Sunday, June 26, 2011

Thought For Today June 26th 2011

Thought For Today

More Sin

Yesterday the state of New York passed the same-sex marriage act this makes six states that has gone against the word of God that is the kind of leaders that we are voting in our state Governments. Read the following article.—John Davidson

Same-sex marriage in the United States
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The federal government does not recognize same-sex marriage in the United States, but such marriages are recognized by some individual states. The lack of federal recognition was codified in 1996 by the Defense of Marriage Act, which was enacted before Massachusetts became the first state to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2004. Such licenses are granted by five states: Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, plus Washington, D.C. and the Coquille Indian Tribe in Oregon. Same-sex marriage in New York was legalized on July 24, 2011, 30 days after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill doing so into law.[1] Same-sex marriages could be legally performed in California between June 16, 2008, and November 4, 2008, when voters passed Proposition 8 prohibiting same-sex marriages. The legalization of same-sex marriage was driven by court rulings and legislative action.[2]
States that recognize same-sex marriage but do not grant same-sex marriage licenses include Rhode Island and Maryland.[3][4][5]
As of June 2011, 40 states prohibit same-sex marriage via statute or the state's constitution.
The movement to obtain marriage rights and benefits for same-sex couples in the United States began in the early 1970s.[citation needed] The issue became more prominent in U.S. politics once Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. However, in the opening decade of the 21st century, public support for its legalization grew considerably.[6] Several recent polls have shown support for legalized same-sex marriage above 50%, but the issue remains politically divisive.[7]


Friday, June 24, 2011

Thought For Today June 25 2011

Thought For Today

Healing adversities

Do you have painful adversities that torment you day and night? Jesus healed ever known disease to man when he walked here on earth, and he still heals diseases ever day if you have faith and ask for his healing power and believe that he will do what he promises to us.


How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. Act 10:38

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. Mat. 4:23

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; EPh 6:18

Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Jam 5:16

God does hear our prayers and he still heals our diseased bodies just like he did when he lived here on earth. It is good for us to pray for each other that God will heal our families and all others. I believe that God wants us to tell him what hurts us, talk to our mountain and ask him to remove it from our body. I believe that there are wonderful miracles being performed ever day thru prayers. Thank God for his divine healing power.

John Davidson


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Thought For Today June 23rd. 2011

Thought For Today


Do you have any animosity or ill feelings against your brother or neighbor or any one. The bible teaches us that we should for give them not just one, but constantly. The bible tells us if we do not forgive every one of their trespasses, then God will not forgive us of our trespasses.

Some time it is really hard to forgive some one or group of people that has hurt us or miss treated us but with the help of God thru prayer we can do it, thank God for his divine love and help. Read what the bible says about forgiveness.

Matthew 6:14 - For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Matthew 18:21 - Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times?
22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, until seven times: but, until seventy times seven.
It appears to me that in present time that many people are so easy to be offended or have their feelings hurt, it may be the hard trying times that we are living in. GOD BLESS AMERICA---IN GOD WE TRUST - John

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

In growing Old

In Growing Old

When you reach the age of 70 in life, it is better for you to cash in your chips and prepare to go to the happy hunting ground, because your family has gotten tired of you hanging around and being in their way, you don’t fit in their life style any more. All they want to do is find you a green field pasture and turn you in to fend for your self, O they may throw you a bale of hay ever once in a while but that’s about all. It is so different from what I expected in my old ripe age I had always thought and dreamed of living the life of Riley.

I had always dreamed that I would lay on my hammock in the shade of my beautiful cherry trees in my back yard and watch the world go by. Maybe have a little vegetable garden and a few pretty flowers, work in my wood shop and make little trinkets and give them to my friends, maybe go out and have a nice dinner with a beautiful lady. And then maybe when I get to be 100 years old that I want wake up some morning.

John is just thanking and talking out loud but there is a lot of truth in this statement. It is so different from when we took care of our parents as they got old and could not take care of them selves, we moved them in to our home or we built them a small home in our back yard and took care of them. I believe, I know that my generation the 20th century generation has been more blessed then any other generation since the world has been created. We retire in the green pastures that resemble a heavenly castle with a silver spoon in each of our hands, but we still complain. According to the direction that America is now going our children and our grand children will never enjoy the lifestyle that we are now enjoying.

Our present Government are turning America into a Socialist Government and when they succeed you better be prepared to go live like the people lived in the nineteen century and I do not believe that you are strong enough to do that. Let us all pray that God will hear our prayers and will intervene and give us leaders that will turn to Jesus Christ for help because Jesus is the only one can heal our nation. We will have an opportunity on November 2nd to throw out some the scalawags hypocrites and vote in some people that walks with God.


John Davidson

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Thought For Today June 19th 2011 Fathers Day

Thought For Today

Fathers Day

Gracious God My Heavenly Father I come to you this evening with a thankful heart, I just want to thank you for being so good to me, you seam to provide me with every thing that I need to survive here on this earth. I know that I am not worthy of the wonderful blessings that you give to me ever day. Dear God O how I love them and thank you so much for them. Dear God I know that I complain and criticize about how we have let your beautiful wonderful world become so wicked, forgive us dear god for being so careless and disobedient from your will for us.

You gave us a new nation about five hundred years ago and we started it on your biblical principles and your desires for a wonderful place to live, we then thought that we could do a better job of doing it then you. To tell the truth we all got so greedily and sinful that we have messed it up.

Since this is Fathers Day being dedicated to honor all fathers let us all start acting like real fathers like our fore fathers did in the eighteenth century, they were leaders of family and government they were Christian leaders that loved God and tried to lead this nation according to the will of God, instead of the will of Satin. Heavenly Father please teaches us as Christian fathers to turn your nation back to your leadership, we have completely failed. AMEN

Have a wonderful Fathers Day and pray for Christian leadership for our sick nation, and pray for Christian Fathers. --- John Davidson


Thought For Today June 18th 2011

Thought For Today

Now this message is quiet long but it is very important and I encourage every one to be sure and read it this is what our great nation was founded on. It had good pictures of these great men but I could not pick up the pictures with my computer. I hereby ask Mr. Lewis Scarborough and his editor to publish it in his wonderful peaper.

Our real roots...A history lesson that needs to be told....OUR REAL ROOTS:

This is one e-mail that needs to be shared. But then, we may already be too late. God help us.

Did you know that 52 of the 55 signers of The Declaration of Independence were orthodox, deeply committed Christians? The other three all believed in the Bible as the divine truth, the God of scripture, and His personal intervention.

It is the same congress that formed the American Bible Society. Immediately after creating the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress voted to purchase and import 20,000 copies of scripture for the people of this nation

Patrick Henry, who is called the firebrand of the American Revolution, is still remembered for his words, 'Give me liberty or give me death.' But in current textbooks the context of these words is deleted. Here is what he said: 'An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle sir, is not of the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.'

These sentences have been erased from our textbooks.

Was Patrick Henry a Christian? The following year, 1776, he wrote this 'It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here.'

Consider these words that Thomas Jefferson wrote on the front of his well- worn Bible: 'I am a Christian, that is to say a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus. I have little doubt that our whole country will soon be rallied to the unity of our Creator and, I hope, to the pure doctrine of Jesus also.'

Consider these words from George Washington, the Father of our Nation, in his farewell speech on September 19, 1796:

'It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible. Of all the dispositions and habits that lead to political prosperity, our religion and morality are the indispensable supporters. Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that our national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.'

Was George Washington a Christian? Consider these words from his personal prayer book: 'Oh, eternal and everlasting God, direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the lamb and purge my heart by the Holy Spirit. Daily, frame me more and more in the likeness of thy son, Jesus Christ, that living in thy fear, and dying in thy favor, I may in thy appointed time obtain the resurrection of the justified unto eternal life. Bless, O Lord, the whole race of mankind and let the world be filled with the knowledge of thy son, Jesus Christ'

Consider these words by John Adams, our second president, who also served as chairman of the American Bible Society.

In an address to military leaders he said, 'We have no government armed with the power capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and true religion. Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.'

How about our first Court Justice, John Jay?

He stated that when we select our national leaders, if we are to preserve our Nation, we must select Christians. 'Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian Nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.'

John Quincy Adams, son of John Adams, was the sixth U.S. President.

He was also the chairman of the American Bible Society, which he considered his highest and most important role. On July 4, 1821, President Adams said, 'The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.'

Calvin Coolidge, our 30th President of the United States reaffirmed this truth when he wrote, 'The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.'

In 1782, the United States Congress voted this resolution: 'The congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.'

William Holmes McGuffey is the author of the McGuffey Reader, which was used for over 100 years in our public schools with over 125 million copies sold until it was stopped in 1963. President Lincoln called him the 'Schoolmaster of the Nation.'

Listen to these words of Mr. McGuffey: 'The Christian religion is the religion of our country. >From it are derived our notions on character of God, on the great moral Governor of the universe. On its doctrines are founded the peculiarities of our free institutions. From no source has the author drawn more conspicuously than from the sacred Scriptures. From all these extracts from the Bible I make no apology.'

Of the first 108 universities founded in America, 106 were distinctly Christian, including the first.

Harvard├»¿½University, chartered in 1636. In the original Harvard Student Handbook rule number 1 was that students seeking entrance must know Latin and Greek so that they could study the scriptures:

'Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life, John 17:3; and therefore to lay Jesus Christ as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, let everyone seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seek it of him (Proverbs 2:3).'

For over 100 years, more than 50% of all Harvard graduates were pastors!

It is clear from history that the Bible and the Christian faith, were foundational in our educational and judicial system. However in 1947, there was a radical change of direction in the Supreme Court.

Here is the prayer that was banished:

'Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence on Thee. We beg Thy blessings upon us and our parents and our teachers and our country. Amen.'

In 1963, the Supreme Court ruled that Bible reading was outlawed as unconstitutional in the public school system. The court offered this justification: 'If portions of the New Testament were read without explanation, they could and have been psychologically harmful to children.'

Bible reading was now unconstitutional , though the Bible was quoted 94 percent of the time by those who wrote our constitution and shaped our Nation and its system of education and justice and government

In 1965, the Courts denied as unconstitutional the rights of a student in the public school cafeteria to bow his head and pray audibly for his food.

In 1980, Stone vs. Graham outlawed the Ten Commandments in our public schools.

The Supreme Court said this: 'If the posted copies of the Ten Commandments were to have any effect at all, it would be to induce school children to read them. And if they read them, meditated upon them, and perhaps venerated and observed them, this is not a permissible objective.'

Is it not a permissible objective to allow our children to follow the moral principles of the Ten Commandments?

James Madison, the primary author of the Constitution of the United States, said this: 'We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments.'

Today we are asking God to bless America. But how can He bless a Nation that has departed so far from Him?

Most of what you read in this article has been erased from our textbooks. Revisionists have rewritten history to remove the truth about our country's Christian roots. I , Mary Jones, the designer of this web page, encourage all who read and agree with the words herein, to share it with others, so that the truth of our nation's history may be told.

Heavenly Father help us to discover these kind of Christian men of this caliber as our fotr Farhers were.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thought For Today June18th 2011

Thought For Today

Some facts about your senators

I am now just trying to learn my history of government that I should have learned many years ago. How many of you could answer all of these questions answered here.
The U.S. Senate is composed of 100 members (2 from every state) serving staggered six-year terms.
According to Article 1, Section 3 of the Constitution, a candidate for the Senate must be
· 30 years of age (when seated, not when elected).
· a citizen of the United States for at least nine years.
· an inhabitant of the state from which he or she is elected.
(Note, members of the U.S. House of Representatives need be only 25 years old, and a citizen for seven years, to take office.)
The Senate leadership includes
· president of the Senate (the vice president of the United States).
· president pro tempore (usually the most senior member of the Senate majority party).
· majority leader.
· majority whip, or assistant majority leader.
· minority lea
· minority whip, or assistant minority leader.
The first woman to serve as a senator was Rebecca Felton, D-Ga., who was appointed to the post in November 1922. The first woman to be elected to the Senate was Hattie Caraway, D-Ark., in January 1932.
The first senators to be elected were Robert Morris and William Maclay, both from Pennsylvania, on September 30, 1788. (The Senate convened for the first time on March 4, 1789, in New York City.)
The first woman to serve as a senator was Rebecca Felton, D-Ga., who was appointed to the post in November 1922; the first woman to be elected to the Senate was Hattie Caraway, D-Ark., in January 1932.
Some other famous firsts in the Senate include Hiram R. Revels, R-Miss., who was the first African-American senator (1870-1871), Hiram L. Fong, R-Hawaii, who was the first Asian-American senator (1959-1977), and Octaviano Larrazolo, R-N.M., who was the first Hispanic senator (1928–1929).
The oldest senator was Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., who served in office at 100 years of age (49 years in office).
The youngest senator to serve was John H. Eaton, R-Tenn., who was appointed to fill a vacancy in 1818 at the age of 28 (contrary to the requirements of the Constitution). He was subsequently elected and reelected to the post, serving until 1829.
Senators receive a yearly salary of $165,200 (leaders receive a slightly higher salary.
Strom Thurmond
Age: 100
South Carolina politician who was the longest-serving U.S. senator in history, holding the office from 1954 to 2003. Early in his career Thurmond was an avowed segregationist; he ran for president in 1948 as the nominee of the Dixiecrat States' Rights Party. Before being elected to the Senate, Thurmond was a state senator, a circuit-court judge, and governor of South Carolina. Thurmond eventually moderated his views on race; he hired a black aid who worked for him for about 25 years, and he voted to expand the Voting Rights Act.
Died: Edgefield, S.C., June 26, 2003

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thought For Today June 17th 2011

Thought For Today
It doe;s not hurt to refresh your mind of great leaders of our nation like George Washinhton.
George Washington
On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States. "As the first of every thing, in our situation will serve to establish a Precedent," he wrote James Madison, "it is devoutly wished on my part, that these precedents may be fixed on true principles."
Born in 1732 into a Virginia planter family, he learned the morals, manners, and body of knowledge requisite for an 18th century Virginia gentleman.
He pursued two intertwined interests: military arts and western expansion. At 16 he helped survey Shenandoah lands for Thomas, Lord Fairfax. Commissioned a lieutenant colonel in 1754, he fought the first skirmishes of what grew into the French and Indian War. The next year, as an aide to Gen. Edward Braddock, he escaped injury although four bullets ripped his coat and two horses were shot from under him.
From 1759 to the outbreak of the American Revolution, Washington managed his lands around Mount Vernon and served in the Virginia House of Burgesses. Married to a widow, Martha Dandridge Custis, he devoted himself to a busy and happy life. But like his fellow planters, Washington felt himself exploited by British merchants and hampered by British regulations. As the quarrel with the mother country grew acute, he moderately but firmly voiced his resistance to the restrictions.
When the Second Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia in May 1775, Washington, one of the Virginia delegates, was elected Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. On July 3, 1775, at Cambridge, Massachusetts, he took command of his ill-trained troops and embarked upon a war that was to last six grueling years.
He realized early that the best strategy was to harass the British. He reported to Congress, "we should on all Occasions avoid a general Action, or put anything to the Risque, unless compelled by a necessity, into which we ought never to be drawn." Ensuing battles saw him fall back slowly, then strike unexpectedly. Finally in 1781 with the aid of French allies--he forced the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown.
Washington longed to retire to his fields at Mount Vernon. But he soon realized that the Nation under its Articles of Confederation was not functioning well, so he became a prime mover in the steps leading to the Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia in 1787. When the new Constitution was ratified, the Electoral College unanimously elected Washington President.
He did not infringe upon the policy making powers that he felt the Constitution gave Congress. But the determination of foreign policy became preponderantly a Presidential concern. When the French Revolution led to a major war between France and England, Washington refused to accept entirely the recommendations of either his Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, who was pro-French, or his Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, who was pro-British. Rather, he insisted upon a neutral course until the United States could grow stronger.
To his disappointment, two parties were developing by the end of his first term. Wearied of politics, feeling old, he retired at the end of his second. In his Farewell Address, he urged his countrymen to forswear excessive party spirit and geographical distinctions. In foreign affairs, he warned against long-term alliances.
Washington enjoyed less than three years of retirement at Mount Vernon, for he died of a throat infection December 14, 1799. For months the Nation mourned him.

Thought For Today June 17th 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Thought For Today June 15th 2011

Thought For Today

John L. Sullivan

I just though that I would give you the person named which that I was named of, read his short story below. Since I was a premature baby and weighed but two-pounds and no one thought that I would live not even my doctor, so he did not put a name on my application for a birth certificate. The doctor would come in every morning and asking how is the great John L. getting along is he still fighting to live. Well now you know, I am in the process of writing my life story, so you will have to read the rest of my story when I print my story.

Sullivan, John Lawrence
Sullivan, John Lawrence, 1858–1918, American boxer, b. Roxbury, Mass. After gaining a local reputation in amateur boxing, the Boston Strong Boy, as Sullivan came to be called, toured New England cities and after 1878 boxed professionally. Sullivan, with a devastating right-handed punch, was successful from the start and in 1882 won the bare-knuckles heavyweight championship by knocking out Paddy Ryan in nine rounds in Mississippi City, Miss. The “Great John L.” met all comers. Sullivan's prowess in the ring and his swashbuckling personality won him many friends and made him the idol of American sports fans. He fought and won the last bare-knuckles championship bout (1889) by subduing Jake Kilrain in 75 rounds at Richburg, Miss. Fighting with gloves under the Queensberry rules for boxing, Sullivan was defeated (1892) by James J. Corbett in New Orleans. He retired from the ring in 1896, still in possession of the bare-knuckles crown. In 1905, Sullivan, dramatically renouncing his old way of life, became a temperance advocate.

Read more: John Lawrence Sullivan —

I am sure that no one cares about John L. Sullivan or John L. Davidson either one, but I think they both are very interested, just kidding.


John Davidson

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Thought For Today June 15th 2011

Thought For Today

The U.S. Supreme court building

As you walk up the steps to the building which
houses the U.. S Supreme Court you can
see near the top of the building a row of the
world's law givers and each one is facing one in
the middle who is facing forward with a full
frontal view ... It is Moses and he is holding
the Ten Commandments

As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom,
the two huge oak doors have the Ten Commandments engraved on each lower portion of each door.

As you sit inside the courtroom, you can see the wall, right above where the Supreme Court Judges sit, a display of the en Commandments
DID You KNOW? There are Bible verses etched in stone all over the Federal Buildings and Monuments in Washington , D.C.

James Madison, the fourth president, known as
'The Father of Our Constitution' made the Following statement:'We have staked the whole of all our political Institutions upon the capacity of mankind for Self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to The Ten Commandments of God.'

Every session of Congress begins with a prayer by a paid preacher, whose salary has been paid by the taxpayersinc1777

Fifty-two of the 55 founders of the Constitution were members of the established Orthodox churches in the colonies..

Thomas Jefferson worried that the Courts would overstep their authority and instead of Interpreting the law would begin making law an oligarchy the rule of few over many.
How then, have we gotten to the point that
everything we have done for 220 years in this
Country is now suddenly
wrong and Unconstitutional?
Lets put it around the world and let the world see
and remember what this great country was Built on
The Holy Bible and belief in GOD!


Monday, June 13, 2011

Thoughr For Today June 14th 2011

Thought For Today

Helen Keller

This is your history lesson for today, people born prior to year of 1950 already knows this story but if you were born after the 50s, I doubt if you do.

Helen Keller

"For many generations, more than we can count, we bowed our heads and submitted to blindness and begging. This blind and deaf woman lifts her head high and teaches us to win our way back by work and laughter. She brings light and hope to the heart."
-Quote from a Japanese woman about Helen Keller

Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880, in the state of Alabama in the United States. As an infant she was healthy, lively, and happy, but when she was 19 months old she contracted a horrible fever and she was left deaf and blind.
So, Helen communicated by using specific signs that meant specific words, like wrapping her arms around herself and shivering if she wanted ice cream. But her attitude began to go downhill when she was 5 and discovered other people would talk with their mouths. This made her very upset, so she threw tantrums which got worse as she got older. When she was almost seven years old, her family got her a tutor: Anne Sullivan.
Helen had finally found her match, for Anne could control her with sheer willpower and force. Soon, Anne began teaching Helen words by signing them into Helen's hand (forming letters with her fingers) so Helen could feel them. Anne spelled out "water" and splashed water on Helen's hand repeatedly. Finally, Helen realized what words related and their spellings.
Anne and Helen's progress continued for almost fifty years. Helen learned how to read and write Braille, a language where letters are made from a series of raised dots. Helen also learned Tacoma, reading people's lips by touching them as they moved and feeling the vibrations. This was an amazing feat because this is very difficult to do and a very small sum of people can accomplish this. And, of course, Helen learned how to speak verbally.
In 1888, Helen and Anne attended Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston, Massachusetts. Then, in 1894, they attended Wright-Humason School for the Deaf in New York together. While in Radcliffe College, Helen wrote her own autobiography titled The Story of My Life. She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1904. Then, in 1932, Helen was elected vice president of the United Kingdom's Royal Nation Institute for the Blind.
Helen died in 1968, having accomplished many feats. In addition, she had helped set up the American Foundation for the Blind and had been a fervent socialist and suffragette. Helen Keller International, an organization devoted to the blind, was created in her honor.

I am not a highly educated person, but at least we were taught history about good important people that made our country great, like reciting the Lords prayer in school or any where that we so desired, learning the ten commands, singing the National Anthem in school or any where that we desire. We the true Americans have stood by and let the government and the LCU wallow us in the hog pin. I am about ready to load my old 12-gage shotgun and say to them enough is more then enough. John

Thought For Today June 14th 2011

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Thought For Today June 12th 2011

Thought For Today

Spanking Children

I know that the most of you that will read this have already passed the parting age, but there may be some of you that may be in the parenting phase or some may not have reached there as yet. The most of you that have passed thru the parenting phase and grand children or great grand children already know the invitation to the woodshed is al about. I could write a sonnet about my blistered butt on it. ---John Davidson

Proverbs 13:24(KJV): "He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes."
Proverbs 13:24(AMP): "He who spares his rod (of discipline) hates his son, but he who loves him diligently disciplines and punishes him early."
The practical wisdom found in these verses in the book of Proverbs covers the subject of child rearing and corporal punishment. Children who are not properly disciplined, are among the most miserable of children. Unruly and spoiled children are not the blessings that the Bible says they should be to parents. When a child is given no boundaries, they feel lost. If they have been given boundaries, yet those boundaries are not maintained, it causes great harm to a child, as they will not only be in dangerous territory, they will also lose respect for authority. This is where we find so many of the children and youth of today. They are rebels, who not only disrespect authority, but openly defy all authority figures such as teachers, policemen, clergy, and their own parents. The blame rests upon the parents of these children, if they have not heeded the advice given in this and other verses found in Proverbs.
This brings us to the subject of how we should discipline a child who disobeys the rules. There has been much debate on the subject of corporal punishment (the spanking of a child). Corporal punishment simply means bodily punishment while the definition of spank in Webster's Dictionary is: 1.) to strike with something flat, as the open hand, especially on the buttocks, as in punishment. 2.) to move along swiftly or smartly, a smack given in spanking. This is what the Bible says about spanking:
Proverbs 22:15: "Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him."
Proverbs 23:13-14: "Withold not discipline from the child, for if you strike and punish him with the (reed-like) rod, he will not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell."
First of all, discipline of children should begin at an early age, whenever a child begins to defy the parent. Remember the old saying, "He who spares the rod, spoils the child." Notice that the Bible says that all children have foolishness in their hearts. The Bible definition of a fool means one who is a rebel, so this is saying that all children have rebellion in them and when it surfaces, it is our duty as parents to drive it out of them. We are to do this by punishing them with a whack on the buttocks with a small reed-like rod. This rod could be a switch from a fruit tree branch or a willow tree branch or a small wooden spoon. It is not to be a large heavy rod or anything that would cause permanent physical damage. The purpose of a spanking is not to cause any lasting bodily harm, but to cause spiritual correction. A spanking should be swift and cause short lived pain that makes a point. That point is that the small pain they feel now will prevent them from feeling great pain by the act they are committing, which could cause them loss of their lives in some cases. (For instance, if a child tries to run across the street, they could be run over and killed.)
Some people say that all spanking is child abuse, but this is totally wrong. The real abuse to the child is not to spank them when they need correction. Of course, some parents, who themselves are out of control, can abuse their children by beating them in angry rages. This is child abuse, however, it does not justify doing away with spanking children if it is done properly, and for the right reasons. Parents who beat their children, need help themselves. They are sinful people and they not only will abuse their children by beating them, but will hurt them in other ways as well. Many times, these same children are left to go hungry and uncared for. They have no love. These kind of homes need the love of Christ so that the whole family can be healed. We are not to spank our children with uncontrolled anger, and thus hand out unjust punishment.
Proverbs 19:18(AMP): "Discipline your son while there is hope, but do not (indulge your angry resentments by undue chastisements and) set yourself to his ruin."
Proverbs 22:6: "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
Godly discipline will keep children from being dysfunctional later in life. We are told as Christian parents to train our children in the ways of the Lord and when he grows up, he will not depart from that training. Notice it says "train" not "teach." Many parents teach their children right from wrong, but have failed to "train" them to obey. Spanking is part of the training. Many parents yell and threaten their children, but never follow through with the proper punishment and therefore their children get their own way. A disciplined child will bring great delight to parents, while the child left alone will bring shame to the home.
Proverbs 29:15 &17(AMP):
15 The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left undisciplined brings his mother to shame.
17 Correct your son, and he will give you rest; yes, he will give delight to your heart.
Ephesians 6:1-4:
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;
3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thought For Today June 10th 2011

I thought that I would introduce you to the old man that pesters you with my thoughts for the day. The old man does not look very loveable but he loves every one of you. God loves you too, do you know how that I know God loves you and me, because the bible tells us so.
The more you love someone the more important that person is to you. So the fact that God loves you with his whole heart means you are more important to God than you could ever imagine.
Before God forgave us we were all spiritually dead. Scripture affirms that every person on this planet was dead in their sin. You can’t get any deader than dead. God couldn’t say, I prefer her because she’s a little less dead than him.
But through Christ we can be forgiven. When God looks at a forgiven person, he can’t find one sin. When you are forgiven, God can’t find a person on the entire planet, more forgiven than you.
So without Christ we were all equally dead in our sin and in Christ we are all equally forgiven. No Christian is too old, too poor, too uneducated, too stupid, too sick to be gloriously used of God.

Either God can do the impossible through you, or he isn’t God.
Keep telling yourself, ‘There is nothing God cannot do through me.’
Heaven stands on tiptoe waiting to see the astounding things you will achieve for the glory of God. O what an awesome God we have.


Thought For Today June 9th 2011

Thought For Today

God’s Gracing God

Define Grace; What is "God's Grace"?
Grace is much different than Justice and Mercy:
· Grace is getting what we do not deserve.
· Justice is getting what we deserve.
· Mercy is not getting what we deserve.

Simply put, Grace can be defined as God's unmerited favor. It is God's free action for the benefit of His people. God's grace can be compared to the pardon that a governor of a state can give to a guilty prisoner who is facing execution (the punishment of death) for something that he or she did. Without this pardon, without this grace, they will be given what they deserve.
We are deserving of death because all of us have sinned Romans 3:23, 6:23, yet God offers us a pardon (grace). Jesus died for us so that we could live, but His death can be our "salvation" only if we accept it. Just like the prisoner above, we can turn it down or we can accept this pardon that God offers John 3:16.
Grace is the power of God to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves and the fact is that we cannot do anything for ourselves. Jesus says, "...without me ye can do nothing." John 15:5
The Bible gives us a beautiful example of what grace is and does. When Moses took the Children of Israel out of Egypt and into the desert the people soon became thirsty, but there wasn't any water to be found, especially not for 2,000,000 people, plus their herds of animals. God told Moses to strike a specific rock and He (God) would give the people water. The water that came out of that rock demonstrates the grace of God flowing out to all who would drink. It also caused the parched and barren land to blossom which in turn gave the animals something to eat. Without this water, without God's grace supplying the needs of the people, the people would have died. Christ is the Rock, He is also the Living Water.
Without the grace, without the pardon that God gives us, we will die. We are supplied daily with the light of the sun and air to breath, something to eat and drink. He supplies all we need, but we must choose to accept His gifts, or to reject them.
Gracious God our heavenly Father thank you for your wonderful Amazing grace, I love John Newton’s helm that tells me what a wretch I was until God gave me his Amazing grace. John Davidson

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Thought For Today June 8th 2011

Thought For Today

"What is Christianity and what do Christians believe?"

The core beliefs of Christianity are summarized in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. Jesus died for our sins, was buried, was resurrected, and thereby offers salvation to all who will receive Him in faith. Unique among all other faiths, Christianity is more about a relationship than religious practices. Instead of adhering to a list of “do’s and don’ts,” the goal of a Christian is to cultivate a close walk with God. That relationship is made possible because of the work of Jesus Christ and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

Beyond these core beliefs, there are many other items that are, or at least should be, indicative of what Christianity is and what Christianity believes. Christians believe that the Bible is the inspired, “God-breathed” Word of God and that its teaching is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21). Christians believe in one God that exists in three persons—the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit.

Christians believe that mankind was created specifically to have a relationship with God, but sin separates all men from God (Romans 3:23; 5:12). Christianity teaches that Jesus Christ walked this earth, fully God, and yet fully man (Philippians 2:6-11), and died on the cross. Christians believe that after His death, Christ was buried, He rose again, and now lives at the right hand of the Father, making intercession for the believers forever (Hebrews 7:25). Christianity proclaims that Jesus’ death on the cross was sufficient to completely pay the sin debt owed by all men and this is what restores the broken relationship between God and man (Hebrews 9:11-14; 10:10; Romans 5:8; 6:23).

Christianity teaches that in order to be saved and be granted entrance into heaven after death, one must place one’s faith entirely in the finished work of Christ on the cross. If we believe that Christ died in our place and paid the price of our own sins, and rose again, then we are saved. There is nothing that anyone can do to earn salvation. We cannot be “good enough” to please God on our own, because we are all sinners (Isaiah 53:6; 64:6-7). There is nothing more to be done, because Christ has done all the work! When He was on the cross, Jesus said, “It is finished” (John 19:30), meaning that the work of redemption was completed.


The Dust Doodler Memo-June 7th 2011

I am the old Dust-Doodler please read my blog, I have been putting my Thought of the day on my blog and I have put some of my scribbling on there as well, I have been thanking about putting my Hillwood story on there as well, but it appears that no one reads my blog.

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Ehought For Today June 7th 2011

Thought For Today

What Is Faith

Faith is a complete trust, confidence and reliance in God. It is a firm belief without proof, a yearning from the bottom of one’s heart for God’s kingdom to come. It means absolute allegiance, loyalty and fidelity to God no matter under what circumstances.
We are justified by faith alone. But many confuse “faith alone” with “the faith that is alone.” They think that work is unnecessary, obedience is optional and one can be justified by an empty belief that results in no fruit. Their logic is that since we are not justified by works, we don’t even need to make any effort to do God’s work. By their doctrine, being unfaithful, lax, worldly or even submitting to sin will not affect one’s salvation. This widespread doctrine interprets “justification by faith alone” as “justified by faith plus nothing,” by which they mean one can be justified without a love for God, without a hatred for sin, without any effort to keep God’s commandments, without any desire to do God’s will, without any sense of responsibility to defend God’s truth. They teach that one can be as carnal as the world, as long as he had a moment of accepting the fact that Christ died for our sin and was raised up to heaven from death, he is justified. This false faith is a deception from Satan in man’s sinful heart. People who hold on to this false religion prove that they have an unsanctified heart and they do not belong to God. They will be condemned as ungodly and held guilty in the Judgment Day for their willingness to accept a lie rather than the truth, as God always looks into man’s heart.
In Romans Chapter 2 it is written: “God ‘will give to each person according to what he has done.’ To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.” (Romans 2:6-8).

Thpught For Today June 5th 2011

Thought For Today ---inspirational bible verses

The Holy Bible is full of inspirational verses that speak to the heart and encourage the soul; and has some good solid advice as well. God gave us the Bible as a roadmap to follow in this world to keep us on the right road; but also he gave us the Bible for inspiration as we travel through life. This section of our site is dedicated to God's inspiration, promises, challenges and direction that he desires for us.
The verses are assembled by topic about a variety of different things that we face everyday. So whether you need encouragement in trials and tribulation; or whether you just need to know what God has to say about a subject; get your Bible down and start reading. I believe you will find the answers you are looking for there !
I have choosen four Inspiritual verses to start you off for today
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 1John4: 18

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he [it is] that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. DEU 31:6

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God [is] with thee whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:9

Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments which the LORD charged Moses with concerning Israel: be strong, and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed. 1CH 22:13

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Thought For Today June 5th 2011

Thought For Today

Jesus Loves Me

This is good and neat but I still prefer the old original helm Jesus loves me.

"Here for you now is a Senior version of Jesus Loves Me":


Jesus loves me, this I know,
Though my hair is white as snow
Though my sight is growing dim,
Still He bids me trust in Him.

Though my steps are oh, so slow,
With my hand in His I'll go
On through life, let come what may,
He'll be there to lead the way.

When the nights are dark and long,
In my heart He puts a song..
Telling me in words so clear,
"Have no fear, for I am near."

When my work on earth is done,
And life's victories have been won..
He will take me home above,
Then I'll understand His love.

I love Jesus, does He know?
Have I ever told Him so?
Jesus loves to hear me say,
That I love Him every day