Category Archive: Faith

Quote: John Bunyan – Winter Experiences Bear Fruit

“It is said that in some countries trees will grow, but will bear no fruit because there is no winter there.” –John Bunyan, Author of Pilgrim’s Progress   Image credit     John Bunyan (28 November 1628 – 31 August 1688) was an English Christian writer and preacher. He is the author of The Pilgrim’s …

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Peter Marshall: A Prayer For The Nation

To Thy glory was this Republic established. For the advancement of the Christian faith did the Founding Fathers give their life’s heritage, passed down to us. We would pray that all over this land there may be a return to the faith of those men and women who trusted God as they faced the perils …

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Friday Psalm ~ 10 “Why Do The Wicked Succeed? King David

  “In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises. But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.”     Why, Lord, do …

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The Nature Of Two World Views – A Creator or Darwin?

  ” Does the hawk take flight by your wisdom and spread its wings toward the south? Does the eagle soar at your command and build its nest on high? ” Job 39: 26, 27         The amazing slow motion video of an owl in flight shown below reminds us of two …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Great Is Thy Faithfulness’ – 1923

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of these traditional songs have been forgotten in the crush of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies and hymns reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, land and faith that make up …

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How Civilizations Die

    How does the health and vitality of a culture influence its longevity? A wide variety of cultural facets foster growth and stability, or contribute to its demise: form of government, taxation, financial system, commerce, incentives for growth and production, agriculture, health care, diet, science, the family unit, roles of gender, commonly accepted sexual …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Come, Thou Fount Of Every Blessing’ – 1758

  Both the words and music are of English authors. But the song has been a favorite of generations of Americans drawn by the song’s expression of longing for God’s presence, forgiveness of sin, fount of “every blessing”.     Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing ..is a Christian hymn written by the 18th century …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Simple Gifts’ – 1848

A lovely early American song inspired from the communal, agrarian culture of the utopian minded Shaker religious sect. Performed as a vocal and instrumental as both hymn and secular music evoking a desire for simplicity in spirit and life. The song has been an inspiration for many classical and folk musicians including Aaron Copland, Judy …

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Heritage & Spirit In Song – ‘It Is Well With My Soul’ – 1873

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A piece of American music that has given voice to the heartache of millions worldwide who have suffered life’s travails and losses, at the same time offering the balm of trust in God and of seeing lost loved ones again in eternity.   “It Is Well with My Soul” is a very influential hymn penned …

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“Lord of the Flies” Becoming Stark Reality?

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What’s happing to young people in America? What discourages or at minimum what does not contribute to the basest behavior being expressed by human beings? Do we need more secularism, American Idol, reality shows, violent video games, sexual confusion pandered by the MSM and “educators” to benefit youth? We long ago outlawed the Bible, prayer …

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For The Beauty Of The Earth

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A beautiful and stirring old hymn – For The Beauty Of The Earth
Written by Folliott Sandord Peirpoint

Faith And Freedom

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What does Western Civilization, slavery-freedom, Easter, Passover, deliverance from plagues and sin by a Paschal Lamb and the swirl of events in ancient Egypt have in common now thousands of years into human history?

Why Has The American Entertainment Industry Attempted For Decades To Degrade Young People?

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Movies, music, concerts, video games: decades of sex, violence, alcohol/drug abuse, disrespect for family, parents, self, others and religion, broken lives. Should we be surprised at problems in society? Do other nations so deliberately degrade their populace? “Is MTV a purveyor of kiddie porn? The Parents Television Council wants to find out. The media watchdog …

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