Another Trip to Stuff Mart

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My family has been going through a major change in our view of money and what is truly important. It’s been a long process that started back in 2005 when we started taking Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class at our church. The next major shift came when my factory closed in the summer of 2009. It has continued as we’ve brought three additional kids into our home to add to our existing three.

It’s amazing what you learn to do without when you just simply no longer have the money to do it. You actually often reach a point where the desire for those things goes away. One great example is fast food. We just really have no desire anymore to fill our bodies with that questionable nutrition.

One thing I have struggled with as we’ve grown, is taking a look at those around me and the things that they still find important in their lives. I wonder how to initiate the changes in their lives without them having to do it through a “trial by fire” such as we have. [Read more…]

Jesus Loves Hitler

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I was listening to a Christian radio station today as we were driving and for some reason one of the songs made me think about a saying I’ve heard many times in the past. It says, “you are the only Jesus some will ever see”. I can’t help but think about Westboro Baptist Church when I think about this statement. Do you really think Jesus would be standing there protesting at a Soldier’s funeral? In fact, do you think Jesus would even be standing at Hitler’s ?

When I think about Jesus at a soldier’s funeral, I see him weeping with the family and putting His arm around them and comforting them, and saying nothing at all. If He were at Hitler’s funeral, I’m sure He would be weeping for the lost soul, and for all the death and destruction that was represented there. [Read more…]

Questions and Answers

This review is by my 10 year old son Darrel Current. He enjoys Max Lucado’s work, so he read and reviewed Max Lucado’s book Max On Life. – Don C.

Max on Life cover photoThe book Max on Life is basically questions from people to Max Lucado about various topics,for example,one question is:Why is there so much chaos and evil in the world?It seems that no one cares about what God wants,and humanity is imploding.Then Max gives an answer.

I would recommend this book to any person,christian or non christian who has questions about christianity.It has different sections like:Hurt,Help,Him/Her,and even Home.This makes it easier to find an answer to your problem in less time.

By Darrel Current [Read more…]

You Didn’t Make It Grandma

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If your grandma made you your favorite apple pie, would you tell her she didn’t actually make it herself? I mean, somebody else grew the wheat that was turned into flour, which was trucked on government roads to a store owned by somebody else. There are literally hundreds of people involved in the making of that pie.

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A Life Lived

Fearless by Eric BlehmI just finished reading the book Fearless by Eric Blehm. This book is simply incredible! Adam Brown, the Navy Seal who the book is about, was simply incredible! I could hardly put the book down. Adam Brown is a man to be looked up to and admired in all areas of his life. I would encourage anyone to read this book and be inspired.

The author spent countless hours interviewing friends, family, co-workers, and others who knew Adam and he puts together a detailed look at Adam’s life, both the good and the bad. That’s one of the amazing things about Adam Brown. [Read more…]