If you support our national security issues, you may love and appreciate the United States of America, our Constitution with its’ freedoms, and our American flag.
If you support and practice our fiscal issues, you may value worldly possessions.
If you support and value our social issues, you may love Judeo-Christian values.
If you support and practice all these values, that is all good; an insignia of “Wisdom” . - Oscar Y. Harward
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Monday, December 28, 2009
ConservativeChristianRepublican-Report - 20091228
Promoting "God's Holy Values and American Freedoms"!
"No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated and disciplined." -- Harry E. Fosdick
"When we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present....we experience heaven on earth." -- Sarah Breathnack
"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently." -- Henry Ford
"Daily Devotions" (KJV and/or NLT)
Your workmanship is marvelous. (Psalm 139:14)
When I tour an historic mansion and scrutinize the building's details - the quality, design, and decor - I can draw some conclusions about its builder. Is the foundation strong? Are the walls and floors plumb and square? How well are the most intricate details constructed? Does the design flow from one room to another?
We live on a grand estate called Earth. As we look at the beauty and intricacies of our residence, we marvel at the genius of the design. When we gaze up into the heavens, we are overcome with awe at the vastness of what our Creator has brought into being. In one of the most beautiful passages in the Bible, King David describes how nature testifies to the power of God: "The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display His craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make Him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world." (Psalm 19:1-4, NIV)
To get just a small idea of God's creative power, let us consider our corner of the universe. We live on one of nine planets that revolve around the sun. As the dominant light of our solar system, our sun gives off far more energy in one second than all mankind has produced since creation. With a diameter of approximately 860,000 miles, the sun could hold one million planets the size of the Earth. Yet our sun is only an average-size star.
How comforting it is to know that the God of creation is concerned with my well-being. There is no greater power!
Your View of God Really Matters …
On the next clear, starry night, go outside, gaze upward at God's heavens, and worship Him for marvelous His power and wisdom. Tell Him how much you love Him. Listen for His voice in your heart.
"The Patriot Post"
"[A] wise and frugal government ... shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government." -- Thomas Jefferson
"Time and money spent in helping men do more for themselves is far better than mere giving." -- American industrialist Henry Ford (1863-1947)
"The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker." -- American writer Helen Keller (1880-1968)
"All history is one long story to this effect: men have struggled for power over their fellow men in order that they might win the joys of earth at the expense of others, might shift the burdens of life from their own shoulders upon those of others." -- American professor William Graham Sumner (1840-1910)
"After last week's White House 'jobs summit,' the President claimed that he is 'open to every demonstrably good idea' that might create jobs, yet noted that 'we also though have to face the fact that our resources are limited.' Barack Obama may be surprised by what a tremendous 'resource' the American people can be -- if he could only get out of our way.." -- columnist Austin Hill
"Democrats have defined success as dragging any [health care] bill into law as quickly as possible, no matter how damaging, while leaving the mess it creates to be cleaned up in the future once the entitlement is entrenched and higher taxes are inevitable. The only way to prevent that outcome is to force them to start over." -- The Wall Street Journal
"There's no difference in this global warming hoax, and the health care reform hoax. They are born of the same ideology, they're born of the same tactics, and they are born with the same objectives. Radical leftists claim that man-made global warming destroys lives. Radical leftists also claim that private sector medical care destroys lives. The president himself has indicted the medical community for this." -- radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh
"One of the ostensible reasons for reforming our health insurance system is the need to halt the growth of spending on medical treatment. So it may be a surprise to learn that in its first major vote on the health care overhaul, the U.S. Senate took a clear and simple position: Cost is no object." -- columnist Steve Chapman
This week's "Alpha Jackass" Award: "Instead of joining us on the right side of history, all the Republicans can come up with is, 'slow down, stop everything, let's start over.' If you think you've heard these same excuses before, you're right. When this country belatedly recognized the wrongs of slavery, there were those who dug in their heels and said 'slow down, it's too early, things aren't bad enough.'" -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), of the party of slavery -- then and now
Nothing more than feelings: "We have to talk about how to put the final pieces [of the health care bill] together. It's good to hear from the president now, because it's getting to that stage where you have to come to a decision with your heart as well as your head." -- Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) (What about the Constitution?)
All about jobs: "I noticed the press yesterday, because we had this jobs forum at the White House, they said 'Obama's finally pivoting to jobs.' As if what we haven't been doing for the whole nine months from the day I was sworn in and we start talking about the recovery was all about jobs." -- Barack Obama
Tax 'em all: "I believe that the transaction tax still has a great deal of merit. The concern that many of us or others have had is that it will send, it will send transactions overseas. ... The fact is, what we are talking about is a global transaction [tax], something that we would do in conjunction with other G nations, whether it is G8, G20, whatever the current G number is. Because it is really a source of revenue that has really minimal impact on the transaction, but a tremendous impact on helping us meet our needs. I think there would be a market for it among the American people to say that we are all participating in the economic prosperity of our country, and we are all pitching in to continue that prosperity." -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) touting a tax on stocks, bonds and other financial transactions
Pot and kettle: "We will be clear about what we expect from those who receive our assistance.... We expect those who are ineffective or corrupt to be held accountable." -- Barack Obama referencing Afghanistan, but the same comment could well describe his own Chicago mob administration
Denial: "Nothing that has come out in the public as a result of the recent email hackings has cast doubt on the basic scientific message on climate change and that message is quite clear -- that climate change is happening much, much faster than we realized and we human beings are the primary cause." -- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
"I think the e-mail scandal is being used as a political side show to deflect interest in actually dealing with climate change. I think, in that regard, it will fail." -- Princeton University's Professor Michael Oppenheimer
"There is nothing in the hacked e-mails that undermines the science upon which this decision is based." -- EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson asserting the farcical government stance that carbon dioxide is harmful to humans
It'll never be enough: "Are we doing enough? The answer is obviously no -- [restricting world emissions of carbon dioxide at or below 450 parts per million] is not the right target. But it is presently seen as beyond the capacity of governments around the world. We are stretching the capacity of governments even to hit a 450 target. We are gambling with the future of human civilization in accepting odds that by any definition make our present course reckless.... But it's still the most likely path to success." -- Algore
It's already too late: "Even a final treaty will have to set the stage for other tougher [emissions] reductions at a later date. We have already overshot the safe levels of CO2 in the atmosphere.." --Algore
Left-theology: "Don't let anybody tell you that religious people don't support choice. You not only have a constitutional right for abortion, but you have a God-given right." -- Rev. Carlton Veazy, president and CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you..." --Jeremiah 1:5)
Another "After" Merry Christmas!
Give Forgiveness at Christmas
By Cinde Lucas
Christmas is a time of year when we make our list of friends and family to whom we want to give gifts. We usually start with our children and spouse and work our way out to our family, friends and co-workers. As we do this, the list becomes larger and larger. It's no wonder that we can be overwhelmed at the COST of Christmas.
God paid a very dear cost for us to receive the Gift of eternal life through Jesus. He gave His one and only Son so that we could have life. Most of us understand eternal life as being something that we will receive after we die. But that isn't the full meaning. You see ETERNAL means endless, never-ending, everlasting, and timeless. The moment we accept the offer of Jesus' sacrifice of LIFE, we begin our eternal, never ending walk with God. What that means is that God's life, His love, His peace, His joy, His compassion, is NOW part of who we are and as we submit ourselves to Him, the Holy Spirit empowers us to be more and more like Jesus. That's the part of LIVING that I didn't understand for many years of my Christian walk; that I didn't have to survive on my own anymore because the Holy Spirit was IN ME to HELP ME live the Christian life.
One of the things that the Holy Spirit empowers us to do is FORGIVE. To some that sounds like an impossible task that even God would not ask us to do. After all, some of the people we don't want to forgive really did hurt us. But forgiveness is the MAIN thing that Jesus was born to give to us. We are all sinners who fall short of God's glory and without the shed blood of Jesus, we are doomed not just to hell, but to live a life of misery, because separated from God our lives are hopeless. But Jesus offers us forgiveness of sins and reconciliation with God. Now that is LIFE ETERNAL!
I believe that one of the biggest reasons that people, even Christians, are miserable is because they refuse to let go of the hurts, disappointment, and offenses of others. They justify their pain and keep themselves and others locked in a prison of unforgiveness.
Peter had a problem with unforgiveness too. He wasn't exactly thrilled with one of his fellow disciples. One day (Matthew 18) he asked Jesus a question, "How many times must I forgive? How about 7? That sounds reasonable doesn't it?" Can't you just see Peter beaming with pride after answering his own question? But Jesus went above and beyond Peters expectation and said; "How about 7 times 70?" I can just hear Peter. "You've got to be kidding me? You expect me to forgive this guy John, who by the way keeps bragging about how much you love him 490 times?! Why don't you deal with Him about his pride and give me a BREAK!"
Jesus had a way of getting right to the heart of people's problems. The real issue here is that NO ONE, not even Peter who walked with Jesus every day, could love the unlovely and give forgiveness without the Help of the Holy Spirit. Jesus was reminding Peter, and US, that apart from HIM we can't do anything.
Have you ever noticed that right in the middle of the word forgiveness is the word GIVE? Luke 6:38 says that whatever we give will be given back to us. Paul said in Galatians 6:7 that whatever we sowed, which is also a form of giving would be what we harvested. Jesus said that unless we forgive others, God wouldn't forgive us (Matthew 6:15). OUCH! Why do you suppose that we are required to do this?
I believe there are two main reasons that God requires Christians to offer forgiveness to others. First, we have been forgiven. All of our sins, which are many, have been washed away. They haven't just been covered over. The blood of Jesus cleanses us from ALL unrighteousness and sets us free from the power of sin and death. When we refuse to forgive others, WE, not them, are placed into a pit and our hearts become a seed bed for satan's seeds of bitterness, depression, and offense. The longer we go holding onto the unforgiveness, the more the garden of our heart becomes infested with the enemy's seeds! This is NOT the life that Jesus died to give us. This the enemy's plan to kill, steal and destroy the love that God wants to shed abroad in our hearts!
Second, when we offer forgiveness to others who have hurt us, it unlocks the chains in their life for God to work in their hearts. This is exactly what happened in my own life many years ago. A person whom I had really mistreated chose to forgive and pray for me. I know in my heart that because of that, God did a work in my life! Jesus even said that those whom we forgive, their sins will be forgiven. That's pretty amazing that we have that much power!
One of the obstacles to giving forgiveness is that our flesh never wants to do it. I can't tell you how many people have said to me "I wish I could forgive, but I just don't feel like I can." Wishing isn't one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, but self-control is! That's the reason that God told us in Deut 3:19 that even though He put the choice of Life and death in front of us, we would have to choose life! It's not something we always feel like doing! James 4:7 says that if we will submit ourselves to God and resist the devil he'll flee. Notice that Satan doesn't flee until after we choose to submit ourselves to God and I can't find anywhere that it says I have to feel like it! Forgiveness is a choice we make in obedience to God's word. It may take a while for our flesh to get over harboring unforgivensess but our spirit man loves it when we choose to follow God!
It isn't easy making the choice to forgive. But living with unforgiveness can be downright deadly! I've heard it said that harboring unforgiveness is like drinking poison and hoping the other person dies! That's a good way to think about it, because many, many illnesses, including depression and arthritis, can be linked to bitterness and unforgiveness!
That's why I'm giving you this gift idea to give to some undeserving soul this Christmas! Giving forgiveness will open a door for God to do great things in your life and in the lives of those you choose to forgive. So as you're making your Christmas list this year, try making a list of those that you need to forgive. Maybe it's your spouse or your children. Maybe it's the store clerk that was rude to you. Maybe it's your pastor or your friend. Maybe it's yourself. Your gift of forgiveness will go a long way for God to work in their hearts, and in yours. Ask the Holy Spirit to stir up a heart of compassion in you and release LOVE, JOY, and PEACE in your heart. Be obedient to the still small voice of God and forgive those who have hurt and disappointed you in the past. Your Christmas will be brighter and their life will be better for it too.
Blessings and MERRY Christmas!
Giving thanks, the day after
I am Thankful :
For the wife who says it’s hot dogs tonight because she is home with me, and not out with someone else.
For the husband who is on the sofa watching sports because he is home with me and not out with someone else.
For the teenager who is complaining about doing dishes because it means she is at home, not on the streets.
For the taxes I pay because it means I am employed.
For the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends.
For the clothes that fit a little too snug because it means I have enough to eat.
For the shadow that watches me work because it means I am out in the sunshine.
For a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home.
For all the complaining I hear about the government because it means we have freedom of speech.
For the parking spot I find at the far end of the lot because it means I am capable of walking and I have been blessed with transportation.
For my huge heating bill because it means I am warm.
For the lady behind me in line who is talking too loudly because it means I can hear.
For the pile of laundry and ironing because it means I have clothing to wear.
For weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because it means I have been capable of working hard.
For the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because it means that I am alive.
EXCLUSIVE: Transvestites, Mao And Obama Ornaments Decorate White House Christmas Tree
by Capitol Confidential
Why let a holiday season come between the White House and making some political statements? The White House pegged controversial designer Simon Doonan to oversee the Christmas decorations for the White House. Mr. Doonan, who is creative director of Barney’s New York has often caused a stir with his design choices. Like his naughty yuletide window display of Margaret Thatcher as a dowdy dominatrix and Dan Quayle as a ventriloquist’s dummy. For this year’s White House, he didn’t disappoint.
These photos of ornaments on the White House Christmas tree in the Blue Room were taken just days ago. Of course, Mao has his place in the White House.
And, of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas without an ornament of legendary transvestite Hedda Lettuce.
He/She even signed it:
And, so soon after collecting the Nobel Peace Prize, why wouldn’t the White House have an ornament super-imposing President Obama onto Mt. Rushmore:
All around, a very Barry Christmas!
Boehner: Senate Health Plan Subsidizes Abortions
By: Dan Weil
House Republican Leader John Boehner, Ohio, says Senate Democrats’ healthcare bill doesn’t keep federal money from financing abortions, as they claim.
“Fixed it is not,” Boehner writes on his web site.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s, D-Nev., latest healthcare ‘manager’s amendment’ would still levy a new ‘abortion premium’ fee on Americans under the Democrats’ healthcare plan.”
The amendment doesn’t prohibit abortion coverage for federally subsidized plans participating in the insurance exchange, Boehner says.
“Instead, the amendment includes layers of accounting gimmicks that demand that plans participating in the exchange or the new government-run plan … must establish ‘allocation accounts’ when elective abortion is a covered benefit,” Boehner writes.
“Everyone enrolled in these plans must pay a monthly abortion premium, and these funds will be used to pay for the elective abortion services.”
To be sure, the bill does allow states to opt out of the requirement is they pass laws to prohibit insurance coverage of abortion, Boehner writes.
“But it’s a sham because it does nothing to prevent one state’s tax dollars from paying for elective abortions in other states.”
Boehner isn’t the only abortion opponent upset with the Senate bill.
National Right to Life Committee legislative director Douglas Johnson said in a statement, “The new abortion language solves none of the fundamental abortion-related problems with the Senate bill, and it actually creates some new abortion-related problems.”
But abortion opponents can take heart. Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., and about 40 other Democrats in the House made their support for healthcare reform contingent on a strong anti-abortion provision.
So a bill without such a provision is unlikely to gain final approval in the House, let alone the Senate.
"The e-mail Bag"
Q: If Pelosi, Reid, Kerry and Obama were on a boat in the middle of the ocean and it sank, who would be saved?
Q: What's the difference between Obama and his dog, Bo?
A: Bo has papers.