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Showing posts from November, 2013

T.J. Mann

When we went to bed on Tuesday, November 26, th our main concern was Reagan being discharged from the Children’s Hospital in Greenville. On Monday she had her ureters re-implanted into her bladder, and our prayer was that we could all be home by Thanksgiving. Early Wednesday morning Alicia left the Greenville hospital and went to Spartanburg Regional to see her doctors at the Maternal/Fetal Medicine office. I stayed with Reagan, and her doctor came in and said he would like her to stay one more night. I crawled in the bed with Reagan and turned on the new Sophia the First movie, and when I looked out the window a heavy snow had begun to fall. “It’s going to be a good day,” I thought. Reagan was feeling better and we had nothing to do but relax and enjoy the snow. It’s snowing. That was the text message I sent to Alicia. I began to record the snow falling on my phone as I awaited her response. The response I received was not at all what I expected. I

Blessed to be a Blessing

Over the years I have been able to partner with pro-life organizations to help spread the message that life in the womb is precious, and I have also been able to work in assisting mothers who choose to keep their babies. But one area of concern for me has been ministering to those who chose abortion. Aside from one chapter in Asleep in Heaven’s Nursery, I haven’t done much to help those who are hurting and haunted from a past choice. Last week I had the opportunity to invest in a Christian based post-abortion recovery group so I jumped at the chance. The lady leading the group needed $60 to buy materials, which, because of book sales, I was able to cover. Fewer than 24 hours after I wrote the check, I was handed another check. This check was a $70 donation to the ministry. I was amazed at how quickly God gave a return on the investment! This event served as a reminder that when we give, it will be given back to us, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and run

Cornelia "Nina" Pillard

The Senate will vote this week on President Obama’s appointment to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Members of the pro-life community have labeled this nominee “the most liberal judicial appointment ever.” Ms. Pillard is staunchly pro-abortion and anti-abstinence education, and she is close to receiving a lifetime job on the second most powerful bench in the world. Here are some of her more radical comments: Nina Pillard seems to hate the idea of pregnancy itself, as she has suggested that pregnancy can make women “a class of presumptive breeders rather than reliable breadwinners and citizens.” She said that people who are “anti-choice” (pro-life) are guilty of “sex discrimination.” She maintains that abortion should be legal because the Constitution “declares our liberty to protect our own life and health.” That is a horrible understanding of the Constitution, which is why she does not need the power to interpret the Constitution as a judge. That document never grant

Secrets of Dynamic Communication

Ken Davis is a best-selling author and speaker, and in his new book he shares some of the tips that have made him one of the nation’s best at giving talks. Davis developed the SCORRE method, which he teaches at his conferences. This method is unfolded throughout the pages of Secrets of Dynamic Communication , and the author gives the reader the confidence to “prepare with focus, deliver with clarity, and speak with power.” If you desire to improve upon your public speaking skills, then this book is a must read. I put the SCORRE method into use when writing a recent sermon, and I was amazed at how Davis’ pointers added to the message. Ken Davis is naturally funny, and he is able to do what I often say is very difficult, and that is making humor work through the written word. Davis admits that much of humor depends upon timing, facial expressions, gestures, and voice inflection, but this book is funny without any of those elements. Davis teaches the reader how to use humo