Other Preachers

I have always worried about a Preacher when he/she makes a lot of themselves being something special.

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“What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.” (Philippians 1:18)

This verse seems to conflict with warnings about false teachers (2 Peter 2:1) and another gospel (Galatians 1:6-9). The key is identifying what Paul is allowing on the one hand and condemning on the other.

Some teachers of his day (probably both in Philippi and in Rome) appeared to be taking advantage of Paul’s imprisonment to enhance their own reputations. Indeed, some were trying through their public preaching to “add affliction to [his] bonds” (Philippians 1:16).

Even though some with ungodly motives stood out among those preaching of “good will,” Paul was able to rejoice that “Christ is preached” (today’s text) by both categories, and therein is the source of the “power of God unto salvation” (Romans 1:16).

The stern denunciation of “another gospel” (Galatians…

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Police Show Up to Evening in Support of Political Prisoners
Grani.ru
March 30, 2016

Police showed up at the Moscow cafe Dozhd-Mazhor, where an evening in support of political prisoners had been scheduled. Our correspondent reported that around fifteen officers entered the space, inspected it, and then went outside to the entrance and proceeded to ID everyone leaving the cafe.

Later, police tried to detain activist Habib Poghosyan. They claimed an APB had been issued for his arrest on suspicion of theft. Poghosyan refused to show the officers his internal passport, while they demanded he go with them to a police station. After several minutes of negotiation, the police officers left. The play started a little late.

Show Trial, a fantasy play about how Ildar Dadin‘s upcoming appeals hearing should turn out, and the itinerant exhibition {NE MIR} took place at the Moscow club Dozhd-Mazhor on March 29. Video by Vladimir Borko

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This November The Voters Need At Least These Five Candidates To Vote For!

 

This Presidential Election is where Americans needs to rid our chains of the two-party system. Why can’t we the people have a third, fourth, fifth, or even six viable candidates? Here is exactly what I propose, the Democratic and Republican Party Leadership need to do if they want to maintain any amount of control at their Conventions. Obviously I am saying that my proposal needs to be done before their Conventions, once I have given you the list of five and the reason why them, then decide what you think of the idea okay?

 

First I would like you to think about Ms. Hillary and Mr. Sanders on the Democratic side of the political aisle. Mr. Sanders policies make him more liberal than the policies of Ms. Hillary. Mr. Sanders is not a registered Democrat, he is just like me, a registered Independent, even though he seems to vote with the Democrats most of the time. It would be easy to see why Mr. Sanders would choose to go as a third candidate platform on his own, or if  the DNC thinks that Mr. Sanders will cause the Party too much grief at their Convention they could just divorce him from them now. The ‘Main Stream’ Democratic Machine has chosen Ms. Hillary as their candidate so if the Democratic folks have a Conservative Candidate to put up on the spit they should get that option also shouldn’t they?

 

Concerning the RNC ‘Main Stream’ Republicans they fume at the thought of Senator Cruz being their Candidate because evidently to know him is, ‘to not like him’. Main stream Republicans hate the ‘Tea Party’ as mush as the Tea Party people hate the Republican main streamers. This mixture of theologies from its inception was a divorce waiting to happen. Now folks, now is a real good time to file that paperwork. Also folks we need to consider Mr. Trump and what he has brought to the Republican Party as far as turnout for the Republican Primaries. There is no doubt that the leaders of the RNC would love it if Mr. Trump decided to fall off the face of the earth or, just get the heck out of ‘their’ party. What I am saying is the RNC should excommunicate Mr. Trump and Mr. Cruz from the Republican Party right now thus severing ties with the Tea Party in the process. Under these conditions the ‘Establishment Republicans’ would need someone as their Candidate. Would they go to ‘the last man standing’ in Governor Kasich, or maybe revert back to Mr. Rubio, or maybe Mr. Romney?

 

For now think about five choices on the Presidential Ballot form and anyone can vote for anyone of the five, Clinton, Sanders, Trump, Cruz, or Kasich. Now, would you as a voter feel more like your voice may be heard than with only the normal two choices the RNC and the DNC decide we should get to vote on? The way the DNC has backed Ms. Hillary is disgusting. Honestly folks, there should not be any such a thing as ‘super delegates’, how in the heck are they Constitutionally legal? They give a very very tiny percent of the people a huge amount of say-so on as to who gets their Parties nomination. You know we the people get enough B.S. thrown at us with this ‘Electoral College’ garbage then we the people have to put up with ‘these Very Privileged’ people! Folks why not have (Our Votes) cast on at least these five options on election day this November 1st? Then about two weeks later if no one person received at least 50.001% of the vote let there be another election two weeks later between the top two vote receivers. Then we the people would have another thing to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day. Thankful that the two weeks of the political ads are over with, and that ‘we the people’ finally had a bit of actual ‘say-so’ as to who our  next President will be. I’m just saying folks…

Let Us All Meet In The Middle So That We Can Get Our Country At Least 50% Fixed

 

There are many people like Senator Cruz of the great state of Texas who believe in the hard-line conservative ‘Tea Party’ view of “he will not negotiate with the Democrats”! That is a fine view if you live in a totalitarian government but American was not designed to be ruled by a High Priest, Christian, Jewish, Islamic or any other.  Senator Cruz there are some things that both sides of that ‘Isle’ can come to agreements on. Most all people I have talked to throughout my adult travels don’t give a rats-behind which party gets Our Country moving again, just quit your childish bickering and unclog your bowels so it can get out from between your ears. Congress you have recently known the wrath of the public giving you approval ratings in the  10% range because you are guilty of the grid lock that stenches the Isles of Congress today . Yes you, both sides of the ‘isle’ you are the reason our country is screwed up enough to think about electing ‘outsiders’ like Senator Sanders, Senator Cruz or Mr. Trump. Congress you have grown the wrath of the public and only you can save yourselves by going to the center on as many issues as your beliefs will tolerate. I am not saying to go against your core beliefs or on moral belief issues like abortion, but it seem that you folks in D.C. think you must fight the other side of the Isle on every blasted issue? Do you know the term ‘poop or get off of the potty’? I am rather sure you know the term ‘lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way’? Congress, the American people are talking to you!

Israel I Love You But You Must Charge Your Soldier With First Degree Murder

 

 

Israel I am a person who is a Christian by choice who was born and raised in the United States of America. I have never set foot in the Holy Lands (never been able to afford to go) yet I have prayed for you for many decades now. Prayed for you all to have peace in your own days, trying to understand the reasons why you don’t. I do by my beliefs tend to side with Israel on most, but not all issues. Israel, just like the United States has based our very existence on a few basic thoughts and beliefs. Things like loyalty to a loving, caring, living God or, at least the decencies that come upon a community if most in it are of like mind. Jewish and Christian ‘rights’ came from what is taught in the Bible Testaments, New and Old.

 

Now this old mans thoughts on the issue of honest, what is right from wrong, what is cold-blooded murder and what is not. The IDF is correct in my opinion for not backing this soldier, from the evidence I have seen and heard the soldier committed the horrible crime of murder. Christian and Jewish  believing people who confess to actively serving God can not tell their own government that it is okay for their police or soldiers to shoot an unarmed person lying on the ground! How can we condemn another culture/society for doing such things yet support the shooter when it is one of our own? I know that the man the soldier shot had just committed a knife attack on another person but it has to be more than just a motto that our security people can not be ‘judge, jury, and executioner’!  Truth, Justice, and the Godly way? If we choose to act evilly then Evil itself has already won (for now) this battle of Thrones.

There will be cake

Humerus, I hope it will give you a smile.

Peace, Love and Patchouli

We will meet in that place

Where so many days and years have slipped by,

Good days and bad

The everyday rhythm of another day

Just like the rest,

But this will be different,

There will be cake

And faces I’ve known through sickness and health

And so many years,

Seventeen to be exact

That has seen me go from young woman to

Strong dreaming warrior of the sun,

Who pursues the passion of her heart,

And the colors will live in memories

Long after we say goodbye

And I will sit in my spot,

Where I’ve sat everyday and today for the last

And we will laugh and smile and tears will find their way

Knowing time will now pass

And the seat will remain empty

Or be refilled with a new face

Who someday too will have a cake

And friends

And years spent here in this place

And…

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Take a deep…

This is one of those smile moments in ones life. Even if its only a small smile.

Sacred Touches

I’m going to have to have surgery on my neck. I have a disc that is so deteriorated that the spinal cord is at risk. So the surgery is scheduled for April 18th at 5:30 AM. Please pray that the surgery goes well. James and I liked the surgeon, but there is a risk with any surgery and after age 70 it seems the risks increase. Love, Natalie

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Crucifixion of Jesus

I do not believe the same as this author believes and personally I am very glad about that. Yet I believe it is best to put peoples differences in plain view so people can make up their own minds through having an informed opinion.

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The crucifixion of Jesus occurred during the 1st century AD. According to the myths in the New Testament, Jesus, whom Christians believe to be the Son of God as well as the Messiah, was arrested, tried, and sentenced by Pontius Pilate to be scourged, and finally crucified. The Romans were the ones who actually crucified Him. Crucifixion was a Roman method of execution, authorized and carried out by the Romans under the authority of Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who sentenced Jesus. Crucifixion is a form of slow and painful execution in which the victim is tied or nailed to a large wooden cross and left to hang until dead. It is principally known from antiquity, but remains in occasional use in some countries.

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FGM and the Demise of Foot Binding – a Repost

The things that ‘cultures’ do to people that are just plain stupid to do to people.

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Foot binding –

“the custom of binding the feet of young girls painfully tight to prevent further growth. The practice likely originated in the Southern Tang Dynasty in Nanking but spread to upper class families and eventually became common among all classes. The tiny narrow feet were considered beautiful and to make a woman’s movements more feminine and dainty. Although reformers challenged the practice, it was not until the early 20th century that footbinding began dying out, partly from changing social conditions and partly as a result of anti-foot binding campaigns.

Foot-binding resulted in lifelong disabilities for most of its subjects and some elderly Chinese women still survive today with disabilities related to their bound feet” – from Wikipedia.

Foot binding first appeared in the upper classes and nobility and it seems fairly clear that it was intended to show that the daughters of the wealthy would be…

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20 Women You Won’t Believe Actually Exist

this should give most folks a smile or two.

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