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October, 2011

  1. Philippians 4:13 – through Christ which strengtheneth

    October 24, 2011 by Ryan

    “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (New Testament | Philippians 4:13)

  2. Philippians 4:8‎ – Think on these things

    October 21, 2011 by Ryan

    “Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (New Testament | Philippians 4:8‎)‎

    The verb choice at the end is most curious to me. Why would Paul say to think on things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, good report, or virtuous? Why not be those values, not just think on them?

    My conclusion (thus far) is this. “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.” This is not a canonized scriptural phrase, but is certainly a true piece of ancient wisdom. If you choose to think and dwell on something, you will lean toward following that.

    We live in a world with such gloom and bad news being reported. The evil one would have us believe that this is just the way things are. If he could, he would beat down our subconsciousness so that we forgot all else. It would be wise to actively seek to be with people or participate in activities that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, or praise worthy.

    Start by thinking about these things.

    Soon you will be doing them in your own life.

    And eventually, you will become those virtues.

  3. Robert Jeffress, I’m calling you out!

    October 13, 2011 by Ryan

    Robert Jeffress, I’m calling you out!

    You sir, are not a true Republican!

    I’m making my claim, right here before the entire world wide web! Now, go ahead and try to prove that you are!

    Hey, why are you shaking your head at me? I just declared before the world, with the authority that I possess because of my membership in the real Republican Party, that you, sir, are not a true Republican.

    Don’t you turn and walk away from me. I’m trying to pick a fight, and I expect you to stay here and finish it.

    What is that lame excuse you are offering? So you introduced a republican presidential hopeful at a campaign stop? You think that makes you a true Republican? Big deal!

    You sir, do not believe in the “historical” Grand Old Party. Rather, your views of the GOP have been tainted by big oil capitalists who founded your state, diggers of liquid gold. I know – I learned this from watching the opening theme song from an authoritative documentary on Nick at Nite titled “The Beverly Hillbillies”. What did your gold-striking ancestors do next? Headed straight for liberal California!

    You and your little faction of Texas Republican friends are not truly conservative enough to be called true Republicans.

    As if that were not enough, look at this fact: You work and live in the Dallas area. Your branch Republican headquarters is located in Dallas. That is the same city where President John F. Kennedy, a DEMOCRAT, was killed. Therefore, I declare by the power invested in me that you, and your fellow Dallas Republicans cult, cannot be correct. You are simply too close to Democrat history. It cannot be possible for you to think clearly and conservatively enough, shrouded by this tender Democratic memory in your midst. Why I bet that there is even a memorial there to the event.

    Don’t try to deny it. It is the truth. Search your heart. You know it is true.

    Oh, you may be good, moral people. You might talk conservative values.

    But take it from me. I am a true Republican. I know what I am speaking about.

    You sir, are not a true Republican.

  4. Seek for Wisdom instead of Power

    October 7, 2011 by Ryan

    “Let them seek for wisdom instead of power and they will have all the power they have wisdom to exercise.” – Eliza R. Snow