A more upbeat plot twist: Total remission!

 This is an August 2017 follow up to Plot twist: I’ve got cancer and Cancer treatment update: So far, so good.  Thanks for the prayers!

Short version: Total remission! I had my 5th chemo treatment today and will have one more treatment next month as precaution. I’ll probably just have annual scans after that. Thanks for all the love, prayers and support and thank-you to Jesus for countless answered prayers.

It is interesting to rewind the tape at this point and ensure we’ve learned all we can from this and celebrated all the seemingly countless blessings God brought our way.  I had cancer, but I also had Jesus — and still do — and that made all the difference.

Continue reading A more upbeat plot twist: Total remission!

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How the Pill Kills — It kills physically, emotionally and spiritually.


Somali Hate Hoaxer in Finland — So many hoaxes.  If this incidents are so common, why do they have to manufacture them?  Jussie Smollett could not be reached for comment.

Once again, a hoaxer is exposed by the extreme seriousness with which everyone takes their often trivial allegations. Taksi Helsinki launched an investigation and found that Husu was lying.

However, Husu is not about to relinquish his precious oppression that easily. “Here’s the whole point left out: taxi drivers with foreign backgrounds are being subjected to constant racist harassment,” Hussein said.

So constant that he had to invent an incident of someone telling him to go back to Somalia.


How the ‘Expectations Trap’ Can Ruin Dating for Women That Are Successful in the Workplace — Short version: Feminist lies set up up women for a lifetime of misery.  Most won’t make it to the top, just like most high school athletes don’t make it to the pros.  And even if she does succeed, she will have narrowed down the pool of people she’ll be satisfied with and who will be interested in her to a remarkably small amount.  And even if they marry her mindset won’t be conducive to a positive, lasting union.

On top of all that, to succeed in her high powered job, Fiona is going to be REQUIRED to behave in a masculine fashion. She’s going to have to be in charge, give orders, push people and be willing to set aside her feelings and grind as long as it takes to get the job done. As a general rule, masculine characteristics in a woman aren’t attractive to men. So again, other more feminine women may have more appeal to a guy like Tony.

Put another way, Fiona is going to find that the pool of potential mates she has is small compared to other women and most of them aren’t going to find her to be a particularly good match. She’s not necessarily going to be an outright “no” for them, but she is going to competing with a large number of younger, more feminine, more fertile women that are going to generally have more appeal to the type of guys she wants.


South Park Takes on Transgender Athletes — Good for them.  Most Christians are too gutless to point out the obvious.


Lesbian ‘Moms’ Pose with Baby in Matching ‘Thank God for Abortion’ Shirt and Onesie — Molech-worshiping ghouls.


Want To Get In Harvard Without Good Test Scores? Become A Liberal Activist — One of the sickest things about these Leftist elitists is their love for those who kill the police.


Sterilization Without Consent — Yikes – didn’t realize at first that this was a Muslim doctor doing this to non-Muslims.  If it were reversed you’d hear about it 24×7 (in parallel with the impeachment hearings, because it would obviously be Trump’s fault).

Beware of getting services by Muslims!


“Baby Trump” balloon slasher defiant: “First time I’ve seen a liberal get mad about chopping up a baby” — I’m not a big fan of vandalism.  I am a big fan of reminding people of the #1 priority of Leftists.


The Human Rights Campaign, their Democrat allies and their corporate sponsors — So many of the Democrats pushing for “same-sex marriage” and other pro-LGBTQX things just “happened” to have sexually abused children.  Of course the media ignores it.


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Scholars Now Believe Saul Threw Spear At David For Playing Christmas Music Well Before Thanksgiving | The Babylon Bee


We’re gonna need a lot of millstones to clean this up . . .

Watch and cringe.  This is what they are teaching children in public schools, and it will only get worse.  Brought to you by the Left — including the “Christian” Left.


About those open and closed doors . . .

Many Christians get borderline  – or over the line – superstitious* when it comes to “open” and “closed” doors and making important decisions.  They should be using the wisdom model of decision making, as the Bible teaches it, because there are zero Bible verses even hinting that God drops us little clues that have to decipher less we mess up his plans.  Not only does the wisdom model result in better decisions, but you get to enjoy your freedom in Christ and stop second-guessing everything.

If something looks easy, people sometimes think of that as an open door that they should go through, or if it looks hard it means that God has closed the door.  Maybe, but maybe not.  Consider these two passages.

1 Corinthians 16:8–9 But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost, for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

One might think that if there are “many adversaries” that it would be a closed door.  Yet Paul explicitly calls the door wide, so he plans to persevere through the opportunity.  But sometimes God does close doors – at least temporarily — such as when Jesus commands us not to throw pearls before pigs.  The key is discernment and knowing when to start and when to stop.

I realize the books were written at different times, but note how just two chapters later in the Bible later we get this:

2 Corinthians 2:12–13 When I came to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ, even though a door was opened for me in the Lord, my spirit was not at rest because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I took leave of them and went on to Macedonia.

So you’re the Apostle Paul and you know that the real Lord Jesus has opened a door for you in Troas — but you go on to Macedonia because you miss your friend Titus!  Could it be that the Lord opened multiple doors for Paul and he used his freedom in Christ to choose a different one?  Note that there is no hint that Paul was being disobedient here.

Remember that while we don’t have access to God’s sovereign will for individual decisions, He has clearly revealed his moral will to us and has promised to give us wisdom if we ask.  So as long as you aren’t violating his moral will, then ask for wisdom, read the Bible, talk to wise people, consider your personal preferences (i.e., don’t be a martyr) and then choose with freedom. 

 

 

 

 

 

If God has a sovereign plan to do something in your life then you can trust that will happen.  In the mean time, don’t be paralyzed or make bad decisions because you reverse-engineered some decision based on what you thought God was saying when it was really just you rationalizing what you wanted.


*The word superstitious reminds me of this (I’m not even a little stitious).

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We’re gonna need a LOT of millstones to clean this up . . .

Lutheran Church Paying for Hormone Blockers for Pastor’s ‘Transgender’ Pre-Teen Son — They parade this confused child in front of a huge church gathering where they all cheer his nonsense that was obviously scripted by adults – including the “God doesn’t make mistakes” bit where they imply that anything anyone does must be OK, otherwise God made a mistake.  What a ridiculous thing to imply that original sin doesn’t lead to all sorts of terrible things!

And even based on their bad logic, aren’t they saying that God made a mistake?  After all, they insist that “she” was born in a male body.  So if he is “really” a girl, then they are saying God made a huge mistake, namely that the creator of the universe knew that the child was a girl but gave her the wrong body. 

Them: God doesn’t make mistakes!

Me: But you are insisting that God deliberately put a female in a male body so the child has to go through dangerous hormone treatments and surgery to fix God’s mistake.

Shame on all of them.  They should have all been booing at that child abuse.  And yes, of course the mom just “happens” to be “queer.”

Unsurprisingly, Brusesehoff identifies as “queer” even though she’s married to a man. Isn’t it interesting how it’s always perverted parents who have ‘transgender’ kids?


Trump considers tying foreign aid to religious freedom — Good idea!


Facebook is allegedly activating users’ cameras while they scroll through app — What could go wrong?  Just shut up and blindly trust Big Tech.


The View: You don’t just TELL people you’re going to confiscate their guns — Typical Leftists.  They should never be elected for any office.  They are inherently malicious and untrustworthy.  But think how brazen they have become!  They don’t even try to hide it.


Triggered: Don Trump Jr. Resists the Resistance — Good for him!  So many “conservatives” are just conserving 15 yr. old Leftist policies and refuse to fight back against the perverted insanity of the Democrats.


More than half of Americans oppose transgender athletes competing based on gender identity — Ugh.  Only slightly more than half?!  The fact that it isn’t nearly 100% is alarming.  These kinds of stats tend to get worse over time.


Warren: Free health care for illegal aliens? Sure! — That she can say this and still be a leading Presidential candidate is frightening.  Only the truly ignorant and/or malicious could support such a ridiculous concept.  The only good thing is that it would help get her defeated in the general election.


Where to Look for the Next Bridge Collapse — Cronyism is bad regardless of party, but here’s another one from the Left.

She replaced Governor Hickenlooper’s appointment of 56-year-old Michael Lewis, an engineer with extensive public construction management experience. …

Lew’s primary qualification, according to insiders, was her close relationship to Michelle Obama who called the newly elected governor for a favor — find a job for Shoshana Lew. Lew is the daughter of President Obama’s Chief of Staff and later Secretary of the Treasury, Jack Lew.


GLAAD calls for 20% of primetime TV series characters to be LGBT by 2025 — The Gaystapo is demanding representation that is about 5 times of what people identify as.  But the entertainment industry will probably do the get woke / go broke thing and make 50% of the characters to be perverts.


The Gospel Coalition Misreads Esther to Accommodate #MeToo Movement — So now the Gospel Coalition sounds like Rachel Held Evans.  That’s just great.


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Church That Believes Exactly What The World Believes Not Sure Why No One Bothers Coming To Church Anymore | The Babylon Bee — Yep — been saying this about the “Christian” Left churches for a long time.  Older people go out of habit and for social reasons, but why would anyone new join?


P.S. Epstein didn’t kill himself.

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Does a Bible permit a woman to preach?  Short answer: No.  Longer answer: Also no.

This is such a huge issue.  It is wrong at its core, but there is also a nearly 100% correlation between denominations supporting women preachers and those supporting abortion, LGBTQX, denying essentials of the faith, etc.

He nails the evangelical church for being the next domino to fall to feminism.

“Weak men make everyone vulnerable to danger.”  And feminism is all about making women strong and men weak.  What a coincidence that the Leftist church “discovered” that women preachers were OK right at the time of the feminist revolution.


Powerful Gun Message From Relative of Americans Killed in Mexico – The Left wouldn’t protect you even if they could.

I say, fight for those guns, because these things are happening here in Mexico because people can’t protect themselves because by law they’re not allowed to own these guns and so since the government isn’t doing their job of protection in the way they should these cartels can just wreak havoc and the people are left defenseless and so I say, hold onto your guns, people.


The Dissident Right Embraces Realism, Not Nihilism — The Left cheats at every turn – at the ballot box, in the judiciary, importing illegals as tribal voting blocks, etc.  Hat tip: Danny


TERF Wars: How Radical Lesbians Are Braver Than You Are — It is hard to imagine a more extreme ideological foe besides radical feminists, yet at least they have the balls guts to say that men can’t be women.  We should encourage them in this endeavor and then tell them about Jesus, how child-killing is wrong, etc.

Radical, leftwing ladies—the “feminazis” of old—are mostly progressives, pro-abortion, and against basically everything mainline conservatives believe in. But! They are risking life and limb, career and reputation, for one simple reason: they’re not willing to surrender their own identities as biological women.The pejorative term for these fearless females—I apologize for using it!—is TERF: trans-exclusionary radical feminists. Trans-lation: biological women who want to bar “transwomen” from traditionally female spaces.

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Or take Camille Paglia, who is what my Grammy Hall would call a “real lesbian.” Camille, famous as the author of Sexual Personae, is an OG TERF—and was my cultural hero in college. As outraged younger (straight) feminists screamed at her for arguing that wasted girls at frat parties bore some responsibility for their actions, I sat rapt at several of her talks, in awe, vowing to temper my underage drinking. I didn’t succeed, of course—but Paglia never quit making heads explode. In 2017, she told the Weekly Standard “the cold biological truth is that sex changes are impossible. Every single cell of the human body remains coded with one’s birth gender for life.” This year, students at the college where she’s been teaching for decades rioted to get her fired.


Yep.  Exhibit A: Those too cowardly to call out the “trans” nonsense and affirm that there are still just two genders and that you can’t change them.


The Gay Greenhouse — Great post (and blog) about the feminized church.  Hat tip: Danny

Just in case I’ve lost you, repentance here means the Church and Christian families need to repent of the whole dating/hookup culture. It means telling our children that courtship is for seeking romance and sexual fulfillment and children under God’s blessing in the covenant of marriage. And until someone is ready for that, they are not ready to ask any one out or accept such an invitation. Period. Full stop. Don’t start the car, if you’re not ready to drive.


Stop Dancing, Monkey: John Crist to Only Take a Two Month Break?  So the “Christian” entertainment industry knew about this guy and said nothing?  Typical.  Pretty bad day for the phonies when Charisma magazine takes you down.  Kudos to Pulpit & Pen for having this guy’s number already.

The details of Crist’s behavior aside, Charisma’s report details that plenty of Christian companies, record companies, promotion managers, and celebrities knew of Crist’s sinful and reckless sinful behavior. That’s a whole other story unto itself.


Study: 30 minutes of exercise per day can reduce risk of depression — Even if exercise didn’t help your appearance at all (though it surely does), there are still many reasons you should do it.  My 84 yr. old Mom still does water aerobics 4-5 times a week.  Unless you have a serious disability there are really no good excuses.


Fox is the only cable news station to report on ABC News allegedly spiking Epstein story – No surprise.  The news organizations protect each other as loyal Democrats.


We’re gonna need a lot of millstones to clean this up . . .

Parents Sue Over ‘Trauma’ After School Tells First Graders “Boys and Girls Do Not Exist”


Also, Epstein didn’t kill himself.

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This is such a profoundly simple and important verse.  Think about all the “Christian” Leftists who base their careers and lives on not believing God.  I’m not talking about disputable matters, but about the simplest truths that scripture screams out: Jesus is the only way to salvation, the authority of scripture, the coming judgment, etc.  They mock those truths 24×7.

Romans 4:3 For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.”


Never forget that the #1 priority of the Leftist religion — including the “Christian” Left — is child sacrifice.  I say that without exaggeration.  Unrestricted abortion to the child’s first breath is their top priority, and abortion is all about sacrificing children (see the dictionary if you aren’t sure about that bit of common sense) for the benefits of adults.


Don’t miss this.  The media knew all about Epstein, Clinton and more.  They hid it from you.  And they’ll try to hide this.

Worse yet, these feminist “champions of women” cared nothing for the victims.  And Epstein was free during this time, so who knows how many more victims suffered because of their hiding it?

“He made his whole living blackmailing people.”


Lesbian Pastor to Lead National Abortion Federation — Of course she is.  The correlation of female “pastors” to child sacrifice, LGBTQX perversions, mockery of God’s word, etc. is about 100%.


3 states considering ban on puberty-blocking drugs for children who identify as transgender — Good for them!

In the United Kingdom alone, minors identifying as transgender increased over 4,000 percent in just ten years.

That’s called “social contagion,” fully supported by the Left — including the “Christian” Left.


Facebook Says Video of Cross-Dresser Simulating Abortion Does Not Violate Standard


Women’s Cricket Falls to Transsexual Agenda — You’d think that the average female might tire of bowing down to the whims of mentally ill and/or perverted men, but here we are.  I guess they realize that stating the obvious with respect to men dominating women’s sports would lead them to question the rest of their Leftist mindset, and we can’t have that.


Theaters Ban Traditional “Ladies and Gentlemen” Greeting to Appease LGBTQ — Caving to such silly demands just emboldens the perverts.


New ‘Terminator’ Flops at Box Office — Schadenfreude alert! Another one for the get woke, go broke pile.  These “enlightened” Leftists keep telling themselves how smart they are while they think it is good business to call their fan base misogynistic Internet trolls.  One more reason I don’t go to movies.


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UK National Health Service to Deny Treatment to ‘Racists’ and ‘Sexists’


We’re gonna need a lot of millstones to clean this up . . .

Parents Magazine Features Young Boy Holding Sign Claiming He Can Have Menstrual Periods

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California’s Proposition 47 Wreaks Havoc – The bill basically legalized shoplifting and has led to more and more brazen thefts, including sophisticated rings from Mexico.  And it was exacerbated by penalizing companies who use plastic bags.  It is much easier to disguise shoplifting if you can put things in your own bags.

The next step will be when businesses inevitably shut down (you can only raise the prices so high before people just buy online) and the Leftists accuse the owners of racism for not serving those communities.

Please read and share the whole article at the link.  It is a simple and important reason why Democrats should never be put in charge of anything.

This insanity was entirely predictable and preventable – unless you are a Leftist who fails at basic economics.


Pregnant woman uses AR-15 to fend off armed home invaders, killing one — Now this is what needs to be on CNN Townhall shows and such, but the media will bury it in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .

The Left wants criminals to have AR-15’s, but not you.  Never trust them.

In other news, Archaeologists Discover AR-15 Cain Used To Kill Abel | The Babylon Bee.


Ronan Farrow: Bill Clinton was ‘credibly accused of rape’ — And the Leftist media and Democrats knew it and hit it.


Author: Russiagate Was A Political Hit Job Against Trump Campaign By FBI — This will go down in history as the greatest scandal in U.S. history.  Unless the Dems win the election, in which case they’ll bury it.


State Representative Announces Bill Aimed at Stopping Minor Gender Surgeries — All Republicans should follow suit.  They could become the Party of Sanity.


Irony: Christ-Denier, Joshua Harris, Says Trump Supporters Are Ruining Christianity — Always fun when apostates tell us how to do Christianity right.


Career of Doula Wrecked Over Thought Crime — Another female dares to say that men aren’t women.  She forgot that a subset of insane people have moved up the pecking order of victims ahead of women, including radical feminists.

Also see Feminist Meghan Murphy, Thought Criminal.


Walter Williams on Why They Want Our Rifles

In case you really are wondering, Williams offers a clue: Venezuela dictator Nicolas Maduro banned private gun ownership in 2012.

AR-15s are too unwieldy to be used much for crime. But they are ideal for home defense. When government gets big enough, it doesn’t want you defending your home — because it is what you may have to defend your home against.

By definition, anyone who wants to render you defenseless is your enemy.


Elders at Harvest Formally Disqualify James MacDonald From Ministry — Good for them!  Their reason was sound and thorough and their approach was biblical.


Carly Simon: ‘Me Too’ movement has made it ‘dangerous for men to act like men’ — Some women are waking up to the monster they’ve created.


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Hymn Society Releases “Queer Hymns” for LGBTQIA2S+ — The “Christian” Left at work

 

 

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Kentucky Supreme Court rules in favor of Christian print shop owner who declined “gay pride” order — Good news! Glad the Gaystapo lost the case.  It was another example of how vile they are.


Black unemployment hits new all-time low — More good news — except for the black-hating Democrats.


Video: Formerly Gay Man Stuns with “Nothing But the Blood” in U.S. Capitol


Trump admin. proposes rule to protect faith-based adoption agencies that decline LGBT parents — Giving a child to LGBT parents is child abuse.


Poll: Only 2% of Hispanics want to be called “Latinx” – But their all-knowing Leftist betters are too busy virtue-signaling to care.


Breaking: SBC Church Accused of “Racism” for Not Hiring Black Minister Tells the REAL Story — Sad that so many Baptist leaders reflexively played the race card.


BREAKING: O’Rourke Drops Out— Glad he stayed in the race long enough to say what all the other Dems really believed and to ruin his chances at ever winning a Senate seat in Texas.


Jealous Lecrae Disses Kanye, Says Fans Are Just Black People Who Can’t See Jesus — Lecrae is such a sad and pathetic sell-out.


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Beto Drops Out Of Race To Spend More Time Taking Guns From His Family | The Babylon Bee


We’re gonna need a lot of millstones to clean this up . . .

Drag Queen Story Hours Invade Churches – Brought to you by Molech-worshipers such as Chuck Currie, Rachel Held Evans, Mark Sandlin, Jim Wallis, etc.

Following the song “God Welcomes All” by the church choir, Sparke Leigh walked up on stage and called the children up to sit at his feet. Rather than reading from the Bible, he read the book Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag.

Harvey Milk was a perverted degenerate who sexually prayed [sic] on troubled teenage boys. He is worshiped like a deity by the LGBT movement, and apparently by some purported Christians as well.


Daisy the Theology Dog is not happy about this false teaching.

Paula White – Satanic Mistress — She’s so transparently bad that anyone following her is getting what he deserves.

I saved the worst for last. The reason why I call Paula White the Satanic Mistress. She truly is doing Satan’s work here on earth, she’s counting on the greed and the ignorance of her minions to lead them to hell and make money while she does it. Paula White made the following statement on TBN on 10/30/07 from a women’s convention in Orlando, FL. “Anyone who tells you to deny your self is from Satan.” The crowd leapt to their feet in thunderous cheers and applause.

Would they have applauded the man who gladly died for their salvation when he said: Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. (Matthew 16:24)

We look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.