Some of you may wonder what I really think about the idea of supernatural peace. I realize that my posts may seem like a conundrum:
In 1871, Horatio Spafford, a successful businessman and lawyer from Chicago, mourned the death of a son to pneumonia. The same year he lost much of his business to the Great Chicago Fire. Then, in 1873, his four remaining children and wife boarded a ship bound for Europe. Fifteen days later he received this telegram from his wife: “Saved alone, what shall I do?”
Mr. Spafford immediately booked a passage to join his wife. Four days into the crossing, he was summoned by the captain, who informed him that the ship was passing over the very spot where only days before his children had descended three miles down into their watery grave. Horatio quietly entered his private quarters and penned a beautiful hymn of faith.
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
NOTE: In contrast to the my usual serious style, this post was originally posted on April 1st and is written are satire. Please do not take it seriously.
Last summer, Joshua Harris, author of bestseller I Kissed Dating Goodbye, announced he was rescinding his beliefs on both dating and his faith. Today, his brothers Alex and Brett Harris announced that they too have had a change of heart over the core of their also-bestselling book Do Hard Things.
The book, written as a call for teenagers to "rise above low expectations," skyrocketed them to fame a decade ago. Recently, though, Alex and Brett have shown signs that they no longer believe teens need to try so hard.
“Teens are already so pressured,” said Alex. “Sometimes they just need a break. They’ll grow up eventually, but there’s no need to rush it."
“You have something you want to tell us.”
My flight leader addressed the cadet officers in my flight at Cadet Officer School, a 10-day leadership training activity sponsored by Civil Air Patrol (CAP). Everyone at the camp had at least received the Mitchell Award in Civil Air Patrol, attaining the rank of Cadet Second Lieutenant, which some in CAP consider to be equivalent to receiving the Eagle Scout. Still, my flight leader knew there was more to our lives than that single achievement.
If you have seen the news lately, no doubt you have been overwhelmed with news about Brett Kavanaugh's hearing. I also have no doubt that you've already formed an opinion about the topic.
So have I, but it is not about the accusations brought against him. I am going to be writing about our opinion about the Brett Kavanaugh accusation.
Note: This post was written by a friend of mine, Moriah Hall. She wrote a speech on chivalry that qualified to the 2017 NCFCA Region 7 Championship.
A few weeks ago I was trying to determine who I should partner with for the NCFCA Moot Court competition. I got an offer from someone, and thought about it. Then I asked a close friend, who is my age, what he thought. A few hours later, I asked my mom. Within minutes of finishing speaking with my mom, I notified the other person of my answer.
In the end, what my friend said didn't weigh as heavily in my decision as what my mom said. Yet I asked my peer first. Why?
Today, Truth is being undermined. Many people think their feelings are more valuable than Truth. Some people think that there is no such thing as Truth (which is a self-defeating statement)
Yes, all men have the right to be free. This right was given to them by God, and should not be taken away by man or government. Freedom was given to us by God. God gave Adam and Eve the choice staying in a perfect garden and enjoying this fellowship, or eating the fruit and dying
Update: I have slightly altered my view since writing this post. I do not believe he Federal Government should fund homeschooling via vouchers. Recently, a bill was proposed for a program very similar to the idea given in this blog post. However, after learning HSLDA's stance on the bill, I have decided that government funding leads to government control, and thus the government should not give vouchers to homeschooling parents.
American public schools are failing. Although public schools spend an average of $11,732 on each student per year. America ranks 29th on a list of nations’ schools. Countries in Asia are excelling past the US. About 7000 students drop out of US schools each day, a total of 1.2 million per year!
In the year 2015 the percent of Americans living in poverty was 13.5%, with 43 million Americans categorized as being poor. So the question is: since so many people are living in poverty, are we entitled to government assistance? Is it the government's responsibility to help these people
On January 28, 1986, the Columbia space shuttle exploded shortly after liftoff, killing the seven astronauts on board. Investigation revealed that a those in charge had been warned of faulty O-rings - the cause of the disaster - but had discounted the concern. They had succumbed to “groupthink”.
About Nathaniel Hendry
I blog on common social issues from a reasoned, conservative Christian perspective in easy to understand writing. I am committed to academic excellence in writing and supported by solid reasoning and research.
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The Worthy Word isn't mine, but God's. I just try to explain the truly Worthy Word and encourage you from it.