Month: August 2015

Today’s Thoughts – Aug 17, 2015

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Life is getting more confusing every day.  Politics is destroying our nation and our churches.  Many denominations are feeling the need or pressured into changing their values to match society’s values;   it should be the other way around where churches try to change society for the better. 

One of the main problems in changing your values because of the vocal activists is that they are never satisfied and once they have won one concession they are ready to take another step and then another one and so on. 

Life will never be just or fair to everyone that just isn’t the way life works.  You cannot take all of the hurt or pain out of life.   Faith in Jesus / God will help you to overcome the pain or hurt but it is always going to be there. 

Right now I am “un-churched”.  I don’t know where I will ultimately end up.  I should not try to find a new church / denomination that fits “all” of my beliefs or inner thoughts;  like a politician it would be wrong to believe every thing they say. 

What should I look for in a new church?   If a church feels friendly and welcoming that is a great first step.  Do they invite you to other functions?   Does the preaching seem to be inspiring?  Does the church seem to be alive and are there any outreach ministries, how about children . . . are there any;  no children or few seems to be a sign of a dying church.   Are there any men’s/women’s groups or bible studies during the week?

I don’t know . . . life is just too confusing right now.

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Is Your Hut Burning?

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Is Your Hut Burning?
The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and everyday he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions. BUT then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky. The worst had happened; everything was lost. He was stunned with grief and anger. “God, how could you do this to me!” he cried.

Early the next day, however, he was awakened by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island. It had come to rescue him. “How did you know I was here?” asked the weary man of his rescuers. “We saw your smoke signal,” they replied.

It is easy to get discouraged when things are going bad. But we shouldn’t lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of pain and suffering. Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the ground – it just may be a smoke signal that summons the grace of God.

For all of the negative things we have to say to ourselves, God has a positive answer for it:

You say: “It’s impossible”
God says: All things are possible because God can do all things (Luke 18:27)

You say: “I’m too tired”
God says: I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30)

You say: “Nobody really loves me”
God says: I love you (John 3:16 and John 13:34)

You say: “I can’t go on”
God says: My grace is sufficient (2 Corinthians 12:9 and Psalm 91:15)

You say: “I can’t do it”
God says: You can do all things through Christ (Philippians 4:13)

You say: “I can’t figure things out”
God says: I will direct your steps (Proverbs 3:5-6)

You say: “I’m not able”
God says: I am able (2 Corinthians 9:8)

You say: “It’s not worth it”
God says: It will be worth it (Romans 8:28)

You say: “I can’t forgive myself”
God says: I FORGIVE YOU (l John 1:9 and Romans 8:1)

You say: “I can’t manage”
God says: I will supply all your needs (Philippians 4:19)

You say: “I’m afraid”
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7)

You say: “I’m always worried and frustrated”
God says: Cast all your cares on ME (1 Peter 5:7)

You say: “I don’t have enough faith”
God says: I’ve given everyone a measure of faith (Romans 12:3)

You say: “I’m not smart enough”
God says: I give you wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:30)

You say: “I feel all alone”
God says: I will NEVER leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5)

If America Goes Down the Toilet: I’m Blaming Lame Pastors

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Doug Giles | Aug 16, 2015  (Townhall.com)

Our country is in a crap sling of gastronomical proportions. I was going to say astronomical but this thing is more gassy than it is interplanetary.

You wanna know how messed up we’ve become?

Well, for one, Kim Kardashian has 43 million followers on Instagram just waiting for her to post a pic of her ample ass-ets. Secondly, social media dipsticks think Cecil The Lion’s plight was/is more important than Planned Parenthood’s dealing aborted baby body parts. Thirdly, there are actually people in this country, who call themselves Americans, who’re contemplating making Hillary Clinton president.

Look, as far as I’m concerned, Hillary shouldn’t be allowed to sell moon crickets at Skeeter’s Bait Shop on Lake Pontchartrain, much less run our nation; and if this was 1773 that evil clown would have been jailed for treason and left to rot in jail until her teeth turned brown.

In addition to peeps actually contemplating Hillary for President, the Right’s answer to the potential Hildebeest acid-trip is Donald Trump.

Now, don’t get me wrong … I love what Trump is doing both to the Left and the Right, in stirring the putrid political pot, but I’m a guessin’ that even Trump has to be befuddled that he has to pony up to fix this slop.

So, how’d we arrive at such a gloomy place, where we would elect Obama twice, a junior state senator whose claim to fame was writing two books about himself: and where many are actually thinking about heaving Hillary’s haggard backside into the Oval Office to sit behind the same desk where Bill shagged Monica?

While everyone is running around playing pin the blame-tail on the donkey, trying to super-glue responsibility for our nation’s decades long complicated demise, I’d like to put the church at the top of the culpability flow chart. Yes, I blame the brethren, in particular ministers, for not stemming the tide on our nation’s abysmal slide.

The last 40-plus years of ecclesiastical “influence” has allowed for political corruption to take place that would’ve never seen the light of day from pastors who were here during our country’s conception. Yep, the majority of ministers that were kicking around during our nation’s founding and framing wouldn’t have let this smack go down on their watch. Oh, hell no.

No, matter of fact, America’s early ministers, unapologetically, poured lighter fluid on our original revolt against political tyrants. They weren’t ministers who were preaching for financial profit, longing to be Charisma magazine’s playmate of the month, but were instead veritable founts of political offense if you were peddling enslavement to government goons. Yes, they were holy, ticked-off fire-brands unafraid to rebuke political pigs that wished to enslave us.

The original pastors were rebels. Our current crop of clergy are like Obadiah’s “prophets” hiding in caves from Hillary… I mean Jezebel. The New England clergy fueled The American Revolution because they loved this thing called liberty and independence more than life and they had no problem whatsoever destroying political pariahs who sought to enslave people to big government jackasses.

If America is going to go forward into greatness then the Elijahs of God are going to have to come forth and get a whip and start clearing the punks.

Let us pray…

Advice for a Good Life

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We come into this world crying while all around us are smiling.  May
we so live that we go out of this world smiling while everybody
around us is weeping.        

— Persian proverb

Killing Babies – Betraying Israel – God Bless America?

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Killing Babies – Betraying Israel – God Bless America?

Death to America
Josh, in Israel, emailed me. He said they are“living under the specter of the Iran deal and see where this is all heading.” They are extremely concerned. Josh said, “For starters what even gave him the right to lead such “negotiations” on behalf of the world? Who anointed him king, anyway?” Josh concluded, “Either Obama’s deal is insane or deliberate.”
Well Josh, the US mainstream media has for all intensive purposes made Obama king. Concerned Americans say we are resembling a banana republic (dishonest government ignoring laws). The MSM aggressively promotes whatever Obama wants the public to know and blocks what he does not.
For example: Everyone knows about the shooting of Cecil the lion. Due to a MSM insidious blackout of the story, 70% of Americans do not know about the real-life horror movie happening behind the walls of Planned Parenthood. The vile scumbags at PP are illegally black marketing baby body parts (mostly black). Cause for PP staff to high-five and celebrate is when they score an intact dead baby because the profit is higher.
Think about that folks. The MSM has made sure the masses know nothing about Obama and Democrats supporting and covering up the PP illegal baby body parts chop shop scandal. And yet, everyone knows about the death of a lion.
The MSM also makes sure (king) Obama can lie with impunity. In my youth, I naively thought public officials cannot lie because we have video. If Obama lies to America and the MSM refuses to call him on it, does it make a sound?
Yo Morgan, I need you and that Black dude (Jack Black) to sell my nuke deal to my peeps. Whenever Obama wants to scam blacks his language becomes more urban. Black actor Morgan Freeman and other Hollywood liberals produced a video, “#Iran Deal is Awesome!” – to sell Obama’s nightmarish deal. The lie-filled video is an outrageous insult to Americans’ intelligence.
Clearly, Obama knows the MSM will help sell his lies. The Iran ego-driven irresponsible nuke deal is Obama urinating on America and Israel’s head while his minions tell us his golden nectar is divine rain that will ultimately produce beautiful flowers of peace. Frustratingly, black race loyalists, white guilt ridden Obama sycophants and Leftists will sigh and say, “Isn’t he wonderful?”
My announcer will tell you how Obama’s deal screws everyone.

Thanks Lloyd, and hereeee’s what Iran gets – over one hundred billion dollars to further its role as the world’s greatest exporters of terrorism. That’s right folks. The US will be funding terrorism, against itself.

The guy Obama made the deal with, Ayatollah Khamenei, along with Iranian hardliners chant, “Death to America!” Ayatollah Khamenei’s new book, “Palestine” instructs how tooutsmart the US and destroy Israel. Obama says chill-out, Khamenei does not mean it.

Obama says inspectors will have 24/7 access to Iran’s nuclear facilities to insure they are not making a bomb. Not true. The deal says inspectors must give Iran 24 days notice whichIran can stretch even longer. Do I really need to elaborate on the absurdity of this Obama concession?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Obama’s nuke deal will spark a middle east nuclear arms race. Well duh! If the neighborhood bully gets a gun, doesn’t self-preservation dictate that neighbors rush to acquire guns to defend themselves from the bully? Is Obama that stupid or is he, as Josh suggested, “deliberately” endangering Israel?

But wait folks, there’s more. Everyone on the planet knows Iran will break the deal and immediately pursue a nuclear bomb. In 2013, Obama backed Israel’s right to use force to stop them. Unbelievably, Obama’s Iran nuke deal requires the US to defend Iran against Israel. Can you imagine the US actually fighting our ally to protect terrorism? How satanic is that?

Regarding Israel (Genesis 12:3): “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee.”– God

And now, back to you, Lloyd!

To my fellow black Christians who are going along with Obama’s evil deal, you should be ashamed of yourselves; choosing skin-color loyalty over God’s chosen people.
The Bible says, “Before I formed thee in thy mother’s womb, I knew thee…” To provide intact dead babies for its clients, PP abortion doctors deliver the entire baby except for the head (partial birth abortion). Then, the doctor inserts scissors into the base of the baby’s skull and forces the scissors up into its brain to kill the baby. Whether you are a Bible believer or not, your gut tells you this is evil. This fall, congress will vote whether or not to continue giving PP billions of taxpayer dollars in support of this evil.
In less the 50 days, congress will vote thumps up or down on Obama’s insane Iran nuke deal. Thumps up equals officially turning our backs on our ally, Israel.
Brother and sister Americans, if congress fails us on either of these two crucial issues, how can we expect God to bless America?
Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
Chairman, Conservative Campaign Committee

Peter Marshall quotes

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God hasn’t given up on you. He can still do great things for you, in you, and through you. God is ready and waiting and able. What about you, and me?
Peter Marshall

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
Peter Marshall

Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for — because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.
Peter Marshall

Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work.
Peter Marshall

The Show Stunk – GOP Debate on Fox News

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Demeaning, disrespectful and stupid.  That was the farce played out on Fox last night, the so-called “debate”, where no debating occurred.

For the first six minutes, the viewers saw only Baier and Kelly.  Why?  Are they running for the office of president?  Why do we see them at all?  There is absolutely no need to see them.  We need only hear their voices as they ask the questions, insulating viewers from their expressions.  But, it was all about them.

When after six minutes they finally brought out the candidates, Kelly yells out cheerily “C’mon out guys!”  Then they filed out like contestants on Family Feud.  True, most of them weren’t worth any more notice than that, just empty suits.  But Trump, Cruz, Carson, Walker, Huckabee and Kasich had actually accomplished some things in their lives other than government employment.

“C’mon out guys”?  They should have opened the show with the contestants at their podiums.  The intro was insulting.  Worse was to follow.

The first question was reserved for Donald Trump.  True, it was posed to all of them, but it was clearly meant for Trump.  Baier asked for a show of hands if there was anyone among the contestants who would not endorse the eventual GOP nominee and would instead run as an independent.  Trump raised his hand.  Of course, Baier and probably most of the audience knew that Trump had stated his intention to run as an independent if he was ill-treated by the GOP.

Trump’s answer threw Baier into a snit.  Baier retorted with his own, no doubt rehearsed, loud editorial, repeating Trump’s answer and telling the viewers that such an action would result in a Democrat victory.  His face looked mean.  He had rehearsed the look, for your benefit.

His statement was a blatant lie.  Prior to the election, Baier cannot know the outcome of Trump – or anyone else – running as an independent.  If Baier knows that, then Baier knows who the next president will be.  If Baier knows who the next president will be then, it’s all rigged.  The election’s a scam.  However, that’s even beside the point.  We were not there to hear Baier, but to hear the candidates.  We don’t care what Baier thinks.  He’s just an actor.

When Rand Paul suddenly launched into Trump like a hysterical Schnauzer, I had to change the channel.  I was done.  I guess my wife is made of stronger stuff because she stuck it out, telling me that Kelly went on to ask Trump why he was mean to women.  So now we have a new presidential issue, “meanness to women”.  Right.  Would she have asked that of Bill Clinton or JFK?  But Donald Trump?

I understand that the remainder was dedicated to all the stuff that either belongs in the states or on foreign policy – none of which are the things which most affect Americans on a daily basis.  Most Americans are concerned with economics and their personal security as well as their freedom to act in their own self-interest.  Thus, there was little discussion of taxation, bureaucratic overreach, repeal of Obamacare, government spending, or any of the associated details which matter to us all every day.  Time watching a Three Stooges episode would have been better spent.

What was crystal clear was that the mission of Baier and Kelly was to take out Donald Trump.  Of course, they’re all in for Bush and other Establishment figures which I knew from the start.  I wondered if they had been coached by the CIA, which maintains ties with all the major networks and news outlets (Read here if you want more on this: http://carlbernstein.com/magazine_cia_and_media.php   What’s the CIA doing in domestic affairs? )  Whatever the situation, the show was truly bad – at least as much as I could stomach without getting sick.  I won’t be watching any of the others and I doubt that anyone learned anything worth learning, except how pathetic the Republican National Committee is for setting up such a bad and insulting show while targeting an individual for elimination.  If I was Donald Trump, I would be announcing my Independent candidacy today.