Does God Love One Sports Team Or Athlete More Than Another?

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July 31. 2016

Sometimes sports teams and athletes believe their setbacks in sporting events means they didn’t have enough faith and subsequently did not win. However, you cannot hinge your faith on the outcome of a sporting event. If you win, God loves you. If you lose, God still loves you. Sometimes the other guy or girl just played better. It doesn’t mean you’re a failure. At least you’re trying. Every modern athlete has experienced losses at some point or another. It is apart of the game. Enjoy the fact you are in the game at all, get back up and keep trying.

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Mismated For Money (Men And Women Who Date Others For Financial Reasons)

June 22, 2016

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Life can get complicated sometimes. People work to earn a living, but sometimes it is not enough to live the lifestyle they want. People think about financial security and sometimes it leads to poor choices. Sometimes people sacrifice love for money.

Most think women are the only ones who do this, regarding dating and or marrying a man for his money, while not being in love with him. However, there are men who date and or marry women they do not love nor are they attracted to, but go through with it because the woman has a good job or is wealthy and can provide financial security.

It is not right to deceive someone into thinking you are in love with them or love them, when you are only with them for money. You should want more for yourself than that. Nothing beats being in love. It’s great.

However, getting into a loveless relationship or marriage is not worth it, as it will break your heart and you will come to the cold, emotionally painful realization that money can’t buy love or happiness.

Remember, God knows your heart and true intent – and life can take some strange, unexpected turns. Do not go around using people. It will come back to you. Do not sacrifice your happiness, well-being and future with someone you do not love.

I know people this has happened to, who seriously regret dating/marrying someone for their money.

Furthermore, God expects you to marry those in the faith. It is a principle Christians adhere to (Jews and Muslims do as well regarding their respective religions). The Bible says, “Be not mismated with unbelievers.” Yet some Christians are doing this to disastrous results, all because the person is attractive, famous and or wealthy. You’re supposed to date and eventually marry a fellow believer (Christian) you are in love with, of any race, whether they are rich or poor, famous or not.

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WOMEN DATING OR MARRYING FOR MONEY

In one case, a person I know was in love with a guy who didn’t have any money. She adored him though. However, he was broke and that was a problem in her eyes. A man who had just made a million dollars started pursuing her, so she dumped the broke guy.

She went out with the guy that had just made the million dollars, then she married him, though she did not love him. Not long after things began to go terribly wrong. She went through a lot of emotional pain and disappointment and he ended up broke due to career problems and bad investments. It ended in a painful and acrimonious divorce. He realized she did not love him and even fathered children with someone else during the marriage. To make matters worse, the man she had actually loved who was broke, got his act together and became a medical professional who makes a big salary.

Some of you need to learn to work with the people you love, who may not have much now, but you can grow together. Money isn’t everything. Love is more important.

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Another case I know of, regarding a man who makes a decent salary, but does not think it will be enough to live the middle class or wealthy lifestyle he wants for the rest of his days, in trying to emulate his millionaire boss. So, he (a believer) sacrificed love by dating a woman (an atheist) he does not love and is not attracted to, whom everyone in his life thinks is wrong for him.

He is quite good looking, where people do not use that term in reference to her (I don’t want to be mean). When they go out, people stare at them like the odd couple for this reason, as he is good looking and that’s not her strong point. He is also well built. In reverse, it is the equivalent of what people call an average looking guy going out with a gorgeous woman – people stare and wonder how it happened and what’s going on (looking at the gorgeous woman wondering if the guy is holding her hostage or something LOL).

People openly wonder what they are doing dating each other. She likes the fact that he is good looking but people are looking at them for the wrong reasons. As stated above, people are wondering and commenting on why they are dating, due to the difference in looks. I don’t like writing about people’s looks, because at the end of the day, we are born looking how we look, beautiful or not and had no input on the matter. However, society looks at these things.

She is also hoping to use him to make money, as he has potential, but to be dating someone he is not attracted to, placing money first, he is showing he does not have enough confidence in himself and his earning ability. She is not rich, but has a fairly decent paying job. She has used her job skills and helped him make money. She also pays for things and at times has given him money. This is how she got him to go out with her in the first place, because as stated above, he is not in love with her nor is he attracted to her and his friends know this.

His friends know he is using her. His friends do not approve of the relationship. His parents worry he is sacrificing his own happiness over money in dating someone they know he does not love nor is he in love with her in any measure.

She, so desperate to cling to this good looking man, has turned it into hero worship complimenting everything he does, right or wrong, which is insincere and dangerous, as at times it leads to him making choices that are not in his best interest. His friends have witnessed this as well. People need others in their lives who tell them the truth for their own good.

He and the woman should have been business associates/friends at most, not lovers. However, to encourage her to continue to help him and to thank her for helping him make a bit of money, he started taking her out and having sex with her, leading her on, which is highly inappropriate, misleading and unethical.

So, this man has been dating this woman for money. However, her job/career is in jeopardy and he is going to promptly leave her when he figures it out, as money is the only reason he is dating her. To complicate matters, after dating her for a while, he started to cheat on her.  To complicate matters even more, recently he fell in love with a woman he met online who is similar to him, as they have a lot in common. However, he wrongly thinks she is broke and wants the modest sum of money he has in the bank. Little does he know she has more assets and money in trust than he and his girlfriend combined. She just pretends to be broke (LOL).

The moral of the story is do not date or marry people for money. It will backfire. It is better to choose a poor person you love than a rich one you do not, because you will end up miserable if you make the choice based on financial security (not to mention, money can go overnight, it’s happened to many).

People also get used to and sometimes grow tired of money, failing to see it as they once did, but you never grow tired of truly being in love. It doesn’t matter what color or country the person you love comes from, but choose them because you love them…not their money.

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Jamal Bryant’s Fall From Grace

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Jamal Bryant

45-year-old university educated pastor Jamal Bryant has experienced an ongoing fall from grace that needs to be corrected. Bryant was once married to beautiful, educated “Real Housewives Of Potomac” reality star, Gizelle Bryant, who is the mother of his 3 children. However, he cheated on her during their marriage with a member of their congregation, who was 17-years-old. The underage girl became pregnant. More recently, Bryant impregnated another woman after his divorce and out of wedlock. There are now claims a woman was pressured into aborting his baby after an affair, but refused and gave birth to his son last summer. The DNA test concludes it is Bryant’s baby.

Pastors should not behave in this manner. The Bible makes it very clear, pastors are in a leadership position and must set a good example. Bryant has admitted there is nothing wrong with his ex-wife, who has been devastated by his unfaithful, disloyal behavior. He decided he was going to engage in sexual behavior he knew to be wrong.  At the end of the day, cheating is a choice, not a compulsion. It can be controlled. In life, you either choose to do the right or wrong thing.

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Gizelle Bryant

It is a matter of concern that Bryant keeps falling into sexual sin while in the pulpit. This is serious. He needs to stop engaging in behavior the Bible deems wrong, as it is not setting a good example. Bryant needs to ask God for forgiveness, turn his life around and stop setting a bad example as a pastor.

No human is perfect, but to keep getting into the same serious spiritual trouble that has torn his family apart, while trying to teach people the right way to live, is a contradiction that will not yield fruitful results. It cannot be, “Do as I say and not as I do.” Bryant needs to pray and seek counseling for his sexual proclivities and redouble his efforts to live a decent life.

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Atheists Anger

April 30, 2016

God gives each person free will. This means one can make one’s own choices, which includes whether they want to believe in God. Some atheist rail against and ridicule people for peacefully practicing their religion. It is highly disrespectful and unnecessary. I’ve never understood why some atheists get so worked up, with some becoming sarcastic and ill-tempered towards people who choose to believe in God. Just because someone has a different view from your own does not mean you cannot respect others wishes and be peaceable regarding it.

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Does Everything That Happens Happen For A Reason

March 31, 2016

Some people are under the impression everything that happens in life happens for a reason. Some call it fate. However, that is untrue. There are many good things that have happened to those who deserve it. However, when you look at the tragic things that have occurred in this world you realize people’s poor choices bring them about, damaging innocent lives.

Adolph Hitler is responsible for the deaths of 50,000,000 people. Precious lives lost over the madness and evil of one man, who led many astray and forced others into early deaths.

A child or woman who is raped suffers at the hands of their victimizer in deeds that are wholly wrong. Such things are not meant to be. That’s someone imposing their will on someone else in violation of their rights. Those are negative events brought on by others’ wrong choices.

Some negative experiences are unnecessary ones that do not make people better or stronger. However, in any tragedy, people must find the strength and will to go on. Bad things happen to good people, but you can’t let it break you.

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Learning To Laugh

February 13, 2016

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Laughter is good for the soul. Not fake, contrived laughter, but the appreciation of genuine humor that creates spontaneous laughs. Learning to laugh in life can do wonders for your outlook and health. It improves your emotional and mental state of mind, promoting wellness. When you are happy, the body releases endorphins.

While trouble will come in life, keep them in perspective. Do not fail to appreciate and hold on to the good in life. By all means, do not ignore reality and the challenges you face. However, realize you can conquer these challenges. They are obstacles you can overcome. We must all confront reality and live our lives in a responsible manner, but don’t let troubles define your mood or outlook.

I don’t believe in letting things get me down for long.  I try to keep an optimistic and cheerful disposition.  I read funny items in books and on social networking. I watch comedies, as well as positive films and television shows, about inspiring people and events. I like to see people positively achieve what is considered the impossible. It puts me in a good mood.

Having a positive frame of mind and immersing myself in good thoughts and ideas has repeatedly done wonders for my soul. I focus on the good things I love in life. It gives me strength and inspiration.

To those who are grieving, try to remember the good. Don’t become a fatalist. Life goes on and we have to as well. Take the good memories with you and move forward.

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Bakery Fined $200,000 By Obama Justice Department For Declining To Make Cake For Lesbian Wedding

December 31, 2015

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Melissa and Aaron Klein were given $500,000 in online donations

A bakery owned by a religious couple was fined $144,000 for declining an order to make a cake for a lesbian couple’s same sex marriage. They objected on the grounds of their religious beliefs. The Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery in Oregon has paid $144,000 of a $200,000 fine to Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer, issued by President Obama’s Justice Department, which claims they should have registered as a religious organization. However, most bakeries do not register as religious institutions.

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It is wrong for the government to ask someone to go against their religious convictions. What if someone went to a Muslim owned bakery and demanded they make a cake with an image of Muhammad on it, went it is forbidden to draw him in Islam. What if someone went to a Jewish owned bakery and demanded they make a Nazi cake. Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer should have sought a bakery that caters to same sex wedding cakes, as a number of religions forbid adherents from participating in it.

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Baker to pay US$144,000 over lesbian wedding cake

A bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple has paid them more than $200,000 but is still fighting. The owners of a US bakery who refused on religious grounds to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple have paid about US$144,000 ($210,000) in damages despite their ongoing appeal of the discrimination case.

The damages were ordered after Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of the Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery in Oregon, refused to bake a cake in 2013 when Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer were planning their nuptials. Aaron Klein handed the state a cheque for nearly US$137,000 on Monday, Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries spokesman Charlie Burr said. The payment was first reported by the Oregonian newspaper.

The money was added to US$7000 received from the Kleins earlier this month through private collection efforts spearheaded by the state’s Department of Justice…

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/world/75526362/Baker-to-pay-US-144-000-over-lesbian-wedding-cake

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Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Shooter Is A Schizophrenic Man Who Believes He Is A Woman

November 30, 2015

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Pastor and police officer Garrett Swasey

44-year-old Christian co-pastor and police officer, Garrett Swasey, was killed after responding to an emergency dispatch call regarding a gun incident at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Clinic. Garrett was killed by criminally insane gunman, Robert Lewis Dear, who went on a rampage at the abortion clinic. His family and friends have remembered him in press articles as a kind and forgiving man. Dear also killed Iraq war veteran Ke’Arre Stewart, 29 and Jennifer Markovsy, 35. 

I do not agree with abortion, as it goes against my Christian faith. However, trying to stop abortion by murdering others is unlawful, depraved and wrong. Dear’s deeds were not an act of self-defense. His actions were cold-blooded murder committed by a madman in the name of insanity.

As proof of Dear’s deteriorated mental state, he identified himself as a female, transgender, independent liberal on his voter registration card, when he is a clearly a man. Dear has serious mental problems that bear the traits of schizophrenia and were not addressed in time, leading to the terrible shooting at the clinic.

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Criminally insane Robert Lewis Dear killed 3 people and injured 9 at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic.

Dear’s conduct again proves there are holes in the national gun check system allowing mentally ill people to purchase weapons. There have been many high profile shootings in America, a number on university campuses, where it was later revealed doctors had declared the shooter mentally ill, but due to a lack of timely and viable methods of connecting medical records with national gun background check systems, many mentally unfit people go under the radar. Not only should they have been denied the right to buy a gun, but institutionalized as well.

America needs gun control. Approximately 30,000 Americans die each year in non-police based shootings. That number is unacceptably high. Productive members of society are being lost to gun violence in acts that are preventable via the proper legislation being enacted and an overhaul of the gun background check system to sync them with medical records of individuals flagged as suffering from mental illness.

All Americans’ medical records would not need to be included in the database. Doctors offices could each be assigned a password protected user name and pin/password that requires medical professionals to refer patients’ names to the database, who meet the mental illness criteria that poses a danger to the public. This is the only viable solution that could decrease the number of gun related fatalities committed by mentally ill people, in the absence of gun control, with the latter being the best option.

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Meet the Devout Christian Pastor and Police Officer Who Was One of the Planned Parenthood Shooting Victims

November 30, 2015 – Garrett Swasey, the 44-year-old police officer who was killed last week in a shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic, was a devout Christian co-pastor who “believed in forgiveness” and “was there to save lives,” according to those who knew him.

“He might not be in alignment with [abortion], but he’d be willing to go in and lay down his life for those people, and that’s just the testimony to me of the kind of man that he is,” Hope Chapel co-pastor Scott Dontanville told CNN. “[He was] not just courageous, but Christlike.”

Swasey–a Massachusetts native and former nationally ranked figure skater who grew up skating with Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan–had been on the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs police force for six years when he was called to respond to reports of an active shooter at about 11:50 a.m. on Friday.

According to reports, Swasey, a father of two who was married to his wife Rachel for 17 years, raced 10 miles to the clinic after the call came in. He was one of the first responders on the scene…

http://dailysignal.com

Ted Cruz Defends Conservative Criticisms of Planned Parenthood After Shooting at Clinic

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, chafing at the suggestion that conservative criticisms of Planned Parenthood might have played a role in the attack at a Colorado clinic on Friday, lashed out on Sunday at the “vicious rhetoric on the left, blaming those who are pro-life.”

Speaking to reporters in Newton, Iowa, Mr. Cruz said “we don’t fully know the motivations of this deranged individual” in the shooting, which killed three people and wounded nine.

Mr. Cruz added, without prompting, that the suspected gunman, Robert L. Dear Jr., was “registered to vote as a woman.” He suggested that there was “very little evidence” tying the shooting to anti-abortion sentiment, a cause frequently invoked by Mr. Cruz and his fellow Republicans in the presidential primary.

When a reporter cited news reports that Mr. Dear had said “no more baby parts” after he was apprehended, Mr. Cruz replied, “Well, it’s also reported that he was registered as an independent and as a woman and a transgender leftist activist.”
Aides to Mr. Cruz said he was not saying with certainty that the gunman was a “transgender leftist activist,” but rather highlighting how little was known about him definitively…

http://www.nytimes.com

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12-Year-Old Girl Testifies Before School Board About Rogue Teacher Who Tried To Force Her To Deny God Exists (Video)

October 31, 2015

12-year-old 7th grade West Memorial Junior High school student, Jordan Wooley, had her rights violated by a her teacher, who is an atheist that ordered her to deny God exists or receive a failing grade in school. This was unlawful conduct on the part of her teacher, as each person has the constitutional right to believe in what they choose.  There is also the “separation of church and state” in America, meaning keep your nose out of other people’s religion and let people choose what they want.

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Jordan Woolery

 Woolery was asked to chose what is “fact, assertion or opinion” regarding the sentence, “There is a God.” Woolery marked it as “fact” which is her belief (and mine) and was given a failing grade by her teacher, who had willfully violated the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

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Jordan Woolery testifying to the school board about her teacher trying to force her to deny the existence of God or receive a failing grade

This was a cruel thing to do to a child (or anyone for that matter) as the Bible instructs adherents not to deny God’s existence or the faith. The teacher in question should be fired for trying to force atheism on a student and causing a child distress.  It was arrogant, out of line, highly disrespectful and deserves to be addressed in a court of law. Said misconduct deserves to be legally struck down in court to avoid repeat occurrences. If you want to deny God’s existence, that’s your business. However, trying to force a child to do the same or you will abuse your post as teacher to punish them is unethical, unbecoming and going too far.  Children are in school to learn. Do not bring unpleasantness, discrimination and bigotry into the classroom.

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Goals: Making The Impossible Possible

September 30, 2015

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Having dreams and goals in life is very important. Visualizing the goals in your mind and writing them down is a great way to obtain focus and clarity regarding your path of action.  There is nothing wrong with being a dreamer. Some of the top inventors and scientists in world history, who changed humanity for the better were dreamers that sought to make the seemingly impossible possible.

The bigger the goal, the bigger the obstacles. However, do not let that deter you. Remain focused and work towards your goals everyday. Have faith in God and make the best of all the resources you have in your life. With faith and perseverance you can achieve your goals.

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