Sunday, November 09, 2008

Micah 7:7-9

7 Therefore I will look unto the LORD;
   I will wait for the God of my salvation:
   my God will hear me.

8 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy:
   when I fall, I shall arise;
   when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.

9 I will bear the indignation of the LORD,
   because I have sinned against him,
   until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me:
   he will bring me forth to the light,
   and I shall behold his righteousness.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Melvin Earl Duke

My friend, Mel Duke, died on October 14, 2008, at the age of 75. Mel and and his wife, Mary Lou, are both very special to me. Mel spent countless hours discipling me when I was a young Christian, in 1959 and 1960, and I have never forgotten. We visited several times since then: in Wyoming, at Glen Eyrie (The Navigators headquarters in Colorado), in Riverside, and once at our home in Dallas.

Mel and Mary Lou served the Lord with The Navigators for over 40 years. They spent many years in Russia and Estonia, and just returned to America this year.

Last year I found his blog, and we traded several emails. A memorial web site has been established at Melvin Duke.

I will greatly miss him, as I am sure many will. But he is home now, with his Lord!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Good Books in Amharic

Brad and Betty Lapsley spent 10 years in Ethiopia as missionaries. They have collected lot of good books, including the whole Bible, written in Amharic (the language of Ethiopia), and they are freely available on their web site:

Good Amharic Books

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fireproof -- the movie

Well, Becky and I did go to see this movie. And we loved it! It is very well done, and has a terrific message. Do your marriage a favor. I dare you to go see it.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Do you need more cowbells?

This is just for fun: you can go to the website and upload any mp3, and add all the cowbells you want. I uploaded a recording I made many years ago, of my daughter and me singing.

 Make your own at 

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Win Ben Stein's monkey - by Chuck Norris

"Why can't creationism or ID be taught in public schools? Naturalists answer by saying that ID is not science. Rather than debate classifications, however, I would further ask: Why can't variant theories of the origins of life be presented even outside science classes? Isn't education based upon presenting a wide array of knowledge and opinions?"

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Scots-Irish Patriots and the Holy Scriptures

I received the follow inspiring email from my friend Mike Casey:

To the Casey Clan, et al,

In his great book, Born Fighting, author James WEBB omitted from his list of great Scots-Irish Americans, a man who is perhaps not as famous as some of the others but is still deserving of our respect and admiration today.

James McHENRY, a Protestant by faith and ancestry, was born at Ballymena, Ulster, Ireland on 16 Nov 1753. He was educated in Dublin, and immigrated to Philadelphia in 1771.

McHENRY was one of three physicians (with Hugh WILLIAMSON and James McCLURG) involved in crafting the constitution.  A delegate from Maryland, he was a signer of this most important American document, and was an outstanding early American statesman. He served under George WASHINGTON and John ADAMS as the third Secretary of War. He is also the namesake of Fort McHenry - the subject of the 1812 poem by Francis Scott KEY, which later became our national anthem.

At 62, McHENRY died on 3 May 1816, and is buried in the Westminister Burying Ground (est. 1802) in Baltimore, MD. Other great Americans are buried here; among them, one Philip Barton KEY (1818-1859), the son of Francis Scott KEY.

In an 1813 letter, as president of the Bible Society of Baltimore, McHENRY wrote:
"Public utility pleads most forcibly for the general distribution of the Holy Scriptures. The doctrine they preach, the obligations they impose, the punishment they threaten, the rewards they promise, the stamp and image of divinity they bear, which produces a conviction of their truths, can alone secure to society, order and peace, and to our courts of justice and constitutions of government, purity, stability and usefulness. In vain, without the Bible, we increase penal laws and draw entrenchments around our institutions. Bibles are strong entrenchments. Where they abound, men cannot pursue wicked courses, and at the same time enjoy quiet consciences."

Mr. McHENRY's quote is one one of many such early American quotations expressing faith in God and the importance of the Christian religion in the lives of early Americans.

And the liberal minority continues to have us believe that God has no place in a government founded on religious principles. Shame on them!

It's not freedom from religion, but the freedom of religion that keeps this country great. When we turn our backs on Him, it will only be a matter of time until He does the same to us.

As a most important election looms nearer, please keep America in your prayers!

Casey Family Association., Inc.
27 Feb 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

God is my Rock!

Psalm 62:5-8

5 My soul, wait thou only upon God;
    for my expectation is from him.

6 He only is my rock and my salvation:
    he is my defence; I shall not be moved.

7 In God is my salvation and my glory:
    the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

8 Trust in him at all times;
    ye people, pour out your heart before him:
    God is a refuge for us. Selah.