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Will you send Mr. Trump to Washington? by Tatiana Wood

(My 17 year old daughter wrote this and I’m happy to post it.)

I’m an old movie buff. Give me an old Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant, or Clark Gable movie and I’m perfectly content. In fact, it was an old Jimmy Stewart movie, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, that got me thinking about this up coming election and something came to mind. I don’t know why I didn’t see it before.

Mr. Trump is a lot like Mr. Smith in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. A man who isn’t a politician trying to stand up against the corrupt people of D.C. The man they were sure couldn’t touch them is bringing down the house of cards. He came in and saw that while they said they were doing what’s best for the people they were really making under the table deals that really only served them.  And he decided that it was time to drain the swamp.

In the movie Mr. Smith didn’t really know how to handle other politicians and didn’t understand that they would stab him in the back. Mr. Trump is not a politician but, unlike Mr. Smith when he first came to D.C., he does know that the establishment will stab him in the back. And like Mr. Smith, Mr. Trump has figured out how they play the game. And he’s really good at staying two steps ahead of Hillary.

Hillary offers us the same “deals” Obama has offered us for eight long and painful years. The same deals that have destroyed us. She intends to give us more of the same while continuing to destroy our way of life.

Hillary intends to allow innocent babies to be killed up until the due date. To allow Muslims free access to our country. She says that Christians must be forced to change what they believe. She wants to destroy what little Obama has left us.

She’s a proven liar who won’t think twice about putting our safety at risk if it serves her and the Clinton foundation. And she’s the woman who went to sleep leaving those men in Benghazi to die.

Mr. Trump offers us freedom of religion. He intends to make abortion illegal. To build a wall and close our borders. To vet those who wish to come here to live. And to make them come here legally. He wants to protect and defend us. Mr. Trump wants to make America the land of the free and home of the brave once again.

So I ask you, how far will Hillary have to go, and how much damage must she cause, before you can get your heads out of the sand and vote for the one man who will stop her?

I ask you, will you send Mr. Trump to Washington?

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SO WE TRUST GOD WITH EVERYTHING BUT DONALD TRUMP’S HEART? by DAVE DAUBENMIRE via BarbWire

This election cycle is enough to drive a person crazy. I don’t know if I have ever in my lifetime seen so much confusion about what is happening in America. It is the judgment of God on America.

We are told in 2 Thessalonians that God “would send a strong delusion that they would believe a lie.” Lies rule the day in this nation and sadly, it is God’s people who seem most deceived and confused by what is going on.

I have lost some friends over the past few months because I have come out in support of Donald Trump. These are good people who are angry with me. Warriors, really. Front line activists whom I have, and would, stand shoulder to shoulder with in the defense of the unborn. These are not some Joel Osteen followers. These are committed men and women of God that I have the utmost respect for.

But they are #nevertrumpers. I am not mad at them because they won’t vote for him. I respect their decisions and I respect their conscience. Far be it from me to judge someone’s Christianity based on a vote in a Presidential election. I trust that they are following their conscience. What grieves me is they don’t trust that I am following mine.

“How can you vote for a strip club owner? How can you cast a vote for a serial adulterer? Trump doesn’t want to protect ALL babies. You are a sellout! You have betrayed all of us in the Pro-life movement.”

And those are some of the nicer things they have said…my Christian brothers. It grieves my heart.

I was on the phone with one of them the other day and we had a very cordial discussion. He said he still loves me as a brother…and I believe he does…but he just cannot trust me anymore after being a cheerleader for such a wicked man. He was a strong Ted Cruz supporter in the primaries.

“Let me ask you a few questions,” I said to him over the phone. “When you were supporting Cruz did you agree with all of his positions?”

“Most of them,” he answered. “I believe he was an honest man.”

“Ok. I just pulled out Ted’s position paper from the primaries and he listed the following things as important positions.”

Repeal and replace Obama Care.
The 2nd amendment is absolute and no to gun control legislation.
If elected he will nominate pro-life justices to the Supreme Court.
If elected he will overturn all of Obama’s illegal executive orders.
If elected he would defund Planned Parenthood.
He would cut personal income and corporate taxes.
He would return educational control to the local school districts.
He would block Common Core.
He would fight for energy Independence.
He would bar refugees from Terrorist nations.
“Do you still support all of those position’s Mike?” I asked.

“Of course I do. Cruz was our best chance to restore Christian values to this nation. I supported him 100%.”

“Are there any of his positions listed above that you could not support, Mike?”

“No. Those would be a good first step in turning this nation around.”

“Well Mike, I hate to burst your bubble but those 10 things listed above are positions that I found on Donald Trump’s website. It seems to me that he and Ted Cruz agree on much of what is needed to rescue this nation. Why can’t you support him?”

“Because I don’t trust him. I don’t think that he actually believes most of those things because he used to be a liberal Democrat. He gave millions to the Democrats.”

“How do you know that if Cruz was elected he would do what he said he would do?”

“Because I trust him. He is a man of integrity. Trump has been all over the place and I don’t trust him.”

“Why not support Trump and hold his feet to the fire. Let’s make sure he does what he and Cruz says needs to be done. Maybe he can appoint pro-life judges and end the abortion holocaust.”

“I can’t vote for him. He is a serial adulterer. He miss-treats women. He said he has never felt the need to ask God for forgiveness.”

“But what if he keeps his word? What if he keeps his word and fights for everything he and …

To finish reading go to http://barbwire.com/2016/10/27/what-is-your-solution/ )

 

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A woman comes to you and says she’s been abused–what do you do?

A woman comes to you. She says she’s been abused. You look at her face. It’s evident that she’s stressed. Something is going on but you don’t know what. You ask her a few questions. She looks down, avoids eye contact. Her answers are all over the place. She’s obviously distressed. Is she lying? You don’t really have the time to try to find out. You tell her to go home, repent, try harder, pray more. Do more to be a better wife, to try to make her husband happy. “If it doesn’t get better, let me know.” Patting yourself on the back, you relegate it to the back of your mind. “Thank you, Lord, that I was able to be there for her.”

A woman comes to you. She says she’s been abused. You tell her you know her husband. He’s a good man, a gentle man, a kind and loving man. There’s no way he could do the things she says he’s done. “I know him. He’s never do the things you are accusing him of.” She tries to explain but nothing she says meshes with what you are sure you know. “I’ll pray for you but the ball is really in your court. If you want a better marriage, you have to work for a better marriage. You must have done something to make him unhappy.” You send her home but just for good measure, you call up her husband. “Your wife came in here telling me things that I knew couldn’t be true. I just thought you’d want to know.” He gives you a sob story about how unbalanced she is, how hard he tries and how little she appreciates his efforts. “I try everything in my power but it just never gets any better.” After promising to pray for him so that he’ll know how to help his wife, you hang up the phone. “Thank you, Lord, for letting me be here to pray for him and even for her. It must be so hard having a wife like that.”

A woman comes to you. She tells you that there isn’t enough money for food, not enough money for the doctor, not enough money for the power or the mortgage. “Our children need so much but my husband spends the money on other things. I don’t even know where it all goes. It’s always like this, and I don’t know what to do.” You look at her clothes. She’s well dressed. You look at her car. It’s top of the line. You know where she lives; the neighborhood is nice, upscale. She sees your doubt. “That car,” she says, “he insisted that he had to have that for business….” Looking back at her you tell her, “I know where you live. Your house is expensive. Your car is, too. Obviously your husband makes enough money. You just need to manage it better. Sell the car, get something nice but much cheaper. Cut out other luxuries. Move to a cheaper place. There’s a lot you can do to make things better. Maybe get into financial counseling. You need to learn to spend money on what’s important. Work with your husband, not against him. We can’t help you.” She tries once again to explain how broke they really are but, really, there’s no explanation necessary. The truth is so obvious. You send her away, shaking your head as you do. As you sit down to dinner that night, you once again think about her story. Then you pray, “Teach us to be grateful for what we’ve been given, for the bounty set before us, and help us to always be ready to share with those in need.” Thankful that you don’t know anyone who is really in need, you start to eat.

A woman comes to you…. What do you do?

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Bombarded 

Matthew Winters Ministries


Most every day, I spend time listening to issues people are facing and first provide a caring and empathetic presence. People often want someone to listen and care before they want advice. The resounding theme I find with people is that they are not just experiencing one difficulty. They are often being bombarded by multiple problems. Many feel there is no end in sight.

We have all been there. I am facing some circumstances right now where I am praying for miracles. I know that there is no way there will be a breakthrough apart from the power of God doing the impossible. However, I am clinging to His promises and power.

For those who feel like you are being bombarded, here are some verses from the Bible to help you know that God will bring you to the other side better than you were before.

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Throwback Thursday ~ 9 Things that Are Still Sins Whether We Agree or Not

Michelle Lesley

Originally published June 19, 20159 still sins

I do it all the time, Mother, and I’ve decided something-
it’s not a sin.

I heard this line several years ago on a popular sitcom, spoken by an adult daughter to her Christian mother about a behavior the Bible unambiguously calls a sin. I mean, it’s right smack dab in the middle of the Big 10; “thou shalt not” and everything.

It’s one thing to say, “I know it’s a sin, but I don’t care. I’m going to do it anyway,” but how depraved is the world when they think they – in God’s place – are the ones who get to define what sin is? And what’s even worse is that the church has begun to adopt this audacious depravity as well, whether approving of sin by fiat or by simply ignoring God’s word and letting sin slide without rebuke.

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Thoughts on the blessing of womanhood

“One expression in Titus 2 deserves special notice. It is the word homemakers. The Greek word is oikourgous, which literally means “workers at home.” Oikos is the Greek word for “home,” and ergon means “work, employment.” It suggests that a married woman’s first duty is to her own family, in her own household. Managing her own home should be her primary employment, her first task, her most important job, and her true career.”~John MacArthur

“Mothers, don’t let anyone ever dupe you into thinking there’s anything ignoble or disgraceful about remaining at home and raising your family. Don’t buy the lie that you’re repressed if you’re a worker in the home instead of in the world’s workplace. Devoting yourself fully to your role as wife and mother is not repression; it is true liberation. Multitudes of women have bought the world’s lie, put on a suit, picked up a briefcase, dropped their children off for someone else to raise, and gone into the workplace, only to realize after fifteen years that they and their children have a hollow void in their hearts. Many such career women now say they wish they had devoted themselves to motherhood and the home instead.”~John MacArthur

“Seen from the outside, housework can look like a Sisyphean task that gives you no sense of reward or completion. Yet housekeeping actually offers more opportunities for savoring achieveemnt than almost any other work I can think of. Each of its regular routines brings satisfaction when it is completed. These routines echo the rhythm of life, and the housekeeping rhythm is the rhythm of the body. You get satisfaction no only from the sense of order, cleanliness, freshness, peace and plenty restored, but from the knowledge that you yourself and those you care about are going to enjoy those benefits.”
~ Cheryl Mendelson, Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House, page 10

“To call a woman a helper is not to emphasize her weakness but her strength, not to label her as superfluous but as essential to Adam’s condition and to God’s purpose in the world. Helper is a position of dignity given to the woman by God Himself.”~Richard D. Phillips and Sharon L. Phillips

“In 1950, the great Scottish American preacher Peter Marshall stood before the United States Senate and he explained it this way: The modern challenge to motherhood is the eternal challenge – that of being a godly woman. The very phrase sounds strange in our ears. We never hear it now. We hear about every other kind of women – beautiful women, smart women, sophisticated women, career woman, talented women, divorced women, but so seldom do we hear of a godly woman… I believe women come nearer fulfilling their God-given function in the home than anywhere else. It is a much nobler thing to be a good wife than to be Miss America. It is a greater achievement to establish a Christian home than it is to produce a second-rate novel filled with filth. It is a far, far better thing in the realm of morals to be old-fashioned than to be ultramodern. The world has enough women who know how to hold their cocktails, who have lost all their illusions and their faith. The world has enough women who know how to be smart. It needs women who are willing to be simple. The world has enough women who know how to be brilliant. It needs some who will be brave. The world has enough women who are popular. It needs more who are pure. We need women…who would rather be morally right that socially correct.”~Author Unknown, The Rise and Fall and Rise of Motherhood in America

“The best happiness would result if women would continue to let this be a man’s world and continue to provide a bower of bliss at home. Her greatest career is to help her husband and to start her children off in the right direction. Women should be reminded that they can have just as much pride saying, ‘Look, I helped my husband and I have raised some decent children.’ I don’t think women can do any better than that. That’s more important than winning the Pulitzer Prize or the Nobel Peace Prize.”~ Richard Armour, author of My Life with Women: Confessions of a Domesticated Male

“Three of the New Testament passages that call women to submit to their husbands include an important phrase. Ephesians 5:22 says, “Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.” Colossians 3:18 similarly reads, “Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.” These parallel phrases serve as reminders to all wives that submission in marriage must be with the same loving wholeheartedness with which we submit to the Lord. When we submit to our spouses, we are once again agreeing with God that His beautiful ordered plan is worth obeying and the mystery worth preserving. By so doing we once again acknowledge that Jesus is Lord.”~Barbara Hughes

“Remember this: The strongest sign of the decay of a nation is the feminization of men and the masculinization of women. It is notable that in Communist nations women are exhorted, and compelled, to do what has traditionally been men’s work. American women, some of them, feel triumphant that they have broken down the ‘barricades’ between the work of the sexes. I hope they will still feel triumphant when some commissar forces a shovel or an axe into their soft hands and compels them to pound and cut forests and dig ditches. I hope they will be ‘happy’ when a husband deserts them and they must support their children and themselves alone. (After all, if a woman must be ‘free’ she shouldn’t object to men being free too, should she?) I hope they will feel ‘fulfilled’ when they are given no more courtesies due to their sex and no kindnesses, but are kicked aside on the subways buses by men, and jostled out of the way by men on busy sidewalks and elevators…. I hope, when they look in their mirrors, that they will be pleased to see exhausted, embittered faces, and that they will be consoled by their paychecks.”
~ Taylor Caldwell

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Tonight’s debate — Trump’s symphony

Churchmouse Campanologist

This week has produced a mother lode for Donald Trump just in time for the final presidential debate on Wednesday, October 19.

Between the Podesta Wikileaks and the two James O’Keefe videos — with a third to appear before the debate — he has a gold mine of information to use against Hillary Clinton and his other debate opponent, FOX’s Chris Wallace.

For those who have not been watching, Trump — as is usual for the Republican candidate since 2008 — must also debate the moderator(s) who are in league with the Democrat candidates.

Three topics Trump must not spend much time on

The two of them will attempt to bog Trump down with three topics: sex, Russia and nuclear war. He should give nothing but a brief, clear statement on each, turning measured verbiage on the Democrats and the Clintons.

For those who are unaware, the Democrats engineered each…

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