"On one hand, you get the sense that he was droning on, he was speaking in a way I found incredibly dull. Almost disinterested. And you get the feeling of a sinking, contracting presidency. The one time he got sort of energetic is when he went into attack mode. I think his main argument -- it's rather odd," Charles Krauthammer said on Obama's press conference on Thursday.
For those of you with a lot of time on your hands, here's a copy of the 647-page "American Recovery 5 and Reinvestment Act of 2009" the House is scheduled to vote on tonight. The spending and tax relief… Continue
Charles Krauthammer on Friday marvelously demonstrated just how in the pockets of Barack Obama America's news media are.
After claiming on PBS's "Inside Washington" that we now have a "completely compliant, pliant, supine press accepting every leak out of the White House," he silenced the entire panel by asking them to name one specific cut to entitlements the President has…Continue
Let's talk about some positive input on the correct mentality of a servant. Is it possible to think so much like Christ that our minds operate on a different plane than others around us? Not only is it possible---it's essential!
The familiar words of Paul in Romans 12:1--2 need to be reviewed.
President Obama is demanding a big long-term budget deal. He won't sign anything less, he warns, asking, "If not now, when?"
How about last December, when he ignored his own debt commission's recommendations? How about February, when he presented a budget that increases debt by $10 trillion over the next decade? How about April, when he sought a debt-ceiling increase with zero debt reduction…Continue
When a teacher gives an assignment, good students take it seriously. They do what’s required, give their best effort, and complete the work in a timely manner.
Before ascending to heaven, Jesus gave us a commandment—an assignment, really—but too many Christians are half-hearted about completing the task. Christ told His followers to share the good news about salvation and make disciples of all nations. Some believers do…
Over the past few days, we have examined Jesus's words to us when we have offended someone. Tough steps . . . yet essential. But what about when someone offends us? The apostle Peter asked Jesus a similar question: Then Peter came and said to Him, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?" (Matthew 18:21)
Good, relevant question. What's the limit we should place on…
There are many types of touch—such as the encouraging pat on the back, the comforting hug, and a parent’s loving squeeze. Each conveys something unique and can communicate powerfully.
No matter what the situation was, Jesus knew just how to touch people—sometimes with His hand but always with His heart. Consider how lives were affected by coming in contact with Him. For instance, in today’s reading, Jesus called the children…Continue
He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted. ---Isaiah 53:3-4
Lord, words of hope from others can fall flat if things aren't…Continue
January 18, 2011 by Charles R. Swindoll Matthew 6:3; 2 Corinthians 8:1-5
When Paul made his way through Europe, specifically the region of ancient Macedonia, he announced to the churches in that area the financial need of the church in Jerusalem. What adds to the significance of the whole episode is that Macedonia was already an economically depressed area. Macedonia was to Paul a lot like India might be to the U.S. It would be like encouraging the poorest people of… Continue
November 20, 2010 by Charles R. Swindoll 1 Corinthians 10:11-13
One year a large section of a tree fell not far from where we had lived for over twenty-two years. Within minutes several of us had gathered to grieve the loss. As I stood there staring in disbelief, the thought struck me, This happened only minutes ago . . . but it's been in the process of happening for a long, long time. No tree just suddenly breaks apart. Once we were able to see beneath…