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This is a great command on multiple levels.  Primarily, you should love God and not the world.  But it is also practical: If you try to please the world, it is like drinking saltwater.  You’ll never please them, no matter how hard you try.  Just look at how many people have been canceled despite humiliatingly desperate woke appeals.  Be kind, of course, but know that you will not “nice” your way out of the cancel-culture world. They won’t let you.  Own your true Christian beliefs, and don’t apologize for them.  You’ll have all of eternity to be glad you did so.

1 John 2:15–16 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.

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New survey of 20 studies about breast cancer – abortion link — And yet the radical feminists will continue to fight any research into this issue. Keep it in mind whenever you see the “pink” campaign.

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FDA Demands 55 Years To Release Docs About Pfizer Vaccine Approval — How transparent. If only they would give people 55 years to consider whether they want to take it.

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Not making this up: Went to order stamps online, and they have two Kwanza options but zero Christian options. They had an “Our Lady of Guapulo” stamp, so maybe that’s a Catholic one.

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Nails it. I never run across the people with the red buckets, but if I did I’d print some of these to drop in.

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I love how the God of peace is also going to crush Satan under our feet.

Romans 16:20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

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Enes Kanter Calls Out Pro-China LeBron, Adds New Message To His Shoes — Love it. I wish the mainstream sports media would pick up on this. The tennis folks have more guts: WTA chief: We’ll quit doing business in China if they don’t produce Peng Shuai

“Money over Morals for the ‘King’,” Kanter tweeted Thursday, showing off shoes featuring China’s President Xi crowning LeBron. “Sad and disgusting how these athletes pretend they care about social justice. They really do ‘shut up and dribble’ when Big Boss [China] says so,” Kanter continued.“Did you educate yourself about the slave labor that made your shoes or is that not part of your research?” Kanter asks LeBron.

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LEAKED: Teachers Talk Subverting Parents To Draw Kids Into LGBT Clubs — You think this doesn’t happen in your district?

“Speakers went so far as to tout their surveillance of students’ Google searches, internet activity, and hallway conversations in order to target sixth graders for personal invitations to LGBTQ clubs, while actively concealing these clubs’ membership rolls from participants’ parents,” Abigail Shrier reported on Thursday.

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#BuildBackBrandon Bill Is Unpopular in Competitive Swing Districts — and That’s Before the Public Realizes It’s a Huge Billion Dollar Boondoggle In Tax Breaks for the Left’s Plutocrat Donor Base — Leftist hypocrite politicians claim to want to help the poor and middle class, but the biggest tax break is for their wealthy donors. The limit on state and local tax deductions cost me money, but I supported Trump’s overall tax change as being great for the country.

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So glad that Rittenhouse was found not guilty. I hope he sues lots of people into oblivion. Oh, and Politifact is garbage, as is the rest of the MSM.

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Border Democrats to illegal aliens: Thanks to BBB, help is on the way, be patient — Treason.

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Paul is anticipating an argument, so he answers it in advance.  But the argument he expects obviously isn’t, “God gave people unlimited free will, so why do some still not choose him?”  No, he is anticipating objections to his argument that God has predestined some to salvation. The tension of God’s sovereignty and man’s accountability is present, but that doesn’t override the concept of predestination. And as always, under the Arminian or Molinist views, God either couldn’t or wouldn’t persuade people to use their “free will” to repent and believe. That isn’t what makes them incorrect, in my view, but it is something the holders of those views should own.

Romans 9:18–21 So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills. You will say to me then, “Why does he still find fault? For who can resist his will?” But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?” Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use?

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How Getting Fired For His Beliefs Became My Husband’s Big Opportunity — Good for him for starting RedBalloon. Looks like a good business model and a great service to freedom-minded people — and those who realize that wasting time on wokeness is bad for business.

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Exhibit A: The “trans” nonsense.

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Great points on a misused verse. The notion that everyone who gets a seminary degree is automatically given a special vision from God is absurd, yet that’s how these false teachers misuse this verse.

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JK Rowling Not Invited To Harry Potter Reunion Because She Said Men And Women Are Different — Insanity. She’s pure Leftist except for this one point of truth, so the Left — including her own fans and the people she made famous – have to cancel her.

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False teachers abuse the “God is love” part by pretending that He is only about love.  If they bothered to read the next two verses, they’d see how God’s love manifests itself.  He loved us so much that He sent Jesus to be the propitiation for our sin.  Wolves hate the concept of propitiation.  Christians love it, because we know that we needed to have God’s just wrath satisfied.

1 John 4:8–10 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

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Our enemies abroad count missiles and ships, while mocking our enemies at home who count genders and victim classes.

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“Just tell me what to say.” Back when The Simpsons was funny, they could poke fun at the idiocies of Leftism as well. They are too cowardly to do this today.

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Jesus Calling is easily demonstrable poison, and it is sad that it has dominated Christian book sales for so long. The premise is absurd. If Jesus really talked to her and the author wrote it down word-for-word then it should be added to the Bible. But she obviously made it all up, because her fake Jesus talked to her like a romantic novelist and just “happened” to deliver his messages for a fixed time and in devotional-sized messages. Convenient, that. Lifeway has literally dozens of variants, including children’s books. Sick. The phenomenon is an indictment not just against Christian publishing, but against the church in general. It takes less than a minute to expose why the Jesus Calling genre is blasphemous garbage, yet churches don’t call it out.

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Are you waiting eagerly for Jesus?  I know I am.  Also, there are no second chances after death.  Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your heart.

Hebrews 9:27–28 And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.

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I highly recommend bookmarking this Critical Race Theory site, which has an excellent overview, resources, and news about CRT, the 1619 Project, and more.

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I wish I had discovered the Ace of Spades blog earlier. They have great content each day, but not just political. They have humor, animals, books, guns, and more. The conservative political content is outstanding.

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WATCH: Winsome Sears’ Victory Speech May Be THE Definitive Sign That America’s Back — No, we aren’t back. We’ve lost way too much for that. The RNC slogan is still, “Vote RINO to destroy America a little more slowly than the Democrats!!” But Sears’ win was a great proof point that we should share as much as possible. The Left has the vast majority of the racists, and they are doubling/tripling/quadrupling down on that.

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7 Insane Things I Just Learned About How U.S. Elections Are ‘Rigged’

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We’re going to need a lot of millstones to clean this place up. You must protect your kids from these vile Leftists, which now include corporations bent on perverting and destroying your children. Also, protesting at school boards to help protect other kids is great, but get your kids out of government schools.

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A beautiful passage on assurance, as well as one of the 100+ passages about how Jesus is the only way to salvation.  This is extra-explicit because it notes how if you don’t have the Son, you don’t have life.  And it addresses eternal life, not just having a good life now (see v. 11).

1 John 5:12–13 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.

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The Bible doesn’t care if you like it or agree with it. It is written from beginning to end by the authority of God himself.

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Loudoun County Students Walk Out In Protest Of Sexual Assault Cover Up – Good for them! Now that is worth protesting.

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Joe Biden’s Phony Civility Schtick Was Always A Lie — Yep. He is much more of a malicious, defensive jerk than Trump, and for much longer, but the media has covered for him.

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John MacArthur Beats up Ed Litton Over Plagiarism Scandal: ‘Lazy, Incompetent and Unsanctified’ — I loved reading what MacArthur said about serial liar and plagiarist Ed Litton. I knew it would be pithy and accurate. I wish they had asked him about Litton’s enablers, as those wicked men are just as much of the problem.

Duncan: The intersection of pastoral integrity and a confidence in the Bible leads to expository preaching. But what we’re seeing now in a failure of pastoral integrity and a misfire in preaching is the issue of plagiarism. High-level pastors are being accused of plagiarism and using someone else’s sermons. The question is, John MacArthur, where are you getting your sermons from?

MacArthur: Well, that’s why you want to come to The Master’s Seminary because we’ll teach you how to get your own sermon.

Duncan: Talk about getting your own sermons, what did you think when you heard all that stuff about plagiarism by these pastors? Why does a pastor plagiarize, why does he use someone else’s sermon? Why does that happen? And how does it?

MacArthur: He’s lazy and incompetent.

Duncan: Well, besides that.

MacArthur: I’m gonna go third point, and unsanctified. I think you become a showman at that point. You’re an actor. You’re playing a part. You’re playing a role. And the one thing that expository preaching does, that is apart from the congregation, is it sanctifies the pastor. The relentless study of the Word of God is how God sanctifies and protects the pastor.

So when you’re just opening your iPad and reading somebody else’s sermon, you’ve never been exposed to the sanctifying work of the word, to say nothing about the fact that you’re playing a role and you’re an actor. You’re not a true messenger from the Lord.

I think for many men in ministry, there’s an unwillingness to be disciplined at that point. Because being an expositor is work, and it’s relentless work, because you got to keep doing it week after week after week after week. But it’s the most rewarding thing. There’s no honesty in a man who does that. There’s no honesty. That’s fraud, ministerial fraud.

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Rachel Held Evans Releases Heretical Book Posthumously from Hell — Hopefully, she converted while in a coma on her deathbed, but posthumous works like this don’t leave much hope. She made a living mocking God and his word. That’s the first I heard that her husband is agnostic. So even while she was previously posing as an uber-evangelical, she consciously became unequally yoked. What a surprise. Reminds me of false teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way but He sure is a bigot” Currie, who would boast how his wife was an atheist as if that was a credit to his resume.

Fittingly, her husband, who is an agnostic, brought in Jeff Chu, an openly gay family friend to finish the document. Chu cobbled together her notes, blog articles, speeches, tweets, and the rest of her body of work to form a cohesive document comprised of a series of essays explaining how one can trudge a path toward progressive Christianity and all the doubt that will entail, without the constraints of conservative evangelicals to cloud the way.

As such, the book brings us such gems as:

“I am not afraid to say that many in the church have been agents of death for many women, for queer and trans people, for people of color, for immigrants and refugees, for disabled people, for all manner of minority. Many in the church have not proclaimed good news. They have not declared hope and possibility, justice and welcome. . . . I affirm LGBTQ people because they are human beings, created in the image of God. I affirm their sexual orientations and gender identities because they reflect the diversity of God’s good creation.”

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This should convict the “Christian” Left 24×7, but they are too busy pushing heresies to take it seriously.  They are madly in love with the world, and they stay current on all the latest perversions.  Mocking God by pretending that you can change genders is their latest lie.  They are enemies of God. 

James 4:4 You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

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Look at the unique tie between love and knowledge and discernment.  Love isn’t some unthinking emotional state.

Philippians 1:9–11 And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

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Why do so many atheist historians think that 1 Corinthians 15 is reliable history? This is one of the simplest and best defenses of scripture. All the “Christian” Leftists and atheists who argue (wrongly) for late-dating of the Gospels and for authorship disputes can’t dispute 1 Corinthians 15. So many things fall into place when you understand this point. The physical resurrection and the early church’s belief in it was absolutely not a later invention.

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His quote is a good send-up of the atheist worldview. If we are truly just random molecules, then there would be nothing moral or immoral about creating or destroying anything. But our deepest intuitions tell us otherwise. Also, Romans 1.

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Wind, solar or nuclear: which is best for costs, electricity prices and the environment? More nukes! Lots more. That’s the obvious solution. It always has been, but we’ve let a couple Hollywood movies and some Leftist extremists keep us from helping billions of people around the world. Billions.

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‘Let’s Go Brandon Challenge’ Goes Viral On TikTok — This may replace the Streisand Effect, where the downplaying or obfuscation of something has the unintended consequence of increasing awareness of it. I’m thrilled to see people saying it who aren’t the typical Republican voter.

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China Removes NBA Game From Broadcast After Enes Kanter Speaks Out Against Govt. — Good for him! Too bad the rest of the league places profits over principles.

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Loudoun Superintendent Told Board Of Alleged Bathroom Assault In May — That’s the Left: Creepy, cowardly, perverts covering up sexual assaults to cover up for “trans” people. This alone should land all those freaks in jail.

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DC Police Say Department Gave ‘Abortion Ultimatum’ Upon Pregnancy — So sick, but so unsurprising. It never occurs to Leftists how evil it is to say, “Kill your child, or else . . . “

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This is an epic self-own. Yeah, and a lot of normal people are damaged having to pretend you are female when everyone can see that you are not. Check your chromosomes.

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Cancer 3

Note: I realize that with a journey like this that people want different degrees of updates: none, acquaintance level, friend level, family level, and mom/wife level. So instead of multiple blog posts or email updates, I’ll just put some observations and updates here and anyone interested can check at their convenience. Be blessed, and thanks for all the encouragement and prayers!

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November 6, 2021 update: The first round of chemo helped shrink the tumors, so I have little pain now. Very grateful for that. Still having trouble eating and keeping my weight up, so hoping for relief soon. Another round of chemo this week.

I’ve had lots of time to read the word even more and to cycle through my Bible Memory verses more often. Being reminded of God’s countless and true promises has been encouraging.

It occurred to me that while the first three diagnoses were legitimate surprises, it won’t be a surprise if it comes back again. The first came out of nowhere, the second was a surprise because it came back much more quickly than expected and in a much more aggressive state, and the third came back much more quickly than expected as well. We figured with the extra stem cell transplant/high dose chemo regimen that it would have been in remission longer (we know one guy who has been in remission over 10 years after that treatment). But now we have a different perspective. You only get so many tries at killing this for good, and this cancer is particularly resilient and aggressive.

Here’s a video on the CAR T-cell therapy I’ll be doing in a bit. This isn’t chemo, it is a process that trains your T-cells to kill cancer. It is amazing how God designed all this.

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October 22, 2021 update: Confirmed that it is a return of my non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Apparently, that is good, because if it was something else it probably would have been terminal. Starting chemo next week to hopefully shrink it a bit and keep it from growing and spreading. Ideally, that will reduce or eliminate the back pain and make it so I can eat regularly again. Then we will start the process to do a CAR T-cell procedure to hopefully eliminate it. Thanks for all the prayers and support. We appreciate it deeply.

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No updates, just a thought that when you go through this three times it does speed up the way you process it.

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It is back. I was hoping that Cancer 2 would be the final post like this, but here we are. We hope to get a biopsy and treatment plan in the next week or so. It was a bit surprising to have it come back so quickly. I went through extensive chemotherapy last summer that put it in remission and then went through an additional high-dose chemo/stem cell transplant ten months ago that was supposed to extend the remission. And my scan in June was clean. Yet here we are. The good news is that we caught this one early.

It is always a good day to be a Christian, but especially so at times like this. My faith isn’t based on God keeping me healthy and happy at all times, but on the evidence for the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, and by the power of his word transforming my heart and mind. So having cancer diagnoses hasn’t set my faith back at all. This is another plot twist in life that we must manage through. And there is nothing like a situation such as this to give you a laser focus on what’s important.

As before, we’d obviously like healing, and as permanently as possible, but we truly want to glorify God and have many opportunities to witness to his truth and love (and we already had the latter answered the day we got the official diagnosis).

We are so blessed with amazing and supportive family and friends. That is the most touching part of all of this.

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Side note: From the time I emailed my doctor about some minor symptoms to the time of getting the results from my scan was 72 hours, with various tests and such in-between. Take that, socialized medicine! (I would probably have died long ago in any other country.)

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I joked that I was just getting my weight, strength, and hair back from the last treatment, and now we are going to start again. I think it may turn out like this:

Me, to my hair: I’m going through chemo and you’ll fall out, but please try to grow back.

My hair: Done!

Me: I’m going through chemo again. Please try to grow back.

My hair: Uh, we’ll try, but it could be patchy for a while.

Me: OK, now I’m going through chemo for a third time. Please try to grow back.

My hair: LOL no.

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On our way to my first hospital stay last year we got behind a car with a message on the rear window in 6” high letters that said “F*** CANCER.” Except they spelled it out. I joked that if it was MD Anderson’s new slogan then it was a bold one.

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I posted this commentary and video less than two months ago to give others some tips and encouragement for navigating through cancer journeys. Did I say I’d had cancer twice? I meant three times. I think I need to watch it, then re-do it.

Cancer is a challenge for the patient and for caregivers. I’ve been through extensive treatments for two different cancers and have some things to share. I pray that this will help you navigate through challenging times, whether cancer-related or not, and that you will be encouraged. Don’t waste your cancer or any other challenge.

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We were blessed to have a week away from home for the first time in two years (other than hospital stays!), and we did a little dancing on the beach. The sand was a challenge. And I forgot to plan an ending. But it was a nice souvenir. I realized a week after this that the cancer was probably back. Thank God for tender mercies. You want to enjoy these gifts wherever you have them.

Have your favorite charities gone woke?

The demise of organizations like the Boy Scouts and others are murder/suicides. The Left tries to murder them, then the groups try to appease the Left by committing organizational suicide.

I don’t think we are currently giving to any groups that are remotely woke, but to be on the safe side I sent this to a couple of my contacts:

I’ve read about an alarming number of Christian (or formerly Christian) organizations that have gone “woke” / politically correct and abandoned the Gospel — Salvation Army, World Vision, CRU, and InterVarsity, to name a few. For example, starting in the 90’s we sponsored three World Vision children and had a good experience with it. Still, when WV started caving to cultural demands, we ended our donations once the last child graduated from the program.

Would you please let me know where your organization stands on these topics and what their plan is to stay strong regardless of political and cultural pressures?  There are so many places to donate, but we only give to those who are unapologetic in advancing the Gospel.

If more people send messages like this ahead of time these organizations might think twice about caving to the culture.

Never try to appease the Left! They will still hate you, but then they’ll know you are weak and won’t respect you, either. They’ll know they have you and will keep driving you into further lies. They are relentless, just like the men of Sodom who continued groping for the door even though God had blinded them.

Genesis 19:11 And they struck with blindness the men who were at the entrance of the house, both small and great, so that they wore themselves out groping for the door.

Never use Lowe’s for installations

Why? Too many mistakes, poor accountability, overcharges, and atrocious customer service.

We’ve always been loyal Lowe’s customers, so our recent flooring experience was a huge disappointment on many levels.  I know that you pay a built-in premium when you use them for installations, as they are contracting to a third party to do the work.  But the value is supposed to be that Lowe’s verifies and stands behind their quality, and you have one point of contact.  The opposite happened on both counts.

The installers used some liquid on wood that floor that was nearly impossible to get off.  It was a greasy mess and everything left big track marks on it (shoes, vacuum cleaners, chairs, etc.).  Cleaning it was very difficult – multiple passes of scrubbing on hands and knees.  No one at Lowe’s apologized, no one had a sense of urgency, every Lowe’s group pointed fingers, and the corporate customer service manager (Josh) wouldn’t give me his direct number and wouldn’t take my call when I called on the 800 number he told me to use.  Pro tip: Don’t employ, let alone promote, customer service people who are ineffective, condescending, unresponsive, and have zero sense of urgency or desire to help their customers.

We spent over twenty hours on our hands and knees scrubbing the floor to make it usable.  The installers sent a crew to clean one of the rooms, but it took ten days to happen.  We had half our house turned upside down and had company coming, so we did the rest ourselves. Lowe’s never apologized or compensated us for this.

Lowe’s also engages in deceptive business practices with flooring installations (other companies may do this as well, so be sure to check).  If you have 1,000 sq. ft. to cover, I can see why you need materials for, say, 1,050 sq. ft., because there is the inevitable waste with cuts and corners.  But they also charge you for the installation costs for the higher figure.  They only install the lower amount of square footage (1,000) because that is all that exists, but they charge installation fees for the higher figure (1,050).  In our case, the worker over-measured, and I told him so right away (I don’t think he realized I had measured it myself). 

We had five extra boxes of wood at the end, about 80 sq. ft.  We kept two boxes for possible repairs, but Lowe’s originally refused to refund the installation costs on returning the other three boxes.  I pointed out that the wood was obviously never installed, so why should we pay for installation?  Many phone calls later, with lots of finger-pointing within Lowe’s, I thought I had finally won out, and the corporate people told the store to issue a credit.  However, even though a store employee called to say he was about to process the credit, he never did.  I followed up a week later and discovered this, along with the fact that someone had decided not to issue the credit.  Yet no one bothered to tell us. So they promised to give us a credit, then decided not to but didn’t tell us.

After multiple additional calls, I finally convinced them to refund what they owed me after lying to me twice. They agreed, so I went to the store and got the refund in cash. 

But why so much work to get back what I was obviously due?  

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Multiple Lowe’s employees insisted that we need $500+ of underlayment to go under the flooring, but the installers and the manufacturer said we didn’t.  Luckily we resolved this before installing it, as it saved a lot of money. 

We were told they had the product in stock, but it turns out they didn’t, and delivery was delayed for two weeks.

The delivery you pay for is only to your driveway.  We had to bring in 72 boxes of wood ourselves and carry them upstairs. 

They had two product miss-pulls.  We had to make a trip to return the quarter round.  They also had a mix of different colored thresholds, but the installers mercifully used the right colors and returned the extra wrong-colored ones. 

Other than that . . .

That was a series of first-world problems, of course, but a good reminder to businesses that you can lose sales permanently if you jerk your customers around, and a good reminder to never use Lowe’s for any project work.

Good news: Google Maps just informed me that my Lowe’s review has been seen 500 times.

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This is another important verse about decision-making and the will of God, but as in the last Roundup, it is easy to overlook.  Note how Paul has an open door in the Lord, but this time he passes it by because he wants to find his friend Titus.  Apparently, Paul has other open doors from which to choose.  He didn’t appear to be idle.  So unless God gives you a clear, unmistakable, supernatural sign, then choose with freedom. 

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.

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Good points here. Be an egalitarian! Because Ephesians 5 says Jesus and the church are mutually submissive or something . . .

Seriously, Christ is honored and things go better in families when the Bible is followed.

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Short answer: Yes. Another good video.

100% of the verses addressing homosexual behavior denounce it as sin in the strongest possible terms.

100% of the verses referencing God’s ideal for marriage involve one man and one woman.

100% of the verses referencing parenting involve moms and dads with unique roles (or at least a set of male and female parents guiding the children).

0% of 31,173 Bible verses refer to homosexual behavior in a positive or even benign way or even hint at the acceptability of homosexual unions.

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Biden Threatens Border Agents: “Those People Will Pay” — The horse / whip thing is a lie. Biden and Co. know it is a lie. But they say it anyway. What vile people! They aren’t doing their jobs, but they are publicly castigating and demonizing those who are doing their jobs. Punishing the innocent and exonerating the guilty, as usual. And note how this is the only time they are willing to talk about the border!

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200 Alleged Bible Contradictions Answered | The Domain for Truth — This is a great reference to bookmark in case you have anyone who claims how the Bible is full of contradictions. I’ve even heard Christians make that false statement.

The site does great work for the kingdom. Check it out if you haven’t already.

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When a woman miscarries at 8 weeks, or the doctor fails to see a heartbeat at 20 weeks, or the child is stillborn at 34 weeks, does the mother rejoice? Does the father cheer? Do the friends and parents remain indifferent? No. They weep. Life has been lost. We know. We all know. Kevin DeYoung

That great quote had mostly pro-life responses, but also got the following tired, lame, and deadly virtue-signaling from a male feminist (such a low form of humanity!). And of course, Mr. Science Person called it a potential life, even though by any scientific standard it is a living human being.

*potential life. Until pro-life people want to talk about doing more to prevent unwanted pregnancies (besides abstinence-only sex ed), and doing more to make sure that women who choose to carry unexpected pregnancies to term… your words are meaningless.

My short response is this: We oppose the crushing and dismembering of children inside or outside the womb. Nothing else is required to meaningfully oppose abortion.

Or you can share any of these nine reasons.

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This is an important verse about decision-making and the will of God, but it is also easy to overlook.  People sometimes look for open or closed doors as signs from God, but note how Paul considers it a wide door despite many adversaries.  If we aren’t careful, we can interpret resistance as a “sign” that God doesn’t want us to do something.  Don’t decide based on hints and nudges.  That’s not biblical.  I’ve heard of people psyching themselves out in the other direction as well, thinking that if something is too easy, it isn’t from God.  So unless God gives you a clear, unmistakable, supernatural sign, then choose among any moral options with wisdom and freedom. 

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.

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CEO of Moderna Says Even Young Will Need to Take Vaccine Booster Shots Indefinitely — A company donates to politicians who will force everyone to consume their product forever, regardless of health risks. Politicians invest in the company’s stock based on insider information. That’s convenient. And because Leftist politicians are in control, their voters think it is fine. All of a sudden you can trust Big Pharma!

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ACLU Rewrites Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quote To Erase Women — When the culture is declining so rapidly that a Leftist extremist like Ginsburg has to be edited less than a year after she died and to twist her words to say something as transparently absurd as “men can have babies,” then you can be sure of two things: 1. Conservatives can be 100.000% confident that they’ve won the intellectual arguments. The Left knows it as well. Saying that men can have babies is a concession speech where the Left is shouting that they don’t care how ridiculous something is, they will say it anyway. 2. Leftists will maliciously use their power to force people to say things they know aren’t true. They are despicably evil. We’ve let them get away with too much for too long.

And, of course, these Molech-worshiping ghouls are spewing all that word salad in the name of child-killing. The child already exists. Crushing and dismembering her impacts her well-being and dignity. The government “controlling” that decision would simply be to protect human life.

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The Feds Are Forced to Release January 6th Surveillance Footage and Narratives Crumble — No surprise, but the Left won’t care. Does anyone think they’ll apologize for the false narratives of the last 8 months? They won’t even mention this. The damage is already done.

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Biden administration & lackey media: All “refugees” are thoroughly vetted, and only racist xenophobic haters would say otherwise!!

15 minutes later: Afghan Refugees Face Federal Charges After Trying To Rape Child, Strangle Woman In Wisconsin: DOJ

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But-but-but the mean Tweets! Once again, Trump is an immoral man who didn’t force his immorality on the populace. Biden is an immoral man joining forces with a sea of immoral Democrats forcing their immorality on the populace.

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Scientists have found evidence that a meteor strike “1,000 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima” obliterated the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorra 🤯 | Not the Bee — Archaeology is still the Bible’s best friend.

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Wow, 18 points in the final 1:09 to win the game. Never give up! Franco Harris is still famous for arguably the great play in NFL history because he didn’t give up on the play. These kids will have the same sense of satisfaction.

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Bad couple of years for the Prosperity Pimp Prophets. Wrong on Trump. Wrong on Covid (multiple times), including completely missing any predictions of a pandemic. Completely missed the Jan. 6 issue. Completely missed Afghanistan. What kind of fool still listens to these false prophets? Every day they make the cessasionist case stronger.

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Salvation Army going ‘woke’ with anti-racism document — I’m so disappointed to hear that they are teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT), which is racist poison based on a repeated lie that disparate outcomes must be due to racism. What convinced them to self-destruct like this? I sent them this email:

IHQ-ISJC@salvationarmy.org

Hi,

We’ve made donations to Salvation Army for many years and encouraged others to do the same.  But I’m stunned that you are promoting the racist Critical Race Theory training at https://www.salvationarmy.org/isjc/lets-talk-about-racism .  CRT is poison.  It trades on a lie, namely that disparate outcomes are always from racism.  You should know better!  Most societal ills occur because of the absence of fathers in the home.  That’s the root cause for prison, poverty, out-of-wedlock births, and more.  Would you please reconsider your support of this horrible project?

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The “Christian” Left makes up all sorts of reasons about what they think Jesus’ mission was, and they often think that everyone gets saved (or doesn’t even need to be saved). Of course, they don’t think He was the divine, incarnate Son of God, but that’s another issue with them. But one of the first passages of the first book of the New Testament tells what his main purpose was, and notes that only his people will be saved.

Matthew 1:20–21 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”

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Trump Reaffirms Lab Leak Theory, Ex-Intel Head Pushes Declassification — The lab leak theory was always the most obvious answer, but the Leftist politicians and media — including social media — immediately covered it up as thoroughly as the Chinese government did. Of course it was the lab leak. The issues are whether it was deliberate or accidental, and that the media covered up the truth.

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Just another creepy thing about Bill Gates. He is not a good man.

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Joy Reid Is … Right? Sort of, but not really. Yes, she had a point about the “Missing White Woman Syndrome,” but she wasn’t right for the reasons she thought it was about. She thinks it is racism against blacks, as if black lives don’t matter. But it is her Leftist media that embargos coverage about the rampant black-on-black crime in inner cities. Find a mirror, sweetheart, and start covering the Democrat-caused carnage any time you like. The Leftist media tells us that the Leftist media is biased. You should believe them.

And the Leftist media barely spent any time on George Floyd, so there’s that . . .

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Apparently there is nothing going on at the border that would interest the Leftist media and politicians. Oh, wait, there is some news about illegals getting whipped. Let’s talk a lot about that!! What? That was fake news? It was just reins that never hit another human being? Never mind. Don’t bother with retractions, but do stop talking about the border.

In nearly every other country in the world and throughout history, if you have a mass of people trying to invade they would expect to be met with violence.

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Politico Confirms Hunter Biden Laptop Emails For Liberals Who Refuse To Believe They’re Real — He’s been a crook for decades, but low-information voters only saw what the Leftist social media and media let them see.

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Biden Is Busing Haitian Immigrants from the Much-Watched Del Rio Bridge to Other Border Points, Which Are Not Being Filmed — And Then Releasing Them to Disappear Into America — They are just playing accounting games to pretend to be opposing open borders. But they are still importing illegals in huge numbers, then sending their votes, crime, Covid, and welfare entitlements to red states. It is treasn.

Remember how Obama lied to the country to impose de facto open borders?

He did this by getting his open borders allies to call him “The Deporter in Chief.” This was supposedly an insult. Actually, it was arranged cover. Obama wanted the public to think the open borders lobby was displeased with him, and that he was the “greatest deporter in American history.”

This was a lie. Obama was deporting fewer people than his predecessors. To make it look like he was deporting more, he did what he did with the “Jobs Created or Saved” numbers: He got the Democrat government bureaucracy to change the way they calculated the numbers deported.

Specifically, he had the bureaucracy count those merely intercepted at the border and turned away as “deported.” Those people had never before been considered “deported.” They were merely halted.

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I took the vaccine because I have a compromised immune system and thought it was worth the risk. I would never mandate it for others.

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BLM Is Threatening An ‘Uprising’ Against ‘Racist’ Vaccine Mandates — But-but-but I thought only white Trump supporters didn’t want to comply with the mandates to take vaccines that the Left warned us against in 2020!! Pass the popcorn.

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Late Night TV Elite Team Up to Push Cringe ‘Climate Night’ of Propaganda Disguised as Comedy — Do these insufferably hypocritical and unfunny people plan to start a war with China and India to make them reduce their emissions? Do they plan to reduce their own emissions?

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Back when SNL (and comedy in general) was funny. I think this was their best season. Haven’t watched for decades, as it turned into unfunny Leftist politics.

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I’m more of a dog person than a cat person, but this cat seems cool.

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This is such a beautiful passage about how God can work through our trials to help us love our neighbors. Just with my cancer diagnoses and treatments alone, we have had many dozens of opportunities to apply this.

2 Corinthians 1:3–5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.

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Tim Keller says that the Bible teaches that just by being white you are involved in injustice. What a ridiculous racist. These things do not improve race relations. They just make elite suck-ups like him feel better. Too bad he didn’t “put the quit in equity” and give up his job decades ago to a more deserving minority. Is he that uneducated not to realize that the #1 problem for minorities is the dramatically higher rate of fatherless homes, which leads to massive generational problems for men and women, including wildly disproportionate rates of out-of-wedlock sex, abortions, crimes, prison and more? And that the Left’s welfare policies are the key driver of that fatherlessness? Shame on these virtue signalers by making themselves look good to the world while shielding people from addressing the real problem.

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The only lesson here is not to listen to these people. Ever.

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Obesity is a killer and Covid is brutal to fat people, so why are we doing nothing to tackle this ticking time bomb? Answer: Because it is about control and politics, and health. It is the same reason we are importing and relocating tens of thousands of Covid-infested illegals.

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Texas Mom Goes Off On School Board Over ‘Anal Sex’ Book On Library Shelves — Good for her! I can’t believer parents put up with this.

“I do not want my children to learn about anal sex in middle school.” At that point, Ms. Bell’s microphone was turned off, but she kept going. “I’ve never had anal sex. I don’t want to have anal sex. I don’t want my kids having anal sex,” she continued. “I want you to start focusing on education and not public health.”

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You Can Ignore Mask Mandates If You’re “Having a Good Time” and/or “Feeling the Spirit,” San Francisco Mayor London Breed Proclaims — Remember, the elites long passed pretending to feel bad about their hypocrisy. Now they are in rubbing-it-in-our-faces mode. Also, see the Emmys. As always, the elites have nothing but contempt for those they claim to care about, and they have even more contempt for those who point out their phoniness.

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Project Veritas is one of the only journalistic outfits in America. There are so many lies from those who profit from this via investments or government control. I have direct knowledge of three people who got the virus despite being vaccinated. Good for brave people like this whistleblower! “This is evil at the highest level.”

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Keep your kids off social media, and be careful with your own use of it. Facebook knows they cause some teen suicides, gender dysphoria, and more. But these Leftists do it for profit.

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Athletic Aspirations Demand Child Sacrifice? — Creepy, but predictable. If you don’t let these women kill their children they won’t have as many sporting accomplishments!! Extra-hypocritical parts in bold.

I was on scholarship, I was just starting to succeed in my sport, and I didn’t want to take a year off. I decided to have an abortion. I wasn’t ready to be a mom [Blogger’s note: even though she already was one!], and having an abortion felt like I was given a second chance at life. I was able to take control of my future and refocus my priorities. I got better in school, I started training really hard, and that summer, I won my first national championship. My life would be drastically different if I had been pregnant and forced to sit that race out, because that race changed the course of my life. It opened up so many opportunities, and a year later, I made the Olympic team.

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This passage stopped me in my tracks the first time I read through the Bible. It explains so much. Atheists know that God exists. Yes, be charitable and share apologetic arguments with them along with the Bible, but do so with the confidence that deep down they know you are right, and remember that only God can make them spiritually alive. And be grateful that He made you spiritually alive and able to see his truth, because you and I would never have done so in our sinful flesh.

Romans 1:18–21 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

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Children’s BMI doubled during pandemic: shocking CDC study — Yikes. Those kids have infinitesimal chances of dying from Covid, but the lockdowns have made a lot of them overweight, and probably for life. If only the elites would count the cost. They never suffer the consequences of their bad decisions.

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When I was in kindergarten, my teacher looked like Barbara Bush, only she was even nicer. Truly iconic. But the teacher across the hall was gruff. We had a joint class one day, and the other teacher was trying to make the point that the sun was made of gas, so you couldn’t stand on it regardless of its temperature. She had apparently taught her class that. But every time she asked, “Why can’t you stand on the sun — but do not say it is because it is too hot,” some kid would eventually sheepishly answer, “Because it is too hot?” The teacher got madder and madder as she repeated the question and kept getting the same answer. Six-year old me knew enough to keep my mouth shut. I hope that in Heaven I’ll get to watch a replay of that.

All that to say that this video makes me think of her.

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You can all yourself Joey Joe Joe Jr. Shabadoo for all I care. I’ll respect your name. But don’t demand that I lie and affirm your delusions of being another gender, or no gender, or whatever. I will not refer to you by the wrong pronoun. I won’t threaten your employment and social standing by forcing you to lie, so you shouldn’t do the same to others.

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So You Married a Feminist — Some good advice. It is almost impossible not to have been tainted by the pervasiveness of feminism. Much of what passes for conservatism isn’t conserving biblical values, as it should, but conserving the Leftist thoughts of 10-20 years ago, on a rolling basis. So it feel like conservatism but is worldly. Example: See how many “evangelicals” have shifted to pro-gay positions. It isn’t like the Bible changed.

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Men on strike: the social changes that caused men to opt out of marriage — Things have changed a lot, and even more rapidly in recent years. The deck is completely stacked in favor of women. They zoomed past “equality” long ago: False rape charges without consequences, no-fault divorce, paternity fraud that the legal system refuses to correct, anti-male bias in schools and the workplace, and more. Men need to be very, very careful. And feminist men are the worst, as they exacerbate the problems. They shoot the real men in the back, thinking that the feminists will reward them for it.

In each of those cases, the man was found liable to pay child support – including the case of the 15-year-old boy, who was forced to pay child support to his statutory rapist when he turned 18. This is how the court system works, and more and more men are understanding the risks.

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LOL here’s a video called “Healthy Sermon Preparation” where Ed Litton tells you his secret for preparing sermons! I didn’t watch all of it, but I’m pretty sure he didn’t say, “Plagiarize, plagiarize, plagiarize!” What a fraud. Shocker: Comments are turned off. He does admit to how he “used to lie” about sermon prep time. He claims that he is creative. Indeed.

It’s not easy to consistently write a compelling message — week after week — in spite of everything else that’s going on. We spoke with Ed Litton, who has been a pastor at Redemption Church for 26 years, to learn his secrets for sustainable, dynamic preaching.