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Several posts ago, I shared a story where I mentioned that this blog reached the "top 100 world politics blog list" over at Technorati. Well, it didn't last long because my latest post must have annoyed the liberals over there. As usual, Technorati shows it's liberal bias!
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140. Talk Wisdomhttp://talkwisdom.blogspot.com
Recent: Veterans Storm Washington D.C.
How do I feel about Talk Wisdom's drop in rank at Technorati? Ehh...so what? Actually, I wear the negative deduction as a badge of honor! Plus, I think I'm in good company:
Recent: Dominic Raab MP: This week's fire …
It appears that even when a blogger mentions a liberal who criticizes the awful ObamaSCARE HELLcare roll-out, it's a no-no in Technorati land:
150. Scared Monkeyshttp://scaredmonkeys.com
Recent: Former Obama White House Press …
The liberal thin-skins also don't like criticism of a show called "Homeland," either!
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157. In These Timeshttp://inthesetimes.com
Recent: Homeland, Season 3, Episode 3 Recap: …
I must admit that the episode was quite uneven, too violent and bloody [what else is new?] and really confusing. Even though it's ranked as a "hit show," it's really not for me.
I prefer uplifting and celebration-of-life love stories like the kind I often find on the Hallmark channel.
I know...call me Pollyanna! But there is enough evil, sin, and death going on in the real world, so why would I want to watch fictional stories about these same awful things?
There is good reason why God's Word - The Bible - tells us what to meditate on:
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
Because God is our refuge and our strength!
Today's Turning Point devotional reiterates this point:
Today's Devotional - October 15
Inside and Outside
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed ….
According to Psalm 46, there are external and internal provisions from the Lord in times of disaster, for God is both our refuge and strength.
The external provision of His grace is seen in the word refuge. A person being chased might run toward a fortress and race across the mote as the drawbridge is being raised. He'll find himself enclosed within the walls of safety. As Martin Luther said, "A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing!"
The internal provision is the strength God gives. According to Psalm 46:1, the same God who is our refuge on the outside is our strength on the inside. I wonder if you've discovered the "strength" verses of the Bible. There's no room to list them here, but sometime when you feel worried or weary look up the references to strength in the Bible. The Book of Isaiah says God renews our strength (Isaiah 40:31), and Paul said, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13).
Both within and around you, God is your refuge and strength.
If He is our refuge and strength … then we shall never fear under any circumstances, not even though the earth be removed.
R. A. Torrey