Meet the faces of abortion
God is not an indulgent grandfather, some 365 day Santa Claus waiting to bestow toys and pleasures on us. He’s our wise Father who loves us enough to demand growth and discipline in preparation for our eternal future. Our sufferings have not caught Him by surprise. If they are not the direct consequence of our spiritually youthful foolishness then He has specifically purposed them for our development and intently guided us to them for our good.
The great Dennis Prager breaks down the basics of the Israel / Palestinian conflict into simple logic even a progressive could understand if they wanted to.
Eyewitness “Brown doubled back towards him…kept coming…I kept thinking the police missin’ him http://splashurl.com/lz626wl #ferguson
Originally posted on The Last Refuge:
I’m going to call this the “J J Video” because a sharp Treeper catches the background conversation within a video of the Mike Brown shooting scene. The video was uploaded by a U-Tube account “Black Canseco“.
The video was taken in the aftermath of the shooting, and judging from the comments attributed to the uploader -although he was not a direct witness- he felt the video was affirmational toward Mike Brown and the anti-police narrative.
However, probably unknown -or at least unnoticed- in the background of the video you can hear an audio conversation of a male eye witness to the shooting itself describing what he saw to another curious male spectator. Again, the conversation of importance is in the background.
If anyone has the audio software to clear up the foreground, and distracting screams in the background, and focus in on that off camera two party conversation it would…
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Inspired by “Through The Gates Of Splendor” The Incredible true story of 5 missionaries who gave their lives to carry to message of God’s love to the Equadoran native tribe called the Auca’s, or as the surrounding tribes referred to them as “The Savages” for their brutally violent culture, singer and musician Steven Curtis Chapman brings the story to the concert stage.
Grab your tissues as you watch the unimaginable unfolding grace and plan of God to carry his love to a people who had never even heard of Him.
This series of clips is from a live concert at Carpenter’s Way Church in Lufkin, TX
on July 19, 1997, just 2 months before “going out like Elijah” on September 19th, 1997.
For those of you yet unfamiliar with Rich Mullins he was gifted with great musical talents. His skills on multiple instruments was legendary, including his world class skill on two different types of the Dulcimer. His fame however (a term he was likely uncomfortable with) was in putting words to music in a way that spoke deep to the hearts of those who enjoy his music. Yet his most profound talent, in my opinion, was his ability to look past religiosity to express the sometime blunt truth the Church was, and is, so in need of hearing. As one person wrote “Rich was irreverently reverent.” His willingness to expose himself to ridicule for his imperfections as a Christ follower in order to express from his personal experience the love and forgiveness of God was a beauty of soul so rarely found yet so desperately needed among us, and in us.
You are greatly missed Rich Mullins. The music you must be making now in heaven can scarcely be imagined.
Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 1 of 9)
In this video: Nothing But the Blood, Awesome God, Brother’s Keeper, Boy Like Me/Man Like You
Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 2 of 9)
In this video: John’s Song [Lap Dulcimer Instrumental], Madeline’s Song, 78 Eatonwood Green, Calling Out Your Name, Such a Thing as Glory
Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 3 of 9)
In this video: Such a Thing as Glory, [Irish Sweater Story], Ready for the Storm, Babylon, [Rich speaks at length]
Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 4 of 9)
In this video: [Rich speaks at length], I See You, You Did Not Have a Home, I Will Sing, Sing Your Praise to the Lord
Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 5 of 9)
In this video: Sing Your Praise to the Lord, [Amsterdam story], Hold Me Jesus, While the Nations Rage
Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 6 of 9)
In this video: If I Stand, Screendoor, [Canticle of the Plains], Heaven is Waiting, Elijah
Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 7 of 9)
In this video: Elijah, [How'd You Get Saved? Story], [Balaam's Ass story], [Rich speaks at length]
Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 8 of 9)
In this video: Sometimes By Step, Creed, It is Well, I’m Going to Sing
Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 9 of 9)
In this video: I’m Going to Sing/Swing, Low Sweet Chariot/When the Saints (Round), Doxology
Discern the Dangers of ‘Discernment’
Charles Spurgeon once said, “Discernment is not simply a matter of telling the difference between what is right and wrong; rather it is the difference between right and almost right.”
Discernment is a powerful gift of the Spirit. It allows believers to unravel false teaching, make accurate judgments quickly, spot demonic counterfeits and expose the plans of the enemy.
In 2014, our culture calls evil “good” and good “evil” (see Isaiah 5:20). Human sexuality has lost all sacredness. All sorts of self-indulgence and violence is justified in the name of “rights.” False gospels fill church pews with inch-deep believers.Plainly stated, we need discernment now more than ever.
A great reminder of the chastizing aspect of the love of God. I’m reminded of comforting words of Prov 3:13 and Hebrews 12:6 that remind us that His chastisement is itself a reminder of both His love and His acceptance of us as his adopted.
Thanks also for referring to enduring to the end. This modern age of have it now with little cost has taught a false gospel that doesn’t require we even run the race to win it, just ask Jesus into your heart and go on your sinful way.
Originally posted on The Patriot Brotherhood From Sea to Shining Sea:
Brother Pete (last name withheld so he doesn’t suffer the abuse I sometimes get for my beliefs and being public with them); he asked the following question:
“I’ve prayed many prayers and shed many tears. I’ve read some of these books in the bible until I thought the words were gonna fall off. Am I really willing to go where he leads? What if he wants to humble me, bruise me, crush me or rearrange my life? What if he chooses to tear down everything I thought I was?”
He added the following scripture as reference:
Isaiah 57:15 KJV
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy…
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The Matt Walsh Blog: Where leftist “gender wage gap” rhetoric goes to die:
During the State of the Union Address, President Obama courageously railed against some of the greatest threats facing our nation. For instance, he loudly proclaimed that “climate change” is “a fact.” In other words, the Leader of the Free World used part of a prime-time speech to point out that climates do, in fact, change. No word on whether grass still grows and cows still go “mooo,” but perhaps he’ll illuminate those issues some other time.
And, although climates change, and climates have always changed because change is an essential characteristic of “climate,” he didn’t actually respond to the slightly more contentious question about whether or not human beings are significant drivers of climate, as opposed to other relevant forces, like, say, the Sun (a million times bigger than the Earth, contains 99.8 percent of the mass of the Solar System, reaches temperatures of 15 million degrees Celsius — maybe that ol’ girl really calls the shots on this planet).
Read more at http://themattwalshblog.com/2014/01/29/theres-a-gender-wage-gap-stopping-waitresses-from-making-the-same-as-commercial-airline-pilots/#3B5JP3jAtc1r57Q5.99