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Dear Lord, I thank You for this day. I thank You for my being able to see and to hear this morning. I'm blessed because You are a forgiving God and an understanding God. You have done so much for me and You keep on blessing me. Forgive me this day for everything I have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to you. I ask now for Your forgiveness.

Please keep me safe from all danger and harm. Help me to start this day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude. Let! me make the best of each and every day to clear my mind so that I can hear from You.

Let me not whine and whimper over things I have no control over. Let me continue to see sin through God's eyes and acknowledge it as evil.. And when I sin, let me repent, and confess with my mouth my wrongdoing, and receive the forgiveness of God.

And when this world closes in on me, let me remember Jesus' example to slip away and find a quiet place to pray. It's the best response when I'm pushed beyond my limits. I know that when I can't pray, You listen to my heart. Continue to use me to do Your will.

Continue to bless me that I may be a blessing to others. Keep me strong that I may help the weak. Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others. I pray for those that are l ost and can't find their way. I pray for those that are misjudged and misunderstood. I pray for those who don't know You intimately I pray for those that will delete this without sharing it with others. I pray for those that don't believe.
But I thank you that I believe.

I believe that God changes people and God changes things. I pray for all my sisters and brothers. For each and every family member in their households. I pray for peace, love and joy in their homes that they are out of debt and all their needs are met.

I pray that every eye that reads this knows there is no problem, circumstance, or situation greater than God.. Every battle is in Your hands for You to fight. I pray that these words be received into the hearts of every eye that sees them and every mouth that confesses them willingly.

This is my prayer.  In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Finding Pennies on the Sidewalk

Look at the coins in your pocket. 
Read what they say, "In God We Trust."

If we trust in God, the name of God is holy, even on a coin.  Whenever you find a coin, look at that inscription.  It is written on every single United States coin, but we never seem to notice it!  God drops a message right in front of us telling us to trust Him.  Who are we to pass it by?  When you see a coin like that, stop to see if your trust IS in God at that moment.  Pick the coin up as a response to God; that you do trust in Him.  For a short time, at least, cherish it as if it were gold.  It may be God's way of starting a conversation with you.  And lucky for us, God is patient and pennies are plentiful!

When I was out shopping today, I found a penny on the sidewalk.  I stopped and picked it up, and realized that I had been worrying and fretting in my mind about things I cannot change.  I read the words, "In God We Trust," and had to laugh.  Yes, God, I get the message.

It seems that I have been finding an inordinate number of pennies in the last few months, but then, pennies are plentiful!  And, God is patient.

If God brings you to it,
He will bring you through it.


   Happy moments, praise God.

      Difficult moments, seek God.

         Quiet moments, worship God.

            Painful moments, trust God.

               Every moment, thank God.
IT IS TIME FOR THE MAJORITY TO RULE

Samuel Thompson wrote: I don't believe in Santa Claus, but I'm not going to sue somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December.

I don't agree with Darwin, but I didn't go out and hire a lawyer when my high school teacher taught his theory of evolution.

Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered because someone says a 30-second prayer before a football game.

So what's the big deal? It's not like somebody is up there reading the entire book of Acts.

They're just talking to a God they believe in and  asking him to grant safety to the players on the field and the fans going home from the game.

"But it's a Christian prayer," some will argue. Yes, and this is the United States of America, a country founded on Christian principles and we are in the Bible Belt.  According to our very own phone book, Christian churches outnumber all others better than 200-to-1.  So what would you expect, somebody chanting Hare Krishna?

If I went to a football game in Jerusalem, I would expect to hear a Jewish prayer.

If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad, I would expect to hear a Muslim prayer.

If I went to a ping pong match in China, I would expect to hear someone pray to Buddha.  And I wouldn't be offended.  It wouldn't bother me one bit.  When in Rome...

"But what about the atheists?" is another argument. What about them?  Nobody is asking them to be baptized.  We're not going to pass the  collection plate.  Just humor us for 30 seconds.  If that's asking too much, bring a Walkman or a pair of ear plugs.  Go to the bathroom.  Visit the concession stand.  Call your lawyer. Unfortunately, one or two will make that call.

One or two will tell thousands what they can and cannot do. I don't think a short prayer at a football game is going to shake the world's foundations. 

Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek while our courts strip us of all our rights. Our parents and grandparents taught us to pray before eating, to pray before we go to sleep. Our Bible tells us just to pray without ceasing.  Now a handful of people and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying.  God, help us.

The silent majority has been silent too long.. it's time we let that one or two who scream loud enough to be heard, that the vast majority don't care what they want.. it is time the majority rules!

It's time we tell them, you don't have to pray.. you don't have to say the pledge of allegiance, you don't have to believe in God or attend services that honor Him.  That is your right, and we will honor your right.. but by golly you are no longer going to take our rights away.  We are fighting back.. and we WILL WIN!  After all, the God you have the right to denounce is on our side!

God bless our service men who are fighting to protect our right to pray and worship God...  In God We Trust!
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 2:53 PM
Subject: ELECTION DETERMINES FATE OF NATION

 This was written in the Daily Record (Ellensburg's paper) on Wed. Oct.6, 2004.  It was written by Mathew (only one t) Manweller who is a Central Washington University political science professor.

The title of the article was "Election determines fate of nation."

"In that this will be my last column before the presidential election there will be no sarcasm, no attempts at witty repartee.  The topic is too serious, and the stakes are too high.


This November we will vote in the only election during our lifetime that will truly matter.  Because Americais at a once-in-a-generation crossroads, more than an election hangs in the balance.

Down one path lies retreat, abdication and a reign of ambivalence.  Down the other lies a nation that is aware of its past and accepts the daunting obligation its future demands.  If we choose poorly, the consequences will echo through the next 50 years of history.

If we, in a spasm of frustration, turn out the current occupant of the White House, the message to the world and ourselves will be twofold.  First, we will reject the notion that America can do big things.  Once a nation that tamed a frontier, stood down the Nazis and stood upon the moon, we will announce to the world that bringing democracy to the Middle Eastis too big of a task for us.  But more significantly, we will signal to future presidents that as voters, we are unwilling to tackle difficult challenges, preferring caution to boldness, embracing the mediocrity that has characterized other civilizations.

The defeat of President Bush will send a chilling message to future presidents who may need to make difficult, yet unpopular decisions.  America has always been a nation that rises to the demands of history regardless of the costs or appeal.  If we turn away from that legacy, we turn away from who we are.

Second, we inform every terrorist organization on the globe that the lesson of Somalia was well learned.  In Somalia we showed terrorists that you don't need to defeat America on the battlefield when you can defeat them in them  newsroom.  They learned that a wounded America can become a defeated America.  Twenty-four-hour news stations and daily tracing polls will do the heavy lifting, turning a cut into a fatal blow. Except that Iraq is Somalia times 10. The election of John Kerry will give them another victory over America.
      
All you need to break the will of the American people. Our own self-doubt will take it from there. Bin Laden will recognize that he can topple any American administration without setting foot on the homeland.

It is said that America's W.W.II generation is its 'greatest generation.'  But my greatest fear is that it will become known as America's 'last generation.'   Born in the bleakness of the Great Depression and hardened in the fire of WW II, they may be the last American generation that understands the meaning of duty, honor and sacrifice. It is difficult to admit, but I know these terms are spoken with only hollow detachment by many (but not all) in my generation.  Too many citizens today mistake 'living in America' as 'being an American.'  But America has always been more of an idea than a place.  When you sign on, you do more than buy real estate.  You accept a set of values and responsibilities.

This November, my generation, which has been absent too long, must grasp the obligation that comes with being an American, or fade into the oblivion they may deserve.  I believe that 100 years from now historians will look back at the election of 2004 and see it as the decisive election of our century.  Depending on the outcome, they will describe it as the moment America joined the ranks of ordinary nations; or they will describe it as the moment the prodigal sons and daughters of the greatest generation accepted their burden as caretakers of the City on the Hill.
For good and ill, the Iraqi prisoner abuse mess will remain an issue.

On the one hand, right thinking Americans will abhor the stupidity of the actions while on the other hand, political glee will take control and fashion this minor event into some modern day "My Lai massacre".

I heard some Arabs and Muslims are asking for an apology. I humbly offer mine here:

I am sorry that the last seven times we Americans took up arms and sacrificed the blood of our youth, it was in the defense of Muslims (Bosnia, Kosovo, Gulf War 1, Kuwait, etc.).

I am sorry that no such call for an apology upon the extremists came after 9/11.  I am sorry that all of the murderers on 9/11 were Islamic Arabs.

I am sorry that most Arabs and Muslims have to live in squalor under savage dictatorships.  I am sorry that their leaders squander their wealth.

I am sorry that their governments breed hate for the US in their religious schools, mosques, and government-controlled media.

I am sorry that Yasir Arafat was kicked out of every Arab country and high jacked the Palestinian "cause".   I am sorry that no other Arab country will take in or offer more than a token amount of financial help to those same Palestinians.

I am sorry that the USA has to step in and be the biggest financial supporter of poverty stricken Arabs while the insanely wealthy Arabs blame the USA for all their problems.

I am sorry that our own left wing elite, our media, and our own brainwashed (from elements of our society like radical professors, CNN and the NY TIMES masses do not understand any of this.

I am sorry the United Nations scammed the poor people of Iraq out of the "food for oil" money so they could get rich while the common folk suffered.

I am sorry that some Arab governments pay the families of homicide bombers upon their death.  I am sorry that those same bombers are brainwashed thinking they will receive 72 virgins in "paradise."

I am sorry that the homicide bombers think pregnant women, babies, children, the elderly and other noncombatant civilians are a legitimate targets.

I am sorry that our troops die to free more Arabs from the gang rape rooms and the filling of mass graves of dissidents of their own making.

I am sorry that Muslim extremists have killed more Arabs than any other group.

I am sorry that foreign trained terrorists are trying to seize control of Iraq and return it to a terrorist state.  I am sorry we don't drop a few dozen Daisy cutters on Fallujah.

I am sorry every time terrorists hide they find a convenient "Holy Site".  I am sorry they didn't apologize for driving a jet into the World Trade Center that collapsed and severely damaged Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church -  one of our Holy Sites.

I am sorry they didn't apologize for flight 93 and 175, the USS Cole, the embassy bombings, the murders and beheadings of Nick Berg and Daniel Pearl, etc....etc!

I am sorry Michael Moore is American;  he could feed a medium sized village in Africa.

America will get past this latest absurdity.  We will punish those responsible because that is what we do.  We hang out our dirty laundry for all the world to see.  We move on.  That's one of the reasons we are hated so much.

We don't hide this stuff like all those Arab countries that are now demanding an apology.  Deep down inside, when most Americans saw this reported in the news, we were like - so what?  We lost hundreds and made fun of a few prisoners.

Sure, it was wrong, sure, it dramatically hurts our cause, but until captured we were trying to kill these same prisoners. Now we're supposed to wring our hands because a few were humiliated? Our compassion is tempered with the vivid memories of our own people killed, mutilated and burnt amongst a joyous crowd of celebrating Fallujans.

If you want an apology from this American, you're going to have a long wait.
You have a better chance of finding those 72 virgins.

Subject: things that make you go hmmm

Learn these facts to properly debate our poor misguided friends & family before election time !!!

There were 39 combat related killings in Iraq during the month of January.....
In the fair city of Detroit there were 35 murders in the month of January.
That's just one American city, about as deadly as the entire war torn country of Iraq.

When some claim President Bush shouldn't have started this war, state the following ...

FDR...led us into World War II.  Germany never attacked us: Japan did.
From 1941-1945, 450,000 lives were lost, an average of 112,500 per year.

Truman...finished that war and started one in Korea, North Korea never attacked us.
From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost, an average of 18,334 per year.

John F. Kennedy...started the Vietnam conflict in 1962.
Vietnam never attacked us. 

Johnson...turned Vietnam into a quagmire.
From 1965-1975, 58,000 lives were lost, an average of 5,800 per year.

Clinton...went to war in Bosnia without UN or French consent, Bosnia never attacked us.
He was offered Osama bin Laden's head on a platter three times by Sudan and did nothing.
Osama has attacked us on multiple occasions.

In the two years since terrorists attacked us President Bush has:
- liberated two countries,
- crushed the Taliban,
- crippled al-Qaida,
- put nuclear inspectors in Libya, Iran and North Korea without firing a shot, and captured a terrorist who slaughtered 300,000 of his own people.

The Democrats are complaining about how long the war is taking, but..

- It took less time to take Iraq than it took Janet Reno to take the Branch Davidian compound.   That was a 51 day operation.

- We've been looking for evidence of chemical weapons in Iraq for less time than it took Hillary Clinton to find the Rose Law Firm billing records.

- It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard than it took Ted Kennedy to call the police after his Oldsmobile sank at Chappaquiddick.

- It took less time to take Iraq than it took to count the votes in Florida!!!!


Our Commander-In-Chief is doing a GREAT JOB!
The Military moral is high!
The biased media hopes we are too ignorant to realize the facts.

 

Fellow Christians,

I know we cannot do "politics" in the church. But you do have an influence in your congregation, and you should understand some of the huge differences between the Republican and Democrat Parties, where spiritual issues are concerned.

I am a Republican. I just returned from the Republican State Convention in San Antonio in early June. The convention delegates were for the most part, the "Christian Right", who prayed to open  meetings and prayed to close meetings, said our pledges to the U.S. and Texas flags, sang the Star-Spangled Banner at the beginning of every general session, and absolutely beamed with conservative,  patriotic, pro-life, pro-family, Christian values.

On the second morning of the RPT convention, we had a HUGE prayer rally, where thousands gathered to praise the name of Jesus Christ and ask for God's Will to be done in our business proceedings that day and the next. We sang hymns and choruses, and basically "had church" before we got on with our politicking.

In stark contrast, the Texas Democrat Party will hold its State Convention in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center this coming weekend (June 18-19). There is no prayer rally on their published agenda; however, there WILL BE caucuses on Friday, June 18th for special interest groups. From 9:00 am to 11:00am the Secular Humanists will meet in Room 314 A-B, and from 11:00am to 1:00 pm you can attend the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender  Caucus (hosted by the Texas Stonewall Democrats) in Ballroom C or the Choice Caucus for the pro-abortionists in Room 315 A-B-C. In the 1pm to 3pm caucus, you could attend the Muslim Caucus in Room
318 A-F or the Medical Marijuana Caucus in Room 314 A-B-C.

No, I'm not kidding, and this is not some spin off of the satirical Democrat National Convention Schedule that was going around email loops a couple of weeks ago. This is the real deal, folks! Go to http://www.txdemocrats.org/elec2004/stateconvention/
and check out the caucus schedule for yourself.

Is there a difference between Republicans and Democrats? You bet! Like the difference between life and death, and the difference between light and darkness.

Have you been trying to convince someone to switch parties and had trouble explaining the difference between Republicans and Democrats? Now is your chance to get your education and talking points.

If you need to see it for yourself to believe it, I encourage you to go to some of the Democrat proceedings this weekend. They are supposed to be open to the public.

It's time to wake up and smell the coffee. We've got to get born-again believers activated in the voting process!

Blessings to you and yours, KH
Subject: Right or Wrong?

Love him or loathe him, he nailed this one right on the head.............By Rush Limbaugh:

I think the vast differences in compensation between victims of the September 11 casualty and those who die serving our country in Uniform are profound. No one is really talking about it either, because you just don't criticize anything having to do with September 11. Well, I can't let the numbers pass by because it says something really disturbing about the entitlement mentality of this country. If you lost a family member in the September 11 attack, you're going to get an average of $1,185,000. The range is a minimum guarantee of $250,000, all the way up to $4.7 million.

If you are a surviving family member of an American soldier killed in action, the first check you get is a $6,000 direct death benefit, half of which is taxable.

Next, you get $1,750 for burial costs. If you are the surviving spouse, you get $833 a month until you remarry. And there's a payment of $211 per month for each child under 18. When the child hits 18, those payments come to a screeching halt.

Keep in mind that some of the people who are getting an average of $1.185 million up to $4.7 million are complaining that it's not enough.  Their deaths were tragic, but for most, they were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Soldiers put themselves in harms way FOR ALL OF US, and they and their families know the dangers.

We also learned over the weekend that some of the victims from the Oklahoma City bombing have started an organization asking for the same deal that the September 11 families are getting. In addition to that, some of the families of those bombed in the embassies are now asking for compensation as well.

You see where this is going, don't you? Folks, this is part and parcel of over 50 years of entitlement politics in this country. It's just really sad. Every time a pay raise comes up for the military, they usually receive next to nothing of a raise. Now the green machine is in combat in the Middle East while their families have to survive on food stamps and live in low-rent housing. Make sense?

However, our own U.S. Congress voted themselves a raise. Many of you don't know that they only have to be in Congress one time to receive a pension that is more than $15,000 per month. And most are now equal to being millionaires plus. They do not receive Social Security on retirement because they didn't have to pay into the system.

If some of the military people stay in for 20 years and get out as an E-7, they may receive a pension of $1,000 per month, and the very people who placed them in harm's way receives a pension of $15,000 per month.

I would like to see our elected officials pick up a weapon and join ranks before they start cutting out benefits and lowering pay for our sons and daughters who are now fighting.

"When do we finally do something about this?" If this doesn't seem fair to you, it is time to forward this to as many people as you can.

 
 

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