MInTheGap

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

Are We In a Depression?

October 7th, 2011 Viewed 2048 times, 1 so far today

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The word “depression” carries with it such huge baggage that people will do everything they can to avoid it.  The problem is that it shouldn’t be feared, as it’s part of the normal cycle of finance—there has to be a contraction just as there is an expansion.  Trying to deny reality here is pointless.

The question that we are faced with is:

Do we embrace this part of the cycle, or try to avoid it and end up making it more painful?

Our leaders are currently doing the latter.  They are inflating the dollar, they are trying to extend credit.  They are attempting to influence the economy strictly on the supply side, where it is the demand side that creates jobs.

Worse, all these attempts to heal the economy through “Quantitative Easing” is actually making this worse:

Sen. Schumer and I Agree

September 23rd, 2011 Viewed 1088 times

They say that one of the most dangerous places to be in Washington, DC, is between Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and a microphone.  And what he’s said recently has found me actually agreeing this him—to a point:

Menendez, Lautenberg and Kirsten Gillibrand support eliminating some or all of the Bush tax cuts. Schumer said the $250,000 limit is unacceptable since it will hit the metropolitan area disproportionately because of the high cost of living here.

“$250,000 makes you really rich in Mississippi but it doesn’t make you rich at all in New York and there ought to be some kind of scale based on the cost of living on how much you pay,” Schumer said.  [Democrat Want to Pick and Choose Which Millionaires Get a Tax Hike]

National Single and Unmarried Americans Week

September 22nd, 2011 Viewed 1068 times, 1 so far today

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Did you know that it is the National Single and Unmarried American’s Week?  Neither did I until I learned it from the New York Times!  They believe that it’s a shame that we push people into marriage.  Personal experience tells me that people in general don’t seem to have that problem.

The value of marriage is significantly less than it has ever been, and I believe this is for a variety of reasons:

Will Reid Shut Down the Government?

September 20th, 2011 Viewed 882 times

Right now the two houses of government are in a big game of chicken.  A budget is due at the end of the month, and since neither the Senate nor the President have put forth a budget bill, they are faced with considering a continuing resolution.

So, the Republican lead House put forth one; however, it contains less money for FEMA aid than the continuing resolution put forth by the Senate.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants to authorize the spending now, and pay for it later—we all know how well that works.

If he can’t get what he wants, he’s hinting at a government shutdown

Science Does Not Have All the Answers

September 19th, 2011 Viewed 920 times

Love Potion #9The way that scientists tell it, there’s only one way that you can be sure of the truth—if a scientist says so.

I frequent different forums over the Internet, and on Reddit it’s easy to get into a debate about Creation and Evolution that easily devolves into “I’m right because I’m a scientist”, even though the discussion was supposed to be about why Christians have trouble with TENS.

What’s amazing is that there are many things that scientists—if they’re honest—will tell you that they don’t know (some language at destination site), and they will also state that they follow the scientific method, which means that they, at any time, might find data to disprove their hypothesis and they will begin to say that their new theory is right.  Not very convincing.

So, the next time that a scientist claims to have all the answers, do some research and you’ll find that it’s not quite as they’d have you to believe.


Image from Stock Exchange used under the Standard Restrictions explained at the link.

Gay Marriage Isn’t The Problem, It’s A Symptom

September 18th, 2011 Viewed 1056 times

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This week will mark the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell for the military.  A few months ago, New York State became the largest state to accept homosexual partners in “marriage”.  Many people may say “So what?  How does it affect you?”

Truth be told, the immediate effects of these rulings will not be see, because the acceptance of a homosexual lifestyle is not the problem, but a symptom.

I Don’t Care Who’s To Blame

September 13th, 2011 Viewed 1105 times, 1 so far today

Things are going horribly wrong for the President.  The job numbers for the last month were stagnant.  The vacation that he took was constantly criticized for extravagance—and he didn’t even get to stay the entire time because of the hurricane.  His new jobs plan which looks a lot like his old jobs plan is dead on arrival.  And he still hasn’t gotten the message that this is his economy and he won’t be running against Bush is 2012.

Check Out These Links–08-13-2011

August 13th, 2011 Viewed 1271 times

A Prayer for Preachers Before and After the Sermon

Do you ever think about how it must be tough for your preacher to get up, week after week, and proclaim the Gospel?  What an awesome responsibility!  Here’s a good prayer for them, from one preacher to another.

Why We’re On the Planet

My daughter has been asking all sorts of questions about Heaven—what it’s like why should we want to go there, etc.  This post reminds me of that, in that our kids asking us spiritual questions is an opportunity to pass on God to them.  Let’s not take these opportunities for granted.

Alabama Still Collecting Taxes for Confederate Civil War Veterans

Taxes are never temporary—part of why you can’t trust the Federal Government (or any government for that matter) on taxes.  Here’s a tax that was for Confederate soldier’s pensions.  However, the last veteran died generations ago, and Alabama residents were still paying the tax!

The Tell

Though this post starts out in an interesting way, the meat of it is the question of what are the quality of your relationships?  If you would leave somewhere, would you be missed?  Are you investing in someone, or multiple people?

Tom Coburn: Tax Expenditures Are Socialism

According to Sen. Coburn, when the government chooses to help one group at the expense of another, wealth is being distributed to one group and taken from another.  This is socialism.

Can a Playground Be Too Safe?

It’s amazing, but as I take my children to different parks I realize that they are much “safer” than they were when I was a kid.  And that has led to kids trying to do unsafe things with these “safe” parks.

Necessary Boycotting

Kraft and PepsiCo are using human embryonic kidney cells from aborted children to test sweeteners.  Can you believe it?!

Gov. Rick Perry and Prayer

August 11th, 2011 Viewed 968 times

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Gov. Rick Perry is coming under a lot of fire, not just because he called for the people of his state to pray, but because he actually led a prayer service within the past week where Scripture was read and he prayed for President Obama.

Of course this has the usual suspects up in arms because under their illogical reading of the Constitution, if a Governor of a State believes in God, holds a service to God and prays for a current sitting President that magically means that all Texans—and thereby all Americans—will be forced, or feel forced, to believe exactly what Gov. Perry does.

Or they’re just doing it because they have nothing better to do with their time.

MInTheGap

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