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Caritas vs. Charity

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The great virtue known in Latin as “Caritas” is translated into English as “Charity.” Sadly, the word “charity” in English has come to mean:

1. an organization set up to provide help and raise money for those in need.
2. the voluntary giving of help, typically in the form of money, to those in need. Continue reading

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Find your identity in Jesus

This is really good.

Another good piece by the same guy about how and why the LGBT movement mercilessly bullies those who choose to give up their LGBT lifestyle.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/why-the-lgbt-movement-mercilessly-bullies-this-smallest-most-rejected-minor

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Saturday Cleanup

Didn’t post yesterday because it was Friday 13th. Not that I’m superstitious, but why take chances.

Amnesty Advocates Mourn Ryan’s Exit

Ali Noorani is the director of the National Immigration Forum, a Washington, D.C.- based group which promotes cheap-labor immigration for cheap-labor employers, including the dairy industry in Ryan’s home state of Wisconsin.Noorani tweeted: “Thank you @SpeakerRyan for always hearing us out on immigration. Let’s get some good legislation passed before your next step!”

http://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2018/04/11/amnesty-advocates-mourn-paul-ryan-exit/

Paul Ryan to Push DACA Amnesty for Millions of Illegal Aliens Before Leaving Congress
PAUL RYAN…PERSONAL PROPERTY OF THE KOCH BROTHERS
House Speaker Paul Ryan will push his open borders agenda during his last months in Congress, telling the media that he is interested in passing an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens who are enrolled and eligible for the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/04/13/paul-ryan-to-push-daca-amnesty-for-millions-of-illegal-aliens-before-leaving-congress/

Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise Top The List To Replace Paul Ryan
McCARTHY IS THE MAJORITY WHIP. HE’S PART OF THE SWAMP AND AS BIG A RINO AS RYAN.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., appears to be the odds-on favorite to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan, who said he would hold onto his title until he retires in January.
The other most likely candidate, Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., has said he’s interested but only if McCarthy declines.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/kevin-mccarthy-steve-scalise-top-the-list-to-replace-paul-ryan

Dem Lawmaker Calls On Trump To Resign: “It Will Get Worse”

IN THEIR DREAMS

Betsy DeVos Tells Striking Teachers to Stop Being so Selfish
Teachers in Oklahoma have not showed up to class in nine days. Republican Gov. Mary Fallin approved pay raises in the tune of $6,100, but educators say it does not meet their demands. They also weren’t too happy that she likened their protest to “a teenager wanting a better car.” The teachers are on the march in defiance of school funding cuts and in support of pay raises of $10,000 over the next three years.

THIS MAY BE PART OF THE FUNDING PROBLEM:
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2018/04/12/betsy-devos-criticizes-striking-teachers-n2469945

Comey Admits He Hid That Dems Funded Steele Dossier From Trump – ‘Wasn’t Necessary For My Goal’

“Did you tell him the Steele dossier had been financed by his political opponents?” Stephanopoulos asked the former FBI director in an interview set to air on Sunday night.
“No, I don’t even think I used the words ‘Steele Dossier,’” Comey responded. “I just talked about additional material.”
http://dailycaller.com/2018/04/13/comey-hid-dossier-funded-by-dnc-from-trump/

Pelosi suffers face spasms, says wrong words during brief appearance
Nancy Pelosi only spoke for a few minutes to reporters on Wednesday, but she still wasn’t able to avoid suffering face spasms, brain freezes and repeatedly using the wrong words.

SHE NEEDS PROFESSIONAL HELP BUT HER FAMILY WANTS THE MONEY SHE CAN SCOOP UP.
http://www.theamericanmirror.com/video-pelosi-suffers-face-spasms-says-wrong-words-during-brief-appearance/

New Yorker’ Calls Chick-Fil-A ‘Creepy,’ ‘Pervasive’ for Being Christian
Angered, no doubt, by the “ersatz homespun ambiance of a megachurch,” Piepenbring accused the restaurant of having an ulterior motive: proselytism and “glorifying God.” Rather than just understanding that the free market exists and that there is in fact a niche for enthusiastic Christians who want to sell chicken sandwiches, the writer took the same, stale path that the rest of the media has been parroting since 2012: Chick-Fil-A is “anti-LGBTQ” and full of “bigotry.”
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/corinne-weaver/2018/04/13/new-yorker-calls-chick-fil-creepy-pervasive-being-christian

Senator who called for Trump’s assassination demands slave reparations…counts herself among the beneficiaries
When you get down to the nitty-gritty of the progressive left’s “critical race theory,” which now drives race relations in the United States, reparations is the coveted goal to resolve all grievances.
Cue Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, the Trump-hating Democrat, who is calling for reparations for former slaves, according to The Kansas City Star.
Well, considering there are no former slaves alive today, the default payees would be current relations to the slaves — which conveniently includes the senator, according to her testimony.
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2018/04/13/senator-who-called-for-trumps-assassination-demands-slave-reparations-counts-herself-among-the-beneficiaries-623436

Maxine Waters Gets Schooled On Separation Of Powers By OMB Director, Cuts Him Off With “Reclaiming My Time”

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First Sunday of Easter

2018_04 Resurrection - Charles Colson

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The President Addresses the Nation

It can honestly be said when this man offers words of hope, unlike the charlatan who preceded him, it is truly heartfelt.

President Trump wished Americans Happy Easter and quoted from the book of Isaiah on this Good Friday.
Millions of American Christians are celebrating Good Friday which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
President Trump sent a heartfelt message to American Christians celebrating Good Friday and Jews celebrating Passover.
“During the sacred holiday of Passover, Jewish families around the world give thanks to God for liberating the Jewish people from bondage and Egypt and delivering them to the promise land of Israel.”
In America, we look to the light of God to guide our steps, we trust in the power of the Almighty for wisdom and strength, and we praise our Heavenly Father for the blessings of freedom and the gift of eternal life,” he said.
Trump quoted Isaiah 60:2-3 to remind Americans God will be our everlasting light. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/president-trump-wishes-americans-happy-easter-passover-quotes-scripture-video/

Christians Observe Good Friday, Remembering the Death of Jesus
The Old Testament is full of references and prophesies to a Messiah (a Hebrew word that is translated “Christ” in Greek) who would deliver God’s people. God promised Abraham that one of his descendants would bless all the nations of the earth. His grandson Jacob—who changed his name to Israel and became the namesake of the Jewish state —declared that this deliverer would come through his own son, Judah. Judah’s descendant, King David, recorded God’s promise that this future leader would be one of his posterity.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/30/christians-observe-good-friday-remembering-death-jesus/

Spain To Fly Flags At Half Mast To Honor Christ’s Death
All units, barracks and bases will lower the Spanish flag beginning at 2 p.m. on Maundy Thursday. The tradition commemorates the Last Supper and Jesus’ washing of his disciples’ feet and will last until 12:01 a.m. on Easter Sunday, when Christians celebrate Jesus’ resurrection, according to Catholic Herald. The Ministry of Defense published a statement announcing the lowering of the flag, as well as Spanish soldiers’ voluntary participation in 152 Holy Week celebrations and parades.
http://dailycaller.com/2018/03/28/spain-holy-week-easter-maunday-thursday/

The Greatest Story Ever Told – Christ’s Death
Jesus dying on the cross. The centurion (John Wayne) saying, “Truly this man was the Son of God”.

NPR Doesn’t Know What Easter Is
The correction reads:
“An earlier version of this post incorrectly described Easter as ‘the day celebrating the idea that Jesus did not die and go to hell or purgatory or anywhere at all but rather arose into heaven.’”
The updated story simply reads: “Easter — the day Christians celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection — is on Sunday.”
http://dailycaller.com/2018/03/30/npr-easter-correction/

Father Jonathan Morris: Christians Are ‘Most Persecuted Group in This Century’
Christians are the most persecuted group in the world,” Father Morris told the Breitbart News editor-in-chief – whether in the more overt forms in the Middle East, China, and elsewhere – or in the “less obvious, silent persecution” that takes place in Western countries.
This “silent” persecution takes many forms, the priest continued, sometimes fueled by “government programs” and other times as a form of “cultural persecution” through ridicule of Christian beliefs and the message that Christians “have no place in modern society.”
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/30/father-jonathan-morris-christians-are-most-persecuted-group-in-this-century/

TIME TO BRAG:
THIS WAS PAINTED BY MY PRECIOUS MISS OLIVIA, ALL OF ELEVEN YEARS OLD.
MY GRANDCHILDREN ARE THE ONLY REASON I HAVE TO STILL BE LIVING.

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Religions are not equal

Jesus vs Easter Bunny

Religions are not the same and they’re not equal. Some religions are morally, theologically and philosophically superior to others, and Christianity is the best.

Why? Because it is the only religion that does not ignore or skirt the issue of suffering. Indeed, terrible suffering is at the very heart of our religion.

Other religions skirt the issue of suffering. Materialists teach people to indulge themselves in whatever gives them pleasure, because this is all there is. Islam and primitive religions teach people to just put up and shut up. Buddhism and Hinduism teach people to ignore suffering by detaching from the material world.

Judaism comes closest to Christianity in that the Jews accept suffering as an inexplicable part of being the chosen people of God. But only Christianity plunges into the depth of the suffering, wrestles with the darkness and comes out the other side, bloodied but triumphant, with a solution to the problem of suffering.

His name is Jesus Christ, the only perfect man who ever has or ever will live, the God-man who suffered and died on Good Friday, then rose again on Easter Sunday.

Because of His sacrifice, suffering and death forever lost their power over us. If we follow Him, we will live forever in a perfect world where there is no suffering or pain or sadness or death.

Hallelujah!

Based on a meditation by Fr. Dwight Longenecker @

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Bits & Bytes

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SOMETHING ELSE TO HATE ABOUT THE BUDGET: The new Congressional budget ALSO does not include the Conscience Protection Act that would have protected health care professionals from being forced to participate in abortions or other objectionable health procedures.

SOMETHING ELSE TO HATE ABOUT THE BUDGET, PART TWO: Multiple Department of Veterans Affairs reforms were removed from the sh***y spending bill Congress just dumped on us.

ANOTHER REASON TO NOT SIT AT HOME AND LET DEMOCRATS OWN CONGRESS: “If you value religious education or life’s sanctity, you’re not welcome in the party,” writes Cardinal Timothy Dolan, in “The Democrats Abandon Catholics” in today’s Wall Street Journal.

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Foul-mouthed activist, David Hogg, who HATES the NRA and wants to disarm America, is MUY PISSED about Broward County’s plan to require clear backpacks. Cuz, you know, the CONSTITUTION and PRIVACY. Or something.

SCHOOL SHOOTINGS: Meanwhile, Henderson County, North Carolina, is taking another tack. They are going to hire armed security guards for every public school.

GOOD NEWS from FORTY DAYS FOR LIFE: Yesterday, after talking with a pro-life counselor and doing some research on the internet, a pregnant mom canceled her abortion appointment and demanded her deposit back! Thank you, God!!

NEW NSA ADVISER: President Trump announced that John Bolton will replace H.R. McMaster as national security adviser. Unsurprisingly, the Left immediately began shrieking NAZI! RACIST!! RUSSIA LOVER!!!

YOU GO, GIRL! Christina Hagan is the youngest female Republican to ever serve in the Ohio Legislature, and now she’s running for Congress. She also just found out that she’s pregnant with twins. The due date? November 6, which is Election Day. “When I was in the state legislature I was actually debating pro-life issues and I could feel my first child hiccuping in-utero,” Hagan remembers. “You know that child is separate, unique, and distinct from you because you can’t hiccup for the baby.”

STILTON: After hearing that “60 Minutes” plans to run an interview with alleged Trump mattress Stormy Daniels, we tried to make up a joke about “what’s the difference between a journalist and a porn star?” Unfortunately, we had to drop it when we realized there is no difference anymore.

Still, we’re covering Ms. Daniels (which is more than she does most of the time), plus taking an in depth look at Joe Biden’s latest threat to beat the hell out of the President of the United States in a bare-knuckle brawl.

So why are you still reading this instead of hurrying straight to Stilton’s Place?

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The Paradigm

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I ordered this book and cannot wait to read it.

Video: Gary Stearman and Jonathan Cahn discuss his new book, The Paradigm: The Ancient Blueprint That Holds the Mystery of Our Times. What Jonathan Cahn says at the end is the MOST IMPORTANT PART.  “It’s not about politics. It’s about revival.” Praise God!

Random Thoughts

The discussion of Levi-Lewinsky made me curious about the meaning of the name Monica. While the meaning is unknown, it is “most likely of North African or Phoenician origin.” Jezebel was the daughter of a Phoenician king. Also, Monica Lewinsky is Jewish.

Jehu succeeded Joram, who had succeeded Ahab as king of the Northern Kingdom of Israel (aka, Samaria). Wikipedia says Jehu was “noted for exterminating the house of Ahab at the instruction of Jehovah.”  Would it be tacky of me to mention here that I wish Chelsea would just raise her kids and stop trying to be politically significant?

Once Jehu was in control of Samaria, “he summoned the worshipers of Baal and killed them. He then destroyed their idols and their temple and turned it into a latrine.”  Trump announced his candidacy in the summer of 2015. The actual Temple of Ba’al in Syria was destroyed in the summer of 2015 and the first thing President Trump did was reverse the Mexico City policy.  Interestingly, the name “Donald” means “world leader.”

Thinking about Hillary “Jezebel” Clinton slippy-sliding down those steps in India while Huma showed zero concern got me thinking about the original Jezebel’s messy end, when her own servants tossed her out a tower window and dogs ate her flesh (2 Kings 9:30-37).

2018_03 Paradigm graphic

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Bits & Bytes

I’ve been more or less asleep for the last six days. Trying to get caught up.

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The Mississippi Senate voted 35 to 14 today to ban abortions on babies older than 15 weeks.

The Justice Department is suing California over its ‘sanctuary state’ policy.

“I believe that a large portion of country fears that the answer to our problems might just be God.”

Three now-Catholics who used to be Satanists.

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The 3 Types of People Who Secretly Enjoy Being Miserable

#1. Martyr

C.S. Lewis said you could tell this sort of person a mile off. They live for others; you can tell the others by their hunted looks. When these people are not appreciated as much as they wish, or even worse, when someone tells them to stop being such  busybodies, they get to enjoy feeling hurt and wounded.

#2. Drama Queen

This person is always more talented, more sensitive, more spiritual, more intuitive, more artistic, more athletic, more whatever than everyone else. When they are underappreciated for their genius, they get to enjoy feeling lonely and misunderstood.

#3. Skeptic

This is the old-fashioned “glass is half empty” person. They always see what is wrong, what is missing, or what doesn’t or won’t work. These people are basically driven by fear; being critical makes them they feel safe.

Four types of people

What if you are NOT one of these people, but you KNOW people who are?

Can you change them? Not really. Mostly, they like being miserable. However, you can try to understand their foibles and love them unconditionally. It helps to remember (a) they are probably blind to their faults and (b) love isn’t something you feel, but something you do. (Read 1 Corinthians 13.)

And what if you ARE one of these people and you WANT to change?

  1. If you’re a Faux Martyr, back off and do something for yourself. You’re not indispensable. Chill out. Go on a retreat. Learn how to truly listen and be alone with God.
  2. If you’re a Drama Queen, get off the stage and do stuff that’s ordinary. You don’t have to be a tragedian to be worth something. God loves you just as you are. Your self-dramatization doesn’t impress him — and that’s okay.
  3. If you’re a Skeptic, have more trust in God. He loves you. Don’t be so afraid to find the good He puts in your life.

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