News of the Day

I’m bombarded daily by news. It starts in the morning with husband’s look at the weather, today’s and the week. Then world/national news and local shootings and traffic accidents with a house fire or two through the night.

There isn’t any good economic news. The nation is set to collapse. The world is set to collapse too. Governments seek to ‘fix’ everything. Though, it’s the people who can make a difference, not rulers, presidents, representatives.

But we’re drowning in laws, regulations. We’re working hard to keep our heads above water and care for our families. But prices on everything are going up and our retirement savings have been taken away by stock market drops. There’s no place to put anything saved. We lose our principle in every place we used to sock a little money.

I’m looking for a person to run for president who will tell me there is hope. Real hope. Hope for my country. Hope for my family. Hope for the world. After Mr. Cain suspended his campaign, I see no one that fits that bill.

So I’ll just lean on Jesus. And do what I can to take his Gospel to those in need. I don’t know what others do without Him. He’s the only sanity in my world. He’s the only one with Good News. ♡♡♡

Is. 40:9 You who tell good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain; you who tell good news to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with strength; lift it up, don’t be afraid; say to the cities of Judah, Behold, your God!

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Harmless Doves

Originally posted on Broken Believers ♥:




1.believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity. Contemptuous; mocking.
     “her cynical attitude”
     “he gave a cynical laugh”

2. concerned only with one’s own interests and typically disregarding accepted or appropriate standards in order to achieve them.

I want to speak from my heart. I woke up this morning intensely cynical about the world. I hate to think I’m becoming critical or judgmental, but whatever it is I must take it in prayer to Jesus. I feel like I’ve been bit by a snake– a venomous one at that.

When I think of our Lord’s example, it helps a great deal. He who knows every man’s heart and motives didn’t discourage him. He knew when he came what each of us had done, and was capable of doing. There was this incident at the Temple:

2Now while he…

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Oldies Night at the old tanngl: PolitiZoid – The Great Pretender

PolitiZoid – The Great Pretender.

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What did our president say in 2008?

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The Chairs on the Titanic


Having a bad day?

Quit re-arranging the deck chairs!

Originally posted on Broken Believers ♥:


“Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.”

Colossians 3:2, NLT

“We must meet the uncertainties of this world with the certainty of the world to come.”

A.W. Tozer

Life is brief. We are here, living out an existence that is just a moment in time. This life is just a dot on a piece of paper, while eternity is a line that doesn’t ever end. Paul writes to the church in Colossae to prepare them for the eternal; he desires that they live their lives with a mind set on heaven.

We are to view this as a short stay in a seedy ‘two-star hotel,’ not putting any emphasis in trying (hopefully) to get an upgrade. Our stay will be brief, and rather than trying to be content and make the best of it, Paul encourages us to focus on our real home that is just…

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Every person feels that his life has some purpose and that history must be going somewhere. Why?

  • Why should our lives have a purpose if we’re nothing more than computers on legs that procreate?
  • Why should history be going anywhere and why should we like where it is going?

People invent all kinds of meaning for ourselves and for the human race as a whole … a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage … personal prosperity … gods, religions and philosophies in every shade … world peace. Many of these are refuges from facing up to what Bertrand Russell saw as the ultimate reality of history – the death of the individual and the eventual death of the solar system. If Russell was right, all is meaningless. The individual life and the history of the human race have no final value. Russell was honest enough to…

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PA Governor Corbett uses line item vetoes $72.2 million of legislature’s funding citing inaction on pension reform

From The PLS Report: PA Governor Corbett uses line item vetoes $72.2 million of legislature’s funding citing inaction on pension reform

Gov. Tom Corbett Thursday announced he signed both the FY 2014-2015 General Appropriations Act and corresponding Fiscal Code, but used his line-item veto authority to nix $72.2 million of the General Assembly’s appropriation for the fiscal year.

“The final budget they sent me, coupled with [the General Assembly’s] failure to address critical challenges facing our state, causes me concern,” Gov. Corbett said.

He argued that while Pennsylvania is facing a structural deficit, the legislature saw fit to increase its appropriation by two percent and add $5 million to pay for parking in Harrisburg without tapping into more than $150 million in legislative reserves.

“They filled the budget with discretionary spending and then refused to deal with the biggest fiscal challenge facing Pennsylvania: our unsustainable public pension system,” the governor said, noting he is forcing “mutual sacrifice” with the General Assembly in making the line-item veto.

Of the line items vetoed, the governor cut the legislature’s general operating expense by $65 million.

He also vetoed certain legislative-designated expenditures in the amount of $7.2 million, with $5 million cut for Harrisburg parking; $100,000 for the Civil Air Patrol; $250,000 of general government operations money for the Department of Labor and Industry; $550,000 in cuts to the Department of Community and Economic Development; $850,000 in cuts to the Department of Environmental Protection; $300,000 in cuts to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for heritage and other parks; and $45,000 in cuts to the Treasury for intergovernmental organizations.

Finally, the governor vetoed $20 million in transfers to the General Fund, including a reduction in the transfer from the Machinery and Equipment Loan Fund by $15 million and the Small Business First Fund Transfer by $5 million.

Budget Secretary Charles Zogby said the cuts were brought on by the failure of the legislature to enact meaningful pension reform and that there was no budget agreement that included the administration.

“We had a budget that had a revenue number in it that the governor was not comfortable with, additional transfers that the governor was not comfortable with…I think it went in the wrong direction from the governor’s perspective,” he said. “Not only is that not acceptable, but moreover, the General Assembly left here not dealing with what is the single largest cost-driver in the budget: our pension costs.”

Of course the general assembly, Democrat and Republican, are not happy with this.

I applaud the governor. The public pensions are going to put PA in economic disaster.

No one today receives defined benefit pensions except those who retired long ago. Everyone in the private business and employment who receives pensions receive defined contribution 401(k) type pensions. How can our state government and local school districts fund benefits for pensions guaranteeing a certain amount of retirement income? With stock market ups and downs and tax revenue increases based on increased pension needs, the state and local school districts will go out of business. Bankrupt.

With defined contribution, the employee and the state, local districts fund the pensions of employees by depositing certain amounts of money without guarantees of what the total will be worth at retirement. The employee assumes responsibility of choosing investment vehicles with advisers and also responsibility of helping to fund their own pensions. If this is what’s done in most jobs and places of business, why would public (government) employees have something so much better which will cause economic distress and probably bankruptcy to Pennsylvania?

It’s time Pennsylvania tax payers wake up to the facts. And our responsibilities.

Stand behind Governor Corbett in his line item veto. Call your assemblyman and state senator and air your opinion.


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Our Duty To Affirm The Declaration Of Independence


Excellent post!
Through the Hillsdale College course I came to realize that the Declaration of Independence was, point by point, the basis for our Constitution! The Law of Our Land!!!
Thank you!

Originally posted on Politically Short:


More than just the birthday of our nation, the 4th of July commemorates something we as a country have all but forgotten. The 4th of July represents a celebration for it was, is, and always will be the only true philosophical revolution in all history. Distinctly American, ours was a revolution that changed the very concept of government.

On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed by our founding fathers as they denounced our separation and “absolved from all Allegiance to the British crown”. In doing so, the United States of America was created and with it a new concept emerged as a government under the people declared their freedom and independence.

This concept of government was uniquely American as it served as,”only a convenience created and managed by the people,with no powers of its own except those voluntarily granted to it by the people” stated Ronald Reagan.


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The Jewish children have been found

…in a shallow grave. Apparently they were murdered soon after they were kidnapped.

Click here for Jewish Press article

May justice come swiftly and finally to the murderers.

Isn’t it strange? A majority of the world will not mourn the deaths of these children. They will feel the murders were justified.



Israel’s fury on Gaza:

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Knowing the Truth that Sets You Free


I would add:
“The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.”
(Romans 8:16 NIV)

Originally posted on aurorawatcherak:

Recently, I’ve had atheists (at least, they claim to be atheists) complain that I pretend to know something I don’t — that God exists. I’ve been accused of arrogance and condescension for sharing my faith and told that Christianity is a crutch — with the unspoken implication that only weak or incompetent people could be Christians.

I seriously doubt I’ll ever convince these people to change their minds, but such charges deserve an answer.

Whether or not atheists or skeptics (and I believe they are not necessarily synonymous) agree, Christian faith is belief that is built on knowledge. There is no “leap of faith” in Christianity. Some atheists would like to redefine faith for the rest of the world, insist that it is belief without evidence or even against evidence, but that’s an obviously self-serving stance built on a false dichotomy.

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