Posts from January 2022

Posts from January 2022

Unashamed

In 1989, rock musician, Tom Petty, released a song entitled, “I Won’t Back Down.” In the lyrics, he affirmed that even though the world was trying its best to drag and push him down, he would stand his ground; he would be immoveable and unshaken. Today, there are few things that remain stationary. Like a raging river that dumps its refuse into the ocean, everything and everyone seems to go with the flow – even if it leads to their…

The Gentle Slope

In The Screwtape Letters, author C.S. Lewis unveils some frightening truths about the nature of Satan and his goal to lure as many souls as possible away from a relationship with God. Perhaps the most alarming passage comes at the end of chapter twelve when a demon named Screwtape writes, “Murder is no better than cards if cards can do the trick. Indeed, the safest road to Hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden…

Cut From the Same Cloth

Long before Armani, Calvin Klein, and Ralph Lauren became household names, men’s suits were often produced on those old pedaloperated sewing machines that now adorn the shelves of antique stores. The talented seamstresses that operated them knew that it was essential to cut both the jacket and trousers from the same piece of fabric because it was the only way to ensure that the suit would match. Although most of the quaint sewing shops of yesterday have been replaced by…