Thursday, February 18, 2021

The February Vital Signs Letter: "The True Emmanuel Moment"

“Now, it may well be that you have heard sermons before that present the pro-life applications of Scriptures like Psalm 139, Jeremiah 22, the Decalogue itself, the royal law taught by Jesus, James 2, and many others. 

But this morning I’d like to examine a text that you may not have connected to the sanctity of human life.  In fact, it is a text that we tend to associate with Christmas in that it tells of the annunciation of the virgin birth followed by Mary’s visit to Elizabeth...”

Read the whole letter right here.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Do You Know These Olympic Champions?

This week I'll be working on #49 in our ongoing series of activity pages designed for 1) the residents of the senior facilities where we present our live "When Swing Was King" shows; 2) those who copy off the pages to pass around to other seniors in their families, neighborhoods, or churches; and 3) anyone else who is looking for an interesting, wholesome way to break the chains of loneliness or boredom. 

But the photo collage below comes from last week's packet, #48. That one -- and all the others -- can be found at this page of the Vital Signs Ministries website. 

And the quiz to go with this particular collage? Can you name the famous Olympic athletes shown? Want a few hints? Well, the names to choose from, as well as the answers, can be found with the rest of #48.


A Heavenly Conversation

In the second part of last week's conversation, VSM Director Denny Hartford speaks to Harold Berry, Phil Neal, Larry Harrold, and Dan Hauge about heaven. It is less than 20 minutes but we think you'll find it enlightening and encouraging.

Finishing Well

Vital Signs Ministries Director Denny Hartford talks with friends "tried and true" about the adventure of living for Christ in one's later years. It's a 30-minute conversation with Phil Neal, Harold Berry, Dan Hauge, and Larry Harrold that may well bring a bit of inspiration, comfort, or challenge to you. We hope so.

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

#47 Is Up, Ready, and Waiting for You!

The great news is that things are beginning to open up (if even just a bit) for our presenting live "When Swing Was King" shows again. In fact, 5 of the senior living facilities and nursing homes (out of our pre-quarantine 12) have invited us back this month. 

Nevertheless, we are still creating our 9-page packets of trivia, quotations, song lyrics, and so on for the residents...and anyone else able to use our website uploads. So, to whet your interest a little further for the latest in our ongoing series, can you name the Hollywood musicals represented by the photos below?

You'll find all of # 47 (just sent out to the facilities yesterday) as well as the previous 46 by following this link:


More Clamping Down by the Left (The Latest Compilation Post)

* "10 ways to fight back against woke culture"
(Bari Weiss, New York Post)

* "Biden is the most radical left-wing president in US history, period" (Rich Lowry, Jewish World Review)

* "We Must Break Up Big Tech: It’s The Greatest Private Threat to Liberty in Our Modern Age" (Rachel Bovard, American Consequences)

* "Faithfulness in the Future" (Rick Plasterer, Juicy Ecumenism)

* "Biden's Department of Homeland Sleaze Chief" (Michelle Malkin, Jewish World Review)

* "Twitter Suspends Christian Group for Accurately Describing Biden’s Transgendered Health Official Dr. Levine’s Biological Sex" (Penny Starr, Breitbart)

* "China Doesn't Have to Lift a Finger to Push Biden Around" (Gordon G. Chang, Gatestone Institute)

* "Facebook Bans Bible Professor’s Post Critical of Biden’s Transgender Order" (Lee Weeks, Decision)