Monday, October 31, 2016

My Crew

October 31

My cuties through the years.


Don't Call Us - We'll Call You

Imagine interviewing someone for a professional position - any one - schoolteacher, doctor, nurse, lawyer, pastor, accountant, etc. At the end you ask if there is anything else you should know. 

 "Um, yes. I am currently under investigation by the FBI. I lied under oath several times. That's all." 

You immediately tell them thank you for their time - "Don't call us. We'll call you if we're interested." 

But not the Clinton Machine. The modern-day mafia is alive and well - and doing everything they can to get back into the White House. The difference this time is they have a lot of government agencies in their back pockets - and they owe big favors to several foreign governments.

Read about The Empress with No Clothes here.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Christians Must Speak Into Politics

The great preacher Adrian Rogers said, “It’s better to speak truth that hurts and then helps than falsehood that comforts and then kills.”

A misconception persists among Christians that we are to be ever the “nice guy” in the room.  The Mr. Rogers of the group.  The super-positive person who wants everyone to hold hands like Barnie the purple dinosaur and sing “I Love You.”

No doubt, the Lord calls His children to exemplify godly behavior, most often characterized by traits such as gentleness, kindness, joy, and patience.  However, it is also true that at times believers are to confront, challenge, and rebuke wrong patterns of thinking and behaving.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

God Knows

For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints. (Hebrews 6:10).

I love those words, "God is not unjust so as to forget." When no one else notices, mark it down, God notices. When no one else remembers, God records it so it won't be forgotten.

Why God Will Lead You Unwanted Places

"God will lead you places you would never choose. Unwanted places. Because the Lord is much greater than you and I can imagine, it makes sense that He wants for us more than we ever dreamed.

God wants you to trust Him, 
and you’d like to do so. 
He wants you to glorify Him, 
to know Him, and so 
do you. But really, you often want to trust God only 
when you understand Him. Too often, that desire to 
know the Lord slices His list of attributes in half. 

When you and I settle for anything less than all of God, we also settle for less 
than all we can become."

Dirty Tricks: Then and Now

Students of the Watergate era (or those old enough to have lived through it) will recall the “dirty tricks” played by Richard Nixon’s henchmen, most notably Donald Segretti. Mr. Segretti, who was hired by Nixon’s deputy assistant, Dwight Chapin, was tasked with smearing Democrats, including 1972 presidential candidate Sen. Edmund Muskie of Maine. Among several “tricks,” Mr. Segretti composed a fake letter on Muskie’s letterhead falsely alleging that Sen. Henry “Scoop” Jackson, Washington Democrat, had fathered a child with a 17-year-old girl.

In 1974, Mr. Segretti pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor counts of distributing illegal, even forged, campaign literature and served four months of a six-month prison sentence.

I mention this sordid history because some Democrats are playing similar “dirty tricks” on Donald Trump.

Read the entire column by Cal Thomas here.

Monday, October 24, 2016

His New Bike

Here's a happy boy with his new bike.


Ain't it So

To The “Never Trumper”- A Biblical Case For Trump

Excellent article from the site Last Chance America . . .

It is my estimation that 90% of the people who clicked on this link did so to openly mock and ridicule the redneck, Biblically illiterate, idiot who would dare to put the words, “Bible” and “Trump” in the same sentence. If this is you, congratulations to me for getting you to read this article, and congratulations to you because I am neither an idiot nor a heretic. The following is not some poorly-patched together, theological treatise that attempts to warp the Word of God in order to justify my political sacrilege.

But since I’ve got you reading, let’s make a wager shall we? You read this article all the way through and as Cruz said, allow your “conscience” to be swayed, or not swayed, by what I believe to be Biblical wisdom. You have the right to judge for yourself.

I fit the classic profile of a “Never Trumper.” I am a highly educated, staunchly theologically and politically conservative pastor’s wife, who plans to one day homeschool her children. I even want to be a “Never Trumper.” I really do. It sounds so principled, so brave, to be a political nonconformist who refuses to buckle under the weight of societal temptation, or fall under the spell of the big mouthed billionaire with his lofty promises for a better future. I CANNOT, however, allow myself ignore the principles laid out in the Word of God for situations such as the political debacle Americans have unfortunately found themselves in.

Read the entire article here.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Quotation of the Day

“When we long for life without difficulty, remind us that oaks grow strong under contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”  ― Peter Marshall

Friday, October 21, 2016

The Dotted Line

Here we are for me to sign my contract with my new literary agent, Blythe Daniel, of Colorado Springs!


Evangelicals, We Need to Start Looking Beyond the Candidates

Well said and right on . . .

"For the past nine presidential elections – intentionally or unintentionally –  I have stuck with one clear principle when I go to the voting booth: I do not vote for candidates but for policies.

From our 39th to our 44th commander in chief, I have not voted for men or, even, for parties – I have voted for issues. And in my life, I have never seen so many crucial issues, with such vast consequences, hanging in the balance as they are in the 2016 Presidential Election.

The issues, to anyone – especially a Christian – who has been following the course of our nation, should be fairly clear by now: the appointment of Supreme Court justices, the defense of religious liberty, the fight to protect the life of the unborn, our friendship with and support of Israel, the need for resolving racial tension, our national security, and the preservation of limited government and a free market."

Read the entire excellent article by Pastor Ronnie Floyd here.


Trump, Republicans and the ‘Principles’ Question

"[W]e are at the most perilous tipping point of American history. 

It is true that the country was threatened with survival in the 1860s, and only a terrible civil war kept it whole. But with the colossal and awful exception of slavery, neither side challenged the founding principles of America.
That is not the case today. One side seeks to undo just about every founding principle that made America exceptional. Important examples include small and limited government; preservation of the power of the states to serve as political and social laboratories; a belief in individual responsibility; a society rooted in Judeo-Christian morality — one composed of people who nearly all affirmed in God and Bible-based moral teachings; and a deep sense of a unifying American identity and destiny.

The left is successfully undoing every one of those founding principles."

Read Dennis Prager's entire insightul article here.

Voter Guide

Access a pdf of a 2016 Values Voter Presidential Voter Guide here from the Family Research Council.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

In Defense of Pro-Trump Christians

There are many good conservatives who are Never-Trumpers, and there are many good conservatives who will vote for Donald Trump. Eight months ago, I warned that conservatives must resist gratuitous hatred or they will destroy themselves more effectively than the left ever could on its own.

I used the term “gratuitous hatred” because it is the term Jews and Judaism use to describe the reason for one of the greatest calamities of Jewish history: the destruction of the Second Temple and the second Jewish state. It wasn’t the Romans who Jewish tradition blames; it was the Jews themselves — for hating one another for no good reason.

When I read the Boston Globe column “How the Religious Right Embraced Donald Trump and Lost its Moral Authority” by Jeff Jacoby, a man whose work I have long respected, gratuitous hatred came to mind. Just as there are pro-Trump people who have expressed contempt for anti-Trump people since the very beginning — as an early anti-Trumper I can personally attest to this (even though I wrote repeatedly that if Trump wins the nomination, I would vote for him) — some Never-Trump people now dismiss the decency and moral credibility of conservatives voting for Trump.

Read the entire article by Dennis Prager here.

If You Don’t Like Either Candidate, Then Vote for Trump’s Policies

Good for Wayne Grudem! . . .

"After I saw the shocking 2005 video with Trump talking about his sexual aggression against women, I wrote, 'There is no morally good presidential candidate in this election.' I condemned Trump’s immoral conduct and said I did not know how I would vote. I asked to remove my earlier article, 'Why Voting for Donald Trump Is a Morally Good Choice.' I urged Trump to withdraw, hoping we could get a better candidate. 

The liberal media loved this. 'Evangelical theologian calls on Trump to withdraw.' I suddenly had more requests for interviews from mainstream news organizations than ever in my lifetime. I turned them all down.

And Trump did not withdraw."

Read the entire article by theologian Wayne Grudem here.

Wayne Grudem Again Throws Support to Trump, Prefers His Policies to Clinton's

In my opinion, Wayne Grudem overreacted a few days ago by temporarily removing his support from Donald Trump.  Today, Grudem again throws his support to Trump. . . .

"Evangelical theologian Wayne Grudem has again thrown his support to Republican nominee Donald Trump, stating that he supports the candidate's policies rather than the man himself.

Grudem recently garnered headlines twice. First, for claiming that Trump was a 'morally good choice' (here and here), and second, for his decision to withdraw his support over the nominee's behavior and comments towards women.

In a column published Wednesday on the conservative site, Grudem took a third stab at explaining his presidential vote choice, writing that he believed the election came down to only two viable options, voting for Trump or allowing Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton to win."

Read the entire article here at CP Politics. 


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Dangerous and Frightening Hillary Clinton

How dangerous she will be to our civil liberties and how willing she will be to go after people in a way that is dangerous to the whole survival of the rule of law in this country.  This is just a reminder of how bad she is and how bad here immediate staff is.  The more you pull back the mask, the  more you see that the secret Clinton and the secret Clinton team is a very frightening system of very radical thoughts, very willing to break the law.  – Newt Gingrich

The News Industry's Most Far-Reaching Scandal

Regardless of who is your chosen – or least favorite – presidential candidate, independent minds should be concerned about the latest revelations in the news media’s unseemly relationships with government and political actors. While there are many responsible journalists working today, inside documents and leaks have exposed serious lapses constituting the most far-reaching scandal our industry has known. It’s our very own Newsgate.  - Sharyl Attkisson

Read her entire story, Newsgate 2016, here.

Quote of the Day

"So if God is changing the times, and God has promised to provide daily manna for you regardless of the times, then you can sleep at night. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He does not change. The times may change, but He does not. I can relax because God can change the times. A man who considers these things can sleep. Go to sleep and know that He will be up all night." - Steve Farrar

"What a Lying Phony Hillary Clinton Is"

"Everybody knows Mrs. Clinton is deeply corrupt. . . .  We sort of take for granted in this country fundamentals of our system, that now after 8 years of Obama and Mrs. Clinton, no longer exist ... a fair and independent Department of Justice and FBI, a free and independent press ... and a shared belief in decency. . . .  Unless we address them now in this election, this country is over." – Monica Crowley

Chosen by God: The Man Who Ate Honey, but Pulled Down Pillars

For six months, I have compared Donald Trump to the biblical judge Samson.  This article explains that very insightfully . . .

"He doesn’t drink wine, he has a tendency to lie, he has a weakness for women and his hair is sort of a big deal. No, I’m not talking about Donald Trump.

I’m referring to Samson, God’s appointed judge over Israel.

The biblical book of Judges chronicles a 300-year period of the nation of Israel’s history. In this book, we are introduced to a man named Samson."

Read the entire article here at Grandstand.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Yes - Evangelicals and Donald Trump

"A lot of people are slamming evangelicals for supposedly giving Donald J. Trump a pass. That’s simply not true. No one is giving him a pass. I’m certainly not, and I’ve not met an evangelical yet who condones his language or inexcusable behavior from over a decade ago. However, he has apologized to his wife, his family, and to the American people for this. He has taken full responsibility. This election isn’t about Donald Trump’s behavior from 11 years ago or Hillary Clinton’s recent missing emails, lies, and false statements. This election is about the Supreme Court and the justices that the next president will nominate. Evangelicals are going to have to decide which candidate they trust to nominate men and women to the court who will defend the constitution and support religious freedoms. My prayer is that Christians will not be deceived by the liberal media about what is at stake for future generations."

- Franklin Graham

All-Encompassing Dishonesty

“Clintonism is a way of governance based on a dishonesty so pervasive and all-encompassing . . . that you cannot believe they expect you to believe the bizarre story they just peddled because no one would lie like that.” One of the most disturbing things about Hillary is “the disconnect between the reality of Hillary, the image of Hillary, and the ruthlessness with which she will go to any length to protect that image.”- Peggy Noonan

Noonan writes this in her book The Case Against Hillary ClintonRead my review of the book here.

Judge Jeanine Pirro: Hillary's War on America, Women, and Religion

Let’s get on to what matters for us, our families, and our pocketbooks.  There are two candidates from which to choose, and I choose Donald Trump.  The other side is so dangerous and so scary that to vote for her is a guarantee of at least 3 or 4 Supreme Court Justices who will chip away and destroy the fundamental rights of the US Constitution.  But she, of course, will talk a good game.  She has her own war on women.  She even has her own war on religion. The woman is utterly against religious liberty.   
If you believe in equal justice, forget about Hillary.  Emails exposed thru Wikileaks tells us that the DOJ and State Dep't were all in communication re: the email investigation.  Everything we told you turned out to be true.  

After four supreme court justices are appointed, no one is going to give a damn about what anyone said about Donald Trump.  After four supreme court justices tear apart the constitution to satisfy a globalized progressive socialist agenda, it wont matter that we even have a constitution.