As a Creighton University basketball fan this makes me sad ,( a Creighton basketball star in trouble with the law ) 

Omaha police have issued an arrest warrant for Creighton basketball player Maurice Watson Jr.

WOWT 6 News has confirmed a 1st degree sexual assault warrant was issued for Watson Jr. following an investigation. According to reports, police were called to a local hospital around 10:30 in the morning on February 4th, 2017. A woman there reported that she had been sexually assaulted earlier that morning, saying that a suspect allegedly had non-consensual sex with her in the bathroom of a home.

Omaha Police confirm that the man suspected in the assault is Watson Jr.
On Wednesday, Creighton University announced that Watson Jr. had been suspended from university athletics functions, but the only reasons given were that he had allegedly engaged in “actions that are contrary to University policies and core values.”
( Read the rest of this story. As a long time Creighton fan this makes me very sad.My prayers are with the young lady who was hurt.I pray justice will be done for all.I feel bad for the young fans who looked up to Watson. I feel bad for Watson. If he is guilty his life forever has been changed.If he did not do the crime, his life still has been changed. If he is guilty ,I pray if he has not he would come to repentance for this sinful act.He can forget about playing in the NBA. I above all pray everyone involved will be touched in their hearts, and souls for the Lord. I am sadden by this. )

How wrong a crime against girls who were selling cookies 

Woman uses fake money to buy Girl Scout cookies

Evil does not rest, The International Fund for Evil

Evil does not rest. For the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.
You might remember that President Trump reinstated the “Mexico City Policy,” which bans U.S. funding to foreign non-government organizations that provide or promote abortions.
As I said at the time, it’s great news. What I didn’t expect was that other nations would rush in to replace the loss of U.S. funds for overseas abortions.
That’s what happened. So far, as reported at the Stream.org, eight countries have agreed to establish an international fund to kill babies: Canada, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Finland, and Cape Verde.
As one Swedish official bloviated, if women can’t “control their own bodies,” that would have serious consequences for “gender rights” and “global poverty eradication.”
And, I’ll add human life eradication.
While there’s comfort in knowing our tax dollars won’t be funding abortions overseas, evil does not rest. Nor should we.
Please, come to BreakPoint.org/21days and get your free download of our “21 Days of Prayer for Life” prayer guide. Join with us in prayer for the unborn.

Alan Colmes ( Feb. 23, 2017 ) 

Fox News Channel’s Alan Colmes Dies at Age 66 ) 

    I enjoyed watching Alan even though I disagreed with his politics.It appears he was a decent man. Lets pray for his family, and friends. Above all I hope he embraced Christ before he left this world. ( John 1:12 ) 

Your Body, Your Spirit, and a Good Night’s Sleep

Because our bodies matter to God—and not just in a moral sense—our rest matters to God, too. So much so, He built it into the rhythms of the universe.
Do you proclaim with the psalmist: “Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. I will praise you, Lord, among the nations” (Psalm 57:8)?
Do you climb out of bed each morning and sing with joy about God’s unfailing love (Psalm 59:16)?
If not, (and for the record, I rarely do), maybe it’s because we are among the one in three Americans who don’t get enough sleep. Seriously.
Last year, the Centers for Disease Control declared a new public health crisis: sleep deprivation. Millions are failing night after night to get the recommended seven to nine hours of rest, putting them at increased risk for health problems from anxiety and depression to diabetes and heart disease.
By some estimates, widespread lack of sleep is costing American employers over $100 billion annually “in lost production, medical expenses, and sick leave.” More in-depth research finds that twenty straight hours without sleep is the equivalent of being legally drunk. And sleep specialists are sounding the alarm that “drowsy driving” is just as deadly as drunk driving—and more common.
So what’s behind this epidemic of sleep deprivation? Why are Americans these days so incapable of turning off the lights and going to bed? The answer is in our pockets.
A growing body of research demonstrates that the frequency of light produced by smart phones, laptops and tablets triggers the release of chemicals in our brains that tell us, “It’s time to wake up! Its morning!”
The dreary glow of screens also drains our concentration and creativity. A study in the journal Social Psychology reported that even having a smart phone nearby degraded the quality of subjects’ work and studies, because it reminded them of their online social circles.
So what do we do to counteract this perfect storm of sleep deprivation and tech addiction?
Writing at Motherboard, Kaleigh Rogers describes her radical solution: She banned screens from her home for a full month. No TV, computers, or smart phones. Cold turkey.
Unlike healthy eating and exercise—good habits that take weeks or months to make a difference—Rogers says her tech-free experiment yielded immediate and astonishing results.
The first few days were like a dream, she writes. “We’d come home, put on some music, cook dinner together, and then—unimaginably—we’d sit at the table and eat. After dinner, Stuart would play guitar while I read. Chores were done promptly and without hesitation. It was blissful.”
Okay, that’s all great. But BreakPoint isn’t a self-help program. So what’s all this got to do with a Christian worldview?
Well, let’s go back to the beginning. God created day and He created night. A time to work, and a time to rest. The Sabbath, remember, begins in the evening, and we enter into an earthly rest in anticipation of resting eternally in God’s presence.
Remember too that we’re not pure spirits. We’re embodied spirits. The state of our body affects the state of our spirit. It’s why we avoid drunkenness and bodily immorality. It’s why we try to stay fit.
It’s no wonder then, as Kate Shellnutt writes at Christianity Today, that those who get quality sleep report feeling closer to God and having better faith lives overall.
And also, as Charles Spurgeon said, “God gives us sleep to remind us we are not Him.” We have limits. He doesn’t. We lie down at night trusting in God’s care, open to Him speaking to us, trusting him to revive these earthen vessels of ours in the morning—ready once again to join with God in His work to restore all thing in Jesus.
Now I’m not saying give up your cell phone or Facebook (especially if you read BreakPoint on them). But I am saying don’t let them deprive you of God’s gift of sleep, and in turn all the personal interaction, productivity, creativity, and especially spiritual vitality that make us fully human as God intended.

 The NFL commissioner and his staff should focus on how to attract back the many viewers who turned off NFL games last year. Let the leaders of the state focus on how to keep the folks in Texas safe !

Tony Perkins asks a good question. “If NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell thinks football unites us, then why is his league taking political sides?” The National Football League has had trouble keeping TV viewers this year. There are many theories for the rating drop ranging from concern about concussions to the ongoing Colin Kaepernick controversy.
So, you would think that the NFL would focus on how to attract more viewers for next season. But shortly after the Super Bowl in Houston, the NFL decided to once again wade into the culture wars. The NFL warned Texas not to pass the Texas Privacy Act or face the fact that no future Super Bowl would be held in Texas.

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Message to Families from the late Vince Foster who worked for President Clinton until his death ( good message regardless what your politics is ) 

Listen to a commentary by Dr. James Dobson right here.

Jesus is exclusive, and He is inclusive

Many people argue that Jesus is exclusive, or just for a select few. And others say that He is inclusive, meaning He’s for everybody. The truth of the matter is that Jesus is actually both. He is exclusive and inclusive.
The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:15 that Jesus “…died for all, so those who live [will] receive His new life”. That means Jesus died for you, and me, and your neighbor down the street, and everybody. Jesus created humanity, and He desires a relationship with everyone. In this way, Jesus is inclusive. “Come to me, all of you…” Matthew 11 says.
At the same time, eternal salvation is exclusive. This does not mean you have to earn your way to Heaven, but it does mean that there is only one way to get you there. The Bible says in Matthew 7:13 that the gate to Heaven is narrow and that few people enter through it. “Whoever believes in Him has eternal life.”
This week, I encourage you to share the faith with someone in your life. Explain that Jesus is for everybody – and that not all routes lead to Heaven. You never know—you may just change somebody’s entire life with the Good News of Jesus Christ. I have seen it happen many times. There’s nothing more thrilling or exciting than that.
This is Luis Palau.

The screening of refugees and immigrants is very effective. Have you been to the DMV or the VA recently?

Read, or listen to the commentary here.

Birthday party for boy turning 3 at a shelter 

The 3-year-old birthday boy was in his pajamas, about to go to sleep on a cot inside a shelter packed with hundreds of evacuees affected by a damaged California dam.
With just three hours left on his big day, a group of California Highway Patrol officers showed up at the Chico shelter with a makeshift celebration: an ice cream cake, a balloon, a Captain America figurine, and of course, a song.
“We decided you needed a cake on your birthday. Happy birthday!” Officer Logan Callahan tells the boy as he places a cardboard crown on his head, according to a Facebook Live video that’s been shared widely since it was posted Monday night.
The video wasn’t part of the plan, said Callahan, a public information officer in CHP’s Chico office. It was taken by a community member who happened upon the scene and started shooting.

( Turning 3 at evacuation shelter, boy gets birthday surprise )