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  • NOTICE: You Have More Tools Than Time

    08/07/2017 5:44:40 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-7-17 | MOTUS
    Life is a wandering stream…and while a bend in the stream is not the end of the stream we never know for sure what is ahead.Sometimes we simply must stop and listen to our inner voice, hoping for a revelationbut settling instead for a moment of claritythat will guide us on the rest of our journey“The days are stacked against what we think we are.” ― Jim Harrison, The Road Homewherever that may take us. MOTI notes: Creeper is taking a sabbatical from the crazy world of politics so she won’t be around much until she regains her perspective.  And...
  • Post-Christian America: Gullible, Intolerant, and Superstitious

    07/25/2017 6:15:21 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | July 24, 2017 | david french
    "...Id urge you to read a fascinating article in this Sundays New York Times. It turns out that Americas less religious citizens are far more likely to believe in things such as ghosts and UFOs than people who attend church. The author, psychology professor Clay Routledge, locates this phenomenon in the quest for meaning..."For instance, my colleagues and I recently published a series of studies in the journal Motivation and Emotion demonstrating that the link between low religiosity and belief in advanced alien visitors is at least partly explained by the pursuit of meaning. The less religious participants were, we...
  • Are teachers suffering from a crisis of motivation?

    10/10/2015 6:28:40 PM PDT · by 100American · 29 replies
    http://www.educationviews.org/ ^ | Oct 7, 2015 by The Conversation | Sam Carr
    Supporting psychological needs So, when significant numbers of teachers tell us they are considering leaving the profession, we ought to consider it a motivational concern. And one of our reactions should be to carefully consider the extent to which we offer them a working environment that respects their needs as human beings. We simply arent doing this. In fact, there is every reason to believe that current educational policy is systematically stifling peoples psychological needs. As an example, one study clearly demonstrated how a system narrowly focused upon pupil achievement and standardised testing had invaded teachers working lives so much...
  • YOUR Purpose and Calling [ Charismatic Caucus]

    10/05/2015 9:01:44 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible,the joshua Chronicles ^ | holy Spirit , bible
    My love for you my children far exceeds endless for as you travel on the Highway of Holiness and become accustomed to my endearing love it is then that you realize it is paved in the blood of my sacrifice for I AM Love and this IS the path(sacrifice) you must walk daily for the eyes of understanding to reveal the purpose of your calling and the doors of assignments open up all your appointed endeavors of My love working through you . . . Ephesians 4:1-2 Unity in the Body 1 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore...
  • Identity Necessary for Survival

    06/09/2008 11:52:08 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 10 replies · 114+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 9, 2008 | Melinda Zosh
    Identity Necessary for Survival by: Melinda Zosh, June 09, 2008 Americans are fighting the war on terror with technology and weapons, but one man says Americans are lacking the strongest, most effective weaponidentity. Natan Sharansky, author of Defending Identity and the New York Times best-seller The Case for Democracy, spoke about the importance of attaining a sense of identity in a democratic society at the Heritage Foundation on June 3. Identity, a life of commitment, is essential because it satisfies a human longing to become part of something bigger than oneself, Sharanksy wrote in his book Defending Identity. Sharansky, a...
  • Why Did Jesus Christ Come to Earth?

    02/23/2015 5:41:49 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 108 replies
    Reformed Bibliophile ^ | August 31, 2012 | B.B. Warfield
    The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. 1 Timothy 1:15 Benjamin Breckenridge Warfield (1851-1921) Christ Jesus came tosave sinners.Not, then, merely to prepare salvation for them; to open to them a pathway to salvation; to remove the obstacles in the way of their salvation; to proclaim as a teacher a way of salvation; to introduce as a ruler conditions of life in which clean living becomes for the first time possible; to bring motives to holy action to bear upon us;...
  • The real enemy within (Pat Condell video)

    09/03/2014 9:29:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 9-3-2014 | Pat Condell
    If your 11-year-old daughter is regularly raped by organized gangs of Pakistani Muslim men should you be concerned? Well, if you live in Rotherham, England, yes, you should be very concerned about being a racist. Not only that, if you find the house where your daughter is being raped and you go there and try to remove her the police will be called and you will be arrested. This is how we roll in multicultural England, a green and pleasant land of tolerance, diversity and Pakistani Muslim child-rape gangs. Haven't we done well? The stubborn refusal of the authorities in...
  • Some bits of wisdom.

    06/10/2014 11:05:56 AM PDT · by Taxman · 29 replies
    Vanity ^ | 06/10/14 | unk
    Some bits of wisdom! And a note to my friends and compatriots: I often hear people say that although they had lived their lives, and were fairly satisfied, they wouldn't want to live it over again. I disagree. I would like to do it all over again, but with more wisdom and a better sense of purpose. I wouldn't change very much, but I would not waste so much precious time, and I would do everything a lot better. And now an admonition: Always remember; when the issue is great, when the future of society depends on you, when it...
  • The real purpose of Obamacare

    11/28/2013 9:22:24 PM PST · by ReaganberAlles · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/28/2013 | Robert W. Merry
    President Obamas Affordable Care Act is practically dead. Meanwhile, the old system it was meant to replace is dead. Thus, Americans face a long and bitter struggle over what kind of health care system they will have.
  • Obama's Purpose Driven Life

    01/23/2013 6:16:44 AM PST · by publius321 · 3 replies
    The objective of Obama's - Laser Focused - Purpose Driven Life: (Video)
  • Ceremony an example of unity of purpose

    09/12/2011 4:00:25 PM PDT · by SandRat
    SIERRA VISTA On a clear and calm morning, a giant American flag, suspended from two extended fire engine ladders, fluttered in the breeze as those below gathered to remember that fateful day in 2001. With somber memories but a unity that binds all Americans, they gathered to pay homage to the men and women who lost their lives and continue to do so for the ideals that make this nation great. On Sept. 11, 2011, 10 years after the attacks that took nearly 3,000 lives, more than of 250 people gathered in Veterans Memorial Park for a short ceremony...
  • Only Jesus ! Only The Father's will flowing through us !

    06/24/2011 1:18:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 13 replies
    Stop and listen to the King , Just wait upon me and let your Lifesong sing , For I own your part in My Tapestry , But it is for Me to reveal and you to see , Every color each and every stroke , A painting " Alive " and as you receive it I then invoke ! My breath of virtue into your every day , So when you arise you come to me first and "say" , " What is it Oh Lord that you desire of me ? " , "Show me where I am the...
  • Need to blow off steam. I feel like my life is utterly pointless.

    02/16/2011 9:31:50 AM PST · by JamesP81 · 298 replies
    2-16-2011 | JamesP81
    I don't really have anybody I can talk to about this that would understand. I don't expect FR too either, but it's as good a place as any to vent. You know what I do? I get up every day and go to work. I do my job and get my work done. I come home. I do it again the next day. And then again, and again, and again. When I am dead, the most anyone will ever say about me is "he went to work ever day". If I were to simply drop dead, everything would pretty much...
  • THE LIBERAL THEFT OF MEANING

    08/21/2010 4:36:15 PM PDT · by helpfulresearcher · 9 replies
    To the Point News (with permission) ^ | Friday, 20 August 2010 | Dr. Joel Wade
    There are very few things in life that create a sense of profound and lasting meaning; a sense of deep satisfaction and vitality in life. Charles Murray has identified exactly four: *Being a good parent *Having a good marriage *Being a good neighbor and a good friend *Being really good at something that draws the most from your abilities These are all things that anybody of sound mind and a willing heart can engage in, and have success at. ... Whenever a government program is designed to make life easier for people - to pay for their retirement or health...
  • What Defines an Organism? Biologists Say 'Purpose.'

    12/10/2009 8:12:50 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 308 replies · 3,639+ views
    ICR News ^ | December 10, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    David Queller and Joan Strassmann, evolutionary biologists at Rice University, recently proposed a new way to describe what makes an organism a unified whole. They defined an organism as an entity made up of parts that cooperate well for an overall purpose, and do so with minimal conflict. But how do parts like these get together, and where does purposeful behavior come from?...
  • Your Only Choice is Choice

    08/21/2009 12:35:34 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 7 replies · 860+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 8/21/'09 | Rabbi David Aaron
    Rabbi Eliezar was a very, very poor man. He subsisted on a meager diet of bread and garlic. One day, the rabbi was so hungry that he fainted. While unconscious, he had a dialogue with G-d. When revived by his students, he announced, "G-d spoke to me." "What did He say?" "I asked G-d, 'Why couldn't You create me as a rich man? Why do I have to suffer like this?' And G-d answered, 'Rabbi Eliezar, my dear son, would you prefer me to destroy the entire world, and re-create it, and maybe you'll be born with a different destiny?'...
  • THE LIVING PICTURE AND FRAMEWORK OF " YAHWEH'S KINGDOM COME "

    07/15/2009 6:41:31 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies · 778+ views
    Bible , The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Thy Kingdom come "Jesus "
    Do MY will , feign away from others not in my will for they shall weigh and slow you down and there is no time for the flesh . Your posture before me is about to change in that a door has been swung wide for you to enter the Garden of My will For I AM your Father as you are my Children . Do you see your eyes enlightening to my purposes througout the world now and how you fit into this living , flowing picture ?! Stay within the framework of this at all times and you...
  • DUST IN THE WIND...

    05/02/2009 10:18:48 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 1 replies · 268+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 5/2/09 | DJP I.F.
    The Old Testament Book of Ecclesiastes is the tragic biography of Adams fallen race (i.e., humanity) told by the wisest of all men, King Solomon. King Solomon possessed it all: wisdom, brilliance, discernment, authority, prestige, riches/ wealth, property/ possessions, power, fame, women and glory. Amazingly, as he was reflecting on his life in his last days, he made this very sobering and tragic statement: Vanity of vanitiesall is vanity (Eccl. 1:1-15). In the possessing of all of this stature and achievement, it never satisfied the eternal void of his heart. All of it did not - and could not -...
  • Darwins Sad Legacy (evolution invented to give death and suffering a positive explanation?)

    04/15/2009 10:52:09 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 344 replies · 4,199+ views
    AiG ^ | April 14, 2009 | Dr. Tommy Mitchell
    The common thread throughout Darwins life was his continual struggle with the issue of death and suffering. He was never able to reconcile the existence of death, disease, and struggle with the character of a loving God: I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars, or that a cat should play with mice.[1] Darwin was unable to understand why a loving Creator God would allow the horrible things he witnessed in nature and everyday life. Animals fed on one...
  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management's 'Constitution Initiative' omits key constitutional phrase

    01/13/2009 4:51:23 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 2 replies · 501+ views
    AIP NEWS ^ | 1-13-2009 | AIPNEWS staff
    http://www.opm.gov/constitution_initiative/index.asp CONSTITUTION INITIATIVE The purpose of this website is to provide Federal Executive Branch agencies and departments resources to support training of their employees on the U.S. Constitution ... ... Section 111 of Title I, Division J, of the Fiscal Year 2005 Consolidated Appropriations Act (Pub. L. 108-447), enacted into law on December 8, 2004 requires the head of each Federal agency or department each year to: 1. provide each new employee of the agency or department with educational and training materials concerning the United States Constitution as part of the orientation materials provided to the new employee; and 2....