Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

The Problem of the Marriage Checklist

November 14th, 2018 Viewed 290 times

I don’t think that any young man or young woman of marriageable age does not have a checklist. Sure, it may not be one that’s written down on paper or digitally stored in your phone where you evaluate each person that walks by you according to the score, but internally you know what you’re looking for.

How many points of the checklist does this guy have?

It’s said that a woman can tell within minutes, if not quicker, whether or not she’ll be attracted or want to talk to you. I’m sure with a man it’s often faster. We have primary, secondary and even other checklists to get to certain stages.

But are these checklists healthy?

Kavanaugh vs. Ford Would be Easier If There Were No Politics

October 4th, 2018 Viewed 440 times, 2 so far today
Sen. Feinstein and Judge Brett Kavanaugh

I’ve been thinking about the whole Kavanaugh debacle for the past few weeks and have been tweeting out different thoughts about it on Twitter. Having a chance now to hear and read a lot of different viewpoints on this topic, I figured I might as well get my perspective in among the mess and see if I could coherently come to any conclusion… and the biggest conclusion I could come to is that it would be a whole lot easier to get to the bottom of this if there were no politics involved– but then no one would care.

Mollie Tibbetts Body Found

August 21st, 2018 Viewed 394 times
Mollie Tibbetts, a 20 year old young lady who was
found dead after disappearing a short time ago

I can remember hearing that she was missing, and knowing that with how long it was between when she disappeared and that they were still looking that it wasn’t a good sign. Prayers for the family. Fox News has the details.

It reminds me of another family friend that lost a son in his 20s. This is never easy on anyone involved. I was talking to his grandfather just the other day, and heard that the parents still aren’t alright. You never expect your child to precede you in death.

Pray for those around you that have lost loved ones. They need it.

Consistent Biblical Application

August 15th, 2018 Viewed 449 times
Holding Up the Word of Truth

It didn’t take long for the new church to have to wrestle with what to do with the various different practices that those new believers brought to their faith. Not only did different believers bring with them “baggage” from their previous faiths, but they also did not have a single Bible from which to read and understand their faith.

photo by: DrGBB

David’s Three Pleas

May 2nd, 2018 Viewed 449 times

Psalm 25:2 – David wants protection from his enemies

David’s plea starts with bringing the immediate need to God’s feet. In his plea he appeals to Jehovah and to Elohim– to the God of covenant and the God of creation. He lifts the name of God high and puts him in the correct place. God is the God that keeps His Word, and can keep it because He made all things. What comfort it must give David to realize that all things are in God’s control!

I can remember how it was when I was dating, and there were many times when I wondered if God would ever bless me with a wife. In His time, He did. It’s easy to say that– but not so easy and you beg and plead with the Lord for Him to just show you who it is. You get impatient. You wonder why God doesn’t just send a note from the sky to show you who the right girl is. You beg and pray for the girl you are dating to be the one so that you don’t have to date any others. There are many things that happen when we do not have our focus right– that God is Sovereign and in control.

A Battle of Epic Porportions

February 21st, 2018 Viewed 662 times, 1 so far today

We are in an epic battle, if you have been paying attention to the political chatter, but we aren’t quite sure who is really on the side of truth. On both extremes are people that believe that they are right, moral and just and that the other side is delusional. Both sides are relying on secret proceedings and are determined to read into every bit of information that they can to discern how close their guy is to beating the other guy.

In case you haven’t been paying attention, let’s introduce the cast of characters in this dramatic play.

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Dick Van Dyke Singing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

August 24th, 2016 Viewed 1014 times, 1 so far today

90 years old and he still has it!

Hat Tip: Get All Kinds of Emotional Watching Dick Van Dyke Perform “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” in a Denny’s

Supreme Court To Potentially Rule on Religious Neutrality

January 18th, 2016 Viewed 1577 times

The church involved in the case was denied access to a state program in Missouri that provides playground surface rubber made from old tires.  The refusal was based on a state constitutional provision barring any public funds going to religious groups.   The new case has the potential for a major interpretation of what neutrality involving religion means for public benefits.

Quoted from The Supreme Court took a case about shredded tire playground mulch and religion.

When is a Boy Not a Boy?

November 3rd, 2015 Viewed 1212 times

The Locker Room

The Locker Room (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s obviously got nothing to do with plumbing or chromosomes:

“All students deserve the opportunity to participate equally in school programs and activities — this is a basic civil right,” Catherine Lhamon, the Education Department’s assistant secretary for civil rights, said in a statement. “Unfortunately, Township High School District 211 is not following the law because the district continues to deny a female student the right to use the girls’ locker room.”

“Federal education authorities found on Monday that an Illinois school district had violated anti-discrimination laws…”

What got left out of here, of course, is that the “female” is a boy that identifies as female.

Socialism and the Democratic Party

March 12th, 2009 Viewed 2514 times


There are some interesting quotes floating around the Internet I thought I would share:

A Page From History

Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 to December 19, 1968) was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.

The Socialist Party candidate for President of the U.S., Norman Thomas, said this in a 1944 speech: “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of “liberalism,” they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.! ” He went on to say: “I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democrat Party has adopted our platform.”


“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”

~~Margaret Thatcher~~

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who are not.

– Thomas Jefferson

Friend, you cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. And what one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government can’t give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody. And when half of the people get the idea they don’t have to work because the other half’s going to take care of them, and when the other half get the idea it does no good to work because somebody’s going to get what I work for. That, dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

– Adrian Rodgers

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Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.