S Do you know the love of Christ for you?

Weekly Devotion

"For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God." Ephesians 3:14-19 Continue Reading »

S This is as bad as being in jail for robbing a filling station and only getting a dusty bags of peanuts

I am not gonna tell you a big hairy tale about my problem. I got skunk juice on me because it just happened. That is all I am gonna say about that. Well, I could add that the dang thing made me stink or, as my close relative says, reek! I will eventually become unstunk, and I know that is not a word that your mind will accept but, if you could smell me, you would be glad for me to become unstunk because right now I stink! Not just me, the truck got it, too. And poor old Dog unloaded and ran back to the house like an antelope with a lion after it. I guess it was like that; I can't say I ever saw it, personally. Continue Reading »

S A lesson can be learned from the cube

Back in 1974, a Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture named Erno Rubik invented a 3-D puzzle which he originally called the Magic Cube. Rubik licensed the cube to Ideal Toy Corp and, by 2009, over 350 million Rubik's Cubes had been sold. It has now become the world's best-selling toy. You can still find Rubik's Cubes for sale in places like Barnes & Noble Booksellers, so any kid or grownup who wants to challenge himself to solve the puzzle is still welcome to try. Continue Reading »

S Constitution Day: What should we commemorate?

The Federal Government requires colleges to commemorate Constitution Day, Sept. 17, with some kind of a student activity to qualify for Title IV grant monies. If people really read the Constitution, they would find no authority for the grant. The requirement is largely ignored. Continue Reading »

S What are bone spurs? How can they impact mobility?

In contrast to its name, a bone spur is a smooth, bony growth that forms over a long period of time. Many bone spurs -- or osteophytes, as they are formally known -- cause no symptoms at all, and you may not know you have one until it shows up during a routine imaging study. The condition is quite common and can occur in any one of several areas of the body. Continue Reading »

S Is the Word of God no longer efficacious?

Answers from the Bible

Is the Word of God no longer efficacious? Is it ineffective when it comes to bringing people into Christ's church made up of all who repent of their sins and trust solely in Jesus Christ and His blood shed upon the cross for the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting? Looking at how churches operate, one would certainly think so. What do I mean? Just consider all the programs and activities promoted by churches to bring people through the doors and make them members of local congregations. Continue Reading »

S Fall is just around the corner

I'm always excited to see the first cool snap of the season. There's something about a cool morning in the fall that is invigorating, especially after the dog days of summer. Fortunately, for our area, this summer has seen more moisture than normal with greener pastures and lawns. Such is not always the case for northwest Arkansas. Usually, in August you can relax about the mowing and still keep your lawn looking nice, but this year, except for one brief period, I have had to keep on top of the mowing in order to keep the grass from gaining the upper hand. Continue Reading »

S It's called perusing -- when we're not digressing

It's called perusing. At least that's what Webster calls it. I've always used the word to describe reading a book or ... just reading. That's what I was doing the other day ... Just scanning some pages and clippings, just wandering from headlines to stories about happenings from those "good old days." Continue Reading »

S Globalism succeeding on the world stage

Those of us who have taught international issues for decades have something to offer those who have not. Internationalism, new world order, world order and globalism are synonyms for world government. Other terms such as inter-nationalism, multilateralism, politicization, integration, free trade, commonality, convergence, unification, harmonization and open borders are often used in conjunction with these synonyms to make them more fashionable and acceptable. Continue Reading »

S I am sure the most-helped feller in the state

Someday when I get rich I am gonna take the entire week off and go to one of those big fancy ranches that raise the cattle you see in the slick breed books. I was waiting on a salesman in the tractor dealership and sat down by some magazines, picked one up and was amazed. They have barns covering ten acres and all kinds of facilities to use for taking care of their cattle. I was turning green with envy when the feller showed up to help me. All I wanted was a tire for my close relative's lawn mower. Continue Reading »

S Do you sow to the flesh or the Spirit?

Weekly Devotion

"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting." Galatians 6:7-8 Continue Reading »