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Handel's Messiah

We went to hear the Handel's Messiah.  In America, it is sung for Christmas, but when we lived in Belgium, it was sung at Easter.  Why Easter?  Because the purpose of Christ's coming to the earth, was not just to be born.  His real purpose was to die for our […]

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What are your reading? Silk to Silicon

Jeffrey Garten discusses ten people who impacted globalization in his book Silk to Silicon.  These ten people vary from Genghis Khan to Deng Xiaoping  He lists only one world wide philanthropist.  Even though Jeffrey Garten is not a Christian, in fact he is anti-Christian, he acknowledges the first world wide […]

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The Big Man of Christmas

We went to a Holiday Concert – and there were two songs about Santa Claus.  He knows those who are naughty and nice.  Not Jesus Christ the Judge, but Santa Claus.  Then he was introduced as "the big man of Christmas," the one everyone is waiting for.  We used to […]

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The Man Who Invented Christmas – Part II

The Man Who Invented Christmas posed the problem if you can change.  Could Scrooge change from his evil ways or was he incapable of changing?  As we all know, Scrooge could and did change his ways.  But are you capable of changing your ways and believing in Christ? Lord, help […]

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The Man Who Invented Christmas

The Man Who Invented Christmas is an excellent film.  It is the story of how Charles Dickens became inspired to write The Christmas Carol.  It is generally historically accurate, and the story becomes alive.  As he visits various people, they morph into various characters and he sees them.  Then the […]

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Pearl Harbor Day

    Today I went to a Pearl Harbor commemoration.  It is good to pause and remember those who have died and a warning not to be complacent.  You may think you have control of your life, but you never know when you are going to die.  Not only should you […]

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Religious Freedom

The first amendment states:  Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Today […]

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Gambling – IV

Fourth, gambling is a form of state-sponsored greed. We read in Romans 13 that government is to be a minister of God. Government should provide order in society and promote public virtue. Legalized gambling undercuts government’s role and subverts the moral fabric of society through greed and selfishness promoted by […]

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Gambling – III

Third, gambling destroys families. Gambling is a major cause of family neglect. Many of the social costs associated with gambling come from its mindset. As people get caught up in a gambling frenzy, they begin to neglect their families. Money spent on lottery tickets or at horse tracks is frequently […]

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Gambling – II

Second, gambling destroys the work ethic.  The work ethic is that if you work hard, you will be paid.  Gambling says if you are lucky, you will get wealthy, very wealthy indeed.  Instead of putting your shoulder to the wheel, many spend on lottery tickets, on illegal betting, hoping to […]

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