Author: tspithaler

“False Prophet” 0

“False Prophet”

As we all know, last week our President made a speech in Cairo Egypt. In that speech he made several references to the Koran, confessed his Islamic heritage in public for the first time, and to begin the speech offered the following Islamic greeting, “As-Salaam Alaikum”. In response to this, at a Republican fund raiser, actor Jon Voight (a conservative oasis in the moral desert of Hollywood, unfortunately perhapos best known by today’s movie goers as the father of Angelina Jolie) called Barack Hussein Obama a ‘false prophet’ of sorts. I’m in agreement. The true meaning of “As-Salaam Alaikum” is...

“Tweener” 0

“Tweener”

Without going into what could be embarrassing detail, my eldest son Wyatt had a tough experience yesterday. It involved a bit of public humiliation, but in the end became a lesson for both he and I, and a bonding moment that neither one of us will soon forget. I was touched at Wyatt’s trouble, and it immediately took me back to the days when I was 13. It is a tough age. Any parent who has taken their children into young adulthood and past the early teens knows exactly what I am talking about. You see, Wyatt just turned 13....

Take ‘em With You 0

Take ‘em With You

We have probably all heard this phrase used before. In a movie or TV show, some macho guy is at the end of his rope. There is little or no hope left. He can see that the odds are stacked against him, and it is certain that his doom is imminent. He looks around at his side kick (if all have not already abandoned him or been laid to waste themselves…)and says, “I’m ready to meet my maker…” or words to that liking. He then utters his last words by gritting his teeth and spitting through them almost under his...

Redeeming Your Time 0

Redeeming Your Time

Ephesians 5:15-16 15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. I spent Monday through Thursday last week at our annual Calvary Chapel Sr. Pastor’s Conference. It was wonderful. The best one I have attended yet. But because it was so wonderful it seemed like we (individuals and the conference in general) were under attack at all times. In the end, the Spirit Ruled, and the enemy sent packing. What a blessed time it was. At any rate, you always leave these conferences with lots on your...

Family & Friends 0

Family & Friends

You know the old saying, “you can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your relatives”. Well to some degree, this is true, but in some ways it is not. As an example, I picked my wife, and I made a good choice. Sonja and I are in our 17th year of marriage, and while, like any marriage we had a few rough times early on as we learned more about marriage and then grew in the Lord together, she has become my best friend, and I’d have it no other way. I was not a Christian growing up. If...

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