Friday, August 26, 2022

Friday, August 19, 2022


Picture this . . .  in the example below, the dot in the middle represents your entire life span on earth. The lines on both side of the dot represent all of eternity - except in reality this line would disappear off your computer screen, travel to the edge of our known universe and still not come anywhere close to representing the span of eternity. 

It is my sincere belief that we are eternal creatures, spirits, designed to live in our earthly bodies for sixty, seventy, maybe at best a hundred years, but then, and don't miss this part, we will live out the rest of our eternal lives in one of two destinations.


So let me ask you a simple question . . . 

Does it make sense to devote all of your time, passions, energies, relationships, resources, and most importantly, your devotion and worship, to things that only exist within the span of a dot? Or is it perhaps a wiser decision to invest in the world to come, in the eternal, making a priority the things that will outlast the temporal? 

"Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?" (Matthew 16:24-26)


Friday, August 12, 2022

"The Best Pitcher I've Ever Seen"

When I was six years old, Sandy Koufax retired from the game of baseball. I don't remember ever getting a chance to watch him pitch, unlike the great Bob Gibson who didn't retire until I was fifteen. Koufax's career was shortened substantially by persistent pain in his elbow, shortening his career substantially. And yet he is considered one of the greatest pitchers to ever take a mound in the major leagues. Chicago Cubs' manager Leo Durocher, who had led the New York Giants to pennants in 1951 and 1954, came right to the point.

"Koufax is the best pitcher I've ever seen."

Durocher had been Babe Ruth's teammate in 1928. He had seen Walter Johnson, Bob Grove, Dizzy Dean, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Warren Spahn, Bob Feller, Whitey Ford, and Carl Hubbell.

Leo wasn't just being nice, especially since Leo was hardly ever nice.

Friday, August 05, 2022

How many times do they have to be wrong?

[This article was written by Cal Thomas | July 27, 2022]

We have always had them among us: fortune tellers, diviners, readers of palms, tarot cards, tea leaves, stars, horoscopes, discerners of animal entrails, calling on gods of wood and stone, and all sorts of other “seers” who have attempted to convince the gullible that they have the power to predict the future.

To some, climate change proponents are little more than modern-day soothsayers that media continues to legitimize, even when their dire predictions of global catastrophe turn out to be not so dire.

The latest, but assuredly not the last, is President Joe Biden’s climate envoy, John Kerry. Kerry, whose scientific credentials are nonexistent, recently predicted we have only “100 days” to save the planet from climate disaster.

That “Chicken Little” prediction was made at the UN Climate Summit a few days ago, so we had better subtract the days that have followed.

Of course his boss, President Joe Biden, has led the way in speaking without worrying about factual data, for instance speaking last week in Somerset, Mass., where a coal-fired power plant once stood, Biden again recalled growing up in Claymont, Del., where he said pollution was so bad "you had to put on your windshield wipers to get, literally, the oil slick off the window."