“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

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


I saw on my wife's Facebook page a commercial produced by the Always Corporation. A maxim I followed raising our daughter was to teach her she could do anything she wanted in life. As a little girl she believed that but during her teen years that confidence was eroded by others, her public school experience, and the culture in general. 

One day, when she was about 19 years old, she resentfully said to me: "You always said I could do anything I want. Well it's not true!"  I looked at her with sadness and thought, "Why did you listen to the naysayers?" Do you know who hurt her the worst? Other girls. Who knocked the confidence out of them?!

The inspirational Always commercial below is excellent and I applaud them for  it. The one missing element is the most important element: faith. It is important to believe in oneself but that confidence must be cultivated within faith and nurture of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Every human being is put here by God for a purpose. 

Be a positive source of encouragement for your daughters and granddaughters and always point them to Jesus Christ. Through faith in Him they will develop a real faith in what they can do and why they are here. God bless all our children and grandchildren. -- Mark.

[Click on image below orhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJQBjWYDTs ]

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