Showing posts from June, 2018

Forgetting How We Got Where We Are

Seen on a friend's post on Facebook:

We’ve all heard the old football tale about the coach who gathers his new recruits together in the locker room, holds up a pigskin, and declares: “Men, this is a football.” Sometimes, in any endeavor, it’s necessary to start at the very beginning. Sometimes it’s essential to relearn and reaffirm the most basic fundamentals. Sometimes, whether it’s building a marriage, constructing a skyscraper, or founding a nation, it is imperative to remember and re-embrace the bedrock truths on which those things must be solidly based if they are to stand secure. The consequences of ignoring this simple principle was once sadly expressed in the words on a hand-written sign taped on the front window of a company that was closing its doors forever. The sign read: “WE HAVE GONE OUT OF BUSINESS BECAUSE WE FORGOT WHAT OUR BUSINESS WAS.” Why was America founded? What purpose was it intended to fulfill? Why does it still exist today? What if it no longer fulfills …

Our Culture Makes Men Look Like Fools

Now understand something right away. There are men who are as foolish as their wives, girlfriends and mothers make them out to be. I'm talking about Narcissistic men who only care about one thing-themselves and how everything affects them. However, the women's liberation culture of the 60s and today has done everything possible to neutralize men. Fortunately there are still men who will not bend to the stupidity of the current women's movement but I am concerned about the Millennial generation and those that follow:

Dear Friends,

Last month my letter was dedicated to a celebration of Mother's Day on May 13. I hope you had a chance to read it. This being June, we'll swing to the other half of the equation to take a look at Father's Day. I want to deal with what is happening to men within the culture at large.

Have you noticed that the "women's movement," as it is now called, has again declared all-out war on men? It is pervasive and comes in the fo…

Mark #17: The Wisdom to Deal With Failure (Taken from: Marks of Maturity)

Mark #17: The Wisdom to Deal With Failure (Taken from: Marks of Maturity)

Moral Failure-let that word sink in for a minute! For a Christian believer I don't think there is anything worse feeling than realizing you have failed the Lord Jesus in your human behavior. I know what it feels like and I know the hurt and shame that come with it. Is that the end? Are we doomed to the repercussions of failure for the rest of our lives? The following is by a very brave man named J. Hampton Keathley III, who was diagnosed with cancer in August 2001 and went on to be with the Lord in August 2002. He was a 1966 graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and a former pastor of 28 years. In August of 2001 he was diagnosed with lung cancer and on August 29th, 2002 he went home to be with the Lord. 

Hampton wrote many articles for the Biblical Studies Foundation and on occasion taught New Testament Greek at Moody Bible Institute, Northwest Extension for External Studies in Spokane, Washington.