Inspired by reading about fellow blogger http://chiefofleast.com/
1Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
4But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
Copyright © 2011 Daniella Nicole. Reprinted with permission. "Liberal Espoused Martin Luther King, Jr is Not the Real MLK", / The Fritch Show's syndicated blog Spin Blast, /January 16, 2012.
On Martin Luther King (Jr) Day, I thought it important that we take a moment to reflect upon the man. Not the distorted politically-correct, left-leaning concoction the Left has invented, but the real man and his real cause.
As you can see the Temple Mount was never considered Holy to Muslims, It is never mentioned in the Koran Jerusalem is never mentioned in the Koran, Mohammed never stepped foot in Israel, Palestine is never mentioned in the Bible or in the Koran. Its all a LIE by Arabs to continue the conflict with Israel by spreading fantasy Lies they are claiming to have a history in a land (Israel) they have no ancient history in at all. There never was a Palestine or a Palestinian People, this is an historical fact that even Arab have admitted to.
Stone-throwers attacked a group of Christian tourists that were visiting the site. At least 40 officers entered the Temple Mount to deal with the situation, said Rosenfeld.
Police arrested three suspects on the scene who were involved directly in the attacks. Police arrested ten additional suspects as they exited afternoon prayers at the Al Aksa mosque, and five more Sunday evening. They expected to make several further arrests. Police said no Jews were at the Temple Mount during the altercation. The site remained opened to tourists throughout the day.
UPDATE: It occurs to me that this article proposed something that is popular with the American people -increased accountability among our elected officials. I posted this from another website as indicated above, but after checking FACT CHECK, I'm reminded it is ... just an idea! While bits and pieces of this have been proposed by various members, nothing significant has happened yet!
In the four days of protests since the discovery of burnt Qurans at Bagram air base 25 people, including two US soldiers, have died.
I’m so very glad that My God doesn’t insist that His children destroy the lives of those who hate Him. Instead, we are to pray for them. My God, the only true God and Father of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, is not insecure about His diety. He knows who He is and how it will all turn out in the end, i.e., that every knee will bow before Him, both of those who hate Him and those who worship Him. He is Lord of lords, King of kings and God above all gods.
I’m also glad that He does not require men to blow themselves up or die by the sword for Him in order to enter His kingdom because His Son died in our stead in order that we may be saved from God’s wrath that is upon every unrepentant sinner. I’m glad that He drew me to Him by His love and not by a sword to my throat.
Through The Blaze’s coverage, you may be familiar with Youcef Nadarkhani, an Iranian Christian pastor sentenced to death for refusing to renounce his faith and convert back to Islam. Now, Congressional lawmakers are standing in solidarity with the beleaguered faith keeper.
Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-PA) has sponsored a resolution denouncing Iran for its ruling of apostasy against Nadarkhani and calling for his immediate release…
The president who uses a BlackBerry really wants you to buy an iPhone case. Or four…It’s not just any iPhone case: It’s a $40 model from the Obama campaign’s vast and growing online store, an increasingly important weapon in the cash war for public office.
As a woman, I know the feelings of vulnerability that women feel. If a man, even a relatively small and weak man, simply because of their innate body strength, wanted to overpower me, he could probably do so. Wisdom tells me that I should not take a walk alone at night or open doors to strangers. And yet, my vulnerabilities are nothing compared to women in other countries whose laws provide little protection against abuse.
This is from Vision to America. It is a book promotion; but the message is undeniably important, especially with things like Agenda 21 permeating our country. This amendment is all about states rights, and can defend us from such intrusions by a run amok government. Please pass this on!
Gateway to Liberty: The Constitutional Power of the 10th Amendment
No amendment in our Bill of Rights is more deeply rooted in American history, politics, and government than our Tenth Amendment.
[April 30, 1789]
Fellow Citizens of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Among the vicissitudes incident to life, no event could have filled me with greater anxieties than that of which the notification was transmitted by your order, and received on the fourteenth day of the present month. On the one hand, I was summoned by my Country, whose voice I can never hear but with veneration and love, from a retreat which I had chosen with the fondest predilection, and, in my flattering hopes, with an immutable decision, as the asylum of my declining years: a retreat which was rendered every day more necessary as well as more dear to me, by the addition of habit to inclination, and of frequent interruptions in my health to the gradual waste committed on it by time. On the other hand, the magnitude and difficulty of the trust to which the voice of my Country called me, being sufficient to awaken in the wisest and most experienced of her citizens, a distrustful scrutiny into his qualifications, could not but overwhelm with dispondence, one, who, inheriting inferior endowments from nature and unpractised in the duties of civil administration, ought to be peculiarly conscious of his own deficiencies. In this conflict of emotions, all I dare aver, is, that it has been my faithful study to collect my duty from a just appreciation of every circumstance, by which it might be affected. All I dare hope, is, that, if in executing this task I have been too much swayed by a grateful remembrance of former instances, or by an affectionate sensibility to this transcendent proof, of the confidence of my fellow-citizens; and have thence too little consulted my incapacity as well as disinclination for the weighty and untried cares before me; my error will be palliated by the motives which misled me, and its consequences be judged by my Country, with some share of the partiality in which they originated.
Such being the impressions under which I have, in obedience to the public summons, repaired to the present station; it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official Act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the Universe, who presides in the Councils of Nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the People of the United States, a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes: and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success, the functions allotted to his charge. In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than my own; nor those of my fellow-citizens at large, less than either. No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency. And in the important revolution just accomplished in the system of their United Government, the tranquil deliberations and voluntary consent of so many distinct communities, from which the event has resulted, cannot be compared with the means by which most Governments have been established, without some return of pious gratitude along with an humble anticipation of the future blessings which the past seem to presage. These reflections, arising out of the present crisis, have forced themselves too strongly on my mind to be suppressed. You will join with me I trust in thinking, that there are none under the influence of which, the proceedings of a new and free Government can more auspiciously commence.
By the article establishing the Executive Department, it is made the duty of the President “to recommend to your consideration, such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” The circumstances under which I now meet you, will acquit me from entering into that subject, farther than to refer to the Great Constitutional Charter under which you are assembled; and which, in defining your powers, designates the objects to which your attention is to be given. It will be more consistent with those circumstances, and far more congenial with the feelings which actuate me, to substitute, in place of a recommendation of particular measures, the tribute that is due to the talents, the rectitude, and the patriotism which adorn the characters selected to devise and adopt them. In these honorable qualifications, I behold the surest pledges, that as on one side, no local prejudices, or attachments; no seperate views, nor party animosities, will misdirect the comprehensive and equal eye which ought to watch over this great assemblage of communities and interests: so, on another, that the foundations of our National policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality; and the pre-eminence of a free Government, be exemplified by all the attributes which can win the affections of its Citizens, and command the respect of the world.
I dwell on this prospect with every satisfaction which an ardent love for my Country can inspire: since there is no truth more thoroughly established, than that there exists in the oeconomy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness, between duty and advantage, between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity: Since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained: And since the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the Republican model of Government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.
Besides the ordinary objects submitted to your care, it will remain with your judgment to decide, how far an exercise of the occasional power delegated by the Fifth article of the Constitution is rendered expedient at the present juncture by the nature of objections which have been urged against the System, or by the degree of inquietude which has given birth to them. Instead of undertaking particular recommendations on this subject, in which I could be guided by no lights derived from official opportunities, I shall again give way to my entire confidence in your discernment and pursuit of the public good: For I assure myself that whilst you carefully avoid every alteration which might endanger the benefits of an United and effective Government, or which ought to await the future lessons of experience; a reverence for the characteristic rights of freemen, and a regard for the public harmony, will sufficiently influence your deliberations on the question how far the former can be more impregnably fortified, or the latter be safely and advantageously promoted.
To the preceeding observations I have one to add, which will be most properly addressed to the House of Representatives. It concerns myself, and will therefore be as brief as possible. When I was first honoured with a call into the Service of my Country, then on the eve of an arduous struggle for its liberties, the light in which I contemplated my duty required that I should renounce every pecuniary compensation. From this resolution I have in no instance departed. And being still under the impressions which produced it, I must decline as inapplicable to myself, any share in the personal emoluments, which may be indispensably included in a permanent provision for the Executive Department; and must accordingly pray that the pecuniary estimates for the Station in which I am placed, may, during my continuance in it, be limited to such actual expenditures as the public good may be thought to require.
Having thus imported to you my sentiments, as they have been awakened by the occasion which brings us together, I shall take my present leave; but not without resorting once more to the benign parent of the human race, in humble supplication that since he has been pleased to favour the American people, with opportunities for deliberating in perfect tranquility, and dispositions for deciding with unparellelled unanimity on a form of Government, for the security of their Union, and the advancement of their happiness; so his divine blessing may be equally conspicuous in the enlarged views, the temperate consultations, and the wise measures on which the success of this Government must depend.
Hear my prayer, O LORD; let my cry for help come to you. Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly. For my days vanish like smoke; my bones burn like glowing embers. My heart is blighted and withered like grass; I forget to eat my food. Because of my loud groaning I am reduced to skin and bones. I am like a desert owl, like an owl among the ruins. I lie awake; I have become like a bird alone on a roof.
All day long my enemies taunt me; those who rail against me use my name as a curse. For I eat ashes as my food and mingle my drink with tears because of your great wrath, for you have taken me up and thrown me aside. My days are like the evening shadow; I wither away like grass.
But you, O LORD, sit enthroned forever; your renown endures through all generations. You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come. For her stones are dear to your servants; her very dust moves them to pity.
The nations will fear the name of the LORD, all the kings of the earth will revere your glory. For the LORD will rebuild Zion and appear in his glory. He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.
Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD: “The LORD looked down from his sanctuary on high, from heaven he viewed the earth, to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those condemned to death.”
So the name of the LORD will be declared in Zion and his praise in Jerusalem when the peoples and the kingdoms assemble to worship the LORD. In the course of my life he broke my strength; he cut short my days. So I said: “Do not take me away, O my God, in the midst of my days; your years go on through all generations.
In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded. But you remain the same, and your years will never end. The children of your servants will live in your presence; their descendants will be established before you.”
No matter what else happens in your life, you can be sure of one thing. Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever. (Hebr.13:8) Whether you live to a ripe old age or die young, enjoy good health or battle sickness, live a life of privilege or poverty, bask in the bright glow of worldly fame or drift through the gray haze of anonymity, His promise to you remains the same. Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. (John 14:1-3)
As acclaimed cartoonist Mark Newgarden observed, “We all die alone.” Sure, people can be at our bedside holding our hands and praying, but I’ve watched enough people die to know that at the moment our life on Earth ends, no one there will be able to share the experience with us. The journey from here to eternity begins with the shedding of all our earthly accoutrements, and at least for the short term that includes relationships as well. No one from here accompanies us on our walk toward the light.
How comforting it will be at that moment to know that all of God’s promises are true.
“This too shall pass,” the proverb tells us. No matter what your earthly situation or circumstance, it’s only temporary, and you know not when it will end. “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away” Jesus said. (Matt.24:35) I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” (John 11:25-26)
So don’t allow the good to manipulate you, or the bad to intimidate you. Trust in the Lord, rejoice in all things, give thanks always. Learn, like Paul, the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. And what is this secret? I can do everything through him who gives me strength (Phil. 4:12-13). For the Lord is good, His compassions are new every morning, and His mercy endures forever.
I was over at the Islamophobia Watch site and read through some of their articles that they believe details anti-Muslim sentiments. It's really difficult to take it seriously because they are so ill-informed. In fact, for people in the know, what is presented there comes across as outright lies; lies that are designed to cause people to sympathize with the plight of the poor Muslim.
Janice Rubendall is a family member of a personal friend of ours, she helped our Country by serving in the Iraq war and now she is Missing and needs our help. Please share this far and wide so that we can find this young lady and bring her home so that she can get the help she needs.
The moment that Ashley Barton saw the car, she knew something was amiss.
Acorn is alive and well. I give credit to CNN for doing this piece. $800,000 was given to Acorn by Obama, acording to the clip and the best part, they are behind the litigation in many States over I.D. requirements. Anyone still wondering what this regime is all about? Here we go.
Even though it was supposedly stripped of federal funding in 2009, a non-partisan government corruption watchdog says the disgraced organization known as ACORN is alive and well and still thriving on government dollars.
Just a note: This is an anti-Bush, anti-Iraq war movie but it is chock full of information which makes it worth watching if you have never seen it before. I almost stopped it a few times because of its left leanings but I am glad, for lack of a better word, I watched it through. I kept thinking, “What has Obama done to reverse this?” Nothing. Toward the end of this documentary lies the answer as to why. No POTUS is going to want to give Congress back the power that is rightfully theirs. It can be done, but we may be hard-pressed to see it happen anytime soon. And will there be any generation after us who will know of our nation’s founding and will desire to rise up to regain America Lost? Or will it be “For’d, HARCH!” toward that unobtainable, man-made Utopia of the Lost Horizon variety? One warning! If you cannot stomach Alec Baldwin then be aware that he makes an appearance as the end credits roll.
LOL! It’s your turn, Santorum…
Pro-abortion advocates seem to fall into one of two camps: they either don't care what God thinks or they attempt to twist Scripture to make the killing of unborn children acceptable in God's eyes. To me, there is no way that one can do this and maintain credibility. The Sixth Commandment clearly says, "You shall not kill (or murder…
President Obama urges Congress to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits without drama or delay because middle-class families can’t afford a tax hike.
An Economy Built To Last-that has a bit of a nice commercial-y ring to it…
PLANS TO 'EDUCATE' 2 MILLION 'GRASSROOTS COMMUNICATIONS TEAM' FOLLOWERS
Beginning this week, The Obama Regime is launching a new effort to enlist and (re)educate at least 2 million supporters for a "grassroots communications team" it's calling the Truth Team. Sounds a little too Orwellian, doesn't it?
Does this or does this not look like something right out of the old Soviet Union?
"I don't mean that the Archangel Gabriel will appear out of the East to scourge the administration with a blazing sword, though I would pay to see that. What I'm saying is that Obama has at last taken the step that we all knew he had in him, the ultimate act of arrogance and contempt that will bring the forces of history down upon him." …
Bold italics my emphasis. "X"
- The Foundry: Conservative Policy News Blog from The Heritage Foundation - http://blog.heritage.org -
Posted By Mike Brownfield On February 9, 2012 @ 8:48 am In Entitlements
When John F. Kennedy was President, just over a quarter of federal spending went to fund programs paying for some 21.7 million Americans to be dependent on Uncle Sam.
CPAC 2012 – February 9-11, 2012 – http://www.conservative.org/CPAC – Video is a preview trailer for CPAC 2012. Join the American Conservative Union in Washington, DC for their 38th Conservative Political Action Conference – the largest annual gathering and agenda-setting event for conservative activists and leaders from across the country. The theme is – “We STILL Hold These Truths” – an ode to our country’s founding “First Principles,” including: 1.) Constitutionally Limited Government; 2.) Individual Liberty; 3.) Free Markets; 4.) Strong National Defense; and 5.) Preserving Traditional Values. Learn more at www.conservative.org/CPAC.
The above video was made for the 2012 CPAC contest. To read his speech go to the You Tube page.
If you want to be a GOOD Democrat... taken from a comment on Obama's Launch Of 'African-Americans For Obama'
Except for #18, (where can you get gas for less than $3.65 lately?) the rest are right on target. "X"
If you want to be a GOOD Democrat, you must have certain basic beliefs:
1. You have to believe the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of federal funding.
2. You have to believe that the same teacher who can't teach 4th graders how to read is somehow qualified to teach those same kids about sex.