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!


Venezuelan describes daily life in his country: ‘My Socialism Nightmare’ — Is there a political party in the U.S. that is anti-police?  Asking for a friend.

It’s not just the health system that has collapsed, it’s also the police. “No one ever is going to invest in Venezuela if there is no police,” he explained. “If you get robbed and you cannot tell anyone, who is going to put their money in jeopardy like that?” he said. Monagas said his own mother was kidnapped when he was 12 years old by men who took her to a city several hours away, tied her up, stole her car and credit cards. People in Venezuela rarely go to the police because they know they are corrupt.

John MacArthur Warned Moody Years Ago About James MacDonald, Emails Reveal  — Good for MacArthur and Julie Roys (the journalist doing great work) and bad for all those Moody and Harvest people who propped up MacDonald.  One of the links had a video taken before MacDonald was fired.  It was a group of sycophantic elders shaming and slandering some elders who had left because they didn’t approve of MacDonald’s behavior.

Survey of UK art world finds ‘a quagmire of wokeness’ rife with ‘coercion, bullying, intimidation and intolerance’ — Leftist thinking ruins everything it touches.

Study: Most journalists are to the left of Bernie Sanders (but don’t worry they’re totally fair) — this explains lots.

Steven Spielberg’s daughter launches adult entertainment career, says dad supports her sex worker ambitions — Aaaaand another reason to avoid Hollyweird.  Spielberg is considered a more moderate and mainstream director, and he supports this?

According to the aspiring star, the “Schindler’s List” director and his wife, Kate Capshaw, were “intrigued” when she shared the news with them of her new porn gig over the weekend. She added that her parents were “not upset” by her revelation.

The 23-year-old added that producing solo porn has made her feel satisfied after having battled years of mental health issues and alcoholism.

Oh, yeah, doing porn will definitely improve your mental health issues and addictions /sarcasm.

How To Control Your Lust – interesting article from a former “player.”

UK: Hospitals to Deny Care to “Racist” or “Homophobic” Patients — Coming soon to a country near you.  Gee, what could go wrong with giving the government sole control over your health care?

Mike Bloomberg Says Farmers Aren’t Smart Enough To Code  – When he’s not busy making racist (by Dem standards) and sexist comments he insults smart, hard-working people.  Yet he is still buying the nomination because Leftists love money even more than they accuse conservatives of loving it.

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Gavin Newsom: Cure Homeless With A Doctor’s Prescription


Switzerland Criminalizes Resistance to LGBT Agenda — This is what the Left wants in America.

How To Improve Your Preaching — I’m not a preacher, but this seemed like a good list.  Hopefully lots of other preachers read it.

Athiest Dawkins Says ‘Eugenics Would Work’ – Of course he tried to say he opposed them morally, but the point is that his worldview has no way to ground his morality.  In his Darwinian worldview, eugenics would be a completely legitimate thing.

NYC subway thief thanks Democrats after his 139th arrest, release: ‘Bail reform, it’s lit!’ — Republicans should run on this 24×7. The Left fails at basic economics – i.e., simple understandings of human nature about supply/demand, incentives and consequences, etc. They are also malicious in patronizing some groups at the expense of good citizens.

Biden accuses Sanders of not being enough of a gun grabber — Make no mistake: All those Leftists want to take your guns.  Some are just more open about it than others.

Of 12,278 murders committed in the United States in 2018, 235 were committed using rifles. And that rifles of all types, not just the scary looking ones. By contrast, 1,545 were killed by someone using “knives or cutting instruments.” Another 431 were murdered through the use of “blunt objects” including baseball bats and hammers. Both of these categories accounted for far more “carnage in our streets” the rifles.

So should the manufacturers of kitchen cutlery sets be sued out of business? Perhaps the Louisville Slugger factory should be shut down, along with Craftsman and everyone else that sells carpentry tools. Is that what Joe Biden would like to see as President?

Democrat Bill Would Impose Mandatory Vasectomies — Anti-science, Molech-worshiping pro-abort drama queens trot out nonsense like this to try and advance their agenda. They think they are being clever but they just broadcast their ignorance.

Senator Cotton: China Refusing to Hand Over Evidence About Wuhan BioLab – In a pathetically predictable and counterproductive attempt to “save face,” China is harming countless people.

Biologists propose radical concept that there are only two genders/sexes — Great reminder that conservatives are the real party of science.

Joe and Hunter Biden’s China connections under even closer scrutiny — Biden is spectacularly crooked and tries to misdirect by pretending it is just about his son.  Can Trump point out these treasonous deals or will that result in another impeachment?

A quick-reference guide to spiritual gifts — good list and good distinctions on those gifts that ceased and those that didn’t.

Traditional Wives Set Feminism Back — I’m glad to see the “tradwife” thing becoming a popular discussion topic.  Even if the feminists are hating on the concept, it highlights the debate.  Too many women think there is no alternative, but there is a much better way.  Countless women – including many in the church – have bought that lie that they can sleep around and be career-oriented until they are 30 and then have their pick of perfect men.  But that’s not how it plays out.

Feminists can plainly see how much more difficult feminism has made their lives, yet going back home, being wives, mothers, and homemakers is appalling to them since it “sets women back.” You see, women, Satan is the author of confusion. Feminists are confused. They believe they fought so hard for their rights that if they go back, they’re giving up all of these rights that have made their lives so difficult.

If Trump is so bad, why does the Left deliberately lie about him?

One of the ways you know that Leftists – including their wholly-owned media and the “Christian” Left wolves — are malicious liars is how they reflexively misquote Donald Trump to slander him.  They know they are speaking lies but they do it anyway no matter how many times conservatives out them.  Why?  Because their followers will never know they are lies.

Example 1: Michael Bloomberg recently whipped out the top lie, though it is standard fare on the Left, especially from people like the late Rachel Held Evans (she used all of these regularly and refused to be corrected):

Americans felt so much pain when Donald Trump said they were very fine people among the Nazis and the Klan.

Fact check: FALSE.  Trump actually said this:

“I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists because they should be condemned totally.”

Trump wasn’t the least  bit vague, but the Left continues the lies.  That has been refuted so many times that it is unconscionable for them to repeat it.  More here.

Example 2: “Trump admits to sexual assault!!”  Fact check: FALSE  Yes, Trump made a crude locker-room reference that was caught on video and saved by the media until just before the elections (because “news” or something).  But the Left always leaves out the key words: “And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything . . . Grab ’em by the . . .”

Got that?  If they let you do something then it isn’t sexual assault.  It is consensual.  His comment – which was almost certainly an exaggeration (does anyone really think he just walks up and starts kissing women he just met, as he also said in the clip?) — says as much about star-struck women as it does his behaviors at the time.

Example 3: “He made fun of a disabled reporter!!” Fact check: FALSE See this — The True Story: Donald Trump Did Not Mock a Reporter’s Disability

There are more, of course, but you get the idea.  The facts are there but the Left deliberately ignores them.

And when they aren’t misquoting him, they just lie about him.  How many times have you heard him called a Fascist?   Uh, yeah, of course Trump is a fascist! All fascists cut taxes, eliminate government regulations, fight for gun rights, etc.

Anyone claiming Trump is a fascist might as well shout that they are ignorant of politics and history.

P.S. Trump is a fascist, so give him your guns.


‘I hope this goes viral’: Scott Presler asks San Franciscans why illegal immigrants matter more than homeless citizens — Good stuff!  Simple questions like that resonate with people.

Should You Not Marry Your Soulmate? — I have never liked that term.  Seems like people who chase that keep finding a better “soulmate” and tend to destroy lives along their selfish ways.

“The Silence Was Deafening”: Trump Jnr. Rages at Media Ignoring Attempted Terror Attack on Trump Supporters — Still silent!  Just like the Gosnell trial and hundreds of other things.

Thanks, @realDonaldTrump! The United States led the world in 2019 in reducing energy-related CO2 emissions on a per-country basis — You won’t hear about this from the Left.

Pete Buttisex: We need unity in America!

Also Pete Buttisex: If you don’t support taxpayer-funded child-killing up to their first breath then you have no room in the Democratic party!

Seriously, their phony “unity” message will resonate with many people who don’t think carefully.  Sure, we’d all like unity, but the Left has no intentions of having real unity.  It is like an old person once said when not getting her way: “That’s not a compromise – you aren’t giving me what I want!”

Intellectual laziness is poison.

BIAS: Roger Stone Jury Forewoman Is Partisan Anti-Trump Democrat — And yet another Dem fiasco where they are caught cheating while trying to blame Trump et al.  She’s a moron for thinking this wouldn’t get out and hurt the Left’s cause, but not a complete moron because she probably inferred that the Leftist media would hide it while they try to go after Barr and Trump.

The foreperson on the jury that convicted Roger Stone has come forward, and is revealed to be a failed Democrat candidate for Congress and activist vehemently opposed to President Donald Trump. Tomeka Hart, a former Memphis City Schools Board President, came forward as the Stone jury foreperson in a Facebook post on Wednesday, voicing support for prosecutors in the case.

Acts 29 President Matt Chandler Under Fire for Removing Staff Alleging Abuse & Changing Story About Removal of CEO – Very disappointing.  Chandler has failed at many big things.  Those mega-church guys work too hard to defend their turf and it leads to major implosions.

Mike Bloomberg and the Underbelly of #MeToo – So other than his racism (especially by Leftist standards) and sexism and his totalitarian things like limiting soda sizes . . .

One advantage Trump has this cycle is that he’s been more than thoroughly vetted (i.e., they’ve made up things on top of anything he actually did), so all his baggage has been factored in already.

Bonus: FLASHBACK: Mike Bloomberg lied about his height on his driver’s license (BONUS: Photo caption mockery from the NYT) — Trump will have fun with that.

Florida man arrested after threatening Trump supporters with a cane sword — The Left’s solution: Ignore this guy and take away your guns.

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Brady is yet another victim of the great but not super-duper extra great economy and especially of her own decisions, picking up a ton of student debt in a major for which there aren’t any jobs. She has barely managed to subsist after college thanks to her low pay and also thanks to living in a place that is well out of her price range and constantly indulging in things like $30 avocado toast delivered through GrubHub because she “deserved it.” All of this has now culminated in her final dollar ending up in the failing presidential campaign of Elizabeth Warren to support Warren’s completely unworkable plans that would never pass Congress in the extremely unlikely event that Warren ever became president.

Source: Song Of Solomon Sweetheart Candies Now Available | The Babylon Bee

“Your spouse will swoon upon reading that her teeth are like a flock of sheep or that her nose is like a giant tower,” said the CEO of Solomonhearts, David Meyers. “It’s a foolproof way to let her know how beautiful she is and how much you love her.””

Note: not actually foolproof and we do not guarantee any swooning.”

Messages include touching, romantic poetry like the following: Hey, tower neck! Ur breasts are fauns Ur teeth are sheep You have goat hair Ur legs = marble pillars Pardon me but your goblet is showing Ur tower nose is hawt

The candies will only be sold to those with a valid marriage certificate so as to avoid encouraging fornication.



Chicago Schadenfreude: Smollett Charged Again — This is important news.  God had a great idea to prevent false accusations: The hoaxers would risk getting the punishment they sought for the innocent! He said that would be just and a deterrent to other false accusers.

Deuteronomy 19:16–21 If a malicious witness arises to accuse a person of wrongdoing, then both parties to the dispute shall appear before the LORD, before the priests and the judges who are in office in those days. The judges shall inquire diligently, and if the witness is a false witness and has accused his brother falsely, then you shall do to him as he had meant to do to his brother. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. And the rest shall hear and fear, and shall never again commit any such evil among you. Your eye shall not pity. It shall be life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

Is There Still a Place for Blogs in 2020? — Yes!  Good analysis.

Second, we are seeing the shortcomings of other forms of social media. When blogs began, they were social media. They were an early form of online social connection between people who shared similar interests, whether that was politics, hobbies, Reformed theology, or anything else. But it did not take long for other forms of social media to develop—Twitter was at first considered “microblogging” and Facebook was a kind of “friend and family blogging.” Yet as much as each of these has displaced blogging in certain ways, none has quite replaced it. Twitter causes as many problems as it solves by its immediacy and by the nature of its character limit; Facebook emphasizes the most urgent information while older updates or articles almost immediately disappear into the void. These forms of social media speak to the present, but don’t adequately archive information. They allow people to speak quickly, but don’t value thoughtfulness. Though they have strengths, they also have weaknesses—weaknesses that blogs address well.

Elizabeth Warren Is Doomed, and Feminists Can’t Understand Why — All of the pro-abortion, gun-grabbing, pro-coveting, pro-perversion, pro-fornication Democrats are evil, of course, but that doesn’t mean we can’t rejoice as most of them lose. It is schadenfreude time to watch Warren.

Warren is the phoniest politician in memory, from the Fauxcahontas lie as the foundation for her entire career to the cringe-worthy beer video and everything in between. She was popular among some females, but what real male would vote for a woman who says she will let a trans child — who is by definition mentally ill and foolish — pick the Secretary of Education?

And now in her desperation she’ll get even weirder. Pass the popcorn!

What’s Wrong with Jesus Calling? — Everything.  I just made this point to a group of Kairos prison ministry volunteers.  There was an exercise that was half good (expressing your desires to Jesus through prayer) and half bad (asking Jesus to tell you what He wants you to do, but not telling you to read the Bible to find that out).  Of course I told them why we wouldn’t be doing the second part.  I noted that with books like Jesus Calling you need to add them to the Bible or throw them away, and that they could guess which one I would recommend.

So Young has either written the words of Jesus, or she hasn’t. There’s no in between. If she hasn’t received a word from the Lord, but she claims she has—and made a lot of money from it—is that not the very picture of a false prophet?

The Bible is God’s sufficient word. We need no other! Beware these crazy women who claim God has spoken to them apart from Scripture. The Bible calls them liars, when we understand the text.

Suspect Who Ploughed Vehicle Through Voter Registration Tent Admitted Anti-Trump Motive

Will the media now dig through Timm’s social media history to discover who radicalized him into attempting this act of terror? Or will the story completely disappear by the end of the week? Don’t hold your breath.

Push Your Sin Out the Window — Good strategy!

‘Just Xerox a copy’: After you hear Mike Bloomberg’s 2015 speech on minorities you’ll see why he tried to block it #BloombergIsRacist — Also see Pete’s comments on black money — oops, dark money — to a group of black people.  If Trump said these things we’d hear about it 24×7, even though the only “racist” comments they attribute to Trump are those they have made up.

When the Church Apologizes for Its Beliefs — We dishonor God when we apologize for what He says.  And we make a terrible witness as well.  The world will always hate you for beliefs, but when you cave to them they lose all respect.

Just days later came another headline, and this one, sadly, didn’t surprise me: “Church sorry for saying that sex is just for married heterosexuals.” Leaders in the Church of England said their initial statement had “jeopardized trust” and caused “hurt and division.” Nothing in the follow-up statement retracted the substance of their earlier pastoral guidance, which made their subsequent apology something like this: We’re sorry we told you what we believe.

Original sin in photo form.  “You can’t tell me what to do!”


Share while you can, as the Leftists are trying to get it taken down.  The point is obvious: She tore up the entire speech.  Thanks to the Left for trying to get it taken down and drawing more attention to it!  See: Streisand Effect.

Nightclubs Are Satanic Temples — Good analysis.

I’m genuinely curious as to why the Leftist media and “centrist” Dems (who are nearly as Communistic as Sanders) are just now noticing that an avowed Socialist has been running in the Democratic primaries the last two election cycles.  Did they know that the fix was in in 2016 and are worried that isn’t the case now?

No big deal, just GOP Sen. Susan Collins’ Democratic Socialist opponent selling guillotine campaign t-shirts to warn of a possible ‘violent uprising’  – Ah, the loving Left.

DoJ indictment: Equifax hack “an organized and remarkably brazen criminal heist” by China’s military — This was wildly aggressive and deserves a serious response that only Trump can give.  Then again, LeBron & Co. say that China’s cool, so there’s that.

Hollywood fornicaters/blasphemers: “I just won the ultimate award in my profession, but because Trump lives rent-free in my head 24×7 I’m still sad and will talk about him instead.”

NeverTrumpers trying to tank Sanders in New Hampshire — Don’t trust Never Trumpers.  They are actively campaigning for Democrats, which includes their tax, immigration, abortion, healthcare, judge, etc. policies,

Every one of them [Democrat candidates – not just Sanders and Warren] is well to the left of Barack Obama. (That’s a quote from the WaPo editorial, not just me.) They all want to undo the tax cuts, offer amnesty to illegal aliens, legalize infanticide and destroy the private health insurance industry. And each of them would arrive at the White House with a list of the most liberal judges possible, ready to undo all of the progress that Trump and Cocaine Mitch have made in terms of judicial appointments.

‘Acosta would chain himself to the WH fence’: @redsteeze decimates media in BRUTAL thread for ignoring FL man who drove into GOP tent — Exactly.  Guy drove into a Republican tent and the media ignores it!  Note that the one group that did cover it managed to spin it negatively against Republicans, because it was bad for the victims of attempted murder to retaliate by [checks notes] voting.

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Barr announces sweeping new sanctions, ‘significant escalation’ against left-wing sanctuary cities — Good for them!


Climate Activist Leaves Environmentalist Movement Because it’s Too “White” — So non-whites don’t care about the environment? Seems kinda racist to me, but duly noted.

Tucker Carlson: Criminals would be protected from deportation under bill AOC and other House Democrats back — It is a must-read if you haven’t heard about it already.  Among many other things, it would literally force you to pay to have previously exported illegal thugs brought back into the country.  You can’t make these things up.

Coronavirus is China’s Chernobyl — Yep.  One of the sad but inevitable consequences of Communist regimes.

The Story Mitt Romney Should Have Read Before He Betrayed The GOP on Impeachment — The Left now loves Romney and his religious views, and all he had to do was betray his party in a petty attempt to get back at the guy who wouldn’t hire him.

But if he was really so burdened by his conscience, perhaps he’d want some justice for Joe Biden, eh?

Politico: Women of color bolt from Elizabeth Warren’s Nevada campaign citing toxic work environment — The Left uses minorities as tokens, so they inevitably feel like tokens.  Then Warren came out and blamed the U.S. for it — “This racism is your fault, even though it only happened on my team, so vote for me!”

Seattle: Suspects in last month’s shooting had 65 prior arrests — Yet Leftists always want to take it out on law-abiding gun owners.  They can’t keep these bad guys in jail and they have an open market for drugs that they can’t stop.  So you know they’ll never get rid of all guns – just those of the good guys.

‘Slash Republicans’ throats! Slash fascists’ throats!’ Guy screaming at ASU Students for Trump seems like a textbook ‘red flag’ — He seems nice.  But we’re the violent haters blah blah blah.

Schiff says Bolton refused to submit affidavit during impeachment trial — Bolton got fired by Trump and did a public hatchet job on him, but wouldn’t submit an affidavit because it would impact book sales . . . sure, seems like a credible witness to me.  Just like Trump rejecting Romney has had no impact on his public comments and votes . . .

Joe Biden Shut Down by Climate Hecklers During New Hampshire Campaign Stop — He promised them he’d get rid of fossil fuels.  Sure, Joe, let’s start with your houses, cars, planes, etc.  And of course the protesters walked there and don’t heat their own living spaces.

And he said they were acting like Trump.  Uh, no, they are acting like the Leftists that they are.

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.