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,
“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.
I apologize that I haven't posted in a while. I have been a bit sidetracked with other activities. This post continues on a series I started a while ago about understanding others. Read the first and second posts
This is the second post in a series on understanding others. You can read the first one here.
According to Pew Research, “Republicans and Democrats are further apart ideologically than at any point in recent history”. People today are becoming further separated in their views from one another. Generally, we mostly socialize with people who share our views. Mainly, we think that people who believe differently on major issues are stupid.
When I lived in Virginia, we often went hiking on the Peaks of Otter. There was a trail you could take up Sharp Top, the more commonly hiked mountain. It was really nice. There is one interesting thing that I remember, though. When you looked over at Flat Top, the other mountain, it looked lower than you.
However, it was actually taller
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.