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About retiredday

I am Michael D. Day, a regular, everyday guy -- retired. I stand for God-given freedom, which means I think for myself. I believe in being civil, because the Bible teaches that we should love our enemies. But I also believe in saying it how I see it, and explaining just why I see it that way, sort of like 2 Timothy 4:2.

Seeking Unity

 (based on 1 Corinthians 1:10-17) According to Chuck Smith’s commentary, despite their giftedness, the church at Corinth was rife with carnality. This tells us giftedness does not equal spirituality. Realizing this fact should motivate us to submit to one another … Continue reading

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The Christian Vote

Habakkuk 2:4 gives us the saying, “the righteous person will live by his faith.” Romans 1:17 rewords it slightly, saying, “…as it is written, The righteous shall live by faith.” Other verses, such as Galatians 3:11 repeat this concept. But … Continue reading

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Show Me Your Papers!

On our 41st anniversary my wife and I bought some wine. The check out clerk said, “I’ll need to see some ID.”  “Why?” I asked. The store requires it. We check everyone’s ID who buys alcoholic beverages. I told her … Continue reading

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Categories Of People

Every day the world is telling us there are different categories of people. We hear it in the news, we see it in advertising, we find it in the laws our government passes. It’s what our institutions now focus on: … Continue reading

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What Does God Want Me To Do?

How can we be the best Christians we can be? What does total submission and dependence on God look like? Where do our own efforts come in to play? If being the best follower of Christ means we must focus … Continue reading

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We Are Weak But He is Strong

Jesus Loves Me contains the lyric, “Little ones to him belong. They are weak but he is strong.” Jesus told his disciples, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom … Continue reading

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The American Dream?

In his book, RADICAL, Taking Back Your Faith From The American Dream, David Platt writes, “Here we stand amid an American dream dominated by self-advancement, self-esteem and self-sufficiency, by individualism, materialism, and universalism” (p. 19) and “…ordinary people who are … Continue reading

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Why The Church Lacks Unity

Isaiah 53:6, a familiar verse, goes to the heart of why the Church lacks unity.  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. … Continue reading

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STOP YOUR GRUMBLING

There was a time when I stopped going to church. For over ten years I gave up meeting with other Christians to worship (Hebrews 10:25). I had not lost my faith in Jesus, but I had been hurt by disappointment … Continue reading

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The Caravan Is Just Another Mob.

I’ve heard a sentiment that says the “caravan” that began in Honduras is “God bringing these people to us”, and that we as good Christians should welcome them and show them loving hospitality. But is God really bringing these people … Continue reading

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