Sunday, July 10, 2011

And……….

Just writing this post to maintain this blog.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sarah Palin: Wrong Choice

At first, I too, like many other conservatives was caught up in the hype and euphoria of John McCain’s choice of running mate. But now after the initial shock and excitement has worn off, I think Sarah Palin is the wrong choice for VP on the Republican ticket.

Why do I say this?  First she is the mother of five children. Her fifth child, a five-month-old infant, was recently born with Down’s syndrome. This baby seriously needs his mother more than our country needs her to be VP.

I knew I should of gone with my gut feelings when I first heard the announcement about Palin. But the thing that set off that little voice inside me was that after her latest son was born, she went back to work as Governor. Not six months, nor three months latter. Not even two weeks later but within a few days of giving birth.

Now it’s come out that her 17-year-old daughter is five months pregnant.

Sarah Palin’s children need their mother. More so than John McCain and the Republican party.

Dr. Laura sums this up pretty well on her blog.

I firmly believe, that a woman’s primary and most important role is being a mother to her children. And in Sarah Palin’s case, her children need her now more than ever. They should be her priority.

Also see
La Shawn Barber.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Rick Warren’s Forum on Leadership and Compassion

Let me start of by saying this: I am NO fan of Rick Warren or his Purpose Driven Life. I believe that Pastor Warren is the one of the leaders of the so-called Religious Left and is a bona fide socialist.

Okay, with that said, Bill Keller, of  LiverPrayer.com, wrote an excellent piece on Warren’s recent “Civil Forum on Leadership and Compassion.”  Check it out.

As for me, just give me that old time religion. These new “evangelical leaders”, like luke warm water, make me sick!

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

I’m Baaaaaaack!!!!!

Hi Folks,

I have returned!  I’ve started a new blog. It’s called Real Men Care (www.realmencare.blogspot.com)  and it’s part of my new Men’s Ministry. Check it out. I will be doing the majority of my blogging there now. I will continue to post on this one for awhile.

Peace & Blessings

Brother Ron

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving

O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: his  mercy endureth for ever.  
Psalm 106:1

As far back as I can remember Thanksgiving Day has always been my favorite holiday. During my young school days, I loved the holiday because I knew we would be out of school for two days and Christmas was just around the corner.

As an adult and after giving my life to Christ, I developed a different reason for loving this holiday. Thanksgiving became a day of giving thanks to God for all the blessing He has bestowed upon me, my family and our country.  

The common historic misconception is that the original American Thanksgiving Day was centered on a time of harvest feasting by the Pilgrims and Indians.  But that could be no further from the thruth. The original Thanksgiving was a gathering together of the Pilgrims to publicly recognize the favor of Almighty God and the provision He bestowed upon them in difficult circumstances.

Please read the article below taken from the Patriot PostIt gives an excellent history of the “First Thanksgiving” celebration.

God’s blessings and peace upon you and your loves ones this Thanksgiving.

The Necessity of Thanksgiving

In this era of overblown political correctness, we often hear tales of Thanksgiving that stray far afield from the truth. Contemporary textbook narratives of the first American harvest celebration portray the Pilgrim colonists as having given thanks to their Indian neighbors for teaching them how to survive in a strange new world. This, of course, is in stark contrast to the historical record, in which the colonists gave thanks to God Almighty, the Provider of their blessings.

The “First Thanksgiving” is usually depicted as the Pilgrims’ three-day feast in early November 1621. The Pilgrims, Calvinist Protestants who rejected the institutional Church of England, believed that the worship of God must originate freely in the individual soul, under no coercion. The Pilgrims left Plymouth, England, on 6 September 1620, sailing to the New World on the promise of opportunity for religious and civil liberty.

For almost three months, 102 seafarers braved the brutal elements, arriving off what is now the Massachusetts coast. On 11 December, before disembarking at Plymouth Rock, the voyagers signed the Mayflower Compact (http://PatriotPost.US/histdocs/mc.htm), America’s original document of civil government predicated on principles of self-government. While still anchored at Provincetown harbor, Pastor John Robinson counseled, “You are become a body politic… and are to have only them for your… governors which yourselves shall make choice of.” Governor William Bradford described the Mayflower Compact as “a combination… that when they came a shore they would use their owne libertie; for none had power to command them…”

Upon landing, the Pilgrims conducted a prayer service and quickly turned to building shelters. Malnutrition and illness during the ensuing New England winter killed nearly half their number. Through prayer and hard work, with the assistance of their Wampanoag Indian friends, the Pilgrims reaped a rich harvest in the summer of 1621, the bounty of which they shared with the Wampanoag. The celebration incorporated feasting and games, which remain holiday traditions.

Such ready abundance soon waned, however. Under demands from investors funding their endeavor, the Pilgrims had acquiesced to a disastrous arrangement holding all crops and property in common, in order to return an agreed-to half of their produce to their overseas backers. (These financiers insisted they could not trust faraway freeholders to split the colony’s profits honestly.) Within two years, Plymouth was in danger of foundering under famine, blight and drought. Colonist Edward Winslow wrote, “The most courageous were now discouraged, because God, which hitherto had been our only shield and supporter, now seemed in his anger to arm himself against us.”

Governor Bradford’s record of the history of the colony describes 1623 as a period of arduous work coupled with “a great drought… without any rain and with great heat for the most part,” lasting from spring until midsummer. The Plymouth settlers followed the Wampanoag’s recommended cultivation practices carefully, but their crops withered.


The Pilgrims soon thereafter thought better of relying solely on the physical realm, setting “a solemn day of humiliation, to seek the Lord by humble and fervent prayer, in this great distress.” In affirmation of their faith and providing a great witness to the Indians, by evening of that day the skies became overcast and gentle rains fell, restoring the yield of the fields. Governor Bradford noted, “And afterwards the Lord sent to them such seasonable showers, with interchange of fair warm weather as, through His blessing caused a fruitful and liberal harvest, to their no small comfort and rejoicing. For which mercy, in time convenient, they also set apart a day of thanksgiving.”


Winslow noted the Pilgrims’ reaction as believing “it would be great ingratitude, if secretly we should smother up the same, or content ourselves with private thanksgiving for that, which by private prayer could not be obtained. And therefore another solemn day was set apart and appointed for that end; wherein we returned glory, honor, and praise, with all thankfulness, to our good God, which dealt so graciously with us…” This was the original American Thanksgiving Day, centered not on harvest feasting (as in 1621) but on gathering together to publicly recognize the favor and provision of Almighty God.

Bradford’s diary recounts how the colonists repented of their financial folly under sway of their financiers: “At length, after much debate of things, the Governor (with the advice of the chiefest amongst them) gave way that they should set corn every man for his own particular, and in that regard trust to themselves; in all other things to go in the general way as before. And so assigned to every family a parcel of land, according to the proportion of their number.”

By the mid-17th century, autumnal Thanksgivings were common throughout New England; observance of Thanksgiving Festivals spread to other colonies during the American Revolution. At other junctures of “great distress” or miraculous intervention, colonial leaders called their countrymen to offer prayerful thanks to God. The Continental Congresses, cognizant of the need for a warring country’s continuing grateful entreaties to God, proclaimed yearly Thanksgiving days during the Revolutionary War, from 1777 to 1783.

In 1789, after adopting the Bill of Rights, among the first official acts of Congress was approving a motion for proclamation of a national day of thanksgiving, recommending that citizens gather together and give thanks to God for their new nation’s blessings. Presidents George Washington, John Adams and James Madison followed the custom of declaring national days of thanks, though it was not officially declared again until another moment of national peril, when during the War Between the States Abraham Lincoln invited “the whole American people” to observe “a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father… with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience.” In 1941, Congress set permanently November’s fourth Thursday as our official national Thanksgiving.

The Pilgrims’ temporary folly of sundering and somersaulting the material as transcendent over the spiritual conveys an important lesson that modern histories are reluctant to tell. The Founders, recognizing this, placed first among constitutionally recognized rights the free exercise of religion—faith through action.

If what we seek is a continuance of God s manifold blessings, then a day of heartfelt thanksgiving is a tiny tribute indeed.

This Thanksgiving, please pray for our Patriot Armed Forces standing in harm’s way around the world, and for their families—especially the families of those fallen Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who have died in defense of American liberty.


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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

No Coincidences Here Folks

Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. 4 For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.

Romans 13:1-4

Juanita Bynum

Randy & Paula White

Richard & Lindsay Roberts

The Charismatic 6 (Creflo Dollar, Kenneth Copland, Benny Hinn, Joyce Myers, Eddie Long, Paula & Randy White)

Rick Hawkins

The fact that all these “ministers of God” are involved in some type of ongoing of moral controversy is not a coincidence ladies and gentlemen. It is a divine move of God. A holy shakin’ is goin’ on now!

Word of warning to other ministries. Better make sure your own houses are in order or the Holy Spirit will expose your mess too! In fact, this should serve as a warning to all believers. God is not mocked! Learn a lesson from all this before you own “misdeeds” (Ed. back in the day what we called sins) are exposed to the world by God’s divine light. Get right with God now!

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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Today’s Quote

The answers for this nation’s…problems won’t be found in the promises of a politician but in the words of a preacher!”

—Bill Keller, Founder & Host of LivePrayer

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Be Like Bill

Bill Keller, the world’s largest internet evangelist, embarrasses so-called Christians because quite often he has the balls (pardon my French) to say to millions what “mainstream” Christians can’t or won’t say to this lost and fallen world. And very often he is correct in his evaluations.

 Here’s a sample of some of his recent writing:

As a follower of Christ, a servant of the most high Lord, all we have is His message.  NOTHING ELSE!  Despite the illusion so many high profile men and women of God are under, especially those who are on TV, they are not celebrities, they are not stars, and this is not Hollywood!  We are nothing more than spokespeople for the Lord and despite how clever we may convince ourselves into thinking we are, we only have one message that matters, THE GOSPEL!  All the rest is wood, hay, and stubble!  If we are doing what we do for ANY other reason than to serve the Lord, if we have any other message but the Gospel, than we have totally failed God!

Wow! The rest of Bill’s devotional can be read by clicking here.

Like Bill

If I could Be Like Bill 

Like Bill

Oh, if I could Be Like Bill

(Sung to the tune of Michael Jordan’s “I Like Mike” gatorade commercials)

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Hey There!

Well, after a month’s absence from blogging, to paraphrase General Douglas MacArthur, “I have returned!”  LaShawn Barber had some interesting things to say yesterday on the direction her blogg has taken. Check it out.

She’s left some big shoes to fill in the blogosphere. Maybe I can pick up some from where she’s left off. (A guy can still dream can’t he???).

 

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A Great Shaking Going On

When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.”                                             – Isaiah 24:13 (King James Version)

It has been a tough week for evangelicals. First Juanita Bynum is brutally asaulted by her husband Bishop Weeks (more to follow on this one). Then  Bill Keller’s Live Prayer program gets booted off the air by a Tampa TV station. Next Randy and Paula White, founding pastors of Without Walls International Church in Tampa, announce they’re getting divorced. Finally, on Sunday, it was announced at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale that its pastor for nearly 50 years, the Rev. D. James Kennedy, is officially retiring.

Is God doing a great shaking or what?

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