Monthly Archives: May 2013

America in the Balance Ever so often a book that seems like it would be a really good read comes along — but you realize that there is just no way you’re going to be able to get around to … Continue reading

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Listening Yogi Berra once said, “You can hear a lot just by listening.” Or maybe it was “You can observe a lot just by watching.” Or perhaps “You can see a lot by just listening.”  Whatever — these aphorism’s convey … Continue reading

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Surviving Cultural Shifts It would be difficult to miss the fact that we’re in the midst of a significant cultural shift.  What was considered terribly wrong in the past is suddenly thought of as not so bad, and then as … Continue reading

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A Source of Happiness The following is a great article about being grateful.  My guess is that you’ll not be surprised regarding the essence of David Murray’s findings — but they may reinforce what I hope you have already discovered.  … Continue reading

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Does Our Happiness Matter to God? The following is a link to a video response of Ravi Zacharias answering a question about God’s relationship with man and in particular about his caring and feelings for us. During the video clip … Continue reading

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Tho’ts on Graduations and Commencement Addresses

Well – here it is – graduation season again.  And what would graduation be without commencement addresses! I just returned from the graduation of Eugene Jeng, my godson.  His mom broke her leg recently and his dad lives in Taiwan … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Thought 2013

Pastor Jim Abernaty blogged the following.  RMF How does one appropriately express appreciation for something that cannot be repaid?  Our living responses to this question are often awkward attempts to do what cannot be done.  This weekend reminds us of … Continue reading

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In the Crosshairs of Anxiety Many years ago as a young Christian I was confused by a verse in Scripture.  Philippians 4:6 instructed: “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests … Continue reading

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Is the Bible Inconsistent on Same-Sex Acts The above is a link to an article by Dr. Timothy Keller.  Dr. Keller is Pastor of the Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.  Redeemer is notable not only for winning skeptical … Continue reading

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Food Stamp Recruiting The above is a link to an Acton Institute article by Elise Hilton.  Prior to reading this article I knew little about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),  the federal government’s “food stamp” program.  My Aunt Evelyn … Continue reading

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