S How does the redemption won for all by Christ become our own?

We learned from the God's own Word that God, for the sake of Jesus Christ's holy life and innocent sufferings and death upon the cross for the sins of the whole world, has forgiven us and all people, declaring us to be pardoned, just, righteous and acceptable in His sight. Continue Reading »

S Helping a friend is a high calling, but I'll never offer to halter break a horse again

Did I ever say I got smarter as I got older? I might have lied. I agreed to take a colt, a 2-year old colt, and halter break him for a friend. Another lie, that guy could not be a friend if he talks you into taking a 2-year old gelding to halter break. I mean this mustang has only been handled to geld and that was not pleasant for any of the participants! Continue Reading »

S We finally did it. We shut it off!

I don't really know why we didn't do it sooner. I guess we just didn't know if it would work. It might be also that I feared the change would be unacceptable to Mrs. Griz; but when she made the suggestion, it was time to give it a try. And it worked. Continue Reading »

S Are our hearts too hard to see?

"And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered. For they considered not [the miracle] of the loaves: for their heart was hardened." Mark 6:51-52 (Read Mk. 6:30-56; cf. Jn. 6:1ff.; Mt. 14:13ff; Lk. 9:10ff.) Continue Reading »

S There's a way to deal with ISIS without another no-win war

Shortly after the 9/11 attacks on the United States, I came across an article that claimed that our intelligence community had found a document from al-Qaeda arguing that Islamic war with the United States could be successful only by bringing us to them. The largely camel-driven society could never win otherwise. Continue Reading »

S The bust will come, so be ready

I am all alone in the work department this day. All the offspring and Grands have taken the day off and traveled to a cabin on the river for a three day holiday. I know it is a wonderful experience to have them all together and not one of the old folks to listen to about how we walked ten miles in the snow, uphill and hungry, to school. Continue Reading »

S Autumn is noticeably in the air

The month of September started pleasantly with a cool, refreshing rain on Labor Day. Another shower the following day interfered with Jim's plans to begin building a deck but, despite the delay, we enjoyed getting our tomatoes watered. The next few days continued cooler than usual and on Saturday morning we awoke to the sound of rain falling again. Continue Reading »

S Letters to the Editor

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S Leaving a Little Doctrine for my Kids (continued)

What has God done to save man and to restore Continue Reading »

S Why does God allow His people to suffer persecution?

"And [some] of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make [them] white, [even] to the time of the end: because [it is] yet for a time appointed." Daniel 11:35 (Read Psalm 74) Continue Reading »