Thursday, September 29, 2011


Belshazzar would have certainly heard about his grandfather going mad and afterwords finally turning to God. Yet, Belshazzar did the thing that was so wicked it caused the kingdom to fall.

Each arrogant person, including world leaders, celebrities and business tycoons, will one day commit the act in their lives that will push God over the edge, so to speak. When that act has happened, God will say "That's it" and, just like Belshazzar, their lives will be over.

Better to learn from Nebuchadnezzar, you world leaders, famous people and rich businessmen, along with everybody else.

Humble yourselves before God humbles you. It's a far more pleasant experience to humble yourself before God than to be humbled by God.

LUKE 8 16-9 50

Luke 8 37: "then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes besought Him to depart from them for they were taken with great fear and He went up into the ship and returned back again"

I think at least one of the reasons the Gadarenes were afraid of Jesus was because if the destruction of those pigs was what resulted from delivering that one man, what other disruptions might there be in their personal lives if the Gadarenes chose to follow Him?

Luke 8 43: You really get the impression that all those physicians were stringing the lady along for her money. Do you think doctors do this today?

Luke 9 5: Too many Christians these days make the mistake of trying to witness to individuals long after these people have stopped being interested in hearing about the Gospel from them. If they reject you, move on; you're probably needed someplace else.

Luke 9 33: What Peter was supposed to get from the transfiguration was that Jesus didn't need a tabernacle made with hands.

Friday, September 23, 2011


Craig Horton, beloved father, Centre Hastings fire chief and owner of Craig's Car Clinic, passed away last Saturday at the age of 67.

One thing I picked up from Dad was his work ethic. He taught that if something's worth doing, it's worth doing well. Whatever you do, do it diligently.

Dad didn't really have any vices. He wasn't an alcoholic, he didn't do drugs, he didn't smoke cigarettes, he didn't like to gamble, and he didn't look at Playboy.

The national divorce rate is about 35 percent. The divorce rate among parents of children with disabilities is near 90 percent. This fact alone stands Dad in excellent stead.

One thing I'll always remember about Dad was his relationship with our cats. For years, Dad said he hated them. Yet, he always talked to them, petted them and commented on their different personalities and what they were doing. He especially became good friends with our most recent feline acquesition.