Monthly Archives: February 2013

Six Crises 9

On page 272 of Six Crises, Richard Nixon says the following about Nikita Khrushchev of the Soviet Union: “As I look back over my conversations with Khrushchev, I could see how right my friend had been.  A picture of Khrushchev, … Continue reading

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Psalm 117

For my weekly quiet time this week, I will blog about Psalm 117, which is the shortest Psalm (and, if I’m not mistaken, the shortest chapter in the entire Bible).  Psalm 117 states the following, in the King James Version: … Continue reading

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Six Crises 8

In my latest reading of Richard Nixon’s 1962 book Six Crises, Nixon addresses the question of whether or not Nikita Khrushchev of the Soviet Union sincerely desired peace. On the one hand, the answer was “yes”.  A former Ambassador to … Continue reading

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Primeval Religion

I’m having a hard time getting into Milton Steinberg’s As a Driven Leaf, so I may save my reading of that for another time.  Instead, I’ll be blogging through another book: James David Audlin’s Circle of Life: Traditional Teachings of … Continue reading

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Six Crises 7

In my latest reading of Richard Nixon’s 1962 book Six Crises, Nixon talks about his visit as Vice-President to Latin America, where he was attacked by Communist-inspired mobs.  I’d like to comment on two items: 1. On page 204, Nixon … Continue reading

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A Goal and a Mission

I read the itinerary in Numbers 33 for my daily quiet time.  What I’d like to write about today is the goal of life. I started by thinking about the broad-sweeping history in the Hebrew Bible.  When did it come … Continue reading

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Six Crises 6

In the chapter on President Dwight Eisenhower’s heart attack in his 1962 book, Six Crises, Richard Nixon lambastes some of the press for its treatment of Eisenhower after Eisenhower had a stroke.  Eisenhower after his stroke had difficulty expressing his … Continue reading

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Going Out on Your Own

I recently read Numbers 32, in which the tribes of Reuben and Gad prefer to settle in the Transjordan rather than the land of Canaan.  They agree, however, to assist the rest of Israel in conquering Canaan. The first time … Continue reading

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Six Crises 5

When I was reading Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician, I wanted to write about the questions that President Dwight Eisenhower’s heart attack raised in terms of who would run the Executive Branch when the President wasn’t entirely … Continue reading

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Numbers 31: God as Judge

I read Numbers 31 for my daily quiet time through the Book of Numbers.  God commanded the Israelites to go to war against Midian to execute God’s wrath against her, for the Midianites, on the advice of Balaam, had sent … Continue reading

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