Danger! Socialism Ahead...

Dr. Dobson's August Newsletter
Ladies and Gentlemen, I write you today to express my profound concern for our nation and for everything cherished by people of faith. "Love of country" as we have known it is in serious jeopardy. Those who are determined to "fundamentally change" America have forged a virulent and growing political movement that recognizes no allegiance to the U.S. Constitution. They think they have a better idea. People like that despise the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims that we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights—among them are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. 

Indeed, the concept that our freedoms were a gift from the Creator is anathema to these revolutionaries. I am especially concerned about a generation of children who are being manipulated and warped day by day. These vulnerable boys and girls have no defense against activists and some liberal teachers who are propagandizing them. They see o…

Swimming Upstream

Ray Pritchard
Keep Believing Ministries
Shawnee, Kansas Swimming Upstream
Romans 12:2  There are times when we need a new look at a familiar verse. The ESV translates the first part of Romans 12:2 this way: “Do not be conformed to this world.” Simple, clear, and concise. But what exactly does Paul mean? Other translations bring out various shades of meaning:

“Do not act like the sinful people of the world” (New Life).

“Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs]”(Amplified).

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world” (New Living Translation).

And then there is the famous rendering by J. B. Phillips:

“Don't let the world around you squeeze you into its own mold.”

In this message I want to do two things:

First, I want to examine that little phrase to see what it means.
Second, I want us to think together about how it app…


Dr. Dobson's July Newsletter
Dear Friends,
Several weeks ago, I was invited by White House staff to visit our southern border at McAllen, Texas, where federal agents are struggling to deal with a massive influx of poor and destitute human beings. They come in never-ending waves. Please believe me when I tell you that the media and leftist politicians have not been truthful about what is going on there. It is a human tragedy.

I promised the exhausted U.S. Custom and Border Patrol agents that I would go home and tell as many people as possible what I had seen "up close and personal." Today, I am attempting to fulfill that commitment.

Approximately 5,500 people show up every day in districts organized along our southern U.S. border. McAllen is the site of only one of them, but it is the busiest and most besieged. The "refugees" arrive exhausted and ragged from walking hundreds of miles. Among them are large numbers of children, many of whom are unaccompanied by a car…

3 Points Of Conflict In Marriage

This was too good not to post. It speaks to men in marriage...

3 Points of Conflict in Marriage By Dr. James Dobson

If I had one evening I could spend with any person, no one in the world would outrank my wife. We have grown in mutual understanding so that it is rarely necessary to quarrel and argue. Nevertheless, Shirley and I once had a dandy fight and three distinct concepts emerged which may assist you in your marriage.

1. Miscommunication results from differing assumptions.

I had assumed that my responsibilities as husband and father would not resume until I had been given a chance to rest and recuperate (after an extended work trip that took its toll on me). That was a reasonable expectation, but it happened to differ with Shirley's assumption. She felt that her duty at home was to end with my return, and that I would accept the burden from her weary shoulders with the rise of the Saturday sun. It was a reasonable supposition, but not in harmony with mine.

I should have said, &…

5 Steps to a Miracle

5 Steps to a Miracle
Joshua 5-6

There are many times I have preached and taught against steps to a miracle by the "Name It Claim It" bunch, but this is very realistic in that it takes into account a real biblical situation. Pastor Ray has put all of this in perspective as well. Folks, we are in the hands of God for our very breath while we are on this earth if we are believers. He has the day in mind when we will depart this earth. He is just and He has proven He loves His people with His whole being. He provided the way to be with Him through the death, burial and resurrection of His Son. Do you need a miracle? We are not guaranteed a miracle by following steps but we are guaranteed God will hear us and His answer is TRUST that He knows best!
In Christ, Ted
Pastor Ray Pritchard Keep Believing Ministries
Few stories in the Bible are better known than Joshua and the battle of Jericho. We learned to sing this song in Sunday School:

Joshua fit the battle of Jericho,