A while back, in my younger days, I was applying for the position of tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles football team. I didn’t have much football background, but I figured with a lot of hard work I could at least earn a spot on the bench.
After talking at length with my uncle, (who happens to be the Eagles head coach) Andy Reid, he recommended that I start at a little lower level to gain some experience. I was sure he would recommend me to the Eagles Farm team. Continue reading Jesus’ Farm Team
All of us have gone through some rough times in our lives. Whether it has been addiction, homelessness, depression, the loss of friends or family members, loss of your job and income, imprisonment, divorce or a host of other problems, we have survived. Some of us may be going through some problems right now.
We need to always remember that there is help for us in these situations. Remember the apostles when Jesus was still in the tomb. They were hiding and worried in fear for their lives. They had forgotten that Sunday – the third day that Jesus told them he would complete rebuilding the temple – was just around the corner. Continue reading September 11 Remembrance
The State of Missouri history archives has the following story of the origin of the “show me” state:
The most widely known legend attributes the phrase to Missouri’s U.S. Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver, who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1897 to 1903. While a member of the U.S. House Committee on Naval Affairs, Vandiver attended an 1899 naval banquet in Philadelphia. In a speech there, he declared, “I come from a state that raises corn and cotton and cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me.” Regardless of whether Vandiver coined the phrase, it is certain that his speech helped to popularize the saying.
Many people since and also before Congressman Vandiver’s time have had problems when it comes to believing – whatever you would say or report, you would have to prove it to some people. Continue reading Jesus Forgives a Paralytic For His Sins and Heals Him