The Christmas Challenge

by Oletta Branstiter So it begins. Christmas ads. Many people are disturbed by Christmas promotion that happens prior to Thanksgiving. I’m disturbed by Christmas. Let me preface this by stating that it doesn’t matter to me whether you celebrate Christmas. But this article may reveal some things to consider with honesty and integrity. Why do you celebrate Christmas?  Please do not reply that it’s the birthday of Jesus. This is a myth, instigated and perpetuated by the Roman Catholic Church to convert pagans, who worshiped Nimrod, born on December 25, and celebrated…

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Motorcycling Ministries – Overcoming The Popular Misconceptions

photo of motorcycle from rider's forward point of view with gloved hands on handlebars

by J. Lee I love motorcycling. I have loved motorcycles since I was a small child. Unfortunately my mother did not. She was terrified of bikes and bikers. I never heard the end of it in her attempt to destroy my love for bikes. My guess is my mom had a bad experience with bikers she never shared. If it was not a personal experience she lived in the era were bikers were badly portrayed in movies. Maybe she believed what she watched. Scary biker films were in abundance during the 1950-1970’s.…

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Walking With Jesus

 “And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. 20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head“.  ~Matthew 8:19-20 As you have already read here at National Compass, our goal here is to get rid of the division in our country. And that division is not just ideological but socio-economic as well. When I first became homeless last year, I thought…

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