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Pornography and the Staggering Rise of Sexual Assaults in America

Pornography and the Staggering Rise of Sexual Assaults in America

As we witness the closely timed glorification of Hugh Hefner and the outrage directed at Harvey Weinstein, a realization becomes immediately clear:  There are many who do not clearly see the connection between the staggering rise in sexual assaults and the damaging effects of pornography on the human heart.  Pornography is an idol in the … Continue reading Pornography and the Staggering Rise of Sexual Assaults in America

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Standing against Racism and for the Flag

Standing against Racism and for the Flag

I stand against racism AND I stand for our flag. My point = you can choose both. Don’t believe the talking heads who tell you otherwise. I stand for our flag. 5,000 miles from home, in intense heat, hungry, tired, and under enemy fire from Al Qaeda…I looked up and saw that star-spangled banner. My … Continue reading Standing against Racism and for the Flag

Hope Is An “Anchor For The Soul”

Hope Is An “Anchor For The Soul”

To what have you given your first hope? Relationships? A career?  Promotions?  Higher Salary? Achievements?  Fame? Books written about you? Vacations?  Trips of a lifetime? Bucket Lists...things to do before you die?  Retirement? Our first hope should always be placed in the return of our Lord. When it is, instead, given over to other things … Continue reading Hope Is An “Anchor For The Soul”

Wonder & Marveling

Wonder & Marveling

It's part of our nature that when our experiences with a particular activity cross a certain threshold, those experiences lose some of their wonder. Our child-like amazement retreats somewhere more deeply inside of us. Do you remember your first time as a child flying above the clouds? Looking down at them from the airplane window? … Continue reading Wonder & Marveling

Generosity of Spirit

“Generosity of Spirit” = One of the most important qualities we can offer our spouse, children, and family…to our friends and co-workers.   Why is our default reaction sometimes set to a sort of "Stinginess of Spirit?"   We must be generous in the grace, meekness, and forgiveness that we inject into our interpersonal relationships. … Continue reading Generosity of Spirit

Love is the “means” and the “end”

Love is the “means” and the “end”

“It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbor.” ~Eric Hoffer. We so frequently speak of love – Love is love…Love drives out hate…Love your neighbor. Believing our own intentions are rooted in love, why do we so frequently act outside of love? There are scores of daily examples in … Continue reading Love is the “means” and the “end”

Human Nature vs Human Culture

Human Nature vs Human Culture

The progressiveness and uniqueness of cultures over human history – no matter how extreme, how far to the left or right – have not manufactured new and distinct human behaviors. A man behaves in much the same way as man always has. Therefore, while one’s culture may certainly drive his or her behaviors, it does … Continue reading Human Nature vs Human Culture

The Path to Love doesn’t begin with Self-Righteousness

Racism is sinful. Do you know what else is sinful -- and, by the way, not wholly disconnected from racism? Self-righteousness. Social media is overflowing with it.   Being impressed with ourselves weakens are ability to effectively engage a real person with different ideas. In fact, engaging in meaningful interpersonal dialogue is a learned skill … Continue reading The Path to Love doesn’t begin with Self-Righteousness

One Source for a Lasting Joy

One Source for a Lasting Joy

You've felt it before.  It’s insatiable.  Our search for joy; the hungering, thirsting, aching demand for joy.  Unquenchable. With one exception. Lasting joy comes from our Creator, and him alone.  If you’re filling the void with any other substitute, you’re most effective efforts provide only temporary results. One cannot be permanently satisfied with what this … Continue reading One Source for a Lasting Joy