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    Friday, December 21st, 2012 10:23 am

    Hundreds of hurting people visit here every day, most of whom are searching for comfort after loss. Please reach out for emotional support as you begin the healing process. Be patient with yourself. Allow yourself to grieve. Let it out. May God be with you.

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  • New Kirk Cameron Movie: Monumental

    | February 28, 2012

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/actor-kirk-camerons-monumental-film-tries-to-rediscover-americas-national-treasure/

    Monumental Trailer

    Can’t Argue With the Logic

    | February 27, 2012

    But you can argue with the morality… It’s what you get when there is no moral standard…

    Ethicists Argue for Post Birth Abortions
    http://www.ncregister.com/blog/matthew-archbold/ethicists-argue-for-post-birth-abortions#ixzz1nacpxVOj

    Ethicists Argue in Favor of ‘After-Birth Abortions‘ as Newborns ’Are Not Persons’
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/ethicists-argue-in-favor-of-after-birth-abortions-as-newborns-are-not-persons/

    American Pie

    | February 26, 2012

    This has been of my favorite songs for many, many years. It has always been very obvious to me that it was never just about Buddy Holly. That’s why I liked it.  Beck’s take is interesting… See the two videos below the song video.

    Don McLean- American Pie (with Lyrics)

    Do You Know the Full Story Behind ‘The Day the Music Died?‘ Here’s Beck’s Version
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/do-you-know-the-full-story-behind-the-day-the-music-died-get-ready/

    American Pie ~ Don McLean

    A long long time ago
    I can still remember
    How that music used to make me smile
    And I knew if I had my chance
    That I could make those people dance
    And maybe they’d be happy for a while
    But February made me shiver
    With every paper I’d deliver
    Bad news on the doorstep
    I couldn’t take one more step
    I can’t remember if I cried
    When I read about his widowed bride
    But something touched me deep inside
    The day the music died

    So bye, bye Miss American Pie
    Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
    And them good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye
    Singing this’ll be the day that I die
    This’ll be the day that I die

    Did you write the book of love
    And do you have faith in God above
    If the Bible tells you so?
    Now do you believe in rock and roll?
    Can music save your mortal soul?
    And can you teach me how to dance real slow?
    Well, I know that you’re in love with him
    ’cause I saw you dancing in the gym
    You both kicked off your shoes
    Man, I dig those rhythm and blues
    I was a lonely teenage broncin’ buck
    With a pink carnation and a pickup truck
    But I knew I was out of luck
    The day the music died
    I started singing

    Bye, bye Miss American Pie
    Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
    And them good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye
    Singing this’ll be the day that I die
    This’ll be the day that I die

    Now, for ten years we’ve been on our own
    And moss grows fat on a rolling stone
    But that’s not how it used to be
    When the Jester sang for the king and queen
    In a coat he borrowed from James Dean
    And a voice that came from you and me
    Oh and while the king was looking down
    The Jester stole his thorny crown
    The courtroom was adjourned
    No verdict was returned
    And while Lenin read a book on Marx
    The quartet practiced in the park
    And we sang dirges in the dark
    The day the music died
    We were singing

    Bye, bye Miss American Pie
    Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
    And them good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye
    Singing this’ll be the day that I die
    This’ll be the day that I die

    Helter skelter in a summer swelter
    The birds flew off with a fallout shelter
    Eight miles high and falling fast
    Landed foul on the grass
    The players tried for a forward pass
    With the Jester on the sidelines in a cast
    Now the half-time air was sweet perfume
    While sergeants played a marching tune
    We all got up to dance
    Oh, but we never got the chance
    ‘Cause the players tried to take the field
    The marching band refused to yield
    Do you recall what was revealed
    The day the music died?
    We started singing

    Bye, bye Miss American Pie
    Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
    And them good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye
    Singing this’ll be the day that I die
    This’ll be the day that I die

    Oh, and there we were all in one place
    A generation lost in space
    With no time left to start again
    So come on Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
    Jack Flash sat on a candlestick
    ‘Cause fire is the devil’s only friend
    And as I watched him on the stage
    My hands were clenched in fists of rage
    No angel born in hell
    Could break that Satan’s spell
    And as the flames climbed high into the night
    To light the sacrificial rite
    I saw Satan laughing with delight
    The day the music died
    He was singing

    Bye, bye Miss American Pie
    Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
    And them good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye
    Singing this’ll be the day that I die
    This’ll be the day that I die

    I met a girl who sang the blues
    And I asked her for some happy news
    But she just smiled and turned away
    I went down to the sacred store
    Where I’d heard the music years before
    But the man there said the music wouldn’t play
    And in the streets the children screamed
    The lovers cried, and the poets dreamed
    But not a word was spoken
    The church bells all were broken
    And the three men I admire most
    The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
    They caught the last train for the coast
    The day the music died
    And they were singing

    Bye, bye Miss American Pie
    Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
    And them good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye
    Singing this’ll be the day that I die
    This’ll be the day that I die
    they were singing

    Bye, bye Miss American Pie
    Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
    And them good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye
    Singing this’ll be the day that I die

    Santorum: “There are good, decent people… that aren’t taught by some liberal college professor trying to indoctrinate them.”

    | February 26, 2012

    Santorum Obama’s a snob who wants to send everyone to college » The Right Scoop

    “There are good, decent men and women who go out and work hard every day and put their skills to the test that aren’t taught by some liberal college professor trying to indoctrinate them…”

    “Oh I understand why he wants you to go to college, he wants to remake you in his image. I want to create jobs so people can remake their children into their image, not his.”

    What is one controlling influence you might give up for forty days?

    | February 22, 2012

    I’m not Catholic and neither is the author of the post at the link below, but it sounds like something I might try. Today is the first day of Lent. Hmmm… What is one controlling influence I could give up for forty days? Facebook? Junk food? Television? Maybe a little of everything?

    The Opportunity of Lent
    http://www.becomingminimalist.com/2012/02/21/the-opportunity-of-lent/

    Update: I am curious to see how abstaining from the following things that I perceive as generally negative will impact the quality of our family life. It is time to rein in some of these negative influences.

    • Two children are giving up junk food (unless it is the main course).
    • One child is giving up television (unless the show is a new family movie or a new “The Middle”). (This will mean everybody gives up television!) and video games (except for Saturday morning).
    • One child is giving up iPod and television (and that is the 17-month-old LOL).
    • I am giving up Facebook (logged out and deleted it on iPod and computer), soft drinks (Even though I abstained for about fifteen years, I have recently been drinking Coke 1-2 times per week), chocolate, junk food (unless it is the main course), a big chunk of websites in my Google Reader, shows I have set to record in my PVR (except for two), FOX News (unless I hear about world events that would affect me)… If it were not for significant health breakthroughs, I would not be able to commit to these things.

    CHOOSE A Better Path

    | February 22, 2012

    Knowing God

    Limbless Motivational Speaker Lives Life to the Fullest, Spotted Honeymooning in Hawaii
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/limbless-motivational-speaker-lives-life-to-the-fullest-spotted-honeymooning-in-hawaii/

    Free sex for all. Free abortion for all. The handicapped are dead. History doth repeat.

    | February 22, 2012

    The Obama administration’s healthcare agenda is so clear. First they arrange for insurance companies to fund contraception (and government funds the insurance companies) and everybody knows that the liberal definition of contraception includes all women’s reproductive rights including abortion. And the government provides free extensive prenatal testing which would become forced if one is to get health coverage. And that testing will result in increased abortions because every child with any defect will be aborted to save money. Or the mother will be denied health services. Free sex for all. Free search-and-destroy prenatal testing. Free abortion for all. The handicapped are dead. History doth repeat.

    The media is trying to keep Santorum on the social issues so people can’t see his plans on energy, the economy, etc. They are attacking his faith with ridicule and disdain.

    “Expect more from Men”

    | February 22, 2012

    The Pill Is Not Good for Women
    http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/291514

    “Women on the whole disproportionately bear the burden of the new sexual regime. They are expected to dose themselves with a Group 1 carcinogen for approximately two-thirds of their fertile years. They sustain greater emotional costs from casual sex. They are at greater risk of contracting STDs and disproportionately suffer from their long-term consequences, such as cervical cancer and fertility loss.And even after 50 years with the Pill, as many as half of all pregnancies are still unintended. Women, not men, must make the heart-wrenching choice between abortion, reckoned a tragic outcome even by its supporters, and bearing a child with little to no paternal support. After all, since children were negotiated out of the bargain by the availability of contraception and abortion, men have secured a strong rationale to simply ignore or reject pregnancies that result from uncommitted sexual relations. Nobel-laureate economist George Akerlof predicted nearly two decades ago that this would lead directly to the feminization of poverty, as it ruefully has…”

    “Contrary to a popular misconception, the alternative to the contraceptive revolution is not to roll back the clock on women’s advancement, and certainly not to promote a physically and emotionally taxing outcome in which women have as many children as biologically possible. Rather, the alternative to contraception is to respect biological asymmetry, heal the wound between the sexes, and expect more from men.”

    Their Goal is to Bring You Down

    | February 22, 2012

    Blacklisted, But Not Beaten
    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/blog/2012/02/16/blacklisted-but-not-beaten/print/

    “Without a hearing, they smear and stigmatize as racist, homophobic, or anti-Semitic any who contradict what George Orwell once called their “smelly little orthodoxies.” They then demand that the heretic recant, grovel, apologize, and pledge to go forth and sin no more.”

    “Defy them, and they will go after the network where you work, the newspapers that carry your column, the conventions that invite you to speak. If all else fails, they go after the advertisers.”

    “I know these blacklisters. They operate behind closed doors, with phone calls, mailed threats, and off-the-record meetings. They work in the dark because, as Al Smith said, nothing un-American can live in the sunlight.”

    Homeschoolers and Equal Rights

    | February 22, 2012

    Tim Tebow Debate: Should Homeschoolers Be Allowed on Public-School Sports Teams?
    http://ideas.time.com/2012/02/16/tim-tebow-debate-should-homeschoolers-be-allowed-to-play-sports/

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