Help Wanted

Long before there ever was a Federal Express there was the Pony Express. A privately ran company of horseback riders that carried and delivered mail by the ounce. St. Joseph, Missouri was their home terminal in the east while the western terminal was in Sacramento California. If the weather was good and the Indians aimed badly, a single piece of mail would take about ten days to make the nearly two thousand mile journey across the country. The riders would ride almost one hundred miles a day stopping only to change horses every fifteen to twenty miles. Obviously not a job for the weak, in fact, it’s a wonder anyone would ever take on such job like this. Once a well-known San Francisco paper ran an ad for Pony Express Riders  it read something like this “Wanted, Young, skinny, wiry fellows not more than eighteen, must be expert riders willing to risk life and limb daily. Orphans preferred.” Believe it or not, the Pony Express Company never had a shortage of qualified riders. Continue reading “Help Wanted”

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Christians Are Not Perfect

Today I saw what seems to be a popular bumper sticker among some Christians it reads “Christians are not perfect, just forgiven”. I began to think a moment and while this is true, Christianity should never be taken for granted or mistaken for a get out of jail free card. Unfortunately, it is Christians that are the excuse many non-Christians use for the reason they do not and will not follow Christ. It is the unbeliever’s that set the bar for Christians at the position of perfection. Nothing less will do for the unbeliever that explains why when a Christian stumbles the unbeliever is the first to yell “Hypocrite” and with an even louder voice denounce Christianity altogether. Continue reading “Christians Are Not Perfect”