Monday, September 13, 2021

The Latest "Wow" Articles (Part Two)

* "18 States Passed Election Reforms This Year. Here’s What They Did." (Fred Lucas, Daily Signal)

* "The Real Existential Threat" (John Hinderaker, Power Line)

* "Joe Biden Marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Criticizing ‘Dark Forces’ in America Against ‘Peaceful Religion’ of Islam" (Charlie Spiering, Breitbart)

* "Rep. Nancy Mace: All House Democrats Voted Against Survey of Weapons Left in Afghanistan" (Robert Kraychik, Breitbart)

* "Australia's insane COVID rules are a warning to the rest of the Free World" (Rich Lowry, Jewish World Review)

* "The Fading Family" (Joel Kotkin, American Mind)

The Latest "Wow" Articles

* "The Problem with Biden’s Vaccine-Hardball Strategy" (Jim Geraghty, National Review)

* "Left Doesn’t Just Want to Censor You on Social Media. It Also Wants to Close Your Bank Accounts." (Annelise Butler and Anthony Imperato, Daily Signal)

* "A Failure of Memory and Nerve" (Roger Kimball, American Greatness)

* "Hundreds of L.A. cops and firefighters join forces to fight city’s vaccine mandate" (Ashley Sadler, Life Site News)

* "Hospital to stop delivering babies as maternity workers resign over vaccine mandate" (y Brendan Straub and Diane Rutherford; WWNY, Watertown, NY)

* "Biden Administration Orders Ideological Purge Of U.S. Military Academies" (John Lucas, Federalist)

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

"Searching for Hidden Treasure" (Plus, for Illustration, the Story of The Black Paw)

This 14-minute sermon covers Proverbs 2:2-5 which speak in profound, poetic parallels of the believer's passionate pursuit of wisdom -- wisdom which leads to a life well lived in the reverence and experiential knowledge of God. To illustrate the effort, excitement, and steadfast purpose involved in searching for wisdom as for "hidden treasure," Denny tells the infamous (but remarkably true) story of The Black Paw Treasure.
 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

"Questioning Jesus' Authority"

Following Jesus' bold actions of cleansing the temple of unholy profiteers, 
the religious powers that be sent a delegation to trap Him into an admission that might justify an arrest. However, Jesus' handling of the confrontation underscored His divine authority in an unique and memorable way. 
There are several lessons for us all in this 16-minute sermon 
delivered at Aksarben Village Senior Living last Sunday.
 

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Another Church Birthday Party

The Sunday afternoon church services that Vital Signs Ministries has been conducting at Aksarben Village Senior Living since back in February certainly present Claire and I with some of the most inspiring, encouraging moments of our week. Yet even in this ongoing series of blessings, there are some days which stand out among the others...like today. 

Today's highlights? Well, first of all, there were our three video music selections: "Glory To His Name" performed by the choir and congregation of Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia; "Have a Little Talk with Jesus" performed by The Oak Ridge Boys; and "I’d Rather Have Jesus" by the elegant, beautiful Gracias Choir featuring soloist Taejik Woo. Then there was "Questioning Jesus' Authority," my short sermon (they are always between 13-15 minutes) covering Luke 20:1-8. 

And finally, a superb time of visiting afterward with the 24 residents -- but extended today because we added another 10 guests to the mix as we combined our visiting with a celebration of the 87th birthday of "Coach" Dennis Schroeder. For this task, we were particularly delighted that we had a larger visitation team than usual and everyone did a really splendid job: Keith & Carol, Patrick, Allen, and Rick & Kathy. 

What a grand time!

Friday, July 23, 2021

Another Mountain Adventure (But with a Twist)

This month’s letter comes a bit later in the month than what I hoped but this past week has presented a few obstacles that have kept me from getting it written and sent over to the printer. The most involved of those obstacles were: 1) a fierce rain and wind storm that busted up our front yard trees and left us without electricity for 4 days; 2) a terrible sewer backup that required a lot of cleanup, professional repairs, and then the replacement of all of the ground floor carpet; and 3) a brief stay in the emergency room of a Colorado hospital and 4 subsequent doctor visits.

Quite a week, huh?

Read the rest of the Vital Signs Ministries July letter right here...complete with photos!