“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

— John Adams, October 11, 1798

Read it again if you have to!
Jim Richardson

Welcome home!!! (Shaun Groves)

This song is awesome! If you have a pulse, it WILL force you to think about your spiritual walk. OK, I know I’ve been posting a lot of videos lately, but then again this blog has always been a little “fluild” in regards to it’s content. Read along with the lyrics as you watch:

Take, me, make me
All You want me to be
That’s all I’m asking, all I’m asking

Welcome to this heart of mine
I’ve buried under prideful vines
Grown to hide the mess I’ve made
Inside of me
Come decorate, Lord
Open up the creaking door
And walk upon the dusty floor
Scrape away the guilty stains
Until no sin or shame remain
Spread Your love upon the walls
And occupy the empty halls
Until the man I am has faded
No more doors are barricaded

Come inside this heart of mine
It’s not my own
Make it home
Come and take this heart and make it
All Your own
Welcome home

Take a seat, pull up a chair
Forgive me for the disrepair
And the souvenirs from floor to ceiling
Gathered on my search for meaning
Every closet’s filled with clutter
Messes yet to be discovered
I’m overwhelmed, I understand
I can’t make this place all that You can

repeat chorus

I took the space that You placed in me
Redecorated in shades of greed
And I made sure every door stayed locked
Every window blocked, and still You knocked

(Lyrics by Shaun Groves)

Lord bless,
Jim Richardson

A moment with Brandon Heath and Francesca Battistelli…

Unrehearsed and personal….listen….just listen and you’ll understand….

Here’s an unrelated question: Since Jesus was in fact omniscient, did He have the capability of learning?
Jim Richardson

Two simple questions?

1) Why do you think that some non-believers are more polite and considerate than a whole lot of believers are?

2) Does this necessarily mean that these non-believers would be more open to receiving the Gospel?

Jim Richardson

Is this fair?

Senator from New Mexico Jeff Bingaman wants the Fairness Doctrine back, targeting among others, talk radio stations:

What is the Fairness Doctrine? It was a policy of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that required the holders of broadcast licenses both to present controversial issues of public importance and to do so in a manner that is honest, equitable, and balanced. The Fairness Doctrine was introduced in the U.S. in 1949 until 1987.

On August 12, 2008, FCC Commissioner Robert M. McDowell stated that the reinstitution of the Fairness Doctrine could be intertwined with the debate over network neutrality (a proposal to classify network operators as common carriers required to admit all Internet services, applications and devices on equal terms), presenting a potential danger that net neutrality and Fairness Doctrine advocates could try to expand content controls to the Internet. It could also include “government dictating content policy”. (Source: Wikipedia)

Two leading questions:
1) Isn’t the mainstream media already a “balanced alternative” to talk radio?
2) Why are those supporters of the First Amendment on the “left” now strangely silent?

One question I pray you will think about:
1) With our current economic crisis, why is the house, senate and President debating this issue especially considering that THEY CURRENTLY HAVE THE MAJORITY ANYWAY! Republicans are basically lame ducks leaving conservatism in at least a two year exile! Watch some old video clips of Ronald Reagan on YouTube and then compare them with current leadership. Notice any differences? He kept the faith:

February 05, 2009 Sen. Stabenow wants hearings on radio ‘accountability'; talks fairness doctrine:

SENATOR DEBBIE STABENOW (D-MI): “I absolutely think it’s time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves”

Oh and by the way, Freedom of religion along with our Biblical heritage….since it’s not fair either (wink,wink)…is probably next.

We need to take this very serious folks. Once lost, freedom is not easily reclaimed.

Trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ!

Jim Richardson

Gaining Ground For The Kingdom: Fight with us!

I invite you to be blessed in visiting a blog started by a fellow co-laborer in Christ. It chronicles his missionary work in Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa (although he is currently in Manzini, Swaziland….wow). By the way, donations to his ministry go directly to support his ministry. This is where the rubber meets the road folks!
Ryan’s blog is here:
Jim Richardson

Dads…..trying to be perfect….

Hawk Nelson – Everything You Ever Wanted (Live)
A song inspired by the affects of divorce …..

Jim Richardson


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