Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Peace We've Hoped For

APRIL 5TH, 2017  Former President Obama tours Middle East with a ceremonial Olive Branch, seeking to bring together warring peoples under the banner "THE PEACE WE'VE HOPED FOR".


APRIL 12TH, 2017 Former President Obama is taken hostage by a Islamic terrorist offshoot calling itself the "Peace Warriors". The Peace Warriors demand 400 million dollars from America for the return of our former President.
President Obama is videotaped calling his successor in the Oval office.



 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Back To Basics

"How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,     
Nor stand in the path of sinners,     
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!     
But his delight is in the law of the LORD,     
And in His law he meditates day and night.  
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,     
Which yields its fruit in its season     
And its leaf does not wither;     
And in whatever he does, he prospers.    
The wicked are not so,     
But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.   
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,     
Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.     
For the LORD knows the way of the righteous,     
But the way of the wicked will perish."

Christians may seems odd to you.
Good. 
Our lives have Christ as our foundation.
He is working in us to make us like Himself.
Wicked scoffing sinners have what for a foundation?
Themselves?
Here's the funny thing-Christ is the one who saves us
from... the ranks of
wicked scoffing sinners.
No one is born holy-what you are we once were.
Don't think that there's no chance for you to be saved~
while you are still alive there is Hope.
Seek Him.


Friday, August 12, 2016

Speaking Of Heroes...

Nadezhda Bazhina. Russian High diver at the Olympical thing.
Jah-she flopped instead of flipped and landed her firmament in the water backwards.
On the largest possible global stage she went all Laces Out.
My Hero!
Why?
Because she's young and will get over this.
Because one bad dive doesn't define an athelete.
Because she is among the world's best, who won the right to represent her country in Rio.
People who never make mistakes never improve.
Nadezhda Bazhina reminds me that we all fail at times, and it humbles us.
That is good.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Wherever You Fnd Your Heroes...

If they make you better,
Boost them.
Cheer them.
Quote them.

It's not the Ferguson, but it's still pretty good.


Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Yup-I Remembered It Right!

Something bugging me all afternoon-first off, this isn't so much a political post as it is me trying to wrap my head around something that happened years ago. The graphic above, formatted to fit-is from the Huffington Post, two years ago.
What bugged me: I had heard Hillary Clinton state on a video that 'she and Bill were dead broke when they left the White House'.
I'm not sure if the minimum had been raised above $200,000 per year for the President in 2001-but let's just for fun(ny) set it at $200,000.
Eight years equals 1,600,000.
Dead broke?
If I had earned 1,600,000...I would be considered 'wealthy'.
How fiscally irresponsible must you be to earn that much and end up "Dead Broke"?
I'm not just rhetoricalizing-I really can't understand WHY this is part of the Clinton narrative.
To show that they are just 'common folk' who live hand to mouth with the rest of us?
Shame? Naw.
Stage setting? Making it appear that Hillary has overcome so many obstacles on her journey?
I don't believe that they were 'dead broke' when they vacated  the White House. If they were broke...they have somehow survived with bank accounts intact.  And how!




Friday, August 05, 2016

Happy Haloween, Everybody!

Can we all just get along?
As of right now (!) 95 days until the Election.
Each side will say unbelievable things about the other.
And Polls!
Polls are the most fantastic fairy-dust foolishness ever perpetrated on a humble populace.
Polls should not be believed, EVER. The last two days before an election polls usually
'tighten up' and approach Reality so that the pollsters can claim to have 'gotten it right'.
But even then...naw.
Here's an idea-hold the Candidates-all four of them-to the same personal standard that
you have for yourself.
If you hate lying and refuse to lie...
If you honor truth...
If you always accept responsibility for your actions...
If you do your best to follow the Golden rule...
don't accept any candidate who doesn't measure up to your standard.
See you in November.





Monday, August 01, 2016

Vlad Tepes For United Nations Sec Gen!!!!

The charming fellow pictured above in an artist's rendering is Vlad Tepes, Vlad the Impaler,
alleged proto of Bram Stoker's Dracula.
His main CTF?
Keeping the Muslims from taking over Europe.
His diplomacy included large pointed sticks...and he succeeded.
As a boy he had been kidnapped/ransomed by the Ottomans (Muslims); he learned their language and later in life would dress as an Ottoman (no mention made of a cohort disguised as a Lazyboy), infiltrate their camps and set about perpetrating as much breaking bad as he could.
If he were here working his progrom (sorry-program) today, Democrats would call him a hater and write legislation demanding that the large pointed sticks not exceed a half an inch in length, be composed only of air as wood is harmful to the environment. I know, right?

Sunday, July 31, 2016

What's All This Hating Talk About?

I was thinking about one of the regular charges brought against Christians-that we be haters of:
Gays
non-Christians
everyone else who doesn't believe in God
everyone who believes in the wrong god
everyone.

You hear Christians talking about "Love your neighbor" and the first thought occurring is:
"Hypocrites!"

Hold on there, hypo-critters! Here is the verse as it reads in Luke:
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”

If you feel that we are not doing the second part (Love thy neighbor) WE CHRISTIANS believe that YOU totally ignore the first part about loving God with all of your heart.
Many of you are proud of that.
Here something that might blow your mind:
The Bible, God's Word, does not tell you how to live...if you are not one of God's people.
It does indeed speak to Christians, and all of the lessons apply to us and our lives.
But if you are not a Christian, if you live your lives apart from God...He does not expect you to
be righteous.

But Doug! You might say-why do Christians continue to fuss about abortion, homosexuality, SIN in our country if the Bible isn't meant for us?
It's our country, too. And you are our neighbor whom we are supposed to love as we love ourselves.
God commissioned us to share the Gospel and be light in a darkened world.
"19“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 
20teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

We 'fuss' about such issues because we know that there are none righteous, and that Sin brings death. We don't want you to die. We want you to live in Heaven with us forever. No hypocrisy.


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Hiding Our Heads In Sand, Kneeling Towards Mecca





GREAT! The Circus is in town but I'm busy!
Grand Guignol, anyone?
Caught only a few DNC moments, but I did hear Lizzy Warren state that their candidate Hillary Clinton would stand up to the big banks!
Well, she DID stand up in front of a few of them and was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to speak.
Words of wisdom or last year's box scores-content was not...um...Queen. They were buying low, getting in early, hoping that their ROI would be HUGE once she was ensconced in the Ovoid Office.
You know what I would have loved?
If Bernie Sanders (remember him?) would have taken the mic, stared right at Hillary and shouted,
"INITIATE PLAN X-1"
PEACE NINJAS JUMP IN FROM THE SHADOWS, KITE IN FROM ABOVE, SHOUTING
"A NEW DAY DAWNS! A NEW DAY DAWNS RIGHT NOW! IF YOU ARE WITH US, STAND UP NOW!"
And Bernie wins it all-the Nom, the Gusto AND the right to lose to Trump in a spectacular fashion. November can't November fast enough for me.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Best News Forever

Forget Christians and your issues WITH Christians for a moment.
God is still saving souls.
There is HOPE for you.
Cut out the middle man-if you were to ask Christians questions about God, we would point
you to the Bible, so forget Christians and ask your questions of God.
Ask Him to prove Himself to you through His word.

"The LORD is good to those who wait for Him,     To the person who seeks Him."

You may think that you cannot trust the Bible's accuracy.
But a perfect God is fully capable of keeping Man from ruining His word.
Which is why there is HOPE.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Hilly's Choices!

Oh, the FUN! This is 2016, folks! Goldman Sachs, (which paid Mrs. Clinton bundles of cash for a speech) Morgan Stanley-heck, even AARP each have a plentitude of Vice Presidents!
AARP probably has a Vice President in charge of keeping track of how many Vice Presidents they have!
So, why should Hillary be limited to one running mate?
It's not illegal, is it?

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

I Expected No Less

So...what's new, politically?
Oh yeah-FBI recommends no charges for Hillary Clinton concerning her home server fiasco.

I'm not surprised-this be a corrupt world, and the corrupt cream still rises to the top in every corrupt society. Since this world is upside down, they actually descend...but I don't want to scare the kiddies.
Do you want dictators? Because that's how you get dictators.
(dougshrugs)
Not a betting man, but I would bet that IF Hillary hadn't gotten the "All Clear" from the FBI, we wouldn't see President Obama standing next to her in the fot-op above. 
I obey the laws of the land in which I live
BUT
I am an alien.
At least that's the term Peter used in 1Pet2:11.
Here, I live under a corrupt government in a sinful world.
But my residence is in Heaven.
According to scripture, Christ will return and rule the nations.
We will be with Him, though we do not yet understand how the world will
change, or what our particular roles may be. 
I look for that day. 

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Atheists Blessing Christians

Sounds like I'm joking-"Atheists Blessing Christians"? In what mad universe, Fredric?
S'true, though.
Heard a sermon today about humility, of how God humbles those whom He will.
Christians most especially aren't exempt. He humbles us for our own good and for His good purposes.
We Christians can suffer from pride/arrogance just the same as any other bi-pedal non-monkey.
Atheists may not believe He exists, but they are doing the Lord's work when they criticize/point out the hypocrisies of the saints.
Case in point-a few decades ago an evangelist named Swaggart was discovered to be having sex with a prostitute who was not his wife. This made the headlines for a few weeks, and Swaggart begged forgiveness from both God and the world.
When he was later caught once again with a prostitute, he claimed "The Lord told me it's flat none of your business."
Enter our hero, Frank (Joe's Garage) Zappa.
Guitarist. Atheist. Snappy dresser.
Zappa released "Jimmy Swaggart versions" of some of his songs. They are...what you might imagine.
I am a Christian who will remain imperfect until Heaven. I fall into sins as we all do; anyone who has known me for a while could probably point to this or that and say, "Doug is a hypocrite and a  __________ and there's the proof!"
Atheists  delight in finding such proof and broadcasting it. I try to live my life so that they have noting to talk about...but there's that Pride thing again.
Keep us honest, Athei-buddies. But be careful that none of our pride/arrogance/hypocrisy gets on you and turns you into simulacrums of Us.


Saturday, July 02, 2016

Lost 'cause

Word in the neighborhood is that Hillary Clinton is being interviewed by the FBI concerning the home email server business.
Won't matter a fidget for her supporters-they don't care.
Won't change the minds of anyone else, either.
Those who already don't like her weren't going to vote for her anyway.
I'll share one of the secrets of the Universe, so please listen carefully:
The only way that Trump might be beaten in November is if Joe Biden
steps in (it) to supplant Hillary Clinton as the nominee.
He may be the epitome of a goofy TV sitcom Dad...but he isn't hated by
many of the Democrats that can't stand Clinton.
Please remember that wisdom guided by experience is out the window with this
election.
Past is no predictor of the future.
See you on the other side, Rhodes.