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  • Commitment to Christ

    02/13/2006 5:06:59 PM PST · by DallasMike · 117+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | February 13, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Brad at Broken Messenger had a really nice article yesterday on how our commitment to an object determines our true love of it. He explains how our commitment to Christ costs us a little bit now but gains us much, much more in the future. As I write this, I think about the single seed that gets planted in the ground now – dying, as it were – but yields a great harvest later. Brad writes: A relationship with Christ is a full commitment to be sure. His yoke is indeed light and His gifts are bountiful, but His will...
  • Rumsfeld Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Afghanistan

    12/21/2005 5:02:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 203+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 21, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2005 Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to helping Afghanistan continue its road toward security and freedom during a joint news conference today with President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, Afghanistan. Rumsfeld, who made a surprise visit to Afghanistan today after touring hurricane-devastated areas of Pakistan, told Karzai the United States will continue to stand by Afghanistan, even while making slight troop cuts there. The visit came two days after the Defense Department announced plans to reduce number of troops serving in Afghanistan, currently at 19,000, by about 2,500 during the next year. That...
  • An Anniversary Honor of the 28th Wedding Anniversary of George and Laura Bush.

    11/05/2005 2:01:00 PM PST · by ohioWfan · 369 replies · 8,718+ views, | 11.5.04 | ohioWfan
    Dear President and Mrs. Bush, Today you are celebrating your 28th wedding Anniversary................not in the White House, at the ranch, or even in this country. But we are celebrating this joyous and remarkable occasion with you here, and thanking God for your lives and what they have meant to us. You are being supported in deep and fervent prayer by millions of prayer warriors who have been lifting you up daily since before you took up residence in "The People's House" nearly 5 years ago. This is the fifth anniversary that you have celebrated since you became President and...
  • Job Fair Highlights Veterans' Unique Skills, Commitment

    11/04/2005 4:08:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 298+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 4, 2005 | Donna Miles
    NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2005 Employers anxious to tap into the skills and discipline military service instills in its members converged with thousands of job-seeking veterans here at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Nov. 3 during the first Salute Our Heroes Veterans Job Fair and Career Expo. The fair brought together an estimated 7,000 veterans, many recently returned from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, and 87 private-sector, government and union employers hoping to entice current and former servicemembers into their workforces. Guy "Doc" Holliday, vice president for advertising for The New York Times, which hosted the event, said...
  • Iraqis Making Commitment to Secure Democratic Future

    09/23/2005 7:39:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 416+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 23, 2005 | Kathleen T. Rhem
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2005 Iraqi officials estimate 93 to 96 percent of eligible Iraqis have registered to vote in the country's constitutional referendum and national elections, a U.S. general in Iraq announced. In a news conference from Baghdad Sept. 22, Army Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, a spokesman for Multinational Force Iraq, talked about "amazing results" in a recent voter-registration drive. He noted that only 72 percent of eligible Americans are registered to vote. "So the people of Iraq, like the people of Afghanistan, are moving towards democracy," he said. Afghanistan held successful provincial elections Sept. 18. "Democracy in action,"...
  • Brides vow: I do, until I don't

    08/04/2005 6:32:01 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 173 replies · 3,098+ views
    The Australian ^ | 5 August 2005 | John Harlow
    AMERICAN brides are rejecting the vow to love "till death do us part" in favour of more cautious promises such as staying together "for as long as our marriage shall serve the common good". A survey by professional wedding planners estimates that barely half of this year's 2.6 million US weddings will be held in a place of worship and only one couple in five will stick to the traditional wedding script. The rest will either "update" the wedding vows or create them from scratch, often lacing them with private jokes. This follows a lead set by Hollywood stars such...
  • Bush Salutes Boy Scout Values, Support of U.S. Military

    08/01/2005 7:39:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 530+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 1, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2005 President Bush praised Boy Scout values of patriotism, integrity and citizenship July 31 at the organization's 16th National Jamboree held at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. The 30,000-plus scouts attending the jamboree from around the world "are carrying on a tradition that dates back almost seven decades," Bush observed, noting that President Franklin Roosevelt came to the first jamboree in 1937. Over the years, millions of Americans have recited the Scout oath, which begins, "On my honor, I'll do my best," said Bush, who was a Cub Scout during his youth Midland, Texas. Bush said he...
  • London Bombing: We Are Committed to the War on Terror - (.....but are any liberals "committed?")

    07/09/2005 6:45:02 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 452+ views
    Heres the thing: London has just suffered a major terrorist attack for which Al Queda has taken responsibility. Fine. Seriously. No big deal. What, 40 dead? 700 injured? Sometime after 9/11 I began writing about Al Queda and terrorist attacks against the United States. My suspicion then was that the attacks against the U.S. were extensions of attacks against the West, but I could not be sure. Of course, we all knew that the USS Cole and other terrorist attacks were plotted and carried out by Arab terrorists. Heck, even the Clinton Administration knew and prosecuted Arab criminals for the...
  • Senator Clinton 'Abusing the System,' Says NY GOP Opponent-(says she'll dump NY for W.House)

    05/09/2005 12:52:48 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 852+ views
    GOPUSA.COM ^ | MAY 9, 2005 | MARC MORANO
    Sen. Hillary Clinton is "abusing the system" -- using New York State voters as a springboard to the presidency, according to a 38-year-old Republican who would like to stop Mrs. Clinton in 2006, well before the 2008 Democratic race for president. "[Clinton] is not even running for U.S. Senate, she is running for president and she clearly has no intention of fulfilling a six-year Senate term if she is re-elected," said likely GOP Senate candidate Adam Brecht in an interview with Cybercast News Service. "Unfortunately, she's abusing the system," Brecht said. "I think putting everyone through the charade of a...
  • How to Make Spiritual Progress (Tozer)

    04/02/2005 11:55:29 PM PST · by Choose Ye This Day · 8 replies · 300+ views
    THE COMPLACENCY of CHRISTIANS is the scandal of Christianity. Time is short, and eternity is long. The end of all things is at hand. Man has proved himself morally unfit to manage the world in which he has been placed by the kindness of the Almighty. He has jockeyed himself to the edge of the crater and cannot go back, and in terrible fear he is holding his breath against the awful moment when he will be plunged into the inferno. In the meantime, a company of people exist on the earth who claim to have the answer to all...
  • The Male Perspective on (ugh) Commitment (Dave Barry)(LOL)

    03/06/2005 8:52:39 AM PST · by nuconvert · 62 replies · 4,441+ views
    Maimi Herald ^ | Ma5.6, 2005 | Dave Barry
    The male perspective on (ugh) commitment BY DAVE BARRY (This classic Dave Barry column was originally published on Aug. 25, 1991.) Today, in our continuing series on How Guys Think, we address the painful issue of: Why Guys Won't Make Commitments. The fundamental question is: How can a guy say he's ''not ready'' to make a permanent commitment to a woman with whom he is obviously compatible; a woman with whom he has been intimate for years; a woman who once drove HIS dog to the veterinarian in HER new car when it (the dog) started regurgitating violently after eating...
  • President and German Chancellor Schroder Exchange Toasts

    02/23/2005 7:54:29 PM PST · by Zivasmate · 8 replies · 416+ views
    Office of the Press Secretary ^ | Feb. 23, 2005 | The White House
    President and German Chancellor Schrder Exchange Toasts Grosser Saal Lobby Electoral Palace Mainz, Germany 11:58 A.M. (Local) CHANCELLOR SCHRDER: (As translated.) Dear Mr. President, Mrs. Bush, ladies and gentlemen: Let me begin by sharing with you how very pleased, indeed, my wife, Doris, and I are about this opportunity of welcoming you, Mr. President, and your wife, Laura, not only to Germany, but here to Mainz, as well. Your visit is a strong sign of the true friendship -- and I emphasize friendship -- and trusting cooperation that has developed between Germany and the United States of America. I still...
  • Germany's Fischer reaffirms commitment to Israel

    01/24/2005 10:25:28 AM PST · by anotherview · 32 replies · 546+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 24 January 2005 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Jan. 24, 2005 19:31 Germany's Fischer reaffirms commitment to Israel By JPOST.COM STAFF At the special session of the UN to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Germany's Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer began by saying, "The Shoah is the ultimate crime against humanity of the Twentieth Century." He said, "Democratic Germany has learned its lessons the Holocaust has left an indelible mark." Explaining one aspect of this indelible mark, Fischer reiterated Germany's commitment to the State of Israel. "The State of Israel's right to exist and its people to security will always remain nonnegotiable fixtures of German...

    09/07/2004 11:12:23 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 589+ views
    Kerrys Record of Commitment "I will not have my commitment to defend this country questioned by those who refused to serve when they could have, and who misled America into Iraq," were Kerrys words at a recent midnight rally in Ohio; Oh?! Okay, the President doesnt have to say a word, 2.5 million Vietnam Veterans will. For too many years Kerrys lapdogs protected him whenever he was challenged, but they have never had to face the collective wrath of those who he betrayed. If commitment is defined in part by ones voting record, then the list below sheds light into...
  • Let freedom ring at Olympics

    08/10/2004 6:02:11 AM PDT · by condi2008 · 8 replies · 527+ views ^ | August 09, 2004 | Jon E. Dougherty
    I tell you, it's getting tougher to be an American these days. Seems like everyone around the world either hates us or is embarrassed by us, including some of our own. How else can anyone explain why the U.S. Olympic Committee is telling its athletes our athletesto tone down any displays of Americanism while competing in Athens this month? According to a report in the Christian Science Monitor, the moniker of "ugly American" is being used to describe any displays of national prideflag waving at the Games, the wearing of American flag or other insignia on clothing, etc.our athletes may...
  • Meeting the Demands of Fatherhood

    06/20/2004 11:19:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies · 171+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | 6-19-04 | Fr. James Farfaglia
    byFr. James Farfaglia Other Articles byFr. James Farfaglia Contact this Author Meeting the Daily Demands of Fatherhood 06/19/04 A few days before Bob and Helen were going to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, I had the privilege of joining them for a home-cooked meal at their lovely East Texas home. As Helen diligently prepared the remaining details of the delicious dinner she would be serving that evening, I asked her what was the secret that caused her and her husband, Bob, to remain faithful to each other for so many years. In This Article... The Demands of CommitmentNeeded: Real...
  • Powell Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Iraq

    03/19/2004 11:18:20 AM PST · by Calpernia · 2 replies · 139+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | March 19, 2004 | By K.L. Vantran
    The United States will not shrink from its task of giving Iraqis a country that is based on democracy, freedom and individual rights, Secretary of State Colin Powell said today in a briefing from Baghdad. "We must not let anyone believe that we won't prevail," he said. "We will prevail. We owe it to the Iraqi people. The Iraqi people deserve it. They want to live in a democracy." Just how far the war-torn country has progressed on the road to democracy was evident as several journalists walked out prior to Powell's opening remarks. The journalists' departure followed a statement...
  • The Almost Christian

    02/10/2004 7:27:21 AM PST · by Vernon · 9 replies · 109+ views
    THE ALMOST CHRISTIAN By John Wesley (text from the 1872 edition) Preached at St. Mary's, Oxford, before the University, on July 25, 1741. --------------------------------------------------------- "Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian." Acts 26:28 AND many there are who go thus far: ever since the Christian religion was in the world, there have been many in every age and nation who were almost persuaded to be Christians. But seeing it avails nothing before God to go only thus far, it highly imports us to consider, First. What is implied in being almost, Secondly. What in being altogether, a Christian....
  • *New Year: John Wesley's Covenant Renewal Service

    12/31/2003 4:47:01 PM PST · by xzins · 1,372+ views
    UM List ^ | John Wesley
    Covenant Renewal Service Adapted from that of John Wesley And First Published in 1780 (*Adaptation) PASTOR: "Come, let us join ourselves to the Lord in an everlasting covenant which will never be forgotten" (Jer. 50:5). PASTOR: Almighty God, unto whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden; cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of Your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love You, and worthily magnify Your holy name through Christ our Lord. Amen. PASTOR and PEOPLE: The Lords Prayer THE SCRIPTURE LESSON: John 15:1-8 INTRODUCTION PASTOR: My dear friends,...
  • Bush Surprise in Iraq Seen as Thanksgiving Theater

    11/28/2003 2:25:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies · 535+ views
    Reuters/ yahoo.comnews ^ | November 28, 2003 | Laura MacInnis with Jeremy Pelofsky
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The surprise visit by President Bush to Baghdad on Thursday gave a morale boost to beleaguered troops and provided some Thanksgiving political theater for Americans at home, policy experts said. By spending the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday with soldiers in Iraq, instead of in Texas with his family as was first announced, political scientists said Bush aimed to show the White House was undeterred by mounting U.S. casualties and guerrilla violence that have marred the post-war occupation. "He must be serious about being willing to stay the course," said Byron Shafer, professor of political science at the University...