“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Saturday, April 12, 2014


I like large cities but I prefer my small town near farmers' pastures and open spaces of the country. Architecture, culture and frenetic energy of urban life is exciting but the symphony of nature and rhythms of rural life speaks to my soul. The presence of God can be found in a quiet afternoon in the country or a violent storm with thunder-claps that rattles the windows of my little house and lightening that lights up the night sky.

Ludwig van Beethoven's love of nature. Someone has said that he found his equilibrium in the country. It was Beethoven's love of nature that inspired his beloved 6th Symphony. 

[Click on image below or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQGm0H9l9I4 for  Ludwig's van Beethoven's 6th Symphony, "Pastorale"]

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