Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
What are reasonable objectives of education? What should we expect?
Now That's what I call a Matrix for Effectiveness.
Monday, May 25, 2009
I want to thank you for the reminder and encouragement today (Memorial Day) for every one of us to take the time to honor the memory of those men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for the cause of our freedom in this nation.
You are right to do that. It is easy for us to forget. For many of our citizens, Memorial Day is nothing more than a paid day off from work so that we can enjoy backyard barbecues with friends and family. Your challenge especially impacted me as I was thinking about how to honor their memory in a significant and tangible way. And it occurred to me that simple acts of remembering with moments of silence or ringing bells are not really significant or tangible; they are just more of the same meaningless liberal acts of symbolism over substance. We must do more for the cause of FREEDOM.
Your words today prompted me to action and cemented my resolve for that very noble cause. Thank you. Because of your inspiring message, I am going to continue and increase my financial support to patriotic organizations that exist to educate people about the dangers of liberalism and that will fight against left-wing, socialistic ideologies. And I am further resolved to do everything I can to see the day that your vision and agenda for the kind of Amerika you want fails miserably and this nation is, once again, the land of the FREE.
Mr. President, you should be careful what you ask for. God bless the U.S.A.
Just three years later in 1868, General John A. Logan, Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, declared May 30, a day of memorial to honor the war dead. He understood that without something tangible to remind them, men soon, easily forget. Formerly known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day has come to be the day we remember and honor those men and women of all our wars who sacrificed their lives for the cause of freedom.
So this month we will enjoy the family gatherings, the meals, the picnics and the games that we look forward to around this holiday. And if you have children, at some point they will probably ask, “What does this holiday mean?” We should be quick to remind them that the freedoms we enjoy came with, and will continue with a high price tag. Freedom is not free!
“It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.” Gal. 5:1
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
So, in fact, they are baby killers who kill their babies and the pro-lifers are the ones who birth their babies. Sooner or later we should expect to have more conservatives than liberals.
Monday, May 18, 2009
"...all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution." II Tim. 3:12
Roger Boisjoly was an engineer for the company that manufactured the O-Ring. He suspected that the device was not ready for use and repeatedly warned the company that the device would fail. Roger’s honesty and integrity earned him nothing but pain. The company fired him. His neighbors shunned him. His life was threatened. His stand for truth resulted in great loss and persecution.
Most of us will never suffer that kind of persecution but Christians often find themselves in situations where they are disadvantaged or suffer some loss because of a simple decision to do right. We should not be surprised when it happens; in fact it should be expected as a normal part of the Christian life.
During the Easter season several years ago, Marc Luker, a high school softball coach in Perris, California realized that the team had a game scheduled with another high school team on Good Friday. For religious reasons, Coach Luker and most of his team members did not want to play in order to observe the Christian Holy day. So they called the opposing team’s coach and asked if they could reschedule the match. If not, the team agreed that they would not be able to play on Good Friday. The other coach declined their request and the Perris team forfeited the game.
"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Matt. 5:10
Sunday, May 17, 2009
“Why Yes,” the attendant said, “they went through here about half an hour ago.”
“Well, I have to catch up with them,” he said, “I’m their leader.”
Author' Identity Withheld
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Here ends today's lesson in world history:
It should be noted that a Liberal will have a compelling urge to write an angry, anonymous response to this.
Monday, May 11, 2009
"Here's how it works: A group gathers, and has agreed beforehand that each in attendance will ultimately surrender his or her own personal position on any given issue to the will or 'consensus' of the group after *processing to consensus* through dialog. In a Christian setting, the presupposition is that the group's will determines 'the will of God.' The group's 'facilitator,' whoever that may be, mediates between sides, be they 'good and evil,' 'for and against,' 'republican and democrat,' 'liberal and conservative,' etc., whatever the case may be, often instigating heated confrontations between the opposing sides for the purpose of suggesting compromise as the perfect solution to restore and maintain the peace and the relationships of everyone involved. The resulting outcome or *consensus* is then re-introduced if necessary, at the next meeting for more 'Praxis,' more dialog and more compromise until another 'consensus' is reached. Then the 'process' repeats all over again...and again...and again until the facilitator's desired outcome is achieved. Over time, the convictions and concerns anyone may have had originally are processed away beyond recognition or relevance leaving one and all to accept the facilitator's pre-determined outcome as the consensus of the group. It's no longer a question of what is right or wrong, good or bad, lawful or unlawful, but rather HOW WE ALL FEEL ABOUT IT...no absolutes, no conscience, no convictions, no laws, no Constitution, no Bible and NO GOD!!!...only consensus....and a contrived consensus at that. Pretty slick huh? That's the Hegelian Dialectic."
The rest of Paul Proctor's article, WILLOW CREEK HEGELIAN DIALECTIC & THE NEW WORLD ORDER can be read here.
Always Right; Sometimes Wrong!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Barack Obama at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
You see, this current economic slump has created a real problem for me. I'm kind of a community organizer; I run a “faith-based” residential facility for the elderly (I know you are a man of great visible faith; the U.S. News and World Report says so.) so you might be interested in this.
I'll be anxiously awaiting your response,
Ralph M. Petersen
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
"I am confident that any choice Obama makes for a Supreme Court appointment will be as good as his cabinet selections."
To commemorate President Barack Obama's first 100 days in office, U.S. News & World Report documented what it considers to be the "10 Most Important Obama Faith Moments."
Without defining what "most important" and "faith moment" mean, the magazine clearly showed the thesis and thrust (and idiocy) of the article with this sentence: "Barack Obama has embraced faith in a more visible way than any other president in recent memory."
Wow! That’s quite a statement. Have they forgotten George W. Bush already? So, what are these 10 important, noteworthy, and visible faith moments?
Read them here in this column by Chuck Norris. I'm sure you will be awed by this President’s faith.
Monday, May 4, 2009
However, I recently violated my own, self-imposed, rule and purchase a NEW vehicle. And no, I didn't finance it either; I paid cash in full. Actually, due to slumping sales, factory and dealer incentives, and a slowing economy, some new cars may be priced cheaper than late model used cars.
And I didn't get one of those sissified, "green" vehicles either. I got a real man's car. It is a Toyota FJ Cruiser and it gets about 16 miles per gallon and runs on premium grade gasoline. I am proud to do my part by buying more, higher priced gasoline that generates more tax revenue for my state (that’s called patriotism).
And, just to confuse all the earth-worshipping "green freaks," I have displayed this decal (from Glenn Beck's website) on the vehicle. Heh heh, that'll fool 'em. Or not; they probably won't get it (hydro-carbon power is really, just gasoline. Ha, ha).
Come to think of it though, my car emits carbon dioxide, and trees need carbon dioxide to thrive, so, I really am doing my part to feed the trees and green up the world, don't you agree? Now I feel really good about myself.