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Posted 10/5/17 at 10:51 AM | Brian Wallace

Should We Take A Look At Student Loan Forgiveness?

Since the government has cut back so much on college spending the costs have shifted on to students, which has led to massive amounts of student loan debt. But is it time to start talking about student loan forgiveness?

Posted 10/4/17 at 2:27 PM | Becky Anne Heers-Savio, BCCLC

Las Vegas shooting news: The #1 reason behind Stephen Paddock's action and a Las Vegas native's insider perspective: examining the root cause

Multitudes of Americans are frantically (and understandably) looking for answers and a motive behind the Las Vegas shooter's mass shooting just three days ago on October 1, 2017. Some blame guns, and some blame mental illness/psychopathy for Stephen Paddock's shocking action, but what really was the motive of this man? From where did his motive spring?

Why does this matter? The problem with our search is that we are searching surface issues and not getting to the root of the issue. Getting to the root of the issue matters and is very much worth the time it takes to understand. Getting a firm grasp on this with deeper knowledge is crucial as it will eliminate the problem and bless our future generation, our children.

Getting a grip on gun control and mental illness are both noble efforts and needless to say, very important endeavors; however, gun control and mental health are just the icing on the cake. According to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness; source noted), millions of Americans are affected by mental health conditions every year. NAMI estimates that about 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience mental illness in a given year. That computes to about 43.8 million people who suffer from a mental illness, and clearly, all those people are not committing violent crimes such as what we saw in Las Vegas last weekend. Furthermore, there are many moral and upright people who have mental illness, and many moral and upright people who own guns. There have always been guns, and there has always been mental illness...so why the increase in violent crime?

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Posted 10/3/17 at 12:12 PM | Karen Farris

Tiny Hope

During a time when life feels particularly fragile, I found something that should have broken, but didn’t.

I couldn’t believe it when I saw it. Nestled among some smaller rocks, with steady waves crashing amongst the larger rocks next to it, was a tiny urchin shell.

Delicate to the minutest detail and fragile like no other shell on this rocky beach. Yet, as I picked it up, there was not a single fracture or chip in its perfection.

I smiled. Isn’t that like God? To first create something with such fine artistry, fill it with life, then set it on a mission.

Somehow, this tiny one hadn’t made it far, but even so, it was here for me to find as a reminder that God is in the details.

If He created a sea creature with its own purpose, will He not do even more for his people?

Oh yes, and He will also find us when we feel washed ashore among the cold rocks. He will be the one to pick us up, smile, and declare, “Oh precious one, I created you and will always care for you.” FULL POST

Posted 9/29/17 at 8:30 PM | Michael Bresciani

Hugh Hefner, September 27, 2017: The Hef Is Gone Whatever Shall We Do?

YouTube Prophets

David Meade who created all the hype about the end of the world on September 23, of this year has now decided that the date will now be more likely on October 15th of 2017.

There is little reason to attack or even discuss the error this man has made; the real question is why anyone has believed him to begin with.

People with a totally secular world view don’t know any better and the Christians who took Meade seriously should have known better.

This is why no matter who is making thee prophecies, Pope or YouTube prophet, we who trust in the scriptures - will not bite.

Our Lord has made it quite clear – date setting is absolute folly and it is forbidden.

“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” (Mt 24: 36)

The worst part of chasing the latest date for the second coming of Christ is that each time it fails the unbelievers are emboldened and pushed further into their own pathway to perdition. It becomes fuel for scoffers and naysayers. The secularists mock and the world are laughing at the very message that could bring them to the doors of life. FULL POST

Posted 9/27/17 at 2:54 PM | Mark Ellis

Head of World Jewish Congress still hoping for two-state solution

Ronald Lauder

By Mark Ellis

With ominous clouds surrounding Israel that seem like they may portend a storm, at least one prominent Jewish leader continues to promote a peace deal with the Palestinians that would elevate them to statehood.

“I believe deep in my bones that a two-state solution is still within reach,” Ronald Lauder, the head of the World Jewish Congress told the Jewish Voice.

Lauder is the former U.S. Ambassador to Austria and the youngest son of Estee Lauder. He is also known for his philanthropy in the Jewish world.

He feels a sense of urgency about such a deal, which imagines an independent State of Palestine alongside the State of Israel, west of the Jordan River. “It remains a vital national interest, not just for Israel, but for the Jewish people more broadly. Given current demographic trends, inaction is simply not an option,” he said. FULL POST

Posted 9/27/17 at 7:32 AM | Marvin Thompson

What will it take for Trump Evangelicals to Become Appalled?

Speaking out on ESPN, an “appalled” Rex Ryan said “I am associated with [Trump] because I introduced him, I supported him.” But overcome by an overwhelming sense of buyer’s remorse, he said, “I never signed up for that.”

That being the very divisive, and racially tinged comments Trump made about the NFL and its players regarding athletes protesting while the National Anthem is being played. Trump could not help himself during a campaign stop in Alabama in support of a candidate to replace Jeff Sessions, when he blurted out that the NFL should fire those “S.O.Bs” (use your imagination for what that stands for). That seemed to have crossed a line because it is seen as an attack on the mothers of NFL players, as well.

Ryan, a former NFL coach who campaigned with and introduced Trump during the 2016 election season, said he does not want to be associated with Trump’s comment. He coached several NFL teams during his tenure and added that the men he worked with - the guys in the locker room, are not who Trump characterized them to be. He has had enough. Now he is doing all he can to extricate himself from the Trump universe. FULL POST

Posted 9/26/17 at 4:23 PM | Karen Farris

Truth versus the Tyrant

Apocalyptic weapons are in the hands of a treacherous man, Kim Jong Un. He needs to go. But let’s drop the truth bomb first.


Kim Jong Un is one of the youngest leaders in the world and the craziest.

What he lacks in age and experience he makes up in wealth. He has an estimated $5 billion stashed in foreign banks.

While over half of his nation languishes in poverty and malnourishment he orders $650 million in imported luxury goods each year.

This includes high-end alcohol, diamond-studded watches, and all the rich food he desires.

He also keeps a select group of leaders well fed and in luxury. It’s his insurance policy to maintain power of his wicked Kim dynasty—which is essentially a criminal nation that controls a large concentration camp of slave labor. FULL POST

Posted 9/12/17 at 12:56 PM | Karen Farris

Amazon the Retail Antichrist

This isn’t about an “evil” Amazon; it’s about Americans who love to shop. Amazon merely capitalized on our culture. The billion-dollar company gives us an immediate response to our wants.

For me, living 15 miles from a store makes Amazon an easy one stop shop. And I’ve got friends building successful careers at Amazon.

What’s not to like? Amazon dialed up American’s buying culture, and we answered. The dark side? For one thing, some of our local stores are fighting for their fiscal lives.

The old ways and the old days of shopping are changing. Progress is like that. What will we miss in the years ahead?

My first real job was in a retail store. I learned to handle the occasional rude customer. I learned how to be responsible for inventory and money, while multi-tasking as a clerk, janitor, and stocker of shelves. My .10 per hour raise was well-earned. FULL POST

Posted 9/9/17 at 10:11 PM | Michael Bresciani

Blood Moons, Eclipses, Disasters and September 23 – What do they all mean?

This year makes an even fifty years that I have been studying the subject of Biblical prophecy. I have watched as some of the best biblical expositors on this subject have arisen to help guide the believers and some of the worst as well.

It is with certainty I can say that most of the things in question here with the exception of the hype about September 23 and other astronomical occurrences are only what Jesus said they would be in Matthew’s gospel.

“All these are the beginning of sorrows.” (Mt 24: 8)

Disasters, famines, pestilence, earthquakes, wars and rumors of war are all part of legitimate warnings, but astronomical occurrences are a stretch into hyper-interpretation. FULL POST

Posted 9/1/17 at 6:33 PM | Michael Bresciani

Deep Perversions are Grieving the Spirit of God – What Might We Expect Next

This generation and specifically this nation has enjoyed God’s patience for the last forty or so years. No one with any knowledge of the scriptures and a personal faith in the Living God would dare to say that God is not grieved, or that he is not about to act.

The very first warning of the only unforgivable sin ever recorded in the Bible was preceded by the pronouncement of one of the worst perversions to emanate from the mind of man.

The Pharisees had just accused Jesus of casting out devils by the spirit of the prince of devils. While most people hone in on the Lord’s teaching about a house divided against itself; they rarely take into account the far more serious matter of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.

By saying that Christ used Satan to exorcise demons was to imply that the Holy Spirit was the devil. This is such a perverted concept that Christ was forced to warn them of the unforgivable sin. FULL POST

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