My sister sent me the link to this current series from her church and I have been listening and reading it everyday. This one I think is particularly good so I encourage everyone to give it a read.
Devotion by: Tyler Fukutani
God has given every one of us two things: a special gift unique to us and a mission. The mission is that we must spread God’s love and Word through our actions. As James says in James 2:14, “What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions?” God doesn’t want us just to say we have faith in Him and that we’ve been given special gifts. He wants us to use our gifts to help spread the love and light of God to those around us.
For example, God has gifted me with an extraordinary amount of compassion towards those in need. This spiritual gift would be useless to me and an affront to God if I just sat around doing nothing. It would be even worse to blatantly ignore someone who needs my help just because I didn’t feel up to it at the moment. Instead, God wants me to use my compassion to help those in need to give them a glimpse of how much God loves them.
As I have documented repeatedly, the left ruins just about everything it touches: the universities, the arts, the elementary schools and high schools, religion, sports and ordinary, everyday interactions between human beings — especially human beings of different races. The latest examples — in just the last few weeks — are the Boy Scouts, sculpture and the Miss America pageant.
The left’s decades long attempt to radically change the Boy Scouts has ended in triumph. Now that the Boy Scouts is admitting not only older girls but also younger girls — as Cub Scouts — it is dropping “Boy” from its name and becoming Scouts BSA. Thanks to the left, the Boy Scouts, one of the most socially and morally constructive organizations in America, is no longer the Boy Scouts.
As a result of that, as a result of the decision to admit openly gay males as troop leaders (the Boy Scouts never asked potential troop leaders about their sexual orientation but did not allow openly gay troop leaders) and as a result of factors specific to the Mormon church, the largest sponsor of Boy Scout troops in America, the church has ended its 100-year relationship with the Boy Scouts.
Another victim of the left in recent weeks is the arts. Last week, The New York Times published a serious “review” on a major new “art work” at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The “art work” is a set of four giant piles of sculpted excrement. As described by Times writer Nina Siegal: “I walked into the excrement.
The artistic left is infatuated with feces, urine and menstrual blood. Last year, New York City’s famed Guggenheim Museum featured an all-gold toilet bowl into which visitors were invited to relieve themselves. As the exhibit was titled “America,” one could then literally urinate and defecate on America. Why not? The left does that to America and Western civilization every day.
The latest victim of the left is the Miss America contest. The Miss America board announced that contestants will no longer wear swimsuits or evening gowns because Miss America will no longer be about physical beauty. It will be about “the hopes and aspirations” of 52 women contestants.
My first reaction is: Why stop there? To be consistent with its new ideals, the event should no longer be televised but rather broadcast on the radio. Only then will the contestants’ looks be truly irrelevant.
The left, which has brought “sex week” to almost every college campus, which has introduced coed dormitories with coed showers and bathrooms, and which has told young women that sex without any commitment should be as much fun for them as it is for men, is now the guardian of modesty at the Miss America contest.
In particular, feminists hate it when women try to look sexy, especially in the eyes of men.
One of the left’s favorite terms to describe the Miss America swimsuit competition (and even the evening gown competition) is “dehumanizing.” In a long article on the Miss America decision, The New York Times quoted Julie Zeilinger, who founded “a feminist blog called FBomb”: “in 2018 this organization has realized it’s dehumanizing to compare and judge women’s bodies in front of a vast, international audience.”
This feminist charge is ubiquitous but never explained. Why is it dehumanizing?
One irony is feminists have argued for decades that women should be allowed to walk around topless, just as men can.
Another irony is that when non-Muslims argue that Muslim women wearing a chador is dehumanizing, the left charges them with intolerance and Islamophobia.
A third irony is women are as interested in seeing beautiful women in swimsuits as men are.
I was raised in an Orthodox Jewish home, and I recall my mother and father enjoying the Miss America pageant every year. They would discuss their favorites with each other, both of them perfectly at peace with the proceedings, as was the Christian majority.
Which raises a final irony: When America was far more conservative, far more religious and far more concerned with daily modesty in dress, and when it insisted that male students and female students reside in separate dorms at college, it celebrated the Miss America pageant with its swimsuit competition. That was a healthier America.
Inside of a few weeks, the left has gravely damaged the Boy Scouts, probably destroyed the Miss America pageant and pounded another nail into the coffin of art.
That’s what the left does best – ruins whatever it touches. That’s pretty much all it does.
Beautiful poem by Sam Walter Foss. It was my dads favorite poem and also one of mine. “I want to live in a house by the side of the road and be a friend to man”
Just ran across this on You Tube and it is a nice blend of comedy and
Christian Music. I hope you enjoy this one!
Every day in my E-Mail I get spam such as “Russian Beauties want to meet you” or Asian Beauties or simply “Hot Women” or Women in your area want to meet you. OK you get the drift now I can and do just delete them and mark them as spam but just to let you know I will NEVER call the number or click the link or whatever. What ever list I am on if you could delete my email address that would be great. I am 70 years old, married for 48 years and a fairly regular church goer and would like those emails to just go away
Going out to church yesterday morning I slipped on the front steps and fell the whole way down. It happened so fast I only know that I ended up in the snow and ice laying down by the car (that is the fastest I ever went down those stairs). I decided that since I was already by the car that if I could get up I would still go to church – and I did. There are several places on my body that ache and hurt if I touch them but overall I am still alive and kickin’ . We’ll see how I feel when I try to get to my small group at church tonight.
I have thought quite a bit this past year that my wife and family really needs someone much stronger and better than me. If they should find that someone I would bow out gracefully as I know that I am fortunate that they have put up with me all this time.
I started going through my old 45 records recently and they sure bring back some great memories. Many of them have these covers on them with pictures of the artist, you don’t get that with a cd or an mp3. I have a ton of records that I’ve saved through all these years. I have Bobby Vee, Elvis, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Dion and many many more. I even have a couple records by “Jan and Arnie” which was Jan recording with a friend before Dean came in the picture and and and I have like a demo record by Walt the Stilt Chamberlain. If I can find a cheap desk to put downstairs by the computer I am going (I hope) to get out an old turn table and play my records now and again.
I am really getting tired of television, even the shows I watch have been losing their appeal to me. Their are a few that I still look forward to watching but that list is dwindling down a lot lately. Some of the shows I still watch regularly are “Scorpion, Big Bang Theory, NCIS (all of them), This Is Us, Criminal Minds and a few BBC shows. This week I recorded and watched what I consider the best Cop movie ever made “Bullit” with Steve McQueen and that car chase scene is simply classic.
On Valentines day this year we will have been married for 48 years. It’s been a great ride for me but it seems that everyone could have done better than me; I can’t give them the things they seem to want like in-ground pools and cruises and I am pretty boring at get togethers and parties. But I am here until they get tired of me and move along (I would have thought it would have happened a long time ago).
OK enough whining so I guess I’ll go ahead and post this.