Saturday, January 31, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
Random Word Writing Challenge #70
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Corky Jokes #2
Just for Laughs #343
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Whittle was named after American politician Daniel Webster. Whittle reached the rank of major in the American civil war, and for the rest of his life was known as
MajorWhittle. During the war, Whittle lost his right arm, and ended up in a prisoner of war camp. Recovering from his wounds in the hospital, he looked for something to read, and found a New Testament. Though its words resonated with him, he was still not ready to accept Christ. Shortly after, a hospital orderly woke him and said a dying prisoner wanted someone to pray with him. Whittle demurred, but the orderly said,
But I thought you were a Christian; I have seen you reading your Bible.Whittle then agreed to go. He recorded what took place at the dying youth’s bed side:
I dropped on my knees and held the boy’s hand in mine. In a few broken words I confessed my sins and asked Christ to forgive me. I believed right there that He did forgive me. I then prayed earnestly for the boy. He became quiet and pressed my hand as I prayed and pleaded God’s promises. When I arose from my knees, he was dead. A look of peace had come over his troubled face, and I cannot but believe that God who used him to bring me to the Savior, used me to lead him to trust Christ’s precious blood and find pardon. I hope to meet him in heaven.
After the war, Whittle became treasurer of the Elgin Watch Company in Chicago, Illinois. In less than 10 years, though, he entered the evangelism field. During this period, he worked with musicians Phillip Bliss and James McGranahan. His daughterMay Moody also wrote music for some of his lyrics.
Of his decision to devote his life to the Gospel, Whittle said that, while at work, he…went into the vault and in the dead silence of the quietest of places I gave my life to my Heavenly Father to use as He would.
(Notice how Calvinistic the lyrics are to his most famous hymn:)
(Notice how Calvinistic the lyrics are to his most famous hymn:)
I KNOW WHOM I HAVE BELIEVED by Daniel W. Whittle
1. I know not why God's wondrous grace to me he hath made known, nor why, unworthy, Christ in love redeemed me for his own.
(Refrain) But I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I've committed unto him against that day. 2. I know not how this saving faith to me he did impart, nor how believing in his word wrought peace within my heart. (Refrain) 3. I know not how the Spirit moves, convincing us of sin, revealing Jesus through the word, creating faith in him. (Refrain) 4. I know not when my Lord may come, at night or noonday fair, nor if I walk the vale with him, or meet him in the air. (Refrain)
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
Random Word Writing Challenge #69
Thursday, January 22, 2015
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Just for Laughs #342
Corky Jokes #1
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Hey! Hey! We're the Arminians!
The above Monkees Theme is the inspiration
for the new Arminian Theme song
written by that famous Arminian composer, Elvis Wesley:
Here we come
Walking down the street
We get the funniest looks from
The Calvin-ists we meet.
Hey, hey we're Arminians,
'Cause we say the sinner's just sick.
And we're too busy giving,
Those tracts made by Jack Chick.
We're just trying to be friendly,
Look at our ear-to-ear smile.
It's a Finney gener-ation,
We'll help you walk that aisle.
Hey, hey you're just wounded,
Not dead like the Calvinists say.
Decide to be-lieve and you're ready,
God will always meet you half-way.
Atheist Devotional Book #9
This is what it said: "I better not hear...about how upset you are that I missed your birthday. I mean, how do you know I wasn't in a serious car accident and lying in some ditch out in the middle of nowhere?...Well, I may have forgotten your birthday, but I didn't exactly get any phone calls to see if I was okay! All I know is you better have a good excuse why I didn't hear from you on your birthday!"
This was the perfect card. It teaches the great technique of "shifting the blame". A standard mode of operation for all you wise atheists. Christians are like undersea sponges when it comes to the blame game. When they open their mouths, feed 'em blame and shame. It works for me every time.
Good luck and keep looking down (on Christians).
Monday, January 19, 2015
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Man Sees Arminian Crime Committed
Reporters tried to follow Mr. Santini, but he jumped back on the tightrope and took off across the Falls. A few brave newspaper reporters and one tour guide tired to follow. They only made it half way before falling to their deaths.
Mr. Santini has witnessed over twenty-three crimes as a tightrope walker, including a man who followed him across the rope to rob him of his pocket watch.
Police now know that the couple wasn't Arminian and that they were not the couple known as Mr. and Mrs. Nigel Pettibone.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Photo from CIA Agent Barry Cade
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Friday, January 16, 2015
Black preacher: Why I forgave George Wallace
By Wayne Drash, CNN
Tuscaloosa, Alabama (CNN) - I had always heard the stories of Alabama Gov. George Wallace asking for forgiveness from the African-American community for his racist ways.
Yet I had never quite believed it, even if I had read accounts about it. The images of him standing at the door at the University of Alabama to prevent two black students from entering had been seared into my mind.
And so it was a pleasant surprise to stumble upon the Rev. Kelvin Croom amid the destruction left by Tuscaloosa’s recent tornado. The Croom family has been a pillar of the African-American community here for the last five decades.
Croom's father, the late Rev. Sylvester Croom Sr., founded College Hill Baptist Church and served as chaplain for the University of Alabama’s football teams under the legendary Paul "Bear" Bryant and two other coaches. The elder Croom has been recognized as one of the state's 40 pioneers of civil rights.
College Hill Baptist, where the younger Croom now preaches, sustained heavy damage. While volunteers rummaged through the debris, he talked to me and my CNN colleague Sarah Hoye outside his church. He told us this story:
The year was 1978. He was a senior at the University of Alabama. His father approached him and said Wallace, then in his third term as governor, wanted to meet with them and other black leaders at the Stafford Hotel.
The young Croom paused. "It caused me to really think." He thought about the hate he'd seen on TV spewing from the governor's mouth. "I say segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever," the governor notoriously said as he was sworn into office in 1963.
Kelvin Croom decided to go with his father. "And I'm glad I did," he said. The rumors in the black community, Croom says, had been that Wallace was on a forgiveness tour to get the black vote.
But Croom says he saw it differently in person.
"He said he was wrong," Croom says. "He asked for forgiveness. It was up to us to do that once he asked. It's just so amazing. He played the great politics of the day - and by using hate and racial divide he won."
Yet when they met privately that day at the hotel, Croom says, "This man was really concerned for his soul and his relationship with Jesus Christ."
Croom says the biblical story of Saul the persecutor becoming Paul the Apostle flashed through his mind.
"I remember a man called Saul whose name was turned to Paul," Croom says. "The story of Saul is amazing. And I saw it with my own eyes in George Wallace. So I had to forgive Gov. Wallace as well as so many of the things he stood for."
He says he keeps a photograph in his office of Wallace in the governor's mansion; Croom's mother stands on one side, his father on the other.
"It just reminds me of where we come from," he says.
|The Editors - CNN Belief Blog|
First Book Winners of the Year!
Yes, friends, it is so easy to win. Nothing to buy. Nothing to promote. You don't have to join my blog. You don't have to comment! You don't have to do anything! You don't even have to register to win! Just sit there and wait!
This month's winners are:
This month's winners are:
Malibu Grundy of Weybridge, Surrey.
He wins the one thousand dollar Kindle Christian Book gift card!
The complete works of Charles Spurgeon and John Owen goes to
Sha Sha Molinski of Pasig, Pampanga!
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The CC Reference Library
If you are like me, every time I see bookshelves filled with books, whether in a photo or in a movie, I try to see if I can recognize any volumes. Enlarge the photo and start looking if you must!
Random Word Writing Challenge #68
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
News Travels Fast
Just for Laughs #341
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Monday, January 12, 2015
FREE BOOK! Ya know ya want it!
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Join Up Up and Away!
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Out of the closet - Rob Bell
As always, I'm a little late (by a few years) with this post.
But it's worth the time.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
Fan Photo by MBI Student Waldo Cordlin
Thursday, January 8, 2015
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The Rob Bell Show #7
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
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