Mar 18, 2018

Young Or Old, Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

Refocusing what is tiny and what is large, What is insignificant and what important, What is eternal and what temporal ...

There are enough big problems and serious stuff, to deal with in life, without allowing a Santa Clause bag of  insignificant little junk toys to capture our attention and distract us from the truly important things we should focus on. Don't obsess on little mole hills when mighty mountains rise around us to be dealt with. Things like Jesus, family, health, love, peace of mind, kindness, worship, children, the suffering helpless, and being dependable and self reliant. There are a limited number of worthy things to occupy our time, energy and thoughts without focusing on the unlimited thousands of trivial  distractions that strain our nervous systems and gain absolutely nothing but useless stress and anxiety. Everyone reacts differently to the experiences of their childhood and growing up. Some simply learn, deal with it, adjust, improve, and become well balanced adults. Others take childhood's negative memories, harsh treatment, and corrections as the causes of their adult hangups and failures. Some people are so preoccupied with their own minor, heal-able, pains that they have no room for caring about the serious pain and suffering around them.  I once knew a lady who threw a fit because her husband picked a hair off his shirt and dropped it on her newly swept floor ... on his way to visit his dying mother.

I think the failure of people, who constantly rush from teensy flaw to weensy fear to dinky difficulty, is a selfish-glitch in their "focusing mechanism". Maybe when they were taught as a child not to carelessly spill things, or to fear gnats and chiggers, or to groom themselves into beautiful, that the seed took root and grew into a phobia bush. But, then, God has obviously allowed all of us to grow up with certain idiosyncrasies and accumulated baggage. It gives us something to work on, pray about, and turn over to Him to be pruned off of our shaggy phobia bush of hyper-self consciousness.  I also believe God has allowed, due to original sin, certain built-in tenancies, inclinations and weaknesses of the flesh as something very difficult for us to give up, but which makes it worthy as a sacrifice to give Him for removal from our flawed human nature. Everyone is flawed. No one is anywhere near perfect. Most of us don't even reach the 50% level. So adjust your focus mechanism ... your critical eye ... your dissatisfaction with your life, your children, your spouse and even yourself. Don't stop trying to improve, be better, and obey the teachings of scripture, but relax in your own skin, the basic person you were born as, and accept other people for who they are. Nobody is perfect but Jesus. Not the prophets, not the Apostles, and not Billy Graham or you or me. Accept people for who they are. Do your best to set an example, as a Christian, to them. Our job is not to change people. Only God can do that. But, we can introduce them to Jesus and teach them and pray for them and even love them. So lighten up on yourself. Don't sweat the small stuff. Forget the minors and major on the mountains, and then lay down and rest and think about the good things of Phil.2:1-2.    "If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels of mercies, fulfill ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind."

There is a prayer which God inspired the American Theologian, Reinhold Niebuhr with in 1934. He passed it on to Christians who passed it on to the world. So I pass it on to you, Take it to heart and let it change the way we think and deal with life's problems. Here it is.... The Serenity Prayer    "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference."

"To accept the things I cannot change" does not mean to approve of them or embrace them but to not become obsessed with them, miserable because of them, and neutralized by them from being an effective witness for Jesus ... in spite of them.

Mar 14, 2018

Pass This On To Your Democrat/Socialist Friends

Copy And Paste It In An Email Or As Is.

The building of great nations takes years of its people planing, sacrificing, hard labor and saving of their substance. Then comes prosperity to the greatest numbers of its people. But prosperity tends to relax its guard against erroneous legislation and false causes. So the relaxed contentment of the prosperous is followed by the slow but steady subsidizing of the discontented cast who do not plan, sacrifice, labor, or save. In time, the government subsidies reach a level which entices the less motivated workers to drop out of the labor force to ride the government gravy train. The ranks of the unemployed welfare recipients grow until they eventually reach a majority of the population. Then the subsidized majority votes for the "Liberal" politicians who promise them the most free money and benefits and their numbers continue to increase. This forces taxes on those who are still working to get heavier and heaver until they begin to lose their incentive to work for less and less, so they slow down or cease to produce. This process eventually overburdens the tax paying workers and that government with free everything for those who have ceased to work but demand more and more. The next result is more people going on the dole, failing tax revenues, and a faltering welfare system. The government then has to print more and more money, out of thin air, to pay for Liberal Socialist overspending. Government services begin to require longer lines, extending periods of waiting time and eventually Socialism causes hyper inflation and bankrupts that nation. Then both producers and consumers begin to look for a better, more free, more prosperous land in which to live. The U.S. has been that better land for many years and more Socialistic nations suffered the loss of their producers and then, even the consumers, to migration. Much of the world's population still sees the U.S. as that better place to live. But as the U.S. moves toward full blown Socialism, many of the most productive and intelligent citizens are now beginning to move to nations with less Socialism or nations where it has failed and been discarded in favor of free enterprise. If our politicians and greedy consumers could only understand that the Free Enterprise System of Constitutional Government is the only human government model which has ever worked as well as it did in the U.S. for so many years. But, adult children, the lazy, and the retarded must experiment with the attractive and sweet smelling poison of Socialist fantasy. Look at Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea and the Eastern European nations when they were under the USSR. That is exactly where our nation is being led ... by the nose. RB

This from Center For Individual Freedom
If Socialism Is So Great...Why Do People Flee It?
By Tim Lee

The unavoidable fact is that people vote with their feet, and they consistently flee more socialistic locales in favor of places offering greater degrees of individual freedom. 

If socialism works, why do people subjected to it abandon it for more capitalistic destinations? 

That dynamic doesn't just apply to international migration between nations, either.  It applies with equal force to interstate migration patterns within America. 

Consider the latest news from that paragon of socialism, Venezuela.  According to Gallup this week, fully four in ten Venezuelans wish to flee the country: 

Venezuelans are fleeing their country in droves amid the chaos in their government and their streets.  More than four in 10 residents (41%) in 2017 said they would like to move to another country permanently if they could...  The past several years have been incredibly difficult for Venezuelans.  Questionable government decisions have led to a domino-effect crisis that continues to worsen, leaving residents unable to afford basic necessities such as food and housing, and without a sense of security as they walk their streets.  Now, many believe they can find better lives elsewhere. 

It might come as news to many that before Hugo Chavez and his socialist revolution, Venezuela actually stood as South America's most prosperous nation.  As even Gallup concedes, however, years of socialism have relegated it to that proverbial ash heap of failed leftist experiments.  Even such rudimentary consumer goods as toilet paper have become unavailable: 

Venezuelans are likely shocked by the rapid, downward spiral their country experienced in just a matter of years.  Their country was a powerhouse in Latin America in the 1990s.  But a decline in the price of oil, paired with questionable government decisions, sent the national economy into a tailspin - and with it, residents' sense of stability.  Now, many Venezuelans would like to leave the crisis behind them. 

And in a revelation that will have Hugo Chavez spinning even more fitfully in his grave, fully one-fifth of them would choose that great capitalist monster the United States as their destination. 

Rationalizing that reality, defenders of the softer socialism of Bernie Sanders (I - Vermont) might respond that Venezuela doesn't represent "true democratic socialism" that they advocate. 

Unfortunately for them, reality dispels that fallback position as well.  Namely, even European socialist democracies whose model they praise witness the same dynamic vis-à-vis the United States. 

To wit, the left-leaning Pew Research Center just released its annual data on global migration patterns, and the results are similarly harsh for advocates of softer socialism.  Each year, it tabulates the total number of migrants residing across the globe, and provides a user-friendly interactive map showing both origins and destinations between whatever nations one seeks to compare. 

And once again, it offers a rude awakening for advocates of "democratic socialism." 

For example, in 2017 approximately 50,000 Swedish natives called the United States home, whereas only 20,000 U.S. natives called Sweden home.  If Scandinavian socialism offers such a comparatively superior model, with its plethora of benefits and generous leave policies, why would that be the case? 

Nor is Sweden some sort of outlier. 

In 2017, 30,000 Norwegians lived in the U.S., but only 20,000 Americans lived in Norway.  Some 30,000 Danes also lived in the U.S. in 2017, compared to just 10,000 Americans who chose Denmark for its supposedly superior lifestyle. 

And what about Canada, whose benefits are often praised by American leftists?  Well, only 310,000 American natives called Canada home in 2017, whereas a whopping 890,000 Canadians called America home. 

Keep in mind that all of these nations possess populations far smaller than the U.S., so those disparities become even more vivid after a per capita adjustment. 

Indeed, according to a separate 2017 Gallup survey, fully 4% of the world's inhabitants would move to the U.S. if they could: 

Nearly 150 million people - or 4% of the world's adult population - would move to the U.S. if they could.  That figure is larger than the next four most popular destinations combined.  If everyone who wanted to move to the U.S. had their way, the country's total population would increase by almost 50%. 

And as noted above, the same dynamic applies within the United States, as highlighted by Mark Perry of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI): 

North American Moving Services just released its annual US Migration Report for 2017 based on household moves from one US state to another last year.  In 2017, the top five inbound US states were:  Arizona, No. 1 with 67% inbound moves vs. 37% outbound, followed by Idaho (63%-37% in-out), North Carolina (62%-38%), South Carolina (62%-38%) and Tennessee (58%-42%).  The top five outbound US states last year were No. 1 Illinois (32% inbound moves vs. 68% outbound), followed by Connecticut (38%-62% in-out), New Jersey (38%-62%), California (40%-60%), and Michigan (41%-59%). 

Notice any pattern? 

The unavoidable fact is that people vote with their feet, and they consistently flee more socialistic locales in favor of places offering greater degrees of individual freedom. 

Whether within the United States or globally, it would be helpful if more people internalized that simple lesson.

Mar 12, 2018

Proof 2nd Amendment Gun Ownership Prevents Crime

And Crime By Thugs Or By Gov. Is Its Point

Even Jesus instructed His Apostles to be prepared to deal with crime when He said ...   "... He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." Luke 22:36.   

Being wrong in our opinion from time to time is normal to all human beings. Being wrong most of the time, judging by the polls and numbers of adults voting for the worst of candidates, is obviously normal for about half of Americans. But being wrong all of the time is a condition which would seem impossible except for the fact that a large percentage of Americans seem never, in their lives, to have made a correct decision. An example of this phenomena is that, generally, the same people believe in all the spiritual perversions of Satan, legitimizing homosexuality, abortion, legalizing marijuana, legalizing prostitution,  against Freedom of Enterprise and for Socialism (living off of other people's labors),  against Capital Punishment, against our Christian heritage and Constitution, and similar issues like the Second Amendment.

These perversions of common sense, logic and reason are not something new; There have been such people for thousands of years. God pronounced a curse upon such evil 2,777 years ago, in Isaiah 5:20    "Woe unto them that call evil good and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness...."     
 It is this kind of evil error which will put the Antichrist in control of the world in the years ahead.     
   "Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish, because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believe not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." 2 Thess.2:11 

CNN Forced to Admit Town Requiring 
Guns Has Stunning Crime Stats

Conservative Tribune Daily Email 

As has become typical, the debate over the Second Amendment and gun control reached a fever pitch following the recent mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.
Even as some liberals chastise gun owners and condescendingly declare, “Nobody wants to take away your guns,” other Democrats put forward legislation that would ban most common semi-automatic firearms and others even suggested Australia-style confiscation laws.
It should go without saying that the mainstream media is fully supportive of such proposals, chief among them CNN, as evidenced by its incessantly favorable coverage for the anti-gun side and staunch opposition to the point of denigration for those who advocate for the Second Amendment.

However, there is a small town in Georgia that went an entirely different route in regard to guns and gun ownership nearly four decades ago. Breitbart noted that even CNN had to admit that a law mandating gun ownership for those Georgia residents has had an effect on gun violence in the area.

That town would be Kennesaw, Georgia, and they passed a local ordinance into law in 1982 that required the head of every single household in their jurisdiction to keep a firearm in their home for the purpose of home defense.

According to a piece from CNN, the town of about 33,000 people has suffered only one murder in the past six years, and has a crime rate of less than 2 percent. In other words, as economist John Lott has long noted, “More guns, less crime.”

The decidedly anti-gun media outlet made certain to mention that the law is generally unenforced by local police — meaning some households may not actually have the mandated firearm — and were also sure to point out that there could be other factors at play in regard to the exceptionally low crime rate aside from the mandatory gun ownership.

But even if the law isn’t strictly enforced, it undoubtedly has an effect, as Kennesaw Police Department Lt. Craig Graydon stated, “It was meant to be kind of a crime deterrent.”

Since the law has been around for so long, Kennesaw has received attention from all over the country — and even other nations around the world — in regard to the ordinance as various locales consider whether something similar might be right for their own communities.

“We get a lot of calls, conversation, and it seems to keep crime control, gun safety, things like that on the minds of many of the residents, because people are constantly talking about the gun law,” Lt. Graydon said. “So that’s been somewhat of a benefit to us.”

That appears to be how Mayor Derek Easterling views the law as well. “If you’re going to commit a crime in Kennesaw and you’re the criminal — are you going to take a chance that that homeowner is a law-abiding citizen” he said.

“The first thing that most people say when they meet us, you know as a community is ‘oh, it’s not what I expected,'” explained Easterling of the attention his town has received. “I don’t know what they expect of people who arm themselves with guns at home, or what they’re looking for, but really we’re not that.”

One resident of the town who has willingly obeyed the ordinance is Wayne Arnold. He told CNN that in addition to several handguns, he also keeps one of the incredibly common AR-15-style semi-automatic rifles chambered in .223 caliber handy, just in case.

Mar 11, 2018

Mississippi Leads The Way In Return To Sanity

God Forbade The Murder of Innocence!

Our Creator said it in Genesis 9:5 
"And surely your blood of your lives will I require ... at the hand of man ...."   Human "hands" shed the blood and take the lives of innocent babies by abortion.

It's just one step, but a step in the right direction. RB

Mississippi Senate Passes 15-Week Abortion Ban, with Changes 

By Jackson Free Press Staff  Tuesday, March 6, 2018  

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is indicating he will sign a bill that would set the earliest abortion ban in the United States. 

Senators voted 35-14 Tuesday to pass House Bill 1510 . If the House agrees with changes made by the Senate, the bill would go to the Republican governor. 

"As I have repeatedly said, I want Mississippi to be the safest place in America for an unborn child," Bryant said Tuesday on Twitter. "House Bill 1510 will help us achieve that goal." 

Abortion opponents nationwide are exploring whether the U.S. Supreme Court will approve laws that limit abortion before a fetus is viable outside the womb. 

Mississippi's bill would prohibit abortions 15 weeks after the pregnant woman's last menstrual period. Diane Derzis, who owns the only abortion clinic in Mississippi, said in January that she believes the bill is "clearly unconstitutional." 

Sen. Angela Turner-Ford, a Democrat from West Point, told The Associated Press after the vote that she questions how the bill could be enforced. Gestational age is determined based on a pregnant women's account of when her last period took place, rather than concrete medical tests. 

Turner-Ford said this is why she believes viability is a better determination. Gestational age, she said, is "subjective.

Sen. Deborah Dawkins, a Democrat from Pass Christian, also pointed to science, calling abortion a medical procedure, "that's it." 

"To me, it's a medical issue not to be interfered with by the Legislature," Dawkins said. 

But several Senate Republicans said it's an issue of protecting life. 

Sen. Angela Burks Hill, a Republican from Picayune, called abortions after 15 weeks "barbaric" and "inhumane." Sen. Chris McDaniel, a Republican from Ellisville, said the intention of the bill is to protect the lives of 15-week-old children. 

The only exceptions to the 15-week cutoff in the bill are a woman's medical emergency related to the pregnancy or a medical abnormality that makes the fetus "incompatible with life." There are no exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest. 

Senators amended the bill to take out possible felony charges for physicians who perform abortions later than 15 weeks. Those who do abortions after that limit would have their professional medical licenses suspended or revoked. 

The bill also requires that physicians provide the Mississippi Department of Health with a record of the abortion, including the date and method of the procedure and estimated gestational age of the fetus, within 15 days of the procedure. Physicians who knowingly provide false reports would be subject to civil penalties or a fee up to $500. 

Sen. Joey Fillingane, a Republican from Sumrall, said senators removed the language about possible prison time for physicians because, "I just don't want to criminalize any behavior." 

The potential of licensing sanctions and civil penalties was enough, he said. Fillingane also said physicians groups opposed criminal penalties.

Mar 5, 2018

Betty's Christian Heritage And Her Vows To God

My sister, Betty's, Christian Heritage, arose from God's Spirit and Word, through our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, who lived by it, and passed it on to us from childhood. Betty accepted it, put her faith in Christ, and made her own vows God. He was her shelter throughout her life and she witnessed to every person she met. Those who knocked her door, doctors and nurses, salesmen, waitresses, her neighbors, and every relative at family reunions was going to hear about Christ. She was the most consistent witness I ever knew. She taught a Sunday School class almost all of her life.  Serving Christ was her life, love and Christian heritage since she was saved as a child, and He, in turn,   "led her to the Rock that is higher than I".

Psalms 61:1-5
"Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the Rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert (shelter) of thy wings. Selah. For thou, O God hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name."

Betty's Christian heritage, rooted in God's word, was her living testimony, and her rejoicing since she and I responded to God's call, the same Sunday, as children, barely old enough to know we needed Him to save us. She never turned back but grew steadily closer to our Lord throughout her life. She wasn't perfect, because no one is, but you couldn't prove it by me. I never saw anything in her but good. Her Christian Heritage was a treasure and the rejoicing of her heart.
Psalms 119:111
"Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart."

Betty lived her faith and heritage and has passed it on to her children, grandchildren, friends, family, neighbors, strangers and everyone who crossed her holy path ... including you.

Acts 20:32
"And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified (set aside)."
Betty's final hope and prayer was that each of you would take up her heritage, and make it your own. That you would make your vows to her God, accept her Savior, Jesus, and love his word as she did, and pass the heritage on to your own children and grandchildren and live your testimony so that all may see.

Acts 26:18
"To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith ...."
So, now, in memory of my sister, Betty, let us all give thanks to God for her example of the living Christian heritage we all saw in her, and give him praise that he has made us, though sinners, to be willing partakers of that holy inheritance which belongs to His saints ... in His light of truth.

Col. 1:12
"Giving thanks unto the father, which hath made us meet (able) to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light."

Betty would never let me say "Goodbye" and would correct me if I even said "Bye". She would say, No, little brother, not goodbye .... "I'll see you later".  So, you taught me well, Big Sister, I'll see you later.

Mar 4, 2018

Liberal's War Against Boys Is Obliterating Manhood

Why are there numerous "Women's Rights" organizations but not one recognizable "Men's Rights" organizations?

And why are there scores of "Black Rights" movements, but no real "White Rights" waves crashing against our shores one after the other?

And so are there dozens of "Gay Rights" movements "moving on"  into the mainstream but not one "Heterosexual Rights" group demanding equal treatment under the law for the majority?

And why do those Women's, Black, and Gay Rights organizations blame all their grievances on those white, straight, normal, men who have no such groups defending them and demanding fairness? The reason may be that those guys are so busy working, paying taxes and going over bills that they don't have time to demonstrate and raise cane in the streets.

How long since you saw white, straight, men march on Washington demanding "equal justice under the law", for white guys?

So, if the Liberal whiners haven't done enough permanent castrating damage to America's men, they have expanded their desexing of manhood's masculinity ... with a war on boys, while they are still too young to fight back. Many boys are already acting ashamed they are not more like girls. RB

Here is one of the best coverages of this subject I have seen...
From Prager University who has just been dumped by social media because of articles and videos covering issues like the one below.

Mar 2, 2018

Finally, Honest, Open Minded Scientists Who See ...

Their Heads Above The Smog Of Evolution

Here is a masterpiece of honest, scientific truth which is just beginning to shine from behind the black eclipse of the sun's brilliance by the lunacy of evolution. These true scientists ask the question, "Is this complex Earth a matter of luck ... or not?" They prove that if the infinite universe were only slightly different ... we could not exist, and conclude that all the trillions of facts about the universe "suggest conspiracy rather than mere coincidence".  The trillions of trillions of facts about the universe make it's existence Impossible ... except .... GOD. These honest scientists gave their work the name ... The Privileged Planet. It surpasses anything previously done on either side of the debate between Creationists and Evolutionists. Please take time to see it, then copy and paste the address below on an email page and send it to your friends. It is true science and phenomenal.

Betty's Common Sense Heritage From Our Ancestors

Was her higher education degree, didn't cost a dime, and was more needful than matriculation.

My sister, Betty, and I were born in west Texas just in time for the Great Depression and the infamous Dust Bowl ... she in January of 1929 and I in Dec. 1930. Many people, back then, did not even finish grade school and only about 3 to 4 % had a college degree, but Common Sense was not uncommon to our ancestors. 

Betty, who just went to heaven, often quoted scripture as well as common sayings we heard people use in our childhood. In those days, before WWII, and dating back to the pioneers, nearly everybody was a farmer or serviced farmers. Back then people were as intelligent as people today, but not nearly as sophisticated or educated. So to teach their children right and wrong and life's lessons everyone needed to learn, they quoted scriptures and developed phrases, analogies, adages, and axioms to communicate truths or what they believed was true. A few weeks before Betty passed away, I asked her to write down a few of those old expressions she could remember. I thought I might use them in a blog post. I expected maybe six or eight. But she was not a 6 or 8 kind of woman. After about a month, just before she died, she handed me a bundle of pages with 125 of those old truisms written out by hand. Betty neither had a computer nor wanted one. She had all of these aphorisms in her memory.  Many of them have roots in the teachings of scripture. Some were born out of experience. Here are all of them I could type on a letter sized page. They were Betty's higher education degree. RB

A rotten apple spoils the whole bushel. Every rose has its thorns. Eyes as sharp as an eagles. Money burns a hole in his pocket. Saving for a rainy day. Think before you leap. He's got a tiger by the tail. Haste makes waste. She sees everything through rose colored glasses. Don't count your chickens before they hatch. Don't judge a person till you've walked a mile in their shoes. Honest as the day is long. Give her an inch and she'll take a mile. She's worth her weight in gold. The early bird gets the worm. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. He's as rough as a cob. Tough as cow hide. She's free as a bird. He hit the ground running. Waste not want not. Cleanliness is next to Godliness.  Don't dig a ditch for someone else, you may fall in it. What goes around comes around. You don't appreciate the water til the well goes dry. Getting too big for your britches. An hour late and a dollar short. You can't get blood out of a turnip. There's no fool like an old fool. Spare the rod, spoil the child. Stupid is as stupid does. He's got ants in his pants. She's sharp as a tack. Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. Make hay while the sun shines. A man's name is his bond. Stubborn as a mule. Kicks like a donkey. Slow as a turtle, Fast as a rabbit. Graceful as a swan. Happy as a lark. Curious as a cat. Eats like a pig. Swims like a fish. Cunning as a fox. Crooked as a snake. Quiet as a mouse. Memory like an elephant. Strong as an ox. Cocky as a rooster. Struts like a peacock. Cozy as a bug in a rug. Wise as an owl. Hard as a rock. You can catch more flies with sugar than vinegar. A stitch in time saves nine. Busy as a bee. Thin as a rail.  Green as a gourd. Stable as the Rock of Gibraltar. Limp as a wet noodle. Mad as a wet hen.  Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Don't put your foot in your mouth. If you lay down with dogs you will get up with fleas. I'll be there if the creeks don't rise. Smart as a whip. Birds of a feather flock together. Gag at a gnat and swallow a camel. Easy come easy go. Burning his candle at both ends. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. A woman can throw more out the back door with a tea-spoon than a man can bring in the front door with a shovel. Life is a three ring circus. I'll buy that when my ship comes in. A penny saved is a penny earned. I've been run through the wringer. Weak as a kitten. His bark is worse than his bite. It always looks greener on the other side of the fence. Straight as an arrow. Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. I trust him about as far as I can throw an elephant. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. That sure sounds fishy. All's well that ends well.

Thanks Sis, you always did go the extra mile.

Feb 28, 2018

Delayed Judgment Proves God's Grace Not Indifference

His Patience With The Human Race Is Truly Amazing...

The fruit of sin, hanging on the limbs of the Global Trends Tree, once eaten, can never be uneaten even if forgiven. Its affects are not limited to that one sinner but everyone around him to some degree. Sin spreads its vile lust or corrosion across continents for thousands of years, right up to God's Judgement Day. God's predetermined arrival, of the time of final judgement, on His 7000 year calendar, is as certain as the rising of the sun. Sunrises have arisen on time for over 2 million days, since it was first set in motion and God spun the globe. Unabated wickedness develops a calloused delusion that since eternal judgement has never yet fallen directly upon it... it never will.  Where sin is at work, its accumulating wages are await payday.        
Ecclesiastes 8:11   "Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil."   
"For God shall bring every work into judgement, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil." Ecc.12:14.

Like the certainty of death itself, in the thoughts of many, "Will never happen to me ... in my lifetime, so I'll ignore it".  But payday for evil work ... and good work, is on God's calendar. There is only one exception. Jesus has already taken the wages of those sinners who believe on him.    "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom.6:23.    He collected our evil work's wages and bought for us eternal life as a gift. RB

From One News Now
Bill seeks to dictate what church can teach about sexuality

A Michigan church under fire for teaching its young girls the principles of biblical sexuality is getting some support from a prominent pro-family group.

Two Democratic state representatives – Darrin Camilleri (Brownstown Township) and Adam Zemke (Ann Arbor) – are demanding that the Michigan attorney general launch an investigation into Metro City Church of Riverview, Michigan, and FORGE Ministries after the pastor and church offered "Unashamed Identity Workshop." The purpose of the six-week workshop is to provide a safe place for teenage girls (ages 12-16) to learn what the Bible teaches about sexuality.
Family Research Council Action has now come alongside the church and Pastor Jeremy Schossau, launching a petition campaign to "help pastors stand against government overreach." FRC Action says it is "totalitarian in nature" for the lawmakers to "dictate what a local church must teach regarding its theology."
Randy Wilson, FRC's national field director for church ministries, says the lawmakers are also pushing legislation to prevent churches from offering such workshops.
"House Bill 5550 is the government reaching into the church to control and direct their activities," Wilson said recently on American Family Radio. "It's just outrageous what they have done – and so we are standing, alerting pastors [and those who are in Districts 55 and 23] and encouraging them to call their representatives... [to] call in and say to back out."
Wilson says it is the churches' place to minister to a broken society.
"And that's what this is all about," he continued. "Pastor Jeremy was confronted with a growing need in his church: girls and boys being bullied in their school systems to join [and] to experiment with this gay activity – and Pastor Jeremy then started this workshop."
According to Wilson, it's not really a workshop but rather a small group where participants can talk about these issues and be provided information.
Some news outlets and observers have described or compared the church's activity to what some call "conversion therapy." But Wilson says that's not the case at all.
"I've talked with some senators and representatives in the statehouse and they're saying that this [bill] is going nowhere. But the point of the matter is they have thought about it [and] they have acted on it," said Wilson. "Pastor Jeremy didn't ask for this fight; this fight came to him because he was just responding to a need in his church."
According to the News-Herald, protesters have stationed themselves outside the church since the workshop began – and pledge to be there until it's over.

Representatives Camilleri and Zemke did not respond to OneNewsNow's request for comment.

Feb 27, 2018

I Don't vote FOR Republicans, I Vote AGAINST Democrats.

I just dislike Democrat Politicians more than Republican Politicians and vote against the most offensive party. There are only a hand full of Republicans deserving of the name and no Democrats.

I am a Political Independent, but, it is almost never possible for an Independent to win an election. I, therefore, to keep from wasting my vote completely, vote AGAINST the Democrat, who may win if I don't vote for the Republican, who also may win but is less offensive to me than any Democrat. So I am not as pro-Independent as I am anti-Democrat. My reason for that is that an Independent may be anything from an Atheist to a Committed Christian, from a  Communist to a Constitutionalist, from a Socialist to a Free Enterprise Entrepreneur, from a Devil to a Saint. A Republican may be a strong, Patriot and Constitutional Conservative or a very weak one, but a Democrat will always be a strong Liberal, Socialist, Communist or, literally demonic. Any true Christian who knows where the Democrat Party stands on the issues, as reflected in their party's platform, cannot vote for a Democrat in these times.

I will continue to vote for the morally, best man or woman, American Patriot, preferably a Christian, who has a chance to win. I'd rather have a worldly, honest Patriot, or even an honest agnostic, than a self-professed, Christian who is neither moral nor a Christian. I'd far rather have a Trump than a McCain, Clinton or Obama. Prior to WWII, when most Christians were Democrats, I would have preferred a Democrat. There may be a glimmer of hope for the Republican Party, but there is no hope for The Democrat Party. It has gone over the precipice where integrity ends and free-fall begins.

Why do I stand against the Democrat Party? Because they have become the Socialist, Communist, Party of the immoral, anti-Constitution voters, half of these United States. The example below is typical.
Not all Democrats are this kind of people, but...this kind of people are all Democrats. Why? Their Party Platform matches their words, actions and lifestyle..... They stand against all that I am for and for all that I am against. RB


And here, below, is a clear picture of the average supporter of the Democrat Party in a survey done by Prager University. This is good.