Saturday, October 22, 2016
Saturday, October 15, 2016
I keep coming back to the same Scripture verses which have blessed me and continue to nourish to my soul.
"21This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.
22It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
23They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
24The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
25The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
26It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD." Lamentations 3:21-26
Monday, October 10, 2016
Sunday, October 09, 2016
Saturday, October 08, 2016
That didn't take long.
How do I feel about the lewd and vulgar Trump audio?
Don't like it. It is indeed vulgar and lewd.
How can I, a Christian, continue to support Trump?
With a clear conscience.
I've been expecting a dozen or so "October surprises" from the Clinton camp, and I'm pretty sure
that there is more to come.
The Clinton's have been masters of "Opposition Research" for decades.
Trump by being Trump will have gifted them plenty of ordinance with which to work.
I am heartened by the gleeful moralizing exhibited by friends so concerned about MY
Let us, just for fun...test their outrage.
If the shoe were in the other mouth-if an 11 year old audio tape of Hillary Clinton OR Gary Johnson were released which matched, vulgarity for vulgarity, the Donald tape...would it change their vote?
Would they be so outraged as to reject Clinton? Johnson?
The cynic in me says, "No."
Because to them, Trump is not a viable option.
That's where I'm at.
I had no illusions about Trump being some highly moral person of great character.
You might say that he has lived down to my very low expectations.
With a clear conscience I will vote for him if he remains in the race.
Because for me, Hillary Clinton is not a viable option.
In the past two Presidential elections I have voted for a Cultist and a Liberal in RINO clothing,
so I have experience voting for the least evil option which is still EVIL.
This rhubarb WILL make the Debate tomorrow night a Must Watch Event.
See you on the other side.
Saturday, October 01, 2016
I see that the Clinton Opposition Research Facile had dug into Trump's past and found a beauty queen from 20 some years ago to whom he allegedly once made an unfavorable remark.
Also, the Social Media mini-tsunamis are cresting with the wisdom that Trump once stated that a 12 year old Paris Hilton was 'attractive'.
Don't you see?
The Clinton campaign is using Bimbo eruptions against the Donald!
Remember Romney? Mitt? Tall guy, executive looking?
The Obama Dirt Farmers went all the way back to his childhood to paint him as a 'bully' when he was ten. But of course Obama's college transcripts were off limits.
And now...a beauty queen no one remembers is getting the full courting press by the media, hanging on her every pronouncement of Trump's alleged deviltry 20 plus years ago.
As for Paris? I have no idea what she looked like when she was twelve, but I assume that she was a cute kid. If you had brought her in front of Hillary Clinton and asked, "Is this girl attractive?" She would have said, "Of course she's attractive."
Nothing creepy or sexual about that.
Unless in 2016 the desperate housewife of Bill the alleged rapist and alleged serial sexual molester needs to pull the pins on a few bimbo grenades to toss into the opposing camp.
Just to be safe, rather than posting pictures of the former beauty queen or Paris Hilton, I googled "The oldest woman in the world" who now graces this post.
The old canard, "How dare you bring up Bill's troubled past! He's not on the ticket!" is answered by:
"No, but his enabler, the one who did all she could to destroy ANYONE who got in the way of the Clintons...she IS on the ticket, and does not deserve to be President."
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
She used a beautiful phrase:"Comfort Measures Only".
I love that.
I love the idea that those who are nearing death, who do not wish to be kept alive in pain may ask that extraordinary measures not be taken.
We all will pass, but not all have that option available.
Comfort measures. That is perfect.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
the Rules have been leaked:
RULE: Clinton is allowed to sit down during the National Anthem, but MAY NOT raise her fist
RULE: Moderators are allowed to address Clinton as "Madame President" but MAY NOT call
Trump an egg sucking hound. However, they ARE allowed to address Trump as a 'homophobic racist deplorable'.
RULE: While Trump is answering a question, Clinton is allowed to smoke discretely.
RULE: Every time Clinton lies, Trump must take a shot of tequila.
RULE: Every time Trump tells the truth, Clinton is allowed to fume and look angry.
RULE: Moderators MUST update the audience on the Falcons/Saints game at least every ten minutes. Unless it's also a blowout.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
There's a very good reason why the Bible places such an emphasis on Forgiveness.
We ALL screw up.
We all have personality warts, failures, rough edges which
abrase against one another's rough edges.
Not one of us tripping over our own feet can exist without needing to be forgiven.
Persona non Grata-describes one who is not appreciated, is unwanted...but the actual meaning (Doug's interpretation) is a person to whom Grace (forgiveness) is NOT to be extended.
This is universal-it is a lot easier to tear someone down than to forgive them. If you forgive someone, you must drop any grudge against that person...and for some, that is impossible.
If their entire existence is defined by being outraged, offended, hateful...to forgive someone attacks their self image.
Here's the bucket. Follow me on this, please.
If person ONE has an issue with person TWO and vents to persons THREE and FOUR (Or four million)...THREE and FOUR may take up and carry the outrage of person ONE.
Especially if they already have issues with person TWO-it reinforces their grudges to find others who also consider person TWO a Persona non Grata.
So...if you sift out all the forgiveness, hold on to grudges, and never extend grace...will grace be extended to you when you screw up?
Break the cycle.
If I have offended anyone, if any are holding on to grudges against me, please forgive me. I am imperfect, and have issues. I'm trying my best to make it through life without offending anyone. And I fail.
I am sorry. Please forgive.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Picture above is of a chilly morning a few years ago-in this context it denotes a Horizon which
we seem to be traveling towards in a hurtin' hurry.
No lie-whilst we zip around our anthill cities busy working our busywork and arguing everything from baseball teams to Candidates...I can't help but see God readying this world for Judgement. I've read enough of God's Word to recognize actions which being Blessing and other actions which bring Curse.
Guess which actions dominate this current landscape?
You hear Christians and some Othren speaking of the Tribulation period of the End Times.
Christians look forward to this, not because we are sadistic haters of humanity, but because it signals the return of Christ Who will rule His Creation from Jerusalem.
He will put an end to human striving and governance. No more elections!
I am not making light of the Tribulation which will occur-nothing as terrifying has ever taken place before...except.
Except God once brought Judgement on wicked Judah/Israel in Jerusalem in a passage which reads like a type, a symbol/model for the final global Tribulation.
This is only my opinion-I could be absolutely wrong; I am not a scholar, just a Christian seeking to learn from Scripture what God reveals.
But Ezekiel chapters 8 through 14 (or so) do seem to be a template for coming worldwide Tribulation.
You Christians out there, if you have read this, I encourage you to ask God for understanding, to open those chapters for you as you read them. And I mean that-read them.
As for the Othren, those 'Other than Christians' who think that God is a lie, a fraud, a manufactured religious Scarecrow propped up to keep peoples subservient to other Peoples...you do the same.
Ask God for wisdom, to open the Scriptures for you...and you may find that God is Real.
We can all be encouraged by the fact that Jerusalem's future is much brighter than it's past.
May God richly Bless you today.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
We didn't know what to do, how to process what had happened.
The young lady pictured above acted.
At the resort where we worked she set in place our small memorial around the flags,
tea candles in white bags which looked wonderful when lit.
I took this picture before they were lit to signify lights gone out, lives lost.
I've always appreciated what my friend did, how she gave us a focus,
a way to show our respect for those who died on that terrible day.
May God Bless her and you today.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Christians, justified by faith, at Peace with God, exult in hope of the glory of God.
We need not worry nor fear the terrible passing things which surround us here in this evil world.
It is God's plan to redeem this Creation, and we will see that Day.
May God richly Bless you today.