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Down in the river to Pray–Alison Krauss

With all the bad news to post, sometimes we need to be reminded of the way to true happiness and joy, even when the world seems to be falling apart around us. This beautiful song by Alison Krauss, sung a capella, does exactly that for me.

I hope it brings a little peace to some others today in this Christmas season. Enjoy!


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December 6, 2010 Posted by | Christianity | 1 Comment

Freedom of Religion?

…Not on the football field in the state of Washington. In fact, it appears that taking a quick knee and pointing to heaven to glorify Jesus Christ is now deserving of a penalty flag in the left coast state’s high school football league.

A 15-yard, unsportsmanlike conduct penalty at that!

Perhaps the saddest thing in this story is the player’s father seeming to defend the anti-Christian official’s call, and the young man’s admission that he will acquiesce to this newest battle in our country’s war on Christianity.


Tags: Washington, Religion, 1st Amendment, Football, Washington, Prayer, Worship, Freedom

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December 1, 2010 Posted by | Christianity | 1 Comment

A Church Most Never Knew of…

Watch this video and learn what our founding fathers really thought about the relationship between Christianity and our country.

Now ask yourself why the left-wing lunatics, including the MSM, in this country cover up the truth and continue to spread the lie that the founding fathers wanted religion to have no place in the public sphere. Why?

You decide.


Tags: I Want Your Money, Obama, Spending, Freedom, Spread the Wealth, Socialism

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September 4, 2010 Posted by | Christianity | 1 Comment

Commemorating Mao but Not Mother

by Dr. Paul Kengor at Townhall.com

Where’s Anita Dunn when you need her?

Recall Anita Dunn, who resigned as President Obama’s communications director not long after Glenn Beck had the temerity to broadcast her jaw-dropping affirmation, made in a church no less—at a high-school baccalaureate ceremony—that her two favorite philosophers were an extraordinarily unlikely pair: Mao Tse-Tung and Mother Teresa.

I’m not sure of Dunn’s current whereabouts, but I’m certain the management department at the Empire State Building in New York City could benefit from her input. Readers might recall the last time I wrote about the Empire State Building: I grappled with the astounding image of the building’s top aglow in red and yellow to commemorate the birth of Red China. Yes, unbelievably, the Empire State last October paused to recognize Mao’s communist China, which was responsible for 60-70 million deaths, the single greatest slaughter of humanity in history, dwarfing Hitler’s terror by six-fold.

New Yorkers apparently were oblivious to such vital facts—or were aware and simply didn’t care—as they strolled along Madison Avenue slurping Smoothies and reading their New York Times under a blood red (and yellow) sky.

But why do I revisit such sordid recent history? Wasn’t it embarrassing enough to suffer this once?

Well, it turns out the brain-trust in charge of deciding which symbols (and revolutions) to elevate in New York—the same brain-trust that offered up this crowning touch for Chairman Mao—are refusing to light up for … brace yourself, Mother Teresa.

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May 15, 2010 Posted by | Christianity | Leave a comment

Happy Easter!

Almost 2000 years ago, the only innocent man to ever walk the Earth arose from the grave after being betrayed by one of his closest friends, humiliated by the public, brutally beaten and executed by the Roman authorities. Now he serves as the intercessor between us and God the Father.

He died for my sins, and yours. All he asks in return is that we believe in him.

We give thanks for his sacrifice for all of us. And here are a few songs that celebrate his escape from the grave, and our salvation!

This is Love
Amazing Grace
On the Darkest Day
He Lives/He’s Alive


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April 4, 2010 Posted by | Christianity | Leave a comment

Away With the Manger

Martial arts master Chuck Norris points out that President Obama doesn’t seem to understand the Reason for the Season.

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by Chuck Norris at Townhall.com

I’m willing to bet that President Barack Obama’s Christmas address this week will shine with a religious significance that’s about as bright as what was in his unusually short Thanksgiving proclamation, which gave a token reference to God via a quote from George Washington.

Even in the Obamas’ superstar Christmas interviews with Oprah Winfrey and Gloria Estefan, there were discussions about Santa Claus, Christmas trees, ornaments, gingerbread houses and even their dog’s Christmas stocking. Obama even gave a Christmas shout-out to all Hispanics. But there was not one mention of religion or a hint of the real reason for the season.

Gone are the days when presidents and most politicians publicly rejoiced in the birth of Christ. Like many of you, I still remember a day — even in Washington — when Christ was central to Christmas. It was an America that was far less politically correct, an America that wasn’t afraid to stand up for its belief in the babe who was born in Bethlehem.

Besides Obama, even our modern Democratic presidents have stood up for America’s Judeo-Christian heritage and the true meaning of Christmas. Here’s a small sample. (If you’re interested in more, I encourage you to go to the exclusive expanded edition of this same article at WorldNetDaily, which documents more than a dozen of our other presidents’ Christmas confessions and festivities, from George Washington through George W. Bush.)

It’s well-known that President John Kennedy was a Catholic. What’s not so well-known is that in 1957, then-Sen. Kennedy disclosed at a National Conference of Christians and Jews dinner what he believed was the remedy to the ills in society: “Upon what can we rely? Where can we compete? In what can we find hope for the future? The answer, I believe, lies ultimately in the very principles which we honor tonight — the principles of our Judaic-Christian heritage.”

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December 22, 2009 Posted by | Christianity, Holidays | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sen. Blanche Lincoln can’t say Merry Christmas?

by John Allison III

Every Christmas season of late has been plagued by the controversy of how to appropriately greet one another during the season set aside to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.  According to a Rasmussen poll last month, 72% of Americans prefer the traditional “Merry Christmas” greeting and only 22% prefer “Happy Holidays.”

I think it’s probably safe to assume a conservative state like Arkansas, nestled snugly inside the Bible Belt, would lean more heavily in favor of  “Merry Christmas.”  But even if the poll accurately represents Arkansans’ thinking on this issue, an Arkansas politician who chooses to use the secular “Happy Holidays” is likely to offend more voters than one who uses the traditional Christmas greeting.

Today, Senator Blanche Lincoln demonstrated once again just how far out of touch she is with the people of Arkansas with her “Holiday Greeting.”  Though 86% of Arkansans identify themselves as Christian, Lincoln doesn’t once recognize this as a time to celebrate the birth of Christ.  Perhaps she feels more comfortable with the “freethinking” Winter Solstice worshipers who recently won the right to adorn the Arkansas State Capitol with their pagan display.

Lincoln sent the following email to her constituents earlier today:

Dear Fellow Arkansan,

As you gather together to celebrate with your family this holiday, I encourage you to embrace the spirit of the season. Remember our neighbors in need by volunteering your time and services or donating your financial resources to those less fortunate. We can all make a difference in someone’s life.

From my family to yours, have a joyous holiday and a very happy New Year.

With Arkansas Pride,

Not one mention of Christ, or Christmas.  Just “holiday.”

Here’s her “Holiday Greeting” video:

Remember, 86% of Arkansans identify themselves as Christians.  Still, Lincoln seems to have joined the left-wing group of radical Democrats who interpret the 1st Amendment’s Freedom “of” Religion to imply Freedom “from” Religion.  This may prove to be just one more nail in the coffin of her political career as she faces a tough reelection campaign next year.

Already, Rasmussen has her trailing 4 of the 7 announced Republican candidates for her seat in 2010.  One of those candidates, Curtis Coleman, has released his own Christmas message to Arkansas voters and (gasp!) he actually calls it Christmas!

I’m thinking Coleman’s message will play better with Arkansas voters, but tell us what you think.

December 19, 2009 Posted by | Christianity, Holidays | , , , , , , | 1 Comment