John Boehner: ‘I did everything possible’

Source: ¬†John Boehner: ‘I did everything possible’ ‚Äď USATODAY.com. I want to start this post out with a quote from my favorite epistle in the Bible and that is the Book of James My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,¬† Mr. Boehner, and for that matter all the other … Continue reading John Boehner: ‘I did everything possible’

Forming a New Government….

Greek Leaders Reach Deal to Form a New Government – NYTimes.com. This post is not so much about Greece’s problems than it is about forming a new government. Greece, like so many countries before it, is in the process of forming a new government as they lost confidence in the current one. Forming a new government is a more peaceful resolution of a bad situation … Continue reading Forming a New Government….

More Words from James, The Brother Of Jesus

  Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress¬† and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. In regards to keeping a tight rein on your tongue … Continue reading More Words from James, The Brother Of Jesus

We Can’t Possibly Take a 10% Cut In Our Military!!

The title of the post is coming out of the mouths of many of our military people since the super committee, like the rest of congress, ¬†couldn’t seem to agree with each other on anything. That means across the board cuts in all discretionary spending including the military. Even the newly appointed DoD secretary Leon Panetta is spouting off. Many of the military backers in … Continue reading We Can’t Possibly Take a 10% Cut In Our Military!!

Where everybody who does their fair share gets a fair shake…..

Talk about mottos this one sounds like it ¬†should take its place beside¬†A chicken in every pot and two cars in every garage”. ¬†That one was from the Hoover campaign of 1928. You remember that one; it was just before the great depression hit. (I don’t know why they call it “great”; there was nothing great about it.) The title here is from an email … Continue reading Where everybody who does their fair share gets a fair shake…..

James, The Brother Of Jesus….About Heavenly Wisdom and Humility

Here is another post on the words of James, the brother of Jesus. Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.¬† But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. ¬†Such “wisdom” does not come down … Continue reading James, The Brother Of Jesus….About Heavenly Wisdom and Humility

I Was For It Before I Was Against It

Source: ¬†Cain: God persuaded me to run for president ‚Äď USATODAY.com. Looking at the source article you might be expecting me to talk about how God is involved in politics but I won’t go there. God has much more sense than to get involved in the kind of stuff that is going around today. Instead I am going to talk about government spending…. Here are … Continue reading I Was For It Before I Was Against It

Its Probably a Good Thing….

It looks like the super committee is, like the rest of congress, is in a partisan gridlock. As the cartoon to the right¬†portrays¬†the Republicans have taken a pledge to not put any additional taxes on their super rich supporters. They prefer to put the burden the poor and middle class with any deficit reduction plans. Of course this will not fly with the Democratic members … Continue reading Its Probably a Good Thing….

The Definition of Success….

  “When you are satisfied, you are successful. For that’s all there is to success is satisfaction.” ¬†July 29, 1928 Will Rogers I recently visited a place I have been to on about five other visits. I can’t seem to get enough of the totally relaxing atmosphere of this place. It is called Pleasant Hill Shaker Village and it is near Lexington KY. One of … Continue reading The Definition of Success….

10 great places to experience the simple life – USATODAY.com

Source: ¬†10 great places to experience the simple life – USATODAY.com. It’s not uncommon at Shaker Village to see a pair of oxen laboring in the field or a blacksmith in period clothing shoeing a horse. It’s a delightful step back in time and “a testament to the simplicity of the Shaker lifestyle,” van Ogtrop says. “Plank-and-stone fences lace together nearly 3,000 lush bluegrass acres … Continue reading 10 great places to experience the simple life – USATODAY.com

Bearing our Burdens for Others….

“The Bible speaks with remarkable frequency of ‘bearing.’ It is capable of expressing the whole work of Jesus Christ in this one word‚Ķ Therefore, the Bible can also characterize the whole life of the Christian as bearing the cross. It is the fellowship of the cross to experience the burden of the other. If one does not experience it, the fellowship [one] belongs to is … Continue reading Bearing our Burdens for Others….

Oh Those Theories…..

  Course there is one thing about economics and money theories, your theory is always right for it‚Äôs never tried. -October 15, 1933 Will Rogers It seems like all the “smart” guys have theories on how to fix our current economic conditions. That is particularly true of all the Republican candidates for president. They all say “When I’m elected president and am going to institute … Continue reading Oh Those Theories…..

You Live Longer If You Are Happy….

Source article: ¬†Happy? You May live 35% Longer, Tracking Study Suggests | digtriad.com. Here is an interesting article about happiness. It seems if you are generally happy in life you live longer. We do know that happiness is associated with an extended life span,” she says. If we can get people to be happier, would that extend the lifespan? We don’t know that yet. Future … Continue reading You Live Longer If You Are Happy….

Why Didn't God Write a Book?…..

Why didn‚Äôt God write a book or maybe I should say scroll? ¬†Of course many of you Christians will mention the Bible. Many Muslims will point to the Koran. Many Jews will say the Koran. ¬†But I guess I have a different understanding of those documents. Yes, they have God’s fingerprints on them but they were not written by God himself. There is one religious … Continue reading Why Didn't God Write a Book?…..

Maybe He is Starting to Lead??

Source: ¬†Obama college loan plan aims at an old voting bloc – Boston.com. Everybody in Washington seems to be apologizing to each other. ¬†In Washington they just generally figure that one hatred offsets the other and they are both even. -January 25, 1935 ¬†Will Rogers The above article is about a new tact that President Obama is now beginning to use. He will basically provide … Continue reading Maybe He is Starting to Lead??

We've Lost A Lot Of Ground In This Country….

Looking back at the prosperity of the Clinton years of the 1990’s I’d say we’ve lost a lot of ground in this country. Are our best days behind us? They don’t have to be but given the current circumstances they might well be. If we cannot put aside our hatred of other political¬†persuasions and creeds we may have peaked. The “us” vs. “them” mentality ¬†that … Continue reading We've Lost A Lot Of Ground In This Country….

Silently Waiting for God…..

source: ¬†Silence is My Leading – QuakerQuaker. One of the most fascinating things I find from Quaker religious practices is their unprogrammed worship. That is where they spend time simply sitting and waiting for a message from God. This activity, or should I say inactivity, is unheard of in most other forms of religious practices. From the source article I have found that there are … Continue reading Silently Waiting for God…..