Merhan Nasseri became a refugee when Iran expelled him from his home. He went to the Belgian Embassy and obtained refugee documentation and boarded a plane. Landing in Paris, he realized he had lost his refugee documentation, could not claim citizenship, and had no passport. France denied him entry and he boarded a plane for … Continue reading Get Off Your Bench
There is a wall, really more of an entryway into the park. Above this gateway on the inside the inscription is simply “9:01.” Across the distance of a city block is a twin gateway with “9:03” inscribed above its gateway. I stand between them on the side of an 8,000-gallon reflection pool where a thin … Continue reading Just a Moment
Because this is important to me this is a repost from last year. A Prevalent LIE that Christians Spread. One of the most prevalent lies that Satan has convinced God’s people in the United States to believe is that God has been kicked out of schools. Posts on social media claim that God is not … Continue reading Satan’s Lie to Christians in the United States
“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. Even on the male and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit. “And I … Continue reading Call on the Name of the Lord
The headlines this week read, “Record Breaking Heat Wave in US and Europe . . .” and “Record Breaking Heat Bearing Down on the Plains, Mississippi Valley as Storms hit the Northeast.” Summer is brutal. The temperature reached a record 106° F in Washington D.C. on July 20, 1930. Keokuk, Iowa set a state record of … Continue reading History’s Other Heroes
A friend of mine in our high school years had two words he used repeatedly. A couple of others may be discussing an issue like Coke vs Pepsi and ask him to choose. He would reply, “I don’t know . . . same difference." “Same difference,” what does that even mean? In July of 2022, Amy … Continue reading Same Difference
Dearest Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I feel a need to say something to you. As I consider what I should say, I think a public letter is best. This needs to be as out in the open as is what prompts my thoughts. I am not glad to say any of this, but I … Continue reading To My Spiritual Family
Oskar tried to make a fortune of the war. As an industrialist, he had the manufacturing capabilities to supply his nation with ammunition. He succeeded in obtaining government contracts for production yet became disillusioned by the atrocities of his government in their genocide of a certain segment of society. Upon this discovery, Oskar hatched a … Continue reading MORE? Could I do More?
Frank called me every week, usually on Mondays and Thursdays. This day, the conversation started with, “Scott, why do all the people who don’t go to church or care about God have nicer things than me?” I was barely 30 and Frank was over 40. I was still “wet behind the ears” as Nanny would say … Continue reading Why Do Bad People Have it So Good?
Maybe you hurt someone. Maybe not maybe, you have hurt someone. Someone you love. You said something you should not have, or you did not say what you should have. You did not do what needed to be done, or you did something you should not have done. You were not thinking correctly, or you … Continue reading Please Forgive