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Behold the Man

April 14th, 2017

So then, Pilate took Jesus and scourged (whipped) Him. And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe. Then they said, “Hail King of the Jews!” And they struck Him with their hands. Pilate then went out again, and said to them, […]


What the future holds

December 4th, 2016

Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain woman met us. She brought her employer’s much profit by fortune telling. This woman followed us, and complained, saying, “These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.” And this she did for many days, […]


Nothing to crow about

May 28th, 2016

A crow sat in a tree holding in his beak a piece of meat he had stolen. A fox which saw him determined to get the meat. It stood under the tree, and began telling the crow what a beautiful big bird he was. “He ought to be king of the birds,” the fox said; […]


It happened by time and chance

May 27th, 2016

The North wind and the Sun were disputing which was stronger, and agreed to acknowledge as victor whichever of them could strip the traveler of his clothing.
The wind tried first. But its violent gusts only made the man hold his clothes tightly around him, and when it blew harder still, the cold made him so […]


The universal question

May 11th, 2016

With President Lincoln settling in at a Presbyterian church. No doubt felling a little exhausted from guiding the North through the Civil War. And as a man of conscience, he had questions that he desperately wanted answered. So he developed a relationship with the churches minister, the Rev. James Smith. He asked the Rev. […]


A Prophet without Knowledge

April 30th, 2016

A fortune teller was sitting in the market place and doing good business. Suddenly a man came and told him that the door of his house had been wrenched from its hinges and all house possessions carried off. He jumped up and with a cry of consternation ran to see what had happened. A bystander […]


A band of confederates

April 3rd, 2016

A band of confederates, better known as disciples, later as apostles and today as Christians. Led by someone, who referred to himself as the Son of Man, Matthew 16:15.  Seeing himself, as being equal with God, John 10:30. For that the religious and political authorities murdered him. Yet he, and his followers in seven days […]


Killed by Kindness

February 3rd, 2016

It is said that apes produce twins, one of which they lavish affection, feeding it with great care while they turn against the other and neglect it. But by curious dispensation of providence, the one that the mother delights to care for and strains tightly to her breasts is smothered to death, while the rejected […]


Caught between two worlds

January 14th, 2016

The Peter syndrome is a condition that plagues all of us, sometime during our life. It is a condition that when courage is needed, it is nowhere to be found. It is just that sometimes, when the going gets tough, some turn to running. With running employing different faces depending upon the circumstances. Like […]


An American road becoming well traveled

January 2nd, 2016

Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy that it cannot hear.
But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips […]


A world outside of a world

November 23rd, 2015

What is this seeking of the kingdom of God and His righteousness all about? And, what are all those things that would be given to them? Who come in possession of this seemingly ambiguous directive by Jesus. It’s intriguing because of the way people respond, when it belongs to them.
So lets unveil this mystery and […]


In a world gone crazy

October 29th, 2015

“IF”-By Rudyard Kipling
IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired of by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies
Or being hated don’t give […]


X 2 change America

September 16th, 2015

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed! It’s the only way that it can ever be done,” Margaret Mead, 1901-1978, cultural anthropologist.
Margaret must have hitched hiked on the heels of the worlds foremost cultural anthropologist, Jesus Christ. Who said, “follow me and I’ll make you fishers of men.” […]


A law called murphy

August 16th, 2015

Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.
Celibacy is not hereditary.
Beauty is only skin deep.
If everything seems to be going well. You obviously don’t know what the hell is going on.
Never argue with a fool. People might not know the difference.
Friends come and go but enemies accumulate.
The other queue always moves faster.
Anything you try to […]


America a sinking ship

June 28th, 2015

“A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If I am a Father, where is My reverence? And if a Master, where is My fear? Says the Lord of hosts unto you. To you priests who despise my name.”
Yet you say, “In what way have we despised Your name? You offer defiled food […]


The Perfect Prayer

May 19th, 2015

Most look for gadgets of some sort when wanting satisfaction from the toils of life. Gadgets meaning those pursuits of pleasure which are far to numerous to cite. A little use of ones imagination and dozens will come to your attention.
And strange as it may sound, or maybe not so strange, praying may be one […]


God is nothing more than a hullabaloo

May 6th, 2015

There is a character of enormous influence, who globe trots freely without a passport from one nation to another, Job 1:7. It has been rumored that this character even converses and barters with God. For the privilege of mischief and destruction, Job 1:8-11. With God having the ability to put some limitations on his mischief […]


Lifestyles

May 2nd, 2015

The journey’s of a clergyman takes them to the dark alleys of human consciousness. To discover this about lifestyles. The very best among us are capable of creating the most infamous of tragedies against each other. It is played out upon our community and world stages constantly.
Nothing new, it’s something we all know. So for […]


Fools die for lack of wisdom or do they

April 28th, 2015

A monkey made a great impression by dancing before an assembly of animals, who elected him their king. The fox was jealous. Noticing a snare with a piece of meat in it, he took the monkey to it and said, “here is a choice tidbit that I have found. Instead of eating it myself, I […]


Taxes to pay or not

March 14th, 2015

Sometimes, this padre is shocked into disbelief, upon discovering how Christians conduct their everyday business. It’s anything, but Christian with God promising retributions for such behaviors. Consider what is to follow relating to the paying of taxes. But the scriptures, that are to follow are applicable to all behaviors. With the final word being this, […]