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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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.

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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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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?  

Other things

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.

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I love this passage. Peter is wondering about when he will die relative to when John will, and Jesus sets him straight. That’s good advice for all of us: Just follow Jesus! We don’t need to know what He will do with other people, or why things have played out as they have. It also points to Jesus’ divinity, as He is the one who determines how long we will live.

John 21:22 Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!”

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Leftists would jump to the firing squad option if they could. Remember, their #1 goal in life is to be able to kill their own children up to their first breath, for any reason or for no reason. Nothing they do should surprise you.

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You aren’t allowed to ask questions. Just give up your freedoms and hate the people the media tell you to hate.

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Op-Ed: An Open Letter to Christians Using Preferred Pronouns — I agree. If you meet someone for the first time, then I think you are stuck using the preferred name they give you. And there are all sorts of odd and unisex names out there. But you don’t use pronouns when talking directly to someone, so it isn’t a politeness issue anyway. But it is lying and caving in to bullying to deliberately use the wrong pronouns. Don’t be cowards. I’ll get fired before I put my pronouns in a work email or whatever — although I’d be tempted to say they are XY/XY/XY, as in XY chromosomes.

If the winner of the 1976 Men’s Decathlon is a female, then Karen Carpenter was fat. If you truly love your neighbors you won’t indulge their delusions and/or perversions — and you certainly won’t force others to indulge them or tell kids they may not “really” be boys or girls.

In short, to declare your own gender is to attempt a coup d’etat of Heaven, to overthrow God, and to sit on his throne as the Creator and the dispenser of genders. Might the Lord cast you down like the civilization of Babel and scatter you like its haughty descendants (Genesis 11:9)

When you use someone’s “preferred gender pronoun that corresponds with their expressed gender identity” you are bearing false witness against them (Exodus 20:16). We are not to lie about our neighbors, and even the wicked and/or mentally or spiritually ill are our neighbors (Luke 10:25-37). If you were suffering from a mental or spiritual malady that gave you delusions or self-deceptions, you would not want people to reinforce it, but free you from it. Ergo, to use ‘preferred pronouns’ is not loving your neighbor as yourself (Mark 12:31). It is mean-spirited and unloving.

Furthermore, to lie about someone’s pronoun is not only to bear false witness against your neighbor, but it is to bear false witness against God. God made them male or female, and you lie about the King of Glory and the work of his hands. If someone were to say that heavens declare the glory of Satan and the stars show his handiwork, they would be blaspheming God. And because God makes gender, to imply an individual gets to make their own gender by using their preferred pronouns, is blaspheming God.

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Abortionists Are Leaving Texas; DOJ Fails in Attempt to Get Heartbeat Law Blocked — Good news! We need more states to put saw laws into place as we aim at total abolition.

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Classic feminism. She changed the 2nd title to the 3rd title when she realized she had said the quiet part out loud. So she liked the catcalls all along, and fake-complained about it to bolster her feminist credibility. Duly noted.

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I think there is an unfortunate chapter break between Luke 20 and 21. I used to think that the widow’s mite passage was an encouragement to give more, but a sermon by John MacArthur disabused me of that. The context is how the scribes are bad, including devouring widows’ houses. Then it shows how a widow gives all she had to live on. We should give generously, of course (2 Cor. 9), but the notion that we would daily give all we have to live on is absurd. It would be irresponsible to do that. And the next passage is about how the temple will be coming down soon anyway.

Luke 20:46–47 “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

Luke 21:1–4 Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

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Molech-worshiping ghouls update: Google Bans Pro-Life Ads That Promote ‘Abortion Pill Reversal Treatment’

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The Soviets were as bad or worse than the Nazis, but we didn’t learn about it until much later, and not in as much detail. They were evil to their own people as well. Anyone thinking we shouldn’t have guns should watch this until they come to their senses.

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School Board Approves Book Which Encourages Students to Write About Their Dirtiest Sexual Experiences and Drink Alcohol; Mayor Tells Schoolboard: Resign Or You Will be Criminally Charged — I grew up near Hudson and knew people who lived there. It would have been labeled a “conservative” district. Get your kids out of government schools. This is 100% indoctrination into Leftist perversions and 0% on how to read, write, and do math and science. You know, things that will actually help in their lives and careers.

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States Where A Third Of People Are Obese Nearly Double In Two Years — Basic economics – which everyone should know and understand to be capable at basic living — teaches that everything has trade-offs. The Covid fear p*rn is a perfect example of not considering the downsides of locking people in their homes for over a year.

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Dems Propose Bill To Give IRS Access To Your Bank Transactions If Your Balance Is Over $600 — But Trump was a Fascist.

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FAA Imposes No-Fly Zone for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flying Over Texas Bridge Packed With Over 10,000 Illegal Aliens — Using their power to suppress the truth? Check. The complicit media covering for them? Check. Another 10,000 illegals streaming in with drugs, diseases, and more to take the jobs of low-income citizens, suppress the wages of remaining jobs, soak up taxpayer-funded benefits, and more? Check. Brought to you by the Left — including the “Christian” Left.

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Alabama Pastrixes Dress up As ‘Handmaids’ to Protest Texas Anti-abortion Law — No surprise that those Molech-worshiping ghouls are Methodists.

“As people of faith we believe in reproductive justice.”

Reproductive justice is when you don’t kill children who have already been reproduced.

“@firstchurchbirmingham Women are people too. “

On earth, children are people, too — regardless of location.

“I would hope nobody would ever find themselves in need of an abortion.”

  1. 99%+ don’t need to pay someone to crush and dismember their children. They want to.
  2. If abortion doesn’t kill children, then why would you hope no one needs one?

“And I will listen to the pain and the struggle and the hopes of those women.”

Try caring about the pain of the children as they struggle not to have their skulls crushed and limbs ripped off.

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Last Week The Libs Mocked Florida Treatment, This Week The White House Withholds It Because ‘Equity’ — The Feds actively trying to harm red states by withholding drugs and sending massive amounts of illegals to them. Very Constitutional.

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A couple great passages that should make the “Christian” Left wake up. They don’t know the scriptures (or they know them and deny them) and they don’t know the power of God. And despite claiming to hold to the “red letters,” they are ashamed of his words 24×7. They think He is a bigot because of his views on sex and marriage.

Mark 12:24 Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God?”

Mark 8:36–38 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

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I want men to stop giving money to Only Fans women — Guys who support OF and such are pathetic. Cut off the demand for that nonsense and the supply will diminish. Both genders are at fault here. I read an awful story about a boy getting teased mercilessly at school because his mom was on OF and refused to stop. She made money and it made her feel good. Sick. That kid will probably harm himself.

Dating apps have rapidly and dramatically altered the landscape for the worse. 80-90% of women will only consider 10-20% of guys. The top guys know this and are unlikely to ever commit, especially when “sleeping down” with the lower-value women. Yet those women are “alpha widows,” thinking that they should be able to get a top guy (by the world’s definition) to commit. It won’t happen. These women have convinced themselves that guys won’t (and shouldn’t) care about their notch counts, but that is a fantasy. No self-respecting guy wants a woman who has had s3x with dozens or hundreds of guys and now wants to settle with him — probably temporarily — for some beta bucks.

And the women generally have rigid standards (e.g., 6′ tall, 6 figure income, etc.), some of which a guy can’t control. Yet the women freak out when men have simple standards (tat-free, debt-free virgins). Despite what feminism has told women, most men don’t care if you have a successful career.

The women will cry and ask “where have all the good men gone?” The answer, as always, is that they are where the women left them: In the Friend Zone.

Of course, I believe in repentance, forgiveness, and redemption. But behaviors have consequences. The world has been lying to men and women in increasingly ridiculous ways, and if you believe those lies you will experience harm.

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“Peril” Book From Woodward Shows Milley’s Alleged Treason — He should be in jail, or worse. Not only for going around Trump to China, but for wussifying the military and treating ordinary citizens as enemies. Oh, and epically botching Afghanistan.

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This dog. Don’t miss the part just before the 3:00 mark.

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NBA Won’t Force Vaccine on Elite Athletes, But Staff Will be Mandated to Get the Jab — Because of course there are two tiers, just like the Met gala where AOC and the elites were unmasked but the hired help had to be masked (and almost certainly vaxxed). It is bad enough if they are vaxxed and demand that you do it as well because it might help them, but when they demand that others be vaxxed but not themselves then it is a new level of hypocrisy.

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Video and Transcript! Ed Litton Paints Himself as Martyr During SWBTS Service, Lies Even More — Litton beclowned himself long ago, and digs deeper by making up new lies and pretending that he’s the victim. His reputation is irredeemable now, even if he repents of his serial plagiarism and lying, which he won’t. But he continues to make his supporters look more and more foolish. He’s dragging a lot of people down with him, and they deserve it.

And here is in 2012 plagiarizing Tim Keller nearly word-for-word. So he’s been doing this for at least nine years. There are probably many other examples, but Litton is still hiding them.

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Demonic Mutilation — When I see extreme tats or piercings, I immediately think the person has little impulse control (i.e., never date or marry someone like that, and you probably shouldn’t hire them, either) and that they desperately crave attention. It is like wearing a sign that says, “I’m begging you to look at me!”

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I’ve been blessed with a great marriage, but the rules have changed dramatically over the years. Even if men marry they should be better informed of the risks. No-fault divorce can ruin a guy’s life and keep him from his kids. Divorces are initiated by women 80% of the time, and the figure goes to 90% if the women are college-educated.

Every 16 year old boy should be taken on a field trip to family court to sit in on some divorce proceedings so they know what happens to the 50% of men who go through the divorce machine. Rich Cooper

And here’s a cautionary tale about dating or marrying single mothers still raising children: The Single-Again Male: The Blended Family Thrill Ride (short version: don’t!)


I enjoyed Pastor Timothy’s take on colonization and Churchill’s biography. I stole this meme from his post. For some reason, WordPress isn’t letting me insert the link to his post, so here it is: https://timothyjhammons.com/2021/09/12/the-evils-of-colonization/


Transgender fighter Alana McLaughlin wins MMA debut — Translation: Man pretending to be a woman beats up a woman for fun and profit. Leftists cheer for some reason. Brought to you by the Left — including the “Christian” Left — who pretend this is a good thing.


Serial Inseminator Arrested in Knoxville — If the government didn’t promise to take your money to give to these women, then you wouldn’t have guys with 20+ children by many different mothers. The generational and societal carnage from this irresponsibility is incalculable. And the irresponsibility is with the mothers and the fathers, as well as the citizens and officials that make these entitlements possible.


MSNBC Host Claims COVID Is Like A 9/11 Death Toll “Every Two Days” — That Molech-worshiping ghoul is confusing Covid with abortion, the latter of which kills 3,000 human beings per day in the U.S.


There are plenty of male wolves, but it does seem the % of women’s books and such that are false approaches 100%.


Normies Get a Lesson in How the Mainstream Media Works After Nicki Minaj’s Vaccine Comments — I love how Minaj responded to their lies about a black woman. This is typical of what many Leftists — including Biden and Harris — said before the election. And now they are shocked — shocked, I say! — that anyone would have doubts about it.

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Bonus: Here’s a montage of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Andrew Cuomo saying not so long ago that you shouldn’t trust the feds, the FDA, and the vaccine | Not the Bee


Democrats: The ‘Free Money’ Party — What a surprise, the superfluous government program led to tens of billions of dollars in fraud!

The PPP program was targeted for billions of dollars in fraud. One estimate is that 15% of the loans, about $76 billion, were fraudulent. Hundreds of people have already been charged, but as Jenny Sugar, assistant U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, recently said, “I think that we are going to be investigating these cases for years to come. “But we’re likely just scratching the surface. I think there’s going to be a lot more fraud uncovered as before.”


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Most of the time it does pay to overlook insults. Note how it is your glory to overlook offenses.

Proverbs 19:11 Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

Proverbs 26:2 Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, a curse that is causeless does not alight.


White Leftist Woman Wearing a Gorilla Mask Throws an Egg at Larry Elder; Race-Crime Obsessed Media Refuses to Even Mention the Race-Crime — So predictable, yet still outrageous hypocrisy. Be sure to share this on social media so that your woke friends see it. Do they really care about antiracism or do they just cave to Leftist peer pressure?


Why are young men underperforming in education, career and finances?

A new study of nearly 6,000 elementary school children has found that boys are discriminated against beginning in kindergarten. Christopher Cornwell, an economics professor at the University of Georgia, says that ”gender disparities in teacher grades start early and uniformly favor girls.”


So many fake churches! The “Christian” Left is nothing but God-mocking, God-hating poison. Glad he eventually found a sound one.


The Watchman’s Bagpipes: Muslims vs Christians in Politics — One of the more Satanic twists of history is how Muslims became the most-favored religion in the West post-9/11 while Christianity declined in favor. Yeah, we’re so dangerous that we might build a hospital for you while politely telling you how to be rescued from an eternity in Hell.

A study published in January 2021 found, for example, that 13 Christians are killed for their faith every day around the world; 12 are illegally arrested or imprisoned; 5 are abducted, and 12 churches or other Christian buildings are attacked daily. Overall, 340 million Christians “suffer very high or extreme levels” of persecution—meaning they are harassed, beaten, raped, imprisoned, and/or slaughtered on sight.

The study also relayed another interesting fact: of the 50 worst persecuting nations, 39 were Muslim—meaning that nearly 80 percent of the persecution that hundreds of millions of Christians around the world experience is being committed by Muslims.


Great points about giving.


In Fascist Move, Biden To Force Vaccine Mandates On Private Companies — This is insanity and true fascism, but of course the ANTIFA crowd loves it. They don’t have Trump to hate any longer, so they have to channel their hatred somewhere. And of course, this covers businesses but not teachers, postal workers, welfare recipients, or the illegals they’ve invited over the border to send around the country to red states.


Rolling Stone wrote a 100% false story on hospitals being overrun with ivermectin overdoses and even though it went viral social media has not made them take it down | Not the Bee — Not that we needed more examples of the hypocrisy and inconsistency of social media, but this one goes in the Hall of Fame.


Survey: 50% of ‘Theological Born-Again Christians’ Say Holy Spirit is ‘Just a Symbol’ — Churches need to get back to the basics. Even self-identified Christians with the most accurate set of beliefs still held these views:

The Ugly:

• 25% say there is no absolute moral truth
• 33% believe in karma
• 39% contend that the Holy Spirit is not a real, living being but is merely a symbol of God’s power,
presence, or purity
• 42% believe that having faith matters more than which faith you pursue.
• 52% argue that people are basically good

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Even when the rebels know their punishment is from God, they still lash out at him rather than giving him glory and accepting his mercy and grace. That would be me if He hadn’t made me spiritually alive.

Revelation 16:9 They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.

John 3:8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”


Marx and Engels were lazy, shiftless, irresponsible, immoral, and hypocritical men with catastrophically bad ideas. Pretty sure they don’t teach this in schools.


FYI – I upgraded the site to remove ads, so let me know if you are still seeing them. I went to the site on an iPad that wasn’t logged into WordPress and saw the ads. How annoying! Hopefully that makes it more pleasant to read.


Oscars diversity rules: Progress or patronizing? — Of course it is patronizing, and counterproductive as well — just as other “affirmative action” laws are. Now the minorities who were legitimately good will always wonder if they just got a participation award, and the awards themselves will be devalued in the eyes of the public (not that I care about Oscar winners . . . I avoid Hollywood completely).


Video: Rand Paul Calls For “Five Years In Jail” For Fauci Lying To Congress – Given how much damage he’s done to the world and what a hypocritical liar he’s been, five years isn’t enough. To top it off, note how MSNBC and CNN don’t even think it is an issue.

Meanwhile, Fauci appeared on both MSNBC and CNN, with neither network even bothering to ask a single question about the new report detailing how Fauci funded the Chinese research and then lied about it.


AR-15s Are Why Leftists Can’t Commit Taliban Atrocities Here — If the events of the last couple years have taught us anything, it is about the importance of gun rights. Countries like Australia shifted to authoritarian states so quickly, but that would have been less likely had they not confiscated guns years ago.


EXCLUSIVE: Ohio State Paid ‘White Fragility’ Author $12K For Zoom Talk — I’ve never understood why conservatives would give a cent to their alma maters, even if it is for their favorite sportsball teams. They may have fond memories of school and sports, and they are welcome to spend their money as they like. But giving money to Leftist institutions to support players who most likely hate you and your ideals, and who aren’t going to be students in the traditional sense, seems like a waste — and especially so when the schools hate you 24×7. And I’m pretty sure those donations aren’t laying up treasures in Heaven. A guy from our alma mater used to take me to lunch regularly to try to get me to donate. I’d visit with him and share the Gospel, but I kept telling him there was no way I’d ever donate. He finally gave up.


Biden Hates Federalism. Suing Texas Over Abortion — But but but the Evangelical Pro-lifers for Biden told me this would never happen because “Catholic” Joe Biden would listen to them.


The Wokefication of World Vision: Jesus Learned ‘Cultural Intelligence’ and ‘Intercultural Development’ From Samaritan Woman — Yikes. World Vision was a good organization a couple decades ago, but wokeness has destroyed them. It takes a lot of discernment to find ministries that are cost-efficient and effective.

Even Jesus, in the gospel of John chapter 4, when he went to Samaria, even though he’s Lord and Savior, he’s truly God and truly human, without sin, he sits at the well and looks up as a learner. Like a servant to the Samaritan woman.“


Justin Peters Talks SBC Prez. Ed Litton ‘It Makes You Wonder about the State of his Soul, Honestly’ — Justin is great. I love how he doesn’t pull any punches when talking about this wolf.

What Ed Litton is doing is not preaching, it’s acting. I mean, you can write a sermon and give the manuscript to some wino living under a bridge and as long as he’s literate, I mean you could give him a shower, clean him up, put some nice clothes on him, hand him the manuscript and have him walk up in the pulpit and he can do just as good a job as what Ed Litton has done.

I mean this is acting. It’s not preaching, it’s acting. And he is lying every Sunday, every single Sunday that he has gotten up and plagiarized these sermons. He is looking his congregation right in the eye and he’s lying to them. Every time he does it, he’s lying to them. And he’s supposed to be shepherding them.

You know, he can talk all day long about how much he loves his church. No, he doesn’t.You don’t routinely and deliberately lie to people that you love. He’s lying to them. He’s not qualified. He needs to step down. He doesn’t need to be behind the pulpit, he needs to be in front of the pulpit.

And that may sound strong but I’m adamant- he is completely disqualified from being a pastor. It makes you wonder about the state of his soul, honestly.


Heretical Woman Claims White Folk Adopt Black Babies so They Can ‘Enslave’ & ‘Abuse’ Them — We know a secular Leftist couple who are stridently pro-abortion, yet they did adopt two black children and have done a surprisingly good job of raising them (on secular terms). It never seems to occur to them that on their views it would have been just as moral for the birth mothers to have crushed and dismembered the children they love. Maybe the kids will figure it out one day. I hope the parents see how Leftists have thrown them under the bus and said that they are still racists. Maybe they’ll reconsider their bizarre views.