Category Archives: religion

By Request, ‘I Surrender All’

Erlene asked for this one, I Surrender All. I hope you like this rendition by the Newsboys.

“All to Jesus I surrender”–there has never been a better strategy for staying sane. The very name of Jesus Christ is wholesome to us.


Fruits of Surrendered Aggravation

From Lisa Beth’s blog, “The Burning Lamp”

It’s those minor irritations that really test you. I ought to know: I fail.   –LD

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According to the famous Strongs Bible Concordance, “aggravation” is not in the Bible.  As part of our flesh nature, I’m sure it’s there.  Irritation, agitation, annoyance, anger, aggravation arose up in some beloved saints and others.   Naaman the Syrian traveled far to reach Elisha but, aggravated, left with a demonstrative huff, almost forfeiting his infamous healing.    After receiving God’s call and chastisement, then witnessing the Lord’s mercy upon Nineveh, Jonah is stewing in aggravation by chapter 4.

Was Moses aggravated, when he disobeyed God, striking the Rock?  This fleshly outburst woefully cost him entry into the treasured promised land.

But examples of godly longsuffering patience abound and stand tall upon spiritual pedestals.   Joseph, Daniel, the Apostle Paul…God’s people harassed, provoked, deprived and mocked while faithfully enduring with patience, longsuffering and trust in the Sovereign God.

2018-01-30-14.14.48The Lord can bring us to a breaking point, revealing what’s in us and…

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‘Is Europe’s Soul Dead?’ (2016)

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You really have to wonder about Europe.

Was it the two world wars that shook Europe off its Christian foundation? Or the wave of unprecedented prosperity that followed after the Marshall Plan? Whatever the cause, Europe’s in pretty sad shape now. As exemplified by this:

https://leeduigon.com/2015/01/18/is-europes-soul-dead/

You can learn about a people just by watching the TV shows and movies they produce. If it’s popular, it must be because its message resonates with most of the audience.

That’s grim news indeed.


‘Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus’

I don’t know how many different sets of lyrics there are for “Hyfrydol.” It seems each denomination has its own. Here we have it as Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus, by Charles Wesley: sung by Fernando Ortega.


By Request, ‘Rock of Ages’

Rock of Ages, by Rev. A.M. Toplady, was first published in 1775 and has remained popular ever since–but you’ve never heard it sung like this before. Requested by Joshua: Rock of Ages, sung a capella by GLAD.


‘This Is My Father’s World’

This was a Sunday school favorite of mine, and still is–This Is My Father’s World. It carries an important message: “This is my Father’s world, and let me ne’er forget that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.”

Performed by Central Study Hour Worship.


By Request, ‘Blessed Are Those Who’ve Never Seen’

Thomas believed in Jesus because he saw the wounds in His hands and feet and side; but Jesus said, as the hymn tells us, “Blessed are those who have not seen, and believe.”

Requested by Erlene, Blessed Are Those Who’ve Never Seen, by Carroll Roberson.


Three Cheers for the Cardinal and the Priest!

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Cardinal Raymond Burke

I was about to write that I was just too tired to post any more news today, but then this came along.

Cardinal Raymond Burke, now a member of the Vatican’s highest court, has supported a South Carolina priest who refused communion to presidential wannabe Joe Biden because of Biden’s habitual support for abortion (http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3808397/posts).

“What the priest did in South Carolina was right and just–would that more priests would act in a similar manner,” the cardinal said. It is, he added, “a question of moral law.”

And the priest, Father Robert Morey, said, “Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching.”

Before they kicked him upstairs to the Vatican, Cardinal Burke made waves here at home by withholding the sacraments from abortion-funding politicians.

Imagine if he were pope!

It’s reviving and refreshing to know that there are still men and women in the Church, any church, who value obedience to God over getting along in a fallen, sinful world.

Cardinal Burke and Father Morey, you have heartened Christians of all denominations.


‘He Who Would Valiant Be’

I have no idea whether the hymn I selected will appear here. Everything on this computer is chaos today.

What I wanted–and I don’t know if that’s what you’re seeing–was He Who Would Valiant Be, accompanied by video of a scenic, soothing little ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Pray for my head not to explode today.


Now I’m Cheesed Off!

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Once you go down there, you can never come back up

Back in September some perky publicist pitched me a book “re-telling Bible stories without an angry God.” I didn’t think we needed anything like that. We’ve already gotten enough to incur a spiritual pollution. So I told them to get lost.

https://leeduigon.com/2019/09/26/bible-stories-without-god/

Would you believe it? He’s back! Back with another invitation to read and review this monstrosity. I mean, come on! “Gay lovers in the sanctuary cities of Sodom and Gomorrha”? Does this come with a barf bag, or do you have to provide your own?

Apparently my first refusal, months ago, struck the perky publicist as somehow ambiguous. So I guess I’ll have to try again.

No, no, no! Not if you put a gun to my head! I will not soil myself, I will not insult my own soul, by reading this toxic, heretical trash. And you’ve signed yourself up for a long, long stay at Club Hell, unless you repent now and tell the author you will not represent him anymore.

Personally, if it were up to me, I’d smite the pair of you with lightning and be done with it today: “So perish all who do the same!” You’re lucky the God you hate is much more merciful than I am.

But if He listens to me, he’d smite you.


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