Friday, December 31, 2010

In 2011: We're to be the power of His might.

For several years now I have been a subscriber to Dr. David Jeremiah's free Turning Point magazine devotional and a supporter of his excellent ministry. I love the fact that I get the devotional weeks before the next month begins.

In the new January 2011 issue, there is an article that I think is one of the best ever written! I tried to find it online, but the website only has one of the articles published there today.

It would have been so much easier to copy and paste it here. But I will consider it a "labor of love" to type out sections of it so that readers here will get to enjoy it today.

The new devotional is entitled, "Unclaimed Possibilities." Before I share sections of the article, "Claiming the Power," I want to share the last few paragraphs of the last article in the booklet, "Claiming the Message."

In this essay, Dr. Jeremiah stresses that the Bible's message is the same as it has always been. It is good to know that the opportunities may increase and the methods used by Turning Point may change, but THE MESSAGE OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST never will!

Sadly, I have seen some churches loose the importance of that statement. They become so worldly focused that they are no longer heavenly focused! I like how Dr. Jeremiah puts it:

The best packaging in the world won't compensate for faulty content. Technological innovations are worthless without an abiding message to communicate.

I wholeheartedly agree! When I witnessed two churches drifting away from the original purposes for their existence, it was truly sad to see. I could no longer support such ministries. It breaks my heart to admit that, but it is true.

I feel confident in supporting Turning Point Ministries because I have the assurance that the message being shared is committed towards Bible truth and the Christ-centered gospel.


I want to assure you with all the power of my convictions that however quickly our opportunities may increase and our methods may change here at Turning Point, our message never will. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. God is immutable and imperishable. His Book is infallible and inerrant. The human heart is as sinful as ever, but the blood of Christ will never lose its power to redeem and save lost souls. Heaven and hell are real, and Christ is coming soon. We have a message to preach, a Gospel to share, and millions of lives to encourage.

Sometimes innovation is necessary or else our ministries become museums and then mausoleums. [Note from Christine: I know EXACTLY what he means! I've seen some museum-like churches teetering towards the mausoleum phase!] But when that change weakens the message, the result is a graveyard for evangelism. The historic motto of Youth for Christ was: "Anchored to the Rock...Geared to the Times." It doesn't do any good to be geared to the times if your message slides off the rock. The best packaging in the world won't compensate for faulty content. Technological innovations are worthless without an abiding message to communicate. Timely methods deserve a timeless Gospel for the human heart.,

Our Lord Jesus used every means at His disposal to share His message. He preached and used object lessons like birds, flowers, coins, and even the children He lifted in His arms and sat in His midst. He performed signs and wonders, stilled storms, and turned water into wine. He wasn't showing off. He was using object lessons as only He could use them. On one occasion, He stooped and wrote in the dirt with His finger.

According to Acts 1:1, the Gospel is the account of "all that Jesus began both to do and teach." The 2000-year history of the church is the story of all that Jesus is continuing to do and to teach, using every worthwhile means a His disposal through His people and His church.

I'm not willing to let the devil have full use of all of today's technologies. Why yield an inch to him? Why not claim some unclaimed resources and reclaim the message for Christ? Nationally and internationally, we're committed to exploit every fresh opportunity and get the changeless message of our Lord before more people than ever before in our history.

People, it has been my prayer and hope that this little ole' Talk Wisdom blog has been even just a bit of a blessing to each of you. When I first started this blog, it was a little scary. But I soon found out (back in 2004) that I might just be talking to myself! You see, I didn't have ANY comments for weeks! Then, one day a reader posted the first comment.

Over several years I have "learned the ropes" of blogging. I found numerous blogs - many of which were so much more sophisticated than mine - and tried some of the methods that they were utilizing. But still, I didn't have any idea how many people were visiting this blog until I got my counter. Over the past few weeks, there have been hundreds of hits here just using the search phrase, "true meaning of Christmas." How delightful it was to know that in December of 2010, people are genuinely seeking the TRUE MEANING of Christmas - and coming here to read about it!

It is my desire to share more of the essay, "Claiming The Power" in my next blog post. For now, I will share the most important part:

Psalm 62:11 says, "power belongs to God." According to Psalm 65:6, God is "clothed with power." Jeremiah 10:12 says that God "made the earth by His power." Psalm 66:7 says that He "rules by His power forever."

Luke tells us that Jesus went about His ministry "in the power of the Spirit" (Luke 4:14; Acts 10:38), and people were amazed at His "authority and power" (Luke 4:36). He had power on earth to forgive sins (Luke 5:24), to heal illness (Luke 6:19), to still storms and alter weather patterns (Mark 4:39). He said that all power had been given to Him in heaven and on earth (Matthew 28:18). He is declared to be the Son of God with power by His resurrection from the dead (Romans 1:4). And when He comes again, it will be in "power and great glory" (Matthew 24:30).

We can only live for Him effectively when we tap into the infinite source of His power. We're to be the power of His might (Ephesians 6:10).

Hat Tip:


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

As 2010 Winds Down

As another year quickly comes to a close, I find myself thinking about a variety of thoughts. In a reminiscent way, I have been thinking about many of the events (the good, the bad, and the ugly) that occurred during 2010. I have either written about many of them, or linked to blogs that have discussed these events. Some readers have enjoyed what I have written (and linked to), while others stated that they did not like what I chose to write about this past year. So be it!

Some readers prefer that I write ONLY about Jesus and the Bible and not so much about Obama and the gangster government he created which is currently wreaking havoc upon the American people.

I am of the opinion that it is very important for Christians to be engaged in whatever is happening - politically, socially, morally, and intellectually in our nation and in the world. It is through these events that we can be alert to the spiritual battle that is going on and informed about how close we are getting to the end times. I have tried to live up to the descriptive reason that I put at the top of my blog when I decided to start writing online several years ago:

Talk Wisdom's goal is to defend the tenets and values of Biblical Christian faith. We defend our Constitutional Republic and Charters of Freedom, especially when speaking out against destructive social and political issues. As followers of our Savior and Lord, we should boldly stand up for Jesus Christ in our present circumstances. He is our Savior, Lord, and King, and His love needs to be shed abroad in our hearts and in our world - now.

Over the years, I have come across comments from skeptics who pompously claim that when the Bible tells us that Jesus "is coming quickly" - it's a lie. However, what these nonbelievers do not realize is that the term "quickly" can mean "suddenly." Therefore, Christians in every generation need to be prepared for His return. When he does return, it will be a sudden event.

I think that it is a very good thing that Jesus' return will be sudden. If we all knew when Jesus was coming back for his church, what habits might we be tempted to change?

We are told to wait, watch and work until the Lord takes us into His Kingdom. Which of these three might suffer if we knew for sure exactly when Jesus would return? You guessed it - our work for the sake of the Kingdom would suffer.

Speaking of working for the sake of the Kingdom, Sarah Palin discusses her faith in her new book. As I finished reading "From The Heart," I wondered whether or not she would run for the Republican nomination for president in 2012.

The more I get to know her through her books, her T.V. show - Sarah Palin's Alaska - and her commentaries both at the Fox News Channel and on Facebook, the more obvious it appears to me that her wonderful and positive Christian influence on the world of politics as well as her dedication to the American people and the ideals instilled by our Founders for our Constitutional Republic would be better served if she continued doing exactly what she has been doing over the past two years.

Don't get me wrong - if she ran for president I would definitely support her!

However, think about all of the powerful influence that she has had on everything from criticizing (and rightly so!) the Obama administration's terrible policies to helping to get a Republican majority back in the House of Representatives. Look at how successful she was in backing the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party candidates and helping many of them to get elected! Look at the success she has demonstrated in raising five wonderful children! Look at the success she enjoyed showing the public the beauty of her home state and the adventures that her family has enjoyed living there!

Recently, William Kristol (editor of the Weekly Standard and Fox News Contributor) went on the record to state his opinion that Sarah Palin will not run for president in 2012. Could he be correct about that? Only time will tell.

I do know this. Sarah Palin is not the type of person who would run for office for fame, fortune or glory. How do I know this? Because she believes that all the glory belongs to the Lord! She would sincerely do it to serve the American people - only if she felt that they (and most of all - God) are calling her to serve in this manner. That is the difference between someone who is being an obedient servant of God for the Kingdom, rather than an elitist who thinks he (like Obama), or she should be crowned "king or queen" and have the minions serve him/her.

This is one of the greatest differences between Obama and Palin. Palin is a genuine Christian who desires to serve the Lord, care for her family, and if necessary, serve the nation. But she will base her decision on whether or not the Holy Spirit's guiding leads her in that direction. She will rely on the calling that God would give her at this time in history to determine His will for her life.

Obama has revealed himself as being a fake type of Christian who uses the religion whenever he is trying to get people to follow him or vote for him and his ill-begotten legislation. His policies have been an absolute disaster! Hopefully, the incoming House Republicans can reverse most of the damage.

Whatever Sarah Palin decides to do with her future, America can be very proud of this "Mama Grizzly" woman who represents the REAL women in America. She is GENUINE - not ANYTHING LIKE the phony leftist women who parade around as self-described "feminists" who care more about abortion rights than anything else in life. The liberalism of the leftist elite females won't allow them to recognize that they should "choose life - your mother did." Instead, they will support any and all organizations that would snuff out the lives of unborn children and call it a "normal" endeavor. What sick-in-the-mind type of logic is that? Abortion KILLS BABIES IN THE WOMB! That is the sad, disgusting, and evil truth of the matter. It is time to start offending these "femi-Nazis" for the sakes of all of the defenseless unborn boys and girls that they think matter less than the dumb slogan - "a woman's right to choose." We must ask, "choose what?" Death for their unborn child?

Women like that - including most of the ones who host that awful show - "The View" - hate Sarah because she is normal and they are not. Their most cherished liberal beliefs are exposed as the sins that they truly are by conservative Christian women like Sarah Palin. And they hate and despise her for that!

The Bible has a lot to say about "deeds being evil."

Jhn 3:19 "And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Ezekiel even goes so far as to say that such people will secretly "loathe themselves":

Eze 36:31 "Then you will remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good; and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight, for your iniquities and your abominations.

It is because of men/women "loving darkness rather than light" that makes them feel shameful for their "evil ways and deeds that were not good." What could be more evil and shameful than killing an innocent human being in the womb?

The truth is that women who have had abortions often feel terrible and unrelenting guilt for their entire lives. It is not a quick "solution" to their pregnancy dilemma. However, there is forgiveness for such a sin at the foot of the cross of Jesus!

It is my prayer that God will keep His loving arms of protection over our nation as we head into a new year. Without Jesus, we are truly lost. He is the way, the truth and the life - no one comes to the Father but by him! It is my sincere and heartfelt prayer, dear reader, that no matter where you came from or have been this year (or, for that matter, in the next), that you will come to the realization that you need the Savior! Choose you, this day, whom you will serve! I pray that you will choose to know the love, grace and mercy of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Have A Merry and Blessed Christmas!

Dear Friends and Visitors,

Christmas Eve is almost here! This is often a busy day for most people. It certainly is for me so I just wanted to take a moment and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! May the blessings of Jesus Christ be upon you and your loved ones during the celebration of the miraculous occasion almost 2,000 years ago - the birth of the Savior of the world - JESUS CHRIST!

In the previous blog post entitled If Our Greatest Need Was... I wrote about the fact that the "politically correct" greetings around this time of year generally do not include the mention of the name of Jesus Christ or why he came to earth for our salvation.


Can't say that!

It's deemed "too religious" or a host of other excuses are used.

In the comment thread, Stevex09 shared:

Hey Christine;
I couldn't agree with you more. A person is very hard pressed to find anything about Jesus Christ or at least the mention of his name at this time of year. It saddens me immensely. Last week I took Sandy and went to a friend's home where about 7 others were gathered and we read the Christmas story from Luke and Matthew. What a great and edifying time I had. (Sandy is my Shi-Tzu). Take comfort that not all of us has forgotten what Christmas is all about.

I sincerely wish you and your family a wonderful and blessed Christmas day.

In my reply to Steve I wrote:

Hi Steve,

It warms my heart to hear about fellow Christians gathering and sharing the TRUE meaning of Christmas together - the Person Jesus Christ. He is the Light of the world!

Someone recently asked me, "why do people put Christmas lights up on their homes."

The answer is that it originally was meant to recognize that Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, is the Light of the World!

Of course, many people who do not know Him would probably have other reasons for putting the lights up. But how ironic it is to realize that they inadvertently are recognizing Jesus Christ through their actions.

I have a great post coming up that I can't wait to share with everyone!

As each busy day passes, I find that my time on the computer has been very limited! Right now, I only have about 10 minutes to spend online.

I am really looking forward to creating the new post! I'll give you a hint - it is about studying the word "power" in the Bible. It occurred to me that people probably wouldn't care less about other's belief in Jesus [and the outward expressions of the true meaning of Christmas] if they truly believed, in their heart of hearts, that there wasn't any power in His Holy Name!

I will be working on the essay over the next day or so until it gets done!

Anyway, have a Merry and Blessed Christmas! All the best to you and yours in the coming New Year!


As Roy Lessin wrote in his wonderful piece of prose:

...But our greatest need was forgiveness, so God sent us a Saviour.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

If Our Greatest Need Was...

How sad it is to realize that certain magazines have to be so "politically correct" that their December issue does not even mention the true meaning for the celebration of Christmas?

In this example, I am referring to the fact that Prevention magazine (one that I consider as a good resource for health issues) could not see fit to mention the name of Jesus Christ anywhere in their publication!

Why is that?

The December issue is filled with "holiday" articles. However, the only time that the term "Christmas" is mentioned is within an article entitled "Why puppies make poor presents."

Not to be a Scrooge, but a Christmas canine can be a holiday hazard.

The article goes on to say:

Christmas litters may not be healthy...

Perhaps this is good advice, but is this the only article that warrants the use of the term "Christmas?"

The year that my daughter wanted a puggle puppy for Christmas ended up being fine. We bought the dog three months before Christmas so she was further along in the training schedule by the time Christmas Day was here. Of course, we were fortunate enough to be able to barricade the puppy in the kitchen when we were out and didn't have to leave her cooped up in the dog crate for hours.

Back to the topic.

Another interesting article was entitled,
"Everything you think you know about beating stress is wrong."*

*Read on for six smart new strategies to start now.

I had to laugh when I read that the authors wrote:

Yesterday's Wisdom: "OM" your way to calmness.

How ironic it was to read that some people find meditation as a "fast track to frayed nerves." According to a study published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 54% of participants reported feeling anxious while meditating!

In contrast to "yesterday's wisdom", the magazine claims that

Today's Smart Strategy says, "do something you love."

I'm surprised that reading or playing with your pets wasn't mentioned. They are great stress reduction activities. Our dogs are a great joy in our lives.

The article goes on to explain "anything that allows you to disengage from your thoughts can help you relax." They mention several activities, like jogging, swimming, knitting, etc. and surprisingly, the author wrote,

"or praying, will work just as well, he says."

I would have to say that praying, Bible and devotional reading are far more superior than the other suggestions. It is unfortunate that the author either doesn't know about how calming Bible reading can be, or he didn't want to get too "religious." At least he did mention "praying."

I suppose mentioning Bible reading would have been to "divisive" in this current age of anti-Christian bigotry. It's O.K. to mention other religions, but Christianity? At Christmastime? Apparently, that's off limits at Prevention.

I dislike having to complain here but what ticked me off the most was the "Give Yourself the Gift of Holiday Healing" pages that listed "putting happiness and health, joy and inspiration on your calendar every day of December" list.

Want to know what was listed for December 25, 2010?

Window-shop. The same brain chemicals that make sex so pleasurable rise sharply when you're window-shopping. (No wonder Sex and the City had such a winning formula!) To avoid overspending, peek through the glass when stores are closed or you've left your wallet home.


How utterly sad it is to realize that the Greatest Gift of all given to mankind was ignored on this calendar list!

In closing, I would like to share a copy of what is written on this year's Christmas cards that were sent out by our family:

God Sent Us a Saviour

If our greatest need had been information,
God would have sent us an educator.

If our greatest need had been technology,
God would have sent us a scientist.

If our greatest need had been money,
God would have sent us an economist.

If our greatest need had been pleasure,
God would have sent us an entertainer.

But our greatest need was forgiveness,
so God sent us a Saviour.

- Roy Lessin

Inside the card:

This Christmas may you see and know anew how great His love is toward you.

For unto you is born this day...a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:11 KJV

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Why Christmas Conquers Fear

David Why Christmas Conquers Fear

Special Holiday Programming
Christmas is truly the most wonderful time of the year. As we move into the wintery month of December we surround ourselves with warm fires, twinkling lights, shiny decorations, the delicious smells of cookies and holiday treats, and joyful Christmas music. For a whole month (at least) our senses are filled with the magic and wonder the season brings. But for Christians the joy of the season is more than an outward, sensory-induced happiness, it is a spiritual joy rooted in our hearts. We know that the joy of Christmas is in the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ!

Mary was the first to experience this Christmas joy. The Angel Gabriel appeared to her and told her that she would concieve the Son of God! She broke out in praise of her mighty Savior: “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior… For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and Holy is His name.”(Luke 1:46,48). She was overwhelmed with joy and thanksgiving for the wonderful work God was doing in and through her life.

That is the spirit we need to emulate this season; an irrepressable joy and admiration for our Lord and thankfulness for the gifts he has given us.

During this month of broadcasting we will focus on Jesus as the real reason for the season. We’ll explore the importance of Bethlehem, why God chose Mary, and how He used each individual associated with the Christmas story to bring about His will. Most importantly, we will discuss how the birth of Jesus impacts eternity.

Many people have phobias that control their actions and lives. But God designed a plan and a purpose for each of us that will provide the peace to overcome any apprehension. Dr. Jeremiah offers solutions for the anxious in “Why Christmas Conquers Fear.”

Dr. David Jeremiah
“Why Christmas Conquers Fear”
Selected Scriptures
December 19, 2010
Luke 1:12
Luke 1:29
Luke 2:9
I. God Still Answers Prayer – Luke 1:5-14
Hebrews 4:14-16
II. God Still Keeps His Promises – Luke 1:26-31
Matthew 1:21-23
Psalm 27:1
Isaiah 41:10
Psalm 27:10
Hebrews 13:5-6
III. God Still Has a Purpose – Luke 2:8-11
Luke 1:13-14
Luke 1:46-47
1 John 4:18
2 Timothy 1:7
John 3:16

Friday, December 17, 2010

Funny Animal Voiceovers

I think that my computer may have died yesterday. Not fun! Today, I am borrowing my hubby's extra laptop - the one I often use while traveling.

Well, since I am now officially two days late with the news, perhaps this is a good time to share a laugh!

Go see the video at Hilarious British animal voiceovers at

Really made me laugh!


Hat Tip:

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Genuine, Brave American Hero [Update]

Regular readers here may have noticed the increased hits here at Talk Wisdom over the past several weeks. One of the most frequent searches that lead people here is the phrase, "the meaning of Christmas."


How sad is it to realize that people have to search for the answer to such an obvious question these days? I could understand people needed to learn about it in a Muslim country, but here in America?

When I was growing up, EVERYONE knew the true meaning of Christmas - even if they weren't necessarily believers.

The second most frequent search that leads new visitors here is the phrase (or something similar), "LTC Terry Lakin."

I have just read THE best article on this brave man's challenge - LTC Terrence Lakin - for proof of Obama's eligibility to be POTUS and Lakin's subsequent court martial hearing for disobeying orders over at American Thinker: Crucible of a Hero.

This has to be one of those rare times that I have seriously considered printing out and framing a blog post!


When Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, M.D. walks out of the chamber where he has faced a court-martial this week, he will emerge -- regardless of the verdict -- a towering American hero.

Nothing like the stupendous display which he has mounted -- of principled, sustained self-sacrifice and fearless defiance -- has been seen in decades on the American political stage. Together with the peril of actual battlefield engagement, it ranks alongside the greatest courageous stances even of the American Revolution itself. Patrick Henry, Nathan Hale -- those kinds of stances.

This case is of shatteringly great significance, and if you don't know about it, well, you can thank the cowards, commies, and crooks at your favorite mainstream media Bureau of Disinformation, National Desk. Lt. Col. Lakin has been abandoned by the establishment press, dastards and lackeys almost to a one. In a just post-Obama world, there is hope that one day, there will come the destruction of a thousand shameful careers in what was once journalism -- via abdication by the press of its vital role as Fourth Estate; desertion of its watch as the protector of American liberty; and its own unforced, alacritous auto-castration.

For historical background and the underpinnings, foundations, and history of this case, see Lt. Col. Lakin himself and Thomas Lifson, both in April 2010; see also

I am so tempted to copy and paste the entire essay here! But before I provide the link to the rest of the story, I must share this paragraph:

In fact, there is more than a certified, long-form birth certificate -- a lot more -- about Barack "Barry Soetoro" Hussein Obama that no one outside the hermetic world of sworn-to-silence hospital personnel, state vital records workers, and college bursar-level functionaries has ever seen. A partial list would include, in addition, Neolani kindergarten records, the Obama-Dunham marriage license, the Obama-Dunham divorce records, the Soetoro-Dunham marriage license, Soetoro adoption records, the Punahou School application and records, Noelami Elementary School records, the Soetoro-Dunham divorce records, consistent selective service registration info, SAT scores, LSAT scores, Occidental College records, financial aid records, passports, Columbia University records, putative Columbia thesis on "Soviet Nuclear Disarmament," Harvard University records, Harvard Law Review records, any writings as president of the Harvard Law Review beyond one tough anti-fetus fragment, Illinois bar records, certificates of baptism or adoption, medical records, Illinois State Senate records from 1997-2004, Illinois State Senate schedule, law practice client list while at Davis, Miner, Barnhill and Gallard, University of Chicago scholarly articles, and more. Oh, but we do have a document from the Fransiskus Assisi School in Jakarta, a Catholic institution, which shows him enrolled as Barry Soetoro -- as a Muslim and an Indonesian.

What a great summary of all that Soetoro-Obama is hiding! What's more, that last sentence in the above paragraph is quite the kicker!

Oh wait. I can't resist ending with this quip:

This is the kind of courage -- after the crawling, burrowing, light-averse invertebrates of the political landscape have long since slithered away and vanished -- that gets statues of a man built in public squares.

Read it all HERE

Hat tip:

American Thinker



While reading the article links in Mr. Richard Kantro's essay, the link to SafeguardOur Constitution was blocked! Live link:

Safeguard Our

More stories about Lakin:

Standing with Lt. Col. Terry Lakin - ©2010 drkate Ironic, isn’t it, when we as Americans have standing to be punished, but not enough standing to ask about our own National Security and its je...

The Post & Email
Is the U.S. now ruled by Military Dictatorship? - WHAT AUTHORITY DO THE ARMY COMMANDERS TRULY HAVE OVER TERRY LAKIN? by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 15, 2010) — In a move reminiscent of George Orwell’s 1984, Lt. C...

Update 12/16/10

I find it interesting that Fox is reporting on this story today. Could it be for the reason that LTC Lakin has pleaded guilty to one of the charges against him and now admits that he used the wrong venue to bring forward the question of Obama's eligibility and unreleased documents that would have proved to all of America whether or not Obama is a natural born citizen?

The article is quite fair in that it DOES mention the fact that natural born citizenship is necessary for an American citizen to hold the office of POTUS. However, it would have been a stronger argument if it had mentioned that Obama's (supposed) biological father was Kenyan and NEVER became a U.S. citizen. That is the entire crux of the matter. As I have posted on my sidebar:

At Barack Obama’s web site, the following admission:

“ Clarifies Barack’s Citizenship

‘When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom’s dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children…’ “

Read that last line again.

“That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children…”

That’s an admission that Great Britain “governed the status” of Barack Obama, Jr. He has chosen to highlight this on his own volition.

And this leads to the relevant question:


A natural born citizen’s status should only be governed by the United States.

Hat Tip: Natural Born Citizen blog

All that we know (via several judges statements) is that if Obama's records were released, it would have been "an embarrassment" for him. Embarrassed about what? Could you imagine if George W. Bush hid his bona fides and a court judge declared that releasing them would cause embarrassment to him how the libtards and the media of mass deception would have reacted? Keith Olberdummy's head would have exploded!

Unfortunately the "birther" issue and the focus on the hidden vault-length COLB can (and has been) used as a distraction against the REAL issue. No matter what Obama's B.C. says or where he was, in fact, born; if Obama Sr. is Barack's biological dad, there is NO WAY that Obama Jr. could possibly be a natural born citizen of the United States of America. At best, he is a naturalized citizen. At worse, (in the case of him never being naturalized) he is an illegal alien. The only other possible explanations (in my mind) are that Obama's biological father was not Obama Sr., or, the box on the original vault-length COLB was left blank. Does anyone have any other possible explanations for hiding his records?

All of the court cases that have been dismissed with the lawyerese excuse of "not having standing" is a travesty of justice, IMHO. It may have been legal to do so, but obviously not an ethical move. Big surprise...huh? America is filled with unethical judges, lawyers and law clerks.

The cover-up of Obama's bona fides is being tracked by the Library of Congress via The Obama File. If you will notice, the site was selected (way back in 2008) by the Library of Congress for inclusion in their historic collection on the Obama years:

The United States Library of Congress has selected
for inclusion in its historic collection of Internet materials.

Question: Why would this site be selected if it was not considered a "legitimate collection of Internet materials" about Obama?

Answer: Because the Library of Congress must KNOW that something is suspicious about the hidden records of Obama's past.

One day, all (or most) will be revealed about Obama and I'm sure that if America survives the Obama years, WE THE PEOPLE will have witnessed the closest attempt to take over and overthrow our Constitutional Republic and make our nation into a terrible progressive, Neo-Marxist utopia doomed for the same failure as every other nation that embraced national socialism (a.k.a. Nazism), Marxism, and/or communism.

God help us until this corrupto-crat is removed or voted out of office!

The comments over at Fox are quite interesting. A lot of libtards have invaded and are busy spewing their hate-filled rhetoric against LTC Lakin. One day, when Obama bona fides are revealed, Dr. LTC Lakin will be recognized as a hero for what he did to expose the truth about Obama. It may take a long time, but he will be exonerated - no matter what the Army chooses to do regarding this court-martial.

Here are some of the good (and some funny!) comments over at Fox

Well all I can say is the taxpayers will save alot of money with this president when his library is built, it will be about the size of an outhouse and the only thing in it will be a worn out teleprompter and a blackberry with all the information of course erased.

23 people liked this.

theengineer 3 hours ago

"Why?" it is the real question.
Why is Obama hiding his birth certificate?
Why is Obama hiding his school records?
Why is Obama hiding his college records?
Why is Obama hiding his bar records?
What is he hiding?
What happened to his promised 'transparency'?
Now an honorable man takes a hit to try to do what Congress and/or the Supreme Court has refused to do. What a shame.

28 people liked this.


What a surprise!
Lakin was not allowed to defend himself. He (wrongly) thought his court martial would not be a kangaroo court.

Of course, if his judge Col. Denise Lind had allowed Lakin to defend himself, that would have ended her political career. I am sure it was an easy decision for her: Lakin or her. She had to make sure it was a kangaroo court.

What a travesty!

What is the Manchurian President hiding?
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What's the difference between Maobama and his dog? His dog has papers.
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So despite the fact that Obama has spent millions hiding his personal documents, you are willing to take him and the officials in Hawaii at their word - all of this in light of several secrets that have been exposed by WikiLeaks, which at the very least, indicate that government officials are not "transparent".....this makes you look naive and ignorant.

The website is running VERY SLOW. More later...

Monday, December 13, 2010

News Roundup

As usual for a typical Monday morning, there is so much news to share that it is difficult to select just one blog topic. Therefore, it is time for a News Roundup.

The following is just a small compilation of some of the good, the bad, and the ugly news stories of the morning.

The Good:

posted by Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit - 8 minutes ago
U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson ruled today that the federal mandate in Obamacare is unconstitutional. (WREX) The judge ruled that the Constitution’s commerce clause prevents the federal government...

Virginia Judge Declares Health Care Mandate Unconstitutional
posted by William A. Jacobson at Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion - 34 minutes ago
A Judge in Virginia has held the health care mandate to be unconstitutional. The decision is here and embedded below. The Judge rejected the position of the government that the mandate was an exercise of...


Change… 60% of American Voters Now Favor Repealing Obamacare
posted by Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit - 2 hours ago
The Obama Administration will no doubt explain this away as just another lapse in communication. 60% of likely voters favor repealing Obamacare in the latest Rasmussen poll. Only 34% are opposed to the idea...

Obama, Pelosi and Reid thought that the majority of American people would fall for their scheme. Well guess what? THEY HAVE NOT!! YAY WE THE PEOPLE!!!

Historical Theology: A Bibliographic Essay
posted by Bill Muehlenberg at CultureWatch - 5 hours ago
Admittedly my writings may not always be everyone’s cup of tea. Here I almost guarantee to reduce my audience quite substantially. Indeed, I may be down to about eight people on the planet who will wish to...

I must admit, this is a weaker area of knowledge for me. I have learned of certain heresies and apostasy over the years, but haven't really studied it as intently as I should. Now I just need to choose which book to start reading!

The Bad:

LTC Terry Lakin court martial, Obama eligibility, Six degrees of separation, The world must know about Lakin, Obama Army and Nation on trial
posted by citizenwells at Citizen WElls » LTC Terry Lakin court martial, Obama eligibility, Six degrees of separation, The world must know about Lakin, Obama Army and Nation on trial - 5 hours ago
LTC Terry Lakin court martial, Obama eligibility, Six degrees of separation, The world must know about Lakin, Obama Army and Nation on trial “Why has Obama, for over 2 years, employed numerous private and...

Spread the word about this case. I have had dozens of hits here at this blog due to searches on information about this travesty of justice against LTC Lakin.

The Theft of Ground Zero
posted by null at American Thinker - 10 hours ago
Islamic supremacists are grifting the system big time. And yet the biggest theft of all is one that everyone has overlooked.

The UK learned the hard way that appeasing Islamic supremacists DOESN'T WORK! When will the liberal elitists wake up to this fact?

The Ugly:

Sarah Palin and the Haters of American Normal
posted by null at American Thinker - 10 hours ago
We are just south of Christmas, and the nation's insiders have declared open season on Sarah Palin.

The next post shows how utterly ridiculous the Palin haters really are! Shows just how far and how deep PDS (Palin Derangement Syndrome) goes into the evil and cruel hearts of the leftist thugs!

This Is Exactly Why I Don’t Want Sarah To Run
posted by nicedeb at Nice Deb » This Is Exactly Why I Don’t Want Sarah To Run - 1 hour ago
This sweet moment of Bristol Palin straightening out her mom’s hair in Haiti, was captured by an AP photographer, upon her arrival, Saturday. Since Bristol’s face was obscured by her elbow, the left-wing m...

Personally, I think that Sarah Palin does far more damage to the credibility of Obama and the rest of the liberal leftist loons by just being who she is and doing exactly what she has been doing over the past two years. If she does run for president, I think that she should wait until 2016 or later. Just my opinion. However, she has my full support if she chooses to run in 2012.

I Love It When PDS Sufferers Get Humiliated
posted by William A. Jacobson at Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion - 3 hours ago
Michael Shaw, who blogs at HuffPo, has a serious case of PDS. Upon seeing an AP photo with a caption asserting that Sarah Palin had "her hair done during a visit to a cholera treatment center," Shaw went...

I love it when the liberal leftist lunatics get humiliated too!

Thug in Chief Obama: I’m “Itching For a Fight”
posted by Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit - 1 hour ago
HOPE and CHANGE – Chicago-Style (Townhall) He’s a uniter. ** Obama: “They Bring a Knife…We Bring a Gun” ** Obama to His Followers: “Get in Their Faces!” ** Obama on ACORN Mobs: “I don’t want to quell anger...

The title says it all! What a dangerous creep Obama is!

Iranian Regime Sentences a Man to Be Blinded By Acid
posted by Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit - 4 hours ago
The Iranian regime sentenced a man to be blinded with acid as punishment for a recent attack on his lover’s husband. The Herald Sun reported, via ROP: IRAN’S supreme court has upheld a sentence of blinding...

Speaking of dangerous creeps, I can't decide if the mullahs in the Iranian regime are worse than the North Korean dictator and his ilk. Where are the anti-torture critics on this one? Islam...the religion of peace? That's a big fat NO!

High Treason and Espionage - ©2010 drkate These pages have discussed the legal definition of ‘treason‘ as consisting of the waging of war against the states and the provision of aid an...
10 hours ago

"True Patriot" sums it up well: "If there has ever been a clear case of treason it is spelled OBAMA."

There is much more to report, but that will do it for now.

Hat tips to all links!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Lessons From "It's A Wonderful Life"

I have just finished watching "It's A Wonderful Life" for the umpteenth time. I love that movie! People say, "Merry Christmas" throughout the course of the movie so often I would imagine that it must make the skeptic, bah humbug anti-Christmas types cringe! Ha!

Plot summary:

George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents him from doing so is George's modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George's Uncle Billy loses the business's $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money and hides it from Billy. When the bank examiner discovers the shortage later that night, George realizes that he will be held responsible and sent to jail and the company will collapse, finally allowing Potter to take over the town. Thinking of his wife, their young children, and others he loves will be better off with him dead, he contemplates suicide. But the prayers of his loved ones result in a gentle angel named Clarence coming to earth to help George, with the promise of earning his wings. He shows George what things would have been like if he had never been born. In a nightmarish vision in which the Potter-controlled town is sunk in sex and sin, those George loves are either dead, ruined, or miserable. He realizes that he has touched many people in a positive way and that his life has truly been a wonderful one. Written by alfiehitchie

When George Bailey's Uncle Billy accidentally left the $8,000 in the newspaper that Mr. Potter took back with him into his office, I watched the expression on the face of the man who wheeled greedy Potter around in his wheelchair. The sidekick's silence while watching such an injustice happen right before his very own eyes spoke volumes about the empty, couldn't-care-less attitude he harbored as Potter ordered him to wheel the nasty old man back towards the door so he could view Uncle Billy frantically looking for the lost money. Potter's "assistant" was obviously bought and sold and wouldn't betray or snitch on his evil boss - no matter what he did or how much harm he inflicted upon the people of the town. Remember, that money belonged to THE PEOPLE who were investing through Bailey's savings and loan company.

I see that a similar kind of theft is (unfortunately) alive and well within our current corrupt government.

Potter practically owned the entire town - except for Bailey's savings and loan company. He desperately wanted that too because the beautiful little homes being built by the company were taking people out of poverty and out from under the clutches of this money grubbing evil marketer.

Hmmm... it seems that Obama & cohorts are intent on keeping millions of Americans at the mercy of the government instead of doing what is right to help get jobs for people in order to get them out of poverty.

Recall that Bailey was offered a dream job by Potter - $20,000 a year (a fortune in the 1940's - when the film was made), but as Bailey started to shake Potter's hand, the slimey sweat he was feeling awoke George to what Potter was actually doing. Potter was going to "draw up the papers" of the agreement and you can bet that such an agreement would have taken Bailey's building and loan company away from George.

I see so many parallels in this movie as compared to what is going on via our current gangster government today. But some people STILL don't see the harm Obama & his cohorts are doing to our economy! The lure of "free" money - a third extension of unemployment benefits - is keeping people from seeking jobs. Some people choose not to make an effort to get off of the dole until the unemployment runs out. Many take the benefits and at the same time work "under the table" in order to get paid tax-free.

So, what is the solution to all of this? I think it would definitely help to keep the Bush tax cuts in place so that people will keep more of their earned money while at the same time, not add any of the pork or earmarks that the Dems want to the bill. Unfortunately, this lame-duck Congress will probably keep the pork in there and add more to the deficit before their final hurrah is over at the end of the month.

Yesterday, Legal Insurrection blog had a good post about this bait-and-switch scheme that the liberal leftist Dems and some of the more progressive RINOS are attempting:

I Have A Sinking Feeling That We Wuz Had

posted by William A. Jacobson at Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion - 1 day ago
When the "framework" of the tax deal was announced, I wrote that Obama "had a pretty good day." As the details of the actual bill are coming out, it looks like Obama had a great day, Senate tax bill lures...

My comment there:

Christinewjc said...
I, along with millions of Americans want the Bush tax cuts to remain in place. However, whenever this liberal leftist majority in Congress is involved in anything, you know that they will sneak stuff into the bill that doesn't belong there!

When Harry ReiDUNCE comes on board, you know the bill is troublesome and the RINOS in Congress have NOT learned their lesson from the TEA Party protests and the Nov. election results!

I'm so proud of Jim DeMint for being one of the first to recognize, and resist, this stink bomb for what it is!

The "deals" that this corrupt Congress are trying to press through are just as damaging to our nation's free market capitalistic system as was Potter's evil, money grubbing schemes which allowed him to take over most of the town of Bedford Falls economic industries.

More great comments at the Legal Insurrection link. In one of his latest posts, blog author William A. Jacobsen writes:

More Cornhusker Kickbacks and Louisiana Purchases

posted by William A. Jacobson at Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion - 20 hours ago
The original compromise tax bill was a mixed bag, at best. I understood the benefits, as well as the conservative arguments against. At least we were arguing over the merits of the bill. Now the tax dea...

Mr. Jacobsen concludes:

So, once again we get a Cornhusker Kickback and Louisiana Purchase in order to pass legislation which apparently cannot stand on its own merits. Except this time it's worse, because Republicans are a party to the payoffs, not standing in opposition as they were with Obamacare.

If there aren't enough Democratic votes to pass the tax deal without payoffs, then let it fail. Elections matter, and the nation is sick and tired of passing unpopular bills by paying off Senators.

If the original tax deal was good enough, then there will be plenty of opportunity in January to pass a bill without these payoffs. Or perhaps an even better bill.

I think he's correct! It would be better to hold off and vote on a clean bill without the Louisiana Purchase or Cornhusker kickbacks that the Dems want to pile onto the Bush tax cut extension bill.

The corruption, dishonesty, evil intent and willful ignoring that our current elected officials in Washington D.C. are guilty of is like the U.S.A. having a boat load of "Mr. Potters." I pray that things will change - for the better - with the new Congress getting into office.

One commentator at the "Wonderful Life" link (above) wrote something about the film that I think also could be related to the message that was sent by WE THE PEOPLE during the November election results of 2010 (see italicized portions):

This film has become a Christmas tradition in my family. We watch it every year and never tire of it. Frank Capra is a master of creating films with a message that reinforce strong values. This is probably his greatest film in that regard. Both he and Stewart have publicly stated that this is their favorite film.

The message in this film is one of courage and sacrifice for the greater good as George Bailey, a man with big ideas about seeing the world, continually forsakes his own desires to do what is right for the town. The second message is that each life [is] important. No matter how insignificant we feel we are, we are all inextricably linked to each other and play an important part in the fabric of one another's lives.
Capra's direction is brilliant. His genius is bringing human stories to life in ways that not only make a point, but that totally involve the audience in the lives of the characters. He is always extremely optimistic about the human condition. He is known for testing his characters with overwhelming adversity to make them struggle to triumph in a way that causes the world to change and the character to grow.

That is the exact prescription that our nation needs to learn and understand in order to get out of the grip of tyranny that the current liberal leftist cronies of Obama want to inflict upon the American people:

1. We need leaders in Washington who: "forsake [their] own desires to do what is right for the [nation].

2. WE THE PEOPLE must realize that perhaps God is "testing his [people] with overwhelming adversity to make them struggle to triumph in a way that causes the world to change [away from evil and back towards the Lord] and the [individual] character [within each of us] to grow" more in the direction of what God's Word would have us do.

Hat tips to all links.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Think Outside the Box [Add-on #2]

That is the theme of Glenn Beck's television broadcast today. Have you been confused about the Wikileaks fiasco? Apparently, Glenn isn't confused. He has figured it out and it makes the most sense to me of any other explanation that many of the talking heads have previously come up with out there in media land.

In order to genuinely "get" what is going on today concerning the Wikileaks people and the revolutionaries who are intent on "fundamentally transforming America," YOU MUST THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX.

To be honest, I have not always done so. Nope! I have been guilty of thinking conventionally about the havoc and chaos going on in America and the world today. But when someone does the research and has the video clips TO BACK IT UP - how can I ignore or dismiss such revelation?

If you haven't seen the show, PLEASE, I BEG YOU TO VIEW IT TODAY! The video should be up in a few hours after the broadcast has ended and I will create a link to it then. It will appear at The Daily Beck: Watch Glenn Beck.

That is a link to yesterday's show. However, a few hours from now, today's show will be available. PLEASE WATCH THE SHOW AND THEN COME BACK HERE AND WRITE WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT GLENN HAS PIECED TOGETHER IN THE BROADCAST!

The show is online now.

Tonight is an explosive show that you just cannot miss. Please share this show with all of your friends and family- it's so important. Wikileaks is huge, but people are missing the big picture here. It goes much, much's all part of the progressive plan for revolution..and it is here. You might not have believed any of this was possible a few years ago, but you need to understand that the threat is very real. The world has changed..things are not the way they used to be. You must think outside of the box.

Note: Tonight's show contains four segments, including the special online only broadcast.

Click here: Watch Glenn Beck: The Revolution Has Begun

Honestly, I don't care if you call me crazy, a loon, misguided, dumb, a conspiracy theorist and/or follower...WHATEVER. Just PLEASE view the video when it is available and then tell the Talk Wisdom audience - What do YOU think about what was shared?

I await your comments.

P.S. If you are reading this at 3:00 p.m.PT, there is an after show going on at

Glenn Beck at Fox [Note: It will only be on for 10 minutes.]

Also check out The Blaze for more detailed information. Don't miss the video of Van Jones HERE.

Hat Tips:


The Daily Beck: Watch Glenn Beck

The Blaze

More blog posts on this topic:

Van Jones Proves He's Still a Revolutionary
posted by Trevor Loudon at New Zeal - 37 minutes ago
From The Blaze Communist and former Obama "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones proves he's just as much a revolutionary socialist as ever, at the Facing Race Conference, Chicago, September 28, 2010. *"We can't ju...

Update and Add-on:

Got a very interesting take on the Wikileaks drama from an email sent by Joel Rosenberg:


And answers to other questions posed by readers.

By Joel C. Rosenberg

(Washington, D.C., December 8, 2010) -- Over the past two months, I have been asked a number of good questions about Israel, Iran, The Twelfth Imam, The Joshua Fund, and the WikiLeaks controversy as I have spoken in cities across the United States, as well as at the European Union Parliament in Brussels. Some of the questions I have answered this week on my blog include:

1.How can I be praying for the work of The Joshua Fund right now?
2.Will the Twelfth Imam also be the Anti-Christ?
3.When will the sequel to The Twelfth Imam be released?

Here's another one: "Joel, do you believe that Luke 12:2-3 could be referring to all the documents released through WikiLeaks?" I was asked this last week by a gentleman who attended a Q&A session I was doing at First Baptist Church of Naples.

ANSWER: At first glance, the question seemed humorous to the audience and to me. After all, the notion that release of some 250,000 sensitive and classified U.S. government cables and related documents - exposing U.S. diplomatic, intelligence and security secrets - might have been foretold by Bible prophecy is not one I had heard raised before. But in fairness to the gentlemen who was asking the question, I opened to the passage in question and read Luke 12:2-3.

"[T]here is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known. Accordingly, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in the inner rooms will be proclaimed upon the housetops."

Hmm. Very interesting, isn't it? Now, don't get me wrong. What the 39-year old Austrian-born activist/anarchist leader of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has done is absolutely unconscionable. It is also quite possibly criminal. Assange was arrested in Britain on suspected rape charges. If those charges are true, he should be extradited to Sweden (where the alleged sexual crimes took place), prosecuted and convicted as soon as possible. Simultaneously, I believe Assange has put U.S. interests and national security at risk and should be aggressively prosecuted for this as well.

The Chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee this week wrote a column in the Wall Street Journal arguing that Assange has "intentionally harmed the U.S. government." Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) further noted, "the release of these documents damages our national interests and puts innocent lives at risk. He should be vigorously prosecuted for espionage. The law Mr. Assange continues to violate is the Espionage Act of 1917. That law makes it a felony for an unauthorized person to....

[To read the rest of this answer, and answers to the other questions, please go the blog at Joel's Blog]

I have been saying the very same thing [in regards to that particular Bible verse] about all of the secrets, cover-ups, and hidden documents surrounding Obama's bona fides. His vault-length birth certificate has never been presented to the American people, the press, or any judge in any court room. The fake online "birth certificate" isn't fooling anyone anymore. More and more people are questioning this pResident and whether or not he is legitimately sitting as POTUS.

As "I Took the Red Pill" blogger pointed out in a previous post, FYI, the "seal" on the Soetoro/Obama "COLB" does not match the official seal of the HDOH. One would think that this alone would be enough evidence to prove that the online BC is a forgery!

One day, the truth will be known.


Update 12/10/10:

I am keeping this post up for at least two days. Check back for updates and add-on posts/links etc. Here is one:

Gateway Pundit
Stunner. Liberal Activists Hid Wikileaks Founder Assange at Journalist’s Club - What a complete shock. Liberal anti-American journalists hid Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the Frontline Journalist Club in London until he surrender...
4 hours ago

If you have a blog post about the strange coincidences of the Wikileaks fiasco and the progressive leftists pushing of the chaos being created through their top-down, bottom-up, inside-out strategy to get America "transformed," please share your link in the comment section. After examination and acceptance of your post, I will add it to the front page.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

True Meaning of Christmas

While waiting in line to mail packages at the post office, I couldn't help but notice that every Christmas card on display was of a secular nature. The only cards that actually said "Christmas" on them were of the Peanuts gang and Santa Claus.

I decided to do a search to find out the last year that the Madonna Christmas stamps - depicting Mary with the Christ Child - were sold at the post office.

In my first search, I found the following stamp dated 2006:

Description from

Christmas: Chacón Madonna and Child with Bird

The 2006 Christmas stamp features an oil-on-canvas entitled Madonna and Child with Bird. Dating from around 1765, the painting is attributed to Ignacio Chacón-an artist active from about 1745 to 1775 in Cuzco, Peru. It is now part of the Engracia and Frank Barrows Freyer Collection of Peruvian colonial art at the Denver Art Museum. In designing the stamp, art director Michael Osborne slightly cropped the painting's floral "frame" and surrounded the entire composition with a gold border that echoes Chacón's use of gold-leaf embellishments.

A famous painting by Spanish artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo entitled La Sagrada Familia del Pajarito (The Holy Family of the Little Bird) probably served as an indirect prototype for Chacón's Madonna and Child with Bird. The importance of birds in Inca culture would have made the topic of Murillo's painting particularly resonant in Peru. Birds were sacred to the Inca, partially because of their ability to fly and move closer to Inti, the sun god. So in Cuzco, colonial artists often incorporated birds or feathers into images of the Virgin and Christ to indicate their divine status.

Of course, this stamp is created more for the Catholic religion which believes that Mary was also divine - as was Christ. Unfortunately, that is incorrect. According to the Bible, Mary is NEVER mentioned as "divine." She is properly honored as the mother of Jesus (not "the mother of God") and is called "blessed."

During my second search, I found an article dated back in 2008 at The Telegraph UK which was entitled, "Church leaders fear religious Christmas stamps will be scrapped."

The sub-title tells us why:

Church leaders fear religious Christmas stamps could be scrapped for pantomime designs after Royal Mail forced them to be sold "under the counter".

Take a look at the ugly "pantomime design!" I don't even want to post the photo here at this blog. Well - at least "pantomime sisters" are rightly labeled as "The Ugly Sisters!" Ha! But...c'mon!! What do their ugly faces have to do with Christmas?

I agree with this Canon Chancellor:

Canon Chris Chivers, the Canon Chancellor of Blackburn Cathedral, has called the choice of stamps "utterly demeaning" and said in a letter: "If we are to have Christmas stamps at all, let them be Christian. But if for some mindlessly secularist reason we must have a choice, then let there be stamps of both sorts, in equal number."

Continuing on in my search, I found a blog called Darleen's Place. Her blog archive contains an essay entitled, "US Post Office goes Politically Correct - Updated". She claims that the Mary With the Christ Child stamps were not available in 2005, but correctly speculated that it would be back in 2006 (see stamp above). Lots of great comments there, too.

Darleen's blog led me to a 2005 post entitled, "The War Against Christmas" at Michele Lots of additional links to explore there, too.

One of the prettiest Christmas stamps I found during my search was from Canada!

Ahhh! I'm running out of time. Hopefully, I can return to the search and find more photos of the Madonna and Christ Child commemorative stamps. Postal History PDF page has listings of all of the Christmas stamps over the years, but no photographs of them. According to that page, the last stamp of this kind issued was in 2009.

4424 Christmas: Madonna and Sleeping Child
by Sassoferrato, by Giovanni Battista
After 17th c. painting by Italian artist
Giovanni Battista Salvi, more commonly
known as Sassoferrato. Hearst Castle,
San Simeon, California.

Oct. 20, 2009 44¢ Carl T. Herrman

It appears that the site hasn't been updated past the date of January, 2010. Perhaps there IS a Mary and Christ Child stamp out there but it's under the counter and customers need to ask for it?

How sad!!!

Darleen was unfortunately correct back in 2005 when she shared:

P.S. After waiting in line and shaking my head about the secularism displayed at the post office, I went to The Family Christian Store and found some beautiful CHRISTIAN themed ornaments!

One is a blue bulb ornament from "The True Meaning of Christmas" line that says, "A Child Is Born" with Isaiah 9:6 NIV on the other side: "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given."

A pretty red bulb ornament says, "Keep Christ In Christmas."

A flat wooden look ornament with a north star design depicts the nativity etched upon it.

A hand painted ceramic heart-shaped design on a dark red background states, "Be still and know that I am God."

The fourth one is in the shape of the cross and has the entire 23rd Psalm written on it!

Psa 23:1 [[A Psalm of David.]] The LORD [is] my shepherd; I shall not want.

Psa 23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

Psa 23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Psa 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Psa 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Psa 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

All so beautiful!

Hat Tips:

The Telegraph UK

Darleen's Place


Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Who Are the Gaia Worshippers?

Well, according to Nice Deb the list includes the following:

The gazillionaire (and moonbat lunatic) Ted Turner, plus:

Mary Robinson is a member of the Gaia -worshiping Club of Rome, as well, as is Al Gore, George Soros, Maurice Strong, David Rockefeller, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, (notice any trend?), Tony Blair, Deepak Chopra, Henry Kissinger, and Obama’s Science Czar, John Holdren, the absent minded Professor, who along with his mentor, Paul Ehrich, has a near 100% record of being wrong on every catastrophic prediction he’s made, like his outlandish forecast that one billion people would die by 2020 due to “some form of eco-catastrophe”. That’s about one in seven of us dead in ten years. The only way that could happen is if Holdren’s insane prescriptions to reduce world population, (forced abortions, mass sterilizations) were implemented, or if perhaps earth got hit by an asteroid.

Yet, Holdren is the smartest man in any room, and anyone who disagrees with him is an anti-science troglodyte, just ask Julian Simon,(1932-98), who for years was Holdren and Ehrlich arch-rival. Simon, a Professor of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, wrote scholarly papers and articles skeptical of Holdren and Ehrich’s dire predictions.

They even admit to brain-washing our children - at least those that they allow to be born:

Ted Turner, multibillionaire and founder of CNN. Turner is deeply involved in the Global Green Agenda. He donated more than a billion dollars to the UN which was specifically tagged to fund the IPCC. Turner personally conceived and produced 'Captain Planet' an edu-tainment cartoon designed to brainwash our children.

"Gaia, the spirit of Earth, awakens from a century long sleep to find the Earth in peril. She summons five teenagers, the Planeteers, from around the globe, and gives each of them a ring which controls an element of nature - Earth, Fire, Wind, Water - and a special power, Heart, which allows them to use their new powers wisely and compassionately." -

Be sure to visit the Green Agenda link and see additional listings for "gurus" of the Gaia worshippers.


“What if Mary is another name for Gaia? Then her capacity for virgin birth is no miracle... it is a role of Gaia since life began... She is of this Universe and, conceivably, a part of God. On Earth, she is the source of life everlasting and is alive now; she gave birth to humankind and we are part of her.” – Sir James Lovelock

Obviously Lovelock never read the Bible and has severely twisted Mary's role in order to create their own Utopian goddess.


Go read about all these misguided people. Notice that at the end of the article the author labels their agenda "nefarious."

ne·far·i·ous   /nɪˈfɛəriəs/ Show Spelled
[ni-fair-ee-uhs] Show IPA

extremely wicked or villainous; iniquitous: a nefarious plot.
1595–1605; <> r
flagitious, heinous, infamous; vile, atrocious, execrable.

good, honest.

World English Dictionary
nefarious (nɪˈfɛərɪəs)

— adj
evil; wicked; sinful

[C17: from Latin nefārius, from nefās unlawful deed, from not + fās divine law]

Word Origin & History


1604, from L. nefarius "wicked, abominable," from nefas "crime, wrong, impiety," from ne- "not" (see un-) + fas "right, lawful, divinely spoken," related to fari "to speak" (see fame).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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From "The Green Agenda" (At the link, also notice the left sidebar listings under the title of "Green Religion"):

I could go on forever, listing literally dozens of other Club of Rome members who refer to the Earth as a sentient divine being called Gaia and are also very actively involved in the Climate Campaign. The Cult of Gaia and Global Warming are intimately entwined. In my next article, the Green Web, I will describe the vast network of organisations these men have set up to push through their nefarious agenda.

Yeah...can't wait for that next article.../sarcasm off.

Hat Tips:

Nice Deb: Noted Gazillionaire Calls For Global One Child Policy To Save Gaia

Monday, December 06, 2010

Every Knee Shall Bow

While grocery shopping at Stater Bros. late this afternoon, I decided to get some "Christmas" stamps. I asked the lady at the checkout stand if there were any "religious" stamps available. She said that the only ones they have were ones with pine tree branches and pine cones.

Hmmm...Winter solstice anyone?

The man behind me in line stated, "First they took Christ out of Christmas, now they are also taking the Christmas tree out!"

So true!

I remember the beautiful stamps from years ago that depicted Mary, the mother of Jesus with her Holy Babe in arms. Sigh...those were the days!

Speaking of Mary, this week's Turning Point T.V. Sunday service program was entitled "Why Mary?" It was wonderful!

Dr. David Jeremiah did a great job of pointing out how blessed Mary was to be chosen to bear the Messiah - Jesus Christ - without elevating her above where she belongs in that respect. As always, I highly recommend viewing the service at David

The little skit at the beginning of the program speaks about the controversy that goes on each year between the atheists/agnostics/skeptics (AAS) who hate Christmas displays (like the Nativity scene) and the Christian believers who want to keep Christ in Christmas.

I often think that those who wish to squelch the reality of our Savior entering into the world via the virgin birth in a manger in Bethlehem end up accomplishing just the opposite effect that they intended to do. More people are coming to Christ for salvation today than at any other time in history! The AAS's are in for a BIG surprise on the day that they will be face to face with the risen Savior, Jesus Christ!

They are free to reject Christ now - during the age of grace here on earth - but there is a day coming where EVERY knee shall bow before Jesus Christ.

Every knee shall bow - a Christian perspective
God is the creator and ruler of the universe. Everybody, whether they love God, resist Him, or ignore Him, will ultimately come face to face with His majesty, and will recognize Him for who He is.

Isaiah 45:23 (New International Version, ©2010)

23 By myself I have sworn,
my mouth has uttered in all integrity
a word that will not be revoked:
Before me every knee will bow;
by me every tongue will swear.

Every knee - a Christian perspective
Paul tells the Philippians that Jesus has been exalted to the highest places of honor. He says that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow and tongue confess that Jesus is Lord.

Philippians 2:9-11 (New International Version, ©2010)

9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Hat tips to all links.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Is This Justice? Or, Just Fixed?

If you were to ask me if Lieutenant Colonel Terry Lakin is being given justice, I would have to answer with A BIG FAT NO!!


Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin, a distinguished Army flight surgeon, is "certain" to be convicted of disobeying orders, according to his lawyer, Neil Puckett.

LTC Lakin will go on trial December 14 for refusing to deploy with his unit to Afghanistan. The senior officer questioned the legal validity of his orders because they originate ultimately with President Barack Obama, whose eligibility to serve as commander in chief under article II of the U.S. Constitution remains unproven.

"Based on the evidence available, his conviction is certain," Puckett told WND. "He has no affirmative defense for the offenses he committed."

"There is not much left to do" in defense of his client, Puckett said. Lakin's previous defense counsel, Paul Jensen, already "sought discovery of documents, and to introduce evidence and expert witnesses, but the judge shut down all those efforts."

What is this? Nazi Germany??

I'm not a lawyer, but I must admit that I have never heard of a judge "shutting down all efforts" for a person to present evidence in his defense.

During a September hearing, Colonel Denise Lind, the judge in the case, censored the last remaining arguments Lakin planned to make in his defense: motive and duty. Lakin had intended to explain his motive for disobeying the order and contend that it was his duty as a good soldier to disobey orders that he believed to be illegal.

Lind also rejected defense requests to call as witnesses Ambassador Alan Keyes and retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney. Keyes was to explain the constitutional issues involved in the case, and McInerney was to talk about the training soldiers receive regarding when they should question and even disobey orders.

Stripped by the court of all possible defenses that might have justified his actions, Lakin has no chance of prevailing at trial.

To me, this is a very strange turn of events. Perhaps the military "justice" system can legally twist things in order to do this to an honorable army surgeon, but is it right? I certainly don't think so!

You need to read the entire article for all of the details. However, there is one ray of hope in the end:

Once guilt or innocence has been determined by his jurors, the trial will move to a presentencing hearing, when Lakin will have an unfettered opportunity to introduce mitigating evidence that might justify his disobedience in spite of Judge Lind's limitations on the scope of the trial.

"If he were to be convicted, he would have an open microphone to talk to the panel of jurors," said Puckett.

An open microphone to talk to the panel of jurors might break the eligibility issue wide open. Unless the Lamestream media still refuses to cover it.

I agree with the conclusion of the article:

"Every American should support Lakin," said Arizona organizer Jeff Lichter, a retired high school physical education teacher. "Don't we all have a simple right to ask who our president is? Is he legitimate, is he qualified? That's all Terry is asking. He has every right to ask the question, he asked it for a long time before he went public.

"They're not even going to allow him to put up any evidence, We feel the trial is already rigged, and they're denying him his due process rights, He's been denied access to records in Hawaii. He's been told by Judge Lind that the orders he's refusing to obey came from the Pentagon, not the commander in chief, so his question whether the commander in chief is eligible is irrelevant. It's ridiculous. It's all fixed."

Lichter's rallies will take place at the state offices of Arizona Republican senators John McCain, and Richard Kyl, and U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz.

"We have 535 congressmen and none are ready to ask for an investigation of this issue? We just want these officials who have not kept their oaths to defend the constitution. They're not doing it," said Lichter.

"Nobody has been able to break what's apparently a cover-up of this issue. We want people to know about this in spite of the media blackout."

Hat Tip:


Lt. Col. Lakin certainly isn't the only one questioning Obama's eligibility to occupy the position of POTUS:

THE BIG LIST of eligibility 'proofers'
See those who have raised questions about legitimacy of Obama presidency

Also see:

Is Obama constitutionally eligible to serve?
WND's complete archive of news reports on the issue