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If I Were the Devil...

If I were the prince of darkness, I would want to engulf the whole world in darkness.

I'd have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree — thee.

So, I would set about however necessary to take over the United States.

I'd subvert the churches first, and I would begin with a campaign of whispers.

With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: "Do as you please."

To the young, I would whisper that the Bible is a myth. I would convince the children that man created God instead of the other way around. I'd confide that what's bad is good and what's good is square.

And the old, I would teach to pray after me, "Our Father, which are in Washington ..."

Then, I'd get organized, I'd educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull and uninteresting.

I'd pe…

Men Wondered At

Yep, you’re on display and under the microscope…like it or not. In the spirit realm your inner Friend is being detected and the spirit of the world wants to investigate, and perhaps cross swords:

What makes this guy tick? In so many ways apparently, he does not run with us.
Is he a fanatic and into some cult?
Is he really happy or is this just a dutiful put-on?
Will he end up losing out big time?
He seems to have peace and control. How’s that?
I know that I can find the crack in this thing somewhere.
Can’t seem to get him upset. That’s just not natural.
He seems to speak about the future and eternal things. I can’t get past this Thursday?
For me Jesus has just been another cuss word.
The list of challenges and puzzlements goes on. In his First Letter the Apostle Peter tells us to be ready to give an answer to the man who asks the reason for our hope.

Hear what the prophet Zechariah said in the 3rd chapter:

7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt …

Hiya Mister

I was lingering over a coffee at a MacDonalds while my wife went ahead for some groceries in the mall. Two tables over a young Father was enjoying a snack with his 4 year-old boy.

On the other side of the room was a one-year old with his longish hair neatly parted. I made a comment about how the little guy looked like a businessman in miniature. His Mom smiled. The 4 year-old piped up "I just got a haircut, Mister." He was all cow-licks and pointy fly-aways. His Dad jokingly said "Can't do anything like that with my Little Guy".

The conversation had begun. Little Guy showed me all his new toys from the restaurant. Lots of direct eye contact, confidence and simple courtesy.

An Oriental woman with her Little Guy took up another table. He also had his toy. Child number one piped up to Child number two "Will you be my friend?" Answer: "yeah OK".

Just that simple with well-adjusted children. The Oriental Mother was enjoying this.

For me the whol…