We Have a Winner!

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Well, we couldn’t quite do it by midnight last night–Lee made a mess of it–but a few minutes after midnight, Beverly came along to win the common contest–and we now have over 75,000 comments here!

As you can see from the picture, all of us here on Rottnest Island are celebrating.

G’day! Byron the Quokka here: and the business at hand is to congratulate Beverly and find out which prize she wants–the autographed book or the T-shirt that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost –Lee Duigon.” (Note: We’re out of Vol. 1, Bell Mountain, so don’t ask for that one.) We’ll also need your mailing address, Beverly. You can email that to Lee if you’d rather not put it up here for everyone to see. Not that “everyone” reads this blog… *sigh*

Thank you, one and all, for your comments–going back ten years now–and for sticking with us even as Big Tech tries to cut us off from our audience.

And there’ll be another comment contest–and maybe even other kinds of contests–in the future. So please keep clicking this site!

And no, I am not going to scold anybody to click the Like button. Waddaya think this is–YouTube?

 

‘O, God, Our Help in Ages Past’

Would you believe it? We used to sing this hymn in high school, in assembly, before the Supreme Court decided we needed to be protected from Jesus.

O God, Our Help in Ages Past, written by Isaac Watts in 1719 and still going strong, sung here by the Sharon Mennonite Bible Singers. Background sets by God the Father.

Let’s Do It Today!

G’day! Byron the Quokka here, to tell you we have 74,974 comments–which means we only need 26 more–just 26 more!–to reach that glorious 75,000-comment milestone.

We don’t really need all day to round up another 26 comments, do we?

And the winner gets a dandy prize, your choice–an autographed copy of one of Lee’s books, or this cool red-and-white T-shirt that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost”: a guaranteed conversation piece.

Let’s bring in those comments, boys ‘n’ girls, and show the Big Tech censors that they can’t make us cry uncle!

‘Sorry–I Believe the Bible’ (2016)

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It’s hard to find “Biblical scholars” (LOL) who believe the Bible. These same people would object to Darwinism being taught by Young Earth Creationists. I think it’s because they’re just not very nice people.

Sorry–I Believe the Bible

I have been writing fiction, and reading it assiduously, all my life–unlike some “scholar” at a bonzo seminary who needs to get out more often. I’m here to tell you, as a fiction writer conversant with the history of fiction, that the Bible is non-fiction. The Bible is truth. Because the techniques of fiction needed to create a Bible were never even thought of until the 19th century–and can you think of any “Bible equivalent” that has stood the test of time? How many fake “Bibles” have been written, and passed unnoticed into oblivion?

The real Bible–the one dictated by the Holy Spirit over thousands of years–lives on. And it will never pass away.

By Request, ‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’

This is one of my favorite hymns, and Erlene requested it sung by Alan Jackson–Leaning on the Everlasting Arms. 

I first heard it in a thriller movie, of all places–Night of the Hunter–sung by Robert Mitchum and Lillian Gish.

We Have Lost Another Saint

Dr. Kishore (L) with Martin Selbrede

Dr. Punyamurtula Kishore, whose pioneering work in the treatment of opioid addiction set new records for effectiveness–yet landed him in prison–has died.

Our Chalcedon print magazine, Faith for All of Life, ran 18 articles about him by Martin Selbrede, starting in 2014. All 18 are available at http://www.chalcedon.edu/ .

Dr. Kishore, frustrated by the ineffectiveness of the medical establishment’s approach–replacing one addictive drug with another–came up with a sobriety-based treatment program instead. It worked. At least, it worked much better than the old way. And they couldn’t forgive him for that.

Dr. Kishore sacrificed his good name, his livelihood, and his freedom for his patients. He fell ill in April of this year and died on June 20. A movie about his life and work is in post-production.

We don’t know how many lives Dr. Kishore saved. We wish he could have lived to see his methods adopted in all 50 states (several have already done so) and his work publicly vindicated.

For the details of Dr. Kishore’s work and sacrifice, see Martin Selbrede’s articles on the Chalcedon website.

‘O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing’

Can we do better than to start the day with a hymn by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band? O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing–sung the old-fashioned way.

The hymn shop is open to all hymn requests today–so don’t be shy!

Urgent! The Last 100 Views

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(Special bulletin from Byron the Quokka, whose job it is to keep up with these things.)

G’day! Big news about the current comment contest–the push for 75,000 comments.

We have less than 100 comments to go, to reach that milestone! Do we really need all week to come up with 100 comments?

The winner gets an autographed copy of one of Lee’s books–or a cool red-and-white T-shirt that says, “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost.” You get to choose.

Waddaya say we wrap this up in just another two days–or even less? Show the Big Tech censors that they can’t stop us!

I cannot wait to hand out this prize!

Peep Update

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After many of you prayed for her yesterday, our cat Peep was more herself. That shouldn’t surprise us overmuch. She was fine the rest of the afternoon and all night. I wonder if it was the heat getting to her. It was miserably hot here yesterday, and our cats are getting old.

We thank you for your prayers. We’ll have to keep a watch on Peep, but as of this morning she seems OK.

By Request, ‘My Jesus’

Pastor “SlimJim” requested this one–My Jesus, by Anne Wilson.

There is nothing that hurts us more than the death of a loved one, no pain worse than that. It’s something pastors are called upon to deal with–still think it’s an easy job?

We could not live, but for the Holy Spirit, God’s word, and Jesus Christ our Savior.