Monthly Archives: July 2013

In the Arena 4

I have two items for my blog post today on Richard Nixon’s In the Arena. 1.  On page 125, Nixon talks about the importance of the President meeting with the Cabinet, the National Security Council, leaders within the legislature, and … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Life, Movies, Politics, School, Social Skills

In the Arena 3

I have two items for my blog post today about Richard Nixon’s In the Arena. 1.  On page 91, Nixon states the following about churches: “It is significant that the sharp 35 percent decline in membership of mainline Protestant denominations … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Politics, Religion, School

In the Arena 2

I have two items for my blog post today about Richard Nixon’s In the Arena. 1.  On page 44, Richard Nixon says: “What separates the men from the boys in politics is that the boys seek office to be somebody … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Communism, Movies, Political Philosophy, Politics, Religion, Ronald Reagan, Television, West Wing

The Church Picnic, Jeremiah 29:11, and the Dash

At church today, we had our annual church picnic.  We went to a park, had a church service there, and then ate, fellowshipped, and did a water-balloon toss.  My partner for the water-balloon toss and I did better this year … Continue reading

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In the Arena 1

I started Richard Nixon’s In the Arena: A Memoir of Victory, Defeat and Renewal.  In this post, I’d like to highlight something that Nixon says on pages 32-33: “I also relied on support from my friends.  When you win from … Continue reading

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Leaders 5

I finished Richard Nixon’s Leaders.  In this blog post, I’d like to highlight something that Nixon says on page 331.  This occurs within the last chapter, in which Nixon discusses the characteristics of great leaders in the arena. “He must … Continue reading

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Psalm 119: Resh

For my blog post today about Psalm 119: Resh, I will focus on Psalm 119:160.  In the King James Version, this verse says: “Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.” … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Psalms, Religion, Weekly Quiet Time

Leaders 4

In my post today about Richard Nixon’s Leaders , I will discuss things that Richard Nixon says about Chiang Kaishek.  Chiang was the leader of mainland China before it became a Communist country under Mao Tse-Tung.  Chiang would then go … Continue reading

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Leaders 3

A theme that came up more than once in my latest reading of Richard Nixon’s Leaders was alcohol.  Here are some stories that Nixon tells: —-Page 143: “[German leader Konrad Adenauer] had other weapons besides the cold steel of logic, … Continue reading

Posted in Alcoholism, Asperger's, Autism, Church, Family, Life, Politics, Prayer, Religion, Social Skills, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Television, West Wing

Reinventing Jesus and Bart Ehrman

I recently finished Bart Ehrman’s Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew. Not long ago, I read the book Reinventing Jesus: How Contemporary Skeptics Miss the Real Jesus and Mislead Popular Culture.  This book is … Continue reading

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