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A Third Option

“You’re not free until you’ve been made captive by supreme belief.” (Marianne Moore, “Spenser’s Ireland,” 1951)

 

Between the Devil and the deep blue sea, we may feel we have no other choice than to run or engage in mortal combat. If we audaciously take on an evil army as a solo warrior, we set our self up for flat-on-our face defeat. If we deny the gravity of our situation, we do not alter reality. Feeling trapped with no way out, we may panic. There are…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on October 29, 2014 at 6:52pm — No Comments

The World Series and Beyond

“Play so that you may be serious.” (Anacharsis, c 600 B.C., quoted in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, 4th century B.C.)

 

On this day in 2004, after an 86 year wait, the Boston Red Sox finally captured a World Series trophy. Celebration was intense when success finally happened. Victory was sweet because it was a long time coming.

After last night’s game, with Madison Bumgarner pitching a shutout, the Royals’ hope of winning the World Series…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on October 27, 2014 at 10:32am — No Comments

Heaven's Help 24/7

“The man whom heaven helps has friends enough.” (Euripides)

 

God directs our days—overshadowing when life overwhelms, energizing response-abilities, calming chaos, influencing decisions in puzzling crossroads.

 

God is our Night Light—inspiring us with nocturnal melodies, illuminating every step by His Word Lamp, protecting us from enemies of our soul lurking in sinister alleys.

 

God is our Morning Wake-Up Call—igniting enthusiasm for…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on October 22, 2014 at 9:59pm — No Comments

God is in Control

“God is in control. This is no time for fear—it is a time for faith and determination.

There is a bottom line drawn across the ages. Culture can make its plan, but the line never changes.

No matter how deception may fly, there is one thing that has always been true and will be true forever.

He is still the Lord of all we see, He is still the loving Father watching over everything…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on October 20, 2014 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Living with Distinction

“To be individually righteous is the first of all duties, come what may to one’s self, to one’s country, to society, and to civilization itself.” (Joseph Krutch, 1964)

 

“If you don’t mind my saying so” people state before voicing their opinions. But the following thoughts are not merely my opinions—they are convictions based on the Scriptures.

 

Believers in Jesus Christ are different from infidels. Forgiven by heaven’s flawless Lamb,…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on October 8, 2014 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Our Brain's GPS

“Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.” (Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895)

 

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to three neuroscientists whose work is answering the question why we know where we are and where we’re headed.

 

John O’Keefe (University College, London), May-Britt Moser (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), and Edward Moser (Norwegian University of Science and…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on October 7, 2014 at 10:29am — No Comments

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