Spurgeon on Matthew 6:9

In comparing Lucado to Spurgeon, here is Spurgeon's version, part of his Morning and Evening Prayers book. Morning, October 29 “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, etc.” Matthew 6:9 This prayer begins where all true prayer must commence, with the spirit of adoption, “Our Father.” There is no acceptable prayer … Continue reading Spurgeon on Matthew 6:9

40 Pocket Prayers: Matthew 6

Max Lucado and his 40 prayers Max Lucado was born January 11, 1955 in Texas. From his biography, I think he was raised Pentecostal and his family was Spanish-Mexican but he never tells you that, a major reason I do not care for him -- he hides too much in sanctimony. Nonetheless, I know I … Continue reading 40 Pocket Prayers: Matthew 6

Proclamation Bible and Fear

ChristianBook.com had a sale on Bibles for Christmas so I got a few. I did not really get to view them all because I fell in love with one -- the Proclamation Bible. It surprises me because it is an NIV variant ala the UK. I think the Brits did a better job with the … Continue reading Proclamation Bible and Fear

Bannon and the Vatican

According to the invitation, printed in Italian, on the letterhead of an arcane association called Lettera22, the topic of Steve Bannon’s European speech would be “Gli algoritmi dell’Informazione”—the algorithms of information. Bannon, formerly of Breitbart and the Donald Trump campaign, had called the European Parliament elections scheduled for the end of May “one of the … Continue reading Bannon and the Vatican

The Highwaymen on Netflix and Frank Hamer

The early years of the 20th century were a time of transition in the Southwest. This was especially true for law enforcement. Men who had started their careers riding horseback in pursuit of rustlers and bandits soon were called upon to deal with fast cars, Tommy guns and gangsters. Some of the lawmen couldn’t make … Continue reading The Highwaymen on Netflix and Frank Hamer

The Survival of the Jews in France, 1940-44’Living Under Occupation

ByRonald C. RosbottomApril 9, 2019 7:05 p.m. ET ‘In some countries, the French have the reputation of being anti-Semitic,” Jacques Semelin writes in “The Survival of the Jews in France, 1940-44.” It is the goal of his careful study to show that France as a nation deserves more credit for helping save the majority of … Continue reading The Survival of the Jews in France, 1940-44’Living Under Occupation

Toasting Kleopatra

Drink Your Vinegar from the Farmer’s Almanac Drinking vinegars — also called shrub syrups – have been around for centuries. In the ancient Middle East shrub syrups (called sharāb) were created as a means to purify water through the addition of vinegar. Vinegar is the base for all shrub syrups. Any vinegar containing at least … Continue reading Toasting Kleopatra

Prayer first from St. John Maximovitch

The power of God is most effective when the person asking for his help, acknowledges his own inadequacy, his personal weakness and realization that his sinful nature makes him proud and unyielding.  It is this knowledge that is the cornerstones of Christian humility and the fundamental virtue of a believer.