Arm Yourself – Persecution

August 31, 2009 at 6:30 am | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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In America today, there seems to be a horrible disconnect with the rest of the world concerning persecution. Many children and adults who grow up in the American church have no idea or understanding of what persecution really is. Sadly, many don’t even realize what is happening to Christians outside the U.S.

In America, we consider persecution to be when people attack us verbally for our beliefs. We see anti-Christian groups like the ACLU and various atheistic groups as persecutors when they try to get Christmas images removed or when they try to get “Under God” removed from our money. To many, persecution is covering up images of Moses in the government buildings in Washington, D.C. or it’s seeing our ability to speak out against issues like homosexuality or abortion slowly eroding away. For Americans, persecution is uncomfortable and disconcerting because it removes some of the things we take for granted or bursts our little bubble of warm fuzziness. Continue Reading Arm Yourself – Persecution…

Does God Still Move Today?

August 24, 2009 at 4:40 pm | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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I am working on another Arm Yourself blog post about persecution, but I wanted to write a little bit about something that was brought up in a few places becasue of something that happened last week.

If you aren’t aware, last week the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) had its General Assembly for this year. During the meeting, the denomination was going to discuss and vote on whether or not practicing (i.e. not celebate) homosexuals should be allowed to be members of the clergy. The session in which this issue was going to be discussed was due to start at 2 PM Wednesday afternoon. Continue Reading Does God Still Move Today?…

Design of the Week – Crossover – Hot

August 19, 2009 at 3:26 pm | Posted in Designs of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s design is from Tulsa Tees. It’s pretty funny. The heat of summer is still around in the South. Although many who scream about global warming (I’m not PC enough to say “climate change”) don’t want to hear it, it’s actually cooler than it has been in awhile.

What’s funny about the shirt is the fact that, down South, you have to throw in the humidity. It’s never a dry heat down here. So, if you are looking for a hot (and steamy) time, you have to look down South.

This blog post is a part of a crossover blog. Other participants in this crossover blog are:

 https://ateasetees.wordpress.com/

http://www.blogbydonna.com/

http://cafeshoppe.com/TeeHee

http://www.nanwrightart.com

http://randomshirts.blogspot.com/

http://skeetzteez.blogspot.com/

http://www.shopkeeperdesigns.com

http://autismshowucare.blogspot.com

http://www.gocamelphotos.blogspot.com/

http://beflip.blogspot.com/

http://tshirtholiday.blogspot.com/

Arm Yourself – Prodigals

August 17, 2009 at 6:30 am | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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There is a large, and growing, class of individuals in the church today (especially in America). This group is known by many and even seems to have their own passage of scripture: Continue Reading Arm Yourself – Prodigals…

Newslinks – 08/15/09

August 15, 2009 at 9:13 am | Posted in Newslinks | Leave a comment
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Saturday’s Newslinks brought to you by At Ease Tees

Palin calls Obamacare evil
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called President Barack Obama’s health plan “downright evil” Friday in her first online comments since leaving office, saying in a Facebook posting that he would create a “death panel” that would deny care to the neediest Americans.

Christian attorneys defend public prayer
An atheist organization is yet again opposing the practice of opening public meetings with prayer.

New ENDA bill ‘turns private sin into a public right’
Conservative Christian leader Robert Knight says a Senate bill that would ban job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity “turns private sin into a public right.”

Who’s behind the Internet Snitch Brigade?
If the White House is looking for “fishy” information in the healthcare debate, they could start by checking into President Obama’s own healthcare overlord.

Perspective: Seeking more than financial freedom
Why did we Hispanics come to the United States? For one thing, to experience freedom — something that is threatened by current Capitol Hill goings-on. Continue Reading Newslinks – 08/15/09…

Arm Yourself – Acceptance

August 10, 2009 at 3:10 pm | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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I read a comment the other day that got me thinking about something that I’ve seen happening for a long time now. The person who made the comment was out West for an event and said that the people at the event had found “community there and online when they couldn’t find it anywhere else”.  While I don’t know that I could argue with that because I think that that happens any time you have a number of people getting together for a common purpose, it was the idea drawn from this that got me thinking. The person then said that the people stayed connected because they felt accepted, and that this is what Christians need to do. The basic premise is that Christians need to go out into the world and make others feel accepted. This is often promoted as “loving people like Jesus”, “living life with people”, or “getting our lives dirty”. Continue Reading Arm Yourself – Acceptance…

Newslinks – 08/08/09

August 8, 2009 at 8:28 am | Posted in Newslinks | Leave a comment
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Saturday’s Newslinks brought to you by At Ease Tees

Geithner Floats Obama’s Next Big Move: A Tax Hike on the Middle Class
(CNSNews.com)
– Appearing on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Sunday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner made it clear that the administration believes new federal revenues are needed, and he declined to rule out raising taxes on Americans earning less than $250,000 a year to get those revenues.

Health Care Bill Says Sebelius Must Develop ‘Measurements of Gender;’ Sebelius Says She Has ‘No Idea’ What That Means
(CNSNews.com)
– Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says she has “no idea” about a section of the Senate health-care reform bill that requires her to “develop standards for the measurement of gender” for use in a new federal database that will collect information about all beneficiaries of government-run or government-supported health care programs. The purpose of the database is to allow the government “to detect and monitor trends in health disparities” between different groups in the U.S. population.

Republicans Mock Obama’s Medical Pronouncements; Offer ‘Better Solutions’
(CNSNews.com)
– President Barack Obama isn’t a doctor, but he plays one on TV. At least he did at his most recent press conference, Republicans say. House Republicans on Monday released a YouTube video questioning Obama’s medical pronouncements from the podium. Continue Reading Newslinks – 08/08/09…

From the wild hair dept…

August 7, 2009 at 1:58 pm | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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Breakthrough May Help President, Congress

By Ivana Nodatruth

Tuscaloosa, AL – Researchers at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa have been working around the clock in a feverish effort to finish what could be one of the most amazing medical breakthroughs of the past century. If successful, the highly advanced research is expected to change the face of medicine and politics in America.

The researchers have been working on experimental tissue restructuring techniques that would allow them to create new organs from cell tissue cultures. While ethics issues are still being discussed, the researchers believe that the overall good that will come from the new organs will outweigh any concerns that may come from ethical issues. Dr. Ichabod M. Fulovit, the lead researcher for the project feels that the research his team is doing will be of great benefit to the United States and may possibly be brought to other nations as well. Continue Reading From the wild hair dept……

Design of the Week – Boog’s Corner – Rose

August 5, 2009 at 6:30 am | Posted in Designs of the Week | Leave a comment
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Ok. This is another one from my daughter. This one took me by suprise. Boog always comes up with things that I wish I thought of. She sees things like me but then she doesn’t. She looks at them from a little different vantage point and that makes all the difference. (That and she’s still shorter than me…for now).

The poem is an original poem she created and it goes a little somethin’ like this:

Following Jesus is like holding a rose without wearing gloves. It is hard and it hurts, but it pays off in the end.

I added a few elements to the design, but she gets (and deserves) all the credit. Not only that, she’s right. Following Jesus is hard. He said it would be. He warned Christians that the world would hate us because it hated Him. It hurts too. The true gospel of Jesus Christ has separated families to the point of non-Christian family members killing those who’ve converted to Christianity.

But it also pays of in the end. Jesus said that the one that endures to the end shall be saved. If you aren’t sure that you’re saved or if you know that you’re not, then I would ask that you understand that you’ve sinned against a holy and righteous God who must uphold justice. He must punish sin because it is His character on the line if He doesn’t. The punishment for sin is eternity in hell. But, because God is gracious, He made a way for sinners to be saved. If you will repent of your sins and put your faith in Christ to save you, then you will be spared God’s wrath and will enter heaven when you die. Not only that, but you’ll receieve a new heart with new desires and life will be new!

What’s funny about this blog is that all the writing I did to explain the gospel took my daughter three lines of text. If you haven’t repented of your sins and put your trust in Christ, please do so today. There is nothing more important than you’re eternal salvation.

Arm Yourself – Truth

August 3, 2009 at 6:30 am | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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If there is one thing that seems to be extremely elusive today, it’s truth. Well, let me rephrase that. What seems to be elusive today is absolute truth. Ask a large number of people in America today if they can know truth absolutely and they would respond negatively. They would then go on to say that all truth is valid and there is no absolute truth. There are some ironies in these statements that we will look at in a little bit, but unfortunately, this is an ideal that is growing more popular among the younger generations in our country as well as around the world. This idea seemingly allows everyone to believe their own truth without impinging on the truth and beliefs of others. It seemingly allows everyone to be tolerant of everyone else. Seemingly. Continue Reading Arm Yourself – Truth…

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