VIDEO A Thirteen-year-old is Threatened While Standing For Life in the Womb

By Jake MacAulay – June 15, 2019

Addison Woosley, 13, spoke out during a Raleigh, North Carolina, city council meeting Tuesday. Woosley called for an end to abortion and to make Raleigh a “sanctuary city for the unborn“.

“Abortion should be illegal because it is murder. The definition of murder is the killing of one human being by another,” Addison said. “There’s no way around it. Abortion is murder. So, why is it if an infant is destroyed before birth, there is no problem, but if killed after birth, it’s considered a brutal murder?”

The truth of Miss Woosley’s assertion can easily be seen in America’s founding documents. In the Declaration of Independence, our founders were acknowledging a “self-evident truth” wherein they stated:

“All men are created equal with certain unalienable rights.”

Did you catch that?  They were not “born equal,” but rather “created equal” by their Creator with certain unalienable rights – chiefly life.  And we all know human beings are created in the womb of their mother.

“On ultrasounds, the baby tries to move away from the disturbing instruments that try to kill the baby,” Addison said, “The baby’s mouth opens wide in a scream when being killed. These babies are alive. They feel being killed. It hurts them and there is nothing they can do about it.”

“Are you choosing to be like the plantation worker flogging the little black child,” the girl asked the council, “Or are you going to protest even if it cost your life like Martin Luther King, Jr.?”

In reaction to the middle schooler’s oration regarding the protection of the pre-born, shouting progressively became louder until her voice was drowned out altogether. Despite looking understandably frightened, Addison Woosley wrapped up her speech confidently and walked alone back to her seat where the thirteen-year-old girl was berated and jeered at by adults in the crowd.

I want to personally and publicly thank you, Addison Woosley, for your courageous, selfless stance against the abominable practice of infanticide. You have been thrust into this hostile war on your generation and you are responding like a boss.

Yet, despite that and against the odds of our morally depraved culture, you are willing to fight for the lives of the defenseless.

“You shall not murder” is as pertinent today as it was when God created us with the right to life. Our founders acknowledged that the “Supreme Lawgiver” created this law as a protection for His creation, and violation of His law results in personal and societal consequences.

When we abandon God’s Word, we abandon all rationality. Instead, we have chosen to prop up an abstract morality full of contradictions and deceit.

Addison is right; chattel slavery and infant murder have always been, and will always be, an abomination.  Justifying one over the other and maintaining “freedom for the people” is outright duplicitous and diabolical. Rather than threaten this thirteen-year-old, Americans ought to concede to her godly, constitutional wisdom.

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Unqualified verses Qualified

Feels like you have jumped the queue, uncertain that you really truly can’t meet the demand of what you’ve been called to do.

by Petula Hippolyte

Unqualified verses Qualified

Has there ever been a time in your life, when it comes to your studies, that you continued to fail? Never got past the halfway mark to qualify. Missed out on crucial points to get you to the next stage. The feeling of failure and realizing that you just ain’t that good at academia. Often basing our worth on what we feel we should  be achieving because of our comparisons to our peers, friends, and associates.

I remember being told at one point in my life, that because I did not go to University and did not obtain a proper Degree, that I was less than another person. I was being compared to somebody else and it felt awful. I was being told indirectly that I had no value and there was nothing I could do about it, quite frankly. Feeling like a nobody, I went through life, trying to achieve success and always giving up halfway and allowing their voice in my head, to keep repeating the negatives into my life.

 What your doing is not as important as what I am doing’  ‘ You don’t even have a degree ‘.

I gradually worked out understood why it was happening… I noticed when I doubted myself when attempting to do something. I felt that same feeling of worthlessness when I was struggling to learn a new thing. When it came to studies, I shied away from booking the courses that interested me, because I thought I would fail, yet again.

However, when I became a believer, a major breakthrough happened in my life, something that completely turned my life around, in terms of what I thought about myself. God not only revealed to me what I was gifted at. He brought me back to a time in my life as visions, when I would see myself writing, from as young as 13yrs.

Of course! My first thought was, I write because I enjoy it, I did not see it as something special. Though God had a different idea, he revealed he was going to use me with my writing to encourage others, to give them hope. Scripture tells us God does not call the ‘ Qualified ‘ he calls those who are not and for the first time I felt like a somebody and not a nobody, who had not achieved much. When indeed  I had been given a gift that I did not have to study for, bust my guts over revision timetables for. No sleepless nights and early morning rises.

When God spoke to Moses through the burning bush, Moses was living a life of obscurity at that time.. He knew Moses had a heart for people and had credible standing at one point in his life and so God decided to use. Moses of course lamented.

‘ I am a nobody God ‘ …’ I am not qualified God’

But God was using Moses for his credibility, not Moses’s. God was using him as an example to those, who did not believe what God could do.

 

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Our Idol Attention

Seeking the abundant life in an age of distraction

 

FEBRUARY 23, 2018 BY JAMES CAIN

On Sunday afternoons, I like to ask my teenage son about the morning’s sermon. “What did you think?” I’ll say, and wait for the inevitable one-word answer: “Good.” I usually push a bit, asking for a little more detail, only to discover he cannot remember anything substantive about what was said. On my better days, I smile and fill in the blank for him. On my worse days, I ask why he can’t remember, allowing my frustration to color my voice. His response is often the same: “I want to listen, but it’s just so hard to pay attention.”

My son is right. Paying attention is difficult, and lately it seems to get harder. After all, we live in what Alan Jacobs calls “an age of distraction,” one where so many demands on our attention exist that we have less and less to give. The traditional attention hogs—television and other media, sports, politics, popular culture, even work—have grown fatter as they’ve migrated to the internet and become always-on, always-available temptations. What’s more, sacrificing to these greedy gods has become not only common but a normal, expected way of life. Places that once fostered face-to-face encounters now provide yet another place to be distracted among other people.

Talk like this comforts me, because it enables me to point the finger at someone or something other than myself. I want to blame the corporations that advertise on every available surface, the restaurants that cover the walls with televisions, the technology companies that deliver more and more media to my phone. I want to lash out at anyone who leaves me with a dwindling supply of attention for God, His Word, or His people. And like Adam, I will go so far as blaming God’s potentially good gifts for my own weakness and sin: “These gifts of common grace, they distracted me.”

In reality, I have to face a sobering fact—I’m the one who gives away my precious attention. I spend it as frivolously as the Prodigal Son of Luke 15 spent his inheritance, then find myself kneeling at the trough with pigs, rather than enjoying an abundant life in my Father’s house.

And that’s precisely the problem. Jesus promised abundant life (John 10:10), but how can we live abundantly if we ignore the way we spend our presence of mind? And how can we escape that faraway country of distraction in order to cultivate not only an abundant but also a generous life? In the parable, the lost son found his way home again, and his story can serve as a light to the dark path ahead of us. We, too, can go home, by which I mean toward a more mindful life.

I have to face a sobering fact—I’m the one who gives away my precious attention.

Our journey begins, as the Prodigal Son’s does, when we’re able to recognize where we are and how we got there. Our most difficult task may be that first one—seeing where we are—because our shiny bright world blurs our vision and hides the pigpen. We need the lights to dim a bit to understand how far we’ve drifted from the true, the good, and the beautiful—to see our distracted life doesn’t fulfill its promises of more and better. In other words, we need to find the off button. That might mean literally turning off a device, but it might also mean saying no to yet another commitment, or getting out into the natural world, or simply staying just a little longer for that extra cup of coffee on the porch. You might call this first-stage attention, because it’s what reveals our need and paves the way for a more attentive life.

After this recognition comes an opportunity to own our condition—in other words, to recognize we made the choices that landed us in our situation. The lost son sees his hunger for what it is: the fruit of his wasteful spending. We, too, have to come to our senses and recognize the great cost of our misguided attention. Pointing the finger at technology or some other scapegoat ignores our own culpability, but accepting our responsibility frees us to walk toward home.

And then we may use our knowledge and our will to choose differently—to attenddifferently than we have before. “Genuinely to attend,” as Alan Jacobs writes, “is to give of oneself with intent.” That determination is evident in the son’s decision to return to his father, even at the cost of his own freedom. When we attend in this way, we purposefully open our eyes and focus our minds on the object of our attention. And like the son, we find the most worthy object in our Father. For that moment, at least, nothing else intrudes. This amounts to living not just for God, but with Him.

This is difficult work. The distractions we meet on a daily basis promise diversion and delight, but these are hollow imitations of the eternal kind of life. God, on the other hand, promises us salvation, both now and for eternity. Even more importantly, He offers us Himself with the gentle reminder: Attention, please.

 

Illustration by Jon Ham

https://www.intouch.org/read/magazine/faith-works/our-idol-attention

Bold Access to the Throne

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Have you ever had an important problem that you needed help with and you asked your father, “Dad, I need your advice on something”? Dads like feeling important and challenged. They want to share their wisdom. But what about asking Dad for the little things — like the car keys, money, or even permission to leave the house? All too often we fear asking too many questions. We fear becoming a pest, or we fear rejection.

However, we have a Heavenly Father who says it is His good pleasure to give us the kingdom. He wants to give good gifts to His children. We can just walk into the throne room anytime. That’s right. The door is not locked because it is not even shut. It is wide open. We have access to our Father every moment of every day.

It’s never inconvenient to go into the heavenly throne room of God and say, “Father, I am confident that You hear me and will answer me, so I am making my requests known to You.” He said in His Word to come boldly, so just go on in there and speak to your Father. He is our Abba Father; that means He is our Daddy God.

“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16(NIV)

We have been given so much more than the keys to the family car; we have been given the keys to the kingdom that unlock blessings as we believe God and exercise our faith and our rights as a child of God. We are told to ask and it shall be given unto us.

“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Matthew 21:22(NIV)

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32 (NIV)

When we go to our Heavenly Father, we can trust He has the best answer for us. It may be a yes, a no, or a wait. He sees the beginning from the end. He knows what to give us, so what are you waiting for? Walk on in. You can boldly access the throne room of grace. Your Father is waiting to meet you this very moment.

Copyright © 2008 Cathy Irvin, used with permission.

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Taquarius Wair: My Physical Disability Doesn’t Hold Me Back

Inspiring story of Taquarius Wair – a high school football player who was burn over 55% of his body. Taquarius never gave up on his dream to play and is playing college football next year!

by GodInterest

Photo Credit: Janaye Johnson Photography

Photo Credit: Janaye Johnson Photography

“Godinterest want’s to introduce you to a great young man Taquarius Wair (TQ) a high school football player, who is in his senior year.

Taquarius Wair burned 55% of his body and in some places to the bone in a tragic house fire at the early age 4. He lost four fingers on his left hand.

His mother saved him from the fire, but he ran back in trying to save his oldest sister. She didn’t survive, but his hero heart holds her with every stride.

“All I can remember is the fire all around me,” Wair said. “My Mother called my name and I came walking out of the fire. She said it was then that she knew I was going to be special.”

Taquarius Wair

“I don’t remember much of my life before I was 8, but I do know that is when my no quit attitude was developed,” said Wair. “I remember people looking at me and probably thinking I wasn’t going to be good, but I was really good.”

Taquarius Wair

Inspiring story of Taquarius Wair - a high school football player who was burn over 55% of his body. Taquarius never gave up on his dream to play and is playing college football next year!
Inspiring story of Taquarius Wair – a high school football player who was burn over 55% of his body. Taquarius never gave up on his dream to play and is playing college football next year!

He almost didn’t play this year because he thought no disabled person will ever go pro. That was until the Seattle Seahawks drafted a one handed player, Shaquem Griffin, in the 5th round.

Taquarius Wair did not quit and its a good thing because he will now play college football at Mesabi Range College. Taquarius Wair fought through his disabilities and received an offer to play football at the collegiate level.

Wair finished off his first ever complete football season in 2018. He helped lead his team to the 2A State Semi-Finals at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. T.Q. will be playing football for head coach Tom Inforzato at Mesabi Range Community College.

His goals are simple.

“My next step is to play in the NFL like Shaquem Griffin,” said Wair. “I look forward to watching Taquarius Wair be an inspiration for kids in years to come.”

Taquarius Wair

My point you have no idea who you can inspire by chasing your God given dreams. Get up and chase down your greatness!“

 

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Purpose In Him

#purpose #christ

What inspires you to hop out of bed each day?

Life can get pretty boring when we get stuck doing things which are of little interest to us. It gets even worse when we imitate and live the lives of others.

As Christians, we are called to live purposeful lives designed Only by God. As “His workmanship”, we live not by our own merits but by His and for Him. As a result, we should constantly ask ourselves if our daily choices reflect the fact that we are His workmanship.

Jeremiah 1:5
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew[a] you,
before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

These are God’s words to Jeremiah, and they apply to us as well.
God reminds us that we are no strangers to Him, we’ve been chosen and consecrated and just like Jeremiah, God has appointed us “prophet to the nations” and for greater works.

Unfortunately, many of us are led astray because we do not depend on His words declared upon our lives. We seek to understand our purpose in life from wrong sources.

Hosea 4:6
“my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge…”

We are therefore called to seek wisdom and knowledge from the Word of God. Depending on it and nothing else. From His Word, we gain a better understanding of our true purpose in life and His plans for our future. We are being reminded in

James 1:5, that,
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

Ask in Prayer, meditate regularly on His word and constantly declare His words over your life.

Be reminded that, He is working for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

Do have a Blissful weekend. You are Loved!

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Supremes Send Anti-Christian Ruling Over Cake for Homosexuals Back to Oregon Appeals Court

 June 17, 2019 by  

 

Supremes Send Anti-Christian Ruling Over Cake for Homosexuals Back to Oregon Appeals Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the Oregon Court of Appeals’ ruling that permitted that state’s bureau of labor to punish yet another Christian bakery.

Citing its decision for Masterpiece Cakeshopin Colorado, the court said Oregon’s court must reconsider permitting Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries to fine a Beaver State bakery $135,000 because it refused to make a cake for a lesbian “wedding.”

So yet again, the high court delivered a blow against the sexual revolutionaries trying to punish Christians who believe that two members of the same sex cannot be married.

Lesbians Upset
Oregon’s war against normalcy began in 2013 when a pair of lesbians complained that Sweetcakes by Melissa, owned by Aaron and Melissa Klein, refused to bake a cake for the lesbians’ wedding.

The refusal, which included a message from the book of Leviticus condemning homosexuals, upset the lesbians. One apparently collapsed in tears on her bed. Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries, not surprisingly, ruled that the Kleins “discriminated” against the sapphic plaintiffs.

Then came the penalty. A judge for the bureau slammed Sweetcakes with a $135,000 fine for refusing to participate in the lesbian nuptials, a ruling Sweetcakes appealed to Oregon’s Court of Appeals.

In 2017, again not surprisingly, that court ruled against Sweetcakes. The court said the labor bureau’s diktat merely “requires their compliance with a neutral law” and that the couple “made no showing that the state targeted them for enforcement because of their religious beliefs.”

Having paid the fine and shut down their business even before the court ruled, the Kleins appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court published a two-sentence order. “The judgment is vacated, and the case is remanded to the Court of Appeals of Oregon for further consideration in light of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Comm’n,” the court partly wrote.

Masterpiece Attacked Again
The ruling in Masterpiece squarely placed the court in the breach against those who would force Christian businesses to approbate homosexual sodomy.

That case involved Jack Phillips, the owner, who also refused to bake a “wedding” cake for a couple of homosexuals in Colorado.

The state’s Civil Rights Commission, which joined the two homosexuals in trying to wreck Masterpiece, ruled that if Phillips made wedding cakes, he had to make them for homosexuals. Phillips refused, taking away 40 percent of his business.

Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy averred that the commission was hostile to Phillips’ religious beliefs and violated the First Amendment. And so the high court overruled the state’s anti-Christian bureaucrats and courts.

Kennedy wrote that Colorado’s attack on Phillips “showed elements of a clear and impermissible hostility toward the sincere religious beliefs motivating his objection. As the record shows, some of the commissioners at the Commission’s formal, public hearings endorsed the view that religious beliefs cannot legitimately be carried into the public sphere or commercial domain, disparaged Phillips’ faith as despicable and characterized it as merely rhetorical, and compared his invocation of his sincerely held religious beliefs to defenses of slavery and the Holocaust.”

That’s right. The Colorado civil rights Gestapo compared Christians to Nazis.

Amazingly, Phillips is still under attack. Having already lost a previous case against the baker just two months ago, a man who pretends he is a woman has sued Phillips a second time in a local court. Once again, Phillips had refused to provide a cake that trespassed his religious beliefs.

The homosexuals and Colorado have been waging war against Phillips for seven years. The message they’re sending to Christians? You’ll do what you’re told, your beliefs regardless, or face professional and financial ruin.

Back in Oregon
The question is whether Oregon’s Court of Appeals will act wisely given the Masterpiece decision.

And that, in turn, depends on whether the court will defend a state agency that attacked a business owner for much the same reason that Colorado attacked Phillips: The owner refused to provide a service because providing that service would have violated his religious beliefs and required him to become an accessory to another’s sin by partaking in it.

If what is past is prologue, the Kleins will have to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court once again.

https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/item/32622-supremes-send-anti-christian-ruling-over-cake-for-homosexuals-back-to-oregon-appeals-court