Paul's Passing Thoughts

Why We Do What We Do Here at TANC Ministries

Posted in Uncategorized by Andy Young, PPT contributing editor on February 15, 2017

Whenever you feel like you can’t possibly make a difference in this world, remember the starfish.
~ Andy

A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.

She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”

The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied, “Well, I made a difference to that one!”

The old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done and said. Inspired, he joined the little girl in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others joined, and all the starfish were saved.

5 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. John said, on February 16, 2017 at 3:59 AM

    A Calvinist is heavier than a starfish, but Luke 15:10 makes it worth the try. Everything to gain, nothing to lose.


    • Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on February 16, 2017 at 7:52 AM

      Calvinists (at least the “leadership”) are more like the 150-ton blue whale that beaches itself. The apostle Paul spoke of them this way:

      “…for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us…to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.” ~ 1 Thessalonians 2:14-16


      • John said, on February 16, 2017 at 9:43 AM

        Calvinism is the Moby Dick of deception. Apparently, the stench of a decomposing beached blue whale is unbearable; so, yes, the “leadership” of Calvinism is like that! And then, eventually, the whole thing explodes because of the build up of gases…thank goodness! I can’t wait for Calvinism to go boom! And it is going to; the signs are slowly showing.

        But we need to pray, so that the deceived may get out of her, off the beach and back into the ocean of truth.

        Here’s one bloated dead “doctrine”:


  2. johnimmel said, on February 16, 2017 at 12:18 PM

    wait . . . i thought we did TANC for the chicks and the money?

    Right? What did i miss?


    • Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on February 16, 2017 at 12:34 PM

      I don’t think you and I went to the same conferences! 😉


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s