“Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.”
For more than fifty of his more than eighty years, Nurney Mason was a barber in the United States House of Representatives. Nurney Mason cut hair out of a tiny booth in the basement of the Rayburn Office Building — his little stall saw nearly as much history as the floor of the Capitol itself. And every day, he brought to his job not only his barbering skills, but kindness, optimism and encouragement He would greet everyone — whether powerful Congressman or lowest-level staffer — with a solid handshake and a knowing smile. Mason stayed upbeat, day after day, the vibrations of his clippers surely jarring his wrists over the half century he worked.
He was asked by one of his Congressional customers how he stayed so upbeat and happy all the time.
Nurney Mason replied simply, “I just make (joy) right here. I create joy where I stand.” Continue reading →
“And it happened that while they were conversing and debating, Jesus Himself drew near and walked with them …”
Tim was nine when the last of many foster-care placements began to break down and he was placed in a home where children received special care and help. Tim was a sad and angry young boy who, having been put into care by his mother when he was six, hated the world. He was often sullen and aggressive, though occasionally he revealed a wicked sense of humor and some sparkle.
During his time at the home, his care-givers would arrange for Tim to meet with his mother. Each time it would be the same. Tim would be excited, full of hope and plans, confident that this time things would be different and his mother would want him back. It was a very normal reaction for any child. Each time, however, the pain would be greater. Tim’s mother would express her pleasure at seeing him, give him sweets and they would go off for the day. Then it would end and Tim would return, agitated, withdrawn and angry, refusing to talk. His hopes and dreams were once more dashed. It took a great deal of being alongside him, listening to him and helping him to make sense of what had happened to him, before he could move on and begin to live with a different kind of hope.Continue reading →
“Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace on earth?”
During the 1930’s Winston Churchill experienced what are called his “wilderness years.” He was out of government, out of office and out of style. His day was over and done with, his influence on British public life seemingly in decline. Churchill retired to his country home in Kent, south of London, tended his garden, built brick walls and brooded.
In particular, he brooded about Hitler and the rise of Fascism and Nazism in Europe. Alarmed at what he heard about the rearmament of Germany, Churchill began to make speeches in the House of Commons, calling on the government of the day to be vigilant and to rearm the country against the threat of Nazi might. In reply, Members of Parliament denounced Churchill as a warmonger. After the horror of the First World War, nobody wanted to contemplate the possibility of another conflict. Peace was the order of the day, and any talk of arms and fighting would only serve to depress people and to dishearten them. It was madness to talk of war, and only a madman would contemplate such a thing. Churchill was ignored. But Churchill was right. The sad truth came all too quickly, to blight another generation and to send millions to the grave.Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner – by Staff – 4-22-2-14 – It is our sincere hope that all of our readers had a holy and Blessed Easter Sunday. As we continue to celebrate our Lord’s Resurrection, we would like to share with all of you who are interested an Easter Sunday homily, as presented by Fr. Timothy Barr. His homily applies to all of us who love and celebrate the Risen Christ. Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner.com – Our Lord Jesus Christ is truly risen, let us rejoice and be glad. We originally posted this awesome video last February. On this glorious day as we celebrate Christ’s victory over death , let us lift up our hearts and our voices to sing praise to our Savior Jesus Christ our Lord and King. Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner.com- Easter 2013 – The world has tried to change Easter into a secular holiday; they have tried to change the celebration of the risen Lord into the Easter bunny, Spring break, and spring egg hunts. We Christians must remind ourselves and each other what Easter is all about. To those of us who profess to be Christian, it’s the most holy time of the year. It’s the time we remember that Christ, our Savior, died for us on Good Friday to rise 3 days later to bring hope and salvation to all mankind. It’s a time to remember that through Christ, His sacrifice, His death and resurrection, redemption came into the world. Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner.com- Chicago IL.- Christians will celebrate the most important church festival, the Easter resurrection of Jesus Christ in an open forum in one of America’s largest cities. This Sunday, March 31, 2013Thomas More Society Sponsors Public Christian Worship.
WHAT: Large Outdoor Interdenominational Easter Sunday Sunrise service
ProLifeCorner.com- Columnist Cal Thomas notes the drive to erase religious rights from public schools. Back in 1992, the superintendent of Frederick County, Virginia, public schools Thomas Malcolm issued a memorandum instructing teachers & administrators to no longer refer to Christmas by its traditional name, but to substitute “winter holiday”. Christmas parties are OK for schools to hold, but the must be called “holiday parties”. Continue reading →