Archive for October, 2016

Revolution????

Posted: October 10, 2016 in World On The Edge

davi-1529186_1280Who won Sunday night’s debate? Who won the debate between the American people and the goliath of a huge, self-serving political machine?

The media, backed by Democrats, will do everything they can to make you think that Hillary Clinton won.

Well, it wasn’t Hillary Clinton. It was the American people who won!

…It was a win for the families who worry about their future as taxes, insurance, the cost of living, and our national debt skyrocket.

…It was a win for the factory workers who watched their jobs ship off to Mexico and China.

…It was a win for the police officers who put their lives in harm’s way every single day.

…It was a win for our brave veterans who deserve the treatment they earned.

…It was a win for the American citizens who’ve seen the interests of other nations put above our own.

…It was a win for human life in the womb.

…And it was a win for concerned people of faith.

During Sunday night’s debate, Donald Trump said, “We have a divided nation.” Nothing could be MORE true.

Those divisions must be closed, but Hillary Clinton is not the one to do it, because quite frankly, much of it is of her making through more than thirty years of non-working, liberal policies that have chewed at America until it is near to a piece of flavorless gum.

But true America is NOT flavorless. It is vibrant!

America is the land of the free, and the home of the BRAVE. It is based on the Constitution and the Bill of OUR Rights. It is a country praising its flag, and its Creator.

Enough of the career politicians. Enough of the corruption in Washington. Enough of the all-talk, no-action politicians that have driven our country into the ground.

It’s time to rise up and take back our country. Time to make America Great Again.

file6541254930080We all know something about creating, whether it be a meal, a flower garden, a painting, a book, or a ceramic vase. When we begin our creation of these things, they never appear as they will when they are finished.

The meal is at first just a bunch of ingredients on the countertop. The flower garden begins as a patch of grass or weeds that we must dig up in order to plant. The painting starts off as a canvas without color. The book is only an idea. The vase, a lump of clay.

We go through a lot of work putting these things into the form that we want them to be. We use our minds, our hearts, our hands–and it can be a struggle. But if we’re committed, we don’t give up. We keep our eyes on the end results, the beauty of our finished creation.

This the way God works, too. We begin as a thought in the mind of God. He brings us into being, and tends us, never separating from us—though we can, and often do, separate from Him. He molds us by His hand, through the joyful and sorrowful events of our lives, into the loving people we are meant to be.

The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord saying, “Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will announce My words to you.” Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something on the wheel. But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter to make.

Then the word of the Lord came to me saying, “Can I not, O house of Israel, deal with you as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand…Jeremiah 18:1-6

At times in our lives, the hands of God do not seem gentle, and we are in mental or physical pain–i.e we are suffering. And we don’t want to suffer–who does? But God does allow suffering. He doesn’t cause it, but He allows it to be used for some purpose in our life. Some purpose we may know nothing about at the time.

One way to get through painful times is to picture ourselves, as Jeremiah did, as clay in the hands of the potter. And, just as we do when we create something ourselves, to keep our thoughts on the end results.

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Like a beautifully strong building, America is structured.  Its foundation is articulated law, created to assure the rights of  her people.  The foundation of America is why she works so well that people from all over the world aspire to come here.

But when–as in any building–the foundation cracks, all above it is in danger.

Cracking in a foundation can be caused from extreme top-heaviness. In America’s case–way too much bad governing.

What happens? The building sways.

The building topples.

And many American citizens topple with it.

Have you checked on your America’s foundation lately? Is it cracking? Has it become weakened by insane policies that have caused it to sway to the point that toppling may be the result?

THE BILL OF RIGHTS–YOUR Bill of Rights. The Strength of America’s Foundation
Amendments 1 – 10
Ratified December 15, 1791

Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment II
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment III
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment V
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amendment VI
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

Amendment VII
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment IX
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.