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    I Remember a Time

    Sunday, October 18, 2015, 6:32 PM [General]

    I remember an America where children played without fear of being harmed. When families cared about those who had less then them, and didn't expect government to be there for them, when they were there.
    I remember a time when good behavior was the norm. When saying thank you, and your welcome...didn't need to be prodded.
    I remember when Grandparents were loved and cherished for the life examples they were.
    When parents were respected by their kids, rather then them being to their children.
    I remember the feeling I felt when leaving a church. When Sunday meant family, and not just another day to make a buck.
    I remember this time, it was gentler, more honest in its endeavors.
    I remember it, and mourn it everyday. For all who never knew it, but who would have loved it.

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    False Prophets Don't Always Wear Religous Garb

    Saturday, October 17, 2015, 11:09 AM [The Body Politics]

    False Prophets dont always find themselves in religious garb.
    Under the guise of caring for the poor, the Democrats have pulled on the heartstrings of America for decades. But what is at the core of this con? Envy!
    The false prophet will point the fingers at the rich, make the ignorant masses believe its the fingers of the rich, that causes people to be poor? They point their fingers at the very people who supply them with the money to keep them in office. They make a straw of the rich, as they get richer while in office.
    I see this very clearly when it comes to our new leaning towards Socialism.. The envy of those who see themselves as losers. Seek to take from the rich, as if that fills their own pockets, rather than filling the pocket of our government. A government who never seems to have enough. Yet the lives of those they claim to fight for, never get out of the poverty level they seem to live in.
    So when ENVY reaches its peak, so too does Socialism. Just the word itself, a decade ago, would be a horrifying thought!
    So what has changed? How is it the Stars the Dems seem to schmooze with, the Football players as well as the entertainment world, are never seen as their targets? How is it only Corporations are the greedy ones?
    That is not to say they aren't , but why the selectivity? How is it, governments promotion of envy only points to NY and not LA?
    We have been conned by these false prophets into believing they are charitable souls...pure in their intentions...why then aren't they more concerned with what they waste, then what they want?
    Americans although compassionate souls...hold onto ideas that rarely hold much truth. For decades, the Dems have been using the same con. Pulling on the heartstrings of the headless, who fall for it time after time. Only this time is can be dangerous for our kids future. Please don't allow seeds of greed, make you believe, that taking from the rich, will make the poor middle class!
    This has been the con for decades, with little change for the poor or the middle class! Telling us we can have more FREEBIE'S without a cost to AL OF indeed another false belief...much like leading from behind.
    Leading from behind, is just another way of saying ...making an ass out of ourselves...lets not fall for the same old same old...that hasn't made it better for anyone other then government employees.

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    Cherish the Word...It Creates Your World

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 1:03 PM [General]

    Oh how I wish people would listen to words. They are indeed the most wonderful of things. They tell us how we feel, how others feel about themselves. When they are chosen with great thought, they become poetry, prose, promises, praise.
    What is really missing in the word today, is a love of the meaning of a word.
    Remember, Christ say's He is the Word, made flesh.
    That in the beginning, was the Word!
    That we think in words. We dream in pictures that if we look closer those are speaking to us in pictures replacing words.
    We can see the kind of world we live in by the words we rarely use. Those missing words show us what is also missing in the world.
    Words like Integrity, is rarely heard used in the language of today.
    So are words like honesty. Wisdom, thoughtfulness, sincerity, rarely found in the mouths of men.
    Words like sanctify, purity, temperance, and abstain.
    Look around today in your world...and add a word of meaning to your life. A word that will change your world for the better.

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    How Can I Thank You...Beliefnet?

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 9:36 AM [General]

    CryHow can you thank those who provided you a home, asking nothing in return?

    Allowing you to speak your mind, share your feelings and engage with others. While we all searched to learn more about ourselves, our God and our shared journey in life.

    Some became really close, sharing good times and painful ones as well. While others just looked in from time to time, to see what friends had said.

    I truly looked at this place as my home. I would write things here, I couldnt share anywere else. Most times, I shared my heart to no one other then my God. And other times a few close friends would respond to what I wrote.

    All I know is I will miss writing from where I felt at Home. I will miss Stephensway, and Bello and Bouncybabys friendship. I will miss reading Pastors thoughts.

    I truly will miss putting my words to screen, here...and I am truly grateful for you giving me the space to do, so for so long.

     God Bless all concerned...hope something new and good, is reborn from all the blessing left here, for all to enjoy. My heartfelt thanks to all

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    Sanctification is Your Calling

    Thursday, October 1, 2015, 6:54 AM [Character of the Christ]

    The generic meaning of sanctification is "the state of proper functioning." To sanctify someone, or something, is to set that person or thing apart for the use intended by its designer. A pen is "sanctified" when used to write. Eyeglasses are "sanctified" when used to improve sight. In the theological sense, things are sanctified when they are used for the purpose God intends. A human being is sanctified, therefore, when he or she lives according to God's design and purpose.

    ...This explanation should answer those who claim abortion and gay marriage isn't in the Bible. Therefore, those who believe in the Word of God, should not hold true, either abortion or gay marriage.

    The last sentence regarding sanctification, states the answer. Certain things like life, marriage, and birth are sanctified by design and purpose of its Creator, God. Love really has no mention here. It is the holiness inherent in God's plan and design that sanctifies His truth.

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    Confidence's Journey to Christ

    Sunday, September 27, 2015, 8:49 AM [Character of the Christ]

    Confidence's journey.
    We are born without what we have called confidence.
    How can we be confident in a world we know nothing about?
    As we grow, we understand that confidence allows us to raise our hand in school. Stand against a wall, waiting to be called on, for our first spelling bee.
    We graduate and again confidence needs to be built because again we are facing a new world....
    We work, marry and learn to love. Relationships tests confidence again. Some relationships make us feel more confident, while others leaving us less than we thought.
    All is part of confidence's journey, all part of becoming more than we had believed we were.
    Some never really gain confidence, so they adopt false bravado instead. Others will always feel less confident, never really giving themselves a chance to become who they were meant to be.
    But no matter, confidence one day realizes its not the same thing as courage. Courage is a thing of the heart. Courage requires more than our confidence can supply, so we now need to draw on something greater more filled with courage then ourselves..
    This is where Christ answers our need. This is where His Heart reaches out to ours. Fills us with His Spirit...our confidence is no longer needed, for His courage has entered our Soul.
    We can now become humble in Him, for when we again find ourselves, in a place we have never been...Its His courage, that strengthens our Heart. It is His words that whisper...FEAR NOT!
    And it is then, that our FAITH fills with His that we may never fear again.

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    Are You Satisfied with Just Being a Believer?

    Saturday, September 26, 2015, 6:00 PM [My Heart My Soul My God]

    Many Christians hold to the belief, they are saved . That no amount of good works, would get us our salvation. That is the truth. But also many who hold to that belief, see no need to BE anything other then BELIEVERS.
    I never was satisfied with being that. I always wanted to "Know Him" not just believe in Him.
    I always wanted to become better because I loved Him, more then I loved myself. And although many remain happy with their salvation, I wanted to be more for Him. I want...ed to give back, anything I could, to He who gave His life for me.

    Your understanding is telling me, what our Lord did for us. My understanding called for me to become better FOR HIM.. And I believe its our understanding of Christ, that determines our purpose in Him. I see Saints as better models then those our children look to, in sports, or entertainment.
    I see Saints as models of people who devoted their lives to Christ, even at the pain of death. As regular people who can inspire us because of the lives they lead. Like St. Teresa, when she reminds us that " We can do small things with great love."
    All who love Christ, know He is all they need. And although my salvation was made right by Him, I always felt I needed to be more FOR HIM. I know I am saved because of nothing I do...But I also know, I can be made better in Him ,and by Him. I know only our love for Him, can take away ALL FEAR.
    I felt my purpose was to become as close to His likeness, in love and truth, as I could. I wanted to develop my character to have qualities that would please Him, because I love Him more then self.
    Just believing in Him, wasn't enough for me. I needed to become who I knew He would want me to be. I suppose if we all thought or believed in Him with the same purpose and belief, there would be no need for Methodist, or Baptists or the like. I am grateful for my Catholic roots, for they were the foundation of my love of Christ. To see only one expression as the right one, would limit all who love Christ , and as we all know ,His love and expressions of love, are limitless. ..

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    Climate Change In God's Hands or Ours?

    Thursday, September 24, 2015, 7:52 AM [Character of the Christ]

    Whose ears are "politically bent" when the Pope speaks of climate change?
    Didn't God ask man to care for the earth? Putting it's care in our hands? Isnt good stewardship a moral tenant of God? If we can forget the sides of the political battles. If politics had nothing to do with our morals, which it should never have..then how would we feel about climate change?
    For me, good stewardship and a mans good moral character, belongs in the hands of every man. But because most me...n are immoral when it comes to by passing mans laws as well as Gods, laws are made to contain man's likely abuses. We would need no government if man were a slave to Gods moral principles. Man is not, nor can a bigger government make men more moral...So what then is the answer to the problems of our time?
    Is it in seeing government as our instrument of Godly morality? (no snickering, please) Or is it in the good character of every man? If you see that too as an impossibility, then I would suggest you look to a deeper relationship with your God. Only then, can all our problems get their answers. Free of political agendas..having only Gods agenda as our own

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    Integrity, the Path of Chrisitanity

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 12:13 PM [Character of the Christ]

    The Integrity of the Soul...
    As Christians, the most important virtue we need, is that of Integrity.
    Integrity is man's expression of Wholeness and Oneness with God.
    It's the source of true Spirituality. It is the vehicle that shows the world, you are, who you claim to be. That your words are faithful in action, honest in word and deed.
    Integrity is the true Likeness of Christ, purely expressed in an individual.

    Any Christian who seriously wants to become more Christ-like, can never achieve that state of being while on earth, without the development of integrity.

    The first step to integrity, is to step away from the herd. One way to do this is to listen to the words that cover your truth. To listen daily to your excuses!

    One of the first excuse you need to avoid, comes in these words "but everybody does it". When you say that, you are making an excuse for something your soul knows is wrong. You are attempting to hide yourself among the "herd". Among the "everybodies"
    You should know, that the herd clings together for "fear". An individual hides himself amoung the "everybody does it" for fear of being seen when they do wrong as an "individual".
    You are an individual! But to be one in truth, you can't hide. Integrity requires you to come forth, to stand on your own truth. To face your fear of rejection by others, before you can even begin walking INTREGITYS PATH.

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    Politics is not Spiritualitys Goal

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 11:46 AM [Character of the Christ]

    Pope Francis has not and will not change one line of Church dogma. He is simply restoring the balance. He is simply reminding us that the Catholic Church teaches and preaches the whole Gospel of Christ and not some politically edited sidebar of it.

    Abortion is murder. Euthanasia is murder. Gay marriage is not and never can be actual marriage.


    We are called to have dominion over the earth, to care for it and hand it forward to future generations intact. It is a sin against God to rape the Earth and impoverish untold millions in a quest for mammon. That is in the whole of Scripture, from the first chapters of Genesis onward. The Bible talks over and again about the poor, the weak, the helpless — the Least of These. Jesus tells us flat-out that we will be judged based on how we treat them.

    The Washington Post article is a near-perfect example of the left side of the political heresy. I could show you equally compelling examples of the right side of this same heresy. The bottom line is simple: If you are looking for God in a political party, you need a new road map.

    Pope Francis, and indeed the whole of Catholic Teaching, is here to give us that map.

    Written by Rebecca Hamilton

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