It’s Your Family… (Part 2)

(From the Family Focus Series) by Michael Catt (Continued from Part 1) A. Be a Next Level Parent 1) Love Jesus as Lord.2) Learn how to pray.3) Learn the Word.4) Be holy.5) Be active.6) Worship Him.7) Be a contagious Christian. B. Be a Next Level Person of Prayer How to Pray for Your Kids:1) That […]

“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.” - Thomas Jefferson

“If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.” - Mark Twain

“I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” - Winston Churchill

“A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” - George Bernard Shaw

“Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.” - Frederic Bastiat, Economist (1801-1850)

“Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” - Ronald Reagan (1986)

“In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.” - Voltaire (1764)

“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!” - Pericles (430 B.C.)



(Source: USA Today; CyberPulse for Wrigley Healthcare’s Surpass; RoperASW for Walnut Acres) Nearly half of adults say that money issues are the top cause of stress in their daily lives:49%     Money22%     Family Responsibilities22%     Work Deadlines07%     Commuting What do adults eat when they’re stressed?47%     Anything they want42%     Warm foods37%     Desserts29%   […]

Biblical Headlines

If Biblical Headlines were written by today’s liberal media… On Red Sea crossing:WETLANDS TRAMPLED IN LABOR STRIKEPursuing Environmentalists Killed On David vs. Goliath:HATE CRIME KILLS BELOVED CHAMPIONPsychologist Questions Influence of Rock On Elijah on Mt. Carmel:FIRE SENDS RELIGIOUS RIGHT EXTREMIST INTO FRENZY400 Killed On the birth of Christ:HOTELS FULL, ANIMALS LEFT HOMELESSAnimal Rights Activists Enraged […]

Volume 08, Issue 17

by Michael Catt On October 12, 2008, I found myself sitting on the platform of the old Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. Sitting beside me was my friend and “co-pastor” Daniel Simmons, senior pastor of Mt. Zion. Daniel and I have worked together now for a number of years to try to build […]

Signature Sins

Turning Our Wayward Hearts – Michael Mangis. Formatio. “Michael Mangis reflects on the ways we manage our behavior to hide our sin and ignore the true poverty of our hearts. Exploring common forms of sin and then discovering how our own temperament, culture, family and gender affect the way those sins manifest themselves in our […]

Just Courage

God’s Great Expedition for the Restless Christian – Gary Haugen. IVP Books. “Gary Haugen says, ‘Here is one choice that our Father wants us to understand as Christians–and I believe it is the choice of our age. Do we want to be brave or safe? Gently, lovingly, our heavenly Father wants us to know that […]

Are You Ready to Jump?

Many people have had the horrifying nightmare of freefalling through the air after falling from a building or cliff. On June 7, 2008, Sloan Carafello lived it as a reality. The 29 year old Schenectady, New York resident boarded a plane at the Duanesburg Airport simply as an observer. His plans were to take photographs […]

Write a Letter!

Handwritten letters are a thing of the past. Email and text messaging are taking over. Think of the implications. We have books of letters from famous people lining library shelves today. Will there be books of emails? I doubt it. My parents wrote letters during World War II. They both saved their letters, and a […]

F Is for Fullness (Part 2)

Overflowing Tears “Oh, that my head were a spring of water and my eyes a fountain of tears!” wrote the prophet Jeremiah (9:1). “Let my eyes overflow with tears day and night” (14:!7). Strange prayers! But Jeremiah loved hsi people and faithfully ministered to them and wept over them forty years, but they would not […]