Per Fidem Intrepidus means "Fearless Through Faith". My courage isn't my own, it comes from the Holy Spirit, it's my faith in God and my personal savior Christ Jesus that calms my fears and allows me to move forward in this fallen world. Personally I'm afraid of a lot of stuff, but having the faith that Jesus adopted me as his little, sin filled, brother keeps me going.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Random Bits

"I walk through this sinful world as a 
pilgrim in a foreign country" - CH Spurgeon
That's not spring in the air, that's SNOW. My daughter and her husband woke up to 7" on their lawn this morning and of course daughter #2 called to let us know of such a travesty. We live much farther away from the mountains than they do (by 1 mile) and received signifigantly less snow (2 inches less) but my reaction was more sedate. Actually I like snow and especially so on a Friday morning - it's a lot easier to haul the trash to the curb when you can slide is across a dusting of snow.

To many people snow is something to be dread, to others it's a recreational opportunity. To an arid area like Colorado it's life saving moisture, our civic water system is fed mostly from snow melt in the mountains, and out on the prairie a good snowfall can make or break a growing season for hundreds of farms and ranches. We've been getting a lot of economic (and weed) immigrants into Colorado, mostly from California and Texas. To them snow is a life threatening monster because they've never dealt with it before. Being from Buffalo snow is a blessing to me, and it took me a long time to figure out why - starting with how awesome it is that snow and ice floats. (Could you imagine what the world would be like if it sank?) but then, isn't everything from God a blessing?

Top 10 reasons why Christianity is far superior to any other religion

Pray for the poor souls of Scottsdale, Arizona

Growing number of US Corporations are encouraging pagan rituals among their employees (Personally I've found that among us engineers our day improves when instead of mediating we spend some time inspecting our eyelids for light leaks. These are NOT naps, and the snoring is unrelated)

You know the election is getting bad when the choice comes down to "the least heathen of the two."

Concerned about violence in politics? “Pope Francis’s” infallible “punch-them-in-the-nose” gives moral license to both Trump, violent protesters.

Billy Graham's grandson Tullian Tchividjian has been fired from a Florida church over ‘previously undisclosed failures’

"Whenever 5000 or more gather, Greg Laurie will be there" The Gathering seems to be some sort of Shepherds/Wolves invitational, and of course Greg Laurie will be there.

Pop quiz: Does the acronym SBC mean “Slowly Becoming Catholic” or does it mean “Surely Becoming Charismatic?” Whichever result wins, it wins at the disregard of Scripture.

Religion of Peace Update #1 - ISIS has burned hundreds of Christian books in the city of Mosul, northern Iraq, under the pretext they are “books of infidels” Fahrenheit 451 anyone?

Religion of Peace Update #2 - Two Thirds of Christians have been driven out of Syria

Religion of Peace Update #3 - A Kurdish woman living in Germany was publically executed for refusing to marry her cousin

According to Gatestone Institute, US policy made 2015 "worst year in modern history for Christian persecution,"

Pay-per-pray website shut down, ordered to pay back $7,700,000.00

The US House of Representatives has unanimously approved a non-binding resolution to label the slaughter of Christians by Muslims in the middle east as "Genocide" in order to pressure the US State department into action.

Donald Trump = King David? Seriously?

Congratulations South Dakota for becoming the latest state banning late term abortions! The law bans the practice after 19 weeks, and in a show of  utter snit Planned Parenthood whined "this bill could do tremendous harm to the women who are the most vulnerable in the state of South Dakota" completely ignoring the fact that Planned Parenthood in South Dakota refuses to perform abortions after 14 weeks. Way to go PP, don't think, just react.

American pastor Saeed Abidini is refusing marriage counseling for the abuse he inflicted on his wife Naghmeh


  1. What a sad state of affairs for the Church and the Nation.

  2. Doug, thank you! This was quite an education.
    Lord bless you,

  3. Doug,
    Thanks for "Top 10 reasons why Christianity is far superior to any other religion". Yes!