My Husband is Not My Soul Mate — Hannah gives us a good breakdown of the false view that many have when it comes to finding a mate. So many believe that God has the certain person tucked away just for you! It is because of this, that so many marriages fall on hard times when one, or both, realize that marriage is hard and we have to get up every day and choose to love the one we have made a commitment to.
Just a few tidbits from around the web that I found interesting.
U.S. Not the Worst for Racism – According to a story on the Daily Mail, the United States is fairly accepting to people of different ethnicities, contrary to what the race-baiters in our society would have us believe. In fact, the race baiters may want to move to India. It is the worst country in the world when it comes to racism. Al Sharpton could make a killing there. Here is the map showing the worst, in red, the best in grey.
Just a few notes about racism. It is racists to divide humanity into races. So the moment someone speaks about different races is the moment you can spot a racist. We are all part of the human race, and there is only one race in the world. I like what Pastor Voddie Baucham says when asks if he believes in interracial marriages: “No! There is only one race.” Listen to the sermon for more.
MSNBC Analysts Says Detroit Government Failed Because It’s Not Big Enough — From the department of “you can’t make this up!” comes this comment from Melissa Harris Perry who says that the reason Detroit is failing is because government was too small. Unbelievable.
She says this because she, like all Libs and Dems, believes that government is always the answer to every problem. If a government fails, it’s because it’s too small, and not big enough. They cannot see a world where things work well without government.
Short roundup I know. But that’s all I have for now.
This roundup is because there are some articles I want to read, but don’t have time to do so for today. So you may actually read them before I do.
The Fearful Pastor — I’m more and more impressed with Paul Tripp. He has a lot to say to those of us in the ministry and to say to you as well so that you understand your pastors. I recently purchased Tripp’s book Dangerous Calling, which is about those called to be pastors. But I’m not so excited about reading it right now.
Another black preacher that gets the truth of the gospel. It’s not about voting for Obama because he is black. It’s about voting against Obama because he is opposed to the principles of Christianity. Bishop Harry Jackson points out four reasons he cannot vote for Obama.
Anti-Bullying is Really About Limiting Free Speech – Neil has an excellent piece on the anti-bullying movement, and how it is just another ploy for liberals to impose their warped view of control over free speech. Here is one of the key paragraphs:
In case there is anyone who still doesn’t grasp that antibullying is a euphemism for imposing liberal totalitarianism, Ontario’s Minister of Education Laurel Broten spells it out (please excuse the butchered English):
Texas A&M Aggies Move Up in the Polls — They may not last long in the polls, but right now the Texas Aggies are ranked at No. 18/20/20 in the BCS/AP/USA Polls. That truly is exciting, given it is their first year in the SEC. They were predicted to be doormats since they had a new coach, with a new offense and in a new conference. So far, they have managed to hold their own and are 5-1 in the season.
However, they are about to enter the really tough part of the season this coming Saturday when they face No. 6/6/6 LSU in College Station, TX. This will be their biggest test since opening the season against Florida.
After this Saturday, the Aggies go on the road to face Auburn, Mississippi State and then Alabama… all… on… the… road. Hopefully they can come out of that road trip with 2 wins.
Finally — I’m praying that Gov. Mitt Romney wins even bigger tonight in the debate than he did last time. I’m praying that the American people will have their eyes opened to the true Obama and that we will not be fooled again by the man who believes that America needs to be cut down to size.
On Blogging — For the month of January, Timothy Matters hit all kinds of records for readership. I’m not sure why, but the post Mike Sherman Shows His True Character sent the stats through the roof. I had two days in a row that exceeded more than 2,000 hits because of this post. Whereas, my previous record day was something closer to 300 hits in a day, this post was going ballistic.
I don’t know where all the hits were coming from either. Because of this, January 2012 was my busiest month, with 10,584 hits. My busiest day was January 12th, with 2,610 hits. I doubt I will exceed that any time soon. In fact, because of those two days, the people at WordPress sent me information about posting advertisements on my blog. I knew this was an anomaly and passed on their offer.
The Sherman post now sits in the number 2 all time post on Timothy Matters with 6,243, just behind the Godfather, with 7,029 hits. I imagine Sherman will pass the Godfather sometime by the end of the summer.
Dave Brubeck with young Russian Violinist — I love this video of Brubeck in Moscow during the 1980s. He was playing for the Russians when a young, gutsy violinist jumped up and started playing with him. It caught Brubeck by surprise, but it didn’t stop him and the two went on to play together. It’s a joy to watch.
I hope you like jazz because it’s well worth watching it. I’ve watched it three times and listened to it twice more.
A Song from the Secret Garden — My wife likes the movie, if it is the one I’m thinking about, the one about a little girl that… ahem, discovers a secret garden. Anyway, saw this on Youtube and thought she would like it.
This is the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) winner Alexander Rybak playing “Song From A Secret Garden” originally done by Secret Garden.
I did enjoy it as well.
Marco Rubio Defends Conservatism — Senator Marco Rubio spoke at the Hispanic Leadership Conference and defended conservative principles and spoke to how we should deal with the illegal immigration problem. I believe he is right on. Also, please note that early on, he starts speaking in Spanish, but the shifts back to English after explaining how he saved a lot of money on his car insurance.
While it is long, it’s an inspiring speech. Also, shortly into his speech, several men stand up in protest and he handles it quite well. He wanted them to hear what he had to say, but they were too thick headed to listen.