Choose your battles wisely.
One month to the day after President Kennedy’s assassination, the Washington Post published an article by former president Harry Truman.
I think it has become necessary to take another look at the purpose and operations of our Central Intelligence Agency—CIA. At least, I would like to submit here the original reason why I thought it necessary to organize this Agency during my Administration, what I expected it to do and how it was to operate as an arm of the President.
Truman had envisioned the CIA as an impartial information and intelligence collector from “every available source.”
But their collective information reached the President all too frequently in conflicting conclusions. At times, the intelligence reports tended to be slanted to conform to established positions of a given department. This becomes confusing and what’s worse, such intelligence is of little use to a President in reaching the…
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We are generally too fond of talking, and are not always careful as to what we say; let us hear attentively what the Scriptures have to say of unholy tongues.
masters or teachers
Men are too ready to set up for teachers and censors, but if they knew the increased responsibility of the position they would prefer to be learners.
and this should make us slow to assume leadership
It walks through the earth, attacking the best of men, and even daring to assail heaven itself.
If it be fire from heaven it brings a Pentecost; if fire from hell it makes a Pandemonium.
not a nation, or a city of sin, but a whole world of evil
Stella says an unruly tongue is worse than the fire of hell, for. that torments only the wicked…
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He took bread… and their eyes were opened, and they knew him. (Luke 24:30-31)
What a sweet comfort to us that our Lord Jesus Christ was once known in the breaking of the bread.
In earlier Christian times, believers called the Communion “the medicine of immortality,” and God gave them the desire to pray:
Be known to us in breaking bread,
But do not then depart;
Savior, abide with us and spread
Thy table in our heart.
Some churches have a teaching that you will find God only at their table—and that you leave God there when you leave. I am so glad that God has given us light. We may take the Presence of the table with us. We may take the Bread of life with us as we go.
Then sup with us in love divine,
Thy body and Thy blood;
That living bread and heavenly wine
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Jesus uses these three words 13 times in 6 verses (NIV)
Matthew 14:22–31 (NIV)
Jesus Walks on the Water
14:22–33pp—Mk 6:45–51; Jn 6:16–21
22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
28 “Lord, if it’s you,”…
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