- 27th February 2007
- J. Davy Crockett III
A recent national survey of young people concerning their hopes, dreams and aspirations revealed a rather shocking fact. Most youngsters today want to become celebrities.
A man I know belonged to a hunting club in a remote area of Alabama where large coyotes were preying on some of the game animals. These were much larger than western coyotes and were not as shy around humans.
It can be cold and wet in December in the scenic valleys of Tennessee, but it is a beautiful setting nonetheless. Not much has changed here in a generation. It's not crowded. The old neighborhoods seem to be unchanging, a pleasant, quiet, small town, unhurried, unbothered in a time when most folks are bustling about.
During a time when Germany finds itself inching into the global spotlight as the leading nation of the European Union, its population is beginning to experience an interesting shift in its sentiments about who should have power and how that power should be wielded.
"Midnight," according to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, represents global disaster—"the figurative end of civilization". On January 17, 2007, the Bulletin moved the clock from seven minutes (last set in 2002) to five minutes to midnight!
As the Roman calendar rolls forward another year, folks pause, if ever so briefly, to contemplate where they have been and where they are going. Uncertainty and unease about the future can be very unsettling. What will the new year bring? What can you expect in your life and on the world scene in the next 12 months?
The dying man's last request was to be prayed for and anointed with oil as the Bible commands for healing. Old Mr. Brown (not his real name) had grown up on small farms. As an adult, he worked in the logging industry, sold stainless steel cookware, sold lawn and front porch furniture from the back of a pickup truck and worked in a factory in a nearby town....