Recommended New Books!

Here's a listing of some recently-published
new books & their authors....

- "How to Write Large Books" by Warren Peace

- "The Lion Attacked" by Claude Yarmoff

- "The Art of Archery" by Beau N. Arrow

- "Songs for Children" by Barbara Blacksheep

- "Irish Heart Surgery" by Angie O'Plasty

- "Desert Crossing" by I. Rhoda Camel

- "School Truancy" by Marcus Absent

- "I Was a Cloakroom Attendant" by Mahatma Coate

- "I Lost My Balance" by Eileen Dover and Phil Down

- "Positive Reinforcement" by Wade Ago

- "Shhh!" by Danielle Soloud

- "The Philippine Post Office" by Imelda Letter

- "Things to Do at a Party" by Bob Frapples

- "Stop Arguing" by Xavier Breath

- "Raising Mosquitos" by I. Itch

- "Mountain Climbing" by Hugo First

The three shortest books in the world:

- "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Rahm Emanuel

- "Humility and Its Virtues" by Democrat Politicians

- "What the Constitution Means to Me" by Nancy Pelosi


Professor Howdy said...


The male name Andrew is from the Greek word for "manly."


Months that begin with a Sunday will always have a
"Friday the 13th."


Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey
found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been
tasted by archaeologists and found edible.



Although Asia and the Mediterranean are the original
regions where mustard grew, most of the world's
mustard today is cultivated in Canada and the
United States



The average major league baseball lasts 7 pitches.



Socrates, one of the most famous Greek philosophers,
never wrote down a single word of his teachings. The
only knowledge we have of his thinking today comes
from the notes taken by his great student, Plato.

Professor Howdy said...

A detective who spent his entire career in plain
clothes quit the police force and bought a farm.

"What kind of crops do you plan to grow?"
the police chief asked the farmer-to-be.

"Carrots and potatoes," the man replied.

"Why carrots and potatoes?" asked the chief.

"Because," answered the ex-detective, . . .
"I'm very fond of undercover crops."

Ravi Zacharias said...

Easy Living

The Bible rings with some serious stories of faith, and the men and women involved become examples to us. We admire with reverence the way these men and women of old dealt with difficult odds and the way God accomplished incredible things through them. But what would happen in our own lives if we were given the chance to fight the same fight? Would we rise to the challenge?

I’m afraid that in our day, we often live with a glaring contradiction. We want to know God; we want Him to be real, and we want life to have deep meaning. And yet, we want all this without any serious cost or effort. We want to pass over any personal notion of bearing the way of the cross.

Behind this attitude is the assumption that life is best when the waters are still and pilgrimage is easy. During those times when everything “makes sense,” we believe we are most at peace with life and God. “Ahhh, this is how it’s supposed to be,” we tell ourselves. But often just as soon as we get
comfortable, the waters around us get rough; our boats are rocked, our feet are unsteady, and we are back in a struggle of one kind or another.

What’s going on in these times? Why doesn’t God just allow us to stay comfortable and content? Are the bad times merely distortions of the way life should be? Should our sojourn through this life be easy?

When we consider some key figures in the Bible and what they went through, we find that ease is not often a corollary of a life committed to God. Abraham was asked to give up his own son, the prize of his life, and he was willing to do it. Moses could have stayed in Egypt and enjoyed the pleasures of royalty, but instead he led the people of Israel through years of struggle. Because of his faith, the prophet Daniel defied a king, risking death in a lion’s den. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were thrown in a burning furnace because they refused to renounce their faith. David patiently endured the rage of Saul because he believed
God’s promises. Esther courageously risked her life to go before the king and beg for his mercy with only the strength of these difficult words: “If I perish, I perish” (Esther 4:16).

In the lives of these men and women, it was often in the toughest acts of faith that they came the closest to God and found life’s deepest meaning. It was not the provision of comfort or happiness that led them to a deeper knowledge of God; in fact, it was often the lack of it.

Is it possible that a life of ease--with neither challenge nor suffering--is not what we really need? Does peace mean as much if we have never experienced calamity? Do our hearts ring as loudly with gratitude if we have never known want? Does delight yield as bright a smile if we have never tasted despair?

In these days leading up to Good Friday, perhaps we can ponder again the meaning of the word “good.” Following Jesus all the way to the Cross, we find it less bearable to idealize an easy life or to tolerate the
choices that keep our lives hollow. The apostle Paul has a much better challenge: “Let us live up to what is already attained.” Christ has shown us through his own pain and punishment a life that endured--even unto death--and now sits enthroned in glory.

Stuart McAllister is vice president of training and special projects at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia.


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According to Richard Dawkins, there’s no difference between God and the Easter Bunny. Is God really just a trick or a deception like the Tooth Fairy? Join RZIM for a thought provoking evening featuring Ravi Zacharias and John Lennox as they address the intellectual assumptions surrounding atheism while contrasting the validity of the Christian faith in his special message, “Is Faith Delusional?” Click here for more >>>

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