Month: March 2010

Why Now?

Being a believer in Jesus has given me an amazingly comprehensive perspective of life and the world we live in. So many of the mysteries of our existence and our future have been spelled out in a simple book. One that gets left and largely ignored in motel night stands all around the US. The “so called” modern age with all its fantastic transportation, communication, medicine and freedoms all came about in order to fulfill the sayings of Biblical writers and prophets. Our Creator has enabled all this to take place in order for His people to reach all the world and all nations with the good news of Jesus of Nazareth, and His gift of salvation. Sadly, very little has been made of this opportunity. I have little more than this simple blog and a few other feeble gestures towards getting this greatest message out to the world. We are riding the crest of this great communication era and who can tell how long it will last. We also live in a generation that has been taught from toddlers up that they are animals and the product of nothing more than a complete accident. My wife was driving on…

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48 Hours

Noticed that there’s a show on TV that plays on the 48 hour window that seems to be the length of time that a criminal is particularly vulnerable to capture. There are also many “cold cases” that had gone unsolved for several years and leads have dried up. This is the reality of crime investigation. You can’t prosecute a crime unless you have sufficient evidence. So, what if you wanted to test Darwin’s ideas about human ancestry? He alleged that humans are highly evolved apes and that it’s not just coincidental that we share many traits with them. But, how can you objectively test such a notion when the process has supposedly taken 480,000 years give or take. That puts you a little past the 48 hours just a bit. Yeah, but you say, “that’s not the same thing!” OK, I’ll really stick my neck out and give it 480 hours. That’s 20 days, I dunno… OK, OK, let’s see whatya got! Hmm, half dozen complete skeletons maybe. 50 or so skulls and most are incomplete, jawbone here, skull cap there. What, you say that the skulls have smaller brain cases and more pronounced brow ridges than usual for modern…

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Wise Things

Had a near run-in with a rather large spider yesterday morning as I was going out the door. I opened the front door and there must have been this big wolf spider exploring the upper door sill that decided that it was time to bail. So, it rappelled on its silk thread down to the concrete porch floor directly in front of me. It was an impressive sight and not a little scary, too! Wolf spiders don’t ordinarily spin webs to catch their prey. They are more like football players who like to tackle. They are brown and hairy looking and like to roam around our houses at night for tasty bugs they can tackle and sip on their bodily juices. If your house is cockroach-free, don’t get too proud. You may want to thank all the wolf spiders hiding in your furniture as much as your cleaning abilities. Solomon made reference to spiders in the Book of Proverbs as being wise little fellows, “The spider takes hold with her hands, and is in kings’ palaces.” Wayne Hollyoak

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What a Stink!

I was writing here on my computer this morning when I was interrupted by a tiny visitor. One of the gazillion stink bugs that had invaded our house last fall is traipsing across my mouse-pad and flying into my monitor screen as I’m trying to write. What an amazing little fellow he is, too! He’s living up to his reputation as being a “true bug” right now, but that’s his prerogative. After all, he’s been a boarder here for 4 months or so and that without food or water to sustain him. No doubt his renewed activity is a sign of Spring being close and he’s suffering from cabin fever and not “just a bit” hungry! He weighs in at a hefty gram or so and yet he is able to unfold his neatly creased tuxedo into a pair of powerful wings and fly back out into the wilderness again pretty soon. Then “he”, or “she” as the case may be will go about the task of finding a mate and eggs will be laid so new little baby bugs will get their starts. But, how do they manage to live inside my house so long without sustenance? This fellow…

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