Category: Family

James A Garfield

I learned to appreciate James Garfield listening to Play the Man by Mark Batterson on RightNow Media. Born in a log cabin in Ohio. Only ordained preacher to become US President. (our 20th) Only president that didn’t run for president. The 1880 Republican National Convention, they were deadlocked after 35 ballots. They nominated James A …

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Hope, Race, and Power

A top-ten sermon by Timothy Keller. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-race-and-power/id352660924?i=1000372508617&mt=2 based on Romans 14:1-3 14- 15:7.  (released 7/14/16)  

A Letter From Fred: Sweet Lorraine Song

Here’s a great story and song. Fred Stobaugh charmed the globe as a 96 year-old songwriter, but his legacy might be as a marriage healer. Phil Luciano’s piece in the Peoria Journal Star: link YouTube documentary, which tells the main story (#1 video), and 5 more videos that tell the followup story of the song …

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Treasured Truths – Adoption

Notes from the Treasured Truth podcast (Pastor James Ford, Jr.) [5 parts (podcasts) in Moody Radio app] Gal 4 God ‘removed’ slave or free, male or female, etc. (In Gal 3 he removes barriers.) However, this was on a spiritual level. He did not remove the physical/practical differences – e.g. Males and females are physically …

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Cubs Win, Cubs Win

On Nov. 2, 2016, the Chicago Cubs won Game 7 of the World Series over the Cleveland Indians, 8-7 in 10 innings. It was a great game and a great season for the Cubs. Here are a few of my reflections. (More could be written-it will suffice for now.) Click the file. game7-reflection

Great Podcast on “Submissive Wives & Obedient Slaves,” etc.

Podcast: “Understanding the Bible 43: Submissive Wives & Obedient Slaves??” – Jesus at 2 am podcast.  Sept. 16, 2014.  (Sermon by Kirk Winslow)  [Sept 17, 2014 at iTunes.] Colassians 3:18 – 4:1 Lots of great ideas on ‘wives being submissive’ and more.  BTW, ‘wives being submissive’ is misleading. (The following comments are somewhat in random …

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CS Lewis Quotes

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Online Advent Calendar 2015

Online Advent Calendar 2015 (This appears to be from the Catholic church. I’m not Catholic, but the ideas are good.) It’s a Shape Christmas

Christmas Presence: Giving What We Need and Want Most by Charles Moore

I came across a very nice Christmas story, titled, Christmas Presence: Giving What We Need and Want Most. It is written by Charles Moore. Here is an Audio Recording of the story. (.m4a file) (On an iPad, you may need to download it.) The text of the story can be found at: http://www.plough.com/en/topics/culture/holidays/christmas-readings/christmas-presence I know …

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Bonhoeffer Quotes

Life Together Quotes (70) 1 – 2 – 3 Ethics Quotes (16) 1 The Cost of Discipleship Quotes (147) 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas (131) 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5