Posts From June, 2022

Be Faithful with the Small Things

Author: Mike Sonnevedlt
Be faithful in the small things It's easy to run after the big things. There's glory in the big, massive successes and few men can resist what that glory brings. But, glory is something that doesn't last. Just as quickly as it comes upon you, it leaves you stranded, alone and forgotten. Maybe some of you don't want glory. You don't want to have to even think about a major, world-changing success. While I could point to your lack of confidence as the source of that, what I will say is: I know you want at least a contented, purposeful life. You want something that fulfills you and gives you a reason to rise in the morning. That alarm clock is much easier to stop or beat to the punch if you have something burning inside you to work on and bring to completion. Heck, you just… read more

The Tactic of Fear after Roe v. Wade

Author: Mike Sonnevedlt
Recently, signs have popped up in DC calling on a night of rioting. The cause? The presumed overturning of Roe v. Wade. The culprits that are taking credit for the whole “mission”? Jane's Revenge. Jane's Revenge is a terrorist group, (and I specifically name them as such) who have determined that the overturning of Roe v. Wade is such a threat to America, that the only recourse is to claim “open season” on pro-life groups and crisis pregnancy centers. Among their threats, they stated, “Your thirty days expired yesterday. We offered an honorable way out. You could have walked away. Now the leash is off. And we will make it as hard as possible for your campaign of oppression to continue.” Warning providers and employees of these organizations, they consider it now “open season” on them. … read more

Elon Musk: The Rorshach Test

Author: Mike Sonnevedlt
There doesn't seem to be someone more of a light for the moths than Elon Musk these days. Whether liberal or conservative, opinions range widely and all seem to coalesce on what people think his politics might be. From progressive darling for heading a reasonable environmentalist movement to becoming the most feared billionaire on the face of the earth because he wanted to purchase Twitter; he's been at the center of their focus for some time. Conservatives have also suffered from whiplash in their emotions about Elon Musk. In 2010, Musk received a $465 million in federal loans to help support Tesla, a company many conservatives felt was flailing and taking advantage of green energy subsidies. Some reports cite as much as $4.9billion in government subsidies in total. The whole… read more

God is the Author of Liberty

Author: Paul Garner
In the Garden Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. The LORD God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.” -Genesis 2:15-17 Many people have the impression that God is an authoritarian. They are told about the ten commandments and the many additional rules added by humans not by God that seek to promote levels of obedience and holiness. Human rules about alcohol, dancing, certain types of music, certain types of food are associated with God even though they didn’t come from Him. God is love. God loves liberty. Liberty is love. The truth is that God is not an… read more

One More Solution to School Shootings

Author: Mike Sonnevedlt
The latest tragedy has become the focus of the 24/7 news cycle, and it will be until the next major issue wipes it off the map. Politicians once again are grandstanding about their tried-and-true solution that, if implemented, would have prevented the entire catastrophe. The past couple of days, the latest school shooting in Texas has left families mourning and crying out. It shook an entire nation (once again) and left people casting their eyes to the ground in sadness. It's also encouraged the cadre of politicians eager for a poll hit or who have an exaggerated sense of authority to offer up their solution that should be oh so obvious to the general public...if only the other side would accept their wicked responsibility for the shooting. In fact, we at Self-Evident weren't… read more
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