The Late Great Rich Mullins In Concert

This series of clips is from a live concert at Carpenter’s Way Church in Lufkin, TX
on July 19, 1997, just 2 months before “going out like Elijah” on September 19th, 1997.

For those of you yet unfamiliar with Rich Mullins he was gifted with great musical talents. His skills on multiple instruments was legendary, including his world class skill on two different types of the Dulcimer. His fame however (a term he was likely uncomfortable with) was in putting words to music in a way that spoke deep to the hearts of those who enjoy his music. Yet his most profound talent, in my opinion, was his ability to look past religiosity to express the sometime blunt truth the Church was, and is, so in need of hearing. As one person wrote “Rich was irreverently reverent.” His willingness to expose himself to ridicule for his imperfections as a Christ follower in order to express from his personal experience the love and forgiveness of God was a beauty of soul so rarely found yet so desperately needed among us, and in us.

You are greatly missed Rich Mullins. The music you must be making now in heaven can scarcely be imagined.


Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 1 of 9)

In this video: Nothing But the Blood, Awesome God, Brother’s Keeper, Boy Like Me/Man Like You


Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 2 of 9)

In this video: John’s Song [Lap Dulcimer Instrumental], Madeline’s Song, 78 Eatonwood Green, Calling Out Your Name, Such a Thing as Glory


Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 3 of 9)

In this video: Such a Thing as Glory, [Irish Sweater Story], Ready for the Storm, Babylon, [Rich speaks at length]


Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 4 of 9)

In this video: [Rich speaks at length], I See You, You Did Not Have a Home, I Will Sing, Sing Your Praise to the Lord


Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 5 of 9)

In this video: Sing Your Praise to the Lord, [Amsterdam story], Hold Me Jesus, While the Nations Rage


Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 6 of 9)

In this video: If I Stand, Screendoor, [Canticle of the Plains], Heaven is Waiting, Elijah


Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 7 of 9)

In this video: Elijah, [How'd You Get Saved? Story], [Balaam's Ass story], [Rich speaks at length]


Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 8 of 9)

In this video: Sometimes By Step, Creed, It is Well, I’m Going to Sing


Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 9 of 9)

In this video: I’m Going to Sing/Swing, Low Sweet Chariot/When the Saints (Round), Doxology



Discern the Dangers of ‘Discernment’

Discern the Dangers of ‘Discernment’


on 9 July, 2014 at 06:35

Charles Spurgeon once said, “Discernment is not simply a matter of telling the difference between what is right and wrong; rather it is the difference between right and almost right.”

Discernment is a powerful gift of the Spirit. It allows believers to unravel false teaching, make accurate judgments quickly, spot demonic counterfeits and expose the plans of the enemy.

In 2014, our culture calls evil “good” and good “evil” (see Isaiah 5:20). Human sexuality has lost all sacredness. All sorts of self-indulgence and violence is justified in the name of “rights.” False gospels fill church pews with inch-deep believers.Plainly stated, we need discernment now more than ever.


The Wonderful Love of the Father

Talon's Point:

A great reminder of the chastizing aspect of the love of God. I’m reminded of comforting words of Prov 3:13 and Hebrews 12:6 that remind us that His chastisement is itself a reminder of both His love and His acceptance of us as his adopted.

Thanks also for referring to enduring to the end. This modern age of have it now with little cost has taught a false gospel that doesn’t require we even run the race to win it, just ask Jesus into your heart and go on your sinful way.

Originally posted on The Patriot Brotherhood From Sea to Shining Sea:

FatherSon I recently joined a Bible Discussion group and someone asked a very profound question today in it, I must share, along with my response to it, because I think it would be of benefit to others.

Brother Pete (last name withheld so he doesn’t suffer the abuse I sometimes get for my beliefs and being public with them); he asked the following question:

“I’ve prayed many prayers and shed many tears. I’ve read some of these books in the bible until I thought the words were gonna fall off. Am I really willing to go where he leads? What if he wants to humble me, bruise me, crush me or rearrange my life? What if he chooses to tear down everything I thought I was?”

He added the following scripture as reference:

Isaiah 57:15 KJV
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy…

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There’s a gender wage gap stopping waitresses from making the same as commercial airline pilots

The Matt Walsh Blog: Where leftist “gender wage gap” rhetoric goes to die:

During the State of the Union Address, President Obama courageously railed against some of the greatest threats facing our nation. For instance, he loudly proclaimed that “climate change” is “a fact.” In other words, the Leader of the Free World used part of a prime-time speech to point out that climates do, in fact, change. No word on whether grass still grows and cows still go “mooo,” but perhaps he’ll illuminate those issues some other time.

And, although climates change, and climates have always changed because change is an essential characteristic of “climate,” he didn’t actually respond to the slightly more contentious question about whether or not human beings are significant drivers of climate, as opposed to other relevant forces, like, say, the Sun (a million times bigger than the Earth, contains 99.8 percent of the mass of the Solar System, reaches temperatures of 15 million degrees Celsius — maybe that ol’ girl really calls the shots on this planet).

Talon’s Point of the Day – March 13th, 2014

Ann Coulter is once again ignoring the reality of the damage they are doing to America as evidenced by her support of RINOs over actual conservatives.

Just as I warned in Feb. 2012 with my postA Dear Ann Letterwhen Coulter backed Mitt Romney over other, more conservative, GOP candidates, she now once again would prefer the conservative masses hold their noses and support what she thinks is “electability” despite the reality that when true conservatives, and their voting cousins the libertarians (including myself), reach the point of disgust with the stench within our own so called ranks, that many become so nauseated with the thought of voting for these false conservatives that they stay home election night, preferring to consume large quantities of sometimes alcohol laced Pepto Bismol.

Ironically, if you read my post “A Dear Ann Letter” you would have seen my prescient warning about her flawed affection for Chris Christie back when the vast majority of the self proclaimed “conservative” public thought Christie was a fellow conservative. Oh how reality stings.

So apparently yesterday Coulter blogged her defense of Mitch McConnell, even after McConnell spoke of Tea Party candidates by sayingI think we are going to crush them everywhere … I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.”  She did so while going on tv, and possibly in her blog, proclaiming how she loves the Tea Party. Yeah ok.

Once again Ann has traded her credentials, or what might be more appropriately described as “remaining perceived credentials” to prop up the collapsed credibility of one of the sources of the stench.

Either buy Ann and Mitch, or come November grab your Pepto, and maybe some Jack.

Eat your own words, Debbie Wasserman Schultz!

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 7, 2014 11:06 AM


Eat your own words, Debbie Wasserman Schultz!
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2014

At the end of 2013, Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz had some nasty words for yours truly. Irked that I used my Twitter feed to criticize her Obamacare propaganda efforts, Wasserman Schultz snarked back at me:

“Thanks for spreading the word! You’ll be eating them next year. #GetCovered.”

Classy as always. And completely wrong-headed as usual. Less than three months into 2014, how’s dutiful Debbie and her Dear Leader’s pet government takeover program doing? The most recent retreat measures — call it the Obamacare Endangered 2014 Midterm Democrats’ Rescue Plan — include:

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Comfort From The Comforted

Talon's Point:

If God perfected his only begotten Son through suffering (Hebrews2:10) how much more so do we, his adopted, qualify for the perfecting born of suffering?

Originally posted on Learning the Way of Wisdom:


For 16 years, my wife has been affected dramatically by a chronic illness. When she was diagnosed, she was told that she would be unable to complete college and could rule out any possibility of a real career in her future. Since that time, God has given her grace to complete her studies, work as an outstanding teacher, marry a great guy (if I do say so myself), enjoy motherhood, and endure many surgeries and daily pain all while being faithful to God and her ministry opportunities. She is an amazing lady, no doubt, yet she will tell you that her source of strength and comfort is the Lord Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:20-21).

Over the years, one peculiar thing really stands out to me. Since her diagnosis, she has met so many people with major medical problems that I’ve lost count. At first glance, it may seem like…

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Beware: New Identity Theft Tactic Targeting Bloggers

Have you, like myself, suddenly been hit with followers from sites that make it clear within their name they are selling sex? My strong advice is that you don’t even go take a look. Definitely don’t post a comment if you do visit as this will give the site your email address but knowing what they are pushing, and knowing they are trying to suck money out of you be all means available, why would you even look?

Furthermore, there has been attacks on conservatives designed to get them to open links to sites that turned out to have child porn. Then, the attacker contacts authorities informing them the conservative is guilty of looking at child porn even though the victim did not know what they were opening. Sometimes this has even been in the form of a misrepresented link in an email.

I personally go as far as asking those whom I know that send me links to confirm what the link is and why they are sending it just to be sure they haven’t had their email taken over by a virus.

So my friends, whether its an email link from some unknown source or a follower on your website please be aware and beware.