Destinations

September 30, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_I never get enough stuff read. I live in a literary Home Town Buffet. I just don’t have room in my life to consume it all. Here is an article about how busy people find time to read.

Speaking of reading, Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results is free for Nook and Kindle. Looks interesting.

Liberal David Cook is at least rethinking his position on abortion. It seems on the surface that liberals should be pro-life. On the other hand, pro-lifers have their own inconsistencies.

For you Starbucks lovers, here is a recipe about how to make Frappuccinos.

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Destinations

July 7, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_If you only read one thing today, make it this post by Justin Taylor. He writes about how afraid we are to be alone with ourselves. In fact, it might be worth reading twice.

Randy Alcorn writes about why our children so quickly abandon their faith once they get to college.

Jonathan Parnell predicts that one day the abortion industry will self-destruct. We can only hope.

Should we bind Satan? I’ve heard people attempt it many times. Clint Archer weighs in.

Destinations

March 31, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_Here are a few items for your perusal:

Calvin encourages us to repent and not despair. I need this one.

Did you know that Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was opposed to abortion? Too bad her progeny hasn’t followed suit.

Ricky Jones answers the question, “Is Church Membership Really Required?” I hope you know the answer.

How do you get ready for church on Sundays? I’m not talking about primping and dressing, I’m getting at heart-preparation. Jordan Kauflin answers this question.

I’ve probably linked to this post before, but I love it. Kevin DeYoung writes about the glories of baseball. I appreciate all sporting events (I think I’d even enjoy watching a tiddlywinks match.), but baseball is best.

Destinations

March 19, 2014

I haven’t posted this week. I suspect that this one will rankle some folks. Dabble at your own risk.

I don’t typically read this fellow’s blog, but I think this post is right on. It is entitled “When Pastors Live In Multimillion Dollar Mansions, It’s Not A Sign Of God’s Blessing– But Our Sinfulness.” By the way, the post isn’t just about pastors. Good stuff.

Daniel Hyde tells his readers why it is important to preach predestination. I think it is impossible to really preach the Bible without dealing with predestination.

Mike Leake writes about “Why I don’t typically pray for a ‘hedge of protection.'” I don’t think that this is a big thing, however, it is worth thinking about.

MacArthur deals with the question of whether visits to heaven are real. You hopefully know the answer to this. It irks me that people get so excited about someone supposedly going to heaven and reporting that it is real. We have the Word of God, an infallible authority I might add, saying it is real. I digress …

Russell Moore asks where the prosperity gospel is found these days. It is alive and well, as you would expect. If you like TV preachers, read this at your own risk. I warned you.

You might have already seen this. It is been floating around for a few days …

Babies Are Murdered Here

January 28, 2014

I know this video is long, but it is worth watching. Abortion is America’s Holocaust.

Destinations

October 16, 2013

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_Want to grow spiritually? Erik Raymond offers three tips.

It won’t surprise you that children of same sex couples don’t fare as well as children with opposite sex mom and dads. This article leaves many questions, however it does further the conversation. It will be interesting to digest the data over the years as this phenomenon becomes more studied.

Do you ever wonder what all the fuss over the debt ceiling is all about? Joe Carter sorts through the issue in a helpful way.

In a style reminiscent of “The Screwtape Letters,” John Knight in The Subtle Art of Destroying Humans highlights the strategies of the pro-abortion mindset. Think tissue not babies.

Eric Simmons piece, I Hate Porn, highlights the temporal and eternal impacts of porn. I’ve said this many times, but parents must guard the gate. Porn is a drug that the human spirit is often predisposed to. Lifelong addiction can start at a very young age. The destruction caused by porn is incalculable.

Stand to Reason reviews O’Reilly’s book “Killing Jesus: A History.” The review is rather positive except for its criticism of the way O’Reilly refers to some of the gospel accounts as myths.

Finally, “Help for Women Under Stress” by Randy and Nanci Alcorn is free today only for Kindle. My guess is that it is probably a pretty good book. I appreciate Randy Alcorn.

Destinations

September 20, 2013

I appreciate Nancy Guthrie’s piece, Why Do We Say, ‘God Told Me’? Do you want to know God’s will for your life or just the next step? Find the wisdom of God’s word. Don’t listen for inner voices or look for coincidences. She quotes Graeme Goldsworthy in saying:

Every case of special guidance given to individuals in the Bible has to do with that person’s place in the outworking of God’s saving purposes. … There are no instances in the Bible in which God gives special and specific guidance to the ordinary believing Israelite or Christian in the details of their personal existence.

Of all people, Calvinists ought to be the most humble people on the planet. They understand that they are who they are solely by God’s grace. God gave them the insight and willingness to choose him. Ray Ortulund quotes hymn writer John Newton expressing this very truth.

R. C. Sproul asks the question we need to ask ourselves every day. Are you seeking after God?

Remember Lady Jane Grey? Simonetta Carr provides a quick biography. Here is a distillation of Grey’s wisdom: “Live to die, that by death you may enter into eternal life.”

Have you heard about the female holocaust in India? Any guesses as to why there are 37 million more men in India than women? Abortion and infanticide aren’t just an American problem.

I love everything about this song:

I suppose a single rose
Is pretty as it gets
And when the lights go down at night
I love the quietness

I love shy glances, slow romances
And hats that hide a kiss
Lets you and me go back in time
And find the things we missed

When hands were gentle
And words were kind
And love could wait a long long time
And private matters held their hush
And grooms were gallant
And brides would blush

Does it seem a silly dream
Played back in black and white
Pearls and gloves and hymns of love
The lines of wrong and right
Well let’s hush the cynic
For just a minute
And let the dreamers dare
To dream of love that never fails
O won’t you take me there?

When hands were gentle
And words were kind
And love could wait a long long time
And private matters held their hush
And grooms were gallant
And brides would blush

Shut the shutters, power down
Let the world spin back around
To deep respect and no regrets
The dignity of you and me

When hands were gentle
And words were kind
And love could wait a long long time
And private matters held their hush
And grooms were gallant
And brides would blush