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Matters of Faith: The Principle Thing

Matters of Faith: The Principle Thing

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.” Proverbs 4:7-8 KJV   The […]

by · December 8, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
President Trump Attends the NATO Plenary Session (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Vernuccio’s View: NATO’s Future Plans

NATO Foreign Ministers met in Brussels on November 20 to address a wide range of security challenges. “We all agree that NATO remains indispensable for our security, and that despite our differences, we are stronger as we face the future […]

by · December 5, 2019 · Vernuccio's View
Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) representatives listen during the special meeting to consider the "Situation in Bolivia" at OAS headquarters in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Vernuccio’s View: Bolivians Reject Dictatorship

Bolivians have rejected attempts to destroy democracy and set their nation on a path towards dictatorship.  Clearly, they did not want to become another Venezuela. The situation, according to the U.S. State Department, unfolded over the course of several years. The […]

by · December 1, 2019 · Vernuccio's View
Matters of Faith: All You’ll Ever Need

Matters of Faith: All You’ll Ever Need

By Rev. J. Loren Russell 19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 KJV Phillipians, a book, written by Paul the Apostle, always challenged me. I know the background […]

by · December 1, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Profile America: First Drive-in Gas Station

Profile America: First Drive-in Gas Station

Sunday, December 1. On this date in 1913, what is today the Gulf Oil Company opened the nation’s first drive-in gas station. Located at the intersection of Baum Boulevard and St. Clair Street in Pittsburgh, the filling station was a […]

by · November 30, 2019 · Census, Profile America, Transportation
Flag of Mexico

Vernuccio’s View: Dangers from the Failed State of Mexico

The massacre of nine U.S. citizens, including three women and six children, makes it increasingly difficult to ignore a disturbing fact: Mexico is a failed state, in which the government has essentially surrendered authority to the drug cartels. The policies […]

by · November 24, 2019 · Government, Vernuccio's View
Matters of Faith: Rest for Your Soul

Matters of Faith: Rest for Your Soul

By Rev. J. Loren Russell Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and […]

by · November 24, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Profile America: Freedom of the Press

Profile America: Freedom of the Press

Sunday, November 17. The first glimmers of what Americans now take for granted — freedom of the press — started on this date in 1734. It came with the arrest of John Peter Zenger, a German immigrant who published the […]

by · November 17, 2019 · Census, History, Profile America
Matters of Faith: Put Your Best Foot Forward

Matters of Faith: Put Your Best Foot Forward

By Rev. J. Loren Russell 25 If we [claim to] live by the [Holy] Spirit, we must also walk by the Spirit [with personal integrity, godly character, and moral courage—our conduct empowered by the Holy Spirit].  Galatians 5:25 (Amplified Bible)  The […]

by · November 17, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Profile America: Peanut Butter Lovers Month

Profile America: Peanut Butter Lovers Month

Saturday, November 16. It’s a time to celebrate one of life’s simple, viscous pleasures — it’s Peanut Butter Lovers Month. The stuff of one of America’s favorite sandwiches, peanut butter was first offered to the public at the St. Louis […]

Vernuccio’s View: US Dangerously Lags in Military R&D

Vernuccio’s View: US Dangerously Lags in Military R&D

Since the middle of the last century, The United States has relied on advanced technology to defend itself. Today, faced with giant adversaries (Russia has larger geography, China has a greater population and a vast industrial base) that need is […]

by · November 14, 2019 · Military, Vernuccio's View

Vernuccio’s View: Global Censorship Increases

America’s First Amendment set a standard and a goal for the rest of the planet, establishing freedom of speech as a key standard of an advanced civilized society. However, as appreciation within the United States continues for this achievement wanes, […]

by · November 10, 2019 · Military, Vernuccio's View
Matters of Faith: The Execution Chamber

Matters of Faith: The Execution Chamber

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “So put to death and deprive of power the evil longings of your earthly body [with its sensual, self-centered instincts] immorality, impurity, sinful passion, evil desire, and greed, which is [a kind of] idolatry [because […]

by · November 10, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
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Profile America: First Engineering College

Tuesday, November 5. Much has been heard in recent years about national education policy encouraging more science, technology, engineering and math — or STEM — students. As far as engineering goes, the trail was broken 195 years ago on this […]

Vintage NCR cash register (Instagram)

Profile America: Ka-ching! The Cash Register Is Patented

Monday, November 4. The slang exclamation “ka-ching!” owes its birth to a development on this date140 years ago. That’s when James Ritty, a saloon keeper in Dayton, Ohio, patented the cash register he developed with his mechanic brother John. The […]