the true atmosphere […]


Christians, Bullets, Cheeks, And Irony
September 10th, 2008 - 1,483 views

Jesus Christ Himself said we should humbly offer the other cheek if someone slaps us (Luke 6:29). If Christians are not careful to understand what Jesus meant, all of Christianity would park on a church pew and wait for God to wreck his enemies so He could tell us, “Okay, you can come out now.” […]


The Alexandrian
September 5th, 2008 - 382 views

Imagine being on the top deck of an Amtrak vista car as it speeds through the mountains. For a long stretch of track the trip is mostly through a series of long tunnels with only a sudden peek of daylight now and then between tunnels. In the distant we catch a fleeting glimpse of a […]


Words And Meanings
September 2nd, 2008 - 432 views

One of the best humorous stories I know of to illustrate the importance of Biblical words and meanings is one about two brothers who got a job driving railroad spikes. Neither of them were “raised” by their parents, but were jerked up by the hair of the head. The youngest one didn’t have a lick […]


Barbs That Stick
August 31st, 2008 - 472 views

God’s vehicle is His church. It has a unique transmission in it: You have to throw it into reverse to go forward. –DA A single mistake in reasoning can be the doorway into a stadium of error. Although absolutes exist where even criminals rely on mutual trust, the whole of the stadium’s operation has nothing […]


An Evangelism Curiosity
August 31st, 2008 - 501 views

I can’t resist sharing a very curious observation about the Apostle Paul, his evangelistic efforts, church history, as well as world history. If one looks at a world globe, we see north and south are divided by lines called meridians, while east and west lines are called parallels. The equator is the 50th parallel, the […]


In Honor Of My Dad
August 27th, 2008 - 1,295 views

Today, August 27th, 2008,  was my dear dad’s birthday. He was born in 1894 and lived 92 years worth of poverty, hard work, sweat, troubles, world wars, and a great deal of fun and pleasures. He fought in World War I, had a finger shot off, was one of only 19 out of a whole […]