Archive for May 28th, 2009

Living Sacrifices

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Jesus' Hands

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.

Romans 12:1-8 (New International Version)

TX ‘Hate Crimes’ Bill Targets Children

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Texas HB 824 has moved out of committee and is expected to be voted on shortly. The bill targets children as young as ten years of age who are allegedly guilty of hate crimes. [Jonathan Saenz of the Texas-based Free Market Foundation] explains how the law might be applied.

“If they committed some crime and it had to do with the issue of ‘sexual preference’ — particularly the issue of homosexuality — they could be punished,” he says, “and a judge could order them to go to a program where they have to accept the other side and accept the views of homosexuality.”

According to Saenz, even more punishment could be doled out. “[T]he judge could [also] order them to do community service where they have to do a project in the homosexual community that serves the homosexual community’s interest,” he offers.

Saenz says the law would apply to children who have committed an act of arson or graffiti, or have assaulted another person based on sexuality. But he fears the law could potentially be misapplied and misused.

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Obama Mouthpiece Laughs Off Birth Certificate Request

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

WASHINGTON – Somebody finally asked Barack Obama’s White House press secretary about the president’s elusive birth certificate.

When asked by WND White House correspondent Les Kinsolving why the president, who has pledged transparency in his administration, would not release his long-form birth certificate to establish his constitutional eligibility for office, spokesman Robert Gibbs guffawed in unison with members of the Washington press corps about the concerns of 400,000 petitioners who have demanded it.

“Are you looking for the president’s birth certificate?” he asked incredulously. “Lester, this question in many ways continues to astound me. The state of Hawaii provided a copy with the seal of the president’s birth. I know there are apparently at least 400,000 people – (laughter) – that continue to doubt the existence of and the certification by the state of Hawaii of the president’s birth there, but it’s on the Internet because we put it on the Internet for each of those 400,000 to download. I certainly hope by the fourth year of our administration that we’ll have dealt with this burgeoning birth controversy.”

It was the first time any member of the press corps has publicly asked a member of the administration a question directly related to Obama’s constitutional eligibility for office as a “natural born citizen.”

The question comes as the controversy is heating up nationally – sparked in part by a new billboard campaign asking the question: “Where’s the birth certificate?” The campaign has also raised more than $50,000 in contributions from the public.

The ongoing petition campaign was launched several months ago by WND Editor and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Farah. Just last week, Farah announced the billboard campaign to raise public awareness of the fact that Obama has never released the standard, “long-form” birth certificate that would show which hospital he was born in, the attending physician and establish that he truly was born in Hawaii, as his autobiography maintains.

The “Certification of Live Birth” posted online and widely touted as “Obama’s birth certificate” does not in any way prove he was born in Hawaii, since the same “short-form” document is easily obtainable for children not born in Hawaii. The true “long-form” birth certificate – which includes information like the name of the birth hospital and attending physician – is the only document that can prove Obama was born in Hawaii, but to date he has not permitted its release for public or press scrutiny.

Oddly, though congressional hearings were held to determine whether Sen. John McCain was constitutionally eligible to be president as a “natural born citizen,” no controlling legal authority ever sought to verify Obama’s claim to a Hawaiian birth.

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Art of Thinking Game – David Star – from the Jerusalem Gift Shop

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Weekly I highlight items being offered by the Jerusalem Gift Shop. Today it’s the Art of Thinking Game – David Star.

The Art of Thinking – game for one player

In this peg puzzle every line of the star must total 26 simultaneously

* size: 4.5 x 4.5 x 1.3 inches approx

Samanea wood board with a matching lid

Take a moment to see all of the other interesting items they stock.

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Christian Gifts from Israel – The Jerusalem Gift Shop

New Link – The Rapture Forums

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

I received an email from Chris at the Rapture Forums about linking to their website. It looks like they have a lot of great information. Take a moment to look it over.