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A blog post by Darris McNeely

Are we living according to the flesh or by the Spirit? This is a question we can see in Paul’s teaching in Romans 8:5. “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.”

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

After watching this video of British Prime Minister Gordon Browns’s visit with President Obama in the Oval Office I can understand a lot of the British reaction. While Brown is not very popular in the UK many are taking the indifferent reception of their PM as an affront. “Call the French, or the Germans the next time you want boots on the ground for a major international conflict!”

Frankly the body language and the lack of passion here says it all. I’ll have more to say about this in this week’s eNewsletter.

Posted March 4, 2009 | 0 comments
A blog post by Darris McNeely

A follow on to yesterday’s post about Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s visit to Washington this week. I find the words used to define solutions sound esoteric and ethereal. Brown speaks of “vision” and a “global new deal” while people are more concerned about rising energy and food costs and how they will pay their mortgages. While leaders speak jobs are lost and the stock market heads south.

I like this paragraph:

Posted March 3, 2009 | 0 comments
A blog post by Darris McNeely

David Plotz has read the Bible and made some interesting connections. In this article from Slate.com he gives his view of the stories, people and lessons of the Book.

Plotz mentions much that has already been known about the most people’s illiteracy when it comes to the Bible. It seems his biggest surprise is to learn so many common expressions heard all his life had their origin in the Bible. While this illustrates his own illiteracy it testifies to the longevity of God’s word.

There is one comment he makes I find interesting:

Posted March 3, 2009 | 0 comments
A blog post by Darris McNeely

Gordon Brown comes to Washington this week. The global financial crisis will be top of the agenda.

Sunday’s Times of London caried an article by Prime Minister Brown that may give a hint of some of the specifics he will bring up with President Obama. Brown talks of a “global new deal” which seeks to life the world onto the sunlit uplands of prosperity. He writes:

Posted March 2, 2009 | 0 comments
A blog post by Darris McNeely

Eastern Europe continues to edge closer to a financial abyss that further threatens the stability of the global financial system. While America has banks that are too big to let fail, Europe has banks that are too big to save. Some Austrian banks have loaned out more than 70% of Austrian GDP–clearly an untenable system.

You might want to watch this short video segment on Yahoo Finance that gives a helpful summation.

Posted March 1, 2009 | 0 comments
A blog post by Darris McNeely

You should think twice, maybe even three times before posting anything personal to the web or even in an email. What gets out into cyberspace sticks, for a long time.

This from Seth Godin tells a valuable morality tale. He advises, “Everything you do now ends up in your permanent record”.

If we could ensure that all our communication, verbal and written, is done in a spirit of love and kindness it would keep us from crossing a line and making serious mistakes with our relationships and our reputation.

Posted February 28, 2009 | 0 comments
A blog post by Darris McNeely

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton told ABC news yesterday that President Obama need to show Americans that there is a way out of this financial crisis.

“I like trying to educate the American people about the dimensions and scope of this economic crisis. . . . I like the fact that he didn’t come in and give us a bunch of happy talk,” Clinton said in an interview aired on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Posted February 21, 2009 | 0 comments
A blog post by Darris McNeely

“When I was very young, my father impressed upon me that a commander is responsible for the welfare of everyone in his care. Any commander who got someone hurt because of lack of foresight or poor judgment had committed an unforgivable sin.”

In this week’s edition of Newsweek Captain Chesley Sullenberger III tells how his life has changed in the past month since the day he piloted his disabled jet into the icy waters of the Hudson River. It is worth the read.

Good advice during some hard times from a man who has the “right stuff”.

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

“Jews are again made to feel they are not full citizens of the countries of their birth because they refuse to support the right of Hamas and Hezbollah to use terror attacks against Israeli civilians. The canary in the coal mine seems in danger of its life once again.” Read the full article here.

Posted February 16, 2009 | 0 comments

Latest Comments

ucgg02112012 said...

It's a delicate situation but it can be fixed with God and professional help.

Malachi 3_16-18 said...

I appreciate your article, too, Mr. McNeely. I was born and raised in England, but most of my family now live in Scotland. I now live in the US, but try to keep up with what is happening around the world, particularly my home country. The results of the vote came out late last night - or early this morning, depending...

SAMUEL MERETE said...

I know already why I was born three decades ago when I read Mr. H.W.Armstrong booklet "Why Were You Born?". It's to refresh our memory regarding this subject. And I owe a lot from Mr. Armstrong regarding this idea. I am looking forward that follow up presentation will be shown also in the internet.

I am also...

Bassey Linus Akpa said...

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Carolyn Prater said...

Excellent article!

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