Simplicity Note #8 – The Absolute Truth About Knowledge

Uncategorized By September 24, 2017 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Popular psychologists, politicians, activists and academics preach that absolutes do not exist. Society is divided on every topic from ecology to abortion. If there is one thing most people absolutely agree upon, it is that there is no such thing as absolute truth. The major stumbling block about absolutes is the requirement that for anything to be absolutely right the…

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Apologetics and Scientific Debate – Where did you really come from?

Victorious Christian Living By September 18, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

Do science and God’s Word butt heads as much as you’re led to believe? How was the earth created and where did mankind really come from – the hand of God or a long line of pre-human ancestors not yet discovered? Do you really know? Most of us won’t be called upon to defend God’s Word. But just in case,…

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Simplicity Note #6 – The Quickest Way to Master Anything

Simplicity Notes By September 16, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Almost twenty-five years ago, Clint Haverty gifted me with a piece of advice that I’m sharing (for the umpteenth time) in Simplicity Note #6. Riding with this multiple World and National Champion horseman was special enough without any whipped cream. When I told him I preferred training horses to training their owners he recognized my naiveté and showered me with…

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Darwin’s Theory and The Cross of Christ – A different perspective

Victorious Christian Living By September 9, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

There are numerous theories about the age of the earth and the role of humans relative to the rest of nature. Christ-followers know God’s Word is true, but sometimes the science-types appear to make good points. Even if you’ve never wondered (even just a little) your children may have asked how what they learn in school jives with what you…

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Simplicity Note #5 – “I’m okay, you’re horrible.”

Simplicity Notes By September 9, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Most folks believe they’re good people, excusing failures because “I meant well.” After all, isn’t everyone an imperfect screw-up on occasion? No argument here. Everyone blows it. No one makes it from birth to death without making some seriously poor choices and hurting people they didn’t need to. “But, I’m really a good person!” Of course, you are! And so…

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Simplicity Note #4 – Test the Spirits

Simplicity Notes By September 7, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Do you ever wonder what gets into people? Whether it’s folks being interviewed on television, airing their oh-so important opinions, or raging against some imagined slight; you have to ask, “What causes such anger and delusion?” The Apostle Paul offers a great answer in Ephesian 6:12: For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers,…

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Do These 3 Things to Claim Peace and Joy Today

Victorious Christian Living By September 5, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

I crave clarity. It makes life simple, joyous, and 95% of decision-making easy. Someone said that we tend to find the things we search for. Whether the search is for answers or excuses, we find them. These 3 simple actions produce the peace and joy Jesus promised. It can be ours today, but we have to search for it. Want…

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“Witness” by Whittaker Chambers

Book Reviews By September 5, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

1900,1950, today. The battle for the soul of the USA continues. Family matters. Nothing of great value is ever acquired easily. Chambers begins dramatically, rolls into a sloughy middle, then ends with profound statements of truth that will hit home with all who seek reason about God’s truth. “Witness” speaks about politics, commitment, human failings and successes, and puts an…

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Simplicity Note #3 – Faithful Stewardship

Simplicity Notes By September 5, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

What do Bill Gates and Walmart greeters have in common? Limited resources. When’s the last time you said, “I don’t have time” to do something you wanted to do? Last weekend or ten seconds ago? Do you feel over-scheduled or under-productive? (Every hand in the room just shot up!) Let me share a little secret with you. Everyone has problems…

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When Riding Goals Compete with One Another – Choose Worthy Leadership

Horses and Owners By September 4, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Six weeks after my right knee was replaced I was ecstatic! For years I knew each ride could be my last. My new knee gave me the ability to do things I hadn’t done in years. Instead of moving away from riding, I was moving back. I considered new options, plans, and possibilities with excitement and gratitude. The photo above…

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