By DAN CALABRESE - Gratitude.
Yesterday we all watched with heavy hearts as an entire town was destroyed. In Moore, Oklahoma, we're told that as many as 3,500 homes were flattened by the massive tornado that swept through the town, while the deaths of as many as 30 children at one elementary school broke the hearts of their families as well as the nation, while at the same time we thanked God for the fact that children at another school came out OK.
Today, people who have lost everything take stock, pray to God and start over.
Often on this web site and others, we report on people who will do anything - honest, ethical and moral . . . or otherwise - to protect their position, their status, their standing in the polls, their 15-cent-per-hour raise, their benefits, their property value or their right to party.
I wonder how some of these folks would handle it if they truly lost everything, when it seems sometimes they would melt into wax if they ever lost anything.
Anyway, with that in mind, I thank God for what He has blessed me with, and I ask him to help those who have lost so much - as well as those who have allowed the very condition of their souls to become dependent on what they have.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
By DAN CALABRESE - Gratitude.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
So how come nobody with any knowledge of whats going on will speak up on this: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/05/09/mystery-aircraft-frightens-quincy-residents/
I'm not an anti-authoritarian type at heart. For example; I support the cops in their work, even when they catch flak for supposed violations of the 4th Amendment while doing a house-to-house search for the Boston Bomber. Honestly, they were trying to find some unknown fool who may/may not have hooked up with accomplices after blowing up some IED's at the Boston Marathon. Thats scary enough, but then the cops are doing it in full body armor (which doesn't eliminate getting a head shot but makes for a very hot and uncomfortable time) and in a goldfish bowl where no matter what they do, they'll get criticized. I sympathize with them. It's a tough job and getting tougher.
As I said, I'm not a knee jerk anti-authoritarian.
But SOMEBODY needs to 'fess up as to why this plane is doing what it's doing. The FAA and our other self styled overlords need to remember they work for us.
Unfortunately that seems to be kept in mind less every day by many in a position of authority..
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
It continues: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/05/01/Breaking-Pentagon-Confirms-Will-Court-Martial-Soldiers-Who-Share-Christian-Faith
Back when I was in the sub service we didn't have too many overt Bible thumpers. Most of the ones who showed it were actually pretty pathetic sailors. The more they pushed Jesus the more you could bet their contribution to the command mission sucked on toast.
That being said, there were exceptions and enough that you couldn't just take it for granted a highly religious sailor was useless.
But nobody felt threatened, intimidated or harassed when "Eddie" tried to save your soul. So there really wasn't any push from on high to silence "the thumpers" or convert all of us heathens. The military as a whole had more important things to worry about.
Now it seems we're seeing the ostracizing of any Christian believers. Like it or not, you DO retain some freedom of speech in the military and if you're truly a follower of Christ you DO want to share His good news so more sinners will be saved from Hell. At least up till now you could talk about it and hope your shipmate wouldn't laugh and walk away.
Isaiah 5:20, Matthew 10:33 and Psalm 96.2 apply.
The persecution is upon us. God's will be done, may He have mercy upon us all.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Here's the linked article: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/04/28/Pentagon-Consults-Extremist-Who-Calls-Christians-Monsters-and-Enemies-of-the-Constitution-to-Develop-Religious-Tolerance-Policy
Like it or not, Breitbart is often right on top of things.
So what do we have when the military muzzles the chaplains who will stand for it and tosses out those who won't? What do we get when it's so politically correct in terms of supporting gays, feminine supremacists, and other groups formerly weeded out on a routine basis?
Heck if I know, but it won't be any sort of world class military, thats for sure.
At a guess I'd say it will have senior commissioned officer ranks even more heavily staffed with those whose main concern is personal advancement via attentively kissing political butt. In the meantime the lower ranks will be filled with self identified "victims" of conventional morality. Imagine that, a bunch of raging grudge holders given weapons.
All we need now is the right candidate to fill the role of a secular savior (Buzz Windrip from the novel "It Can't Happen Here" comes to mind) and we'll be in more trouble than you can shake a stick at. No, I don't believe it would be Obama. He'll merely set the stage, he's too incompetent for anything else. I think it will happen after he leaves office, the nation will be in a shambles by that time. Folks will be so sick and tired of what will have become the norm economically that they'll cheerfully sell their souls for something different. Could be another Democrat, could be a Republican, could be some self styled political outsider whose populist appeal would rival that of Ross Perot or Sarah Palin.
It's things like this that keep me praying for the safety of my family in years to come.
God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
I've thought for some time that the current push for "tolerance" of gays will advance to the point that you're deemed a homophobe if you don't have at least one same sex encounter at some time in your life.
It appears they're grooming our children for that now: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20130417/NEWS01/304160055/Anti-bullying-lesson-puts-parents-edge-Red-Hook?nclick_check=1
It's tied into the "anti-bullying" program, big surprise right?
The defenders of this garbage are casting it in the light of teaching students how to resist unwanted advances, I don't understand why a scenario involving homosexuality has to be included. Saying "no" is the same if you're straight, gay or not quite sure.
But by having the role playing involve a homosexual advance it seems to me that the implication of complete normalcy in the students sexual orientation is made. THAT would be contrary to what a lot of religiously devout parents would be teaching their kids. For that reason alone the parents deserved notice of what was planned.
However if you want to undermine that sort of parental guidance, notifying "Mom and Dad" would be counter productive.