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Good Friday. Morning devotional, Charles H. Spurgeon.

From a great program I don’t use often enough anymore. PC Study Bible 
Day 14
04/14/AM
“All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head.”
— Ps 22:7
Mockery was a great ingredient in our Lord’s woe. Judas mocked Him in the garden; the chief priests and scribes laughed Him to scorn; Herod set Him at nought; the servants and the soldiers jeered at Him, and brutally insulted Him; Pilate and his guards ridiculed His royalty; and on the tree all sorts of horrid jests and hideous taunts were hurled at Him. Ridicule is always hard to bear, but when we are in intense pain it is so heartless, so cruel, that it cuts us to the quick. Imagine the Saviour crucified, racked with anguish far beyond all mortal guess, and then picture that motley multitude, all wagging their heads or thrusting out the lip in bitterest contempt of one poor suffering victim! Surely there must have been something more in the crucified One than they could see, or else such a great and mingled crowd would not unanimously have honoured Him with such contempt. Was it not evil confessing, in the very moment of its greatest apparent triumph, that after all it could do no more than mock at that victorious goodness which was then reigning on the cross? O Jesus, “despised and rejected of men,” how couldst Thou die for men who treated Thee so ill? Herein is love amazing, love divine, yea, love beyond degree. We, too, have despised Thee in the days of our unregeneracy, and even since our new birth we have set the world on high in our hearts, and yet Thou bleedest to heal our wounds, and diest to give us life. O that we could set Thee on a glorious high throne in all men’s hearts! We would ring out Thy praises over land and sea till men should as universally adore as once they did unanimously reject.
Thy creatures wrong Thee, O Thou sovereign Good!
Thou art not loved, because not understood:
This grieves me most, that vain pursuits beguile
Ungrateful men, regardless of Thy smile.

(from Spurgeon’s Morning & Evening, PC Study Bible formatted electronic database Copyright © 1999, 2003, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc. All rights reserved.)

Ps 22

22 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?Why are you so far from saving me,so far from the words of my groaning? 2 O my God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,by night, and am not silent.
3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;you are the praise of Israel. 4 In you our fathers put their trust;they trusted and you delivered them. 5 They cried to you and were saved;in you they trusted and were not disappointed.
6 But I am a worm and not a man,scorned by men and despised by the people. 7 All who see me mock me;they hurl insults, shaking their heads: 8 “He trusts in the Lord;let the Lord rescue him.Let him deliver him,since he delights in him.”
9 Yet you brought me out of the womb;you made me trust in youeven at my mother’s breast. 10 From birth I was cast upon you;from my mother’s womb you have been my God. 11 Do not be far from me,for trouble is nearand there is no one to help.
12 Many bulls surround me;strong bulls of Bashan encircle me. 13 Roaring lions tearing their preyopen their mouths wide against me. 14 I am poured out like water,and all my bones are out of joint.My heart has turned to wax;it has melted away within me. 15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd,and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;you lay me in the dust of death. 16 Dogs have surrounded me;a band of evil men has encircled me,they have pierced my hands and my feet. 17 I can count all my bones;people stare and gloat over me. 18 They divide my garments among themand cast lots for my clothing.
19 But you, O Lord, be not far off;O my Strength, come quickly to help me. 20 Deliver my life from the sword,my precious life from the power of the dogs. 21 Rescue me from the mouth of the lions;save me from the horns of the wild oxen.
22 I will declare your name to my brothers;in the congregation I will praise you. 23 You who fear the Lord, praise him!All you descendants of Jacob, honor him!Revere him, all you descendants of Israel! 24 For he has not despised or disdainedthe suffering of the afflicted one;he has not hidden his face from himbut has listened to his cry for help.
25 From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly;before those who fear you will I fulfill my vows. 26 The poor will eat and be satisfied;they who seek the Lord will praise him — may your hearts live forever! 27 All the ends of the earthwill remember and turn to the Lord,and all the families of the nationswill bow down before him, 28 for dominion belongs to the Lordand he rules over the nations.
29 All the rich of the earth will feast and worship;all who go down to the dust will kneel before him — those who cannot keep themselves alive. 30 Posterity will serve him;future generations will be told about the Lord. 31 They will proclaim his righteousnessto a people yet unborn — for he has done it.
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While driving home this morning from running a few errands I caught a sermon on the “Real Lord’s Prayer”, in John 17 so I thought I’d check it out again.

John 17

17 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:
“Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 3 Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. 4 I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. 5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.
6 “I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. 7 Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. 8 For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. 9 I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. 11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name — the name you gave me — so that they may be one as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.
13 “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. 14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.
20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: 23 I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
25 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26 I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”
NIV

God bless America and you.

A Message To Someone In Need Today

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This is a message…
to someone in need today.
For I know you are hurting…
and for you I humbly pray.
The abuses you have experienced…
have left wounds deep on your soul…
and the responses being triggered…
reveal more damage yet untold.
For with fear and depression…
you feel that your life’s a mess…
but they are both experienced…
with “post-traumatic stress”.

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Fourth of July — The Birthday of Our Christian Nation

I wanted to share this inspirational e-mail I got From the Desk of Richard Thompson of Thomas More Law Center.  Love the video!

On this July 4th 2016 let’s not forget the author and finisher of our freedom, our forefathers and the men and women of our armed services who fight for our freedom.  The following is from the e-mail, enjoy and remember.

“As you celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend with family and friends, please take a moment to reflect on its true meaning—the Birth of our Christian Nation.”

George Washington, in his Farewell Address, proclaimed:
“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. ”
John Adams, another Founding Father agreed:
“Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is  wholly inadequate to the  government of  any other.”
Patrick Henry, who proclaimed “Give me Liberty or give me death,” declared:
“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians: not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, said:
“America was born a Christian nation.  America was born to exemplify that devotion to the elements of righteousness which are derived from the revelations of the Holy Scripture.”
Justice Brewer, in the 1892 case Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, stated:
“… this is a Christian nation.”
Justice William O. Douglas, in the 1952 case of Zorach v. Clauson, wrote:
“We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being…”
And the list goes on … 

The separation of church and state was never the intention of the First Amendment adopted by our Founding Fathers. The plain text simply prohibited the establishment of a national church. However, that all changed, beginning in the 1960’s when the U.S. Supreme Court in its opinions declared war on Christianity.

As you celebrate the Fourth of July weekend, please remember —

                     The Price of Freedom.
Take the time to honor the sacrifices for our freedom made by our fighting men and women throughout our history — From Lexington and Valley Forge, to Iraq and Afghanistan — and today, by our Special Forces in harm’s way in places known and unknown. Take a moment to thank our men and women in uniform and our veterans. And, please, pray for them.
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On behalf of all the Thomas More Law Center staff, I wish you a safe and happy Independence Day weekend.

Meaning of 4th of July Independence Day from Thomas More Law Center on Vimeo.

God bless America and you.

You know the really sad thing about Orlando?

In my humble opinion, it’s all the predictability of the responses. All the Monday morning armchair quarterbacking after the terrorist attack. We have the same talking heads saying the same thing they say after all the other terrorist attacks and will be saying the same thing after the next one. It will never change until we get serious about what the real problem is and that is islam!

islam is an evil, satanic cult, it’s a cancer and needs to be dealt with as such.

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Let me share a few things I came across that I stand in total agreement with. Listen to Clarion Project National Security Analyst Ryan Mauro on Fox and Friends FirstRyan Mauro on FOX: Hit ISIS So Hard They Wonder Why Allah Abandoned Them

Check out Huckabee on the shameful and despicable action of the  House Democrats as they interrupted a moment of silence for the victims of the Orlando terror attack to make a point about gun control proposals. “Mike Huckabee reacted this morning on America’s Newsroom, calling the Democrats who were involved “petulant” and the protest “embarrassing.”

“There’s plenty of time for politics. … It was just incredibly inappropriate,” he said. 

Huckabee said that after terror attacks, the left is always quick to point out that we should not blame all Muslims for the actions of one terrorist. But he said the same should apply to gun owners.

“If [the Orlando terrorist] doesn’t represent all the Muslims, then neither does he represent all the gun owners. … [Liberals] think the answer to everything is to pass a law,” the former Arkansas governor said.” Dems disrupt House moment of silence for Orlando victims

You can read the original article and view the video here, Huckabee Rips House Dems for ‘Embarrassing’ Protest to Moment of Silence

Dr. Sebastian Gorka of  The Gorka Briefing nails it, Dr. Sebastian Gorka Destroys Obama, Clinton, and Political Correctness 

Original article and video here. Dr. Sebastian Gorka: Obama must declare war, drop political correctness and save lives

“The time for political correctness is behind 

The idea that federal agencies, armed services, and law enforcement are not allowed to discuss the religious motivation and ideology of our enemies, and that words such as jihad have to be censored out of our lexicon of counter-terrorism and military training has to end.

If this administration persists in ignoring the reality that jihadi terrorism is a global phenomenon that has reached our shores and continues to focus instead on concepts such as “lone wolf,”  “hate crime,” and “the proliferation of weapons in private hands,” we will continue to see Americans die on U.S. soil.”

Gorka: Naming ‘radical Islam’ is symbolically, operationally important

Check it out, “The stage was set for the types of attacks we saw in Orlando a long time before the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) showed up. Gays, just like Jews, are commonly scapegoated as vile, sin-bearing creatures whose mere presence decays societies.

The stigmatizing of homosexuals inevitably leads to mistreatment and violence towards them, and we should not make the mistake of assuming this problem begins and ends with ISIS.

Here are five ways that Islamists created the conditions for the Orlando attacks to happen even before ISIS was born:”  Read more here. 5 Ways Islamists Set the Stage for the Orlando Attack

From Bill Warner at Political IslamWinning the Jihad War

“The reason for choosing to kill homosexuals is found in Islamic doctrine. The Koran condemns homosexuals, but offers no penalty for the crime. The Hadith (traditions of Mohammed) calls for a death sentence.

But this latest jihad killing is just one of thousands that have happened around the world. Why are we losing? We are losing the war, because we keep offering reasons to excuse Islam for the jihad.”  And,

“We cannot criticize a religion (except Christianity). Well, political Islam is not a religion, it is a political system.

Our politicians back tying the hands of law enforcement. Clergy defend Islam and refuse to complain about the killing of Christians, Jews, Hindus and Buddhists.

So, how do we win? Our strategy: It’s the Islam, stupid! We need to attack a political doctrine by knowing it and use the right language. Every Muslim shall be held accountable for all of the jihad, Kafir hating actions and words of Mohammed and Allah. We must defeat political Islam by using political attack methods of humor, irony, ridicule and criticism of a political system.

It is the Islam, stupid!”

Winning the Jihad War

Finally, as “Progressivism” and “Political Correctness”  spreads across America and the world and the push to remove God from our society just like Obama pulling out of Iraq and pulling back around the world. The vacuum created must be filled with something and this is the end result. “It’s islam stupid”.

God bless America and you.

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Can We Beat the Jihadists? Of Course We Can; Their Doctrine Says So

Good read.
“Some say that victory–if it can ever be achieved at all–won’t happen in our lifetimes. Some even say it will take hundreds of years.

But history and Islamic doctrine suggest otherwise.

The fact is, Islamic doctrine hasn’t changed in around 1,400 years. During that time, Islam has been at war with its neighbors almost constantly. ALMOST.

When the Jihadists’ victims have fought back successfully, Islam has sat dormant for long periods of times.”

Terror Trends Bulletin

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by Christopher W. Holton

One of the most common remarks we hear is a reflection of pessimism from many Americans who doubt that we can ever defeat an enemy whose doctrine is so deeply rooted in a religion that is followed by 1.6 billion people backed by oil wealth.

Some say that victory–if it can ever be achieved at all–won’t happen in our lifetimes. Some even say it will take hundreds of years.

But history and Islamic doctrine suggest otherwise.

The fact is, Islamic doctrine hasn’t changed in around 1,400 years. During that time, Islam has been at war with its neighbors almost constantly. ALMOST.

When the Jihadists’ victims have fought back successfully, Islam has sat dormant for long periods of times.

Think about it. In recent years, apologists for Jihad have claimed that they are only waging war against us because we occupy “their lands,” Dar-al-Islam.

But this does…

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Breaking news! Spartanburg, SC Christians have run out of “vulnerable” Americans in need of help!

Good read and good question.
“I’m sorry, I shouldn’t be so cynical, but honestly why are foreign-born poor people needier and more deserving than America born disabled, impoverished and struggling in the eyes of these ‘good Christians’? Is it somehow more charitable to care for immigrants than their own neighbors? Are ‘refugees’ somehow cooler than our own poor people (of all colors!)?

Let me be clear—-if they were using their own charitable dollars they can do whatever they want, within the law of course. But, this is your money and mine and so it becomes our business how they spend it.”

Refugee Resettlement Watch

I’m sorry, I shouldn’t be so cynical, but honestly why are foreign-born poor people needier and more deserving than America born disabled, impoverished and struggling in the eyes of these ‘good Christians’? Is it somehow more charitable to care for immigrants than their own neighbors? Are ‘refugees’ somehow cooler than our own poor people (of all colors!)?

Let me be clear—-if they were using their own charitable dollars they can do whatever they want, within the law of course. But, this is your money and mine and so it becomes our business how they spend it.

Jason Lee Lee spoke to the Spartanburg Interfaith Alliance this week. Beware ‘interfaith alliances’ as they are behind establishing and promoting new sites almost everywhere they get involved.

Here is the latest from Spartanburg, a year-old resettlement site that brought national attention to Rep. Trey Gowdy’s Congressional district. Even as Chairman of the House Subcommittee on…

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Dr. Ben Carson: From my devotional. (God is a nice guy).

As I’ve done in the past I like to share from my devotional. A few of them have been from Dr. Ben Carson and have always been inspirational, thought provoking to me causing me to ponder my own walk and to look inside and helpful in tough and dark time’s in my walk. This devotional was given to me by my father years ago, way before Ben Carson became a public figure or Presidential candidate . Sharing these posts from him I think would help to get to know him apart from the “Lame Stream Media’s” agenda, spin and other political sources and references and share a rare look at the man’s heart and faith if you’v never had the pleasure before.

I would be very comfortable with this man running the country along with my favorites of the Republican candidates, Fiorina, and of course love Ted Cruz. Personally I think both Carson and Cruz are godly, faithful men and we could do a lot worse with theses guy’s in charge. They both have a clear record on what they believe and stand for. Florina would be a good leader too, I voted for here when she ran in California and I think she is faithful and her sharing of her faith has been truthful though I do not agree with her on her comment’s last night on the talk show when she said ” a Muslim shouldn’t be prevented from serving as president “ I think that was a “Politically Correct” answer.

Though I may agree with most of what Trump say’s in regard to immigration, the border and the way he has forced the conversation to the front of issues we are facing today that need to be dealt with. I think we’v had enough of a prideful arrogant, divisive leader for quite sometime. No doubt he’s a good business man and if he were to get elected I think it would be a sad commentary on our nation, showing the world we are hateful, childish, arrogant, a generation of me, me, me and screw the rest of you. I respect and agree with what Scott Walker did and said yesterday another godly man! “I believe that I am being called to lead by helping to clear the field in this race so that a positive, conservative message can rise to the top of the field,” Walker said. “… I encourage other Republican presidential candidates to consider doing the same so that the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive, conservative alternative to the current front-runner.”  That’s my two cents anyway, moving on to the devotional. BTW on subject of politics’s one of the most excellent tool’s I use fro none bias look at politicians  is VoteSmart.org , give it a try.

“The Love of the Father” Author: Dr. Ben Carson.

“ABOUT my faith in God, I want to express a few heartfelt thoughts that may sound simplistic or irreverent. As I continue to develop my relationship with him , I have discovered that God is a nice guy.

 I confess that while growing up, I had bought into the concept of God as a stern individual who busily jots down in a book every mistake we make, so that on Judgment Day he can call us up and point to each one, saying “Why did you do this? I know you did this,” and then divulge to everybody present the unpraiseworthy actions of our lives.

 I have slowly matured, and have experienced God’s help in many crises. I have come to realize the God does not want to punish us but, rather, to fulfill our lives. God created us, loves us, and want’s to help us to realize our potential so that we can be useful to others.

 The relationship that God wants with me became particularly clear to me after Candy and I had children of out own. I realized how much I love my sons and how much I want for them. Of course I want them to be successful, and want to give them everything I can to make them happy. And I realized that God loves me even more than I love my own children.

 I cannot give my children everything, but I try to arrange their environment so that they can learn to stand on their own feet, to respect others and to become valuable citizens. 

 If I lavish everything on them, they will never reach those goals, but as long as my children know that I love them- that I will stand behind them and do everything within my power to assure their success in life, I feel that I have done what I can for them. They will develop confidence in my love for them and will know that I only want good for them.

 As I have considered my relationship with my sons, it makes it clear to me the relationship that God wants with me and with all the children he has created in the world.” 

Been there, through that and still maturing. Though I don’t have children of my own I have nephews and nieces. I’m 50 something and about 22 years old as a Christian,( still young and growing) I tried and and I can only hope and pray what I’ve shared with them when they where young and coming up would be pleasing in your eyes Lord and help them some how on their journey and relationship with you.

Again I wouldn’t mind having a man with a heart and knowledge like this running the show for a while, especially after what we’ve been through these past seven years and opposed to the “front runner” now. Wouldn’t it be a nice change?

God bless America and you!

Are Christians Making Kim Davis Their New Idol?

What a well written thought provoking post! A must read article especially for Christians, take the time and rounder it awhile Christian. I totally agree with everything written, though I did post thing in favor of her. I too didn’t feel right about it, something was off. Was probably the Holy Spirit nudging me. Once again take the time for this one.

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My comments: It’s running 5 to 1 in agreement with my article on another website. I am truly appalled at what Kim Davis, Huckabee, and Staver have done, and they all call themselves Christians. The 5 to 1 means the believers in Christ DO HAVE GREAT DISCERNMENT! Who will Kim Davis ever win to Christ? Certainly NOT any homosexuals, she has made them hate us. And in staying in her job, rather than resigning, she doesn’t remember the verses, BE YE SEPARATE, WHAT DOES THE LIGHT HAVE TO DO WITH DARKNESS, COME OUT OF HER, We are to be the salt and light…and when we point fingers at someone and scream SINNER, there are 3 fingers pointing back at us. Of course she probably doesn’t want to give up the 80K she’s allegedly making either. 

I was never a Michele Bachman fan, but I give a lot of credit to…

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Real Love, Sex and Marriage the way it was meant to be.

I want to share a few articles from my devotional on Love, Sex and Marriage the way it was meant to be from the begging of time. The reading’s really touched my heart, encouraged and reminded me of something too. Hope it does for you too.

This is not a “Politically Correct” post though it would have been in years past. Think about how this goes against the norm now. Look at what the godless progressive liberal agenda is pushing in our time. Look at what is on the TV now day’s from Hollywood,”Mistresses” Modern Family” and all the rest. How women are portrayed and are supposed to act what’s portrayed as a superposed man,( a  abusive woman degrading thug) and the women go for it thinking they are not worthy of respect and having no shame, showing everything to everyone is right now. Anyways had to pontificate a little.

First up. The scriptures that go with all of these reading with a few exceptions can be found in Song OF Songs 

The Vocabulary of Love Passage for the day Song of Songs 1:1-4

“Frankly, sex in marriage should be a voluptuous experience. It is a gift to celebrate, excellent in every way… 

 Sexual intercourse is not a given, something that somehow miraculously takes car of it’s self once we enter marriage. It needs nurture, tenderness , training, education and much more. When two persons enter sexual intimacy, there must be a lot of emotional, spiritual and physical give and take.

  Men and women respond differently in the sexual experience, and we had better learn the differences. You can find them cataloged in ant number of books. But what you cannot find is the unique differences that exist between you and your spouse. the books can only provide hints point you in the right general direction. It is up to you to explore the unique and mysterious ways of your partner.

  Women, the experts tell us, respond to sex more in terms of relationship, of caring, sharing, than do men. But it is my God given responsibility to learn the specific rhythms of my wife. How often, how intense, how slow, how fast what gives pleasure, what offends-these and a thousand other things from the vocabulary of love. I must learn to read the language of her heart and soul, and she must learn to read mine.

  This is the agony and the ecstasy of sexual intimacy. But we cannot avoid it even if we want to. Besides, it is the very thing that provides such infinite variety and lifelong pleasure in our sexual experience. No wonder the Creator made marriage permanent-after a lifetime we have only just begun to understand the marvelous inner clockwork of each other.” Author: Richard Foster.

Wow! What woman wouldn’t want to be loved like this? Guy’s, how much better would life be if we learned and practiced this?

The Springtime of Fidelity Passage for the day Song of Songs 2:3-13 

“FIDELITY means a stubborn dedication to growth in personal relationship. A marriage partnership must have room for individual growth; but at the beating heart of any marriage is the delicate, fragile-often painful-but potentiality joyful relationship of two persons face to face in personal encounter. the vital core of marriage is the special kind of sex communion that vibrates on every level-physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. All the institutional dimensions are only the framework for the dynamic center. And if partners are faithful in the complex ways mentioned above, their fidelity will mean a steady dedication to the growth of an honest and open relationship in every dimension.

  Fidelity is best practiced with an implicit understanding that the relationship happens within a permanent , lifelong structure. But within the structure of permanence, relationships are constantly shifting: they are never stagnant, but grow deeper or become shallow. To be faithful means that we can never lazily accept the present as our fated destiny. For relationships never have to be what they are; they can change. The future has possibilities wherever two human beings affirm it possibilities for them. No one can make a claim to faithfulness in marriage if he does not keep the door open to the possibilities that his relationship can be better tomorrow than it is today.

  Personal relationships are nourished only through communication, and communication between two people enmeshed in daily preoccupations with jobs, budgets, diapers and new math can be very difficult to maintain. For one thing, it takes time…And, above all, it takes desire. Personal communication is difficult because it is painful for us to talk about what we are feeling; it is much easier to discuss the unbalanced checking account than to discuss how we feel toward each other. But more, it is difficult because when we talk we are not sure what becomes of our message after it is filtered through the receptive apparatus of the person who receives it… Fidelity will give us the job of finding out what the other person is actually hearing from us and of patiently probing what the other person is actually trying to say.” Author: Lewis Smedes

Before we do anything else in the morning, my wife and I kiss, hug, say good morning to each other and sit out side on the porch and talk over coffee. Myself, I look forward to it every day. I’v watched how both of us has changed, grown and how our marriage has gotten better. Thank you very much Lord for this blessing!!

This next one is from a weekend reading entitled RETHINK and the scriptures that go with it are, Genesis 1:26-28 and 1 Corinthians 13

“Our human sexuality, our maleness and femaleness, is not just an accidental arrangement of the human species, not just a convenient way to keep the human race going. No, it is at the center of our true humanity. We exist as male and female in relationship. Our sexualness, our capacity to love and be loved is intimately related to our creation in the image of God. What a high view of human sexuality!

  Notice too that the Biblical stress upon relationship helps to enlarge our understanding of human sexuality. The problem with topless bars and the pornographic literature of our day is not that they emphasize sexuality too much but that they do not emphasize it enough. They totally eliminate relationship and restrain sexuality to the narrow confines of the genitals. They have made sex trivial.

  How much richer and fuller is the Biblical perceptive! To chat over coffee, to discuss a great book, to view a sunset together-this is sexuality at its best, for male and female are in intimate relationship.” Author: Richard Foster

Male and Female He created them in His own image.  Genesis 1:26-28 New International Version (NIV)

26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

27 So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number;fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

Next up Sweet Surprise I really like this one, the scripture that goes with this one is Song of Songs 4:8-15

“IT’S ODD, when you think about it, that after living together for eleven years, your wife remains alien enough to surprise you. You figure you’ve seen all her tricks and quirks. You know at which foods she will stick out her tongue. You know by her walk, when you pick her up after work and watch her approach the car , if it’s been a good or bad day. You know before she’s read the funny pages, which cartoons she will put on the refrigerator.

  But then one day she surprises you. And you notice anew the exact spot where the hairline begins on her forehead and the unique character of her hands. You realize what you had forgotten for a while-that she’s not an extension of yourself,not a supporting actress in a private drama you are writing and directing…

  Sometimes I look at Sandy sleeping, unaware of me, vulnerable as a child, and remember that she lived a good part of her life before I even entered it. The face of a sleeping woman, is profound. With it’s soft lines, with it’s hidden eyes, with it’s closed lips, it says: “Eleven years are barley enough to get beneath the skin-let alone to the heart-of the mystery that is woman.”

  This woman is my wife. But she is also a sweet stranger, beyond the knowing of a lifetime. She surprises me, and I am glad for that because it renews our marriage.” Author Rodney Clapp 

I can totally relate to that. I sometimes watch my wife sleep too. It brings me great joy, peace and thankfulness.

Last one, thanks for staying with me, hope it’s worth it for you.

Peaceful Togetherness

“The different way in which a man and a woman experience life colors their entire marriage. for the man, sexual union is an event with a significance of it’s own, having it’s own independent experiential value. Through sexual intercourse, he is able to recover community after having spent some time in a certain emotional isolation, a certain erotic neutrality, for example, after a days work. This feeling of belonging, restored by the sexual event, he now takes with him joyfully and proceeds to discharge in his work the energy he has accumulated from being with his wife. He is now able to perform heightened creativity and new zest because his work now seems ever so much more meaningful to him. it is for this reason that the man is able to attribute a spiritual meaning to sexual union, indeed a metaphysical significance.

  The woman’s story is entirely different. For the feminine soul, sexual union is both less and more. It is sometimes very close and palpable. Her spiritual surrender is directed far more precisely at the person of her husband, perhaps at the hoped for child. A woman expects every sexual union to bring her closer to her husband and to remain closer to him ever after.

  An hour of peaceful togetherness in which the woman knows that her husband is really beside her, an hour during which he really participates in everything she tells him and he tells her, is likely to mean a great deal more to most women then any stormy sexual encounter during which she loves her husband, to be sure, but in which her husband actually gives himself to the experience rather than to his wife.” Author: Paul Plattner

Now a few observations from JoeDanMedia proud owner and operator of Intellectual Froglegs website  Judicial kings and Christian peasants – Intellectual Froglegs 09.07.15 

Well that’s it, hope you enjoyed it and someone got blessed by. God bless America and you.

How Many More Moral Dominoes Fall?

Great read on the moral decay of America. A few of the topics, Abortion,Homosexuality and the progressive agenda of normalizing it,incest and many more examples of a Godless society.

The NeoConservative Christian Right

John R. Houk

© August 24, 2015

Tell me, does anyone recognize any of these moral condemnations found in Leviticus 18 that is considerable acceptable and not heinous in today’s American society?

6 ‘None of you shall approach anyone who is near of kin to him, to uncover his nakedness: I am the Lord.

19 ‘Also you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness as long as she is in her customary impurity. 20 Moreover you shall not lie carnally with your neighbor’s wife, to defile yourself with her. 21 And you shall not let any of your descendants pass through the fire to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God: I am the Lord. 22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. 23 Nor shall you mate with any animal, to defile yourself with it. Nor…

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