PRAYER the real battle

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I was greatly encouraged by this little 78 page book. Some of the highlights to me were: Pray for people as if you were going to die for them. Pray before temptation hits so that your spirit is enjoying fellowship with the Lord and you have God’s perspective of sin when it presents itself. “Prayer […]

The Opiate of Socialism

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Socialism The movement of socialism had its roots in the materialistic philosophy of Karl Marx (1818-1883). He and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) developed the major outlines of his view in the pamphlet, The Communist Manifesto (1848). He maintained that reality was material rather than spiritual. Upon this foundation he proposed the utopia of a classless society […]

Learning as a Family

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This book has helped me have the right focus through our family’s latest journey learning how to best care for Grandma. This journey has definitely taken “all hands on deck” and given us a whole new appreciation for each other. In her conclusion, after many encouraging words and helpful tips, Washburn writes, “Never doubt the […]

A Christmastime Story

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Unless you happen to be privileged enough to live very far north or very far south, Christmastime isn’t exactly a snowy time of year.  While the air still holds a feeling of Christmas, the majority of us hear the rhythm of rain more than the crunch of snow when it’s Christmastime in the city. And […]

What Does It Mean To Vote?

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With the choice of presidential candidates before us tomorrow, none of which are leaders I would have chosen to be in authority over me, I am perplexed with the question of what to do. Trump has led a life of immorality, is disrespectful in his language, is pridefully self-confident, and lacks the experience and integrity […]

Hearts of Fire

I don’t know why stories of Christians who have suffered for their faith are inspiring to me, but they are. I know it is probable that my family, friends, and myself will face persecution. Maybe that’s why it’s encouraging to see the example of the eight featured women from around the world in Hearts of […]

Autumn in NC

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James and Jonathan are using the autumn colors as an opportunity to compile photography training videos. We are in the NC highlands around Grandfather Mountain and it is awesome to be here with them and enjoy the sights myself 🙂 The photographic opportunities have been outstanding.

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