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A Request for Help

My friend Sherry from quotes and notes has a post up about a young woman who is missing, I am including her picture here and the contact information as well. Please do contact them if you have any information. God bless! She has been missing since Feb 1st. If you see her please call De Kalb Co sheriffs office at 815-895-3272. Her name is Candice. She is sixteen years old. Please pray for her safe return and for the family to have the strength that they need in this situation.

Sherry just added this to her post! Here is the Bring Candice Home FB page  Candice Rose Sane.. She was last seen In Monroe Center Ill Feb 1st. Please help by posting this new info. If seen please call Ogly (I believe she means Ogle) County sheriffs office at 815-732-2136 or 419-239-9892 or 419-239-9903. Please help bring her home to her family.


This is Sherry’s niece, please keep them all in your prayers.

Maine Restaurant Owner Plans Protest Against Pro-Life Women by Giving Away Free Food | Christian News Network

Maine Restaurant Owner Plans Protest Against Pro-Life Women by Giving Away Free Food | Christian News Network.

Portland, Maine A restaurant owner in Maine is using free food as part of a devised plan to assemble area residents in protest against a number of pro-life women that minister to abortion-minded mothers outside of the local Planned Parenthood.

Mike Fink of Mike’s Restaurant in Portland states that he is staging a protest next Friday because he opposes the presence of the women and their children at the abortion facility, which is located next door to his business.

“Normally, we do not get involved in religious or political debate because it is a waste of time,” Fink wrote in a recent newspaper advertisement. “However, these people have become a problem. These protesters bring their young children and use them to push their views and beliefs without any regard of local businesses or the long-term mental health of their own children.”

Fink then issued an offer to those that will join him in protesting the pro-life group.

“Help us on Friday, January 4, 2013 by holding a sign or making a presence against these insane, stupid people, and get a free coffee and breakfast sandwich,” the ad states, with the offer in all caps.  Read the rest at Christian

Martial Law in Arkansas town – CNN iReport

Martial Law in Arkansas town – CNN iReport.

Excerpt: Stovall further elaborated on the stop-and-ID policy Friday morning, claiming the city’s crime statistics alone met the threshold of reasonable suspicion required to lawfully accost a citizen. 

“To ask you for your ID, I have to have a reason,” he said. “Well, I’ve got statistical reasons that say I’ve got a lot of crime right now, which gives me probable cause to ask what you’re doing out. Then when I add that people are scared…then that gives us even more [reason] to ask why are you here and what are you doing in this area.” 

Stovall said he did not consult an attorney before announcing his plans to combat crime. He even remained undaunted when comparing his proposed tactics with martial law, explaining that “I don’t know that there’s ever been a difference” between his proposals and martial law. 

Stovall said task force members would not even be required to be looking for a specific suspect before stopping citizens on the street. 

“Anyone that’s out walking, because of the crime and the fear factor, [could be stopped],” he said. 

Should an individual not produce identification, Stovall said his officers would not back down. Individuals who do not produce identification when asked could be charged with obstructing a governmental operation, according to Stovall. 

Choose God

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He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, But he who is careless of his ways will die. Proverbs 19:16

Life is filled with choices, we make them everyday. Sometimes our choices lead us along the wrong path, but sometimes we are forced to make choices where we know one way is the wrong path, and would lead to willful and knowing disobedience to God‘s will. Such a choice is the HHS mandate on paying for and/or providing the abortifacient.

Obama and many others who have no problem with this, tell up that it is okay, we are deciding this. It isn’t your responsibility and we will even put a hedge between you and it, so that the insurance companies do the actual providing.  This is supposed to be salve for our conscience so that we can stand before God and say, “it wasn’t me Lord, it was them.” My friends, you know and I know that God is going to look at us and say take responsibility for your actions as well as your inactions. We are condemning ourselves if we let ourselves be deceived in this way.

There is no middle ground here! You are making the choice for life or for death. And for all those who proclaim their right to make that choice, I would like to remind them that God does not care whether you think that you have a right or not, either way, to Him it is murder. If you are so egotistic to think that for some reason just because it is growing in your body that it is not life, you need to go take some science classes. And if you recognize that it is life and still think that you have the right to end it because it is not human until it reaches a certain point, at which point does it become magically human? It is at the start or it never is.

Or possibly you are one of those who think that you have the right to decide who lives or dies anyway, what makes you different from any other murderer out there? Aren’t they making the same decision? Your selfishness leads to destruction but that truly is your choice to make.

I am not going to try to change anyone’s mind about abortion, if you do not know that it is wrong, you will find out in God’s time. What I am trying to do is remind those who follow Christ, those who accept that he died for our sins that if we make a deliberate choice to condone and promote an evil such as this, we are saying that we accept the evil and we are denying Him. You cannot serve two master’s, and this time is either God’s or it is against Him.

This is not a time to be silent on this issue. This is a turning point! Allowing harm and condoning the death of the least of God’s people is one of the worst violations of His law there is. You know this! It is time for all of Christ’s followers to make it clear that when it comes to choosing, we choose Christ!

The story I have an excerpt from below is an excellent example of other times that God’s people were forced to make a choice. Please read it. God bless

From Life

Obama HHS Mandate Wasn’t Just About Contraception

by Michael Stokes Paulsen

An ancient example of resistance to a tyrant’s attempt to coerce violations of religious conscience provides an interesting perspective on resistance to the Obama administration’s recent healthcare coverage mandate.

“Contraception” is not exactly the right term. The HHS mandate implementing Obamacare requires insurance plans of religious employers to provide not just contraception but also sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs–”morning-after” (and even “week-after”) pills designed to cause the death of a conceived human embryo rather than prevent conception. The technical term for such drugs is abortifacient, though they often are called, euphemistically, “emergency contraception.”

Cram-down”is a perfect term for HHS’s policy, however. The whole point, it seems, is to override religious objections to such a policy to the maximum extent politically possible, out of an intense ideological commitment to contraception and abortion as “preventive health care.” It is vital, the ideologues say, to prevail over religious objections precisely in order to advance, and permanently entrench, this particular ideology and, further, to vindicate the power of government to impose such policies on everyone. Religious objections must be overcome, in part for the sake of overcoming religious objections.

The Obama administration’s HHS policy–and even more so the sham “modification” of it announced on February 10–recalls a memorable story recounted in certain Greek manuscripts traced to the ancient Jewish communities of the Mediterranean, in what is known as the book of Fourth Maccabees. (Some Protestants, like me, treat such inter-testamental religious literature not as scripture, but with respect as part of the “Apocrypha.”)

Read the rest at Life News. com

Abounding Lawlessness – Signs of the Last Days (via The Ignorant Fisherman)

The lawlessness that we are seeing abounding in the whole of the world is a sign that we need to pay attention.  The time of sorrows that is spoken of in Matthew 24:8 seem to be taking place. If Jesus did not want us to be aware and know the signs of the last days, He would not have given them to us. It is important to be aware and listen and observe, but more than anything, we must read what He tells us in the Scriptures and give warning to those who have a chance and desire to be saved. This is our mission and our responsibility.  The Ignorant Fisherman always educates us.  The post below is another excellent example. I have excerpted a paragraph, but please read the whole thing.

Abounding Lawlessness – Signs of the Last Days 

The Bible speaks of these Last Days and testifies to what the social conditions will be at this time among those who profess Christ and have a “form” of godliness.(Romans 10:2-4, 1 Tim. 3:1-7,2 Tim. 4:1-3, Jude, 1:10, Rev. 3:14-22). At this time, a secular progressive movement – initiated by the super fallen intelligences of fallen angels (i.e., demons ) will begin to dominate and influence the entire world preparing the world for Lucifer‘s lawless minion and the global worship of himself and his lawless super -ultra fascist world leader (2 Thess. 2:3-12, Rev.13). Some of the signs of these last days will be the abounding lawlessness of society and the demonically led anti -marriage movement along with other apostate teachings. As we see this ever growing lawless moment sweeping the world, especially in the West. We today can see the very shadows of the things which are about to come. This lawless spirit dominates the West’s progressive Left, but what is most alarming is how it is sweeping into moderate and some conservative circles as well. When these groups begin to embrace this rebellious movement against the very bedrock of the world’s most sacred institution how long will it truly be until we are face to face with the Day of the Lord! Read the rest at The Ignorant Fisherman….

The Educating of Sandra Fluke

The purpose of this post is not to judge Ms. Fluke, it is simply to take a very simple look at the impact of her actions upon her own future, Liberals, and higher education. Let’s start with Ms. Fluke herself:

  • Like any high school student wanting to attend college, or wanting to get a job, any google search will forever find her testimony to Congress and will judge her qualifications, at least in part, on what she herself had to say. She is in Law School, so it is safe to assume that she wants to be an attorney.
  1. Reliability–How reliable can you be if you display such little restraint in your personal life?
  2. Dependability–If you are not willing to take responsibility for your actions, how can you be trusted to represent others when their lives, jobs, and futures are possibly at stake.
  3. Decorum—well, if you don’t stop to think about it before you announce to the whole world that you are a little ??? (I truly don’t want to use the word that others are banding about, but I am having trouble thinking of something else that might be suitable)
  4. Knowledgeable—You really did not seem to consider the consequences of your actions, so that brings into question your intelligence.
  5.  Trustworthiness— Your parents obviously trusted you to get an education so that you could provide for yourself, your actions seem to have cast some doubt on that ability.
  6. Accountability—no question there is there, you have told the world that you don’t want to be held accountable for the results of your actions. You want the rest of us to pay for birth control so that you can be irresponsible without being accountable for the consequences.

As far as Liberals, it just shows the distance that they will go to make everyone else pay for what they think that they deserve and that they are willing to go to any lengths in order to force their will upon everyone else.

Higher Education—If this women is a fair representation, I would personally put that at a fail. If a thirty year old woman is no smarter that a sixteen year old who puts things that are improper on Facebook, you really have to question whether they are teaching anything worth learning or if they are simply baby sitting young adults and gracing them with degrees in order to get them out of their parents hair. And perhaps get as much money from them and the government as possible.

No wonder this country is in the trouble that it is in. Perhaps we need to look to less college and more factories. You learn responsibility real quick when your future depends on how you handle your job.  You also learn the consequences of spending too much money, and how to deal fairly with people. Just think about the money that would be saved if instead of wasting time on irresponsible unproductive people who spend most of their times doing things that are totally irrelevant to society and their own future prospects as members of society. Parents wouldn’t be going broke, and birth control wouldn’t be the problem that Liberals seem to think that it is. If people are too busy providing for themselves and can’t afford the cost of their own irresponsible actions, they would be less inclined to be so immoral in their actions.

Ms. Fluke, I do not know you or your parents, but if you were my daughter or grand daughter, I would not be happy with your actions. Have you bothered to consider what people might think of them and how they raised you? I will keep you in my prayers, I have the feeling that you will need them pretty much. After all, sooner or later we all pay for our actions and you have run up a very big bill!

Perhaps, as a last thought, I should take time to thank you, Ms. Fluke! You have given the rest of us an education as regards to the immorality and ignorance that is taking place both in colleges and upon Capitol Hill, among the member of our government that we are paying to represent us. It seems obvious that we could save enormous amounts of money if we fire these people and get our government out of the lives of regular Americans who understand the values that you are lacking in!

The Clash of the GIANTS!!! We Must Understand! (via blogsense-by-barb)

The Clash of the GIANTS!!! We Must Understand! As I see it, there are three major global systems, three GIANTS, at play on our current stage. They are all old and well-steeped in cultural tradition among those who adhere to them. They incorporate all facets of life, from family to politics, from education to religion. The tenets of these systems are "bred" into individuals, passed down from generation to generation. The fact that these systems cover all areas of life make them extraordinarily … Read More

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The Latest 2012 Republican Presidential Debate: My Takeaway. (via freedombytheway)

The Latest 2012 Republican Presidential Debate: My Takeaway. I watched the debate but did not watch the MSNBC talking heads that followed. Before I read the opinions of bloggers, columnists and jouranlists, these are my unfiltered takeaways from last night's Republican Presidential Debate. (No links today): I saw a a future President, Vice-President and several future Cabinet or Agency Heads on stage last night. I'm not sure how the  deck will be shuffled, but I do know that every candidate on that stage h … Read More

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Freedom Crisis. Are We Being Programmed for One World Government? (via freedombytheway)

Freedom Crisis. Are We Being Programmed for One World Government? “We all managed to land in an integral time in history and our actions will affect the outcome.” This quote is near the end of the video, Predictive Programming and the Human Microchipping Agenda. Part one of the video is below. I think this quote applies to what’s happening on a worldwide scale, as well as to what’s happening in the United States.  Yes, we’ve been through several horrible wars as a nation, one great depression and now a very dan … Read More

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The First Lady Of Frugality (via Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead)

The First Lady Of Frugality It's been quite a week here on the East Coast.  Within the space of 7 days, we've experienced a moderate earthquake, a major hurricane, and the most unusual event of all—Barack Obama cutting one of his vacations short.  His consort, however, the ever-gracious Michelle, First Lady of frugality, will remain behind until the Obama's luxury rental expires on Saturday: The first lady also traveled to Martha’s Vineyard a few hours ahead of the presid … Read More

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