Thanksgiving proclamation

Here is an explanation of Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation for the nation “to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”  As the President mentions, the country was embroiled in the Civil War, yet he recognized the blessings […]

Jesus’ alternative lifestyle

Jesus was different. He wasn’t an establishment-person.  He did not maintain the status quo. He did not  approve just any and everything that makes people feel good about themselves.  He came into a world of acceptable behavior, comfortable traditions and established cultural values – just like our age.  He started taking the system apart.  Ripped […]

Jesus and rattlesnakes

True story. Name changed. 45-year-old Joe was hunting in the mountains of California. He climbed to a ledge on the slope of a rocky gorge and raised himself to look onto the ledge above.  He caught a movement to the right.  It was a rattlesnake.  The snake struck and just missed Joe’s right ear.  However […]

The case of the mysterious revelation (part 2)

(Please read part 1 below) What was God going to do with them? The detective investigated, examined evidence and clues, consulted experts, theorized, followed leads – but he was stumped.  He couldn’t solve the mystery.  So, finally, he just watched.  He set up a stake out and watched.  He watched what God did.   God […]