This is Mother’s Day weekend and a flood of memories fill my soul. First and foremost, I want to take a moment to commend the thousands and millions of Mothers who Love, Instruct, Teach, and Sacrifice for your families. Collectively you embody these words penned by Solomon thousands of years ago: “A Virtuous Woman … Continue reading A Tribute to Our Mothers (Moms)
One of the most interesting stories in the Hebrew (Jewish) Holy Writings is found in The Book of Beginnings. This particular narrative revolves around a building campaign. Let us eavesdrop on this event albeit some 3 to 4,000 years later...1 “Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words. 2 It came about as they journeyed … Continue reading Utter Confusion!
Bible reading can be dangerous to your peace of mind. I have a confession to make: When I was a young believer in Christ, I thought there would come a time in my life when I would understand most Bible truths and pass from the stage of being a young and uninitiated disciple to … Continue reading What Manner of Man is This?
Yesterday was known as Good Friday. Why do we call this particular Friday Good Friday? We will come back to that question in a moment. As of tomorrow Sunday, April 21, 2019, The Lenten season will be officially over. The Lenten season is a time when Christians seek to identify and more closely follow the … Continue reading Why Do We Call This Friday “Good?”
This weekend most Western Christians will celebrate one of the holiest days of their sacred calendar year: Palm Sunday. Just what is Palm Sunday? Perhaps the beloved physician and Gospel author Saint Luke can help us. Saint Luke describes what took place on that first Psalm Sunday nearly 2,000 years ago with these words … Continue reading The Holiest of Weeks
Many years ago, a giant in the field of literature by the name of Clive Staples Lewis - commonly known as C.S. Lewis - wrote a marvelous essay (I believed published posthumously) entitled, “On The Reading Of Old Books” [Lewis, C.S., GOD in the Dock, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1970.]. In this beautifully … Continue reading The Wisdom of Our Ancestors: Why We Need the Ancient Books
Through the years, I have developed a great love for the narrative portions of the Old Testament which are historical in nature. Many Biblical scholars write that the book of Joshua (a name that means “The LORD is Salvation”) through the book of Queen Esther, marks the beginnings of the works that are known as … Continue reading A Pastor’s Prayer for The President of The United States and For All Leaders In Authority
In a beautifully written article entitled, "On The Reading Of Old Books" [Lewis, C.S., GOD in the Dock, Wm. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan. 1970.] C.S. Lewis puts forth the argument that modern men and women too often forsake the classics of the past. Why is this so? Mr. Lewis offers some compelling insights. First, and … Continue reading What Is The Value of Reading Old Literature?
The Democratic and Republican Primaries The Primary season is coming to a close and some would say at not a moment too soon. It appears at this juncture that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Billionaire mogul Donald Trump are going to be the respective nominees of their political parties. Mrs. Clinton has … Continue reading Some Passing Thoughts On The Current Scene – 13-May-2016-
It has been my privilege to have been a citizen of the great state of Georgia for nearly 35 years now. The old adage that time files is more than a truism. One of the things that attracted my family to the “New South” was the tremendous opportunities for growth and advancement in the Metro-Atlanta, … Continue reading Is Atlanta Still A City Too Busy To Hate?
In our everyday lexicon, we use the phrase T.G.I.F. at the end of week. For the few uninitiated people out there, the term T.G.I.F. is an acronym which states, “Thank GOD It’s Friday!” Scores of American Workers, Students, Stay-At-Home Moms and Dads – and many others look forward to rejuvenate their Souls and their Bodies … Continue reading T.G.I.G.F – “Thank GOD It’s Good Friday!”
Through the years, I have developed a great love for the narrative portions of the Old Testament which are historical in nature. Many Biblical scholars write that the book of Joshua (a name that means “The LORD is Salvation”) through the book of Queen Esther, marks the beginnings of the works that are known as … Continue reading Is The Donald “JEHU” of Old in Disguise?
Several weeks ago, I put forth the proposition that the Grand Old Party (GOP) may be headed for a steep decline or at the very least for a time in the “political wilderness.” Well, the events that transpired this past week give strong evidence that the premise that I put forth might have some merit. … Continue reading Welcome to The Grand Old Party’s Demolition Derby
The 2016 Presidential primary season continues to unfold with much drama, intrigue – dare we say subterfuge – and ongoing suspense. At this present juncture, the Democratic Primary looks as if it may finally be coming to a resolution. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton handily won the South Carolina primary on Saturday, February … Continue reading Winning By Any Means Necessary???
The Iowa Caucus is only moments away and our nation will begin the formal process of choosing a successor to President Barack Obama. The existential question for political conservatives is this: What do they make of the Donald Trump wild card factor that has changed the dynamics of the Republican Party primary season? Perhaps the … Continue reading Will The Republican Party be Exiled in The Presidential Wilderness?