Use Him

April 27, 2019

“Use Him constantly by faith at all times. If some dark providence has beclouded thee, use thy God as a ‘sun’; if some strong enemy has beset thee, find Jehovah a ‘shield’; for He is a sun and shield to his people. If thou hast lost thy way in the mazes of life, use Him as a ‘guide’, for He will direct thee.”-CHS

A Time for Confidence

April 11, 2019

“Christians can be confident that our sovereign God still reigns over human history. Christians can also be confident that the church militant will one day be the church triumphant. If you find yourself wavering in the face of cultural opposition, let this book (A Time for Confidence: Trusting God in a Post-Christian Society by Stephen J. Nichols) spur you on to greater faithfulness and confidence in the reigning and risen Christ.”-AM

Me 2 a T

March 30, 2019

“I learned from a young age not to show weakness. Hey, it’s not a problem with my anger and my fist. I’m a blunt instrument and I’m ‘darn’ good at it, but I’ve done nothing but get my ‘butt’ kicked this whole trip. I’m no leader. I’m not a king. I do not work or play well with others, and I can’t let you die trying to turn me into something I’m not.” -Aquaman

Quote for PD

February 18, 2019

On this President’s Day, a quote from my favorite POTUS, the ever-winsome, Ronald Reagan.

“I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”

Bible Reading

February 6, 2019

“If I were the devil one of my first aims would be to stop folk from digging into the Bible. Knowing that it is the Word of God, teaching men to know and love and serve the God of the Word, I should do all I can to surround it with the spiritual equivalent of pits, thorn hedges, and man traps, to frighten people off…At all costs I should want to keep them from using their minds in a disciplined way to get the measure of its message.”

J.I.Packer (author of Knowing God)

Jonah

January 25, 2019

“As long as there is something more important than God to your heart, you will be, like Jonah, both fragile and self-righteous. Whatever it is, it will create pride and an inclination to look down upon those who do not have it. It will also create fear and insecurity. It is the basis for your happiness, and if anything threatens it, you will be overwhelmed with anger, anxiety, and despair.

To reach heart bedrock with God’s grace is to recognize all the ways that we make good things into idols and ways of saving ourselves. It is to instead finally recognize that we live wholly by God’s grace.”

-Tim Keller

ID or Not?

January 9, 2019

Just remember, it isn’t racist or discrimination to require ID for the following things:

1. Alcohol

2. Cigarettes

3. Opening a bank account

4. Applying for food stamps

5. Applying for welfare

6. Applying for social security/medicaid

7. Applying for unemployment

8. Applying for a job

9. Renting a home

10. Applying for a mortgage

11. Driving a car

12. Renting a car

13. Getting on an airplane

14. Getting married

15. Purchasing a gun

16. Adopting a pet

17. Staying at a hotel

18. Applying for a hunting license

19. Applying for a fishing license

20. Buying a cell phone

21. Visiting a casino

22. Picking up a prescription

23. Buying certain cold medications

24. Holding a rally/protest

25. Donating blood

26. Buying an M rated video game

27. Purchasing nail polish as CVS

But it is racist/discrimination to require an ID to vote. Got it?

Conservative and Radical

October 30, 2018

John Stott once said, “Every Christian should be both conservative and radical; conservative in preserving the faith and radical in applying it.”

Leadership

October 19, 2018

“I’ve seen many natural born leaders in an organization get discouraged by toxic supervisors who were threatened by change or new ways of thinking. Such supervisors are set in their ways and revert to saying things like, “We’ve always done it this way, and that’s not going to change.” This type of mentality can cause the demise of an organization by hindering future growth. A good leader should welcome new ideas, assessing them fairly, and recognize that the individual that’s providing fresh thought is a leader. They’re putting the organization first. This is just the sort of person who should be valued and provided with mentorship that will help them continue to grow as they continue to progress in their careers within the organization. “

Hearts

October 11, 2018

“Our hearts are like a bucket of water on a very cold day-they will freeze over unless we regularly smash the ice that is forming. Though we know truths about God, we can very easily lose the sense upon our hearts of their reality.” -Keller