Thought for Today (12/6/2016)

Too many people (including myself at times) get caught up in the City of Man and wrapped up in wants and desires without consideration to feasibility and practicality resulting in unhappiness and emptiness. Is it not better to train ourselves to live within our means and be content with what we have focusing ourselves on the City of God?

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Thought for Today (12/1/2016)

Recently there seems to be a lot of hubbub about the hosts of the HGTV show Fixer Upper because the pastor of the church they attend believes homosexuality is wrong.  Some are even calling for people to challenge them to fix up a home for a same sex (homosexual) couple and if they don’t, try and ruin their lives.

What is wrong with this country where people want to judge others because of ‘association’?

What is wrong with this country where people want to judge others of their beliefs that do not harm anyone else?

Example:

I am a Christian and believe in the word in the Bible.

I believe that homosexuality is wrong as it says so in the Bible. (Romans 1:26-27)

I also believe that it is not my position to judge others, only myself as also directed by the Bible. (Romans 2:1)

I also believe that some day my soul will have to stand before God and answer for my sins just as everyone else will have to and only God can judge us for the lives we lead, whether we invested our mortal lives in the City of Man or in the City of God. (2 Corinthians 5:10)

I believe that I have the right to my beliefs just as you have the right to yours. (1st Amendment)

Finally, I believe that you have NO right to force your beliefs on me and I do NOT have the right to force my belief on you. (1st Amendment)

If and when you try to force your beliefs on me or judge me for my beliefs, I then have the right to judge you for yours.

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Americanus Disposus Syndrome is now Epidemic

Time for a repost 4 years after the last time I posted this.

The Rural Iowegian

In today’s world, we have grown accustomed to getting what we “want” now instead of working and saving for it.  This need for instant gratification has lowered our standards to what we will purchase.  Where we used to look at something new on the market and think “Huh, I wonder if it does everything it says it does and if it will last.” We now just think, “Cool, I want one of those.” Evidence in support of this statement can be found in many people’s wallets in the form of credit cards; or go to any garage/yard sale and see how many items they have for sale are still new in the box.  Manufacturers have also conditioned us to almost automatically throw away anything we have that breaks down instead of fixing it. Evidence in support of this, recently our Kitchen Aid oven went on the blitz and the two…

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Thought for Today (11/29/2016)

It is time to quit charging property owners for school costs via their property taxes.  The cost of educating children should be part of state income taxes with each person paying a share. I don’t have any children in school anymore, but as a property owner, 20% of my property taxes go to pay for the schools and the associated costs of running a school.

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Thought for Today (11/26/2016)

I saw several liberal academics on TV today praising Fidel Castro for making everyone economically equal in Cuba after the revolution.  I cannot comprehend how these people became professors!  Castro made himself and those close to him quite comfortable while everyone else lived in poverty.  As long as you were in his graces you didn’t get sent to prison or starve.  Everyone else was insignificant.  No different than Kim Il-Sung, Josef Stalin, or any other communist dictator.

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Thought for Today (11/24/2016)

Thanksgiving, a uniquely American holiday where people get together with family, eat way too much, and watch American football on the television.  But is this what the holiday was meant to be?

NOPE!

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln set the holiday to be the last Thursday in November to be a national holiday to give “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”  What?  It’s not a holiday to remember the pilgrims?  It’s not a holiday to watch football?  It was set up to be a national holiday to give thanks to God???

How can that be?  The liberals in government tell us time and time again that the Constitution was written to build a wall of separation between us and religion and here is a national holiday to praise God!

This completely disproves what some would want you to believe.  America was built as a God fearing country and I submit a vast majority of our current woes are due to those who want to remove God from our lives.

That’s enough; I’ll say no more on the subject for now because this alone is enough to contemplate while you go through the day.

I wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and hope you get to spend it with the ones you love.  I also hope that you will remember our service members who cannot spend the day with their families. ~ ME

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Thought for Today (11/22/2016)

Give to the needy in anonymity and the spiritual reward you receive is worth more than gold. ~ ME

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