I daily follow this young pastor's devotional blog -- well, nearly daily. He is the son of a retired pastor from our church and is currently serving a congregation in Ellsworth, Kansas. Here is what he wrote about praying for the President. I believe his words show him to be a very wise young man.
"Since the election, there…Continue
Added by Kim Quade on November 12, 2012 at 10:21am — No Comments
I'm sorry to say this. I'm no longer a Happy Warrior. The Presidential election has turned me into a Cynical Warrior -- still an advocate for conservatism to be sure -- but I no longer hold out hope that this nation will curb its slide into Euro-socialism, its slouch into cultural Gomorrah.
We can debate the election debacle ad infinitum:
"Romney was not a true conservative."
"Romney was a fine candidate. It was ORCA that messed up the internal…Continue
On the cusp of what may indeed be the most important election of our lives, this is a Must Read to know the worldview with which conservatism must compete.
I admire the mind and talent of Victor Davis Hanson.
Added by Kim Quade on November 4, 2012 at 2:48pm — No Comments
Please allow me to post some more writings from the mind of Adriane Dorr, the young woman who is the managing editor for our church body's national publication. Here are selections from her most current blog post:
Added by Kim Quade on August 20, 2012 at 9:50pm — No Comments
We've all seen the video of the Chick-fil-A window clerk being harassed by a fool, simply because she was an employee for the company. However, there's an even more disgraceful exhibition of alleged Liberal "Tolerance," and this is seen in a video taken on the so-called Gay Kiss-in Day. (Really, I feel childish just typing in that ridiculous reference.)
It deals with an older black man reading his Bible aloud outside the Chicago Chick-fil-A store, and how he was set upon by this bunch…Continue
On Facebook, a Major Source of the Stupid, comes this bit of brilliance. (It ranks right up there with a bumper sticker I saw on a high schooler's car some years ago, which read "If they can ban toy guns in schools, why can't they ban the real things?" Facepalm.)
July 18, 2012
When President Barack Obama hauled off and slapped American small-business owners in the mouth the other day, I wanted to dream of my father.
But I didn't have to close my eyes to see my dad. I could do it with my eyes open.
All I had to do was think of the driveway of our home, and my dad's car gone…
I typically love Independence Day; it's my second favorite holiday (after Christmas). To me the day encompasses all things that speak to me of America: flags, family, outdoor grilling, patriotic music, parades, summer, red-white-and-blue, and those booms that emanate from watching firework shows up close -- the kind that shake your ribcage.
However, like lots of fellow patriots, I greeted this past July 4th with a pit in my heart. Obamacare had been deemed constitutional by the…Continue
We've all received emails containing touching, inspiring stories about members of the military. Some are true, some have basis in fact but feature lots of enhancements, and others are, well, just plain bogus.
Here is a sweet story, a true story, that a young Christian woman told of her encounter with a young soldier on a flight to Dallas. The woman's name is Adriane Dorr, and she is the managing editor of a national magazine published by my church synod. Here is her story, entitled,…Continue
My recent Christmas holiday was as blessed as it typically has been: encompassing family, food, gifts, and of course, attendance at our church's Christmas Eve service.
Yet it was an incident that occurred that day after Christmas which was a very special gift to me, as a parent of grown children.
My daughter Erika and her husband Nick, who currently reside in Charleston, South Carolina, due to his being stationed there with the Navy, were able to visit us this Christmas. The…Continue
I can't claim authorship of this bit of snarky brilliance, but I need to share it here:
"The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that ”When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.”
Not everyone subscribes to the Dakota’s view. In government and education, for example, more complex strategies are often employed — such as:
1. Using a bigger whip.
Added by Kim Quade on November 29, 2011 at 8:41pm — No Comments
Back in the 1990's my husband Bruce worked for Allied-Signal in Olathe. He was part of engineering support, working as a graphic artist, and, as an artist, he was -- and remains -- a complete Mac Addict. In fact, the entire art department was composed of Mac Addicts. "PC" was next to an obscenity, and Bill Gates was close to the Devil incarnate.
So it was no surprise that this joke was circulated and posted around the department:
Bill Gates goes…
No doubt there's more Gloom-and-Doom out there than Hope-and-Change. But let me share with you a column written by the brilliant Victor Davis Hanson. Combining his conservatism, knowledge of military history, and talent for the written word, Hanson encourages us to hang on -- he foresees a luminous return of America the Exceptional after the dark days of Obama have passed.
From the article:
"OK—So Why the Optimism?
Why, then, do I see blue sky and a…Continue
Added by Kim Quade on October 9, 2011 at 2:41pm — No Comments
The recent termination of the miserable existence of Anwar Al-Awlaki is causing lots of hand-wringing and heartburn in various persons, like leftists, anti-war libertarians, the ACLU, and Lew Rockwell and his doppelganger Ron Paul; in other words, the usual fellow travelers.
They cite the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution as a reason why they think the evil Mr. Al-Awlaki should not have been turned into worm food:
"No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or…Continue
When it comes to foreign policy, specifically as it relates to the popularly called "War on Terror," liberals and libertarians form a single Greek chorus blaming the United States for the attacks on 9/11. Ron Paul is a master of this spin, as he once again laid blame at the feet of the United States for its problems with the Muslim world (to the loud booing of the audience).
He said: "Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda have been explicit. . . they have been explicit and they wrote and said…Continue
Let's just say this was not a very social morning, for either side.
The confrontation took place this morning at 135th and Roe in Leawood, two blocks from the Church of the Resurrection, which was hosting a memorial service for fallen SEAL Chief Petty Officer Matthew Mason. The information we received, through email and Facebook, was sketchy at best with the alarming news that the Westboro Baptist church (or I should say, cult ) would be in attendance to promote their brand…Continue
Can you guess whose quote this is?
"I still can't help wondering how we can explain away what to me is the greatest miracle of all and which is recorded in history. No one denies there was such a man, that he lived and that he was put to death by crucifixion. Where ... is the miracle I spoke of? Well consider this and let your imagination translate the story into our own time…Continue
Taken from the Patriot Post, April 11:
"You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.…Continue
Indulge me if I just post someone else's words instead of mine. Michael Barone, a far, far more knowledgeable person than me as regards elections has written an opinion piece which seems to somewhat contradict Apostle Claver's views. I'm just the messenger here, and I'm not offering my views, but would be interested in your comments.
Added by Kim Quade on April 4, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments