• Social Topics

    Local Community or Foreign Missions?

    I am not currently a member of a church, nor do I wish to be at this time. However, I am regularly attending a church in my area. This church I attend puts an emphatic emphasis on missions…especially foreign missions. This leads me to wonder if we sometimes place so much emphasis on spreading the Gospel around the world that…

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    Seeing People For Who They Are

    I just spent a few moments watching my youngest son, who is two years old. He was hanging from the piano and trying to pull himself up to reach the tape measure I had placed there. As I was observing him I couldn’t help but smile and consider how blessed parents are. Here I was watching my son, so full…

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    The Joy of Rain

    For many people, a rainy day is a “droopy” and depressing day. However, for some of us, a rainy day has a more pleasing affect on our moods. We might feel invigorated, with new energy coursing through our veins or perhaps a more calming, content frame of mind. I myself am of the calm and contented variety when rain is…

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    What is Your Worldview?

    It is my opinion that everyone has a worldview, a system of beliefs through which they see and process the world. Religion of some kind is probably the most popular lens to see the world through, but philosophy is also a common tool. My worldview is a Christian one, it is the soil which I root my knowledge of right…

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    The Importance of Balancing Hobbies

    I really enjoy playing video games and watching videos on YouTube. Unfortunately, those are both hobbies that keep my butt firmly planted in a seat and my eyes glued to a screen…neither of those are exactly healthy. I have to make an effort to balance those two hobbies with my other, more active hobbies. Video games can challenge one’s mind…

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    Demarcus Cousins

    During this 2018 NBA offseason the Goldenstate Warriors signed center Demarcus Cousins to a contract worth about $5 million dollars a year. This signing caused many in the basketball community to throw up their hands and emphatically declare “Goldenstate just broke the NBA!” Demarcus Cousins is widely regarded as one of the best, if not the best, centers in all…

  • Politics

    Dishonest Democrats

    In recent weeks I have been reading headlines about the Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Most recent are the allegations made against him by Christine Blasey Ford, who claims Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her 36 years ago when the two were in high school. These allegations should be taken seriously and the truth should be sought. In short, her story needs…

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    My Challenge With Woodworking

    A couple of months before the summer of 2015 my wife and I decided to start homeschooling our then three children. Due to my lower earning potential and my wife’s greater desire to work, I was selected to be the one to stay home and oversee the education of our kids. I suddenly had more downtime on my hands as…

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    A Second Chance

    I stopped watching professional basketball a few years ago, I even stopped checking basketball news online. One of the biggest factors in my decision to stop was the seemingly ever-expanding egos of it’s players. However, upon further reflection I have gradually begun to expose myself to the NBA once more. You see, I came to the realization that many of…

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    Something Old, Something New

    I have never had my own blog or website before. However, whether they were reasonable or not, I have always had my own opinions. So I decided to combine my prolific experience in forming and expressing my opinions with my inexperience in owning and operating a website. Hopefully I will learn plenty of new and exciting skills while also honing…