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Thursday, December 19, 2013

THE HOPE THAT MAKES CHRISTIANS UNCOMFORTABLE

THE BLESSED HOPE ELUDES MANY CHRISTIANS
By Danelle Carvell

One of the most controversial subjects among Christians is the rapture of the church. Christians seem confused and frightened by this subject. And some pastors don't teach the whole counsel of God's word, which would help relieve the fear and confusion. False teachings, weak sermons, and Christians who ignore the truth contribute to the confusion (2 Timothy 4:1-5).

The rapture is an event which was prophesied by the Apostle Paul. He gave a clear description of it in his letters to the Thessalonians and Corinthians. According to scripture, at some future time, believers will be snatched from the Earth in a fraction of a second and transported to Heaven. This event is controversial because some Christians don't believe in the rapture of the church. And many who do believe are not looking forward to what the Bible calls our “blessed hope” (Titus 2:13).

I discussed the rapture with two women who attend church regularly, and I expected both of them to be receptive to the topic, but they were not. The first woman said the rapture is “science fiction” and the second woman argued that we can't take the Bible literally because her pastor said we can't. And since he doesn't believe in the rapture, neither does she.

Those women should read God's word instead of only trusting the church pastor. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God...” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Why would God inspire the writing of a book that we can't take literally? Christians who don't believe in the rapture don't know the Bible:

John 14: 1-3
This passage contains the promise from Jesus that He will return to Earth for the believers and take them to Heaven.

1 Thess 4: 13-18
In this passage, the apostle Paul answers the question, “Do believers who have died miss out on the rapture?”

1 Thess 4: 16-18
In this passage, Paul spells out the chronological sequence of the rapture event and he concludes that the promise of the rapture should be a comfort to us.

We are supposed to find comfort in this promised event, yet many Christians are far from comfortable when discussing the rapture. You can almost see them squirm in their seats as they try to change the subject. “That's not a popular topic,”they argue. Christians who convey such an attitude about our blessed hope are a mystery to me.

Haven't they read 2 Timothy 9:7-8? Don't they know that the crown of righteousness awaits all who long for the Lord's soon return?

Haven't they read Luke 21:34-36, which instructs us to pray always that we may be accounted worthy to escape?

What exactly are we escaping from when the church is raptured? The same thing that Noah and Lot escaped from when God rescued them from an evil world that grew more and more evil. We learn from the accounts of Noah and Lot that God removes His people when danger is involved.

We live in a dangerous world. Nothing about planet earth is getting better. The danger only grows worse. More and more people are carrying guns to protect themselves from lawless thugs like those who are killing and injuring people on the streets as part of a game called the knockout game. Our society has sunk so low that people are now punching total strangers and catching it on camera for entertainment.

Our language is growing worse, our morals are declining, the rules of modesty and respect have vanished. Those who know what's really going on in the world and those who know God's word realize that we are living in a time that is similar to the days of Noah and Lot.

In Matthew 24, Jesus is asked, “What shall be the signs of your coming and of the end of the world?” Jesus then describes what the world will be like just before He returns to remove (rapture) those who have received Him as their savior. What Jesus describes in Matthew 24 is the same mess that describes our present world.

Have you noticed the increase in the number and severity of earthquakes? The bizarre animal deaths and sinkholes? Record-setting storms? Destructive tornadoes and tsunamis? The volcanoes all over the world that have lain dormant for centuries that are now erupting? Does the obvious decline of morality in people alarm you at all. Do you worry what this world will be like for your children?

At this point we are handing our children a 17 trillion dollar national debt that will be impossible to pay back. Millions of people have lost their health insurance under Obamacare. For others, their rates have quadrupled. Thousands of doctors are giving up their practices because they can't maintain their businesses under Obamacare. Thousands of volunteer fire departments face closure or financial hardship because Obamacare requires that volunteers be given full health coverage. And when 12 million illegal aliens become American citizens with a flick of Obama's pen, the fallout will be devastating.

Did you watch the House hearings that looked at Obama's growing dictatorial powers? Our own government leaders know we have a dictator in the White House, but the American people don't care. Obama is caught in one scandal after another and we yawn. Fast and Furious, Benghazi, and the scandals with the IRS, the Department of Justice and the NSA haven't woken anyone from their slumber. We swallowed the lie “If you like your health insurance, you can keep it.” Chalk that up as scandal number six.

The birth certificate scandal counts as seven. Obama claims he was born in Hawaii, but his wife has said that Kenya is his homeland. No one holds Obama accountable. Like Hitler, he does what he wants and no one questions him. So why is it so hard to believe that his Affordable Care Act allows for death panels to decide who gets healthcare and who doesn't?

Possibly bigger and more dangerous than Obamacare is the the Trans-Pacific Partnership. This brilliant idea will offer huge advantages to foreign businesses while putting American companies, especially small businesses at a disadvantage so severe that many won't be able to survive. This could pass early next year and it's an all-out assault on our national sovereignty as it unconstitutionally transfers legislative powers. One more crippling blow to America.

Obama has appointed hard core sharia law Muslims to key positions in Washington. If he condones the cruelty of sharia law and if he voted to deny care for babies who survive abortions, then what cruelty awaits the American people? He refuses to put his hand over his heart and say the pledge of allegiance. He refuses to wear an American flag pin. His actions display a hatred for America and we give him four more years.

This country is being destroyed by a dictator who glorifies Muslims but claims to be a Christian. He mocks the God of the Bible by his love for Islam. Muslims believe that anyone who doesn't worship Allah is an infidel who should be killed.

Why are Christians who hold home Bible studies being harassed? Everything related to Jesus Christ, the Holy Bible and the God who inspired it is being pushed out of sight and mind. Why do 100 million Christians face persecution every day? Why can't Phil Robertson quote scripture from the Holy Bible without being suspended from his show on A&E. This country has declared war on Christianity and in the process has denied Christians their constitutional right of free speech.

Why are we seeing a repression of Christian faith in the military? Freedom of religion is no longer one of the rights our soldiers are allowed to defend. The US Department of Defense has recently begun teaching seminars that list evangelical Christians and Catholics as subversive groups. US troops who express their Christian faith are being punished. Don't believe me? Take four minutes to watch “A Clear and Present Danger” on You Tube

We live in a totalitarian police state that monitors our every move. Cameras are watching us. Our phone conversations are recorded. A recent article in the Washington Post claims that the NSA is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cell phones around the world, enabling Big Brother to track your daily movement and map your relationships with others. You may think you have nothing to hide, but if Christians can be labeled as subversive, who's next?

Our education system is being destroyed by progressives who push their Common Core Curriculum. “Five Reasons the Common Core is Destroying Childhood” by Katie Hurley explains why. Or go to theblaze.com to view a complimentary clip titled, “David Barton Explains How Common Core Poses Serious Problems for The Future of The Republic.”

If these things continue to worsen, won't we be crying out to escape? Yet some Christians reading this might say I'm a doom and gloomer. They have no hope in anything beyond their lives on this earth. They don't know God's word and they don't want to hear anything that might disrupt their love of this world--tomorrow night's game, their dinner reservations, or the next episode of DWTS.

The first century church had a strong desire for the soon return of Jesus. I see no such yearning in our churches today. Scripture constantly warns us to watch for the Lord's coming and be ready (Luke 12: 35,40). By being ignorant of scripture and not looking forward to the Lord's return, Christians are fulfilling Peter's words in his second letter (2 Peter 3:1-10).

In closing, I have three questions for Christians who either don't believe in the rapture or are not looking forward to it:

Why aren't you looking forward to an event that is described in the Bible as our blessed hope?

What are you afraid of?

Do you love this crumbling, corrupt world so much that you couldn't let go of it if God calls you home?




Wednesday, July 17, 2013

LIKE NO TIME IN HISTORY: THE SIGNS THAT SHOULD ALARM YOU


This article is impossible for me not to post. It's just too good, even though I retired this blog. Please read it. You'll be amazed at all that's happening in the world that you didn't know about. Get your heart right with God, while you still can, Encourage those you love to do the same.
http://www.raptureready.com/soap/worline7.html

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Be A Victim: When Your Kid Is Being Attacked, Teachers Are Just Minutes Away

Be A Victim: When Your Kid Is Being Attacked, Teachers Are Just Minutes Away

Activist Post: Supreme Court approves warrantless DNA sampling, likens it to fingerprinting and photographing

Activist Post: Supreme Court approves warrantless DNA sampling, likens it to fingerprinting and photographing

Activist Post: An Open Letter to the Reluctant Prepper

Activist Post: An Open Letter to the Reluctant Prepper

Activist Post: When It Happens Again – Will You Be Prepared?

Activist Post: When It Happens Again – Will You Be Prepared?

Activist Post: Europe rejects GMO crops; kinder gentler America seeks labeling

Activist Post: Europe rejects GMO crops; kinder gentler America seeks labeling

Activist Post: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: School “Does Not Condone Heroics”

Activist Post: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: School “Does Not Condone Heroics”

Activist Post: Bradley Manning Court-Martial: Secrecy and Injustice on Trial

Activist Post: Bradley Manning Court-Martial: Secrecy and Injustice on Trial

BARBARIC PRACTICE NOW DONE IN AMERICA


The Muslims in America are not unique nor in any way different from Muslims in Africa or Saudi Arabia or anywhere else. It’s just the irrelevant (to them) matter of borders. And they’ve brought this barbarism inside our borders, where it is, predictably, increasing.
And it’s only gonna get worse.
We’ve already had their hijackings and beheadings on our shores. And, yet, America still sleeps. Why should we be surprised that FGM is now accepted here, too? Today, their daughters by force. Tomorrow, yours?

As U.S. Muslim Population Rises, So Does Female Genital Mutilation in America – Never Prosecuted

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/18-signs-that-massive-economic-problems-are-erupting-all-over-the-planet

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/18-signs-that-massive-economic-problems-are-erupting-all-over-the-planet

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Mathematical Proof for Christianity Is Irrefutable

The Mathematical Proof for Christianity Is Irrefutable

WHY GOOD TEACHERS MIGHT GIVE UP

http://personalliberty.com/2013/05/30/social-studies-teacher-teaches-constitution-gets-in-trouble-for-thwarting-busybodies/

Internet monitoring system to stalk social media users who question safety of vaccines

Internet monitoring system to stalk social media users who question safety of vaccines

Arsenic being intentionally added to conventional chicken

Arsenic being intentionally added to conventional chicken

WAKE UP! OUR FREEDOM IS DYING

"When Barack Obama says he wants to transform America, and he looks down his nose at people who “cling” to their guns and their Bible, he understands that the critical transition America has to make is to reject the Declaration, to reject that living, breathing document of the Constitution."
http://www.wnd.com/2013/06/wake-up-our-freedom-is-in-jeopardy/ 

CHUCK NORRIS EXPLAINS GMO AND WHY WE SHOULD SAY NO

http://www.wnd.com/2013/06/say-no-to-gmos-in-your-food/

Activist Post: 10 Ways to Starve a Multi-National GMO Conglomerate

Activist Post: 10 Ways to Starve a Multi-National GMO Conglomerate

Activist Post: A Beginner's Guide To Boycotting Monsanto

Activist Post: A Beginner's Guide To Boycotting Monsanto

VIDEO: Activist Post: Indoctrination System: Former Teacher Speaks Out, “Everything I loved about teaching is extinct.”

Activist Post: Indoctrination System: Former Teacher Speaks Out, “Everything I loved about teaching is extinct.”

Activist Post: The Dissolution of the West VIDEO

Activist Post: The Dissolution of the West

A CLOSER VICTORY

We're getting closer to the labeling of GMO foods. We have the right to know what we're eating. Monsanto is being exposed and rejected in other countries. Pray that the same thing happens here.

http://www.businessinsider.com/lobbying-and-gmo-giant-monsanto-buckles-in-europe-2013-6

MORE WAKE UP CALLS COMING IN JUNE

http://defendproclaimthefaith.org/blog/?p=4399

Saturday, June 1, 2013

MEAN GIRLS PAY A BIG PRICE

What is it about girls and women? They just can't seem to get along. It's no coincidence that the number one post on my blog is about women who can't get along. This is obviously a subject that many people can relate to. And I feel inspired to write about it once again because I've been witnessing the evidence a lot lately. 

I recently attended eighth grade recognition night at Halifax Middle School. Female students gave wonderful speeches about the memories they will one day look back on and the friendships that they cherish. The program was held on stage under a banner that read, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

The very next day during a field day event several girls displayed their true colors by being mean. They laughed, They made fun. They spewed their hatred with sarcastic remarks that were meant to humiliate and bring pain. 

The banner that those girls stood under the night before was made into a mockery. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Why is that such a difficult rule to live by? 

I've pondered this question many times in the past year and a half. I've watched women and girls take pleasure in making others feel inadequate. They just couldn't wait to point out the faults of another and they often preferred an audience while doing it. I've overheard conversations that were filled with envy toward others. Some of the incidences became so bad that I had to walk away from positions that I enjoyed. 

Our culture has become nothing more than a fiercely competitive playing field for girls and women. Years ago women supported and encouraged each other. Today they are taught to be mean, to compete, to be the best, and to walk on anyone who gets in their way.

I wrote a brief article titled, Mean Girls Need a Honey Lesson, which I posted on my blog a while back. It was about how women behave on the TV shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. I pointed out that on almost every season of the Bachelor, the girl who is chosen is the girl who doesn't badmouth the other girls because she chooses not to have a competitive attitude, The girl who is relaxed, calm and gently respectful of others is the girl that gets the guy. I can pick her out every time. 

The moral of that story is that there's a price for being mean. There's a price for thinking you're better than others. There's a price for treating people disrespectfully. There's a price for displaying envy and making cutting remarks. There's a price for thinking that every female that crosses your path is competition that needs to be brought down. 

God has a way of exposing competitive women and showing the world their true colors. He has a way of withholding blessing from girls and women who don't encourage each other. He has a way of bringing misery into the lives of those who choose to hate instead of love. 

God's word teaches us to honor people and he promises that things will go well in our lives if we do. But God's word also warns about the curses that will follow us when we are hateful and don't live according to his rules. Read the entire chapter of Deuteronomy 28 and you'll realize just how much you hurt yourself when you're hateful toward people. 

There's a payoff for being kind.  There's a curse for being cruel. That's the way the world works. So next time you're tempted to make that sassy remark or cut someone to the core, remember that you're not just hurting her, you're hurting yourself. By your own choice you're bringing curses into your life. Things will not go well with you if you choose to be a mean girl.

 

 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

NOTE FROM DANELLE


This blog is inactive until further notice.

BRAINWASHED TO BELIEVE THE SPIRIT REALM ISN'T REAL


Pray for America, guidance from the Holy Spirit and personal strength to cope and be strong in these last days of grace 
Joshua 1: 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be you dismayed; for the LORD your God is with you where ever so you go .... 

very much evilness and strange events are beginning to escalate and come on the world, from the unseen evil spirit realm.... 
 Luke 21: 11 And great earthquakes will be in various places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.... 
 Ephesians 6: 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places...

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/AMERICAN-MATRIX--MEMORIAL-DAY-AND-THE-PLANET-OF-THE-APES.html?soid=1102230244253&aid=_U_mTIypAw0

Science Proves Premarital Sex Rewires the Brain

Science Proves Premarital Sex Rewires the Brain

FOUNDER OF ADHD ADMITS DISEASE IS FICTITIOUS

http://dcclothesline.com/2013/05/25/father-of-adhd-admitted-in-final-interview-that-disease-was-fictitious/

Friday, May 24, 2013

HOW MUCH WILL WE TOLERATE?

It absolutely astounds me how tolerant people are about the government incursion into their daily lives. It has now been three years since the TSA was allowed to feel up strangers at the airport. And Obama has the power to arrest anyone for any reason in the name of terrorism. When you add the latest breach of trust, I just wonder what would cause the America people to say, “Now, you’ve gone too far.” Because the Bible warns that the last days will be a time of global dictatorship. My fear is that they will wait too long to become outraged.

http://www.raptureready.com/rap16.html

THE CORRAL IS GETTING SMALLER, BUT WHO NOTICES

http://www.survivalblog.com/2013/05/americas-sheeple-have-been-shifted-into-a-smaller-corral-with-no-commotion.html

Canadian Supreme Court Rules Biblical Speech Opposing Homosexual Behavior is a ‘Hate Crime’

Canadian Supreme Court Rules Biblical Speech Opposing Homosexual Behavior is a ‘Hate Crime’

Obamacare Preview: UK’s NHS Kills 24 Disabled People Weekly Via Rationed Care

Obamacare Preview: UK’s NHS Kills 24 Disabled People Weekly Via Rationed Care

Expert Tells Congress Unborn Babies Can Feel Pain Starting at 8 Weeks

Expert Tells Congress Unborn Babies Can Feel Pain Starting at 8 Weeks

Thursday, May 23, 2013

WATER CRISIS WORSE THAN REALIZED

http://endtimeheadlines.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/all-around-the-us-risks-of-a-water-crisis-are-much-bigger-than-people-realize/

We've Fallen a Long Way Since Truman's 'Buck Stops Here' Days | CNS News

We've Fallen a Long Way Since Truman's 'Buck Stops Here' Days | CNS News

CELLPHONES NOW SEEN AS WEAPONS

http://personalliberty.com/2013/05/23/drop-that-cellphone-or-ill-shoot/

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-colorado-river-the-high-plains-aquifer-and-the-entire-western-half-of-the-u-s-are-rapidly-drying-up

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-colorado-river-the-high-plains-aquifer-and-the-entire-western-half-of-the-u-s-are-rapidly-drying-up

Activist Post: 50 Things to Disappear During an Emergency

Activist Post: 50 Things to Disappear During an Emergency

Will The IRS Allow Us To Die Too?: ROOT For America

NBC News: "Stock Up On Canned Goods"

NBC News: "Stock Up On Canned Goods"

Quick Analysis of London Machete Terror Attack

Quick Analysis of London Machete Terror Attack

YOUR TAX DOLLARS WASTED

Taxpayers Spend $536,526 to Study Smoking Cessation for LGBT Community | CNS News

OKLAHOMA AFTERMATH

It's described as the worst tornado in the history of the planet, but it's unbelievable what's taking place now. People are being forced to leave the area where their homes once stood and they have nowhere to go. Some are walking down the interstate. Federal agencies that are supposed to help are doing nothing but take charge and push people away from the area. These people probably want to sift through their belongings to see what they can salvage. Even a photo that's intact would lift their spirits. But they are being pushed away from their own property. If this isn't proof of a tyrannical government, what is?  Please pray for the people affected by this disaster.
 http://youtu.be/MP2qvgQWKqU

Are We Entering The Worst Period For Natural Disasters In U.S. History?

Are We Entering The Worst Period For Natural Disasters In U.S. History?

Activist Post: Millions against Monsanto: Putting Words into Action

Activist Post: Millions against Monsanto: Putting Words into Action

Activist Post: Obama's War on Free Expression

Activist Post: Obama's War on Free Expression

WHAT TYRANNY LOOKS LIKE

http://youtu.be/Nl2qCc8tMxs

Activist Post: The Government Wants A Backdoor Into Your Online Communications

Activist Post: The Government Wants A Backdoor Into Your Online Communications

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Activist Post: The Government Theft of Retirement Accounts Has Begun

Activist Post: The Government Theft of Retirement Accounts Has Begun

THE GAY PARADE BEFORE THE STORM

http://defendproclaimthefaith.org/blog/?p=4341

AS IN THE DAYS OF LOT

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=14009

HAL LINDSEY REPORT 5/17

http://youtu.be/CrS8nHMHBh4

BEST MOIST CHOCOLATE CAKE

http://www.foodess.com/2011/03/moist-chocolate-cake/

Always Learning: Our Purpose In Life

Always Learning: Our Purpose In Life: It is to glorify God.  This is what I have always heard.  What exactly does that look like?  I know the greatest commands God gave us w...

I'M NO ANGEL: Why I deleted my Facebook. My struggle for attenti...

I'M NO ANGEL: Why I deleted my Facebook. My struggle for attenti...: My struggle with facebook... I want to share with you a very real and destructive struggle I used to have. This struggle of mine lasted fo...

Pursuing Heart: Caramel Banana Ice Cream Pie

Pursuing Heart: Caramel Banana Ice Cream Pie: I love anything caramel, and I love vanilla ice cream. So this recipe is definitely a keeper for me! And perfect for spring, and Mother&#...

Pursuing Heart: Saucy Pork Chops

Pursuing Heart: Saucy Pork Chops: I made this recipe a week or so ago ... I love how the pork chops turn out so moist and tender. One of my favorite recipes for pork chops. A...

Half of Americans want impeachment

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/high-crimes-half-of-americans-want-obama-impeached-including-democrats_05202013

I AM...Sasha Fierce


The transformation of Beyonce into Sasha is nothing to wink at. It is a testimony to the reality of the spiritual war being fought for the souls of men.
I AM...Sasha Fierce

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

OKLAHOMA TORNADO: ARE WE BEING WARNED?

Below is part of my post, But There Is Hope. I wrote it in July almost three years ago. I predicted we would see more natural disasters and we have. You can read the entire post under the Popular Posts list on the right side of my blog..

...To me it feels like America is circling the drain. How can we expect to escape God's judgment when we've turned our back on Israel and we have no fear of God. We've redefined God's meaning of marriage and family. Everyone does what is right in their own eyes. America is exactly as described in 2 Timothy: "...in the last days, perilous times will come. Men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God."

America has rejected God and the rules for living that the Bible teaches. As a result, God has removed His sovereign hand of protection from this nation. I believe we will see more natural disasters occur in the coming months and years. When I first saw video footage of the oil spill taken from the air, the oil wasn't black as I expected. It actually looked red. Seeing that made me think of this scripture in Revelation:"Then the second angel sounded and something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood. And a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed." Only God knows if the oil that's still spewing from the ocean floor is a warning about that prophetic judgment described in Revelation. God typically employs escalating judgments to prompt repentance.

No one can argue that disasters are escalating. According to the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, we've seen a 400% increase in natural disasters. Since the 1940's, natural disasters including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, and cyclones have increased dramatically and continue to occur more frequently (from between 0-50 per year in the 1940's to about 300-400 disasters per year in current times). This brings to mind another scripture. In Matthew when the disciples asked Jesus, "What will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?" Jesus answered, "You will hear of wars and rumors of wars...nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places."

According to the Drudge Report 2010 quake sheet, 18 quakes shook seven different areas of the world today. The largest (a 6.5) occurred in Chile. We don't hear about all these earthquakes. We only hear about the big ones. I was shocked to discover how many earthquakes occur daily. They are increasing in both frequency and intensity. As for famines, a child dies from starvation every 30 seconds. And with all the turmoil in the Middle East, we hear rumors of wars every day...


Click on the link below for a first-hand look at the devastation in Oklahoma.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2328000/Oklahoma-tornado-2013-7-children-drowned-Plaza-Towers-Elementary-school-Moore.html
THERE IS STILL HOPE
Compiled by Jim Carvell  
(2 Chronicles 7:13-15)
King James Version (KJV)
13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.


IS GOD , JEHOVAH , TRYING TO GET AMERICA'S ATTENTION?  ARE WE BEING WARNED?
(AMOS 3: 6 - 7  KJV )  
Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it?
Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.


 The Call of Lady Wisdom

(PROVERBS 1 : 20 - 33  Lexham English Bible)  

20 Wisdom calls out in the streets,
    in the squares she raises her voice.
21 On a busy corner[l] she cries out,
    at the entrances of the gates in the city, she speaks her sayings:
22 How long,[m] O simple ones, will you love simplicity?
    And how long will scoffers delight in their scoffing,
    and fools hate knowledge?
23 May you turn to my argument![n]
    Behold, I shall pour out my spirit upon you;
    I will make my words known to you.
24 Because I called out and you refused me,
    I stretched out my hand, yet there is none who heeds.
25 You have ignored all my counsel,
    and my reproof you are not willing to accept.
26 I will also laugh at your calamity (destruction of a nation);[o]
    I will mock when panic[p] comes upon you.
27 When your panic comes like a storm (Heb- show , devastation, ruin, or waste of land),
    and your calamity arrives like a whirlwind (Heb- cuwphah(su fa) , root word is to snatch or carry away, as in storm-wind),
    when distress and anguish come upon you,
28 then they will call[q] me, but I will not answer;
    they will seek me diligently but not find me.
29 Since they hated knowledge,
    and did not choose the fear of Yahweh,
30 they were not willing to accept my counsel,
    they despised all my reproof.
31 They shall eat from the fruit of their way,
    and they shall be filled with their own schemes,
32 for the waywardness of the simple ones will kill them,
    and the complacency of fools will destroy them.
33 Whoever listens to me will dwell in security
    and rest securely[r] from dread and disaster.”

SEEK AND PRAISE YAHWEH, JEHOVAH, THE MESSIAH ,THAT HE MAY HEAL OUR LAND 

 





Sunday, May 19, 2013

SUNSHINE, WISTERIA AND FREE TICKETS

                                                                                   
It's been a while since I offered a giveaway on this blog, so while I'm on break, now is a good time. I will send two free 2013 tickets to Hershey Gardens in Hershey, PA to the first person to answer the following question correctly. HersheyGardens.org

Q.  Two women were tempted by a newspaper ad offering sunshine and wisteria in what movie?

Leave a comment on my blog with your answer and a way I can contact you if you win. I'd love to hear about the good time you had. That would be the perfect thank you. 

Stop and smell the flowers,
Danelle

Saturday, May 11, 2013

THE END OF THE GODLY MOTHER

I'm still on break, but I wanted to post an article for Mother's Day. We live in a culture that attacks women who live according to God's word. If you dress modestly, you're a prude. If you have a gentle, quiet spirit you're shy and unambitious. To be a homemaker means being laughed at. The work that wives and mothers do is not valued in today's world.

Godly women are demeaned constantly for the way they choose to live. In this culture only thin, beautiful, scantily clad money makers are worth anything. We even criticize mothers for wanting to stay home and care for their children. Our culture tells women to love money more. Not even the church is commited to protecting the roles of godly mothers. This is why they are a dying breed.
 The Ignorant Fishermen Blog: The End of the Godly Mother

Friday, May 10, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

"During the next major regional war in the Middle East we will likely see death on a scale that is unprecedented. It won't be like the wars of 1967 or 1973. It will likely be a fight to the death where nothing is held back. You see, the truth is that most Americans have no idea what is really going on in the Middle East. "

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/what-would-war-between-israel-and-syria-do-to-the-already-fragile-global-economy 

THE REAL BENGHAZI STORY

http://www.infowars.com/the-real-benghazi-story-us-op-to-arm-al-qaeda-in-syria/

SOUTH CAROLINA MAKES OBAMACARE A CRIME

All I can say to this is, "Go SC!"  I hope more states follow suit. Government-managed health care is unconstitutional. period! end of story! There's nothing more to say about it.
 http://savingourfuture.com/2013/05/south-carolina-house-passes-bill-making-obamacare-implementation-a-crime/

IT'S TIME TO UNDERSTAND WHAT'S HAPPENING

http://youtu.be/MT03lYTnAMY

GM SHEEP GLOW IN THE DARK

http://youtu.be/KFSlmb45QtU

11 Reasons Why The Federal Reserve Should Be Abolished - BlackListedNews.com

11 Reasons Why The Federal Reserve Should Be Abolished - BlackListedNews.com

March Against Monsanto – May 25, 2013

March Against Monsanto – May 25, 2013

Activist Post: Death by Prescription Drugs Is A Growing Problem

Activist Post: Death by Prescription Drugs Is A Growing Problem

BUREAUCRACY OUT OF CONTROL

This is an instance of bureaucracy out of control. All this new law does is create a whole new raft of EU civil servants being paid to move mountains of papers round all day, while interfering with the right of people to grow what they want, and charging fees for the use of plants that were domesticated and bred by the public over thousands of years of small-scale agriculture. 

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/05/all-about-new-eu-seed-law.html#more 

Activist Post: Will the U.S. violate its own laws by arming rebels in Syria?

Activist Post: Will the U.S. violate its own laws by arming rebels in Syria?

Activist Post: 29 Shocking Facts That Prove That College Education In America Is A Giant Money Making Scam

Activist Post: 29 Shocking Facts That Prove That College Education In America Is A Giant Money Making Scam

DISASTER WAITING, WORSE THAN AIDS

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/worse-than-aids-sex-superbug-called-disaster-waiting-to-happen/

MIDDLE EAST OUT OF CONTROL

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/gerald-celente-middle-east-out-of-control-world-waiting-for-a-flashpoint-to-world-war-iii/

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

LOST OPPORTUNITIES

http://www.shepherdpress.com/facebook-an-opportunity-lost/

WHAT SAYS LOVE TO YOU, TO HIM

http://time-warp-wife.blogspot.com/2013/05/what-says-love-in-your-marriage.html

SIX WAYS FOR MOMS TO SAVE

http://www.thebettermom.com/2012/04/six-ways-moms-can-contribute-to-their-familys-finances-and-a-giveaway/

WORLD | Me, myself, and my selfie | Caroline Leal | April 30, 2013

WORLD | Me, myself, and my selfie | Caroline Leal | April 30, 2013

WORLD | Rear admiral vows to continue sharing faith | J.C. Derrick | May 2, 2013

WORLD | Rear admiral vows to continue sharing faith | J.C. Derrick | May 2, 2013

Message From God Found Hidden Inside DNA Sequence

Message From God Found Hidden Inside DNA Sequence

ARE YOU USING ALL THAT'S AVAILABLE TO YOU?

http://youtu.be/iLG9WVSm_ec

WORLD WAR III MIGHT HAVE STARTED

http://defendproclaimthefaith.org/blog/?p=4298

BACKLOG ON GUN ORDERS HITS 2 MILLION

Backlog on Gun Orders Hits 2 Million 04/30/13 How many guns can the American people absorb? There seems to be no end to the arming, and now the Americans are like a huge massive militia. If a strong politician steps forward, who the people can rally around, it is very possible that a massive armed resistance can fast be formed. This is very volatile with Obama demonizing huge sections of the population, the economy in shambles and Obama also pitting the American people against each other.

HOW WICKED THE WORLD IS GETTING

"Tim Tebow is being passed around like a bad penny, because the open confession of his Christian faith makes the establishment uncomfortable. They don’t care if he could carry them all the way to the Super Bowl. They reject him because the light in him stings their darkened souls."

May 6, 2013
Pray Boy No, Gay Boy Yes 
from the Rapture Ready blog
www.raptureready.com
 
It is absolutely stunning how quickly the moral foundation of our nation has been eroding away. Sometimes I have to wonder if the prophet Isaiah was being prophetic about our timeframe when he wrote, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20)
A week ago, two people in the sports world made news. One was a football player who was rejected because of his strong Christian confession and the other was a gay basketball player who was praised for simply declaring his sexual preference.
The football star was Tim Tebow, who has gotten under the skin of the liberal media and other atheist groups, making himself the “poster boy” for Christianity. Tebow accomplished this task by praying on the field after a win, putting Bible verses on his eye black during games, and starring in an anti-abortion ad during the Super Bowl.
I knew when Tebow moved from Colorado to the New York Jets it would end in disaster. The left-coast press did everything they could to attack him. I remember a bunch of Salem witches casting spells on Tim Tebow to ensure he would lose the big game.
The New York Jets couldn’t have hated Tim Tebow more. They dumped him on the first Monday after the NFL draft, knowing that other teams’ rosters would be filled. The chance Tebow will find another job in the league is bleak. Their action would make sense if Tebow had an arrest record or showed up late for meetings or cost the Jets the playoffs with a bad interception. The Jets barely using him in a waste of a season─he appeared in just 77 offensive plays.
What makes the hatred of Tebow all the more hard to understand is how good he has been for the business side of football. The public has had an overwhelmingly positive view of a God-fearing quarterback. In one poll, Tebow was voted the favorite active pro-athlete. He has generated huge ratings. When he played for the Broncos, one game had the highest-rated NFL wildcard game since 1988. Tebow’s famous eighty-yard touchdown pass on the first play of overtime resulted in a record 9,420 tweets per second. According to Twitter, it was the most frenzied response for any sporting event.
Tim Tebow is being passed around like a bad penny, because the open confession of his Christian faith makes the establishment uncomfortable. They don’t care if he could carry them all the way to the Super Bowl. They reject him because the light in him stings their darkened souls.
The same day Tebow was being sunned, Jason Collins became the first-ever openly gay man in a major American team sport. In a first-person article posted on the Sports Illustrated website, Collins said, “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.” Collins was predictably showered with praise:
The head of the NBA said he was proud of Collins.
Former president Bill Clinton congratulated him.
President Obama called to congratulate him.
First lady Michelle Obama tweeted her support for Collins. “So proud of you, Jason Collins! This is a huge step forward for our country. We’ve got your back!”
There were a few people who chose to rain on Collins’ coming out parade. Ben Shapiro, editor-at-large for Breitbart.com got flack for saying: “So Jason Collins is a hero because he’s gay? Our standard for heroism has dropped quite a bit since Normandy.”
ESPN’s Chris Broussard had pro-gay groups asking for his head when he said homosexuality constitutes “open rebellion to God.” During a Monday episode of “Outside the Lines” he said:
Personally, I don’t believe that you can live an openly homosexual lifestyle, or an openly premarital sex between heterosexuals ... if you’re openly living that kind of lifestyle, then the Bible says you know them by their fruits. It says that’s a sin and if you’re openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be, not just homosexuality, [but] adultery, fornication, premarital sex, whatever it may be, I believe that’s walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ. So I would not characterize that person as a Christian, because I don’t think the Bible would characterize him as a Christian.
There is no doubt in my mind that we have reached the point where sin produces a type illogical insanity. Anyone who thinks someone who has sex with his same gender is preferred over someone who prays on the field needs to be fitted with one of those white jackets that buckles in the back.
If you are someone who realizes how wicked the world is getting, there is still hope for you. Society may be doomed to suffer God’s wrath, but you can escape by seeking the grace that can only come from the blood of Jesus.
“Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool” (Isaiah 1:18-19).
 

DEMONSTRATION OF RIGHTS OR BAD IDEA?

http://news.yahoo.com/second-amendment-test-horrible-idea-activist-calls-armed-000047028.html

SWARMAGEDDON IS HERE

http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/6660/20130506/massive-17-year-cicada-swarm-arrived-east-coast-swarmageddon-here.htm

THE DANGER IS REAL, PRAY FOR OUR LEADERS

"Our country and the west in general is in real danger. We must obey the Bible and pray for our leaders, especially this president." - Hal Lindsey

http://youtu.be/sHFBpoVS_sE

EVERY CALL YOU MAKE, I'LL BE WATCHING YOU

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=13913

Sunday, May 5, 2013

HOW DARE YOU! THIS IS AMERICA

 Here is a true American and she is braver and tougher than all of Washington DC put together......
 http://youtu.be/FKhQU9f1bgw

Saturday, May 4, 2013

LET SOMEONE ELSE SHINE

This is a great list to take the time to read. Every day I wish I could go back and say or do something in a more humble manner. Humility is difficult. But it makes the world a better place.
 http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/3nTmzt/:1_FR.dZK2:TbijpI!x/learnthis.ca/2011/01/50-ways-to-be-more-humble-and-to-act-humbly/

FOR YOUR BUCKET LIST

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2kom5a/:19OzAr9JP:SD+!7.7+/www.99traveltips.com/travel-tips/top-places-to-visit-before-you-die-part-ii/

IF YOU LOVE TURQUOISE, CHECK THIS OUT

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/168DtD/:pYuVs2Y2:SD+!7.7+/www.houseofturquoise.com/2013/04/mykonos-panormos-villas-fun-news.html/

MAKING BOWS FROM MAGAZINES

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2kdxPn/:1ar3HOd.n:SD+!7.7+/www.thriftyfun.com/tf67285000.tip.html/

10 HABITS OF CHARISMATIC PEOPLE

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/9ByeAb/:18.vdKB_Y:QxMDXiK6/www.inc.com/jeff-haden/10-habits-of-remarkably-charismatic-people.html/

Friday, May 3, 2013

God Bless Planned Parenthood? : Freedom Outpost (with video)

Sorry Obama, but the God of the Holy Bible will never bless the murder of babies. Are you talking about another God perhaps? 

God Bless Planned Parenthood? : Freedom Outpost

Activist Post: They Are Murdering Small Business: The Percentage Of Self-Employed Americans Is At A Record Low


"A person who seeks to help others create their own successful businesses and generate abundant profits for themselves and their employees is practicing empowerment and is therefore GOOD. But a person who seeks to destroy entrepreneurship, suppress innovation, punish small businesses and burden private sector job creation with onerous taxes and regulation is practicing control and is therefore EVIL." - Mike Adams

Activist Post: They Are Murdering Small Business: The Percentage Of Self-Employed Americans Is At A Record Low

Activist Post: Scientists Developing New Autism Vaccine Ignoring Likely Cause, Pushing Pharma’s Agenda

Here we have yet another example of just how desperate governments and the pharmaceutical industries are to protect the vaccination schedule. Instead of admitting that vaccinations are not only damaging the health of our children and that vaccines are totally ineffective at controlling diseases, governments get together with scientists to cash in on children’s suffering and develop yet another useless vaccine to cure the symptoms caused by the original vaccine.

Activist Post: Scientists Developing New Autism Vaccine Ignoring Likely Cause, Pushing Pharma’s Agenda

Activist Post: Splenda (Sucralose) Found To Have Diabetes-Promoting Effects

Activist Post: Splenda (Sucralose) Found To Have Diabetes-Promoting Effects

Activist Post: Robobee Officially Takes Flight: Robotic Pollinators to Replace Dying Bees

Activist Post: Robobee Officially Takes Flight: Robotic Pollinators to Replace Dying Bees

Activist Post: 35 Reasons You Should Never Be Without Vinegar

Activist Post: 35 Reasons You Should Never Be Without Vinegar

WILL WE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM?

http://youtu.be/P9GXu0fmNtQ

CLEAR WARNING SIGNS (WATCH VIDEO)

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-05-02/ron-paul-jim-rogers-government-theyll-use-force-and-intimidation

Thursday, May 2, 2013

MILITARY SAYS YES TO HOMOSEXUALITY BUT CAN'T TOLERATE JESUS ANYMORE

This video says a lot about the evil direction our government and military is headed toward. Our constitution gives us the freedom to speak freely and that includes speaking freely about Jesus. But evil wants to shut our mouths and evil is winning. Why aren't our pastors warning those who sit in the pews every Sunday about this? Pastors should be ashamed of themselves for their silence on this subject.
 http://youtu.be/VMsG7vwBz5Y

SNITCH ON YOUR NEIGHBOR FOR SPEAKING FREELY

http://www.infowars.com/floridians-encouraged-to-report-neighbors-who-hate-government/

The Link Between Alzheimer's Disease and Popcorn Flavoring

The Link Between Alzheimer's Disease and Popcorn Flavoring

WAR ON CHRISTIANITY


"I do not know if this can be stopped with the military. Are they going to make sharing the gospel a criminal offense? This is no longer America but we can start calling it “Soviet America.” What will the nation be like a mere three years from now? How far are we willing to let the Hard Left destroy our freedoms? This is a war in our midst." -  John McTernan
http://defendproclaimthefaith.org/blog/?p=4280

Apr 29, 2013
From the "Rapture Ready" blog
www.raptureready.com 

Real Terror Threatening America
The recent massive police action in Boston has caused many people to assess what are the true dangers that we face. The same time that 10,000 law enforcement officials where looking for the second bombing suspect, eleven more people were murdered in other cities. In the past twenty years 3,300 people have been killed by terrorism in America, with most of those deaths related to the 9/11 attacks. During the same period nearly one million people have died from violent crime.
Many of our nations largest cities are rotting from the inside out. Blogger, Michael Snyder of the site, “The Economic Collapse” has been one of the best online trackers of the social and economic decline of urban America. Here are twelve examples he sited from a much longer list:
1. According to The New York Times there are now approximately 70,000 abandoned buildings in Detroit.
2. Back during the housing bubble, an acre of land in downtown Phoenix, Arizona sold for about $90 a square foot. Today, an acre in downtown Phoenix sells for about $9 a square foot.
3. The number of murders in Chicago last year was roughly equivalent to the number of murders in the entire country of Japan during 2012.
4. The city of Baltimore is already facing unfunded liabilities of more than 3.2 billion dollars, but the city government continues to pile up more debt as if it was going out of style. USA Today, the “share of jobs located in or near a downtown declined in 91 of the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas” between 2000 and 2010.
6. There are more than 85,000 streetlights in Detroit, but thieves have stripped so much copper wiring out of the lights that more than half of them are not working.
7. It has been estimated that there are more than 1,000 homeless people living in the massive network of flood tunnels under the city of Las Vegas.
8. If you can believe it, more than 11,000 homes, cars and businesses were burglarized in Oakland during 2012. That breaks down to approximately 33 burglaries a day.
9. The murder rate in Flint, Michigan is higher than the murder rate in Baghdad.
10. If New Orleans were considered to be a separate nation, it would have the second highest murder rate on the entire planet.
11. According to the Justice Department’s, National Drug Intelligence Center, Mexican drug cartels were actively operating in 50 different U.S. cities in 2006. By 2010, that number had skyrocketed to 1,286.
12. Back in 2007, the number of New York City residents on food stamps was about one million. It is now being projected that the number of New York City residents on food stamps will pass the two million mark this summer.
Once upon a time, Detroit was one of the greatest cities in the entire world. The city was once so wealthy from manufacturing; its splendor made it a Mecca for tourism. Today, Detroit has become a tourist stop for all the wrong reasons. Here is a sad excerpt from an article in The New York Times:
“But in Detroit, the tours go on, in an unofficial capacity. One afternoon at the ruins of the 3.5-million-square-foot Packard Plant, I ran into a family from Paris. The daughter said she read about the building in “Lonely Planet.” Her father had a camcorder hanging around his neck. Another time, while conducting my own tour for a guest, a group of German college students drove up. When queried as to the appeal of Detroit, one of them gleefully exclaimed, “I came to see the end of the world!”
The key problem with Detroit and other cities is a collapse in the moral fabric of our nation. The welfare state has enslaved a huge portion of our population into a life of dependency. The number of Americans on food stamps and disability has climbed steadily over the past several years. We now have over a 100 million Americans enrolled in at least one welfare program run by the federal government.
State and local governments have become addicted to federal welfare money. For cash-strapped Florida, increasing food-stamp enrollment is seen as a key means of economic growth, bringing almost $6 billion each year into the state. Florida and other states have hired agents to find and enroll people into these programs. Many of them have monthly quotas that they need to meet.
The question that has crossed my mind many times is, “What will happen to these welfare dependant cites when the money runs out?” Detroit is already at the point where people are calling it a war zone. There would total chaos if half the people in the city suddenly lost their government handouts.
There is no doubt in my mind that the breakdown of the debt-based monetary system would force governments around the world to declare martial law. What we just witnessed in Boston would be the perfect template.
The occurrence of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture will only makes matter worse. Since believers are part of the financial backbone of America, our sudden removal would destroy what remains of the economy. Because the negative consequences of being left behind are so high, I ask everyone with any doubt to rethink where you stand with God.
“Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man” (Luke 21:36).
--Todd

YOUTH WANT WEALTH WITHOUT WORK

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/10032665/Young-desire-wealth-but-dont-want-to-earn-it.html

NO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN THE MILITARY

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=13866

THE FOURTH SEAL: A PALE HORSE

The next pandemic? The Spanish Flu Influenza killed 50 to 100 million people in the 1918 outbreak and it only had a mortality rate of 2%. H7N9 arrives with a mortality rate of 20%. Scientists are already calling the virus one of the most lethal ever seen. The consequences for the human race of human-to-human transmission and further mutations of the virus are ‘unthinkable.’
One day this will happen  ( Revelation 6: 7-8) 
And when he opened the fourth seal,  I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.  And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given onto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword (war), and with hunger (food shortages and famines), and with death, and with the beast of the earth. (PESTILENCE AND PLAGUES FROM ANIMALS
Put your faith and trust in The Lord Jesus , not this world, shift your heart and thinking towards Jesus ...  Man has no ability to cope with or correct the massive catastrophes coming onto the world eventually  ..... Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven will be shaken. (Luke 21:26)
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around about them that fear him, an delivers them. (Psalm 34: 6-7) 
  World’s leading virologist warns of potential human-to-human transmission of H7N9
The next pandemic? The Spanish Flu Influenza killed 50 to 100 million people in the 1918 outbreak and it only had a mortality rate of 2%. H7N9 arrives with a mortality rate of 20%. Scientists are already calling the virus one of the most lethal ever seen. The consequences for the human race of human-to-human transmission and further mutations of the virus are ‘unthinkable.’
April 29, 2013 CHINAThere is no evidence that the deadly H7N9 bird flu has yet spread between humans in China but health authorities must be ready for the virus to mutate at any time, a top US virologist has warned. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said officials in China had studied more than 1,000 close contacts of confirmed cases and not found any evidence of human-to-human transmission. “That is powerful evidence because if you had a thousand contacts with someone with the flu you would be pretty sure some of them would have been infected,” Fauci said in an interview with AFP. Nevertheless, Fauci cautioned that authorities needed to be ready for the possibility of the virus mutating and spreading between humans. “It’s unpredictable as are all the influenza. One of the things we need to be concerned about is this might gain the capability of going human-to-human which up to this point has not happened and is somewhat encouraging news,” Fauci said. “But we still need to be very prepared for the eventuality of that happening.” Researchers are already developing a diagnostic test to identify H7N9, along with a vaccine, with clinical trials due in July or August. “Work is under way on making a diagnostic test to be able to pick it up quickly,” Fauci said. “We have already started on an early development of a vaccine as we did with H5N1 years ago… Hopefully, we will never have to use it.” More than 110 people in mainland China have been confirmed to be infected with H7N9, with 23 deaths, since Beijing announced on March 31 that the virus had been found in humans. Most of the cases have been located in eastern China, although Taiwan has reported one case. Another case has been found in southern China, while Chinese officials confirmed a further outbreak in the central province of Hunan. Chinese authorities have identified poultry as the source of the virus and have confirmed that patients became sick from contact with infected live fowl. A visiting team from the World Health Organization, which wrapped up a week-long visit to China on Wednesday, said there had been no human-to-human transmission but warned H7N9 was “one of the most lethal” influenza viruses ever seen. Fauci praised Beijing for its handling of the current crisis, contrasting it to the response of the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in 2002-2003, when China stood accused of covering-up the scale of the crisis. “It was not the case with SARS in 2003 but the transparency has been excellent,” Fauci said. “I am quite satisfied with the Chinese response.” Fauci likened the current H7N9 strain of bird flu “in some respects” to the H5N1 bird flu strain of several years ago. “The similarities are that it is fundamentally a chicken or bird flu that jumps from chicken to humans and is quite severe when it infects humans,” he said. However, Fauci added: “The difference between H7N9 and H5N1, is that H5N1 kills chickens very rapidly so it is easy to identify where the infected flocks of chickens are. H7N9 doesn’t make the chicken sick, so it has been difficult to pinpoint where the infected chickens are.” There have been 566 confirmed cases of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, which killed 332 people in the world — a mortality rate of 58 percent, compared to 20 percent for the H7N9 bird flu strain. The H1N1 “swine flu” pandemic in 2009, which appeared in Mexico at the same time of year as the H7N9, eventually infected 60 million people throughout the world and killed more than 12,000. The 1918 Spanish flu, which has been called one of the deadliest plagues in human history (killing 5% of the world’s population), had a mortality rate of only two percent. –France 24

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

BE A "FIRST OF MAY"




Tomorrow is the first of May. I recently watched a movie on Roku with that title. It was about a lonely boy and an old woman who run away together and join the circus. The term "First of May" is an old carnival term used to describe a novice performer (clown) in his first season on a circus show. I guess May was a popular month to join the circus.

If I wanted to join the circus, I wouldn't have to run away. There's plenty of circus right here. We have a few clowns in our family. My husband was voted class clown in high school. And my daughter recently received the same title from her eighth grade classmates. I can be humorous at times too. Clever comebacks are my favorite way to be funny. 

My husband walks around the house making strange sounds. He'll jump in front of me and pull the elastic waistband of his sweat pants up to his chest. Then he'll stand there with his arms tight at his side, palms turned up. And he'll say nothing. He'll just stand there with a stupid grin and dazed eyes, looking around the room with a sense of wonder.  He's done this hundreds of times since I've known him and it never stops being funny. 

Just like her dad, my daughter loves to make random goofy faces. You never know when one is coming. It could be at the dinner table while passing the peas or when our eyes first meet in the morning. I don't think she realizes how much I love her goofiness. I got her on video delivering a silly rant about how much she likes boiled eggs. She was probably about seven years old. We don't know what happened to that hilarious footage, but we still talk about it.

My son loves comedy too. He often entertains us with the latest funny videos he found online. He'll put his laptop on the table and share what he came across that cracked him up that week. A few days ago he pulled into our driveway on a racy red motorcycle. He had the matching helmet and jacket to complete the cool look. I peeked out the door to see who this stranger was. When he pulled the helmet off, I said, "What the heck?"  He gave me a sneaky grin and said, "I thought I'd give you one more thing to worry about."

I'm grateful for humor and the people in my life that make me laugh. We take so much for granted. We don't treasure the joy that humor can bring to our mundane daily lives. Not until writing this have I realized how lucky I am to have people around me who appreciate humor and love to make others laugh. To honor the clowns in my life, I'm challenging you to do something funny on the first of May. Make someone laugh. Be a "First of May" for a day.

P.S. The movie was very enjoyable, and if you're wondering about the Roku, here's more info about a great way to save money on TV entertainment.
http://www.roku.com/why-its-cool

NO CURE FOR THE CANCER DESTROYING AMERICA

Schiff says that, despite “phony” signs of an economic recovery, the cancer destroying America stems from a lethal concoction of our $16 trillion federal debt and the Fed’s never ending money printing.
http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/the-crisis-is-imminent-when-the-real-crash-comes-it-will-be-worse-than-the-great-depression_04302013 

IT'S FUN TO BE PRESIDENT




http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/04/28/REPORT-Obama-Spent-Twice-As-Much-Time-On-Vacation-Golf-As-On-Economy

SELF-ABSORBED AND ANSWERS TO NO ONE

"Unfortunately, this president’s acts of high handedness and self-absorption have been accumulating in the past several months at a blistering pace."
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=13853 

UNMISTAKEABLE SIGNS

http://defendproclaimthefaith.org/blog/?p=4260

SLOWLY BEING CONDITIONED

"Jay-Z, Beyonce and a whole bunch of other prominent artists are seducing our kids into the occult and they are making the New World Order appear to be hip, trendy and cool.  When our young people use the same symbols or flash the same hand signs as their favorite artists, most of them are not even aware of what they are doing.  But they are slowly being conditioned to accept the values and the belief systems behind those symbols and hand signs."
http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/the-jay-z-illuminati-conspiracy-are-beyonce-and-jay-z-seducing-our-kids-into-the-occult 

Activist Post: What Is TPP? It's the Biggest Global Threat to the Internet Since ACTA

Activist Post: What Is TPP? It's the Biggest Global Threat to the Internet Since ACTA

Obama's Blessing of Planned Parenthood 'Outrageous,' ACLJ Asserts

This is one reason why God has taken his hand of blessing off our nation. Our President can look evil right in the face and say, "God Bless You." And I say, "God help us."

Obama's Blessing of Planned Parenthood 'Outrageous,' ACLJ Asserts

GOOD OR EVIL, HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE

"A person who seeks to teach others how to garden and thereby grow their own food is practicing empowerment and is therefore GOOD. But a person who seeks to place other people on government food stamps and thereby make them dependent on government for their food is practicing control and is inherently EVIL.

A school that teaches students to think for themselves and engage in critical, skeptical thinking about the world around them is practicing empowerment and is therefore GOOD. But a school that teaches students blind obedience to institutional authority while denying them the liberty to think for themselves is practicing control and is therefore EVIL.

A person who seeks to help others create their own successful businesses and generate abundant profits for themselves and their employees is practicing empowerment and is therefore GOOD. But a person who seeks to destroy entrepreneurship, suppress innovation, punish small businesses and burden private sector job creation with onerous taxes and regulation is practicing control and is therefore EVIL.

A person who seeks to teach others how to protect themselves against violent crime through the intelligent, ethical use of weapons for self defense is practicing empowerment and is therefore GOOD. But a person who seeks to strip away from everyone else their right to self defense, placing them in the position of defenseless victimization, is practicing control and is therefore EVIL.

A city mayor who seeks to teach his constituents the principles of nutrition and food choice so that they might make better decisions about their diet and health is practicing empowerment and is therefore GOOD. But a city mayor who demands blind obedience to his selective agenda of banning large sodas or other junk food items is practicing control and is therefore EVIL. (Bloomberg, anyone?)"

PRAYER GOES GLOBAL

http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/prayer-for-america-goes-global/?cat_orig=world

NATIONAL DAY OF FASTING AND PRAYER

 
 The PA House of Representatives, led by Rep. Rick Saccone, designated today as a day of prayer and fasting; the same request President Lincoln made 150 years ago.

"It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon, and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord."
http://www.pafamily.org/day2prayresources.php