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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Are we in our history, repeating this history?

Many comments struck me about this history lesson. One such comment:

“The need to believe was stronger than the truth.”

Watch, now, “Faith of the Century A History of Communism 1of4 Utopia in Power”

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Can’t see the forest for the trees!

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When the sun starts to rise and I open my eyes, you are good, so good.

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Your Love Will Define You

Originally posted on Broken Believers ♥:

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“You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart.”

1 Peter 1:22, NLT

This defines us as believers. We will easily admit to falling short in this matter. I know I’m sharing in God’s love for Steve, a backslidden Christian who I meet on the streets. I’m aware that Jesus loves him so much and it seems to burst out of me. I can hardly contain it. The Father loves Steve, and I get to share in that same love when I talk with him.

Love takes on many different forms. But it always is giving. It simply can’t be thinking of itself; it exists for others and takes no thought of itself. That magnificence that is God’s love gets funneled through us (we can hardly…

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How to Worship Like Abraham: A Starting Point

Originally posted on Broken Believers ♥:

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In the doctrine of biblical hermeneutics there exists the ‘Law of First Mention.” Essentially it means that the first time a word or a teaching is mentioned should determine the way it needs to be understood throughout scripture. It is a guiding principle and a good one at that. The Book of Genesis, being the first book, is a repository for many of these ‘first mentions.’

In Genesis 22, we have the story of Abraham and Isaac on Mt. Moriah. Abraham has tied up his son on an altar to offer him as a sacrifice in obedience to God’s direction (v. 2). This is faith being tested to the extreme.

“Then on the third day Abraham lifted his eyes and saw the place afar off. And Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; the lad and I will go yonder and worship, and we will…

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Nice but Irrelevant

Nice but irrelevant

Maybe no longer intelligent…

Old fashioned, old white elephant,

The latest development

In my life.

 

It can’t be that they don’t know me

I know I’m kind of homey-kind of homely

Is this what I’ve become

In my life?

 

Aging can bring new insights

Less spousal fights

Greater thanks for delights

Which are myriad

In my life.

 

Father, allow me to accept

I know I’m not inept

But you put me in a cleft

in the rock and cover me with your hand

That’s my life.

Exodus 33:22

 

 

 

 

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A Simple Gospel for Simple People

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The Gospel is simple. I have nothing to add.

Originally posted on Broken Believers ♥:

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The gospel is a profound mystery that has been made quite simple. A little child could grasp it. We have the deep sense that it is quite complicated, but it is really straightforward. For years, day after day after day, I have tried to jump high enough to attain a semblance of peace, but to no avail. After a long period I finally realized I couldn’t make it work. If God was going to save me, He was going to have to personally intervene. I just didn’t have it in me. The simplicity of our faith needs to be declared; too many believe it is unattainable. C.S. Lewis once wrote about this simple gospel:

“We are told that Christ was killed for us, that His death has washed out our sins, and that by dying He disabled death itself. … That is Christianity. That is what has to be believed.”

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How Uber-Rich Progressives Hijacked Colorado Government

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Take the time to watch this.
It is a warning for your own state and YOU❗

Originally posted on Necessary and Proper:

View the full 40-minute documentary here, courtesy of Newsmax.com.

Hosted by Michelle Malkin.

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04 Nov – Biblical Reasons to Vote (Re-blog Gateway Church)

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What can I do?

Vote! Voters shape the future of our nation. Casting your vote is a powerful way to make your voice heard and take a stand for righteousness. It’s not only one of our great American rights, it’s also our responsibility as Christians.

Biblical Reasons to Vote

The leaders we elect in this election cycle will determine our future on important issues such as:

  • The definition of marriage.
  • The right to life.
  • Government vs. private health care.
  • The national debt.
  • Our religious freedoms.

The policies and laws our leaders enact will affect our state and nation for decades to come. As Christians, we want to see public policies established that reflect biblical values. However, in order to see these policies enacted, we have to elect principled leaders. In order to see principled leaders elected, Christians must make their…

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Discussion of Imprimis article: ‘The Case Against LIberal Compassion’

Click here for this Hillsdale College Imprimis article

This was a lengthy piece but William Voegeli well documents and investigates the origins of an ideology that ‘feels your pain’ but cares nothing about the waste of your tax dollars.

He lays out the gigantic 2013 and ever-growing welfare state in these United States of America:

  • $2.279 trillion
  • $7200 per American
  • 2/3 of all federal outlays
  • 14% of the Gross Domestic Product

This money that we all pay for with our tax dollars goes to:

  • Social Security
  • All other income support programs such as disability insurance or unemployment compensation
  • Medicare
  • All other health programs such as Medicaid
  • All programs for education, job training, and social services
  • There is also a yearly $728 billion spent beyond the federal amount on state and local programs for ‘social services and income maintenance’.
  • There are also regulations/laws that require help to others directly such as with minimum wages, maximum hours, and mandatory benefits for employees, rent control for tenants.

Liberals, however, keep insisting it isn’t enough. Forget the fact that waste of money in these programs is horrendous. Forget the fact that no amount of money seems to improve the suffering of the needy in our country. The war on poverty started long ago and poverty is still winning. Why is that?

And why do liberals feel that no matter how much we do through government to alleviate poverty, it’s always shamefully not enough?

Mr. Voegeli states that conservatives are aware that “liberal activists and publicists have successfully weaponized compassion.” Think on that.

Garrison Keillor wrote, 2004, “I am a liberal and liberalism is the politics of kindness.”

President Obama said last year: “Kindness covers all of my political beliefs. When I think about what I’m fighting for, what gets me up every day, that captures it just about as much as anything. Kindness, empathy-that sense that I have a stake in your success…”

Then the politics of kindness is liberalism, so conservatism, the adversary, is the politics of cruelty, greed and callousness.

1984, Speaker Tip O’Neill called President Reagan and evil man ‘who has no care and concern for the working class of America and the future generations…he’s cold. He’s mean. He’s got ice water for blood.”

There are more examples but you get the point.

Conservatives have never come up with an effective rebuttal to these accusations or liberals would have stopped these attacks.

What can we do?

Perhaps we can understand why liberals think the way the do.

The reason, according to Mr. Voegeli is

The Satisfaction of Pious Preening

This explains the liberal reason behind the welfare state which continues to grow geometrically without really ending any poverty.

The empathizer is accruing compassion points that he and others will admire.

…Sometimes empathizers such as those in the helping professions acquire a vested interest in the study, management, and perpetuation…of sufferers’ problems. It’s why so many government programs initiated to conquer a problem end up, instead, colonizing it by building sprawling settlements where the helpers and the helped are endlessly, increasingly co-dependent.

…the politics of kindness is about validating oneself rather than helping others…

We do have things to say in response to the liberal pious ‘compassion’ that has caused our welfare state:

Much more than our rulers’ compassion, however, we deserve their respect-for us; our rights; our capacity and responsibility to feel and heal our own pains without their ministrations; and for America’s carefully constructed and heroically sustained experiment in constitutional self-government, which errs on the side of caution and republicanism by denying even the most compassionate official a monarch’s plenary powers.

Compassion…doesn’t begin to cover all the beliefs that have sustained America’s republic…

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