Dude are those Jandals?

I am not sure what kind of friend you are, but after the 2 people that read my blog get done reading this I hope you are a better friend to your friends than before.

Something that I work very hard at is never having regrets and saying “I wish I would have.”  There are some people that may take what you have heard me say to one of my friends as rude or un called for.  I would tell you, your sensitive and it will be ok, and go have a Frap. We have certain people in our lives that I truly believe God has placed there to be an alarm system for us.  You know that if you are out of line, on your way toward a major sin or do something totally uncalled for (Or wear Jandals and your a dude, weird and wrong) that person will sound the alarm and call you out.

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Sweet Brace

Many would say that these people need to just mind their own business, when actually we need to be thanking God for them.  I have had many people sound the alarm in my life when they saw me headed in a certain direction.  If they hadn’t said something to me, then who knows what would have happened or where I would be now.  Even when my friend Terry Kurtz called me out for wearing a wrist brace to a meeting one time.  He said, “You have a Rollerblading accident or what?” and he sends the picture on the left to me once a month for the past 3 years. (I’ve never wore a brace again, even when I broke my hand.)

Seriously though thank you to those friends who took the time to speak into my life when they saw something that could have been harmful to me or someone else. Thank you for not holding back, thank you for not worrying about what I would think about you, thank you for not letting me ignore the alarm, thank you for loving me…

Proverbs 27:6 “Wounds from a friend can be trusted”

When you see your friends headed in a direction that you see is going to be harmful or damaging, SOUND THE ALARM! Say something, if not you might just be sitting there saying.  I wish I would have… Then you can rest in the fact that you said something and they know that they can come to you for prayer and for help at anytime.

On the flip side, don’t push the snooze button when you hear the alarm from a friend.  Listen to them, take what they are saying seriously, and do something about it. They may actually have a great point!

Just like some friends of mine, I wont say names (My staff) guys, men, dudes PLEASE stop wearing Jandals -it is harmful..

Planned Parenthood Article 

Article by Dr. Wallace Henley (A great friend and leader In my life) written in Christianity Today 

Deborah Nucatola, the Planned Parenthood doctor caught on video chatting about the harvesting and sale of infant body parts over a bulbous glass of wine, brings to mind Adolf Eichmann’s manner as he was on trial in Jerusalem in 1963 for being a major henchman in Hitler’s Holocaust.
Hannah Arendt, a Jewish philosopher and writer who was able to get out of Germany before the worst of Hitler and the Nazis fell upon her people, covered the trial for The New Yorker. Later she wrote a book, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil.
Arendt was struck by Eichmann’s nonchalance on the stand and in court. She thought of the word, “banal,” meaning hum-drum, ordinary, as one would feel about performing trivial activities, like filing papers, sweeping a floor, counting sheep, or nailing nails.
Eichmann helped lead the killing of at least 11 million people in the concentration camps. Yet he was simply doing his job, he protested, much as he did before the war as a traveling salesman, or during his post-war period in Argentina when he became manager of a rabbit farm, and later a welder in a Mercedes-Benz plant.
It was in the midst of the most banal of activities — going through the routine of catching a bus — that Israeli Mossad agents caught him and brought him to Jerusalem.
Nucatola was captured on video in a Los Angeles restaurant. “A lot of people” want livers of unborn babies, she said as she sipped and munched. She could only say “Wow!” when she had discovered how great is the demand for pre-born infants’ hearts. Nucatola was as casual in her description of the most efficient removal of heads and other organs from the human in the womb as Eichmann might have been tallying up the number of cattle cars to transport Jews and other non-Aryans to Auschwitz.
Critics protest when people in the pro-life movement call abortion on the scale performed by Planned Parenthood a new “holocaust” — that of the unborn human beings. But, try as it may — and Planned Parenthood spokespersons have done their best — this time, through one of its own, the huge, well-funded, abortion provider cannot hide.
Any more than Eichmann could hide in South America.
Jesus said that “all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open” (Luke 8:17). “God will bring our darkest secrets to light, and will reveal our private motives,” says the Bible, in 1 Corinthians 4:5 (NLT).
That goes for all of us, not just a doctor in an abortion organization.
Arendt was struck by Eichmann’s “stock phrases and self-invented clichés” that were part of the in-house technical parlance that disguised the reality of the Nazis’ deeds. So the people Nucatola presided over as they performed the slicing of babies are “providers,” and the material extracted “tissues.” In making sure the product is intact, “one must be cognizant of where you put your graspers.”
The remnant of civilized people left in the propagandized culture of our day have to wonder how a person can sit in a chic restaurant and talk in a banal fashion of the hacking of a human infant yet in the “sanctuary” of the womb.
In Eichmann’s case, Israeli court psychiatrists had examined him and found him a “completely normal man,” Arendt reported. The implication, she said, was that “the coexistence of normality and bottomless cruelty explodes our ordinary conceptions.”
Nucatola’s hackneyed chitter-chatter was such an explosion. The aura of the normality of removing a complete body part from a living human being blasts at the foundations of sanity.

Arendt reflected on what could produce an Eichmann and masses of people who thought and behaved as he did.
“The aim of totalitarian education has never been to instill convictions but to destroy the capacity to form any,” she said.

Nucatola is a product of schools that helped students clarify values until they have no values, education systems that have excluded study of the transcendent truth to which all are accountable, and academies that level and teach the equivalency of all phenomena.
This is the scholastic world that has given us, for example, Princeton ethics (!) professor Peter Singer who advances the idea that “the life of a newborn (human) is of less value than the life of a pig, a dog, or a chimpanzee.”

Oh, the banality of it all.

“The trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him,” wrote Hannah Arendt. They “were neither perverted nor sadistic,” just “terribly and terrifyingly normal.”
That, perhaps, is what is so frightening about Deborah Nucatola. She is the poster child for the new normal of the culture the elites have foisted on America. “Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself. The masses have to be won by propaganda.”
So Hollywood, the progressive academy, the mainstream media, the corrupted pulpit and other propaganda machines will continue to crank out the banalities that will influence that portion of the mass demographic that still elects to office leaders of any and all parties who will contrive the policies that certify the abnormal as normal and the criminal as legal.
Another Bible passage comes to mind: “The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron” (1 Timothy 4:1-2 NIV).
The only way one can banally banter over lunch about mutilating a human being is through a seared conscience. A society that continues not to be appalled at such activity suffers from a collective seared conscience.
Deborah Nucatola shows these are indeed “later times.”
http://www.christianpost.com/news/planned-parenthood-adolf-eichmann-and-the-banality-of-evil-141594/

Response to the Supreme Court

People have been asking me for what my response is to the Supreme Court Ruling.  So my response is the same as my pastor Dr. Ed Young’s response which I have posted below.

A Biblical Response from Dr. Ed Young

The Supreme Court has acted lawlessly this past week and superseded its powers granted by the Constitution. This is the worst example of judicial activism. When five or six unelected justices can legislate from the bench, the very fabric of the Constitution has been shredded. The republic on which we stand is in great jeopardy. The Second Baptist Church family will continue to recognize the biblical definition of marriage as between one man and one woman as described in Genesis 2:22-24:

The LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones, And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.” For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. (NASB)

We believe the covenant relationship of marriage is defined by God alone. We stand on God’s Word rather than the whims of our humanistic society.

Dad’s we HAVE GOT TO GET IT TOGETHER (to-get-her)!!!

When Emersyn and Ayler say Da-Da it is so amazing!

Emy and Dad

I love it when Emersyn my soon to be 4-year-old little girl- says Daddy, Daddio, or even DaDA. I love it! There is just something about hearing her say those words that will never get old.. (It did at times, when she was 1 and that is all she could say, example – Dada meant I’m hungry, tired, board, or more Mickey)

What being her dada does to me is makes me strive to be the best DADA I can for her…  Reminds me that I need to sacrifice things for her to spend time with her.   I need to get on the floor and play with her Ponies, her Anna and Elsa, twirl her in her princess dress, watch Sophia with her, go to daddy daughter events at her school and church, tell her she looks beautiful when she gets dressed on her own and looks like an unmatched Christmas tree with all the accessories.  I need to get off my phone when I am home with her, so she can see my eyes looking at her instead of the top of my head.  I need to take her on walks, dates, and just us to go to the park or pool.

Am I a perfect DaDa? No, but I am giving it my all.  I want her to know that I will always be here for her, I will always listen to her, I will always protect her, and I will always love her!

I want to encourage dads to please stop pouring into things that wont last and start pouring into your little girls.  They have always needed us and always will need us.  Right now in our world we as Christian Dads need to step it up. We must be spending time with them. Look at your time, where is it going? Is it work? Then take time off to spend with her, don’t look back on your time as a dada and wish you would have left work a little earlier, or didn’t answer that call, or turned the game off just to spend time with her.  Before you know it they will be out of the house and searching for a man who is similar to you, being the only example that she has seen..  What are you showing her?

Lets strive to be the best Dad we can!
When I talk to girls who are already grown, this is what they are thankful for…
     – They are not thankful for the house you got them
     – They are not thankful for how much money you made
     – They are not thankful for all the long hours you put in at work
     – Instead it was
               – Thanks for loving me so so much
               – Thanks for letting me interrupt you
               – Thanks for getting on the floor with me and playing
Here are some tips to continue to be an amazing father… 
1. Touch: Just like their moms, girls need to be hugged. All the time, Daily if possible..
     – Girls don’t understand when puberty hits that dads back off when they used to wrestle and hug a ton..
     – When dad is still hugging the younger kids and not the older girl.
                              – The girl feels like he doesn’t love her any more..
     – Lets continue to hug.
2. One on One time – Breakfast, lunch, dinner!
                              – Put it on your calendar and do it, don’t book something else over it..
3. Sweet cards, flowers, short prayers
4. The most important is conversation and asking questions (Girls feel abandoned by their dad when they are not verbal with them.)
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John Piper: Celebrating Homosexual Sin Isn’t New but Institutionalization of It Is

Theologian John Piper responded to the Supreme Court decision that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, saying it approves and institutionalizes the sin of homosexual intercourse.

“Jesus died so that heterosexual and homosexual sinners might be saved,” Piper, chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary, wrote on his desiringGod blog, adding that this salvation from sinful sexual acts “was not embraced,” as the highest court’s ruling shows.

“Instead there was massive institutionalization of sin,” Piper said.

“Alongside its clearest explanation of the sin of homosexual intercourse (Romans 1:24–27) stands the indictment of the approval and institutionalization of it,” he added, explaining that though people know intuitively that homosexual acts – along with gossip, slander, insolence, haughtiness, boasting, faithlessness, heartlessness, ruthlessness – are sin, “they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.” (Romans 1:29–32).

“This is what the highest court did in our land today – knowing these deeds are wrong, ‘yet approving those who practice them,'” Piper wrote.

Homosexuality is not new for America or history, he said. “That brokenness has been here since we were all broken in the fall of man.”

What’s new is not even the celebration and approval of homosexual sin, he explained. “Homosexual behavior has been exploited, and reveled in, and celebrated in art, for millennia. What’s new is normalization and institutionalization. This is the new calamity.”

Piper said he is writing this reaction to the court ruling “to help the church feel the sorrow of these days … the magnitude of the assault on God and his image in man.”

The theologian added that, as Christians, we weep over our sins. “We don’t celebrate them. We don’t institutionalize them. We turn to Jesus for forgiveness and help. We cry to Jesus … And in our best moments, we weep for the world, and for our own nation.”

He concluded his article with Psalm 119:136: “My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law.”

The Supreme Court ruled Friday by a 5-to-4 vote that the Constitution guarantees a right to gay marriage.

“No longer may this liberty be denied,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority in the decision. “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”

Obama called the decision a “victory for America.” “When all Americans are treated as equal we are all more free,” he said.

The Rev. Franklin Graham, who leads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, warned that Obama is leading America on a “sinful course” and that “God will judge him and us as a nation if we don’t repent.”

 

John Piper: Celebrating Homosexual Sin Isn’t New but Institutionalization of It Is.

The Customers will get really, really mad…

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I was sitting in the drive through window of Starbucks. They had a sign out that stated the “Holiday Hours” which was very nice of them to let the people know when they will be open the entire season.

It stated that they will be open on almost all “Holidays”

I said that stinks you are open on Christmas, the person in the window said “Well if we are not open, people get really, really mad.”

I grabbed my “Christmas” blend coffee, and said I am so sorry, and drove off…

Dear person that gets really really mad…. It is not about you.

Reminder, don’t allow the customer to drive your business, life or even a coffee shop.. They will come back, they will drink coffee, they will even eat chicken on Monday because you are closed on Sunday.