Category Archives: USA

E pluribus unum church . . .

E pluribus unum is much more than just a Latin motto of the USA meaning “from many one.“ E pluribus unum is what happens when Christ-followers gather according to 1 Corinthians 14:26 and many ordinary people share testimonies, Scriptures, needs, … Continue reading

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Your life is like a donut — there’s a big hole where God should be.

The first Friday in June is National Donut Day in the USA.  This holiday began in Chicago in 1938 when The Salvation Army began to sell donuts to raise money to help people suffering from the Great Depression and to … Continue reading

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Are Background Checks Judgmental? (A Definition)

A definition: Background checks — a way of judging who is too irresponsible, too immoral, or too insane to legally buy a gun.

Posted in America, American, American Constitution, American history, conscience, definition, freedom, gun violence, immorality, insanity, mass shootings, moral laws, moral principles, morality, morals, right to bear arms, Second Admendment, United States, USA, violence, violence in society | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

What Is “Effective Preaching?”

Information:  A message prepared and delivered by a mind, reaches a mind. Inspiration:  The testimony of a burning heart reaches a heart. God is looking for a burning heart; not for doctrinal charts. “I would rather teach one man to … Continue reading

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Sequester — a wake up call that one nation under debt, with entitlements or tax breaks for all, cannot long endure.

Sequester — a wake up call that one nation under debt, with entitlements or tax breaks for all, cannot long endure. Forgive us, Lord, for being so focused on self and what we want; so little focused on others; and … Continue reading

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Technology has brought about the paperless office. Spiritual awakening will bring about the agendaless church meeting. Go agendaless — let the Spirit lead!

“The Salvation Army was born in the superheated fires of revival, coming into being through obedience, dedication, and holy courage. . . Holy testimonies blistered our lips and knee drills (prayer meetings) were crowded with earnest, believing prayers. That sovereign, … Continue reading

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I Saw Lincoln (You Should Too!)

I saw Abraham Lincoln, not in person, of course, but in the new movie, Lincoln, directed by Steven Spielberg and staring Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln.  I was expecting a drama about the life of Lincoln, but this was not that. … Continue reading

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