“choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…” Joshua 24:15 NKJV

The choice to serve Jesus and make him your Lord isn’t a one time deal. It’s our responsibility to choose life in every situation.



This is a post from The Art of Manliness.

From Lincoln’s Yarns and Stories, 1900

The President was bothered to death by those persons who boisterously demanded that the War be pushed vigorously; also, those who shouted their advice and opinions into his weary ears, but who never suggested anything practical. These fellows were not in the army, nor did they ever take any interest, in a personal way, in military matters, except when engaged in dodging drafts.

“That reminds me,” remarked Mr. Lincoln one day, “of a farmer who lost his way on the Western frontier. Night came on, and the embarrassments of his position were increased by a furious tempest which suddenly burst upon him. To add to his discomfort, his horse had given out, leaving him exposed to all the dangers of the pitiless storm.

“The peals of thunder were terrific, the frequent flashes of lightning affording the only guide on the road as he resolutely trudged onward, leading his jaded steed. The earth seemed fairly to tremble beneath him in the war of elements. One bolt threw him suddenly upon his knees.

“Our traveler was not a prayerful man, but finding himself involuntarily brought to an attitude of devotion, he addressed himself to the Throne of Grace in the following prayer for his deliverance:

“‘O God! hear my prayer this time, for Thou knowest it is not often that I call upon Thee. And, O Lord! if it is all the same to Thee, give us a little more light and a little less noise.’

“I wish,” the President said, sadly, “there was a stronger disposition manifested on the part of our civilian warriors to unite in suppressing the rebellion, and a little less noise as to how and by whom the chief executive office shall be administered.”

A maxim that applies far beyond politics…

The more I learn and read about Abraham Lincoln the more of a hero and role model he becomes in my eyes. Thank you AofM for posting this.

I’m sitting in the back of the car listening to country music and my wife and sister in law snoring. We’re on our way to Rocklin from the pier in Long Beach after a 7 day cruise. The trip was relaxing and refreshing but now it is time to face reality. It’s funny how easily the challenges and issues at home disappear when one leaves them behind on vacation. It’s a temporary feeling of freedom as if you were walking away from life’s strongholds forever.

I am certainly refreshed and ready to start a new chapter in life. There are several large obstacles in my way concerning work for Tiffany and I. We have put our faith in God and are already seeing
great things happen.


I was reading in Proverbs last week and I began noticing that Proverbs 10 there are were several scriptures dealing with the words of the righteous contrasted with the words of the wicked and the results of each one. My reading began in chapter 10 where the title is “Wise Sayings of Solomon”. Solomon was the son of David and king of Israel.

Here is a list of the scriptures that I found just in chapter 10.

10:6 – Blessings are on the head of the righteous; but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

10:11 – The mouth of the righteous is a well of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

10:13 – Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has understanding, but a rod is for the back of him who is devoid of understanding.

10:14 – Wise people store up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.

10:18 – Whoever hides hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.

10:19 – In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise.

10:20 – The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; the heart of the wicked is worth little.

10:21 – The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of wisdom.

10:31 – The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut out.

10:32 – The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked what is perverse.

From these scriptures it is clear to see the benefits of righteous words and the consequences of wicked words.

I am going to continue to search through the rest of Proverbs to find more scriptures that line up with these scriptures and will post what I find and learn.


Today has been a great birthday. It started off with a surprise from Tiffany, she took the day off so we could have some fun! We saw a movie, visited with some friends we haven’t seen in a long time and ended it with a party. Well the party is still going so the fun isn’t over. I appreciate good friends and family.


I’ve decided to go through Proverbs in the Bible and find all the scriptures that deal with the words we speak. I don’t have my paper in front of me but I found about 10 in Proverbs 10. Oh I forgot to mention I was starting in Proverbs 10 because the sub title is “Wise sayings of Solomon”.

More to come.


I found a great project on a website that I subscribe to that I ended up using a few weeks ago. I sent an email the Scott Eggleston to show him how I changed it a little and he shared it on his site!

Here is the link to The Frugal Filmmaker.

Keep up the good work Scott!