Saturday, December 23, 2006

Comfort at Christmas

In the carol "O Holy Night" we sing "Long lay the world in sin and error pining Till he appeared and the soul felt its worth." My dad loved Christmas. He believed that Jesus was the Savior of the world. He prayed regularly. He followed me around and listened when I preached the gospel. But his soul never "felt its worth." And even though the mild Savior was born to give us second birth, my dad wasn't born again--and according to Jesus Himself my dad would therefore not go to Heaven when he died (see John chapter 3).

I strongly suspected that he wasn't born again because the Bible says that there will be certain "fruit" that will make it clear that someone has been born "from above." If I buy what I think is a peach tree, I have good reason to suspect that it's not if it never has any fruit. To believe in the Savior and not be born again is like a man who believes in a parachute, but doesn't put it on. Such a man will be okay, until he jumps out of the plane.

My dad lacked certain knowledge. He didn't understand that God was nothing like he imagined--that He is holy and perfect and that because of that fact, God's wrath was upon him because of his sins (see John 3:36). Like the rest of us, my dad had broken the Ten Commandments, God was his enemy, and only in Christ can God and sinners be reconciled.

I explained that God had seen the secret sins of his heart, and that if he had as much as lusted after a woman, he had committed adultery in his heart (see Matthew 5:27-28). I also explained that if he had told one lie, he was a liar, and the Bible warns that all liars will have their part in the lake of fire. If he had stolen anything, he was a thief, and the Scriptures warn that no thief will inherit the Kingdom of God. There would be no second chance. Because God is perfect and demands perfection (see Matthew 5:48), if my dad died in his sins, even though he professed faith in Jesus, he would go to Hell. Forever.

One day he had a very serious heart attack. Two weeks later he was dead. But sometime during those two weeks he was born again . . . and there was evident fruit. He prayed that God would cast out his sin and enter in. He cried "be born in me today."

It took a heart attack to awaken him to the truth of the gospel. He finally understood why the Savior was born--to suffer for the sin of the world (for his sins), and rise again on the third day, defeating death. Jesus was born that man no more may die, and because of the cross, God can now grant dying humanity the gift of everlasting life. God and sinners can be reconciled. We can be made righteous in the sight of a holy and prefect God by His amazing grace.

In one moment during those two weeks my dad simply repented and surrendered his life to God, and trusted in Jesus alone for his eternal salvation. Have you done that? Will you prepare Him room? Does your soul feel the gospel's worth? Be reconciled to God. I'm concerned that perhaps you haven't repented and trusted the Savior. Why? Because I know that like my dad, millions believe, but there's no biblical fruit. Please, do what the Bible says, "Make your calling and election sure." Pray something like this: "Dear God, I have sinned against you. I have broken your Commandments and if you judge me according to your perfect standard, I will justly end up in Hell forever. Thank you that Jesus once and for all took my punishment. He suffered for me and rose again. I trust in Him alone as my Savior and my Lord. In His wonderful name I pray."

I hope and pray that you have truly repented and been born again. If you have, Christmas will never be the same. If your sins are forgiven, you will find comfort in the Scriptures. You will find comfort through the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. And you will have great comfort on your death bed. Instead of death being a terrifying dark door to the unknown, the moment of your passing will become the most incredible moment of your life--the entrance into everlasting joy, and pleasure forevermore.

The Bible says the Kingdom of Heaven is coming to this earth. Can you imagine how wonderful it will be? Actually, you can't. We have never seen or heard or imagined anything as wonderful as what God has in store for those who love Him. Think of the most beautiful rose, the cutest puppy, the most breathtaking sunset, or the magnificence of a snow-covered mountain. Imagine now that you were there before God created those things. There would be no way you could have predicted such a creation; and even though we can see how unspeakably great God is through the creation we see, He says, "Behold, I make all things new." So, never think of Heaven as a kind of spooky home of "departed spirits." It's down to earth, new bodies, utter perfection, and pleasure forevermore. No more pain. No more suffering. No more death. So, feed yourself daily--read your Bible every day without fail. And make sure you obey what you read, and you will never look back. God will keep you in His mighty hand.

Thank you for reading this.

God bless you,
Ray Comfort

Thursday, November 16, 2006

The Feminist - revisited

I dug this post up from the past for my friend QD

FEMINIST -------------------------------------------FEMININE

In her column, The Feminine mistake, Noel Stranger wants to know when did the feminist movement become ridiculous, anti-male, anti-family and pro-sex? She goes on to ask; “When did it stop being a noble fight to be heard and start becoming a contest in vulgarity? When did feminists start claiming to represent all women but stop listening to most of them?”

That’s a great question to ask. It certainly did not happen overnight. It took decades of ultra liberalism to get the face of the feminist movement we have today. Make no mistake about it, there is nothing feminine about a feminist. The feminist movement today is nothing more than a launch pad to get wacky liberalism into mainstream society. I do believe however that the feminist movement started with all good intentions to improve conditions for women in America.

Equal Pay

Take for example equal pay for equal work. That should be a no-brainer as far as the type of work goes. If the job is simple manual labor or entry level position and if male or female can do the job, work hard at it and climb the ladder of success, they should make the same amount of money for their efforts without sex discrimination.

But, there is a basic lesson of economics to understand when you hear feminist cry and whine today about how women make 75 cents for every dollar a man makes for the same work.

It’s so easy to shoot down this argument with simple logic; if businesses could save 25 cents on every dollar of labor they spend by hiring only women, why would they ever hire a man? Companies could use only a female workforce and pocket an extra 25% of profits by simply not hiring men. Like, duh! If I remember my economics 101 class in high school correctly, businesses exist to make profits. If they don’t make profits they cease to exist.

Stay at Home Moms?

Another issue feminist make a mockery of is the woman who decides to stay home and raise children. This is the ultimate insult to the ‘intelligent’ feminist. Feminist place a much higher value on the individual woman succeeding in the workplace or in a political position than a woman who decides to spend more time with her family and be a mom.

Judge Robert Bork said, "It should be a source of great pride to bear the next generation and to train that generation's minds and morals. That is certainly a greater accomplishment than churning out tracts raging at men and families. It is fine that women are taking up careers, but the price for that need not be the demoralization of women who do not choose that path."

If a woman chooses to place her family over her career, she should be admired as much, if not greater, than any high level business-woman or woman holding a political seat.

What about Men bashing?

You can thank feminists for the way men and women relate to each other now. Take for example the simple act of being a gentleman. I was taught to hold the door for a lady, open the car door for a lady, and compliment a woman on her appearance. Today you run the risk of being chauvinistic with any one of those acts. In truth, simple things like holding a door or opening a car door for a woman is showing respect for her. Not demeaning her.

But I think the times, they are a changing. I think most women see radical feminist for who they really are; a bunch of left wing agenda pushing radicals who would love for more women to kill more babies In Utero.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The next logical step

First, abortion was granted a ‘guaranteed right’.

Then, because abortion was no longer en-vogue, partial birth abortion became all the rage.

So what could be the next logical step in infanticide?

Coming soon, to a country near you, the wonderful and amazing process of natural selection.

Is that baby you had just a little abnormal? Only nine fingers instead of ten? Maybe some toes are stuck together and Lord knows what a horrible childhood he would have to endure because of that. Maybe those lungs were undeveloped and that baby would need breathing treatments for his first ten years (that can be expensive to a young couple just married). Maybe the baby was born with Downs syndrome (don’t know how we missed that one in-utero) and will need lifetime care.

Well fear not parents.

Soon you will be able to terminate that post uterus fetus and forget that the whole thing ever happened. If you do happen to have some lingering regrets after the process, I’m sure we will be able to find you many liberal ‘pastors’ to comfort you and tell you that you did the best thing for yourselves and the world in whole.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Get out and vote

If you want your country to go to hell slowly......Vote conservative!

If you want your country to go to hell quickly......Vote liberal!

Remember......only you can decide how fast your country goes to hell.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Thanks John......

Just when you think the demoncrats had it all wrapped up November 7th, along comes Lurch to answer the door.

In case you didn't hear, John Kerry opened mouth and inserted foot; once again. Heck, he even had to go into hiding this time. According to CNN, Kerry canceled plans to campaign for fellow Democrats after the GOP began hammering him over his comments to college students about getting "stuck in Iraq."

Why do the republicans even need to campaign? They should just run Kerry quotes until Tuesday.

That peaceful tolerant religion!

Another example of the peaceful Muslim religion.......

At World Net Daily we find this story........

A website in Assyria is confirming that a 14-year-old Christian boy who was working a 12-hour shift maintaining an electric generator has been murdered by Muslim insurgents.
Assyrian International News Agency said the tragedy was reported by an Assyrian language web page at

The youth was identified as Ayad Tariq, who lived in Baqouba, Iraq, and was at work on Oct. 21 when a group of "disguised Muslim insurgents" went into the power plant shortly after his shift began at 6 a.m.

The website reported the insurgents asked him for his identification and, according to other witnesses who hid and stayed alive to report on the attack, questioned his identification card's reference to him as a "Christian."

Are you truly a "Christian sinner," they asked.

"Yes, I am Christian but I am not a sinner," he replied.

The insurgents then called him a "dirty Christian sinner," grabbed his limbs and held them while beheading him, the witnesses reported.

They were shouting, "Allahu akbar! Allahu Akbar!" during the murder, witnesses said.

An organization called said they are the indigenous people of Iraq, with a population that has been in the Middle East from the time of Christ.

However, they have faced a number of purges by the region's rulers over time, including the present attacks by powerful Islamic factions across Iran, Iraq and neighboring nations, officials said.

This is what Muslims are really about folks.

Monday, October 16, 2006

For Rick

Hello Rick –

Thanks for stopping by. I’m a little behind in my postings due to not having enough time in the day to sit down and starting writing again. I try to keep up with other blogs by quickly scanning my favorites and see what been on their minds and hearts.

Rick wrote and asked me - - - -

Hi WayneDawg, I came to your site via Quaker Agitator, and saw right off that we have a few things in common. We're both grandfathers, like cigars, and we're Christians. Like Dave I'm a Quaker, although I don't know Dave, and just stumbled upon his blog a few days ago.It's the "both Christians" thing I'd like to discuss. You come on pretty strong and some of the things you say are really "in your face." For example: "When I empty the last round from the barrel of my 44 Magnum." Didn't Jesus say "Love me [God] and love one another." How does the 44 Magnum thing fit in with Christianity?I also saw that you quoted from an Ann Coulter column in your July 28 post, and she has said a few things that disturb me. 1. On the July 12 edition of The Jon Caldara Show on Denver radio station KOA, Ann Coulter suggested that New York Times staff members should be "executed." 2. Her ideas for conducting the war on terrorism: "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity." 3. "We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens' creme brulee," Coulter said. "That's just a joke, for you in the media." 4. Coulter writes in her book, “Godless: The Church of Liberalism,” that a group of New Jersey widows whose husbands perished in the World Trade Center act “as if the terrorist attacks happened only to them.” She also wrote, “I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much.” Not one of these statements seems Christian to me. She actually sounds very cruel and authoritarian to me. How do you square your own "in your face" comments and Coulter's with Christianity? I am sincerely curious. Thanks for any help you can be.

Thanks for the questions. I’ll start with the quote I made on my profile that you mentioned……..

As you may or may not know, the question, “You've got to make contact with the alien leader. How will you tell when the conversation is finished?” was generated at random for me to answer on my profile. I like science fiction. I read it and watch it when I can. I like Sci-Fi that has aliens that are out to conquer the universe and ultimately destroy Earth in the process. I don’t care too much for the E.T. version of aliens who are passive and want to help mankind. So when that question on my profile came up, my minds eye saw that the alien leader was hiding his crossed fingers behind his back as he negotiated a peace treaty with the populace of Earth. When the evil alien leader accidentally revealed his plans to make Earth a new black hole in the universe, I drew my .44 magnum and emptied the cylinder into his fat head, dropping him where he stood. The rest of the delegation that was with the alien leader admired what I had done because they had lived under the empirical thumb of the leader for 4000 years and no one ever had the guts to just take him out. Peace was restored to the universe because of one man's actions.

How about that for a paragraph of fiction?

And that’s exactly what that is Rick; fiction. The question on my profile was fiction. My answer was fiction. It was all fiction. One has to be able to understand and discern what is real and what is not. How does it square with my Christianity? Well, I can discern between Sci-Fi and what God did for me on October 29th, 1994. He gave me eternal life and made me a joint heir with Christ. Where I was at enmity with God, I am now saved from my sins because I was born-again like Jesus said we must be to enter the Kingdom of Heaven and inherit eternal life (which, by the way, is the only way one can become a Christian - John 3:1-18).

Now about Ann Coulter…..

I have heard Ann state that she is a Christian. In fact, she has made this statement, “I'm a Christian first and a mean-spirited, bigoted conservative second, and don't you ever forget it." She has also said, "... Christianity fuels everything I write. Being a Christian means that I am called upon to do battle against lies, injustice, cruelty, hypocrisy—you know, all the virtues in the church of liberalism." Rick, whether or not Ann is a born-again Christian is only known to God. I can’t judge her soul. But I can tell you that a lot of Ann’s writing and speaking style is meant for parody and humor while making a point. The quotes you mentioned by her are not quotes found here on my site. The list of Muslim attacks against the USA that I posted from Ann is an example of where she is spot on in her analysis of events that no one else would dare print (as you don’t want to tick off those peace loving Muslims).

So Rick, we will have to get together sometime and smoke some premium cigars while exchanging photo’s of grand-kids and discussing just how does one inherit eternal life and is sure about it. I hope I gave you what you were looking for, but if not, let me know where I can clarify.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Yes, I am still here

I have been very busy with other things.

John Lennon once said, "Life is what happens while you busy making other plans." At least I think he is the one who said it.

I have been busy with other life things. I have missed blogging for sure, but with church, Bible studies and being a husband and father over the last few weeks, I have had little time for anything else.

I have been reading other blogs in the meantime and posting comments here and there, but I do promise to return with some fresh writings and possibly a more Christian outlook from my blog.

I shall return!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

New Link on my Blog Roll

I have added a new link, Missionary Road, to my Blog Roll.

The author of the blog is a young man in Huntington Beach, California who regularly shares the Gospel through street witnessing. His recent post is about an encounter with security at a mall he was witnessing at. If you have a moment, give his posts a read and encourage him.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Recommended Reading For Today

One of my favorite blogs to read is Soup's Kitchen. A couple days ago Soup wrote a great piece on the Blood of Jesus that I just have to direct your attention to. In a time where ‘feel good’ sermons are drawing masses of people to churches that never preach the Gospel and then ‘invite’ people to come to Christ, Soup brings to light the fact that many people who confess Christ are not confessing the Christ of the Bible.

Many people believe that there is a “god”, but fail to acknowledge the fact of sin and sins consequences.

Please stop in and visit Soup's Kitchen.

Friday, July 28, 2006

The 'M' Word

I borrowed this list from Ann Coulter's column yesterday. I wanted to piggy-back a little from Wight Wing Wadical's blog about a Muslim t-shirt that received so much attention. Just in case the left has forgot why we are fighting the war on terror; and who 'those' people are........

*November 1979: Muslim extremists (Iranian variety) seized the U.S. embassy in Iran and held 52 American hostages for 444 days, following Democrat Jimmy Carter's masterful foreign policy granting Islamic fanaticism its first real foothold in the Middle East.

*1982: Muslim extremists (mostly Hezbollah) began a nearly decade-long habit of taking Americans and Europeans hostage in Lebanon, killing William Buckley and holding Terry Anderson for 6 1/2 years.

*April 1983: Muslim extremists (Islamic Jihad or possibly Hezbollah) bombed the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, killing 16 Americans.

*October 1983: Muslim extremists (Hezbollah) blew up the U.S. Marine barracks at the Beirut airport, killing 241 Marines.

*December 1983: Muslim extremists (al-Dawa) blew up the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait, killing five and injuring 80.

*September 1984: Muslim extremists (Hezbollah) exploded a truck bomb at the U.S. Embassy annex in Beirut, killing 24 people, including two U.S. servicemen.

*December 1984: Muslim extremists (probably Hezbollah) hijacked a Kuwait Airways airplane, landed in Iran and demanded the release of the 17 members of al-Dawa who had been arrested for the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait, killing two Americans before the siege was over.

*June 14, 1985: Muslim extremists (Hezbollah) hijacked TWA Flight 847 out of Athens, diverting it to Beirut, taking the passengers hostage in return for the release of the Kuwait 17 as well as another 700 prisoners held by Israel. When their demands were not met, the Muslims shot U.S. Navy diver Robert Dean Stethem and dumped his body on the tarmac.

*October 1985: Muslim extremists (Palestine Liberation Front backed by Libya) seized an Italian cruise ship, the Achille Lauro, killing 69-year-old American Leon Klinghoffer by shooting him and then tossing his body overboard.

*December 1985: Muslim extremists (backed by Libya) bombed airports in Rome and Vienna, killing 20 people, including five Americans.

*April 1986: Muslim extremists (backed by Libya) bombed a discotheque frequented by U.S. servicemen in West Berlin, injuring hundreds and killing two, including a U.S. soldier.

*December 1988: Muslim extremists (backed by Libya) bombed Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 259 on board and 11 on the ground.

(Then came an amazing, historic pause in Muslim extremists' relentless war on America after Ronald Reagan won the Cold War by doing the opposite of everything recommended by Democrats, depriving Islamic terrorists of their Soviet sponsors. This confuses liberals because they don't understand the concept of terror sponsors, whether it's the Soviet Union or Iraq.)

*February 1993: Muslim extremists (al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, possibly with involvement of friendly rival al-Qaida) set off a bomb in the basement of the World Trade Center, killing six and wounding more than 1,000.

*Spring 1993: Muslim extremists (al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, the Sudanese Islamic Front and at least one member of Hamas) plot to blow up the Lincoln and Holland tunnels, the U.N. complex, and the FBI's lower Manhattan headquarters.

*November 1995: Muslim extremists (possibly Iranian "Party of God") explode a car bomb at U.S. military headquarters in Saudi Arabia, killing five U.S. military servicemen.

*June 1996: Muslim extremists (13 Saudis and a Lebanese member of Hezbollah, probably with involvement of al-Qaida) explode a truck bomb outside the Khobar Towers military complex, killing 19 American servicemen and injuring hundreds.

*August 1998: Muslim extremists (al-Qaida) explode truck bombs at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 224 and injuring thousands.

*October 2000: Muslim extremists (al-Qaida) blow up the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cole, killing 17 U.S. sailors.

*Sept. 11, 2001: Muslim extremists (al-Qaida) hijack commercial aircraft and fly planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, killing nearly 3,000 Americans.

Thanks Ann for keeping the spotlight where it belongs.

Monday, July 24, 2006

The dress was too heavy

Only 40 minutes into her reign as Miss Universe, Miss Puerto Rico Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza collapsed on stage while giving her post-pageant press conference.

Official reason(s) for her collapse?.....”She got dizzy. It’s very hot up here. Her dress is tight. Her dress was beaded and heavy”

I can go along with her being dizzy. It may have been hot up on the stage with all the lighting beaming down on her (Isn’t it hot in Puerto Rico?). She may even have been dizzy due to the fact her dress was too tight. But a heavy dress?

I don’t think so……not that dress

A more likely explanation would be that she probably had not eaten all day so she could fit into the tight dress in the first place. With the added hot lights and trying to balance on the high heels it was more than even a Miss Universe could be put through.

The world was assured that she was alright after The Donald soundly declared, ‘Yes, she’s fine.’

Thursday, July 20, 2006

When carrots are outlawed......

.....only outlaws will have carrots?

A 46 year old man has assaulted his wife with a carrot and causing her to lose sight in one eye. The accused, Roderick Vecsey, told the judge that the incident was a terrible accident. Vecsey said that he and his wife were arguing and he ‘tossed’ the carrot at her.

Now I don’t know how hard Mr. Vecsey tosses, but when I toss something, like the remote control to my wife, it’s generally a gentle toss as I don’t want to first, hurt my wife and secondly and almost as importantly, damage the remote.

I can almost imagine the two in the kitchen together preparing that nights supper together. A conversation was taking place about each others day while Mr. Vecsey was preparing the steaks for the grill and Mrs. Vecsey was preparing the salad. Then suddenly without warning, Mr. Vecsey noticed angrily how Mrs. Vecsey was cutting the carrots for the salad he enjoyed almost as much as the steaks. Mr. Vecsey has long been a fan of the short diced carrot in his salad. But this night, without any reasoning at all, Mrs. Vecsey was paring long strips of the carrot for a little change-up in the otherwise standard and boring garden salad that she had prepared every single night for the last 25 years.

It had been a long day at the factory for Mr. Vecsey who was a supervisor at the local plant. Nothing had gone his way and shipments were behind for the 3rd day in a row. His employees were slackers but they were about the best the little ole town had to offer. His employees were always making jokes about him and playing little tricks on him when his back was turned. Upper management had been riding his tail demanding that he get his employees on the stick and increase production to get those shipments out on time or he would be looking for a new job at Wendy’s. The long strips of carrots were too much for Mr. Vecsey. He was going to have his carrots sliced and diced and no one was going to tell him otherwise.

In what Mr. Vecsey described to the judge as a simple tossing of the carrot was actually a very accurate precision throw that would impress even the Bowie knife throwers of old.

How long before liberals start calling for the elimination of carrots from the masses or at best the rounding of the ends to keep peoples eyes intact? How long before we have to register and wait three days to buy pointy and possibly dangerous vegetables? Will supermarkets be forced to pre-shred all carrots?

Oh the humanity……..

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Russia’s big and so is China

The more I hear President Bush speak off camera and picked up on live mic’s, I can’t help but understand why all the comedians and liberals make fun of his intelligence.

In the latest ‘live mic’ incident, Bush is overheard talking to Tony Blair about flight time home from the summit.

Bush: Got something to do tonight?

Blair: Go to the airport. Get on a plane and go home.

Bush: Where you going, home? This is your neighborhood. Won't take you long to get home.
You get home in eight hours? Me too! Russia's a big country and you're a big country.
Yeah. No, not Coke, Diet Coke.
It takes him eight hours to fly home, eight hours. Russia's big and so's China.
Yeah, Blair, what are you doing? You leaving?

Blair: No, no, not yet. On this trade thing ... (inaudible) Bush: Yeah, I told that to the man ...

How goofy does it sound when our President, a world leader, is spouting off this kind of kindergarten conversation? My six year old has more articulate conversation than Bush seems to.

Russia’s big and so is China?

You have to be wondering what Blair is thinking. Blair obviously wants to steer the retarded sounding conversation away from the amazing geographical size of Russia and China and focus on the real issue of trade.

Don’t get me wrong, I voted for Bush. Twice. I can’t imagine Al Gore or john Kerry running the country while we are fighting the terrorism war worldwide. But I’m starting to get the feeling that others are really running the country while Bush goes bumbling around the world in a Rainman sort of way.

China, China big. Russia big. 8 Hours yeah, 8 hours to fly home, home. Big, really big. (Dustin Hoffman voice doing Rainman).

Monday, July 10, 2006

The persecuted church

To help bring a little light on the persecuted church, I wanted to link a post from a blog I recently came across.

sCrAmBleD thoughts of one more patriot gives us a smack in the face wake-up call to illustrate how the persecuted church lives and worships in the face of harm and even death for calling on the Name of Christ.

Friday, July 07, 2006

A lesson in prayer

An interesting thing happened to me on the way home from work a few years ago that I would like to share. I have many times shared this story around Christian friends, Bible studies and personal testimonies, but I have never shared it outside the ‘Christian circle’.

It was a cold and rainy winter day in January 1996 as I left the office and headed the short distance home. I had just turned onto the main highway and started up the hill when I noticed a hitchhiker, thumb out, going in my direction. This hitchhiker looked liked the proverbial San Francisco hippie who was MIA from 1967 and had been transplanted on this highway as a result of some freaky wormhole incident. As I mentioned, it was cold and rainy this day. This hippy was wrapped in a bundle of what should have been warm flannel shirts and a couple jackets. He had on a red bandana holding back his wet, matted long black hair which had almost the same exact appearance of his beard. I don’t know how long this guy had been trying to hitch a ride, but judging from his completely soaked clothes, he had been out there awhile. Did I mention it was cold? The temperature was probably somewhere in the mid to high 30’s. There had been talk of some sleet accumulating later in the evening, but for the moment it was just a very, very cold rain.

As I was passing by this incredible sight, this throwback to another time and place, our eyes met. In that moment, time seemed to slow down as we stared into each others gazes. His eyes seemed to say to me, ‘how can you pass me by….how can you not help me out?’ His countenance went from hopeful to a head hanging sadness that I will never forget. At that moment I said out loud and from my heart, ‘Lord, I would rather do anything than pick up this hitcher, anything.’ I repeated this over and over as I tried to rid my mind of that last image I had of his sad, rejected face.

I was a new Christian. It had been only a little over a year since I had been saved by the grace of God when I passed that hitcher. I was still learning in leaps and bounds all I could about my new faith in Christ and I was about to be schooled by the Lord Himself on the power of a heartfelt prayer.

I’m not in the habit, even to this day, of picking up hitchers. I will, and have many times, stopped and helped people change a tire, push a car off the road, take someone to get gas, help someone in an accident, but I don’t pick up hitchers.

I continued to pray, out loud, my prayer of doing anything for the Lord except picking up the hitcher.

As I rounded a turn on the highway a couple miles up the road, there off on the side of the road, was a very elderly woman trying to look under the back end of her car. This car was a very bad looking, faded green, 70’s something Ford Maverick. As I approached the car it was obvious that this was my answered prayer in opposition to picking up the hitcher.

I pulled in behind the Maverick, got out and asked the woman what was wrong with her car. She said she didn’t know. She said that she was on her way home when all of a sudden, about two minutes ago, there was a bad niose coming from the back of her car. Two minutes ago I thought. Hmmm. Coincidently about the time I started praying for something other than picking up the hitcher.

I told her to get back in the car and get out of the rain and I will have a look under her car. Well I bent down as far as I could to look under her car to see what that matter was, but couldn’t quite see without crawling under the vehicle. I went back to my car to get an umbrella and maybe find something to lie on so I could crawl under the car in my office apparel. I found neither. So I made an executive decision to just go ahead and get under the car and figure out what was wrong and get this lady on her way. The part of the road where she pulled over had been freshly graded off for a road to the woods. This same road later became the entrance to the sub-division where I live now. Hmmm. Needless to say with all the rain, the road was very muddy and it had been partially filled with loose gravel to make crawling under cars the perfect mixture of mess and pain.

When I finally got under the rear of the car I found the problem. The rusted pipe that led to the rusty muffler had finally broken off and the only thing holding the rusty muffler to the car was this leathery looking strap. So I crawled back from under her car and went rummaging through my car for anything that might cut loose the strap that held the muffler. I found no such instrument of destruction in my car. I walked back to the woman in the Maverick and tapped on her window. By now I’m soaked, wet, muddy and very, very cold. My light jacket that was meant for a walk from the office to the car was not holding up well to the conditions I was putting it under. The elderly lady slowly rolled down her window and, after telling her what was wrong; I ask her if she might happen to have a knife of some kind in her car. She finds a butter knife (of course) in her glove compartment and I gladly take it and crawl back under the car. After about ten minutes of trying to cut through a half frozen wet leathery strap with wet frozen fingers I finally manage to free the beast that was dragging under her car. I put the muffler in her car and told her she would be able to drive home but to get it fixed right away.

She asked me how much she owed me for helping her out and I told her that I couldn’t accept any money for doing what I asked to do. She said thank you and drove on in the same direction I was going. When I got my frozen wet muddy self back in my car I understood at that moment that I had just been schooled on the power of prayer. As I pulled my car back onto the road and headed home I realized that the Maverick was no where to be seen. Only a few seconds had passed since she pulled out and there was no way she could have sped off that fast. I hustled my car up around the next turn and she was no where in sight. There is a road that turns off in the little town of Nelson but she would have had to really hustle it to beat me to that road. Was she an angel sent specifically to answer my prayer and test me to see if I would indeed do anything but pick up that hitcher? To this day I believe she was. Heck, the hippy could have been angel that was there to see what I would do for all I know.

Here’s what I learned from that incident.

* The power of a heartfelt prayer is something to behold.

* Be careful of what you pray for.

*You just never know when you might be interacting with an angel.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 230th Birthday America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

Massachusetts: John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island: Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Connecticut: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Pennsylvania: Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Delaware: Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Maryland: Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Virginia: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Georgia: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Does this picture of a burning US flag make you hotter than a hornet? Does the mere sight of Old Glory going up in smoke make you want to hunt down the dude with the lighter and beat the crap out him? Can you ever imagine striking a match to the flag that your fellow countrymen have bled and died for to keep you free?

If your answers are;


Then you are a true patriot who is proud of his/her country and would stand up to fight for her without hesitation….you would fight to keep her free; you would fight for those who can’t fight for themselves; you would fight for freedom of religion; you would fight for the freedom to keep and bear arms; you would fight so anyone could have the freedom of peaceful assembly; you would fight so anyone could have free speech….

Well, maybe not the last one.

No way Dawg, I would fight for someone's free speech rights. Your wrong about that one.


Then why would you support an amendment to the Constitution banning the burning of the US flag?

Uh, well it’s desecration to our flag man!

Yes it is.

It’s shameful and unpatriotic for someone to do that!

Yes it is.

It’s a kick in the pants to every man and woman who has died defending this great country!

I know it is, but you said you would defend someone’s right to free speech.


I have a deep disdain for flag burners. I loathe the person who would put to shame our country in such a disrespectful way as burning the symbol of freedom that our military has fought and died for.


If a person wants to demonstrate in a manner that involves burning the US flag, then they should have that right.

I can’t believe the time and effort that has gone into debating this issue in the House and Senate. The House passed, for the 6th straight time, a measure approving adding an amendment to the Constitution banning flag burning. The Senate, last night, defeated the measure by one vote.

Let’s put into perspective the flag burning issue.

How many times in the last 5 years do you think the US flag has been burned in protest on US soil? 100 times? 200 times? Let’s be generous and say that the US flag has been burned, in protest, 500 times over the last 5 years on US soil.

Now let’s compare that to the 5,000,000 babies that were killed in-utero over the last 5 years.

For every flag that was burned, 10,000 babies were butchered for the sake of a women’s 'right' to choose and sacrificed on the alter of pro-choice. The House and the Senate will debate for hours and hours on the right to free speech through flag burning, but won’t do anything about the atrocious, horrible ‘right’ that has been allowed to exist for more than 30 years in this country.

People, where are your priorities?????????

Friday, June 16, 2006

Back from the beach

We just got back from vacationing at Myrtle Beach this week and one of the highlights (for me anyway) was going to Coastal Federal Field and watching the Myrtle Beach Pelicans play ball. The Pelicans are a single A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves and have not been playing the best of ball lately. That is, until we went to see them. Tuesday’s nights game was cancelled because tropical storm Alberto decided to skate up the Carolina’s on the night we had tickets. So a rain check was given out for a double header the next night. As the baseball freak I am, this worked out great. Two games for the price of one…that’s a bargain.

The Pelicans won the first game 4-3 behind some awesome pitching from Matt Harrison. Remember that name baseball fans because I believe he is headed for the show in a few years if he keeps pitching like he did the other night. Matt is now 8-3 with a 2.59 era. He throws in the low to mid 90’s with his fastball and has a pretty wicked slider. He only gave up one earned run while some bad fielding led to a couple un-earned runs. The Pelicans won game 2 behind some clutch hitting and better fielding. A couple kids to watch are J.C. Holt and Brandon Jones. J.C. is a pretty good glove at 2nd base but has been slumping so far this season at the plate. He did raise his average some Wednesday with hits in both games. Brandon could be the next Andrew Jones as far as the outfield skills go. He does lead the team with strikeouts but also in the RBI’s too.

Myrtle Beach has always been our families favorite beach to vacation at each year and now that I have found my new favorite place to be at besides the beach there, I’m already looking forward to our next trip.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

How Deep The Father's Love For Us

How deep the Father's love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

I have a copy of these lyrics on my cube wall here at work to look at when I get frustrated, stressed out or when I need a good ole slap back into reality and focus on what really matters.

Penned by Stuart Townend around 1995, these words are equal in stature to some of the great hymns of the 18th and 19th century. There are not many examples of songs penned today that could hold a flame to the old hymns, but this one is certainly one of them.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Monday, May 08, 2006

Time for a real change in 2008

Since the so-called Republican revolution of ’94 there has been almost no progress in the abortion fight and other key conservative issues. We keep electing Republicans who call themselves conservatives only to find out that once they make their way down the halls of Washington, they morph into the very opposite ideology of what we elected.

Today’s Republicans are no different than the liberals they run against. The RINO’s (Republicans In Name Only) court the Christian votes because they know they can get it. It’s no different than the Democrats courting the black vote for the same purposes.

The only political party out there that screams conservative and conservative ideals and morals is the Constitution Party.

Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project is eyeing a presidential bid under the Constitution Party ticket. Here is a little of an interview with CP.

"Yes, indeed, we are interested," Clymer said. "Gilchrist spoke to us last weekend in Tampa and our people asked Jim then if he would be the candidate. We think it would be wonderful if Jim Gilchrist would seriously consider being our presidential candidate."

Gilchrist told WND the only candidate he would support as the Republican Party presidential nominee in 2008 was Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo.

"If John McCain enters the race for president," Gilchrist said. "I will definitely run. John McCain should have forfeited his right to run for president on the Republican Party the moment he put his name on immigration legislation with Sen. Ted Kennedy."

Gilchrist and the Constitution Party both agree on the need to secure the southern border with Mexico. Commenting on the street demonstrations planned for tomorrow, Gilchrist said they are nothing more than "a declaration that we are no longer a nation governed by the rule of law, but that we are being ruled by mob rule."

Asked whether he felt President Bush’s "guest worker" program or the administration’s "pathway to citizenship" were reasonable compromises, Gilchrist reacted sharply: "The Republican Party is going to pay a huge price for pandering to what they think is going to be an illegal-alien vote and for their reckless disregard for the rule of law. The Republican Party has sold out our sovereignty."

Gilchrist told WND that he thought his third-party candidacy could be viable, noting "the country is ready for a third-party candidate, just like the country was ready for Ross Perot in 1992."

I’m ready for a significant change in the direction of this country, are you? The republicans and the democrats are one in the same today. We need a Party that will take this country back to its roots; roots that are planted solidly in the Constitution.

For more information on the Constitution Party, follow this link.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Just wanted to let you all know I’m still alive. I have been out of town on business and absolutely too busy with life to sit down and post. Hopefully before the week is out I will get the fingers moving again and post again with some regularity.

Stay tuned.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Clinton was right?

At a Portland State University Commencement in 1998, impeached former President Bill Clinton said;

"Ethnic pride is a very good thing. America is one of the places which most reveres the distinctive ethnic, racial, religious heritage of our various peoples. The days when immigrants felt compelled to Anglicize their last name or deny their heritage are, thankfully, gone. But pride in one's ethnic and racial heritage must never become an excuse to withdraw from the larger American community. That does not honor diversity; it breeds divisiveness. And that could weaken America."

I’m so glad these words have been archived for our viewing pleasure some 8 years later because I would never have believed it if I had not read them myself. Clinton must have been having one of those ‘truth’ moments that rarely came from his lips. In fact, in this commencement, he was in favor of immigrants learning English so that they (immigrants) could reach their full potential in the United States.

I never thought I would say this but, Clinton was right.

Any immigrant that wants to come to this country legally should acclimate themselves to American culture, not the other way around. What America can’t afford to happen is a splitting and warring of ethnic or racial groups.

Blanket Amnesty

Somehow, even republicans are falling off the fence and landing on the wrong side of this one. Blanket amnesty is saying that you want to give up and just legalize the illegal immigrants who are already here. This statement is true; blanket amnesty will encourage more illegal immigration. History proves this to be true: In 1986 Congress legalized over 3 million illegal immigrants in an attempt to end illegal immigration. Since then there has been an explosion of illegal immigration.

No illegal immigrant should ever be awarded for breaking the law. No person here illegally should be permitted citizenship before those who arrive legally and go through the strenuous process of becoming a citizen.

When you see the marchers in the streets carrying their home country’s flag proudly and flying the American flag upside down, you see the withdraw from the larger American community and the divisiveness that Clinton warned of in 1998.

We should immediately eliminate all tax-payer supported bilingual programs. Why should we taxpayers encourage foreign speaking immigrants who refuse to learn to speak English? The immigrant should learn English and understand the value of independence and not value the dependence of government programs supported by the American taxpayer.

We need to stop this nonsense now and secure our borders while deporting all illegal aliens back to their country of origin and pray our porous borders have not yet yielded extremists who wish to annihilate us to kingdom come.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Trust me, I'm a real doctor

Just when you think you have heard it all........

It seems Philip Winikoff, in his own mind, had a great idea one day. He woke up one morning and decided to be a breast examiner. Winikoff, 76 years old, thought it would be a great idea to go door to door offering up his services as a free breast examiner.

Winikoff, with his professional looking black doctor's bag, actually talked a couple different women into the exam. The gullible women provided Winikoff some northern exposure in which he gladly 'examined'. According to the police report, Winikoff wasn't too happy with just examining the mammory glands. It seems as if he thought if these women were willing to let him handle the upstairs furniture they might be willing to let him handle the downstairs as well.

Police were investigating whether other women were tricked into Winikoff's scheme.

Is 'tricked' really the word here? I think the women who lifted thier blouse for this examine fall into a whole different catagory.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Penitence for Joe

I’m going to go back, way back. About 35 years back.

In my almost 45 years of living on this planet I have done quite a few things that:

I would like to forget about…
I’m not proud of…
I would Love to do over…
I’m Ashamed of…

While I realize that we are not perfect beings, I also realize that when we have a chance to at least say ‘I’m sorry’, we should do so.

When I was a young boy growing up in Miami Florida, I did something that has haunted my conscience ever since.

It was the summer of 1970 and I was three months shy of turning 9 years old. I had a collection of friends who lived on my block and we were always getting into trouble either by ourselves or together as a group.

We always had someplace we could hangout and play or plot our next escapade. Sometimes the hangout would be a simple sheet hanging over a clothes line made into a secret hideout. Sometimes it was one of the rooms in our houses. And sometimes it was just in the middle of the road or nearest mud puddle.

Then one weekend ‘it’ was built; the perfect hangout. At the time it was the biggest tree-house I had ever seen. It was awesome. It was perfect. It was in Joe Robinson’s backyard. Joe’s Dad worked with my dad at a welding and machine shop in North Miami and he was always making something in their backyard. The Robinson’s lived about 10 houses down near the end of the block and was a great in-the-middle meeting place for the rest of the boys on the block.

We made the tree-house the official hangout place from the moment it was built. We were always in it. Even when Joe wasn’t home, we were in it. One day while Joe was away, we were in the tree-house goofing off and planning our next adventure. We had been there for an hour or so when the Robinson’s arrived back home. These next few minutes would be the minutes I wish I could go back and change and the reason I write this today…..

After arriving home, Joe realized that we were up in the tree-house and started to make his way up the tree ladder. However, when he got to the trap door on the floor of the tree-house he found it locked. He hollered at us to open the door and let him in, but we refused. We told him that we had changed the rules that would allow him entrance to the tree-house. We told him that he would have to do what we said if he wanted to come in and be part of the gang. He agreed. He asked what it was that he had to do…..
We just looked at each other. We had not thought before hand what it was that we wanted him to do.

And then I said it.

I told Joe that if he wanted to be part of the gang and come up into the tree-house that he would have to drink a cup of gas; as in gasoline. He agreed to do so. So we came down and I went to his Dad’s shed and poured some gas from the can into a small cup. We all stood there in awe as he attempted to drink it. He managed to get a swallow down and the he went into some kind of convulsing motion as his body tried to expel the unnatural substance that was now burning his esophagus, stomach and lungs. Steve ran into the house to tell Joe’s Mom what just happened as the rest of us ran home.

As you can imagine, they rushed Joe to the emergency room to do whatever they had to do for him. Later that day Joe’s Mom came down to my house and proceeded to rip my Mom a new one verbally. My Mom, not one to be out-shouted, told Joe’s Mom that if Joe was dumb enough to drink the gas in the first place it was his own fault. Probably not the right thing to say, but like I said, my Mom didn’t take crap from no one.

Joe was never the same after that day. He made a sort of hiccup/burping sound every time he spoke. I have a feeling that the incident slowed down his learning and motor skills as well. He just never seemed the same again.

Joe’s family moved away before the next school year ended and I never saw Joe again. I have thought about that day hundreds of times over the last 35 years. If I could go back and change the events of that day I would do so in an instant.

Joe, I may never meet you again on this side of judgment. If you somehow run across this blog and read it, know that I am truly, truly sorry for what I did that day. I would love to tell you in person but I may never get the opportunity to do so.

Joe, forgive me.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

He is risen

The Empty Tomb

John 20:1 Now the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2 Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.”3 Peter therefore went out, and the other disciple, and were going to the tomb. 4 So they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first. 5 And he, stooping down and looking in, saw the linen cloths lying there; yet he did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; and he saw the linen cloths lying there, 7 and the handkerchief that had been around His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded together in a place by itself. 8 Then the other disciple, who came to the tomb first, went in also; and he saw and believed. 9 For as yet they did not know the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. 10 Then the disciples went away again to their own homes.

Mary Magdalene Sees the Risen Lord

11 But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 Then they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.” 14 Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’” 18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things to her.

The Apostles Commissioned

19 Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” 22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
Seeing and Believing 24 Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.” 26 And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!” 27 Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.” 28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

That You May Believe

30 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Good Friday

Praise Jesus for the final sacrifice. His blood showed His love.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

America: Whose country is it?

The claim: This country was founded and settled by force of arms.

My reply: So what?

It’s true. We took some of this country from the British by winning the American Revolution. We took some of Texas and a lot of the Western United States from Spain and Mexico. We took some from whom we call the Native Americans. Should we send Jimmy Carter to Mexico to give back some of our land like he gave back the Panama Canal? I would argue that we just send Jimmy Carter to Mexico, forever. But that may result in even more illegal immigration.

Most all the people of the world occupy a space that once belonged to someone else. And it was usually taken by force.

So called Native Americans were not so innocent when it came to taking land that belonged to others. Before Columbus ever sailed west, North American Indians (This is what they should really be called) were warring, torturing, and raping other tribes all for the gain of more land than they had.

You just can’t claim title to an entire continent by holding up your hand to your forehead and saying, ‘all that my eyes can see is mine’.

Japan and Germany would have loved to take over this country in the early 20th century if they could have. Bin Laden would love to have this country today in his global bid for a unified Islamic state. We posses our country today not because we have a right to it by a deed, but by an awesome military force. Everyday our military is defending this country from hostile take over by another group or country.

Darwin’s theory of survival of the fittest can be used for this analogy; If you can’t defend your land by force from force, you won’t keep it.

America belongs to those who can keep it.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

The Radical Feminist

I dug this post up from the past for my friend QD

FEMINIST -------------------------------------------FEMININE

In her column, The Feminine mistake, Noel Stranger wants to know when did the feminist movement become ridiculous, anti-male, anti-family and pro-sex? She goes on to ask; “When did it stop being a noble fight to be heard and start becoming a contest in vulgarity? When did feminists start claiming to represent all women but stop listening to most of them?”

That’s a great question to ask. It certainly did not happen overnight. It took decades of ultra liberalism to get the face of the feminist movement we have today. Make no mistake about it, there is nothing feminine about a feminist. The feminist movement today is nothing more than a launch pad to get wacky liberalism into mainstream society. I do believe however that the feminist movement started with all good intentions to improve conditions for women in America.

Equal Pay

Take for example equal pay for equal work. That should be a no-brainer as far as the type of work goes. If the job is simple manual labor or entry level position and if male or female can do the job, work hard at it and climb the ladder of success, they should make the same amount of money for their efforts without sex discrimination.

But, there is a basic lesson of economics to understand when you hear feminist cry and whine today about how women make 75 cents for every dollar a man makes for the same work.

It’s so easy to shoot down this argument with simple logic; if businesses could save 25 cents on every dollar of labor they spend by hiring only women, why would they ever hire a man? Companies could use only a female workforce and pocket an extra 25% of profits by simply not hiring men. Like, duh! If I remember my economics 101 class in high school correctly, businesses exist to make profits. If they don’t make profits they cease to exist.

Stay at Home Moms?

Another issue feminist make a mockery of is the woman who decides to stay home and raise children. This is the ultimate insult to the ‘intelligent’ feminist. Feminist place a much higher value on the individual woman succeeding in the workplace or in a political position than a woman who decides to spend more time with her family and be a mom.

Judge Robert Bork said, "It should be a source of great pride to bear the next generation and to train that generation's minds and morals. That is certainly a greater accomplishment than churning out tracts raging at men and families. It is fine that women are taking up careers, but the price for that need not be the demoralization of women who do not choose that path."

If a woman chooses to place her family over her career, she should be admired as much, if not greater, than any high level business-woman or woman holding a political seat.

What about Men bashing?

You can thank feminists for the way men and women relate to each other now. Take for example the simple act of being a gentleman. I was taught to hold the door for a lady, open the car door for a lady, and compliment a woman on her appearance. Today you run the risk of being chauvinistic with any one of those acts. In truth, simple things like holding a door or opening a car door for a woman is showing respect for her. Not demeaning her.

But I think the times, they are a changing. I think most women see radical feminist for who they really are; a bunch of left wing agenda pushing radicals who would love for more women to kill more babies In Utero.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Liberal Lunacy

Liberals would like to say that the second amendment does not allow an individual the right to own a gun but simply allows states to keep a militia, which today is taken care of by the National Guard.

Let’s see what the second amendment actually says;

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The first question we should ask ourselves is; what is a well regulated militia?

Well the one thing its absolutely not, is the National Guard. If the founding fathers intended the second amendment to grant powers to the states or the federal government, they put it in a strange place. Why would the founding fathers give power to the states or federal government in the Bill of Rights? Are not the Bill of Rights for individual freedoms and protection from the government? Yes they are. A well regulated militia is nothing more than individual citizens who can come together bearing arms to protect themselves. And according to the last four words of the amendment, it shall not be infringed.

The first step a tyrannical government must take to oppress its citizenry is to disarm them. The founding fathers in their wisdom recognized this danger and added the second amendment to give citizens a way to protect themselves from a hostile government. The only problem with this today is that government weaponry is far more superior than its average citizen weaponry.

We all have a right to life and we should always be able to protect and defend that life against hostilities.

Guns allow us to do just that.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Are you Ready for the Lions?

I wanted to post this column by Ray Comfort in its entirety instead of linking to it. It is very succinctly written to show the difference between someone who has truly been born again and knows the Lord versus the one who claims to be a Christian.

Are you Ready for the Lions? - By Ray Comfort

Come back with me to the year 51AD. Look on, as another Christian is about to be thrown to the lions. This man has one last chance to publicly deny his faith in Jesus Christ, but he doesn't. The awaiting crowd roars with delight. Once again, the grizzly sight of blood and bone will be spread across the blood-soaked soil of the arena.

These Christians rarely disappointed the bloodthirsty mob. There weren't many backsliders. Despite the entertainment, it was a continual mystery to the crowd as to why anyone would willingly allow himself to be torn apart by ferocious lions when a simple nod of the head would free him to go back to his beloved family. So, why is this man ready to be torn limb from limb by ferocious teeth?

A few years earlier, this godless man had been in Athens on a business trip and had heard the gospel from the lips of an apostle preaching on Mars Hill. He heard the apostle say that his hearers had sinned against Heaven, and therefore needed a Savior because God "had appointed a Day in which He would judge the world in righteousness." He listened as this faithful apostle spoke of that "righteousness of God apart from the law," and showed him that he was under God's dreadful wrath.

As he stood among the crowd, he heard that Jesus of Nazareth had said "Whoever looks upon a woman to lust after her, has committed adultery already with her in his heart." He had violated that Commandment many times. He also heard that God would send all thieves and liars to Hell -- "All liars will have their part in the lake of fire," and that He considered hatred to be murder. His conscience began to stir within him and remind him of his guilt. This Judgment Day of which the apostle preached would be a fearful thing. He began to feel a very real dread that he truly was under God's wrath, and would end up in the lake of fire. As he hung his head in a strange mixed sense of sorrow and dread, he heard the preacher explain that this same Jesus of Nazareth--the Lamb of God--had suffered and died on a Roman cross in his place. God Himself had provided a Savior. The Messiah took the sin of the world upon Himself. He paid for our sin in His life's blood by suffering and dying in our place. But death could not hold Him. He burst from the grave; and through faith in His Name eternal salvation was offered to all men.

This sinful man lifted his head in unbelief that God would love him that much. He listened closely to hear what he should then do. He was simply to "repent, and believe in the gospel" and call upon the Name of the Lord. That's what he did. He bowed his head once again and earnestly prayed, "God forgive me for sinning against you. Jesus Christ -- be my Lord and Savior . . ."

It was then that he found that Almighty God was almighty indeed. He made him a new creature. He was born again, with a new heart and new desires. God wrote His Law upon his heart and caused him to walk in His statutes. This man, who once lived for sin and drank it in like water, suddenly found that he thirsted for righteousness, and wanted, above all things, to please the God that gave him life. It was a miracle. One day he had no thoughts of God. Not for a second. The next day the love of God was shed abroad in his heart. The Holy Spirit made His abode in him. This gospel of salvation came to him with power, with the Holy Spirit, and with much assurance.

This man, whose only concern had been for himself, suddenly became possessed with an all-consuming passion to share the Gospel of salvation with a dying world. It was as though he was filled with rivers of living water. But there was more. When he prayed, he had an inner conviction that God heard his every whisper. It was as though he had been given the gift of faith. He believed without effort. The Name of Jesus was sweet to his ear, and Jesus Christ became more important to him than his own life. The cross he had been told about shone before him with the intensity of the noonday sun. He gloried in it. He found himself weeping at the thought that God in Christ would suffer in his place. Guilt no longer plagued his sinful heart. It was removed as far as the east is from the West. Secret and sinful passions fell off his flesh like unwanted and rotting clothes. Old things passed away--behold, all things became new. He bubbled with an unspeakable joy and relished a peace that passed all understanding. God had given him the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. His faith was solely in God through Christ, and His sure promise of life.

So, why is this man ready to be torn limb from limb by ferocious teeth? It is because he came to actually know the God that he once only knew about. This is why he, and multitudes more, were "faithful unto death."

One day, you and I will also be thrown to the lions. If God allows us to live to a ripe old age, our bodies will become ravaged with time, and we will face the yawning teeth of death. Not too many of us will have a pleasant demise. Most will be ripped apart by some terrible disease, until the ferocious beast of death devours what's left of our bodies.

Such thoughts are not pleasant, but they are true to life. Are you ready for that brutal attack? How deep is your faith in God? Can you say from your own conviction that the Holy Spirit has regenerated you? Does the evident fruit in your life reveal that you are born of God? Don't give a quick answer. This question is far too important for you to give a thoughtless, "I'm okay. I believe in God," or "I have given my heart to Jesus." The Bible warns in Matthew 7:21-23 that there will be many who, on the Day of Judgment, will cry out to Jesus, "Lord, Lord!" But He will say to them, "I never knew you. Depart from me, you that work iniquity." Can you imagine the horror of that happening to you? On that fearful day there will be a huge category of people who will say that they knew the Lord, but they were in truth "hypocrites." A hypocrite may deceive friends and family, but he can never deceive God. What is really happening, is that he is deceiving himself.

Maybe, like millions of others, you have made a commitment to Christ but you didn't have a Road to Damascus experience. Or perhaps you don't even know the date you decided to follow the Savior. That doesn't matter. What matters is the present. Where are you at this very moment? If your heart gave out right now, how would you respond in those few moments that your life drained from you -- in absolute trust, or total terror? Don't deceive yourself any further by saying, "That would never happen to me." Human nature tends to think that way -- that death is something that happens to other people. But every single day 150,000 people die, and no doubt each of them that are now in eternity, thought just like you -- that death "will never happen to me."

Please, think about the day death comes to you. Let your imagination work for you for a moment. A massive crowd of demons is calling for your blood. You stand helplessly in front of the vicious jaws of death. It opens wide its mouth. Can you face it with courage? Is your conversion experience that real? Are you ready?

Be wise. Examine yourself, and see if you are in the faith. If you are not, then don't be like this godless world and leave yourself vulnerable to the ultimate of life's terrors. Get on your knees today -- right now, and let the Ten Commandments search out your secret sins. Have you put God first? Have you made a god in your own image? Have you ever blasphemed His name? Or looked with unclean sexual desires? Ask God to shine a spotlight on your heart and remind you of those things that you have thought and done that He saw. Nothing is hidden from His eyes. He even sees the darkness as pure light. Realize that if God gave you justice, you would end up in Hell for eternity. We only get one chance in this thing we call "life."

Don't blow it for eternity. Confess your sins to God. Name them. Be sorry for them. Plead with Him to open your understanding to the great truth that God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Make your calling and election sure, until you can say with the apostle Paul, "For me to live is Christ. To die is gain." Then your love for God will become so real, you couldn't deny it even if you wanted to. That was the kind of unwavering faith that gave courage to stand before the lion. You need that same faith today.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Infinite Knowledge in a Juicy Brain - Part 2

In my previous post, I showed how absurd it is for someone to say categorically, ‘there is no God.’ When someone makes an absolute statement that there is no God, they must have absolute proof that there isn’t. It’s akin to stating that there is no gold in China. In order to prove that there is no Gold in China, the person would have to have absolute knowledge that not a ounce of gold is nowhere to be found in any stream, under any rock, within any electronic component, etc, and so on. However to say that there is gold in China would require only minimum investigation to know that truth. All you would need is a single gold filling in the mouth of someone within the borders of China.

So while it’s impossible to say truthfully that there is no God, is it impossible to know whether there is a God?

What does the Bible have to say on the subject?

Romans 1:20 says, ‘For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:..’ (KJV)

First things first we must ask; What are the things of Him (God)?

Simple – Creation is evidence itself that it was ‘made’.

When you look at a building, how do you know there was a builder? You can’t see the builder, can’t touch, taste, hear or smell him. So how do you know someone built the building? The evidence is in the building itself. The same logic applies to a painting. You couldn’t ask for more evidence that there was a painter than the painting itself. I don’t even need faith that there was a builder or a painter, all I need are eye’s that can see and a brain that works.

The same principle applies with the existence of God. When I look at creation, how can I know there was a Creator? I can’t see Him, touch Him, smell Him or hear Him. How can I know that He exists? Easy, creation itself is all the evidence I need to know that there was a Creator.

And that’s exactly what the verse in Romans is telling us. ‘…For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:..’

The Bible tells us that we are without excuse when it comes to knowing if there is a God or not. Even though one may have limited knowledge of God no one can plead total ignorance of His Being.

Louis Pasteur said, ‘The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator.’

Sir Isaac Newton said, ‘This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.’


So what’s the next question after concluding that there must be a God?

Questions to ask yourself might be….

*What does God want from me?
*Why did He create me?
*How does God see me? (From a stand point of good or bad)
*What is sin?
*If God hates sin, how do I reconcile that with God?
*What’s all the fuss over Jesus. Isn’t believing in God good enough?

Stay tuned…..

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Infinite Knowledge in a Juicy Brain

I had recently argued with a professed atheist (An atheist being defined as a person who states that ‘there is no God.’) that it was impossible to be an atheist. He has wrote and stated that, ‘there is absolutely no god or gods.’ Could he make that statement with absolute certainty? No, no he can’t. Why? Because he does not have absolute knowledge. He most definitely has some knowledge, but not all knowledge.

How much knowledge does the average adult person have?

Well, that’s hard to say. We have a system to determine intelligence, it’s called an IQ test. So let’s look at that for a moment.

If we were to equate average intelligence to an IQ number then the average adult person has an IQ of about 100-114. Certainly not genius level by any means. IQ’s from 115-129 are considered above average and an IQ score of 144 or more finally gets you to the genius stratum. In 1989 Marilyn vos Savant was featured in the Guinness book of world records with an IQ of 228. But even with an IQ of 228, how much knowledge could she have?

Lets say, for arguments sake, that my atheist friend is as smart as Marilyn. And lets also say that he knows 5% of all the knowledge that could be known (and that’s being very generous too). Think about how much you would have to know to have knowledge of just 5% of all that could be known? Why you would need to know even crazy little things like; how many ants were in my neighbors best friends sisters yard two years ago? And what about; how many camels have more than 250 fleas at any given time? Or know things like the exact count of fibers in my parents shag carpet we had in the 70’s. What about all the grains of sand on all the beaches? What about thoughts from other people?

Now your starting to get the idea that even 5% of all the knowledge that could be known is really too high a percentage. But we will use 5% for our argument.

Would it be safe to assume then, that in the 95% of the knowledge he doesn’t have, that it’s quite possible that he hasn't yet come across ample evidence to prove that God exsists? The rational mind, at this point, would have to concede that yes, in the 95% of knowledge that I don’t have, it’s quite possible that there may be evidence that there is a God.

Simple, rational reasoning would go like this;

By saying that one is an atheist, they are stating that there is no God.

By stating that there is no God, they are making an absolute statement.
In order to make an absolute statement, they must have absolute knowledge.
In order for them to have absolute knowledge, they would have to be God.
And since you know that they’re not God, they can't have absolute knowledge.
And since they don't have absolute knowledge, they can't know that there’s no God.

The Bible says in Psalm 14:1, ‘The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God…..”

So my friend is really an agnostic. An agnostic is one who believes that it is impossible to know whether there is a God.

Which leads me to a whole new direction. Is it impossible to know whether there is a God?

Stay tuned for part 2

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Use your own money

It could only happen in Washington.

The Oil Industry is upset by the proposed 2006 fiscal budget. Why? Well it seems like there's at least one item in the budget that is actually going to get the axe.

What is this line item in the budget that has the Oil Industry upset about? It's a research-and-development program that sets Americans back by $61 million bucks a year. That's right, we the tax payers, give the Oil Industry millions of dollars for research and development.

Let's pick an oil company, say Exxon, and see what just 1% of their profit was for last year;

Exxon reported a profit of $36 billion dollars for 2005. Just a measly 1% of the profit from this one oil company, would be $360 million dollars. That's almost enough money, from this one oil company, for (6) research-and-development programs that we the tax payers are giving the industry now.

But Mike Linn, chairman of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, said, "It doesn't make sense to have an Energy Department that doesn't have a portion of its mission directed to America's largest energy resources." Yes, you read that right. According to Mr. Linn, it doesn't make sense not to give the wealthiest companies in the world more money for their programs.

Talk about an entitlement program!

The White House Office of Management and Budget said, "Industry has the incentives and resources to do such R&D on its own."

Yes, yes it does. And so do a lot of other companies, States and localities. We need a real budget that keeps on cutting and gets us back to balanced budget. The liberals and RINO's in Washington do not know how to make a budget that is Constitutional.

A good read this morning on the supposed budget cuts comes from The Bean Patch. On his blog, Badbeans gives us plain straight talk on how a budget should work using a simple household budget as an example.

Monday, February 06, 2006


Happy Birthday to the greatest President of the 20th century. In honor of his birth, I'm posting some of my favorite Reagan quotes.


I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.

Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidise it.

My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.

Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.

The most terrifying words in the English langauge are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.

And one last one for us all.........

Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.