Take Two Chill Pills

Liberals relax! Republicans are helping you!

As Daniel Horowitz said in his recent article, “The real problem is that Republicans have already adopted all of the premises and messaging of the other side [liberals/democrats]. As Mark Levin said earlier this week, ‘Rather than confront the Left at the base of their arguments, Republican officials by and large live in fear of principles they proclaim at election time but reject at governing time‘” (emphasis mine).

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Some Health Care Clarity

I had a few short thoughts today about health care I’d like to share (which means it isn’t as refined as normal).

When the insurance companies are forced to cover preexisting conditions they are no longer insurance companies. Here’s why. This is like someone having their $100,000 house burn down and then getting fire insurance policy for $100 per month with an up front payout (it would take about 83 years to pay $100,000). The insurance company isn’t going to make that deal. Insurance covers what might happen in the future, not what has happened in the past.

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The Journey of 58 Books

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As the new year progresses, my hope is to inspire you to read more and love learning.

Why is learning important? In Fredrick Douglass’s first autobiography, he describes the process he went through when he realized how important reading and learning were. His master triggered this desire after he was told: “Learning will spoil the best nigger. Now… if you teach that nigger [speaking of Douglass] how to read, there would be no keeping him. It would forever unfit him to be a slave” (pg. 56). Douglass said, of this new revelation, “I now understood what had been to me a most perplexing difficulty—to wit, the white man’s power to enslave the black man. It was a grand achievement, and I prized it highly. From that moment, I understood the pathway from slavery to freedom” (pg. 56-7). This concept applies to people in general. If you don’t want to be a slave of any kind, learn. By learning you will see deception and lies which can enslave the mind. The best way to do this is to read.

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The Dark Side of Evil

Good vs Evil

Did you know there are two kinds of evil?

I’ve been studying Galatians to teach a class at church. My interests are such that I enjoy looking at the original language of the New Testament: Koine Greek, which means common Greek. Studying the Greek language brings depth to the English translation so I can get a better grasp of the original meaning. While studying, I’ve learned there are two words for evil. They are kakos (kak-os) and poneros (pon-ay-ros).

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Help Me Remember That Verse!

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Recently, I read a book on how to teach. Honestly, it wasn’t a terribly good book, but it did contain a shining nugget on Scripture memorization.

The author Dick Murray, was in a foxhole during World War II and took some time to recite to himself all the Scripture he knew. He was dismayed with how few verses he could remember, exclaiming: “That was my Bible! What is yours?” This got me to thinking, but what he said next about why memorization is so important was great:

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