New Leadership in GOP Legislative District Four

Well, it is official: last night Legislative District 4 of the Kootenai County GOP elected a democrat (RINO) for chairman. Nominated and promoted by Rick Currie, former commissioner and one of the most liberal members of the party. Congratulate Tom Cronin but don’t expect him to be at the forefront . . .

Looking for Miracles and Finding God’s Promise

The other day, I prayed for a miracle as I felt within myself a sense of desperation and I wanted confirmation God cared about my plight. By end of the day, nothing had happened and nothing had changed.
Despair was overwhelming me and I wrestled with God. He reminded me . . .

How Often We Pray with Limited Vision

In the Book of John, the first few verses of chapter six, the Apostle John described the prelude to the feeding of the five thousand. He explained Jesus had eluded the crowds and was resting with His disciples. However, the crowds discovered where He was and were heading toward Him. . . .

Three Quick Rules for Writing Effective Resolutions

Resolutions can become somewhat controversial within a local political party. It does not have to be the subject matter, any more than it may be the maker, to create the controversy. This is so, because resolutions are quickly perceived to be personal matters among rival groups and a resolution gives . . .

Not Only For King James Only Friends

Reprint from 2001: Somehow the original disappeared from this site, so we are correcting the matter with this update, skipping the first page and one-half and keeping the essential text.
Paul warns in the fourteenth chapter of Romans, not to strive in disputable matters. His purpose herein is not to discourage . . .

There Cannot Be Unity in the GOP

A week and a half ago, I was sitting in a room of concerned precinct officers, planning for the local party election the following evening. The current chairman of our central committee explained to us he had made some mistakes but his goal for the second term would be to . . .

Born Again by the Spirit or Freewill

This section is excerpted from StudyOfJohn.com: Last week, we posted the excerpt of the whole chapter three. Today, we have shortened this to just the study of John 3:16. By doing this, we have reduced the post from 6900 words to 1300 and still retained our main arguments. What we . . .

Lying Liar Lies Claiming Opponent Is Lying

Kootenai County Primary Elections 20 May 2014 were generally a sweep of true conservatives ousting moderate and reasonable GOP candidates. The lone survivor was Luke Malek, the engine behind Butch Otter’s campaign to inflict Obamacare upon the freedom loving people of Idaho.
When raising my kids, I often warned them . . .

Kootenai County GOP Candidates for May Primary

How We Have Such Short Memories
LUKE MALEK = OBAMACARE
TOBY SCHINDELBECK = CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP
Luke Malek was the ringleader for bringing the health exchange (OBAMACARE) to Idaho. For doing so, he was awarded a 100K/year job consulting with the medical profession, helping them navigate the Obamacare regulations. The rest of his term, . . .

Christ Has Conquered Death, O Come Emmanuel

Add this to your celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

One of the greatest songs in the world. Performed by Enya, this is a beautiful rendition of what many people think is just a Christmas song. O Come, O Come Emmanuel is much more than a Christmas song because it . . .

This Song Reminds Me of My Dad

 
One of the most beautiful songs in the world. It is an amazing song speaking of God’s boundless love toward those who are His. I enjoy this version performed by Mercy Me. I think this song is one of my dad’s favorites, also. He has a beautiful tenor voice and . . .

Believe and Be Saved – What is Believing?

Jesus said, “You do not have His word abiding in you, for you do not believe the One whom He has sent.” [Joh 5:38]. Without Christ, you cannot know the true God nor can you believe in Him. Many religions claim a faith in God but deny Christ or make . . .

Is This Christian? Hallelujah, by Leonard Cohen

The melody of the song, Hallelujah, by Leonard Cohen is beautiful but it has some sadness. Though the original lyrics are not Biblical, many professing Christians have adopted the Leonard Cohen song and claimed it for Christ or tried to Christianize it.
The truth is, Leonard professes disdain for God . . .

Understanding For God So Loved the World

Here is a good synopsis of the first 21 verses of John chapter 3:
Christ was visited by a man named Nicodemus, a teacher and a ruler of the Jews. The man was looking for affirmation of his faith and more evidence Christ had come from God. Jesus told him he . . .

Ecclesiastes – Vanity of Life, Glory to God

If you have ever struggled with the meaning of the Book of Ecclesiastes, this article might help you sort it out. In speaking to the vanity of life, Solomon has a method and a means to bring you to understand why God created you and what is your Best Practice . . .

Doing All Things Through Christ for Christ

As I write this, I am confronted with my own life changing lesson: It has been seven years since the fall from the roof and the shattered pelvis. The date was 31 Jan 2007. Since that day, all the prosperity I possessed has been devoured and I seem to be . . .

Wisdom for the New Year – Forcefully Advancing

This is from the archives, originally published in 1997:
Who is responsible to stand for the Word of God in a culture that has lost its moral compass? God wants to know who is willing: “Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for me . . .

Marriage Is Not For Me – Really, Christian?

It is very easy to get caught up with fine sounding memes or articles when they come around at first thought – if we forget to give them a second thought. It seems the more viral they are, the more excited we become to claim them without giving them any . . .

What Is the Real Purpose of Marriage?

[Excerpt from http://studyOfJohn.com/ regarding Jesus turning the water into wine at the wedding in Cana]
Many commentaries note how conducting His first appearance and first miracle at a wedding are nothing short of His endorsement of marriage. The Jamieson, Fausset and Brown commentary, as one of four points, described how . . .

How Are Worldly Memes Working For You

His sheep follow Him for they know His voice. A stranger they will not follow for they do not know his voice (Joh 10:4-5). What say you Christian – are you gaining wisdom from the world or from the Word of God?
When you take slogans, memes and quotes for advice . . .

God Is Not Willing Any Should Perish

Recently, a discussion came up among friends whether it is right to claim a deceased mutual friend is in heaven with Christ or not. Actually, I tried to bring up the discussion and my friends became upset or outraged with me. Our mutual friend recently passed away and maybe I . . .

Knowing the Truth Will Set You Free

It is often quoted, “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” People use this quote when they are disappointed with situations, events and when they see lies in high places. In this age where every man is truth to himself, most people do not understand . . .

2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Linda Montgomery Buell

Linda Montgomery Buell was a 1961 graduate from King’s Garden High School in Seattle, Washington. She later returned to teach. This account is quoted from King’s Garden Alumni Association – my comments follow:
Linda has served in Christian education at the secondary school and university levels for over thirty years, and . . .

Luke Malek’s Pride Will Be Idaho’s Downfall

ATTENTION IDAHO: If you do not contact your state representative immediately – OBAMACARE WILL BE LAW IN IDAHO – we will have a bill on the governor’s desk within a few weeks establishing a state health exchange. When this happens, expect a new bureaucracy to be formed, health care costs . . .

Freshman Lawmakers Make Grandstand For Status Quo

In a bold move, sixteen (16) freshman lawmakers in the Idaho house are pressing for the status quo – more big government. Gone are the days when newly elected idealogues stand boldly for cherished principle then slowly recede via compromise into the landscape. Now they grandstand for absolutely no principle . . .

Christians Have Lost the War on Pronouns

Reprint (modified) from an article written in 1996.
The Bible tells us God made man in His own image (Gen 1:27). In other words, God created man to reflect His image. So that man would not be alone, God created woman from the bone of man. Together, man and woman become . . .

Obama’s Plan to Disarm Law Abiding Citizens

Quote of the Day – by Allen West
There’s not a single directive the President announced today that would have prevented the tragedy at Sandy Hook. This is all about extending government control over the lives of law-abiding American citizens.
The administration is focused on “gun control,” but what about “spending control?” . . .

PCO Lessons From the Summer of 1992

In the summer of 1992, eight or nine Sheriff’s Deputies were sent to the Evergreen State Fair to clear out the Snohomish County Republicans’ booth. I got there just as it was happening. Before I tell you the rest of the story, I would like to give you a little . . .

Gaza Is Shelling Israel, Pray for Peace

Pray for peace in Jerusalem (Psa 122:6) and give God no rest on this matter (Isa 62:7). Shelling has resumed from Gaza. Though the world abandon Zion, Christ will surely come to reign. Until then, we must remember to pray for our Christian brothers and for Christ to come soon. . . .

Walking with Henry and the Confinement Conspiracy

“Some of these men are brilliant. I love talking to them; I am impressed with them and their ideas – they are brilliant men. But they put them here to shut them away.” Henry’s eyes began to tear up as he continued, talking low so as not to be overheard. . . .

Dilemma of DFO: The Seat of Mockers

At Hayden Bible Church, beware of DFO – David F. Oliveria. He is a professing Christian but he appears to have a hard time applying his Biblical beliefs to his public life. He teaches adult Sunday School at Hayden Bible Church and he writes a political column for the Spokesman . . .

Pragmatism Will Not Hold Our Constitutional Republic

The original title of this article is “Pragmatism is Not Compatible With Christian Principle.” This is a classic reprise reprinted from Tandem Vincitur, July 1997 and posted to this website in September 2008. It has been reprinted by others almost every election cycle and stolen by some. My policy is . . .

Loving God So Much But Not Saved

“Know that the Lord your God is God – the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love to those who love Him AND keep His commandments… and repays to their face those who hate Him by destroying them. He will repay him to his face.” [Deu 7:9-10]
Many Christians . . .

Sanders Announces Campaign Return to Supreme Court

Former Justice Richard B. Sanders of the Washington Supreme Court announced today his candidacy for the open seat left on the court by retiring Justice Tom Chambers. Justice Sanders served on the court between 1995 and 2011, having been narrowly defeated in 2010 with more than 49.6% of the vote.
I . . .

Reprint: Foundation for the New World Order

This is a blast from the past – stumbled onto it on the internet. It was reprinted from our April/May 1998 newsletter, Tandem Vincitur. It is still relevant today. Hope you find it useful.
I listened to Billy Graham on Larry King’s radio show. Larry asked the minister what he . . .

Town Hall Meeting and Conversations of Death

Last night, I attended a Town Hall meeting at the Hayden city council chambers. The meeting featured Steve Vick, our State Senator and Phil Hart and Vito Barbieri, our two State Representatives for District 3. There appeared to be two groups of people present: the first group was pro-life, constitutional, . . .

Fear of God vs Fear of Man

Psalm 25 tells us friendship with God belongs to those who fear Him. Fearing God vs fearing man, that is. See Psalms 118:8. On Facebook, many post claims about their feelings for God and their friendship with Him. But when the world defames God, they are scarce to defend Him . . .

The Meaning of Life: by TJ Kastning

This poem was written by TJ Kastning of Hayden, Idaho after much thought about the controversy surrounding the viral video, “I Hate Religion But Love Jesus.” I think this is an excellent poem that lays the responsibility for our bad lives squarely upon ourselves instead of transferring blame to the . . .

Regarding Viral Videos: Jesus Christ or Religion?

Regarding the video gone viral where the young man professes to hate religion but love Jesus:
Jesus did not come to abolish religion, as this young man claims. In fact, Jesus Christ said the dot will not be removed from the “i” nor the cross from the “t.” The Bible . . .

Been Seven Months Since Our Last Post

Yes, we do realize we have not posted in a while. Much has happened to take our time but we, Lord willing, will return and we intend to finish the Isaiah series. Thank you for your interest and keep the faith.
Here is a thought that might carry you through . . .

Isaiah 5:1-7 The Song of the Vineyard

These seven verses are a song. The song begins with the beloved singing to her lover and ends with her lover’s response. Israel is the beloved and God is the lover. This is the song God gave to Israel through Isaiah. It is doubtful they ever sang the song. I . . .

Isaiah 4:2-6 The Branch and the Catastrophe

“In that day the Branch of the LORD shall be beautiful and glorious.” [Isa 4:2 ESV] There are several other verses which refer to Christ as the Branch. Isaiah 11:1 mentions the Branch that shoots from the stump of Jesse. Jeremiah 23:5 and 33:15 say the Branch, coming from the . . .

My Prayer Closet – new book by cominus

My Prayer Closet will encourage you to live your life to the glory of God instead of focusing on building your kingdom here on earth. This pocket size reference is perfect for taking on-the-go; and the prayers are a great tool for daily recitals. The first sections are on prayer: . . .

Isaiah 3:1-4:1 God Removes Comfort and Honor

This passage continues with what Isaiah saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem (2:1). Several translations begin the third chapter of Isaiah with “behold.” The NIV says, “see now.” The imperative is that we look, see and understand – and repent. Isaiah was writing to warn Judah – but as you read . . .

Isaiah 2:6-22 The Day of the Lord

Isaiah has just given us a picture of what Christ’s millennial reign in Jerusalem will look like. Immediately, in the present passage, he contrasts that with a picture of God’s wrath, or the coming Day of the LORD. After describing the glory and justice of Christ’s reign, Isaiah ends the . . .

Isaiah 1:21 – 2:5 God’s Plan Will Overcome Opposition

Beginning in verse 21, it appears God is rehashing His case against Israel by restating her offenses. She was once faithful but now she has prostituted herself; in other words, she previously served God but now she is consumed in her pursuit of wealth and personal comfort – she has . . .

Isaiah 1:1-20 Rebellion to God Brings Catastrophe

Isaiah is contemporary with the prophets Hosea, Amos and Micah (Hos 1:1; Amo 1:1 and Mic 1:1). Both Isaiah and Micah describe their books as concerning a vision. Micah describes his vision in seven chapters and Isaiah describes his in sixty-six. Isaiah served the Lord during the reigns of . . .

Do Murdered Unborn Babies Go To Heaven?

This is a question that many wrestle with. Some Christians believe God chooses those who are saved and others believe they choose God. I am of the former and further believe those who are chosen were chosen before the creation of the world (Eph 1:4). Regardless, which view you take . . .

Justice Wiggins’ Opportunity To Make A Difference

In a letter to the editor (Bainbridge Island Review), published 14 January, entitled, “Justice Wiggins gets his opportunity to make a difference,” John Hays said this about his friend, Charlie Wiggins, the newest addition to the Washington State Supreme Court:
I’ve just returned from a ceremony . . . the swearing . . .

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