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A blog post by Darris McNeely

In “Goodbye Bland Affluence” in this morning’s Wall Street Journal Peggy Noonan writes about people downsizing their lives. She cites a Michigan couple who are gave up credit cards, high tech, and are now farming for their daily bread.

Baby boomers, she says, “know the era they built is over, that something new is beginning, something more subdued and altogether more mysterious. The old markers of success–money, status, power–will not apply as they have”.

Posted April 18, 2009 | 0 comments
A blog post by Darris McNeely

I have been reading several places of predictions of a summer of unrest in Europe as a result of the financial crisis. The Financial Times wrote of May 1 protests this morning. Here is part of a quarterly report from Stratfor with their take:

New regional trend: The impending ‘Summer of Rage’

Posted April 16, 2009 | 0 comments
A blog post by Darris McNeely

In the last four months we have been treated to the stories of two good men who came through in a tough situation and saved lives. The first was Captain Chesley Sullenberger on the US Air flight back in January. This week we had another story. This time on the high seas with Captain Richard Phillips of the the cargo ship Maersk Alabama giving himself to pirates as a hostage in exchange for the lives of his crewmen. What a story.

Posted April 14, 2009 | 0 comments
A blog post by Darris McNeely

This weekend is Easter Sunday, for millions it is the occasion that marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ according to the Gospels. The origin and dating of the Easter celebration is a story for another time. But this year Easter happens to coincide with the Biblical chronology of the death and resurrection of Christ.

As usual during this holy season there are a number of articles discussing the truth of the resurrection and how and why the faithful believe. The Wall Street Journal carries this article today about the Shroud of Turin. I also like this article.

Posted April 11, 2009 | 0 comments
A blog post by Darris McNeely

From Melvin Rhodes, WNP Senior Writer

While the American media focused primarily on what Michelle Obama wore and the hug she gave the Queen, many around the world perceived a significant change in the relationship between the EU and the US.

On the surface, the new US president seemed a great success, with thousands of people out to greet him wherever he went. But appearances, as they say, can be deceiving.

Posted April 8, 2009 | 0 comments
A blog post by Darris McNeely

President Obama’s speech in Prague called for an end to nuclear weapons. As we all know it was the same day North Korea chose to launch a missile, it’s latest effort to grab somone’s attention. The speech came days after Prime Minister Netanyahuof Israel marked Iran’s danger of launching a nuclear attack on Israel.

Posted April 8, 2009 | 0 comments
A blog post by Darris McNeely

I have read two articles this week about the state of religion. Newsweek’s cover story proclaims, “The Decline and Fall of Christian America” while this morning’s Wall Street Journal says “God Still Isn’t Dead”.

Posted April 7, 2009 | 0 comments
A blog post by Darris McNeely

I’ve had several posts on the dollar crisis and need to wrap it up at this point of the story.

The G-20 summit has come and gone and publicaly at least there was not much comment on this part of hte present crisis. That does not mean nothing is being discussed or developed. I think those who would desire the demise of the dollar are working hard to bring this to pass.

Posted April 6, 2009 | 0 comments
A blog post by Darris McNeely

If you serve on the board of a large financial institution or business and take TARP funds you will be held accountable by Uncle Sam. That is the message coming from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

Today’s Financial Times quotes Timothy Geithner saying he would oust board members at American banks as a condition for giving them “exceptional” assistance in the future. They are prepared to take such extreme measures to “ensure accountability”.

Posted April 6, 2009 | 0 comments
A blog post by Darris McNeely

Defying the United Nations and international good will North Korea last night launched a rocket with capabilities of reaching the western coast of the United States. President Obama called it a “provocative act” with which North Korea has “further isolated itself from the community of nations.”

Posted April 5, 2009 | 0 comments

Latest Comments

lydia602 said...

Thanks for posting this article!! It's well written, as well as, encouraging!

Joy Porter said...

Beautiful post. Thank you.

allenda1967 said...

Great article, very encouraging for when we all stumble and fall at times in our lives. Thank you.

Victor Kubik said...

Great blog, Mitch. I used this book as a standard in various sermons about 25 years ago or more when I was pastor in Minneapolis. The author was a marriage counselor in Minneapolis and the book became a national hit. It very clearly outlines the needs of both men and women and speaks about an "account" we have with one...

Babzie said...

What a most encouraging blog! Thank you!

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