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  • Charlie Daniels: How Much Longer Will a Just God Allow America to Prosper?

    05/16/2016 7:23:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies ^ | May 16, 2016 | Charlie Daniels
    When I look at the unfathomable vastness of the universe, the intricate workings of the solar system, the constant, predictable journey of the moon around the earth and the earth around the sun, it's incomprehensible to me that it just happened. It is inconceivable for me to believe that it was just a random occurrence, nothing more than the explosion of gases in space that luckily resulted in a nine planet solar system, with the third one from the center being the only known inhabited planet in existence. When I consider the process by which a child is conceived and...
  • How Do You Understand The Fear of God

    02/17/2016 7:16:04 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 16 replies ^ | Feb. 16, 2016 | Armen Hareyan
    The wisdom comes from the Lord. He is the one, who gives people true wisdom. No matter how many books you read or how many universities you graduate from if your wisdom is not given from the Lord then you will just have education without wisdom. You will make wrong decisions for your life. How To Receive Wisdom From The LordLook for it as for silver. The second chapter of the book of Proverb calls us to call out for insight, cry aloud for understanding and look for it as for silver. Change Your View on WisdomWisdom is not something...
  • Hello To All My Fellow FReepers

    12/30/2015 5:04:49 PM PST · by Grateful2God · 25 replies
    12/30/2015 | self
    I just wanted to say Hi to all and wish you blessings in 2016. I miss being here. Things have been a bit upside-down in my life, including the loss of over half a dozen family members, and having a close friend, who is like family to me, become very ill with little time left. I've been spending precious little time in prayer, including my prayer group, but please know I haven't forgotten you or your intentions when I do- even if I don't know specifically what they are, I know that G-d in His Infinite Wisdom, does. Please pray...
  • Count Your Blessings

    11/24/2015 9:21:02 AM PST · by Tudorfly · 4 replies
    This was sent to me by my Uncle Robert, a retired CPA and WW II veteran. Perhaps some Freepers may find it beneficial this Thanksgiving. May God bless you and your families. Count your blessings instead of your crosses. Count your gains instead of your losses. Count your joys instead of your woes. Count your friends instead of your foes. Count your smiles instead of your tears. Count your courage instead of your fears. Count your full years instead of your lean. Count your kind deeds instead of your mean. Count your health instead of your wealth. Count on God...
  • The Challenge: Thanksmissing

    11/27/2014 2:43:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | November 27, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Editor's note: this piece was coauthored by Hagelin's daughter, Kristin Carey.God “gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike” (Matthew 5:45). Every one of us has been blessed by God, but so few of us recognize His hand on our lives. And those of us who do recognize His providence so rarely take the time to express our gratitude. All too often our thanks is missing. The Bible tells the story of a time when Jesus healed ten men from leprosy at a time. “One of them,...
  • Have A Blessed Easter Season, Everyone!

    04/06/2014 1:55:19 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/6/2014 | me
    I want to with all FReepers are very blessed upcoming Easter Season. Thought I would share this video to get ya' in the mood. I LOVE this beautiful arrangement and will be doing the flute solo with ensemble on Palm Sunday (pray that I'm not a bundle of nerves ;-) ). Enjoy! He is risen!!!! RIMTB If anyone is interested...The piece is called "Old Rugged Cross" and the arrangement is done by Marty Hamby for ensemble.
  • Thomas Sowell: The Blessings of Inequality

    02/02/2014 8:04:45 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    The Pearcey Report ^ | 1-28-14 | Rick Pearcey
    "We are lucky that we are so different," Thomas Sowell writes, "so that the capabilities of many other people can cover our limitations." But more than this, Sowell argues, the inequality of abilities (or "diversity," one might say) we see in human beings can save lives and enhance "everyone's well-being." Yes, human beings are created equal, as the Declaration of Independence so appropriately notes. This fact of life affirms the ontological worth and significance of the human being. It expresses the basis upon which people are to be respected by the powers that be and not steamrolled by big government,...
  • Obamacare Pork to UAW Rolled Out Without a Glitch

    12/26/2013 2:42:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    NLPC ^ | December 23, 2013 | Mark Modica
    While the Obama Administration is still pumping resources and taxpayer money into the implementation of Obamacare, the initial disbursement of pork included in the bill was successfully doled out almost a full two years ago. And the main recipient of taxpayer largess was, once again, the UAW. The Obamacare pork came in the form of a program called the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program or ERRP. $5 billion of taxpayer money was allocated to help pay for healthcare costs to retirees between the age of 55 and 65 . Number one on the union-dominated list of recipients was the UAW, which...
  • When I found out my wife was pregnant with our 9th, I wasnt happy: then something happened

    12/26/2013 2:35:00 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 24, 2013 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    Ted and Theresa Baklinski with their growing brood of grandchildren. COMBERMERE, December 25, 2013 ( - Amid all the joyful bustle of family preparations in anticipation of the holy day of Christ's birth, Christmas time always brings to my mind the deep regret that I feel over the one child my wife and I lost due to miscarriage, because it reminds me that at the time I was like the Bethlehem innkeeper who said there was no more room. I was having a lot of trouble accepting that my wife was pregnant with our ninth child. It's not that we...

    12/17/2013 3:39:47 PM PST · by MestaMachine · 51 replies
    Vaeh and Me | Dec 17, 2013 | Mesta
    IN DREAMS In dreams my hair is long againMy legs and arms are strong againI can hear the music 'round aboutAnd hear the children laugh and shoutI can play and make that Flyer goAnd make angels in new fallen snowOn the steps outside, stop on each rungCatch frosty snowflakes on my tongueSwing the baby 'round and 'roundUntil we both fall dizzy on the groundGiggling and shivering but never coldThe child in me never growing oldBut it's love, always love, that warms the soulStill strong though I'm no longer wholeWhen the sun so rudely awakens meAnd when my dream has...
  • Thanksgiving - 2013: Destiny's Child

    11/28/2013 9:38:19 AM PST · by Kaslin ^ | November 28, 2013 | Rich Galen
    This "Thanksgiving MULLINGS" was first published in 2002. Please take a moment on this Thanksgiving to say a Prayer of Thanks for those brave Americans in uniform, and also for the civilians, who are serving in far off places, away from their families, protecting us, and projecting America's values as we enjoy our Thanksgiving dinners safe from fear, and from want; and as we exercise our freedoms of worship and of speech. In 2003, I wrote the Thanksgiving column from Camp Victory just outside of Baghdad. Please take a look back at the Iraq Travelogue by clicking here: "Good Morning...
  • Teddy Roosevelt's Warning To Time Magazine

    08/11/2013 4:51:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | August 11, 2013 | David Stokes
    Not wanting to go the way of its former print rival, Newsweek, it is no surprise that Time magazine is looking for ways to generate buzz. Thus the provocative current cover story: The Child Free Life: When Having It All Means Not Having Children." I read the article while on vacation. Vacation with my familyincluding seven grandchildren, ironic, huh?I immediately remembered reading something Theodore Roosevelt said, directly on point, in a famous speech Not wanting to go the way of its former print rival, Newsweek, it is no surprise that Time magazine is looking for ways to generate buzz. Thus...
  • Perspective: Why I sit out "God Bless America"

    06/05/2013 12:08:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies ^ | 06/02/2013 | JAMES P. MARSH JR.
    Special to The Washington Post I am a Methodist minister and a Washington Nationals fan. I was there on Opening Day in 2005 at old RFK Stadium in Washington, and I try my best to plan my summer around Nats home games. I have only one issue with the ballpark experience, and its not with the beer prices. Its with God Bless America. In his May 15 column, Washington Post writer John Kelly described the odd feeling of not knowing whether to stand during the singing of this song in the middle of the seventh inning. Like Kelly, I dont...
  • Perhaps We Need to Pray for the Second Coming

    05/24/2013 11:07:19 AM PDT · by MSSC6644 · 42 replies
    VANITY | May 24, 2013 | MSSC6644
    Perhaps we need to pray for the second coming After reading headlines and the news this morning, I realized that the only way out of our rush to chaos, is to find a leader who can awaken the sleeping, invigorate the downhearted, punish the guilty and annihilate the evil.
  • Yes, God does Bless us Financially Im Proof

    12/01/2012 12:47:12 PM PST · by InHisService · 109 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 12-1-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    I received a letter from The Social Security administration; they had made some kind of mistake in calculating the benefits due to my daughter and I. They had corrected the mistake, and had deposited over $1,800 into my checking account.
  • The Blood

    10/29/2012 8:41:42 PM PDT · by Frank Broom · 7 replies
    10-30-12 | Frank Broom
    The blood of Jesus has made his people victorious in life. You are not just some victim of circumstances. You have something to say about the circumstances in your life. By the blood of Jesus you can reign in life by the abundance of grace that came by Jesus Christ. By the blood of Jesus we have been made kings and priests. So, according to Deuteronomy 21:5 at the word of the priest every controversy shall be settled. Which means you may be in a unfavorable situation, but you don't have to let it dictate to you what will be....
  • Wings of Blessings

    02/16/2012 6:38:09 PM PST · by Revski · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Animated to inspire Faith in God and His Son Jesus! Child singing voice is unknown and is from the Black Pond Baptist Church fellowship. Inspirational message given by an animated red-shoulder hawk in flight.
  • Receive The Blessings And Promises Of God

    09/11/2011 8:18:01 PM PDT · by Frank Broom · 12 replies
    09-11-11 | Frank Broom
    God has already blessed you, he has already spoken blessings concerning your life. But, you don't see them until you line your words up with them. Blessings and curses come out of your mouth (James 3:10). So whatever blessings of God you are not seeing is because you are not saying. Old Testament people knew the power of speaking blessings. Blessings are words that speak good of something. Everytime God blessed He did so saying (Gen. 1). Jacob deceived his own father to have him speak blessings over him. And God blessed him just as his father said. God has...
  • Continuing Prayers for my mom, and Cleo

    05/31/2011 6:13:52 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 7 replies
    self | 5/31/11 | Secret Agent Man
    I first want to thank everyone who has been praying for Cleo, my mom's pet house rabbit, in the past couple weeks, up to now. She is still having a hard time getting back to normal. She has not been much of a drinker, to her detriment. Now that hot weather has hit it's more important than ever she needs to drink. She had surgery to remove a blockage from the junction where her small intestine, large intestine, and cecum meet. (The cecum is an organ like a cow's second stomach, a fermentation vat where bacteria work to extract vitamins...
  • Do You Thank God? Should You?

    02/03/2011 6:21:15 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 8 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | Feb. 3rd, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    My Mom, who is 78 years young, fell the other day. Her lip and nose were banged up. She was talking to someone and said "thank God"..the person looked at her and wondered why she would thank God since she did get banged up.
  • The Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

    01/30/2011 3:15:23 PM PST · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Catholic ^ | May 19th, 2010 | Mark Shea
    Blessed Are the Pure in Heart May 19th, 2010 by Mark SheaA certain mindset which postmodernity finds very appealing identifies purity with sterility. To be pure is, in this view, to be uncontaminated, germ-free, barren, scrubbed, metallic. This mindset (which is actually very ancient) tends to think of pure spirituality as a spirituality unsoiled by contact with grosser elements such as matter and, most especially, with biological matter such as the human body with its wide variety of fluids, sticky viscous substances, mucus, feces, urine, blood, sperm, spit and sweat. Such a mindset found the Incarnation incredible and denied that...
  • Pope Benedict Blesses Social Networking

    01/25/2011 6:53:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/25/2011
    Wracked with Catholic guilt every time you access Facebook? Worry no longer the Pope approves. In a message entitled Truth, Proclamation and Authenticity of Life in the Digital Age, Pope Benedict XVI gave social networking his blessing, but warned that it cannot replace real human contact. The proclamation, created for the Catholic Churchs World Day of Communications, noted, I would like then to invite Christians, confidently and with an informed and responsible creativity, to join the network of relationships which the digital era has made possible. The pontiff encouraged social networkers to be open and honest in their communications,...
  • GOD's Love and Authority in the Overcomer !

    12/19/2010 2:59:34 PM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    Beneficiaries of your love are beginning to come back around , For I am giving you the words that astound , And although some are resistant as you see , Their rebellion as strange fire has come before me , So vanquish all your foes as Korah for to you my glory has come , They will see my glory surrounding you as priest of my kingdom, And as you raise my sceptor and staff of authority , I shall vanquish your foes as the parting of the Red sea , For as they advance towards you it is me...
  • Thanksgiving prayers and blessings to all

    11/25/2010 10:22:22 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | Nov 25, 2010 | Jim Robinson
    Our Father in Heaven, We give thanks for this day and for all your blessings bestowed upon us. We ask for your continued blessings and to watch over and protect our great nation, our troops and our people. We ask that your divine guidance, strength and wisdom be endowed upon our elected representatives and that we may all continue to enjoy your wondrous gifts of Life and Liberty. We give praise to thee and pray our endeavors are righteous. All glory be to thee. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen
  • Catholic Horses (humor)

    10/05/2010 10:22:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    private email | 10-5-10
    CATHOLIC HORSES One day while he was at the track playing the ponies and all but losing his shirt, Mitch noticed a priest who stepped out onto the track and blessed the forehead of one of the horses lining up for the 4th race. Lo and behold, that horse - a very long shot - won the race.. Before the next race, as the horses began lining up, Mitch watched with interest the old priest step onto the track. Sure enough, as the 5th race horses came to the starting gate the priest made a blessing on the forehead of...
  • Blessings of God

    07/02/2010 9:44:39 PM PDT · by NEWwoman ^ | July 2010 |
    Blessings of God, from the Fourth of July eCard Collection
  • The Realization of The Overcomer in Christ Jesus !

    05/30/2010 1:33:47 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 8 replies · 250+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | scribed by Jedediah
    You speak as the 7 Thunders , You roar as the Lion of Judah , you walk on the water with Me , You are a remnant of my loin cloth "The Tassles" of My Word , And you carry in your mouth the Jot ( Pieces ) and Tittles ( Transfiguration ) of Forgiveness and Revelation Knowledge ! Now Go ! Surrender to none ! Yet walk in humbleness and Speak my Words ! For I AM ( The realization ) you in you , I AM THAT I AM ! ! ! Jude 1:1-3 Greeting to the Called...
  • Captain, family reflect on blessings

    11/25/2009 6:27:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 609+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Tech. Sgt. Sonny Cohrs, USAF
    11/25/2009 - FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (AFNS) -- Susan and Joseph Kosek are thankful for many things. This Thanksgiving they're especially thankful for tourniquets, helicopters, "battle buddies" and scores of doctors and medics across the globe. They're also thankful for the mine resistant ambush protected vehicle that absorbed most of the blast from a 35-pound improvised explosive device meant to kill their daughter. "Wendy called me a few hours after she was brought to the Green Zone and said, 'I want to talk to Dad,'" Mrs. Kosek said. "We didn't' know the extent of the injuries and neither did she."...

    11/17/2009 6:24:15 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 236+ views ^ | 11/16/09 | Anita Mellott
    Anita Mellott's column, Homeschool Encouragment looks at "Blessings" as we approach Thanksgiving.
  • The blessings of the grapes

    09/29/2009 9:49:16 AM PDT · by Nikas777 · 5 replies · 327+ views ^ | Tuesday, September 29, 2009 10:35 AM CDT | Kate Gonzales
    The blessings of the grapesBy Kate Gonzales Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 10:35 AM CDT Father John Finley sings hymns Sunday with children after he has blessed Lavender Ridge Vineyard grapes. Enterprise photos by Kate GonzalesFinley blesses thousands of grapes with holy water. Enterprise photo by Kate GonzalesLavender Ridge Vineyard owners Rich and Siri Gilpin added an extra ingredient to their winegrapes this weekend: holy water. Friends, family and employees of the Gilpins traveled out to their vineyard along the rolling golden hills of Milton to enjoy the second annual ceremony of the blessing of the grapes. It's just new...
  • U.S. bishops approve new blessing for unborn children

    06/25/2009 7:54:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 365+ views ^ | Nov 11, 2008 | CatholicNewsAgency
    U.S. bishops approve new blessing for unborn children The U.S. Catholic bishops meeting in their General Assembly Baltimore, Md., Nov 11, 2008 / 06:32 pm (CNA).- Children in the womb will now be able to receive a special blessing from their parish priests following an overwhelming vote by the U.S. bishops in favor of the new blessing. "The Blessing of a Child in the Womb" has been in the works for two years, but Bishop Michael Saltarelli noted at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon that, happily its come to fruition at this time when I think its...
  • Greatest Gift Love One Another

    05/20/2009 12:33:34 PM PDT · by Revski · 9 replies · 345+ views
    Youtube ^ | 5/28/09 | Revski
    This kitty is reminding all to love one another and not be cold hearted! Song of this video is Deep & Wide, song by children. Thanks for viewing!
  • White Dove-Kum Ba Yah-Come By Here

    05/02/2009 7:03:02 AM PDT · by Revski · 20 replies · 742+ views
    Youtube ^ | 5/2/09 | Revski
    This is footage of a white dove perched on a branch and children singing the song, Kum Ba Yah, Come By Here.
  • The 'Blessing' of Abortion : ...abortion is a blessing and our work is not done...

    05/01/2009 1:30:19 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 21 replies · 717+ views
    World Magazine ^ | 5-9-9 | Marvin Olasky
    "Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Let me hear you say it: abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done." That was the Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale in 2007, repetitiously inciting her disciples to be not just pro-choice but fanatically pro-abortion. This is significant because, according to standard journalistic stylebooks, Ragsdale does not exist. We're told that pro-choice folks don't like abortion; they're just trying to help a woman facing tragedy. Ragsdale, though, says...
  • Cat Tabby

    05/01/2009 10:58:42 AM PDT · by Revski · 12 replies · 586+ views
    Youtube ^ | 5/01/09 | Revski
    The red tabby cat in this video is a good listener!

    04/12/2009 3:53:04 AM PDT · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 65 replies · 1,207+ views
    Conservative Vermont Vet ^ | April 12, 2009 | Self
    Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter. May God Bless each and every one of you And God Bless America.
  • Happy Easter Bee

    04/03/2009 6:18:58 AM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies · 260+ views
    Youtube ^ | 4/03/09 | Revski
    Thanks for viewing!!! Happy Easter!
  • Id Rather Have Jesus Its Real (Medley)

    12/15/2008 6:19:51 AM PST · by Revski · 4 replies · 332+ views
    YouTube ^ | 12/15/08 | Revski
    Wonderful Medley for the Christmas Season! Thanks for viewing.
  • Thanksgiving 2008: What Are You Thankful For ?

    11/25/2008 8:26:13 AM PST · by OB1kNOb · 52 replies · 462+ views
    STATE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. IN COMMITTEE of SAFETY, EXETER, November 1, 1782. ORDERED, THAT the following Proclamation for a general THANKSGIVING on the twenty-eighth day of November, received from the honorable Continental Congress, be forthwith printed, and sent to the several worshipping Assemblies in this State, to whom it is recommended religiously to observe said day, and to abstain from all servile labour thereon. M. WEARE, President. By the United States in Congress assembled. PROCLAMATION. IT being the indispensable duty of all Nations, not only to offer up their supplications to ALMIGHTY GOD, the giver of all good, for his gracious...
  • Wintley Phipps sings Heal Our Land

    10/11/2008 7:15:21 AM PDT · by just me · 1 replies · 227+ views
    God Bless America
  • America Supports You: Texans Stock Soldiers Blessing Store

    10/07/2008 4:56:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 282+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Sgt. Whitney Houston, USA
    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq, Oct. 7, 2008 Unless theyve been through it themselves, few people understand the hardships that U.S. soldiers endure in a combat zone, away from everything familiar in a foreign land, far away from the support systems of family, home and friends. Army Chaplain (Capt.) Tim Reynolds runs the Soldiers Blessing Store on Forward Operating Base Prosperity in Baghdad. The store is stocked with donated items for soldiers to take as needed. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Whitney Houston, Multinational Division Baghdad(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. To help troops counteract the effects of being...
  • Inspirational Frogs 2

    08/21/2008 6:05:48 PM PDT · by Revski · 1 replies · 125+ views
    YouTube ^ | 8/21/08 | Revski
    This video is short and has singing frogs looking at a Church. The instrumental is, Praise God, from Whom All Blessing Flow. With humor it was created to lead someone to church and think about worshiping his or her creator. Thanks for viewing. Revski
  • Tony Snow - Cancer's Unexpected Blessings

    07/20/2008 1:23:21 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 7 replies · 301+ views
    Snopes ^ | 7/19/08 | snopes
    Tony Snow, a conservative writer and commentator who cheerfully sparred with reporters in the White House briefing room during a stint as President Bush's press secretary, died July 12 of colon cancer. He was 53. The following was apparently written by Tony a couple of years ago. What a strong testimony to the faith of one person. Oh, that we all could be this strong. Blessings arrive in unexpected packages in my case, cancer. Those of us with potentially fatal diseases and there are millions in America today find ourselves in the odd position of coping with...
  • At Camp Victory,counting blessings-and days.

    04/30/2008 11:39:50 AM PDT · by DrBombbay · 93+ views
    NPR ^ | 4/30/08 | John McChesney
    At Camp Victory, Counting Blessings and Days by John McChesney Morning Edition, April 30, 2008 On their last tour in Iraq, the soldiers of the Arkansas National Guard's 39th Combat Brigade Team saw heavy combat on a street in Baghdad known as "Purple Heart Boulevard." Now, in a short turnaround from that 2004-05 deployment, the Guardsmen are back. "You probably won't find anybody out there that was, you know, thrilled about the prospect of coming back. But there was very little in the way of soldiers ... being overly concerned about coming back," says Col. Kendall Penn, commander...

    03/23/2008 5:31:15 AM PDT · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 27 replies · 579+ views
    Conservative Vermont Vet | March 23, 2008 | Conservative Vermont Vet
    While some may wonder why one would take the opportunity on this Holiest of Holy Days for Christians, to want to call upon the Almighty to Bless our Great Republic and at the same time, all of you, far from being a dichotomy whatsoever, the two invocations, are inextricably entwined Understandably, this devoted observance drives the secular progressives and the illogical fanatics to, and proponents of, The Establishment Clause, bonkers. So be it.
  • 'Gospel of wealth' facing scrutiny (tv evangelists)

    12/28/2007 7:37:39 AM PST · by NYer · 286 replies · 1,247+ views
    AP ^ | December 27, 2007 | ERIC GORSKI
    The message flickered into Cindy Fleenor's living room each night: Be faithful in how you live and how you give, the television preachers said, and God will shower you with material riches.And so the 53-year-old accountant from the Tampa, Fla., area pledged $500 a year to Joyce Meyer, the evangelist whose frank talk about recovering from childhood sexual abuse was so inspirational. She wrote checks to flamboyant faith healer Benny Hinn and a local preacher-made-good, Paula White.Only the blessings didn't come. Fleenor ended up borrowing money from friends and payday loan companies just to buy groceries. At first she believed...
  • Bush Counts Troops Among Americas Blessings This Thanksgiving

    11/19/2007 3:58:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 66+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2007 President Bush issued his Thanksgiving greeting today, counting members of the U.S. military among the many blessings Americans have to be thankful for. Today, the men and women of the United States armed forces are taking risks for our freedom, the president said at historic Berkeley Plantation in Charles City, Va. They're fighting on the front lines of the war on terror, the war against extremists and radicals who would do us more harm. Bush noted that many U.S. troops will spend Thanksgiving far away from the comforts of home and expressed thanks for...
  • American Treasure - Giving thanks

    11/19/2007 11:15:08 AM PST · by gpapa · 7 replies · 210+ views
    National Review ^ | November 18, 2007 | Mark Steyn
    Speaking as a misfit unassimilated foreigner, I think of Thanksgiving as the most American of holidays. Christmas is celebrated elsewhere, even if there are significant local variations: in continental Europe, naughty children get left rods to be flayed with and lumps of coal; in Britain, Christmas lasts from December 22nd to mid-January and celebrates the ancient cultural traditions of massive alcohol intake and watching the telly till you pass out in a pool of your own vomit. All part of the rich diversity of our world. But Thanksgiving (excepting the premature and somewhat undernourished Canadian version) is unique to America....
  • Being Catholic: Sacred Things, [Holy] Water

    03/27/2007 4:12:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies · 1,722+ views ^ | n/a | Fish Eaters website
    Psalm 28:3 ``The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of majesty hath thundered, The Lord is upon many waters." Water Numbers 5:17 "And he shall take holy water in an earthen vessel, and he shall cast a little earth of the pavement of the tabernacle into it." For the Christian, water, as the matter of Baptism, is life. Tertullian (b. 160), making a play on words based on the Greek acrostic ICQUS , or Ichthys, meaning "fish" and indicating "Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour", wrote in "De Baptismo," "But we, little fishes, after...
  • Vanity What is the Date and St. in the Catholic Church....

    10/25/2006 11:23:21 PM PDT · by Global2010 · 23 replies · 561+ views
    Oct. 26, 2006
    What is the date and the Saint that we as Catholics take our pet to Church and ask the Priest to bless our pets? I had all my Labs blessed 14 yrs ago but now I have a whole new crew 3,2 and 1 yr olds and my Catechism class time is so intense that I don't have the option to ask this ????. My Labs all travel in the van with us and since we go to Catechism the one Lab for the last two school years whines and wants to get out at the Church (for real he...