Text 23 Apr The Christian Nation: Filling the American Void

The Christian Nation: Filling the American Void

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For Easter, Britain’s Prime Minister described his personal faith in Christ.  In his speech, he called Britain a Christian nation.  This has ignited the usual firestorm of criticism, with the Attorney General rising to his defense, stating that those who ignore the historic and cultural connection of Christianity and their country are “deluding themselves”.  Of course, his given defense is not…

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Text 22 Apr The Suicidal Man
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I met a suicidal man, today.

It happened this morning as I walked between buildings at work.  He cried out to me from across the street where he sat in a mall parking lot, a bag containing his belongings at his feet.  Tattoos decorated both arms, and his blonde hair was cut short, revealing a face, red with tears.

“Call an ambulance,” he yelled.  He rocked back and forth, his knees drawn up, and…

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Text 21 Apr The Day Dad Died (orginally posted June 20, 2012)

The Day Dad Died (orginally posted June 20, 2012)

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I keep not meaning to post, but here I am.  Yesterday, this became my most successful month for views.  Today, the blog passed the 12,000 view mark for the month.  I want to mark this moment in an unusual and sober way.  I have had other websites before.  I ran betterfiction.com for about a decade.  My first actual “blog”, though, I started in 2012, following my daughter’s lead.  She started her…

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Text 21 Apr Recovering Joy: Chapter Five (5) “Comfort”

Recovering Joy: Chapter Five (5) “Comfort”

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Note: Recovering Joy is book I wrote about the process of growing in God, finding fellowship with Him, and experiencing His joy.  I keep meaning to return to it, to see what I can add, things I did not know when I wrote this last year.  The hindrance is that it never seems like I know enough.  I fall short and need to learn that which I would teach.  Thus, so far, I’ve made no attempt to do…

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Text 20 Apr "My Last Day" — An Animated Movie about the Death of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of one of the thieves crucified with Him

“My Last Day” — An Animated Movie about the Death of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of one of the thieves crucified with Him

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My Last Day is an Anime (animated film of a style made popular in Japan) about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.  Curious about the God who would become a man just so He could die in your place?  Take a look.  Why did He have to die?  God cannot ignore the crimes that deserve death.  Among men, society understands that certain crimes are worthy of death.  We think we can see evil and judge it, and…

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Text 18 Apr Good Friday and the Passover Debate

Good Friday and the Passover Debate

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Note: I’ve been gone for one day.  That’s not a great absence or “silence” on my part.  Actually, I’m not back, yet, but as this is Good Friday, putting off these thoughts until later didn’t make much sense.  Also, I think I came across too much as this being a “permanent” absence.  That is not the case (I hope).  I just need time for my own relationship with God, something that ministry can…

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Text 16 Apr I Hope This Will Explain My Sudden Absence

I Hope This Will Explain My Sudden Absence

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The LORD is good, and I am thankful for the online ministries that He has given me.  Specifically, this blog and the Revival Call Facebook group and its Call to Prayer events, joining people together in prayer for specific ministries and for revival.  I believe in the calling to pray for revival.  I enjoy the work of this blog and I recognize and appreciate that the numbers of readers I’ve been…

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Text 15 Apr Good Start, Bad Ending: Joash (from 2 Chronicles 23 & 24, by Pastor Chuck Smith)

Good Start, Bad Ending: Joash (from 2 Chronicles 23 & 24, by Pastor Chuck Smith)

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17 Now after the death of Jehoiada the leaders of Judah came and bowed down to the king. And the king listened to them. 18 Therefore they left the house of the Lord God of their fathers, and served wooden images and idols; and wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem because of their trespass. 19 Yet He sent prophets to them, to bring them back to the Lord; and they testified against them, but they…

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Text 15 Apr Blood Moon Confusion
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I haven’t yet written about the Blood Moons that everyone is talking about, and I wouldn’t have except that there seems to be so much confusion.  Here is the first important point: this has nothing to do with the Biblical Blood Moon.  Second point: this may or may not prove to be significant, anyway.

The Biblical Blood Moons are not simply a prophecy that there will be an eclipse and the moon…

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Text 14 Apr The True Vine (from John 15, by Pastor Chuck Smith)

The True Vine (from John 15, by Pastor Chuck Smith)

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“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away;[a] and every branchthat bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you…

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