Tag Archives: Discernment

Thought For the Day: Life Can Be Lumpy

“If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you’ve got a problem. Everything else is an inconvenience. Life is inconvenient. Life is lumpy. A lump in the oatmeal, a lump … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Kind of Behavior That Once Brought Shame Now Brings 15 Minutes of Fame

“The kind of behavior that once brought shame and disgrace now brings a book, movie, or a television contract.” – Anonymous          

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From the Beginning

Based on John 1:1-3 and 13 From The Beginning by Michael Romani Within God is all that was created All the things, we have long celebrated All of this, He has created with grace Nowhere can we turn not seeing His … Continue reading

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Path of Opportunity

John 12:12-16 Path of Opportunity by Michael Romani Meandering on down the narrow road Doing things now as I’ve been told All of this, my path of opportunity Taken as it is revealed to me Riding in on a triumphant … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: To Understand Is Not To Condone

“Understanding a person does not mean condoning; it only means that one does not accuse him as if one were God or a judge placed above him.” – Erich Fromm, psychoanalyst and author (23 Mar 1900-1980)    

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First Principles: The Aim of Constitutions Is To Obtain Leaders Who Pursue the Common Good of Society

“The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society.” – James Madison (1788)     … Continue reading

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First Principles: Man Without Reason Is Like A Ship Without A Rudder

“Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind.” — Thomas Jefferson (1822)        

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First Principles: An Honest Man Is Worth More To Society Than Crowned Criminals

“Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived.” – Thomas Paine, in Common Sense (1776)        

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Misery Of Man Without God – Pascal

Pascal began writing Thoughts on November 23, 1654   We have previously discussed Pascal and his Pensee or Thoughts in defense of Christianity on prior posts.    This particular portion of his writing has been characterized as the misery of man without God.  … Continue reading

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First Principles: Too Much Discretionary Power Is Unwise

“We repose an unwise confidence in any government, or in any men, when we invest them officially with too much, or an unnecessary quantity of, discretionary power.” –Thomas Paine, Serious Address to the People of Philadelphia, 1778 The complete text … Continue reading

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