Trust in the Lord – Psalm 37 KJV 2 Minute Devotional

We’ve had some close calls financially, but there has always been food on the table for our family. My wife can stretch the food budget, a friend gave us some grocery money, a neighbor brought us a meal, another neighbor shared garden vegetables with us are some of the ways God has provided for us in the past.

This is a short verse, but it carries lots of meaning. The Lord asks two things of us: trust Him and do good. In return he allows us to dwell in the land and promises we shall be fed. Mr. Squirrel seems to be quite satisfied in the picture, doesn’t he?

Dear Lord, help me to trust in you, and to do good from a grateful heart. Thank you for your gracious provision, Amen.

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Will Rogers on “Raiders of the Lost TARP”

The height of statesmanship is to come home with a dam, even if you got nowhere to put it. Just raid the national treasury enough and you will soon be referred to as a “statesman.” NEW YORK, N. Y., Nov. 4, 1930Congressmen used to carry home suitcases stuffed with cash, but today it’s all done electronically. So much money is flowing out of Washington, it like a dam burst and flooded the entire valley.

There’s a $700 billion wall of money roaring down the valley covering the countryside with cash. The original allocation was designed to rescue the banking industry. About 3 months after passage, almost $300 billion of TARP funds had been spent.

There’s a tiny little problem with the program – nobody actually knows how the program is being run and where the money is going. Of over 300 banks receiving funds only two were required to detail how the money was to be spent.

Another tiny little problem is that instead of banks lending the money (the original intent), banks are hoarding cash and tightening lending because of market uncertainty.

It turns out that to run a program that massive, you need to hire more accountants, financial analysts, managers and hog callers by numbers greater than all the head of cattle in Oklahoma.

Let’s summarize. We don’t know where most of the money went. The money we do know about isn’t being used for the purpose intended, and oh yes, there is concern about fraud.

Well I guess we just need to trust these great statesmen on the banking committee and at the treasury. They are smart people and I just know they are putting all that taxpayer money to good use. As a statesman, it’s all about good intentions.

Well, the dam has burst and there’s no money left in reserve. It’s all gone, but we sure have a bunch of statesmen, by Will Rogers definition.

Reference: Where’s all the TARP Money? Forbs.com


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Spurgeon on “The Flowers Appear On The Earth” – Readings at Eventide Narrated by John Michaels

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The Flowers Appear On The Earth



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Spurgeon on “Quiet Resting Place” – Readings at Eventide Narrated by John Michaels

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Quiet Resting Place



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Spurgeon on “Out of the World” – Morning Readings Narrated by John Michaels

Charles H. Spurgeon

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Out of the World



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Will Rogers on Republican Dastardly Plots!?

Poor Democrats, I love ’em. I guess its because some are so dumb. Now they are dying to scare up an issue by trying to discredit Mr. Hoover, because some lobbyist wrote a letter saying that he knew President Hoover’s secretary, and that the secretary was very partial to Cuban sugar in his coffee in the morning, and that in view of this dastardly plot Mr. Hoover should really be impeached. Then they wonder why they don’t get anywhere. BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., Dec. 23, 1929If Will Rogers were alive today, I don’t think he would find his “poor Democrats” much improved. They are still trying to uncover Republican dastardly plots. Sometimes they are so sure of evildoing that they just make it up and run with it. The seriousness of the charge is more important than facts or the truth.

Take the “evil” Republican President George Bush for example. There must be something in his background that would discredit him. Well, surprise, two months before the 2004 election CBS unearthed documents critical about his Air National Guard service. Dan Rather presented the “evidence” on 60 Minutes.

There was just one problem. The documents were fakes! The “poor Democrats” that set-up and reported the story forgot that in 1972 there weren’t word processors and laser printers. Interestingly, the current President can claim a Photoshop manipulated version of his birth certificate is authentic, and the press doesn’t seem to mind.

The search for Republican dastardly plots continues. Democrats didn’t find anything after pouring over thousands of Sarah Palin’s emails. They are still waiting to see if anyone responds to a full-page newspaper ad in Texas looking for sex scandal dirt. Actually, I think President Hoover had it easy!

Just leave the Democrats and their search for “dastardly plots” alone! They continue to loose elections, and as Will Rogers says: “They wonder why they don’t get anywhere.”

 


Image Info: In this image, Will Rogers stands beside a CBS radio microphone. His pleasant voice and humorous quips and stories established him as a favorite radio personality of the early 1930s.

The image was taken directly from pictures at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum archive. I apologize for the quality of the image, but this is exactly what the 1920s photo looked like when I scanned it. In the hundreds of images contained in this iPhone application, I wanted to share as many different Will Rogers photos as possible from as wide a variety of times and situations – movies, cowboy, vaudeville, with famous people, and family scenes.

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Will Rogers on “Where’s the Money Coming From?”

We never will get anywhere with our finances till we pass a law saying that every time we appropriate something we got to pass another bill along with it stating where the money is coming from. NEW YORK, N. Y., Feb. 12, 1932Will Rogers is famous for his good old-fashioned common sense. If there was ever a Will Rogers quote that highlights the utter foolishness and irresponsibility of the way the Congress has spent our taxpayer money, and borrowed against our future generations, it is here.

Since Will Rogers published this quote in 1932, Congress hasn’t learned this simple lesson – “don’t spend money, if you don’t know where it’s coming from.” I don’t know what the opposite of common sense is, but Congress has taken it to the extreme.

So how does Congress get away with such reckless spending? Easy, call it by some fancy sounding name. How about “stimulus” or Keynesian Economics.

Only the very brightest economic minds in Congress and the administration should be making such important decisions on the economy, Right? Only they are qualified to make such important economic decisions for the rest of us. In fact, right now we are hearing that the massive stimulus spending “worked” and we need to spend more to “finish” the job!

In the meantime, the rest of us balance our checkbooks every month and carry the freight for the lack of common sense in Congress.


Image Information: This picture was taken during the Will Rogers-Wiley Post ill-fated Alaska trip in August of 1935. These would be some of the last pictures of Will Rogers.

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Spurgeon on “My Iniquities & Sin” – Readings at Eventide Narrated by John Michaels

Charles H. Spurgeon

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My Iniquities & Sin


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Navy Psalm 108:12 on “Help Against the Foe” ESV 2 Minute Devotional

Psalm 108:12 Oh grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man! 13 With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes. Image info: SAN DIEGO (Feb. 25, 2010) First phase Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL students navigate small inflatable boats through the surf during a navigation training exercise. First phase is an eight-week course that trains, prepares and selects SEAL candidates based on physical conditioning; water competency; mental tenacity and teamwork. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shauntae Hinkle-Lymas/Released)

Devotional

I had the honor of meeting a former Navy SEAL while waiting for a flight at DFW. He was 70 years old and looked every bit as fit as men half his age. Last year he was invited back to temporary active duty to assist training today’s Navy SEAL candidates, and compare it with his experience from years ago. The attrition rate for SEAL training has been and is still over 70% for First Phase training. It’s still the toughest military training in the world!

As we looked at pictures from the Navy Psalm Daily Quotes ESV iPhone app, such as the one in this blog post, he could tell me exactly what was going on when we came to pictures of SEAL training.

One thing Navy SEALs have to learn is teamwork. Nobody makes it through training by relying only on themselves. You are responsible for your teammates, and they are responsible for you. For SEALs, it can be a matter of life and death.

This thought brings us to Psalm 108:12. While our natural tendency is to do things on our own, we must understand that we cannot save ourselves. We have to trust God for salvation, and with God, “we shall do valiantly.”

Dear Lord, Help me to put my trust in you. I can do nothing without your help. Amen.


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Psalm 108:12 Oh grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man! 13 With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes.

Image info: SAN DIEGO (Feb. 25, 2010) First phase Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL students navigate small inflatable boats through the surf during a navigation training exercise. First phase is an eight-week course that trains, prepares and selects SEAL candidates based on physical conditioning; water competency; mental tenacity and teamwork. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shauntae Hinkle-Lymas/Released)


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Spurgeon on “Come Up Higher” ~ 2 Minute Devotional

The believer is bidden to come up higher, and is enabled to exercise the privilege of rejoicing in God, and drawing near to him in holy confidence, saying, “Abba, Father.” M12-23If you were to walk into a throne room in ancient days, the person occupying the highest place in the room was the king. There might be steps leading up to the throne on a high platform. Everyone looked up to the king. It was the ultimate expression of authority and power.

Nobody dared approach the king without permission, and even close advisors had to observe strict protocol when approaching the throne, or suffer severe punishment.

The only ones that could share the high place with the king were his queen and his children. They didn’t have to make an appointment, and could come and go as they pleased. Not only that but the king was proud to receive them, and his children rejoiced in the kings presence.

“Come up and sit with me,” the king might say, as he sees one of his children in the throne room. With no fear, the child climbs the stairs and is received into the king’s arms.

The rest of the king’s court looks on. They know that this special relationship is only between the king and his children. Only the king and his children may share such terms of endearment as “Abba, Father.”

Do you have this special relationship with King Jesus? Do you know him as a child of God? Have you been adopted into the family of believers?

Dear Lord, If I have never drawn near to your throne as one of your children, work in my heart that I might come to know your great salvation and forgiveness of sins. Then bid me “come up higher” that I might rejoice in You and draw near in holy confidence, saying “Abba, Father.” Amen


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Spurgeon on “Forsake Me Not, O Lord” – Morning Readings Narrated by John Michaels

Charles H. Spurgeon

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Forsake Me Not, O Lord



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Spurgeon on “The Wonder in This Land” – Readings at Eventide Narrated by John Michaels

Charles H. Spurgeon

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The Wonder in This Land


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Spurgeon on “Sing the Song of Victory” – Readings at Eventide Narrated by John Michaels

Charles H. Spurgeon

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Sing the Song of Victory



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Spurgeon on “Go Not Far Away” – Morning Readings Narrated by John Michaels

Charles H. Spurgeon

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Go Not Far Away


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Will Rogers on Basic Economics

Supreme Court said today that New York City subway riders could ride for a nickel, but it didn’t say they could get a seat. NEW YORK, N.Y., April 8, 1929What in the world did the Supreme Court have to do with nickel rides on the subway in 1929? In general, what does any branch of government have to do with the price of anything? When the government touches the price of goods and services, subway riders can’t get the seats they need, drivers can’t get the gas they need (remember gas lines in the 70s?), companies go bankrupt, and jobs are lost.

Why is it that brilliant government economists still don’t understand supply and demand? Even hog callers on the farm understand that when demand is high, you have to raise the price, and when demand is low, you drop the price. But when the government locks the price, you run out of hogs and go out of business.

I guess those government bureaucrats never had to call a hog, turn a wrench or meet a payroll. It ought to be a requirement that anyone, especially economists and office holders, ought to be required to work in the real world for a while. Let them work on a farm and call the hogs. Sooooooooweeeeeee, here pig, pig, pig, pig!


Image Info: Will Rogers took his typewriter with him everywhere. Each day he would type out his “Daily Telegram” syndicated column and deliver the copy to the local telegraph office for transmission to New York for publication. Will Rogers’ column was arguably the most popular daily column of the day. Even today the most famous bloggers would envy Will Rogers humor, wit, common sense, and ability to communicate with his readers.

The image was taken directly from pictures at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum archive. I apologize for the quality of the image, but this is exactly what the 1920s photo looked like when I scanned it. In the hundreds of images contained in this iPhone application, I wanted to share as many different Will Rogers photos as possible from as wide a variety of times and situations – movies, cowboy, vaudeville, with famous people, and family scenes.

Will Rogers is a man worth remembering, and quoting. His wit, humor and insight into life will amaze and astonish you. His life will inspire you. Watch for new blog posts from my Will Rogers quotes collection.

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Navy Psalm 39:12 ESV on “Hear My Prayer”

Everyday Act of Valor Until I started looking through the Navy archives, I didn’t realize that burials at sea are routinely done to honor shipmates’ final requests. This image is unique in that a son has the opportunity to honor his own father, as he carries on a proud military tradition. You can see both …

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Navy Psalm 18:31 ESV on “Secure on the Heights”

Everyday Act of Valor I mentioned in an earlier post that I had the honor of meeting a former US Navy SEAL, while waiting for a flight at DFW recently. As we looked through the images in the iPhone App, we came across the one pictured here. He showed me a special emblem on his …

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Navy Psalm 108:12 on “Help Against the Foe” ESV 2 Minute Devotional

Devotional I had the honor of meeting a former Navy SEAL while waiting for a flight at DFW. He was 70 years old and looked every bit as fit as men half his age. Last year he was invited back to temporary active duty to assist training today’s Navy SEAL candidates, and compare it with …

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Navy Psalm 105:41 on “Remembering the Promise” ESV 2 Minute Devotional

Devotional When you are in the military, water is important, just like it was to the children of Israel. It is necessary to sustain life, and must be supplied for an army to move. In the Navy, water must also be controlled and used as part of everyday operations. Ships float above it, submarines travel …

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Navy Psalm 109:30 on “Give Thanks to the Lord” ESV 2 Minute Devotional

Wouldn’t it make you proud to see a procession of young men and women who are all dedicated to the service of their country.  Each uniform is perfectly pressed and worn with pride. Row upon row, they march in unison. Each step is directed by the leader’s commands. For love and defense of country, some may …

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Spurgeon on “ Enter the Door” – Readings at Eventide Narrated by John Michaels

Evening by Evening Readings at Eventide Written by Charles H. Spurgeon Narrated by John Michaels Sit back, relax and enjoy today’s reading. Enter the Door I hope you have been blessed by this Readings at Eventide devotional written by Charles H. Spurgeon. For more uplifting readings, narrated by John Michaels, please visit JohnWMichaels.com. Please visit …

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Spurgeon on “God Remembers You” – Morning Readings Narrated by John Michaels

Morning Readings Written by Charles H. Spurgeon Narrated by John Michaels Sit back, relax and enjoy today’s reading. God Remembers You I hope you have been blessed by this Morning Readings devotional written by Charles H. Spurgeon. For more uplifting readings, narrated by John Michaels, please visit JohnWMichaels.com. Please visit our blog, twitter, or Facebook …

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Spurgeon on “ Treacherous” – Readings at Eventide Narrated by John Michaels

Evening by Evening Readings at Eventide Written by Charles H. Spurgeon Narrated by John Michaels Sit back, relax and enjoy today’s reading. Treacherous I hope you have been blessed by this Readings at Eventide devotional written by Charles H. Spurgeon. For more uplifting readings, narrated by John Michaels, please visit JohnWMichaels.com. Please visit our blog, twitter, or Facebook …

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Spurgeon on “Everlasting” – Morning Readings Narrated by John Michaels

Morning Readings Written by Charles H. Spurgeon Narrated by John Michaels Sit back, relax and enjoy today’s reading. Everlasting I hope you have been blessed by this Morning Readings devotional written by Charles H. Spurgeon. For more uplifting readings, narrated by John Michaels, please visit JohnWMichaels.com. Please visit our blog, twitter, or Facebook page regularly …

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Spurgeon on “Serve the Lord” – Readings at Eventide Narrated by John Michaels

Evening by Evening Readings at Eventide Written by Charles H. Spurgeon Narrated by John Michaels Sit back, relax and enjoy today’s reading. Serve the Lord I hope you have been blessed by this Readings at Eventide devotional written by Charles H. Spurgeon. For more uplifting readings, narrated by John Michaels, please visit JohnWMichaels.com. Please visit …

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