CRITICAL NEED FOR PRAYER!

 

 

At this very moment, there is a critical need for prayer for the safety of our troops in Afghanistan.  Whether or not you feel we should be there is not the issue.  God is waiting for us to cry out to Him for HIS intervention.  He knows what needs to happen and it needs to happen now!   We must turn to Him.  Immediately!  Lives are literally depending on our response.

Our Roots

 

 

“God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.” – Thomas Jefferson 

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Good vs. Bad Education

 

 

 

A bad education will teach you what to think. 

 

A good education will teach you how to think. 

 

 

 

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HAPPY MAY DAY!

 

 

Give flowers to someone you love.

Including yourself!

Look for someone who would least expect them.

Then bless their day with posies.

Who couldn’t use a smile in the midst of these trying times?

And a reminder that God’s love endures forever!

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Tea-d Off!

 

Every parking spot was taken…so people walked toward the gathering…crossing a bridge over the Cedar River. 

Across the river, a crowd gathers.

Across the river, a crowd gathers.

 

People made their statements through a variety of methods. 

Welcome to the Tea Party

Welcome to the Tea Party

 

 

People who don't know their history are destined to repeat it.

People who don't know their history are destined to repeat it.

 

 

Having greatly under-estimated, the Tea Party organizers were stunned by the turnout.                                                                                                                                     

 

Americans in every age bracket peacefully made their point. 

Don't Tread on Me

Don't Tread on Me

 This was in the middle of the day when most people are not available for such an event. 

 

Children. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Teens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Seniors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                            Babies.                                                                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those who don’t know their history are destined to repeat it.  But what will that do to our children?   

  

This grass roots movement – in all 50 states – has just begun. 

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Off to a Tea Party

 

Off to a Tea Party.  I want to witness real-life history as it’s happening.  

 

Watch and Pray

 

 

 

                George Gallop asserts, “The churches of America face no greater  challenge in this century

than overcoming Biblical illiteracy.”

 

Judges 17:6  “In those days…every man did that which was right in his own eyes.”

 

       

 

        Only three days after taking office, President Barack Obama struck down the Bush administration’s ban on giving federal money to international groups that perform abortions.  According to an AP report, the President did this, “…without coverage by the media…” and AP referred to it as “the quiet signing…”  

       

        In February, an AP story reported, “President Barack Obama plans to repeal a Bush administration rule that has become a flash point in the debate over a doctor’s right not to participate in abortions.”

 

        The First Commandment says, “I am the LORD your God…You shall have no other gods before me.”  Exodus 20:2-3

 

        We’re in trouble, beloved.  Because we do not know the Bible, we do not understand God’s precepts.  With only our personal opinions to guide us, we “did what was right” in our own eyes and elected leaders who are now doing what is right “in their own eyes.” 

 

Today in a ceremony at 11 a.m., the President of the United States plans to reverse the former President’s executive order limiting federal funding resulting in the destruction of human embryos.  “The reversal would permit the government to fund embryonic stem cell research, a practice that recent discoveries in the area of adult stem cell research has made less necessary…”   

http://www.thebulletin.us/articles/2009/03/09/top_stories/doc49b4d70b62d5b921386753.txt

 

        The tragedy is that, as they have throughout history, innocents will suffer when leaders defy God.  I cringe to think of what is coming our way after today’s ceremony.

 

        Pray.  Pray for our President.  Pray for our leaders.  Pray for our country.  Pray for your children.       

Countdown to Valentine’s Day – 3 – Love of Country

Today, we need to look at love of country.  The United States of America is at a critical crossroads and it’s time for us citizens to speak up.  Rather than me saying more, please go here: 

 Shell In Your Pocket

The future of our country, as we have known it, is at stake.  We cannot sit idly by.    

 

 

Inauguration Signs of Hope

 

        I am so excited about this inauguration!  If you’re thinking it’s because of how hopeful I am in our new President, it’s not.  But I’m not interested in bashing him either.  I’m excited about something entirely different.

        For eight years during the Clinton administration, I heard Christians bash Bill Clinton.  Then, a huge segment of the American church celebrated with great jubilation when George W. Bush was elected.  They thought he was The Man to finally turn our nation around.  Christians, from the other segment of the American church, have spent the past eight years shredding “W” with their sharp tongues. 

Today, with the inauguration of President Obama, that former President-devouring group is now celebrating with unbridled elation, believing their new President is the ultimate solution to America’s ills.  And Christians who didn’t vote for him are now facing the temptation to once again grab the baton of criticism and run with it.

But here’s what’s so exciting to me.  After sixteen years, I think we’re finally getting it.  This time, I am not hearing president-bashing from conservative Christians.  I am hearing heartfelt, humble commitments to pray for President Obama and his new administration.  Not just a smattering of these comments.  This is the overwhelming message I’m receiving from a widespread segment of conservative Christians. 

I believe this is what God has been waiting for.  And I believe this – not a Conservative, nor a Liberal President – is what can turn things around for our country: our humility, brokenness, repentance, and prayer.  In fact, God promised it would:

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”  II Chronicles 7:14  God will heal our land.  Not a man.  Not a conservative.  Not a liberal.  God! 

I just hope that neither group blows it by either sulking, if the new President succeeds, or gloating, by taking the credit for what God does.  If we do, we may find ourselves back to square one. 

Voting Booth Faith – IV

I am so weary, and disgusted, and grieved by this presidential election, that I don’t want to think about it anymore, much less write about it.  But I feel compelled to.  So much is at stake.  I think most people believe that. 

 

But I’m not convinced enough people understand what is at stake.  Most political discussions surround topics like the economy, various “rights,” and jockeying for power.  All self-centered issues, while the real issue is God’s will.  Jesus told us to pray for it – and people do – but do we mean it?  Are we sincere when we pray “Thy  Kingdom come, Thy  will be done”?  Do we know  what His will is?  (Hosea 4:6, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…”)

 

Now that I think about it, I guess I also need to deal with the fact that, more and more, people do not want His Kingdom to come, and certainly do not want His will to be done.  They want His Name and everything relating to Him to be removed from sight.  That’s what makes this election so scary.

 

Regardless of whether people believe in God, He rules.  His precepts stand firm.  Nothing man does can make them waver.   For example, man has zero power to thwart God’s Law of Gravity.  He set it in order and that’s the way it is.  God, not man, orders the universe.  Nothing can diminish God…not attitude, opinion, wealth, culture, celebrity, position, or time.  Not political party.  And certainly not man’s laws.  Earthly judges declaring that something is legal, does not make it legal with God.  We have no power, and no right, to overrule what God says.

 

God hasn’t changed, yet it seems that so much of society (and not just in the U.S.) thinks values, morals, right and wrong – in other words, God’s mandates – should be periodically updated to reflect current culture.  It’s as if we’re trying to tell God to get with the times, get with the 21st century.  If that weren’t so perilous, it would be laughable.  Don’t they know Who they’re dealing with? 

 

Seriously, I think through the results of tomorrow’s voting, we are about to find out.

  

And I expect it will be especially difficult for The Church.  For, if those who call themselves by Christ’s name, through their vote, knowingly ask God for a man to lead our nation, who they know will sanction the murder of our unborn…God have mercy. 

 

What do we do with Scripture like Zephaniah 1:4-5, “I will stretch out my hand against…I will cut off from this place…those who bown down and swear by the Lord and who also swear by Molech.”  Molech was the god which was worshipped by sacrificing infants.  Sound familiar?

   

Everyone will suffer the consequences. 

 

We already are.  And it’s been escalating for years.  But it’s just not recognized.  The economy is not the issue.  The environment is not the issue.  Government benefits (or the lack) are not the issue.  The war is not the issue,  Defiance of God is the issue.  And, Republican or Democrat, believer or unbeliever, we will not get away with it.