Jesus Flashes Mall In Oklahoma City!

Good evening readers. Probably a lot of you are wondering about the title of this post.

Well even though I wasn’t there, I wanted to share this with you. The spirit of God arrived at Quail Springs Mall last Saturday.

A flash mob of choral singers entered the food court, and started singing Handel’s Messiah. The news about the mob must have spread, because it looked like a ton of people showed up with cameras.

Check out the video I found.

Can you say awesome? If that didn’t make you get into the Christmas spirit, I don’t know what will.

Good job guys!

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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Obama: ‘I’m a Christian by choice’

Good evening readers I hope you are enjoying your evening.

Tonight I wanted to re-post a news article I read about today. It was originally posted on USAToday. The following is not my own writing. I just wanted to share it and get your thoughts. Please go watch the video that goes along with the post as well.

A woman in New Mexico today offered President Obama some fresh chili peppers, as well as two equally hot questions:

Why are you a Christian?

What about abortion?

“I’m a Christian by choice,” replied Obama, who has spent a good part of his public life fending off false claims he is a Muslim.

Obama said his family was not churchgoing, and “my mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew, but she didn’t raise me in the church.”

“So I came to my Christian faith later in life,” the president said, “and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead: being my brother’s and sister’s keeper, treating others as they treat me.”

(All this after Obama told the woman he would accept some chili peppers because “I like spicy food, to go with your spicy questions.”)

Other comments by Obama on religion:

“I think also understanding that Jesus Christ dying for my sins spoke to the humility we all have to have as human beings that we’re sinful and we’re flawed and we make mistakes and that we achieve salvation through the grace of God.”

“But what we can do, as flawed as we are, is still see God in other people and do our best to help them find their own grace. And so that’s what I strive to do. That’s what I pray to do everyday. I think my public service is part of that effort to express my Christian faith.”

“But one thing that I want to emphasize, having spoken about something that relates to me very personally, as president of the United States, I’m also somebody who deeply believes that part of the bedrock strength of this country is that it embraces people of many faiths and of no faith. This is a country that is still predominantly Christian. But we have Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists and that their own path to grace is one that we have to revere and respect as much as our own.”

As for abortion, Obama said he agrees with former president Bill Clinton that it should be “safe, legal and rare.” He says:

“I think it’s something all of us should recognize is a difficult, oftentimes tragic situation that families are wrestling with. I think the families and the women involved are the ones who should make the decisions, not the government. But I do think actually that there are a whole host of laws on the books … such that you can have some restrictions, for example in late-term abortions. And appropriately so.”

(Posted by David Jackson)

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So what are your thoughts about President Obama and his Christian beliefs?

Until next time, God Bless!

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What’s in a Name?

Good afternoon readers. I hope everyone is having a great week so far.

I was scrolling through my news feed on Facebook a minute ago, and a blog post idea came to me after watching a video a friend had posted.

Todays question that I have for you is:

What is a name?

Have you ever thought about why your parents named you the name they did? Do you even know what your name means?

Many people are named after a person in the Bible, or even a family member. Some people are named after a movie star, or singer.

In some cultures, a name defines the person who has the name. Does a person’s name make their personality? I am not an expert by no means, but I believe the person makes his/her own personality.

Watch the following video and let me know what you think. Would you go this far in naming your child?

So… What are your thoughts? Is the father justified in naming his child that way?

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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Remembering…

Good morning readers. I hope everyone is doing well today.

Today is a day of mourning and remembrance here in the United States. It is nine years ago today that two planes were flown into the World Trade Center, another into the Pentagon, and another into a field in a small town.

So many people lost their lives in this tragedy. It sparked one of the longest wars in US history, and so much more. Racial profiling turned its attention to the Arab race, and hatred of Christians to the Muslims.

Through all of this, there have been some good things as well. We as Americans have become more patriotic, and more aware of what is  going on in the world.

Today, a pastor in Florida is supposed to burn the Koran, as a symbol of protest. What good does that cause? Nothing. It shows the world and non-believers that Christianity is about hate, when in fact Christianity is about love.

Christians more than ever need to be showing the love of Jesus Christ; not just today, but everyday.

What are your thoughts about today?

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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The Face of Jesus

Good afternoon readers. I hope everyone’s day is going great so far.

I was reading an article online about Jesus Christ, and I wanted to share it with you. The article is about the History Channel’s study of the face of Jesus. They did a special on it where scientists looked at the Shroud of Turin, and created a 3D face of Jesus.

Of course there is controversy about the Shroud of Turin actually being what Jesus was wrapped in after he was crucified. If you don’t know what I am talking about, click here. Now with the 3D rendering of Jesus, people continue to have mixed feelings. Watch the following videos.

So readers, what do you think? Is this the face of Jesus? Is this what you think  Jesus looked like? Is this something that should have been left to mystery?

What are your thoughts?

I myself, really don’t know if I would want to know what Jesus looked like. In my opinion, it really shouldn’t matter.

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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News Wednesday— St. Patrick Wasn’t A Drunk

Good afternoon readers! It is News Wednesday and St. Patrick’s Day. I know that today for a lot of the world is a day of drunkenness and partying. Well readers I found a great story I want to share with you and that I found here. Enjoy!

St. Patrick was a MISSIONARY!

by Ann Dunagn March 17, 2010

Do your kids know that St. Patrick was a missionary?

All throughout the month of March, we should remember the real missionary story of St. Patrick. Whenever we see GREEN decorations (in stores, restaurants, etc.), we can use these as sporadic “reminders” to teach our children we’re all called to GO and to share God’s GOOD NEWS.

Quick Facts:

St. Patrick’s Day – MARCH 17th

Patrick was the first Christian missionary to Ireland. In the United States, celebrations include city parades, Irish cultural celebrations, and the wearing of green.

Who was Saint Patrick?

“Saint” Patrick (389 – 461 AD) actually went to Ireland twice – first as a slave, and later as a missionary. Born in Britain, Patrick is widely known as the first Christian missionary to the Irish people. During his youth (from 16 to 22 years old), he was captured and taken to Ireland. While there, young Patrick repented of his sinful, backslidden condition. Years later, after escaping to his homeland, he received a vision from God calling him to return to the Irish people to proclaim the Gospel of Christ. Patrick obeyed God’s call and went back.

For the remainder of his life, Patrick ministered among the unreached tribes of Ireland – confronting Irish idolatry and sorcery, converting many to Jesus Christ, and baptizing thousands of people. Tradition says he used the three-leaf Irish clover to teach the unity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

According to historian William Federer, who wrote St. Patrick: The Real History of His Life, From Tragedy to Triumph, “He was actually a missionary and he converted 120,000 druids from paganism to Christianity.” Federer claims that in the fifth century A.D., Patrick did more than perhaps anyone in history to spread Christianity in Europe. Although druids attempted to kill him over a dozen times, Patrick continued to prech the message of Jesus Christ, and throughout his ministry he pioneered over 300 Christian churches. Patrick also spoke out against slavery, and because of this, some call him the world’s first abolitionist.

For more of the article click the link above.

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So readers, I hope you have/had a great St. Patrick’s Day. I hope you learned something. I did.

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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News Wednesday — Wrong Number Saves the Day!

Good afternoon readers! Today is News Wednesday, and I have a story for you. Ever have someone call you and it was a wrong number, or you yourself dial a wrong number? It has happened to each and every one of us. What if that wrong number helped save a life though. Check out the story below originally found here.

Astonishing Coincidence Saves Baby from Abortion in Indianapolis

Commentary by David Bereit, National Coordinator, 40 Days for Life

March 9, 2010

I know you’re familiar with the old saying, “God works in mysterious ways.” Please sit down and read this whole story. Our God of mystery has outdone Himself this time!

A young woman in Indianapolis, Indiana — we’ll call her Erin — woke up, saw her kids off to school, dropped her preschoolers at a friend’s house … and noticed that she was late for an appointment …

… at Planned Parenthood …

… for an abortion.

So Erin picked up her phone and called to see if could still come in. She thought she was calling Planned Parenthood. In her haste, she dialed a wrong number.

Instead of Planned Parenthood, she got Joseph … who was answering the cell phone that’s being used by …

… get ready for this now …

… 40 Days for Life in Indianapolis!!!

Joseph took a deep breath and tried to be as calm as possible. He took Erin’s name and number and simply said that a counselor would call her back.

So Elizabeth, the counselor, called Erin. Elizabeth begged her not to hang up, and then explained that she had not reached Planned Parenthood. Asked if she was a Christian, Erin said “yes.” So Elizabeth told her that God’s grace was at work in this “wrong number” situation.

So what had led Erin to the abortion center? Simply put — desperation. She has four children, their father is in jail, she had lost her job, her electricity is about to be shut off, and she doesn’t have enough money to pay the rent.

Later, Erin arrived at Planned Parenthood with her aunt. The aunt told counselors she opposed the abortion, but Erin’s mother and sister insist it’s the best answer. They say Erin just can’t handle another child.

In the meantime, Elizabeth had spread the word about Erin’s situation. A volunteer offered to pay her electric bill. Ten others pooled their cash to pay her rent.

Eileen in Indianapolis says a local group is now working with Erin to help her find a job. “She has a lot of potential,” Eileen said, “but needs support since her mother and sister are still encouraging her to abort the baby.”

Erin has reacted with both joy and disbelief that strangers were helping her. She has called Planned Parenthood to cancel her appointment and request a refund.

Please keep Erin and her family — and all those helping her — in your prayers.

So, you see? God DOES work in mysterious ways. There are no coincidences … and in this case, no wrong numbers!

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So readers, was this an act of God or what? Have you ever experienced an event like this in your life?

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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