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Friday, May 30, 2014

6 truths about pornography

6 truths about pornography

Activist Post: ‘Smart’ Meter Spying Finally Admitted #news

Activist Post: ‘Smart’ Meter Spying Finally Admitted #news

This Is What Happens When Young Men Are Taught That Scoring With Women Is The Ultimate Goal In Life

This Is What Happens When Young Men Are Taught That Scoring With Women Is The Ultimate Goal In Life

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/dust-in-the-wind-dust-bowl-conditions-have-returned-to-kansas-oklahoma-and-north-texas

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/dust-in-the-wind-dust-bowl-conditions-have-returned-to-kansas-oklahoma-and-north-texas

PERFECTLY PERVERTED AT SCHOOL:Hal Lindsey Report: 5-23-14

PLAYTIME'S OVER



"Because it’s been 2000 + years since the ‘last days’ began, those of us who burn with the need to shout out warnings sometimes look like idiots. I’m just being honest here. We write fervent messages warning that Jesus is just about to snatch us home, yet time ticks on and on. I sometimes feel like the little boy who was always crying ‘wolf!’ After a while, people tune you out.

But things are much different today than they were when I started calling out warnings in 2007... Folks, if you take a moment to reflect on the greased slide towards hell this world has taken since 2007, you’ll see how far we’ve come and exactly where the minute hand is on the prophetic clock. Midnight is chiming now!



http://www.raptureready.com/soap2/wasson133.html

Sunday, May 25, 2014

How to Fake Your Own Buttermilk (a cheat)



Good article for bakers. I freeze leftover buttermilk in ice cube trays so it doesn't go to waste when I only need one cup. I put the frozen cubes in a ziploc bag. Buttermilk is usually sold by the quart and I've many times wasted the leftovers until I realized I could freeze the stuff. Also, if you don't have buttermilk on hand, there are several ways to make it at home with ingredients you do have.



How to Fake Your Own Buttermilk (a cheat)

10 First Aid Skills Every Parent Should Know

10 First Aid Skills Every Parent Should Know

DARK CLOUDS ON THE HORIZON

http://thoughtsfromfrankandfern.blogspot.com/2014/05/dark-clouds-on-horizon.html#comment-form

The Thrifty Housewife: Easy Homemade Yogurt In a Crockpot

I've been wanting to try homemade yogurt, because we devour yogurt like oxygen around here. Here's a recipe from a good blog I came across today.



The Thrifty Housewife: Easy Homemade Yogurt In a Crockpot: Making home made dairy products may seem intimidating at first but I can tell you most are so easy its worth it.  Probably the best thing to...

AMERICA IN TROUBLE, LOSING OUR FREEDOMS FAST (with video)

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 http://beforeitsnews.com/u-s-politics/2014/05/our-nightmares-have-arrived-america-is-in-big-trouble-2-2470028.html

If the grid fails, will you die?

If the grid fails, will you die?

Activist Post: The Robots Are Coming, And They Are Replacing Warehouse Workers And Fast Food Employees #news

Activist Post: The Robots Are Coming, And They Are Replacing Warehouse Workers And Fast Food Employees #news

Japan Begins Purposely Dumping 100s Of Tons Of Radioactive Water From Fukushima Into The Pacific

Japan Begins Purposely Dumping 100s Of Tons Of Radioactive Water From Fukushima Into The Pacific

I'm Not Sure I'll Ever Drink Coke Again

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=22154

Friday, May 23, 2014

Activist Post: The Future Of Socialized Healthcare: “There Is No Better Predictor Than The VA System” #news

Activist Post: The Future Of Socialized Healthcare: “There Is No Better Predictor Than The VA System” #news

Former Abortion Clinic Owner: We Pushed Sex Ed on Kids to Create a Market for Abortion

Former Abortion Clinic Owner: We Pushed Sex Ed on Kids to Create a Market for Abortion

Death Panels: Sarah Palin was Right, Again | Truth Revolt

Death Panels: Sarah Palin was Right, Again | Truth Revolt

Mass Fish Deaths: Millions Have Been Found Dead All Over The World In The Past Month

Mass Fish Deaths: Millions Have Been Found Dead All Over The World In The Past Month

Hagmann & Hagmann - 16 May 2014 - Paul McGuire - Satanic Black Mass.

Creatures from the deep signal major Earth Changes: Is anyone paying attention? -- Earth Changes -- Sott.net

Creatures from the deep signal major Earth Changes: Is anyone paying attention? -- Earth Changes -- Sott.net: http://www.sott.net/article/279515-Creatures-From-The-Deep-Signal-Major-Earth-Changes-Is-Anyone-Paying-Attention

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Activist Post: Genetic Engineers Agree: GMOs Neither Safe Nor Necessary #news

Activist Post: Genetic Engineers Agree: GMOs Neither Safe Nor Necessary #news

Activist Post: Mass Fish Deaths: Millions Have Been Found Dead All Over The World In The Past Month #news

Activist Post: Mass Fish Deaths: Millions Have Been Found Dead All Over The World In The Past Month #news

Activist Post: 31 Ways Turmeric Protects Against The Post-Industrial 'Chemical Apocalypse' #news

Activist Post: 31 Ways Turmeric Protects Against The Post-Industrial 'Chemical Apocalypse' #news

16 Reasons Why the United States is Going to Hell in a Handbasket

16 Reasons Why the United States is Going to Hell in a Handbasket

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/who-needs-the-united-states-not-russia-and-china

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/who-needs-the-united-states-not-russia-and-china

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/27-huge-red-flags-for-the-u-s-economy

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/27-huge-red-flags-for-the-u-s-economy

Something Is Going On - Strange Weather Around The World 2014

THE ROOT CANAL COVER-UP


You definitely want to read this if you have a root canal.

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=21908

Sunday, May 18, 2014

FEEDING THE HOMELESS NOW A CRIME IN AMERICA

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-05-16/feeding-homeless-crime-increasingly-more-us-cities

CHRISTIANS IN GRAVE DANGER IN AMERICA

http://defendproclaimthefaith.org/blog/?p=24890

COMMON CORE TEACHES LIES TO YOUR CHILDREN

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=21611

Collecting rainwater now illegal in many states as Big Government claims ownership over our water - NaturalNews.com

Collecting rainwater now illegal in many states as Big Government claims ownership over our water - NaturalNews.com

Foods that fight inflammation - here's what really works - NaturalNews.com

Foods that fight inflammation - here's what really works - NaturalNews.com

Chronic inflammation solved? Gluten-free diet works miracles for many - NaturalNews.com

Chronic inflammation solved? Gluten-free diet works miracles for many - NaturalNews.com

USDA goes paramilitary: Organic certifier buying submachine guns with night sites, 30-round magazines - NaturalNews.com

USDA goes paramilitary: Organic certifier buying submachine guns with night sites, 30-round magazines - NaturalNews.com

Extensive cell phone use can triple brain cancer risk - NaturalNews.com

Extensive cell phone use can triple brain cancer risk - NaturalNews.com

Marine mammals mysteriously dying in record numbers along West Coast - NaturalNews.com

Marine mammals mysteriously dying in record numbers along West Coast - NaturalNews.com

Friday, May 16, 2014

How Five American Companies Control What You Think

How Five American Companies Control What You Think

OPERATION AMERICAN SPRING THIS WEEKEND LIVE STREAM

As of 4:30 today, no major news network had any information about this major event happening in DC today. This should prove to you that you don't get the whole truth from mainstream media. If you want the truth, you have to search in alternative places. 

http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2014/05/oas-live-stream-operation-american-spring-live-stream-right-here-right-now-2957332.html

Activist Post: The Meat Crisis Is Here: Price Of Shrimp Up 61% – 7 Million Pigs Dead – Beef At All-Time High #news

Activist Post: The Meat Crisis Is Here: Price Of Shrimp Up 61% – 7 Million Pigs Dead – Beef At All-Time High #news

Activist Post: Are Russia and China About To Announce The End Of The US Dollar Era? #news

Activist Post: Are Russia and China About To Announce The End Of The US Dollar Era? #news

Which Foods Are Best for Managing Stress?

Which Foods Are Best for Managing Stress?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A TRUE FRIEND IS HARD TO FIND



I recently had my first commentary published in our local newspaper. I thought I'd share it with my blog followers. This is the original essay before it was edited. 

By Danelle Carvell


I have yet to surpass 100 friends on Facebook. The number of friends some people acquire amazes me, but it doesn't really impress me. In today's culture a true friend is hard to find.

Although Facebook friends can be true friends, most of my friends on Facebook are people I rarely see.
I can't have the same relationship with a Facebook friend that I have with a friend whom I see in person. I can't know a friend's heart through a computer.

Time, presence, and depth of discussion determine different types of friendships. I have friends, best friends, and Facebook friends. Meaningful, heartfelt discussion nourishes true friendship, but I rarely have those discussions on Facebook.

Also, there's a certain human touch that's missing on Facebook because ironically there's no face-to- face conversation. Without hearing tone of voice or seeing body language and facial expressions, I can't really know that person's intentions. That's why comments are easily misunderstood on Facebook.

A good laugh, a good recipe and good things to know can be found daily on Facebook. It's a great place for business owners to advertise and for people to share events, news and what's happening in people's lives. It's an entertaining, informative place.

But Facebook isn't always a friendly place. I've seen heated disputes develop on the home page for all to read. On Facebook we can lecture people without being in their presence. We say things that we wouldn't say to them in person. When I received what felt like a lecture, I deleted a friend from my list.

So many questions go unanswered on social networking sites. Can I trust this person? Does she have my best interests at heart or does she just want to know my business? Is she dependable? Would she help me if I needed help? The Facebook friendship is too casual to expect those answers.

But true friendship has no uncertainties. I feel safe to be myself without judgment or criticism. My true friends stand by me in good times and bad. They're willing to sacrifice their own wants to nurture our friendship. They're unselfish givers who are patient, kind, humble, and protective.

Friends have come and gone in my life. As I get older, as I experience and learn more, I continue to raise the bar on friendship. Some of the friends I had twenty years ago wouldn't be my friends today. But everything I expect from a friend is something I would offer to her. I've learned that true friendship requires certain essential ingredients:

Trust I can't share the details of my life with someone I don't trust. I've had friends who only pretended to be friends until I discovered that they weren't trustworthy. Trust is the foundation of true friendship. It can only be earned by consistent displays of loyalty over time.

Listening Some people seem incapable of listening. Their lives are filled with distractions. While I'm talking, she'll answer her cell phone. Or she'll cut me off mid-sentence as if I have nothing important to say. Listening makes people feel important.

Validation Feeling important is at the heart of what I want from a friend. I want someone who makes me a priority. I want someone in my corner who's cheering me on. A true friend always validates the friendship with positive words and actions.

Communication No friendship can last without good communication. I want my friends to tell me if I hurt them. They should be secure in our friendship and able to express their feelings without fear or hesitation. Misunderstandings and hurt feelings are often a result of not talking about it.

Know when to say nothing We simply can't blurt out everything that crosses our minds. Yet some people do, and they claim that they're just being honest. But blatant honesty isn't always the best choice when it comes to friendship.

Encourage, don't lecture I remember the hurt I felt after one friend's suggestion that I “get a backbone” and another friend's harsh advice about a habit I should change. I felt like a child being scolded by a parent. Encouragement motivates people. Lectures feel like spankings.

Be careful with advice Unrequested advice can feel like a lecture. Sometimes we do need to step in and offer guidance, but I've learned to be cautious here. Too much advising can cause tension between friends that isn't easily erased.

Look past actions, consider the motive Sometimes people do things for all the right reasons, but still someone gets hurt. When we look past a friend's actions and consider why she did or said something, we might discover that her intentions were innocent.

Forgive Prideful people have a hard time forgiving, but without forgiveness, the friendship will end because people are fallible. We all say and do things that could hurt others. True friends give each other the benefit of the doubt.

Friendship can be found anywhere and at any point in our lives. One of my best friends today was my best friend in high school. We recently reconnected after years of being out of touch. Spending time with her again makes me realize why I liked her so much in high school. She's easy to be with. I love her sense of humor. She's a caring person who does the most thoughtful things. We enjoy each other's company.

Sometimes friends come into our lives like an unexpected gift, but other times we have to look for them. Seven years ago, when I was pulled out of the workplace by health problems, I felt isolated. Everyone around me seemed to have people close by on whom they could rely, but my life felt empty. I needed a support system, so I started a friendship group.

We call it girls night. Once a month, the five of us take turns making dinner at our homes. We catch up on all that's happened since we last saw each other. We laugh, sometimes there are tears. My friends are still thanking me for starting the group six years ago. If I hadn't reached out to them, we would have missed out on so many wonderful nights of friendship.

Women just need to talk. They need someone to listen when the stresses of life hit hard. Studies have shown depression to be less prevalent in women who maintain many close friendships. When I'm having a bad week, I can't keep my feelings and emotions bottled up. I either need to have a good cry or a good talk with a friend. Crying makes my eyes red and swollen, so I prefer to talk about it.

Like any living thing, friendship needs to be nurtured. It needs time, love and face to face interaction.
Time is often our excuse for neglecting friendships. Women are so busy today that they put off their friends. But without time to visit and care for one another, we can't build real friendships. Women either choose to isolate themselves or they allow it to happen.

We've become a nation of rushed loners who only have time for personal achievement and self-fulfillment. Women work outside the home then spend another 40 hours a week doing household chores. They run their children from one activity to another. Are we settling for superficial relationships that have no closeness, no love? Can we blame busyness or have we just given up on true friendship?
Nurturing friendship is difficult in a culture where women have grown to become competitive instead of supportive. Generations ago, when most women were homemakers and didn't have careers, they lived the same style of life. They had the same struggles and could relate to each other in a supportive way as they accomplished daily tasks related to the home.

But today, homemakers and stay-at-home moms have come under attack. Some career women don't respect homemakers. I have a friend who avoids certain women because they make comments that suggest she lives a privileged life. She's a stay-at-home wife with no children, but very active in her church and community. She's using her time and talents to help others without receiving a paycheck. But our confused society believes she must apologize for being “just” a homemaker.

Why can't women support one another's decisions? Why can't they encourage each other? Because we live in a culture that encourages female competition. Every day we're bombarded with messages that make us question our self-worth as women. Beauty is highly praised. Financial success is admired. Motherhood and homemaking are demeaned. Women don't feel worthy unless they are accomplishing profitable work with a flawless smile, a knockout body, clear skin, and fabulous hair.

I don't enjoy the company of competitive women, but they seem to be everywhere- in the workplace, the school, even in the church. A friendship with someone like that would be nothing but stress. Why do women need to be the best at everything they do? Why can't they relax and work together without all the drama? Something inside them is perplexed. They have no peace.

Rare is the woman who is at peace with herself and that's what it takes to be a true friend. In our culture, we judge others by how they look, what they do, how busy they are, and the nice things they have. But a true friend wouldn't do that. She wouldn't care if I had a career or stayed at home, if I lived in a simple home or a mansion. Nor would it matter to her if I was homely or gorgeous, skinny or overweight. A true friend ignores the shallow standards of our culture and loves me for who I am and who I dream of being. She offers love, not competition.

I rarely feel the love from an email, a text, or a Facebook post. Our modern ways of communicating have put more distance between us. People avoid face-to-face contact. Employees walk past the boss's office and send him a text. Family members text each other while they're all at home. My daughter gets together with her friends and they sit silently with their eyes on their phones instead of each other. What's the point of getting together, I wonder. True friendship happens without technology.

I've learned a lot about friendship, but I still make mistakes. I laugh in awkward situations and my laughter can be insulting. My passion about a subject can come across as pride. I fumble with words and say the wrong things. My personality quirks can be misunderstood. I want a friend who knows me well enough to see who I really am. I want her to know my heart.

The condition of a woman's heart determines whether she'll be a true friend or not. In God's word, we are called to build each other up (1 Thess. 5:11) and bear one another's burdens (Gal. 6:2). But in today's culture, too many girls and women would rather tear each other down. And bearing one another's burdens takes time, so we ignore those around us who are suffering.

I often wonder how many potential friends I walk past every day. How many people does God put in my path that I don't talk to. I guess my reluctance to reach out to people is another reason why a true friend is hard to find.



Dept. of Education erects obstacles to keep states in Common Core | Human Events

Dept. of Education erects obstacles to keep states in Common Core | Human Events

The Clean 15 and The Dirty Dozen

Aspartame: The Bitter Truth Behind This Toxic Sweetener

Why Is The U.S. State Department Shipping Explosives To Unknown Location...

Hal Lindsey Report (5.9.14)

How bananas are better than pills for treating depression, constipation and more - NaturalNews.com

How bananas are better than pills for treating depression, constipation and more - NaturalNews.com

10 lifestyle tips to boost immunity anyone can implement with ease - NaturalNews.com

10 lifestyle tips to boost immunity anyone can implement with ease - NaturalNews.com

Home Remedies for Acne: 7 Treatments That Really Work - NaturalNews.com

Home Remedies for Acne: 7 Treatments That Really Work - NaturalNews.com

Why Are Children Prescribed Too Many Psychotropic Drugs?

Why Are Children Prescribed Too Many Psychotropic Drugs?

Sunday, May 11, 2014

A CHRISTIAN VIEW ON VACCINES

As Christians, we need to take a big picture look at vaccines.  The Bible tells us that blood is sacred.  If we believe this to be true then why do we so quickly inject our new born babies with ingredients that most new parents know nothing about.  The Hepatitis B vaccine is totally unnecessary for our children.  The only way they get this disease is through dirty needles from drug use and sexual contact.  Neither of which apply to the child.  Would it surprise you to know that some vaccines are created on the tissue of aborted babies?  It’s true.

http://steppingstonesliving.com/vaccines-about-the-blood/ 

Friday, May 9, 2014

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY





'Harbinger' Prophet Jonathan Cahn: You Cannot Expect Smiles From Heaven to Remain on US

A powerful four minutes!



'Harbinger' Prophet Jonathan Cahn: You Cannot Expect Smiles From Heaven to Remain on US

Selective climate alarmism of White House ignores imminent threats of EMP attack, debt collapse and Fukushima catastrophe - NaturalNews.com

Selective climate alarmism of White House ignores imminent threats of EMP attack, debt collapse and Fukushima catastrophe - NaturalNews.com

3,000 different bacteria live on U.S. dollar bills - NaturalNews.com

3,000 different bacteria live on U.S. dollar bills - NaturalNews.com

Improve overall health, including liver function and skin problems, with dandelion - NaturalNews.com

Improve overall health, including liver function and skin problems, with dandelion - NaturalNews.com

Gluten, aspartame and canola oil - an American 'recipe' for health disaster - NaturalNews.com

Gluten, aspartame and canola oil - an American 'recipe' for health disaster - NaturalNews.com

10 other companies that use the same Subway yoga mat chemical in their buns - NaturalNews.com

10 other companies that use the same Subway yoga mat chemical in their buns - NaturalNews.com

Vaccine fraud exposed: Measles and mumps making a huge comeback because vaccines are designed to fail, say Merck virologists - NaturalNews.com

Vaccine fraud exposed: Measles and mumps making a huge comeback because vaccines are designed to fail, say Merck virologists - NaturalNews.com

When a microwave oven is running, you should be too - NaturalNews.com

When a microwave oven is running, you should be too - NaturalNews.com

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Another Town Launches An Assault On Liberty

Another Town Launches An Assault On Liberty

Activist Post: Will Detroit Be The First Major Chinese City In The United States? #news

Activist Post: Will Detroit Be The First Major Chinese City In The United States? #news

Activist Post: Why Eating Wheat and GMOs Will Destroy Your Health #news

Activist Post: Why Eating Wheat and GMOs Will Destroy Your Health #news

10 Examples Of How “Big Brother” Is Steadily Creeping Into Our Daily Lives

10 Examples Of How “Big Brother” Is Steadily Creeping Into Our Daily Lives

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-economic-recovery-continues-businesses-are-being-destroyed-faster-than-they-are-being-created

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-economic-recovery-continues-businesses-are-being-destroyed-faster-than-they-are-being-created

DESTROYING THE COAL INDUSTRY THROUGH EXECUTIVE ORDER

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=20270

HOW GMO FOOD CHANGES YOUR DNA

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=20357