Worldview 31 results
  • The duty of all nations!

    The duty of all nations! By today’s standards it appears that the first Congress and the first President didn’t understand the Constitution was against any mention of God, let alone proclaiming it is the duty of all nations to obey his will. Or is it possible that it is our modern judiciary that has misunderstood the intent of our Constitution? Thanksgiving Proclamation Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789 By the President of the United ...
  • 50 people and the power of thanksgiving

    In 1623 William Bradford, at age 33, issued a proclamation of Thanksgiving for the remaining Pilgrims who had landed on Plymouth Rock. Because of winter storms their ship, the Mayflower, came ashore several hundred miles north of their planned destination. Half of the initial company that sailed from England died in the brutal first winter after their arrival. These Pilgrims endured because of a fierce desire to be free to worship the God of the Bible. They were a literal handful of people. ...
  • God & Black Friday

      Much planning goes into preparing for a successful Black Friday. Cash flow is carefully monitored. Credit limits are pushed to the max. Intricate strategies for timing and storage of products are worked and reworked. The stress levels are high. Did you think I am referring to the business plans of retailers? Ah, no. Actually, I am talking about the plans of the average American shopper. The Thanksgiving Dinner becomes a fading mirage as the execution of a successful Black Friday ...
  • The myth of the self-reliant parent

    Sometimes we actually think we are smart enough to take care of ourselves. Really?!? If you are alive at the end of this day it will be because God has determined that you should still be breathing. Sound simplistic? This was the truth that Paul spoke in Athens to the intellectual giants of his day. This is not simplistic, but the most important reality that can be known. All men are totally dependent upon the mercy and plan of God, whether they acknowledge this truth or not. Humbly live ...
  • God does not take coffee breaks!

    There is only one thing about tomorrow that you can know with certainty. God will be faithful to you. You can plan for tomorrow, and that is a good thing. But tomorrow may not go according to your plan. World events may radically change your life. Your car may not start. Your kids could get sick. Your financial situation could change. Your pet could go missing. The uncertainty of tomorrow is a constant fact. The way you anticipate tomorrow will have an impact on your relationship with your ...
  • Into Harm’s Way

    Today is Veteran’s Day. It is the day when we remember those who placed themselves in harm’s way so that we will be safe from evil and tyranny. In a culture consumed with self, this irony confronts us each November 11th. Sacrifice seems foreign to today’s world. Yet people whom we do not know have given and are prepared to give their lives for us. Throughout human history, we know the stories of those who have sacrificed so that good will prevail. In Psalm 8 we read that God crowned ...
  • Here today, gone tomorrow

    For a few days each fall, God’s canvas is covered with warm shades of stunning beauty. Then one morning the brilliant leaves are no more. The forests are bleak once again. Don’t live for what will not last. Any relationship, any endeavor, any hope, any dream that does not find its joy in Christ will fall to the ground and be trampled upon. Only those things which are connected to the purpose and plan of God will endure. Don’t live for what is dying. The world and its desires pass away, ...
  • Thoughts for Election Day

    It’s Election Day. All 435 seats of the U.S. House of Representatives are at stake, along with approximately one third of the Senate seats and numerous governorships. The national media is doing its part to add to the drama and anxiety of the moment. Some would even have us think that the fate of our country hangs on the outcome of this election. But this is not accurate. The fate of our country is in the hands of the God of the Bible. No, you will not hear or read any stories that reflect ...
  • Trust, Doubt, & Faith

    TRUST is believing and doing what God tells me in the Bible, even when it is hard to do. DOUBT is attempting to find another alternative in the face of clear biblical teaching. FAITH is knowing the difference between trust and doubt and doing what God says over what I want or fear.
  • Saving Christmas

    Saving Christmas - a Kirk Cameron film Saving Christmas is great idea! Of course, the question is—from what and from whom are we saving Christmas? Is it from commercialism? From saying “Happy Holidays”? Or from the secularists and the politically correct? All of these angles do bear consideration; Kirk Cameron, however, has a different focus. He wants to help us save Christmas from ourselves! In Saving Christmas we learn that we have lost the real meaning behind many of our most basic ...