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Johnny Russell Almond's Blog – September 2014 Archive (8)

Rating the President

“I know that when things don’t go well they like to blame the Presidents, and that is one of the things which Presidents are paid for.” (John F. Kennedy)

 

According to the Gallup Poll, President Barack Obama’s job approval rating reached its high point (67%) in January 2009, and its low point (38%) September 2nd 2014. His most recent weekly average (September 15-21) was 43%.

 

Gallup historical comparisons indicate the average for U.S.…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on September 29, 2014 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Living by the Book

“The Bible holds up before us ideals that are within sight of the weakest and the lowliest, and yet so high that the best and the noblest are kept with their faces turned ever upward. It carries the call of the Saviour to the remotest corners of the earth; on its pages are written the assurances of the present and our hopes for the future.” (William Jennings Bryan)

 

God’s manuscript convicts our conscience. With an invisible hand, God wrote the terms of His…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on September 24, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Terrorism, Truth, and Trust

“Though this world with devils filled, Should threaten to undo us, We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us.Let goods and kindred go, This mortal life also; The body they may kill; God’s truth abideth still; His kingdom is forever.” (Martin Luther)

 

This morning, before President Obama departed for a meeting at the United Nations, he spoke concerning the initial attacks on ISIS in Syria. A coalition of five Arab nations joined the…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on September 23, 2014 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Dealing with the Devil

“We may not pay Satan reverence, for that would be indiscreet, but we can at least respect his talents.” (Mark Twain)

 

Our archenemy would love to make our life hell on earth. But when we hear the lion’s roar ringing in our ears, we can order him to get out of our face.

 

Struggling with sin will convince us that we need supernatural help if we’re ever going to vacate Satan’s death trap. We are a combination of opposites, a mixture of good and evil.…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on September 18, 2014 at 10:41am — No Comments

Present-tense God

“Every situation—nay, every moment—is of infinite worth; for it is the representative of a whole eternity.” (Goethe)

 

God will always be who He has always been. God is far more than a long ago, far away historical force that used to work in human lives. He is the God of the living, not the dead. When we are troubled, He is our present help. He does not showcase miracles in dusty museums—He is our Contemporary. Every day, we celebrate His…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on September 10, 2014 at 10:50am — No Comments

Supermoon 3

 “For rich people, the sky is just an extra, a gift of nature. The poor, on the other hand, can see it as it really is: an infinite grace.” (Albert Camus)

 

“The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to” (Carl Sandburg)

 

 

Tonight at 9:38 p.m. ET, the full moon will mark the third consecutive month with a Supermoon. When it is closest to Earth in its orbit, the moon will appear larger and brighter than…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on September 8, 2014 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Friend in the Highest Place

There is Someone who loves you more than any friend you have on Facebook.

“Closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands and feet.”  (Alfred, Lord Tennyson]

 

Born from above, we have a Friend in eternity—Elyon, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth, supreme over all.

 

He defeats our spiritual enemies (Genesis 14:20), teaches us timeless truth (Numbers 24:16), inspires a song in the night (Psalm 7:17), fills our heart with…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on September 5, 2014 at 5:33pm — No Comments

A Poem for Ukraine

“When we lived under the U.S.S.R. we felt we were being controlled. We were told what to say. We were told what to wear. Independence was like a second life, the birth of something new. My wings spread and I started to remember poems I recited to my mother as a child.Now, I have poems of terror.”  (Ludmila Elagina; Mariupol, Ukraine; quoted in The Washington Post, August 31, 2014)

 

Remembering what life was like before Ukraine received its…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on September 3, 2014 at 1:01pm — No Comments

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