They Paid The Ultimate Price

This is Memorial Day Weekend for those living here in the United States. There are 3 very moving videos below that do an excellent job of putting this remembrance into perspective.

Formerly known as, “Decoration Day,” Memorial Day commemorates men and women who died while in military service to the United States. It began as a way to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War. Later, it was extended, after World War I, to honor American military who died in all wars.

There will be barbecues, visiting friends, road trips, big “sales,” Major League baseball games, Stanley Cup Finals, and of course, the Indy 500. Some people even have a longer than usual weekend, as they get Monday, Memorial Day, off from work.

Here in the United States, we ought to take a little time this weekend to pause and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice so we could have freedom. We can also pause and thank God for the freedom we still have, freedom that has been given to us at such a very high price.

If you don’t live here in the United States, take some time this weekend to pause and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for your country.

And, regardless of where we live, we all need to keep praying to God for our country.


An Article by Roger Braker

[The following article, Part II, reprinted by permission, is from Roger Braker’s Blog: The Prosperous Life. Roger is the author of, Poverty Vs Wealth  At the end of this article, there is a link to Part III for those who are interested in this vital topic. Last month, I posted Part I ]

Homeschooling: The Stepchild of Education Part II

Quite a few years ago my oldest daughter got her first job at a SONIC restaurant. After about two weeks, she came home one night and said, “I now understand why you homeschooled us. All the kids at work smoke, drink, have sex and half the girls are pregnant.”

But let me back up a bit. There are many concerns that people have about homeschooling. Here are some


Mom's Are Very Special Indeed

rose - 1Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms!

You’re very, very special!

I wrote and posted the following two years ago.  And I posted it last year.

So, here I am again posting my simple little tribute to moms. If you like it, share it with a mom.


Some governments use the word “ministry” to describe various functions, like ministry of finance, or ministry of education. The word “ministry” means service. Therefore, the minister of education would be one who serves the country with regards to education.

I believe being a mom


What Is Your Standard For Truth?

Through the centuries, some have accepted the Bible as true while others have rejected it. Some misunderstand it and as a result, wrongly apply it. And there are those who, because it contradicts the way they have chosen to live their lives, simply dismiss what is written as not true.

Awhile back, someone came up with the phrase, “What would Jesus do?” The intention of the phrase was to inspire Christians to follow Christ’s example. My question is, “What did Jesus think about the written Scriptures?”

When you read the Gospels you see clearly Jesus was very familiar with


Another Song From Casting Crowns

Oh My Soul is another song from, Casting Crowns. The lyrics are on the video.

This song is especially encouraging when going through a tough time.


Jesus Christ Is Risen!

This coming Sunday believers around the world joyfully remember and celebrate the keystone of Christianity: the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God!

Before he died, Jesus cried out, “It Is Finished!”  Then, after three days and three nights, God Almighty raised him from the dead and the angel declared, “He Is Risen!”  

Below, is an article, a video, and two short podcasts, previously posted on this blog.

Was It A Lie?
An article about a lie that’s been around for centuries.  In fact, it is the biggest lie ever told!

How Brutal Was It?   (Video)
A short video with three different versions of Isaiah 52:14, a verse that graphically prophesied the results of the extreme physical punishment the Messiah would endure for all of mankind.

The Women Found Out First   (Eastern Eye Podcast)
A short 7 minute podcast about a very unique, and mostly overlooked point concerning the resurrection of Jesus Christ, that almost no one mentions.

3 Words   (Podcast)
A short podcast (under 7 minutes) about 3 words spoken on two different occasions.

He Is Coming Back!


Those Three Powerful Words Spoken Before He Died

I posted this video around this time last year.  It is powerful and moving!

Right before he died, Jesus Christ exclaimed, “It is finished!”  After his resurrection, the angel declared, “He is risen.”

And, He's Coming Back!

And, He’s Coming Back!


An Article By Roger Braker

[The following article, reprinted by permission, is from Roger Braker’s Blog: The Prosperous Life. Roger is the author of, Poverty Vs Wealth]

President Trump’s new Secretary of Education, Ms. Betsy DeVos is proposing school choice and vouchers and is not opposed to homeschooling. She has helped keep school choice in the news.
About 35 years ago Sharon and I began to entertain the idea of teaching our children at home.   I was listening to Paul Harvey one day and he said, “The federal government estimates that there are about 100,000 families in the United States that teach their children at home rather than sending them to a public or private school.”  I thought, “WOW; I could get interested in that very quickly.”  And thus began our journey.

I asked everyone I saw about this idea of homeschooling and kept coming up with blanks until one lady said:


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A New E World Is Coming!

We live in an E-world, don’t we? “E” of course stands for the word “electronic.” So many things today are accomplished electronically, thanks to the Internet.

Sending a letter to someone that could take days to reach their physical mail box has almost been completely replaced with email, which takes seconds to arrive in someone’s email box. Many have tossed their fax machine and opted to use e-fax in its place.

Instead of going to the bank to transfer money, we can do it electronically by way of EFT – electronic funds transfer. Once it is set up online with your bank, a few clicks and the money magically moves from your account to theirs.

Legal documents needing a signature are so easy now. When we refinanced our home, all the preliminary documents came via email. I printed them, signed them, scanned them, and then emailed them back.

What about shopping online? E-commerce is big business. Billions of dollars are spent every year as people purchase items electronically from their computer. And eBay lets just about anyone sell their stuff online.

A number of companies have even adopted the “e” into their name to attract attention, like E-Trade, E-Polymers, and E-Ventures, to name a few. (Some might argue that Chuck was the first to proximately use the letter “E” in a business name. You know, Chuck E. Cheese, but that’s another story altogether.)

In The Cloud?

So where exactly is all this electronic information stored? The common answer is, “the Cloud,” which is a colloquial expression used to describe a variety of different types of computing concepts that involve a large number of computers connected through a real-time communication network. Simply put, there’s a lot of information stored on massive servers, e-storage if you like, referred to as, “the cloud.”

We live in an E-world. There’s no doubt about it. All that information is stored in some “cloud” somewhere, but, this e-world life of ours is still temporary.

A New E-world Is Coming!

There is a new life coming. It will be an “E” too – eternal life! There’s a day coming when we’ll be all done with emails and e-filings, and instead, born again ones will meet our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, face to face! And that great meeting will take place in the literal clouds!

So, as nice and as handy as all this e-stuff is, I’m really looking forward to the new “E-Life:” eternal Life and meeting my lord and savior face to face. How about you? E-nuff said.