Entries by Patty Redding

SOBER UP

When we hear the words, “sober up” most of us think of someone who is drunk from alcohol that needs to get out of their drunken stupor and regain their proper senses. We’ve all seen folks who are drunk and do stupid things. As I think of that and reflect upon the stupid and senseless […]

HOW TO SPOT A FOOL – PART TWO

In our last article we dealt with the stark fact that, although most of us do foolish things, there are people who are, by their own nature fools themselves. Those who are fools often cause great damage to those who associate with them and to society as a whole. Does God love them? Certainly. How […]

YES, VIRGINIA, THERE IS SUCH A THING AS A FOOL.

PART ONE The most published newspaper article in history comes from a letter that eight year old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote to newsman Francis Pharcellus Church in the year 1897. She wrote to inquire whether or not there was a real Santa Claus. Mr. Church answered that question in an unsigned article published on 9/21/1897 in […]

IRMA and CHRISTIAN RESPONSIBILITY

As I write to you today, it is Friday morning September 8, 2017. The national weather reports are indicating that the states of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina are soon to be hit with the largest, fiercest hurricane in recorded history. The storm is named Irma. Hurricane Irma is scheduled to come ashore in Florida […]

HURRICANE HARVEY – WHAT CAN WE DO?

When tragedy strikes, like hurricane Harvey’s coming ashore this past week in southeast Texas, we are all tempted to ask “why?” God is all powerful and yet why do these tragedies persist? We reason that Almighty God could prevent every disaster with the slightest of ease – so why does He let them go on? […]

THE SLIPPERY SLOPE

“The first battlefield is the rewriting of history. Take away the heritage of a people and they are easily destroyed.” Karl Marx, author of The Communist Manifesto  Most Americans are aware of the fiery violence that occurred in Charlottesville over the destruction of a Confederate Statue and the foolishness that has followed it. President Trump […]

Breaking Free From Mediocrity

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord…” Colossians 3:23 Mediocrity is the easiest road leading to a dead end life. It is the acceptance and the “quo” of the status quo. It is a state of being that is void of passion, persistence and power. It’s being […]

AND YOUR GENDER IS?

The French philosopher Descartes came up with what has been widely accepted as the foundation of knowledge in modern times. It is commonly called the cogito or the “I think therefore I am” theory. In the simplest terms it means we know we are alive because we still have a working brain that is able to […]