Monthly Archives: November 2012

We humbly trust in the Power of Giving Thanks

Every year, on the Tuesday evening before Thanksgiving Day, our congregation gathers to celebrate the Lord’s Supper. And, while we seek to be in a mind of praise and thankfulness EVERY day, there’s something about this particular evening that sharpens that focus.

It is truly a time of praise, worship, and thanksgiving.

This particular Tuesday evening, our Pastor delivered a message on “The Power of Giving Thanks“.  It will change MY life forever, and from the heart, I would like to share his thoughts with you.

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Peace in the Middle East: “you’re doing it wrong…”

Don’t get too comforted by the temporary armistice between Hamas and Israel.

First of all, as Ed over at Hotair.com says, “The description of the cease-fire as “tenuous” is a masterpiece of understatement“.

This is a respite in Gaza, not a resolution“, Max Boot says.

They’re both right, of course. That’s because Israel wants peace, and Israel’s enemies want …the end of Israel. As plenty of folks before me have queried, how do you “compromise” with someone who wants to exterminate your entire populace? What exactly qualifies as “halfway” in that case: only most of your citizenry dead, perhaps?

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A Meditation on Giving Thanks

by: Godsbooklover

If you’ve been following our blog for awhile, you may recognize this post from mid-July.  But it seemed like an appropriate post for both Thanksgiving AND (shudder) Black Friday, since it mentions gift-giving.  And hey, I’m recycling! How very politically correct of me, right?  

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I didn’t grow up saying grace.  I didn’t grow up thinking ‘grace’.  I didn’t understand grace, and I couldn’t define it.  But after nearly thirty years of adulthood, and being an active Christ-follower, I was pretty sure that I could define “grace” in a pinch.

Until recently.

I was reading Colossians in my Greek Interlinear New Testament.  (Don’t be too impressed…I only know enough Greek to be dangerous.)  I was looking at the word translated as “thanksgiving” or “gratitude.”  It looked like “eucharist.”  That can’t be right.  Eucharist has to do with communion, I thought.  I never was sure, in my liturgical childhood, exactly what the word meant, but I assumed it meant ‘communion’…and by communion, I meant the Lord’s Supper, the bread and the cup offered to the congregation. Continue reading

Man blames KC Chiefs for eventual Death

As a life-long Kansas City Chiefs fan, I TOTALLY understand this. I’ve suffered for decades with Bill Kenney, Mike Livingston, Steve Bono, Elvis Grbac & now Matt Cassel. When you haven’t won a playoff game since 1993 (I still have the Sports Illustrated…), depression becomes a way of life.
I have no doubt that my OWN obituary (hopefully many years in the future) will be quite similar to this one…. God help me.

The Daley Gator

Loren G. “Sam” Lickteig, an Air Force vet and longtime football fan, passed away on Wednesday after suffering complications from both multiple sclorosis and his ”heartbreaking disappointment caused by the Kansas City Chiefs,” according to his obituary in The Kansas City Star.

Lickteig’s daughters said that, although their father didn’t write his obit, he had a great sense of humor and would have loved it. He would even change his shirt from red to black if the Chiefs were losing during a game, they said.

The Chiefs are currently 1-9 for the season, and the obituary went to press on the day the Chiefs lost by a 6-28 point margin to the Cincinatti Bengals.

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The newest narrative on #Benghazi: “The facts about this case are racist….”

Two stories on Benghazi hit today, with the second one intending to cancel out the first, or make it radioactive so as deny it any traction.

Here’s the first, from CBS News:

(CBS News) WASHINGTON – CBS News has learned that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) cut specific references to “al Qaeda” and “terrorism” from the unclassified talking points given to Ambassador Susan Rice on the Benghazi consulate attack – with the agreement of the CIA and FBI.

The White House or State Department did not make those changes.

There has been considerable discussion about who made the changes to the talking points that Rice stuck to in her television appearances on Sept. 16 (video), five days after the attack that killed American Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, and three other U.S. nationals.

Okay, if you tell me that the DNI scrubbed various problematic wording, yeah, I can maybe believe that. Maybe. And if you believe that, then you ALSO need to believe they (and NOT the White House or State Department) swapped out the “problematic” wording for the “YouTube Video/Random Uprising” lie, which I guess is still possible…. although I don’t believe that for a second.

What ISN’T possible/probable/plausible is that the primary beneficiary, Barack H. Obama, wasn’t informed about all of this.

To which I say: “take your bag of crazy somewhere else: we ain’t buyin’ here”.

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What do the election, Benghazi, and the Israel/Hamas war have in common?

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ANSWER: culture.

For instance, when you shake your head and wonder how could any rational person think that Israel defending itself is an unprovoked attack, keep in mind that such “thinking” has been stoked, taught and reinforced to much of our society since they were in grade-school. In high-schools & colleges, ‘unpopular thought’ isn’t being discouraged: it’s being systematically stamped out. Our schools are now highly expensive inculcation centers, rather than institutions of higher learning.

The election? The logical result of a Progressive ideology which is pervasive throughout  our society.

Benghazi? Our president has lied, repeatedly, on this entire debacle and still the press doesn’t push for the truth, leaving it to the Wall Street Journal, conservative blogs and Fox News.

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How Now Shall We Live?

By Godsbooklover, Sunday, November 18, 2012                       —————————————————————

If you were paying attention earlier this year, you will recall that Charles Colson –author, speaker, founder of Prison Fellowship (and yes, also former Nixon aide and indicted Watergate co-conspirator)–died on April 21, at the age of 80.

Charles Colson pleaded guilty to the Watergate charges in 1974, and spent seven months in prison.  If you read only the lead paragraphs from the mainstream papers or news magazines, you know that fact…and little else.  However, Colson spent the next 35+ years impacting our culture in profound ways:  founding a ministry, writing books, speaking on the radio and in person on a variety of social issues and worldview issues. Prison Fellowship  is the largest ministry to inmates in the world.

Its official mission statement is:

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The coming Horrors of Obamacare…

An excellent overview of the coming disaster which is Obamacare. We cannot, we MUST not, meekly “accept” it….

A Heapin' Plate of Conservative Politics & Religion

 By Tom Quiner

Newt Gingrich said it first: we’re going to need a ton of new doctors to accommodate the demands of Obamacare.

Quiner’s Diner is spending time on Obamacare this week because it is a reality. Last week’s election results suggest it will be around for awhile.

The reality, or perhaps unreality would be a better word, of Obamacare is setting in. For example, we’re not going to have enough doctors to do all the things the law demands.

A key point of Obamacare was to get more people health insurance. Some 42 million were uninsured depending on who you listened to. Obamacare won’t get them all insurance, but more will be insured.

That means we’re going to need more doctors.

But Obamacare doesn’t create more doctors.

It gets worse. It requires a long list of “free” preventative screenings in health insurance plans. To name a few …

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