"The Vigilant Refiner"
Should every kid get a trophy?
Trophies for everyone means kids think there are low expectations. If not everyone got a trophy kids would learn the life lesson that wins and losses are part of life.
Reject the Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations
It's true only 9 percent of low income students graduate in six years is a crime and a tragedy. However, 9 percent is neither an expectation nor a standard.
8-7-19, RacialEquityInst -- The 'NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT' [NCLB] Act passed in 2001 under Pres GW Bush is federal legislation with broad, bipartisan support and heralded high-stakes accountability in education. NCLB, is a great movement of education reform [that] built on clear principles: to raise the bar of standards, expect every child to learn; giving schools the flexibility to meet those standards; to measure progress and insist upon results; to blow the whistle on failure; to provide parents with options to increase their option, like charters and choice; and also remember the role of education is to leave no child behind.
One Habit That Will Change Everything
Dear Lord, "Please deal bountifully with Thy servant, that I may live, and keep Thy word. Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law. I am a stranger in the earth: hide not Thy commandments from me."
2-21-20, * -- When we open up the Bible, what do we expect to find? Like King David in the Bible's Old Testament, we expect “wondrous things.” And David only had a small portion of the Bible compared to what God’s given us today! The reality is this…
- There is no wasted moment reading God's Word.
- Even if you only read a single verse, you are hearing from God Himself having the chance to “behold wondrous things.”
Pray for open eyes to behold wondrous things from God’s word. 1 Chronicles 16:12; Job 37:5
*Excerpted and adapted full original message from Jordan Loftis here
DEMOCRAT NEW [old] STRATEGY TO DEFEAT DONALD TRUMP
Russia is helping him!! Collusion!!
2-21-20, WashingtonTimes -- Russia collusion, ridiculous as it was the first time around, is not necessarily dead to Democrats. A newspaper reported: “Lawmakers Are Warned That Russia Is Meddling to Re-Elect Trump.”
Seriously?? If Russia wanted anyone to win the White House, it sure as heck wouldn’t be the strong America lovin' Donald Trump. It'd be the America hater Vermont Democrat Sen. Bernie Sanders who is about as communist as they come. However, any of the current basket of Democrats would serve Russia well. None of the Democrats put America first. President Trump is no push over .. IF the Russians tried to interfere with the Nov 2020 election - it would lean toward a weak adversary like Obama and his gang of misfits.
New York Times Tries to Jump Start Another Russia Hoax
2-20-20, RedState -- Unbelievable. It is only February and already the New York Times is trying to gin up yet another 'the-Russians-helped-elect-Trump hoax.' In the leak from the Democrats, there's a great deal of evidence that this Shelby Pierson person didn’t have any specifics:"Both Republicans and Democrats asked the intelligence agencies to hand over the underlying material that prompted their conclusion that Russia again is favoring Mr. Trump’s election." In fact Washington Post described it:
"Other people familiar with the briefing described it as a contentious re-litigating of a previous intelligence assessment that Russia interfered in 2016 to help Trump. Republican members asked why the Russians would want to help Trump when he has levied punishing sanctions on their country, and they challenged Pierson to back up her claim with evidence." It's unclear how she responded.
2-20-20, Keyt.com -- The Boy Scouts of America’s recent bankruptcy filing puts it into similar company as almost two dozen US Catholic dioceses and USA Gymnastics. The Boy Scouts of America, who celebrated its 110th anniversary February 8, 2020 filed for bankruptcy in Delaware bankruptcy court. The organization listed liabilities of between $100 million and $500 million and estimated assets of $1 billion to $10 billion. The bankruptcy filing comes at a time when the organization faces hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits, thousands of alleged abuse victims and dwindling membership numbers. As a result of the filing, all civil litigation against the organization is suspended.
2-20-20, Federalist.com -- Rod Blagojevich is an American politician who served as the 40th Governor of Illinois from 2003 until his impeachment, conviction, and removal from office in 2009. Crime? soliciting bribes for the political appointment of Barack Obama’s vacant U.S. Senate seat after Obama was elected president in 2008. In 2011 Blago said,“They’re pointing that statement at the wrong place. It shouldn’t be pointed at me, it oughta be pointed at those uncontrolled, unaccountable, lawless prosecutors who did this to me. I broke no laws, I crossed no lines.” On 2-20-20 he was released from prison when President Trump commuted his 14 yr sentence to the seven served ...
2-19-20, Vox.com -- At Mike Bloomberg's first debate with the Democrats in Las Vegas; he took a lot of heat, but Mike posed some pertinent issues that's been ignored by most media ... and even tho' he got the least air time he asked about:
1. Any of you ever start a business? [Crickets funny video here]
2. When criticized about his taxes; he told the Congress/Senators to change the tax laws
3. Socialism or Communism? Directed at Bernie Sanders [Bernie said 'cheap shot!']
4. The leading candidate is a millionaire Socialist 'what am I missing?'
Former NY Mayor Mike Bloomberg Insults Blacks, Latinos, Elderly & Farmers
He Opposes Second Amendment [lawful American's shouldn't have guns]
Ignorant and Arrogant Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg Insults Farmers
2-17-20, RushLimbaugh -- Ignorant and arrogant Mike Bloomberg's past outrageous insults toward American's is coming out. He said "... [farmers] have to have a different skill set, you have to have a alot more gray matter." More here Oxford University
Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Apologizes for Stop-and-Frisk, and quote of 'Latios & Blacks Don't know how to behave'
2-18-20, WashTimes -- Bloomberg at a PBS 2011 interview said: “Blacks and Latinos score terribly in school testing compared to whites and Asians. If you look at our jails, it’s predominantly minorities. If you look at where crime takes place, it’s in minority neighborhoods. If you look at who the victims and the perpetrators are, it’s virtually all minorities. ...they don't know how to behave in the workplace...."
Mike Bloomberg Said Elderly Cancer Patients Should Be
2-18-20, Billionaire and Democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said in a 2011 video that elderly cancer patients should be denied treatment in order to cut health care costs. ... "What you, old person Mike Bloomberg ... if you contract cancer, should YOU be denied care?"
- War on Gun Shows—Bloomberg supports closing the so-called “gun show loophole,” which is liberal-speak for criminalizing private gun sales.
- Opposes National Reciprocity—where concealed carry licenses are recognized state-to-state like driver’s licenses.
- More Gun Trafficking Legislation—Bloomberg was a trendsetter in the habit of blaming out-of-state …
- ‘High Capacity’ Magazine Ban—On June 25, 2011, the Patch reported Bloomberg’s support of a …
- Opposes Armed Teachers—Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action also opposes allowing teachers to be armed to shoot back if under attack. The group spent $200,000 on an ad campaign designed to dissuade Florida legislators from allowing teachers to be armed for self-defense following the Parkland school shooting.
11-25-19, Clarion -- The net worth of former NY mayor Democrat Mike Bloomberg will go a long way as he pays for his own presidential campaign; net worth $54 billion. He's spending $35 million for his splashy entrance into the 2020 presidential contest is costing him. He has purchased time in a whopping 98 television markets around the country with millions more being spent on national ads. The money, as expected, is largely flowing to the “Super Tuesday” states that will vote on March 3, 2019. Bloomberg is spending $1.9 million to advertise in Los Angeles, another $1.2 million in Houston, $1.17 million in Dallas even in GOP Utah.
DNC scraps donor threshold for supporters contributions; allows Mike Bloomberg to participate in Nevada debate
2-1-20, ABCNews -- Democrat National Committee [DNC] announced the qualifying rules for the Feb. 19, 2020 debate in Las Vegas, eliminating the donor threshold, and therefore opening the door for Mike Bloomberg to qualify. Strange as they would not change the rules for Corey Booker.
Bloomberg Will Not Be at Dec 19, 2019 Dem Debate; Not Accepting Donations
11-25-19, Politico -- Michael Bloomberg doesn't couldn't qualify for the debate. The billionaire businessman’s long-standing policy of bankrolling his political campaign as he doesn't meet the Democrat National Committee [DNC] threshold for the upcoming debate — of 200,000 donors, with only 800 donors in 20 different states.
The Futile Wrath of Man
“Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.”
2-19-20, Henry Morris, PhD -- One of the most amazing anomalies in human life is the oft-repeated testimony to God’s grace and power unwittingly rendered by men who would dethrone Him if they could. Biblical examples are numerous:
- Joseph’s brothers hated him and sold him into slavery, but “God meant it unto good . . . to save much people alive” (Genesis 50:20).
- Haman tried to destroy the Jews in the days of Queen Esther; but instead their leader, Mordecai, was elevated to prime minister, and Haman was hanged upon his own gallows. (Esther 7:10)
- Daniel’s enemies maneuvered him into the lions’ den, but these enemies themselves were later devoured by the animals, and King Darius decreed “that in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and stedfast for ever” (Daniel 6:26).
In the awful hour of Satan and the powers of darkness, Jesus died on the cross, but “having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it” (Colossians 2:15). “Why did the heathen rage? . . . the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.” Their plans turned to frustration and rage because all they could do was “whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done” (Acts 4:25-26, 28).
The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church, and the more His enemies rage, the more will God be glorified. The wrath of man can never prevail against the Lord. In due season it will either be restrained or will be turned into praise, for “we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28). Source
Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him. ...for the LORD disciplines the one He loves, as a father the son in whom he delights. Psalm 127:3; Proverbs 3:12
Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge. Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Proverbs 23:12-13
Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying, he will not die...
The rod and reproof [discipline] give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.
Proverbs 13:24, 19:18, 29:15,17
On 2-19-20, #9 Democrat debate in Las Vegas, NV was a fire fight with verbal sparring in all directions. While everyone watching saw things through their own filters; in general, Bloomberg's first debate was flat - he was clearly unprepared and lost. Winner? Buttigieg...
"God Looked Down on His Newly Created Paradise and said, "I need a caretaker!" So God Made a Farmer -- Paul Harvey
God told Adam to care for the newly created Garden of Eden
- he was the first farmer
2-19-20, Billionaire Mike Bloomberg Democrat presidential candidate claims he "could teach anybody to be a farmer," even implying that farmers don't have the same level of "skillset" or "gray matter" [brains] as folks in tech jobs. His outrageous, elitist, demeaning and out-of-touch opinions are breath-takingly appalling. Farmers have a vast skill set to do the very necessary and important job feeding America. We sure don't need you, Mr. Bloomberg - a stock broker.
"So God Made a Farmer"
“And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer.
God said, "I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper and then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board." So God made a farmer.
"I need somebody with arms strong enough to rustle a calf and yet gentle enough to deliver his own grandchild. Somebody to call hogs, tame cantankerous machinery, come home hungry, have to wait lunch until his wife's done feeding visiting ladies and tell the ladies to be sure and come back real soon -- and mean it." So God made a farmer.
God said, "I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn colt. And watch it die. Then dry his eyes and say, 'Maybe next year.' I need somebody who can shape an ax handle from a persimmon sprout, shoe a horse with a hunk of car tire, who can make harness out of haywire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. And who, planting time and harvest season, will finish his forty-hour week by Tuesday noon, then, pain'n from 'tractor back,' put in another seventy-two hours." So God made a farmer.
God had to have somebody willing to ride the ruts at double speed to get the hay in ahead of the rain clouds and yet stop in mid-field and race to help when he sees the first smoke from a neighbor's place. So God made a farmer.
Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed and rake and disc and plow and plant and tie the fleece and strain the milk and replenish the self-feeder and finish a hard week's work with a five-mile drive to church.
"Somebody who'd bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh and then sigh, and then reply, with smiling eyes, when his son says he wants to spend his life 'doing what dad does.'"
So God made a farmer."
"Blessed be the name of God forever and ever: for wisdom and might are His: ... He removeth kings, and setteth up kings: He giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: " Daniel 2:20-21
Source Paul Harvey speech TheAtlantic.com
Paul Harvey 2.5 min video here
According to informationcradle.com/michael-bloomberg/ in 2001 Mike Bloomberg changed his political party affiliation from Democrat to Republican when running for Mayor of New York. Apparently, along the line - he switched back to Democrat.
He's scheduled for his first appearance on the debate stage to argue with fellow Democrat presidential candidates tonight, 2-19-20, 9 pm Eastern time USA on the MSNBC network.
In Case You Had Any Respect Left for the Elderly …
Now Academics Want to Label Old Age a Disease
"With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding. With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding."
2-17-20, * -- Prominent academics are pushing for the World Health Organization (WHO) to include old age on its list of diseases. They say it will improve old people’s lives – but in reality, it will give everyone the excuse to write them off. Once upon a time growing old possessed the positive connotation of gaining maturity and wisdom. [Ecclesiastes 1:18; Job 12:12] However, too often in current western society rarely is old age assciated with any positive attributes. At best, the elderly are dismissed as out of date and irrelevant people, whose archaic views ought to be ignored. At worst, the elderly are demonized and scapegoated for robbing the young of their future and condemned for being responsible for the environmental crisis facing the world.
From thirty prestigious universities like Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Cambridge Imperial and UCL – experts have decided that ageing is no longer a normal feature of life. They want the WHO to classify ageing as a disease. This diseasing of old age represents another blow to the respected status of the elderly.
Being a "senior citizen' is already considered to be an unattractive and undesirable stage of life. The call to diagnose ageing as a form of illness will merely enhance its negative image.
- Proverbs 13:24. - He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him …
- Hebrews 12:11. - Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: …
- Proverbs 23:13-14. - Withhold not correction from the child: for [if] thou beatest him with the rod, he …
- Ephesians 6:4. - And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the …
*Excerpted and adapted full original report here from Frank Furedi who is an author and social commentator . Emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Kent in Canterbury.
NOTE: The administrator and editor of this blog and website is a 77 yr old grandmother; I have no help. -- Annette Greco Meisner
The Daytona 500 is a 500-mile-long [200 laps] NASCAR Cup Series automobile motor speed race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. The first Daytona 500 was held in 1959 and is regarded as the most important and prestigious race on the NASCAR calendar, carrying by far the largest purse - the winner of the 2020 race will win over $2 million. On 2/17/20 Denny Hamlin won the 2020 race for the second time in a row driving a Toyota. In 62 races only 3 times foreign cars have won; 2016, 2019, 2020.
The Indy 500 auto speed race is held annually on the last weekend in May to coincide with Memorial Day. The race is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. This race is considered one of the most traditional, historical and one of the three most significant motor sport races in the world. The first Indianapolis 500 was held in 1911; Ray Harroun was declared the first winner, driving the Marmon Wasp WITH AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 75 MPH. The race has run annually (with exceptions during World War I and World War II) and 73 drivers have been crowned champions of the 500-mile race over the course of 103 races. The most recent race in 2019 ... average speed 175 mph.
Almighty God’s Promises to Israel & His Appointed Times
God promised Israel: Deliverance, Salvation as a nation and a World Blessed Through Her
David said, “How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever?”
2-17-20, * -- I love the fact that God has appointed times. The problem we have regarding the return of Christ to take us and His second coming is because we fail to understand the sovereignty of God in appointing times. Therefore, because He promised and He's the same yesterday, today and forever; because He does not change - we believe all His promises. Many have already been fulfilled. ONE huge one is that the Savior Jesus came, died, arose from the dead and all who repent and believe on Him will have eternal life with Him. Halleluah! [Isaiah 7:14; 9:6-7; John 3:16; and Galatians 4:4-5]
When Paul was in the city of Athens he said: Acts 17:26 "And He has made from all, from one blood, every nation of men to dwell on the face of the earth. And He has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings." Also Habakkuk 2:3 "For the vision of yet an appointed time." There is an appointed time. God will do it. See Galatians 4:1-5
Among all the realities of life, one of our least favorite things for us to do is wait. We often express our excitement about something by saying; I "can't wait" for this or that. Each year many say: "I can't wait for Christmas," or some say "I can't wait to go on vacation." While the expression is one of anticipation and excitement, the truth is, waiting is a part of life including waiting for God's appointed times. “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength …” Isaiah 40:31
The word "wait" in Isaiah 40:31 means; to bind together. Solomon painted a good picture for us of what being "bound together" with the Lord looks like; Ecclesiastes 4:12 “Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”
In the depths of despair of King David's cry to the Lord, we see him "binding himself" together with the Lord. [Psalm 13:1] He does so by trusting in God's mercy, rejoicing in God's salvation, singing to the Lord for His wonderful bounty. These are all things that we also can do, as none of them were specific to David's role as King or David or being a Jew. That means as we wait for the prodigals in our lives to come home or our circumstances to change, we too can bind ourselves to the Lord and renew our strength while we wait. [Isaiah 40:31]
"I must and can wait for Jesus to come
for His church; we'll forever be with Him!"
[Ecclesiastes 3:1, 17; John 14:2; Mark 13:33, 37]
Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus! [Revelation 22:20]
*Excerpted and adapted full original message from Amir Tsarfati here
President & Melania in Air Force One "Buzz" Daytona Raceway!
Trump Has Air Force One Swoop Over Daytona Track
2-16-20, When Air Force One flew into the Daytona International Airport, right next to the speedway, the plane first swooped over the track at an estimated 800 feet. The crowd went nuts. Fox showed the flyby live. 🇺🇸🏁🇺🇸🏁🇺🇸🏁🇺🇸🏁🇺🇸🏁🇺🇸
From Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire:
"President Trump might just have earned a couple hundred thousand votes on Sunday. 2-16-20 — even before he arrived at Daytona International Speedway. That’s how many people are attending the Daytona 500 in Florida."
See 2 minute video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txBSED-1eA0
President Trump & First Lady Melania rev up Daytona 500 with historic lap in "THE BEAST"
2-16-20, President Trump and first lady Melania Trump made historic trip in the 22,000-pound limousine called 'THE BEAST" around Florida’s Daytona International Speedway ahead of the race. Trump, who was already tapped to be the second-ever sitting president to act as grand marshal in the Great American Race, will be the first president, sitting or former, to deliver the iconic “start your engines” command to the 43 drivers in the competition.
NUTS! Daytona 500 Rain Delay: Start Time & Weather Updates
Feb 16, 2020 · Heavy.com -- The Daytona 500 has been postponed until Monday, February 17th at 4 p.m. on Fox. The race experienced a lengthy delay as the rain continued and not first time this has happened ...
Americans Illegally Migrate to Mexico? What to expect:
5-3-10, WashTimes -- Under the Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. Immigrants who are deported and attempt to re-enter can be imprisoned for 10 years. Visa violators can be sentenced to six-year terms. Mexicans who help illegal immigrants are considered criminals. It was revealed that Mexico has even more stringant laws in place than those that ...
... Arizona has enacted. The legislation, signed April 23, 2010 by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, is similar to Reglamento de la Ley General de Poblacion the General Law on Population enacted in Mexico in April 2000. The Arizona law mandates that federal, local and municipal police cooperate with federal immigration authorities arresting illegal migrants.
Economic impact, Nike's Kaepernick
9-6-18, GILAHERALD -- In March 2017 Colin Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers and no other NFL team has signed him. He is suing the league, arguing that NFL owners have colluded to keep him out of work.In 2016 Kaepernick was the quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers who first sat during the playing of the national anthem before a game later he decided to instead kneel...
... In March 2018, Nike and the NFL announced a contract extension through 2028 worth more than $1 billion. As part of Nike’s deal with Kaepernick, the shoe and apparel giant will donate funds to his Know Your Rights campaign for young people, which aims to encourage self-empowerment and safe ways to interact with law enforcement. Nike's stock slipped 2.5% ...
1-20-17, Quora -- After 9/11 attacks where Islamic terrorists killed thousands of Americans... "...people began to look at Islam soon they believed that Islam never promoted violence, that Islam is completely against this kind of violence. It is only the media that is controlled by the government that manipulates and gives a wrong message."-- Hussain Shaherwala
This is totally false! All through history Islam [Muslims] has always been warmongering killers. Peace loving non-Muslims are now deluded as they - with generous hearts - want to help the killers. They blame all sorts of things on the 'reason for their killing.' Remember Obama's gal Marie Harf who said in 2015 they just 'need jobs' others say they need love. Ridiculous. See: Here and Here and Here and Ellis Skolfield's "Behold the Beast"
Week's Update from John Haller
Illinois: Gun & abortion laws, witchcraft and more
"Our citizenship is in heaven" ... "We are ambassadors for Christ" ... our allegiance is to Christ, the King of the Kingdom of God); we are "strangers and pilgrims" in a foreign land... Our land is the Kingdom of God."
2-16-20, John Haller's weekly update is jam packed with news of the current week's world. He covers the horrific increase in milk toast wishy washy churches who are driving away believers - so many do not teach/preach the truth from the Bible about sin and salvation. Where are they going in search of real spirituality? To Satan worshiping places. He also reports on the USA state of Illinois where they approve killing unborn babies up to and including their full term due date at nine months. Dr Robert M. Grant Jr prays for Illinois much to the discomfort of Illinois law makers John plays video of his prayer.
On Facebook a Lutheran church posted an image of a lantern with the scripture from 1 John 1:5 that God is light and in Him is no darkness. Huge outrage ensued calling the message racist!! Much more ...
God wants us to play active roles in not only seeking Him, but being ambassadors on His behalf to witness to a world that is sitting in the driving seat waiting to see where their chosen vehicle will take them.
The Lord Jesus gave His life in payment for mankind's shortcomings and sin. As believers, we cannot take the road most traveled, but must deliberately guide our steps toward the one less so. Based upon our faith in Him, we pray that our journey contains safety, peace and rest in the eternal Light of our Heavenly Father. 1 John 1:5
Hour twenty minute video here
"Five Secular Reasons for America to Reverse the Abortion Law
"For the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it." .. "And he defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire [sacrifice] to Molech." ... "And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD."
2-14-20, Pastor Steve Ciccolanti from Australia is in Israel at 'Gehenna' describing what was done there during ancient times where the people killed their children sacrificing them to Satan aka 'Molech.'
America is guilty too!
Pastor Steve leads a Biblical tour group to pray and break the curse of abortion at the Valley of Hinnom (or Gehenna in Hebrew), literally the name for "HELL" according to the New Testament. This was the place of burning babies.
Sacrificing Children to Satan [Molech]
"For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people. 30Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God." Leviticus 18: 29-30
Ten minute video here
12-31-19, LifeNews.com -- An estimated 61 million unborn babies have been killed in abortions in the U.S. since Roe v. Wade law was passed in 1973. In January 2020 pro-life advocates will gather for the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. to remember the anniversary of that infamous decision and call for restored protections for the unborn.
The Lord said: "The children of Judah have done evil in my sight: they have set their abominations in the house which is called by My name, to pollute it. And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not. Therefore, behold, the days come, that it shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter: for they shall bury in Tophet, till there be no place. And the carcases of this people shall be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth; and none shall fray them away. Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride: for the land shall be desolate."
Why Should I Feel Discouraged?
We Have a Savior Watches Over Us!
His Eye is on the Sparrow and ...
Beautiful playlist of traditional
hymns of the Christian faith here
Senator Amy Klobuchar’s ‘scrappy, happy’ campaign finally clicks
2-12-20, WashExam -- The Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has sold herself as the pragmatist with a history of winning elections in the politically divided Midwest. Now, she's trying to prove - if given the chance - that she’s someone who can go toe-to-toe with President Trump. "If you're tired of the political noise ... you have a home with me."
Yes, Amy Klobuchar’s New Hampshire surge really was a big surprise
2-12-20, WashPost -- Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) finished third in the New Hampshire primary with roughly 20 percent of the overall vote, vaulting past former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass). One news talking head suggested a Buttigieg-Klobuchar ticket for the 2020 campaign ...
Amy Klobuchar Might Finally Have Some Momentum
1-29-20, NYMag -- Minnesota Democrat Senator Amy Klobuchar is sensitive to the concern that she struggles to win over non white voters — she recently reshuffled her schedule so she could address a Martin Luther King Jr. Day... Like Buttigieg, she speaks often of her ability to win over Donald Trump voters.
Why the World Hates Christians
Jesus said, “If the world hates you, remember that it hated Me first. Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets.” Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution; the world will hate you.
1-5-20, * -- It doesn’t matter who you are; if you profess Christ as your Lord and Savior, you will be persecuted. If you feel bad because you have never been persecuted for your faith in Christ, don’t worry it’s coming. When evangelizing we should stand firm and preach the whole truth. It doesn’t take much for you to be hated; some people are cowards they will never preach against sin - they will silently watch people go to Hell. These are the type of people the world likes - those that condone wickedness and never talk about sin or Hell. They are friends of the world. [Luke 6:26] I’ve seen Christians preach on homosexuality in the kindest most loving manner explaining the hope in Christ if the homosexual would repent and trust in Christ alone. Yet, the unbelievers said, “wow Christians are so hateful.” In today’s society if you say nothing and allow someone to go to Hell that's love. If you say in a loving manner that something is a sin and headed for hellfire, that's being hateful. True hate is watching someone who is on their way to eternal pain and torment and saying nothing.
A.W. Tozer once said: “To be right with God has often meant to be in trouble with men.”
- We are not part of their world. John 15:19; 1 Peter 2:9; James 4:4; Psalm 4:3
- We follow Christ. John 15: 18; Matthew 10:22, 24:9
- The world hates God. We remind them of the God they hate so much. Romans 1:29-30; John 15:21, 25
- The darkness always hates the light. John 3:19-21; Matthew 5:14-15
- Lost people hate the truth. Romans 1:18; Amos 5:10; Galatians 4:16; John 17:17
- They mistake love for hate. Proverbs 12:1, 13:24, 27:5
- The world thinks Christians are stupid. 1 Corinthians 1:27
- Because of false teachers. Matthew 23:15-16
- They want to keep their life of one foot in and one foot out. Luke 14:27-28; Matthew 16:25-26; John 7:7; Ephesians 5:11
- Satan has blinded the world. 2 Corinthians 4:4; Ephesians 2:2
- They don’t want to be held accountable for their sin. Romans 2:15, 3:23, 14:12
- We are foreigners and foreigners are always distrusted & mistreated. Hebrews 13:14; Philippians 3:20
- Because of the actions of fake Christians or immature believers. Romans 2:24
- Christians are bad for wicked business: clubs, abortion clinics, pornography sites, casinos, prosperity preachers, psychics, all things that are evil. Luke 16:13-14; Acts 16:16-20, 19:24-27
*Excerpted and adapted full original report from Fritz Chery, Bible Reasons
What socialism is — according to Bernie Sanders
2-15-20 --U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has been calling himself a democratic socialist since the 1960s. Bernie's use of the word "socialist" has attracted both love and ire from the left. His definition of socialism is vague, but is the basis for many peoples' understanding of the concept.
The senator's support for "socialist" policies catapulted him from an obscure senator from Vermont an admired politician. However, it has also sparked an ideological debate in this country that will likely continue for some time.
The Democratic Socialists of America like him, but they are to his left; clarifying their support for and ideological relationship to him, in 2016 they "made clear that Bernie's New Deal or social democrat program did not fulfill the socialist aim of establishing worker and social ownership of the economy. But in the context of 40 years of oligarchic rule, Sanders' program proved sufficiently radical and inspiring." More here
BERNIE SANDERS IS A COMMUNIST AND AN IGNORAMUS - He's not actually democratic or socialist
7-15-15, FrontPage -- Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been getting away for years with describing himself as a socialist, when in reality he is an outright America-hating communist. Just look at his platform that reveals his plan to be hopelessly utopian and insane. It will extinguish freedom and shutter businesses and cause widespread suffering especially among the poor people he claims to want to help.
However, identifying Sanders as a communist can be a risky in modern-day America. The Left supports Bernie and dominates American culture; the word communist itself has become jarring, not because communism is bad, but instead because ignorant American leftists believe communism is good...
...In 1985 he visited Nicaragua to celebrate Daniel Ortega’s sixth anniversary as leader of the Marxist-Leninist Sandinista government. Sanders wrote an open letter to the people of Nicaragua attacking the US President Reagan’s administration, claiming was a puppet of corporate interests, for its anti-Communist activities. Sanders wrote to Ortega: “In the long run, I am certain that you will win and your heroic revolution ...”
In the event Vermont’s favorite communist moves into the White House, it seems likely Ortega will at long last accept his comrade’s invitation to the U.S. At that time Bernie Sanders and Daniel Ortega will dance on America’s grave.
*Excerpted and adapted full original report from Frontpage.com here
Bernie Sanders Lifelong Career Politician
2-18-16, DailyWire -- Bernie Sanders graduated from the University of Chicago. Bernie Sanders was a bum who didn't earn a steady paycheck until he was 40. One of his first government jobs was registering people for food stamps. Desperate, he tried carpentry but could hardly sink a nail. He spent most of his life as an angry radical agitator who never accomplished anything. He tried freelancing for leftist media rags, writing about 'masturbation and rape' and other crudities for $50 a story. He drove around in a rusted-out Bondo covered Volkswagon bug. Friends said he was 'always poor' and his 'electricity was often turned off.'
Sanders took his first bride to live in a maple sugar shack with a dirt floor; she soon left him. Penniless, he went on unemployment...
...Then he had a child without the benefit of marriage. In 1988 he took his current wife, Jane to the Soviet Union on their honeymoon.
In 1981 he became Mayor of Burlington VT; re-elected three times. Lifelong politician he became a Congressman to US House of Rep in 1990. He became a US Senator in 2007 the only thing those who knew him said he ever seemed good at was ranting about the moral imperative of taking other people’s money. Now he thinks he deserves and is qualified to run America and the finances of all Americans. He said, "We will raise taxes - yes, we will!"
The only thing he was good at was talking ... non-stop about Socialism and how the rich were ripping everybody off. The bitter lay-about Sanders once said, "The whole quality of life in America is based on greed. I believe in the redistribution of wealth this nation."
“Who so findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.”
2-14-20, Henry Morris III -- Embedded in many of our customs and holidays are a mixture of pagan and biblical principles. Saint Valentine’s Day is no exception. Mystery surrounds who Mr. Valentine really was. He was probably a priest martyred in 269 AD at Rome. Among Roman Catholics, he is called the patron saint of affianced couples, beekeepers, epilepsy, fainting, greetings, happy marriages, love, lovers, plague, travelers, and young people. He is one busy (and confused) man!
In the Western world, the emphasis is on human expressions of love and friendship. That is certainly important and, when guided by the biblical principles, a godly ardor worth commemorating.
Here are a few guidelines to remember this season:
- “Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good” (Romans 12:9).
- “Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart” (2 Timothy 2:22).
- “See that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently” (1 Peter 1:22).
- “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it” (Ephesians 5:25).
- “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares” (Hebrews 13:2).
The objective of every kind of biblical “love” is stated in Paul’s prayer for the Philippian church: “And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ. Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God” (Philippians 1:9). Source
'Dumbest thing I have ever heard': Trey Gowdy unleashes on Democrats calling for William Barr to resign
2-13-20, WashExam -- Former Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy expressed his frustration amid calls from Democrats for Attorney General William Barr to resign or they'll impeach him over former Pres Trump adviser Roger Stone’s sentencing recommendation. "Nine years?! That's more than child pornographers get!"
Senate Democrats Demand Barr Resign Or Face Impeachment Over Roger Stone Case
2-12-20, HuffPost -- Senate Democrats Demand Barr Resign Or Face Impeachment Over Roger Stone ... The prosecutors told the court on Monday, 2/10/20 that Stone should face seven to nine years behind bars for witness tampering and lying to Congress.
Lead juror in Roger Stone case found to be biased former Dem congressional candidate; should trigger an immediate MISTRIAL
2-14-20, Trump hater Tomeka Hart foreperson on Roger Stone’s jury ran for Congress as a Democrat in 2012 and posted her support of the Stone prosecutors on her FaceBook page ... More here
12-27-19, FISA Court 'Applications unreliable ..." FISC Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer Blasts FBI she fundamentally infers the Dept Of Justice [DOJ] informed the court that the FBI application and evidence was unreliable. The court was given no advanced notification as to the totality of fraud that was the Steele Dossier. Collyer is now telling the DOJ to declassify her response of December 5, 2019 because she is going to make it public; she's not asking she's telling him to declassify it. More here: https://www.jesus-our-blessed-hope.com/blog/fisa-court-judge-finally-faults-fbi
Islamic Leaders aka 'Mullah's' War With Each Other
“... I set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against them.”
The beast with seven heads introduced at Revelation 13:1 represents a coalition of Israel enemy Islamic nations. It has authority, power, and a leader called the Caliphate. Erdogan of Turkey has claimed that title. Thus, the wild beast of Revelation 13:2 represents a composite political organization. (Daniel 7:2-8, 17, 23)
2-13-20, * -- Struan Stevenson has laid out a clear-eyed picture of the collapsing Islamic Republic of Iran that is as good as anything you’ll read.
So it’s a civil war within Iran [aka Persia], fought between the different elements of the Islamic ruling classes. Since the spoils of this war will be measured in terms of government posts and bank accounts around the world, it’s a very intense struggle.
Under the leadership of Iran's President Rouhani, the Islamic Shiite Republic has executed more than four thousand persons, including women and children, thereby making it the leading per capita executioner in the world. Contrary to the myth of Rouhani’s “moderation,” he has made Alireza Avaei the Minister of Justice. Avaei has been singled out as a leading terrorist for his role as the killer of political prisoners in 1988, when more than thirty thousand followers of the MEK opposition movement and their friends were slaughtered.
Someone said: "The regime gave them an economy that's plummeting, a government that has invaded every aspect of their lives, [Revelation 13:17] whether that's your private life, your religious rights, your everything. You've had many celebrities defecting... This is a really strong signal to show that people are no longer buying in."
Although the Iranian people protests have been overwhelmingly peaceful, at least two acts of resistance against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps . The firebombing of the Guards base in Tehran on January 19, 2020 and the following day a similar attack on the Headquarters of State Security Forces in Mashad on Jan. 20, 2020.
The clock is ticking on the Iranian regime. Any one of several factors could throw the country into turmoil. Khamenei is eighty years old, and his death could be a precipitating event.
*Excerpted and adapted full original message from Daniel Greenfield here
Could be fulfillment of Book of Daniel where Turkey & Iran go to war:
Possible that - as Iran becomes weaker - Turkey will pounce!! Daniel 8:5-7 speaks of two warring factions one from the west and one from the north doing battle; a goat & a ram - according to scripture in this battle, the goat wins. More here
Candidate Bloomberg Says He Wants to Take Away Americans' Guns
1-3-20, NewAmerican -- billionaire Michael Bloomberg — who himself is protected by armed guards — pretends that his support of gun control is about saving lives, but when confronted with the irrefutable fact that a civilian in a Texas church with his own weapon saved over 200 lives, Bloomberg was forced to reveal his true agenda: disarming the people of the United States; controlling who gets to defend themselves against potential harm. In Michael Bloomberg’s world, he and his fellow elitists will decide who can and cannot possess a firearm, and he has now made it very clear that if you are an “average citizen” you would not make the cut.
Mayor Bloomberg: Breastfeed!!
8-6-12, Reason.com -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg cares a whole lot about what you drink. First he acted to take away your 32-ounce Big Gulp and he also wants to take away your baby formula; forcing moms to breastfeed. Nurses in hospitals of New York will be required to deliver a grim lecture to new Moms who persist on not breastfeeding and why they're making a mistake. If Moms insist, their baby's nourishment will be taken from its locked location with the staff signing it out, keeping records on distribution and forward the information to the NY health department. It may be easier to get marijuana.
NYC Mayor Bloomberg: 'Government has right to infringe on freedoms'
3-25-13, WashTimes -- Mayor Bloomberg said on NBC TV:
“I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom.”
Mr. Bloomberg’s remaining months in office have included a firestorm of regulations and policy pushes on wide range of issues. Aside from the soda size ban and a well-publicized call for tighter gun control, breast feeding and this freedom infringement ... he's a menace!
1-12-20, NEW YORK — THE SWANKY hotel ballroom was packed with an estimated 1,000 women, carrying glasses of wine and waving campaign signs as they greeted the slight, nerdy-looking 77-year-old as if he were a music legend. "We Like Mike!" they shouted, drowning out the pop music blaring from a sophisticated sound system. So, can Bloomberg just “buy” his way into the election? It’s not quite clear that you can simply spend your way to victory. He's worth nearly $60 billion and isn't afraid to spend it – even if he ends up spending it to elect a Democrat nominee who isn't him. Recently Mike Bloomberg said he would be willing to part with even $1 billion, to elect the eventual Democrat nominee. More here from USNews
- Electoral College: Amendment #12 of the U.S. Constitution - the Electoral College is the formal body which elects the President and Vice President of the United States. Ratified in 1804 in Presidential elections to assure all states would be represented fairly; those with high population would not rule the nation. More here
- Steve Cohen: Dec 1, 2016, amendment filed. More here and here
- National Popular Vote Scheme here
- sad, John 14:1
- have sinned, Psalm 51:1
- facing danger, Psalm 91:1
- faith needs stimulation, Hebrews 11:1
- alone and sad, Psalm 23:1
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