If you must take a stand for God, you must expect persecution to come. You cannot stand on the truth of God’s Word and all around you accept it peacefully, unless you are doing so in a “Christian ghetto” and even there pure aletheia truth is not always welcomed. And yet we do not have a choice of where we will stand for God; we can only choose to obey or disobey. David understood this calling very clearly.
“I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness in the great assembly; indeed, I do not restrain my lips, O Lord, You Yourself know. I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great assembly.” (Psalm 40:9-10)
Continue reading “A Bad Conscience In The Presence Of Truth”
What would you say if I told you there was competition among some pastors? I hope you wouldn’t be surprised because pastors are human too after all. The petty jealousies and rivalries are just as capable of entering the field of ministry as it is in any vocation. It is just less tolerated by the public. And the bellyachings and bickerings that go on dishonor God and His Son Jesus.
The 1st Century Church faced some of this in that initially Paul’s ministry to the Gentiles was not well received by many Jewish believers. Even many of the early church leaders were not pleased with Paul preaching to the Gentiles. He writes to the Galatian Church about defending his ministry:
Continue reading “The Encouragement Of Stewardship”
Karen and I received wonderful emails and phone calls yesterday from people around the country letting us know that they were thinking of and praying for our families on Memorial Day. We don’t do Memorial Day services; that’s one hurdle we haven’t jumped over. I’m not able to go to those events. Something keeps me away. I truly do want to pay respects to our fallen heroes, but it’s just too personal for me.
Continue reading “Your Today Is My Everyday”
Today is the 150th Anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. It is considered our first modern war; it was by far America’s most costly. The thing that always amazes me, so eloquently and poignantly illustrated in Ken Burn’s “Civil War”, is the courage under fire of the men facing sure carnage.
Continue reading “For They Are Stronger Than We Are”
The Drudge Report’s top headline in red reads: “Major Tsunami Damage Japan; 8.9 Mag Quake.” There is a picture in the top left corner of the tsunami’s waters flowing through Japan. The sub-headline read, “5th Largest Quake Recorded Since 1900…” “Fires, landslides…” “Cars, ships, buildings swept away…” “4 million without electricity in Tokyo…” “Nuclear plants shut down…” “LATEST IN SWARM…” “33FT WAVE…” “US widens warning to most of Pacific..”
Continue reading “The Signs Of The Times”
Over the past 3½ years since losing Eddie, one of the blessings of my life is the friends I have made. In God’s Providence and through Eddie’s article, I was able to meet and become close friends with Mark Levin. And through Mark’s radio show and my occasional appearances there, many of his listeners have befriended me. One of those friends is Michael Prell.
Continue reading “Understanding Underdogma”
Sixty-nine years ago today the Japanese launched, what was believed to be impossible, a surprise attack on the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The death and destruction in just two wave attacks was devastating: 4 battleships sunk and 4 battleships damaged including 1 run aground; 2 destroyers sunk and 1 damaged; 3 cruisers damaged; 1 other ship sunk and three others damaged; 188 aircraft destroyed and 155 damaged; 2,402 military killed and 1,247 wounded; 57 civilians killed and 35 wounded.
Continue reading “Fathers Bury Their Sons”
Did the National Review Online actually endorse John McCain over J.D. Heyworth?
Here’s Mark Levin’s take on the whole subject from his Facebook page:
Continue reading “NRO – Not Really Observant”
(Hat tip to Fran Allen for this video)
Take a close look into this man’s eyes…
He does not believe in democracy.
Continue reading “I Don’t Believe In Democracy”
Merle Miller wrote a biography about Harry Truman titled “Plain Speaking” and in it Harry’s direct and politically incorrect statements are highlighted.
Continue reading “Plain Speaking”
I was on Mark Levin’s radio show last night and I made some pretty strong statements.
Please listen to the link below and then I’ll discuss it afterwards.
(It may take a couple of minutes to download)
Continue reading “Yes, I Called Them “Traitors””
It was three years ago today that my late son Sergeant Eddie Jeffers had his letter to me published by Frank Salvato at the New Media Journal.
Continue reading “Flashback: Hope Rides Alone”
I know many are concentrating on Haiti right now and I was slow in posting this to my blog, but we have some military families in need. Please read the press release below from The TACP Association and consider giving any amount to this worthy cause. Thank you.
Continue reading “A Worthy Cause”
As a retired soldier, an amateur military historian, conservative pundit, and most importantly a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, I am always fascinated with the lives of Christian warriors who answer the call of duty to serve their nation in the military. My beautiful son was just such a man. Like Eddie, I love to bring to light the lives of great Christian soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and coast guardsmen.
Beginning with Revolutionary War General George Washington and his most dependable general Nathanael Greene, to numerous Civil War generals , on through to George S. Patton, to name just a few; many Christian men have risen to the rank of general.
Continue reading “A Rare Breed”
How can anyone predict future peace for any man? It depends on the meaning of peace, to borrow a phrase from a moral relativist.
Continue reading “The Future Of That Man Is Peace”
Senator Kent Conrad made a very disparaging remark to Americans who are against KSM being tried in New York City.
Continue reading “Sorry, I’m Staying”
Folks, if you remember the coverage of the Fort Hood shootings, you saw a media, including FOXNews with Shepard Smith primarily, refusing to call the attack was it was.
Well there is a new media outlet that some of you are very familiar with because my late son Eddie’s articles were published there as have many of mine.
Continue reading “Confronting The Spin On The Fort Hood Massacre”
Long before my son Sergeant Eddie Jeffers ever wrote his now famous “Hope Rides Alone”; long before he breathed his last breath on that Iraqi desert floor and was welcomed into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; he was my hero.
He was my hero because the day before he left for his first tour in Iraq I asked him if he was sure of what he was about to do and he looked at me with an intensity and masculinity I did not recognize in my son and he told me, “Dad, this is my generation’s fight.”
Continue reading “Here’s To The Heroes”
That’s what I said on September 12, 2001. I feared that the outpouring of patriotism and national unity would only be temporary and that 9/11 would be just another patriotic event. I fear I was right for the most part.
Continue reading “Just Another Patriotic Event”