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J. Grant Swank

Restore The Republic - The Home of the Freedom Movement!
J. Grant Swank
Dems caught between Obama and Health Care debacle
What a mess illogic yields when party comes first. It's not ethical for party to come first for ethics would define what is right is what one endorses. But of course ethics-being-what's-right rarely counts with Dems.
Sep 3, 2013 - 12:12:05 AM

J. Grant Swank
'Liar' Loud vs. Muslim Obama
Barack Hussein Obama was stunned in delivering his speech before Congress. When he promised that illegal aliens would not get a penny of his healthcare, someone cried out loudly "Liar."
Apr 14, 2013 - 12:10:23 AM

J. Grant Swank
Summer's For Baptizing
Maine's lakes take their good ol' time getting warm in summer. Wade in and size-up gingerly the environs. Looks comfy from the shoreline but is cooool as you get under the water. That is, unless you're a bronzed pro who braves all to dive straight in from the dock.
Apr 1, 2012 - 6:03:53 AM

J. Grant Swank
Criminal Jesus? : 'They Hate Me. They Will Hate You Too!'
Jesus is hauled off of public property. There He is but a Baby in a manger setting. Yet He's flung across the lot into some warehouse or dumpster for His very presence is "offensive." So there go Mary and Joseph as well. And the angels to boot.
Feb 5, 2012 - 12:13:07 AM

J. Grant Swank
Troubled Times? Trust God
Do not try to understand what is going on when you have faith in God. "Lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths."
Jan 29, 2012 - 12:13:18 AM

J. Grant Swank
God's Strength is Real
There are those times. What does the Christian then do? Let Jesus smile upon your tears, healing you from top to toe. He will do just that for Jesus loves you more than you will ever know.
Jan 22, 2012 - 4:17:44 AM

J. Grant Swank
"In God We Trust"
During this election year in particular, even the believer may find himself out of his element. That is, he may find himself swept up in the talkathons so as to miss sight of God. That can happen. We're mortal, remember - spiritually flawed creatures.
Jan 20, 2012 - 1:03:03 AM

J. Grant Swank
America's True Patriotism is God-Based
Belief in the biblical God has brought to the country's fore the most committed citizenry known to the planet. It is that faith base that provides the oil for the nation's machinery. Generation after generation has willingly prayed for this nation, sacrificed for its existence, and treasured its freedoms.
Jan 19, 2012 - 12:16:56 AM

J. Grant Swank
Catholicism fading from American Scene
Priests' numbers are dwindling for a variety of reasons, one being that many young men don't buy into celibacy as a lifestyle any more. They see the biblical definition of marriage and sex in marriage as God's way for a man and woman.
Jan 18, 2012 - 12:07:25 AM

J. Grant Swank
Thomas Jefferson lifted high God
Scalia, in addressing the University of Virginia, reminded his audience that the school's founder, Jefferson, "never intended to totally banish religion from government."
Jan 17, 2012 - 8:57:12 PM

J. Grant Swank
Prayer Comfort
"Her son-in-law overdosed. Not good. That's why she's had to cut back on her hours," Sarah explained to Priscilla and me as we scanned the menu.
Jan 15, 2012 - 12:05:01 AM

J. Grant Swank
Faith in Chariots Won't Work
Therefore, with all that's going on around us  -  a world caught in its own webs  -  the believer continues to look above it all into the face of God.
Jan 8, 2012 - 12:13:57 AM

J. Grant Swank
Love Wins Over Hate
Those Muslims believe with that from the infidels they have reached a pinnacle of acceptance with Allah in the name of prophet Mohammed. Therefore, it is impossible to assimilate these Muslims in a free nation or tolerate them in a civil culture.
Jan 7, 2012 - 12:03:18 AM

J. Grant Swank
Unconditional Love is Man-Made
God knows nothing of a willy-nilly love, a weak-type of love, a limp illogical love. God sets conditions.
Jan 1, 2012 - 12:02:46 AM

J. Grant Swank
Silent Night - All is Bright
Yet the marvel happened before our eyes. Whereas, no one from the home had sung in any of the other carols, it was that as one they joined in with the hallowed hymn. Slowly but surely the minds came together, alert and touched by some spell from without.
Dec 23, 2011 - 6:27:43 AM

J. Grant Swank
Jesus is Christmas
No wonder Jesus said of himself, "I am the light of the world" (John 8:12). Without Him, all else is darkness.
Dec 21, 2011 - 2:37:41 AM

J. Grant Swank
My 'Nice Guy' Christmas
All of a sudden the Christmas cheer had disappeared from my heart. No amount of painted reindeer on poles outside could erase the picture of that girl's look.
Dec 18, 2011 - 2:13:27 AM

J. Grant Swank
Christmas: Most Churches are Lazy!
As an ardent Christian believer, I drive by one church building after another over decades to see blank front lawns during December. There is the usual church sign. Yes. But where is the nativity scene?
Dec 14, 2011 - 2:40:07 AM

J. Grant Swank
Christmas: Where Eternity Meets History
How marvelous! The God of life (Easter) then can spark His own life (Christmas) as he wills, even by coming into the human family by way of the Holy Spirit's moving upon the womb of a teen Jewess
Dec 11, 2011 - 12:15:01 AM

J. Grant Swank
Atheist Wrote 'The Golden Compass' To Dupe Children
It is an atheist's apologetic for the Devil. Philip Pullman, English non-believer, wants to nix C. S. Lewis' Narnia influences by putting out this demonic enhancing trilogy, "His Dark Materials."
Dec 10, 2011 - 7:13:08 PM

J. Grant Swank
God's Use of Suffering
"Beloved, do not be surprised at the ordeal that has come to test you. . .you are sharing what Christ suffered; so rejoice in it." I Peter 4:l2
Dec 7, 2011 - 3:27:45 AM

J. Grant Swank
Alone With God
Jesus said, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone opens the door, I will come in with him to fellowship with him."
Nov 25, 2011 - 12:20:31 AM

J. Grant Swank
Keeping That which Lasts
Take a walk through a nearby cemetery. Think of those who once lived-aches and pains, bills paid, celebrations, children born to them, bankruptcies, ecstasies, and then death. Scan one of those stones marked with a human's name on it from a previous century. Does anyone alive even know that that mortal laughed, struggled, then breathed her last?
Nov 18, 2011 - 12:20:08 AM

J. Grant Swank
Knowing God's Peace
Much of the so-called Christian endeavor is spent in movement. Ask Martha, she was one of the first movers--tea cups, sugar, creamer and cookies on the tray for Jesus and Mary. Don't forget the guest napkins. It all had to be "so."
Nov 16, 2011 - 5:35:06 AM

J. Grant Swank
Mayflower Compact: Thanksgiving
The Mayflower Compact underlines in no uncertain terms the faith in God characteristic of America's early settlers.
Nov 13, 2011 - 12:15:07 AM

J. Grant Swank
Bringing Back Bible Foundation
Much of the early settlers' legislation then was patterned after the biblical detail. The early colonies' leaders were personally cognizant of God's Word. Therefore, they set about to put in place a settlement that would reflect that divine revelation.
Nov 11, 2011 - 2:23:35 AM

J. Grant Swank
Pilgrims, Thanksgiving and God
The Pilgrims had a spiritual impetus to what they did, where they went, and what they thought. It was not a political agenda that governed their futures. It was belief in God and His guidance that would propel them and their future generations into what God had planned for the new country.
Nov 6, 2011 - 12:12:38 AM

J. Grant Swank
Remembering a Friend at Thanksgiving
I recall driving up Douglas Mountain to an apple orchard. What a time we had in meeting the new young owners. Bill fell right in line to specify for them the history of their fresh environs. Then of course we drove off with some choice apples for eating along the way.
Nov 4, 2011 - 7:12:01 AM

J. Grant Swank
Thanksgiving Started in Israel
Thanksgiving can be traced back to Israel's beginnings. There are numerous Thanksgiving passages in the Old Testament alone. Hebrews thanked God by way of fasting and worship, praising Him together and then being faithful daily to His commandments.
Nov 2, 2011 - 4:05:28 AM

J. Grant Swank
Pilgrims, Thanksgiving to God
The Pilgrims had a spiritual impetus to what they did, where they went, and what they thought. It was not a political agenda that governed their futures. It was belief in God and His guidance that would propel them and their future generations into what God had planned for the new country.
Nov 1, 2011 - 4:10:48 AM

J. Grant Swank
Thanksgiving Brings Back the Bible Foundation
There are those who have rewritten the United States history books in order to expunge the spiritual start to America.
Oct 23, 2011 - 12:17:44 AM

J. Grant Swank
Salvation
As long as this Nazareth rabbi could simply meander about meadows with a few loose chums, He was all right. He could pontificate till His heart's content. He could even draw massive crowds who were into mass hypnosis. And fish and bread.
Oct 21, 2011 - 12:45:50 AM

J. Grant Swank
Happiness is Catching
Dr. Jonas Salk, developer of the first polio vaccine, was still having fun! It was worthwhile fun--focused on finding an AIDS vaccine.
Oct 19, 2011 - 5:37:21 AM

J. Grant Swank
Catholics, Witches and New Age
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Cincinnati Region as well as Sisters of Providence, St. Mary of the Woods and Sisters of St. Frances in Indiana, Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Sisters of the Precious Blood, St. Mary of the Springs, St. William Church, Franciscan Sisters of Mary and the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration sponsored as "patrons" the "Earth Spirit Rising" conclave in Louisville, Kentucky.
Oct 16, 2011 - 12:17:50 AM

J. Grant Swank
When You Can't Take Another Step
Quit trying to be the giant nerves that you think you have to be. Get alone with Jesus in the Gethsemane Garden and cry and cry and cry some more.
Oct 14, 2011 - 2:23:02 AM

J. Grant Swank
China: Bible = Increasingly Popular
However, observers note that atheist China officialdom is not so much disturbed by what a person believes as organizations that do not register with the government.
Oct 2, 2011 - 12:07:28 AM

J. Grant Swank
When the World Doesn't Think 'Christian'
The bottom line is that unless a human being is truly a Christian, he or she cannot think "Christian"--nor consistently act "Christian." Furthermore, non-Christians will not adopt consistent Christian values by which to live out their days.
Oct 1, 2011 - 12:20:42 AM

J. Grant Swank
America's Underground Hope
I remembered reading of other worship experiences like this peppered around America. They are there. They are active. They are alive. Then it was that I put aside the frightening newspaper headlines that had been screeching at me all week long.
Sep 25, 2011 - 12:05:05 AM

J. Grant Swank
What the Hell?
Sometime ago 20 / 20 presented a special dealing with the subject of hell. The content was exemplary.
Sep 24, 2011 - 12:10:25 AM

J. Grant Swank
Praying For Those Who Are Weak.
Alcohol. That seems to be one of the mainstay pests. So those caught with that pest need to be remembered consistently in the intercessions of the sober. For, except for the grace of God, there go we!
Sep 21, 2011 - 5:05:57 AM

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