Will Rogers says: “Danger! Federal Reserve Meeting”

Sell your house and lot this morning, for the Federal Reserve Board meets this afternoon. NEW YORK, N. Y., April 4, 1929Watch the Federal Reserve! That’s the message from Will Rogers in 1929. We’re still watching today, and things haven’t changed much.

Mix the Federal Reserve manipulation of interest rates with Democrat meddling in the mortgage banking industry, and what do you get? Forclosures! Over 1 million Americans seen losing homes in 2011.

The Democrat solution is, of course, more government involvement and programs to clean up the mess they created in the first place. It’s like putting a polecat in charge of a perfume factory. It doesn’t make scents [sorry, couldn't resist the pun]!

It’s time for the Republicans to show some good old fashioned common sense when it comes to economics. Even so, keep an eye on the Federal Reserve!


Image Information: Today’s image is of Will and Betty Rogers in their later years of marriage. She was the love of his life. Will said: “The day I roped Betty Blake was the best catch of my life.” Biographers agree that the strong marriage, fidelity, loyal friendship and trust between Will and Betty Rogers were the keystones of Will Rogers’ incredible career and life success.

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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Spurgeon on “I Will Have Mercy” – Readings at Eventide Narrated by John Michaels

Charles H. Spurgeon

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I Will Have Mercy



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Spurgeon on “Build the Temple of the Lord” – Morning Readings Narrated by John Michaels

Charles H. Spurgeon

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Build the Temple of the Lord


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Will Rogers on “Sons of Wild Jackasses”

Politicians calling each other names isn’t anything new, especially during elections. This season the women were hit pretty hard, being called witch and prostitute.

According to Will Rogers, you can sling mud and call names all day long, but you better beware of slandering wild jackasses.

Can you imagine the Senate chamber full of wild jackasses? Braying, kicking, bucking and being stubborn would be the daily routine. Senator Hoof N. Mouth would be hee-hawing for hours about better oats and mule health. Unfortunately, nobody was listening because lobbyists just delivered sweet hay for lunch.

Actually, there’s not much left to imagine – a Congress full of wild jackasses. A lot of them just got sent away, hee-hawing  all the way back to the farm.

Well, perhaps the slandering will stop now, and oat reform will take place. We can only hope.


Image Information: This image is from a Will Rogers’ silent movie called Jubilo, released in 1919. Rogers plays Jubilo, a tramp, who makes himself useful doing odd jobs in a small farming community while he looks for the wife who deserted him while he was off in the war.

The image was taken directly from movie stills 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 “Appropriated Out of a Job”

Well, Congress adjourned, but they went down appropriating, and some of them are going to find in November that they have just appropriated themselves out of a job. BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., July 18, 1932Spend, spend, spend! Promise, promise, promise! So here we are now. The money is spent and the promises are all broken.

Last election, a whole bunch of legislators went down appropriating and are now looking for employment, just as Will Rogers said in his quote from 1932.

The only thing stimulated by the all the spending has been the government. Somebody has to manage all the pork. Hog calls can be heard in the halls of government as harried workers try to get control of the hog waller. Sooooooooweeeee, soooooooweeee, here pig, pig, pig, pig!

Now everything stinks to high heaven, but the brilliant economists and administration officials comfort us by saying that “this is the new normal, get used to it.”

Let’s see now, unemployment is rising, oil prices are rising, food prices are rising, waste and fraud are rising, health care costs are rising, benefits are extended, and we are supposed to believe that we are on the right track and the administration knows what they are doing. Will Rogers was a man of common sense, and I think the American people are too. Common sense would say that in the next election the people still left who got us into this mess will have “appropriated themselves out of a job.”

All we have to do then, is join with Will Rogers and say: “I hope some of the men[and women] who get the most votes will be elected.”


Image Information: This image is from a Will Rogers’ silent movie called Jubilo, released in 1919. Rogers plays Jubilo, a tramp, who makes himself useful doing odd jobs in a small farming community while he looks for the wife who deserted him while he was off in the war.

The image was taken directly from movie stills 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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Spurgeon on “I Will Fear No Evil” – Readings at Eventide Narrated by John Michaels

Charles H. Spurgeon

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I Will Fear No Evil



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Will Rogers on “Suggestive Advertising”

And they [producers'  convention] also want to eliminate the sensational and suggestive advertising used for pictures. You can’t make a picture as bad as the ads lead you to believe it is. SANTA MONICA, Cal., April 11.Back in 1934, Will Rogers indicates that folks were concerned about sensational advertising. Today, they’ve just about run out of sensational things to use. It all seems pretty boring, and nothing is shocking any more.

I have to disagree with Will on his statement that “You can’t make a picture as bad as the ads lead you to believe it is.” How do you explain movies like “Aliens vs. Cowboys?!”

It makes you question the theory of evolution. Are motion pictures evolving to a higher, more noble art form, or are they deteriorating into random collections of moral depravity?

There are some bright spots in the motion picture offerings these days however. Perhaps the viewers will choose the more noble and uplifting movies and leave the “sensational” ones to the dust bin of motion picture history.


Image Info: Will Rogers and Dizzy Dean at the 1934 World Series. Jay Hanna “Dizzy” Dean (January 16, 1910, Lucas, Arkansas – July 17, 1974) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher. He was the last National League pitcher to win 30 games in one season. Dean was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953.

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 1930s 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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A River of Blessing – Psalm 46 ESV 2 Minute Devotional

Psalm 46:4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. 5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. We don’t think much about the importance of rivers today, as we drive comfortably across bridges in air conditioned cars sipping from a bottle of clean water. To folks in the 19th century and earlier, rivers were their source of life-giving water.

To have convenient access to a clean, clear, abundant supply of river water was a great blessing to ancient people. The psalmist tells us that in heaven there will be a “river whose streams will make glad the city of God.”

As a fallen person in a fallen world, I don’t deserve such a blessing as a place beside life-giving waters. I will never find such a place under my own strength or efforts. What can I do?

It is God’s undeserved saving grace through the work and sacrifice of his son Jesus that makes such blessings possible. Come to the river and enjoy the blessings of the water.

Dear Lord, I am thirsty for your water. I need your grace. Lead me, Jesus, to the river that gives life, both in this world and in heaven. Amen.


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Spurgeon on “God’s Love & Discipline” ~ 2 Minute Devotional


God hath not forgotten us because he smites – his blows are no evidences of want of love. If this is true of his church collectively, it is of necessity true also of each individual member. E2-24
I can remember being disciplined by my parents. Sometimes it was a spanking, restriction of privileges, or a stern lecture. Normally, I knew exactly what the issue was. I did the wrong thing, and I was being punished for that specific deed.

On this earth, parents are fallible, discipline and punishment can be abused, so we have to be careful how we view discipline from the Lord. Parents should discipline a child because they love their child, and in their wisdom, they know that a particular behavior is not healthy. For example, lying is not acceptable behavior and telling the truth is a far better way to conduct one’s life.

So how do I know if God is disciplining me? Let me suggest that if you are being disciplined by God, it will be obvious to you. Just like I mentioned above, I knew exactly why my parents were disciplining me, so it is with God’s discipline. I also know that I tried to hide from my parent’s discipline, because the consequences were painful. It is also our nature to hide from God’s discipline. It is important for me to learn to respond to God’s discipline with repentance, and with His help, to correct the problem.

Here’s the tough question. If something bad happens to me, is it because God is disciplining me, or is God mad at me, or has He forgotten me? First, let’s establish that nothing, good or bad, happens to us without God’s purpose or knowledge. Ultimately, everything will work out for God’s glory. The problem is that we aren’t privy to the details, this side of heaven. As a result, we must trust each event to God’s wisdom and purpose whether we understand it or not.

To answer the question then, if bad things happen to us because of God’s discipline, it will be obvious to us and we should respond with repentance. If it is not obvious, we should ask for God’s help, understanding that He has a purpose for leading us through such a trial. In either case we should humbly look for the opportunity to grow in grace.

Dear Lord, If you are disciplining me for specific sin, help me to humbly repent. In all things, good or bad, let me praise you for daily grace, and understand that all things work together for good for those who are called according to your purpose. Amen.


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Will Rogers on “The only difference between death and taxes”

“The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.”—Will Rogers

“The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.”—Will RogersIt’s just a simple printing press, but it just happens to be the printing press in Washington that prints our money, and it’s got the whole world upset. Everybody knows printing more money brings trouble. Let’s hope the “smart men,” as Will Rogers says, can figure it out.

If Will Rogers knew this 80 years ago, how come “smart men” are still making the same mistakes today?


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God’s Mighty Power – Psalm 89 ESV 2 Minute Devotional

In younger days I was a surfer, and I can tell you that waves can be powerful. Riding across the face of a wave is one of the most exciting things in the world, but when the wave comes crashing down on you all you can do is hold you breath, hang on, and wait until it passes. You can feel the concussion of the crashing water and hear the roar in your ears.

The Psalm 89 excerpt in this quote reminds us that God rules all the power of the sea. He can also still the waters as we know from Mark 4:39. It is a good thing to worship an all-powerful God!

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Spurgeon on “All His Benefits” – Morning Readings Narrated by John Michaels

Charles H. Spurgeon

Morning Readings

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All His Benefits


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Longing for God – Psalm 143 NASB 2 Minute Devotional

Psalm 143:4 Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; My heart is [Or desolate] appalled within me. 5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your doings; I muse on the work of Your hands. 6 I stretch out my hands to You; My soul longs for You, as a parched land. Selah.There have been a few times in my life where I’ve been really thirsty. You know how it feels – throat parched, tongue thick, mouth feels like cotton. Fortunately in our modern world, water is usually nearby at a fountain or faucet.

I’ve seen movies and read books about people who have suffered from severe dehydration and thirst. Perhaps the person is lost in the desert, like the one pictured on the left. There’s nothing but barren rock and scrub brush. No streams, no ponds, no springs, no water anywhere.

I think the Psalmist captures the feelings of a thirsty wanderer in Psalm 143. The spirit is overwhelmed with the thought of finding water. All thoughts are consumed with the search. The mind drifts back to times when the glass was full, thirst was quenched, water was flowing in abundance. Then there is the mirage, the pool of water just ahead of us. We stretch out our hands and stumble toward the illusion.

Can I thirst for God, like the body thirst for water? Does it consume me, does it move me to long for Him and meditate on his blessings in my life?

Dear Lord, let me thirst for you and long for you in all I do. Help me to find the water of life in your scriptures and in the preaching of the gospel, in prayer, in worship, and in service to your people. Amen.


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Spurgeon on “In the Midst of the Throne” – Readings at Eventide Narrated by John Michaels

Charles H. Spurgeon

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In the Midst of the Throne



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

Charles H. Spurgeon

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Sanctified by God


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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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