Russell Wilson gives glory to God after becoming NFL’s highest-paid player

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is a devout Christian and outspoken about his faith, so it’s no surprise his first move after it was revealed he was the NFL‘s highest-paid player was to give glory to God.

The 30-year-old star, who’s been the Seahawks’ quarterback since 2012, reportedly agreed to a four-year, $140 million extension Tuesday, an announcement he made on Instagram with his wife, Ciara, by his side in bed.

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We will ‘never see a more godly, biblical president’

Former House Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., exalted President Trump as being “highly biblical” in a recent interview.

Bachmann, 63, spoke with “Understanding These Times,” a Christian radio show over the weekend and offered her praise of the commander-in-chief, adding there were so many examples of Trump “standing for righteousness.”

“One being Barack Obama had demanded and commanded that our military services had to literally go out and recruit people who are transgender to come into the military,” she claimed. “Well, it costs about a quarter of a million dollars to do sex reassignment surgery.”

MICHELE BACHMANN SAYS SHE’S CONSIDERING RUNNING FOR AL FRANKEN’S SENATE SEAT

“Why would you recruit people who would come in and have sex reassignment surgery and be on the sidelines? It made no sense, so Donald Trump got rid of that mandate and that requirement,” Bachmann said.

( Billy’s thoughts – President Trump might be Biblical on many issues such as abortion. But he has never claimed to be a Bible based Follower of Jesus unlike the Vice President. It does trouble me when a well known Evangelical who has served in public office says President Trump  as being highly  Biblical. He might be on issues, but even us who support Trump can not always support his actions. Most of all Trump is not an Evangelical. Read more of the above story  https://www.foxnews.com/politics/michele-bachmann-praises-trump. )

Mama bear and something all parents might be able to relate to

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Whatever happened to the class of 1965 ?

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Transgender Athletes

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Kerby Anderson Soon every female track record in Connecticut will be held by a transgendered male. Recently two biologically male students finished first and second in the 55-meter dash. Last year, those same two students finished first and second in the 100-meter state track championships. This is a picture of the future, not only in the state of Connecticut, but nationwide and even worldwide. A biological male allowed to compete against women in just about any sport usually has a…

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BreakPoint: As Notre Dame Burned What Exactly Were We Mourning?

I’ve learned a lot from Glenn Sunshine, the longest serving faculty member of the Colson Fellows Program, and a professor of history at Central Connecticut State University. Glenn not only gets history, he also reallygets worldview and, even better, how worldview and history are related.

On Monday night, as I was trying to make sense of the tragedy of the burning of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, I learned again from Dr. Sunshine. Part of my sadness was that I’ve never visited this wonder of the world, where Henry VI, King of England, was also crowned King of France in 1431, Napoleon crowned himself Emperor in 1804, and Joan of Arc was beatified in 1909. But there was more to my sadness, and the sadness of so many who, like me, were mourning the potential loss of a place they’ve never seen.

Glenn’s comments, posted on Facebook, are worth quoting:

I am a historian. I revere the past. Artefacts that allow us to touch the centuries touch a deep place in my heart. Having lived in Paris, I feel a personal connection to Notre Dame: Not only is it an 850-year-old artifact full of beauty but it is also the site of some very happy memories for me with students and especially with my family. My wife nursed our firstborn in Notre Dame. I have been in shock and mourning all day over the fire. And yet … I have also been thinking about C.S. Lewis’s words from “The Weight of Glory”: “You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat.” My reason tells me he is right, but my emotions don’t agree. To take it a step further, if the thing that gives human life value is the Image of God, if we are really the crown of God’s creation, isn’t human life more important than the ancient artefacts that I revere? Why then do I get more upset at the loss of things whose longevity is “to ours as the life of a gnat” than I am at the dehumanization of people made in God’s image, at abuse and murder? As horrified as I am by those things, why do I feel the loss of ancient artefacts more? I don’t have a good answer, and I’m not looking for one, but pondering the significance of the fire at Notre Dame has gotten me thinking about these questions.

I think we do well to ponder these questions. I remember, after a fire ravaged the signature building of a college where I once worked, hearing the wise words of our President Bill Brown (now the Dean of the Colson Fellows Program): “We didn’t lose anything important.” He meant, of course, no human lives were lost. Bill went on to lead an incredible recovery and renovation project, and the college went on.

I think Bill’s words were spot on in the context of that fire, but I also sense with Glenn Sunshine that, though the loss of lives would have been infinitely more tragic, we rightly mourn what we witnessed this week in Paris.

We rightly mourn the loss of that kind of beauty. Though, as I understand, many of the priceless works of art housed in Notre Dame are safe, many others are lost. Of course, God, in His grace, hasn’t ceased to endow His image bearers with creativity and skill. Thankfully, we can expect others to come along whom He has called to communicate truth and goodness with beauty.

But we must also know that not every culture is capable of producing art that captures the imagination in that kind of transcendent way. Today, our collective imaginations are far too often captive to things temporal, meaningless, and even obscene. That says a lot about the kind of culture we’ve created.

We also rightly mourn the loss of history, especially in this age of what C. S. Lewis called “chronological snobbery.” Cultural memory is lost at our own peril and, whenever it is, humans are tempted by a moral Darwinism, confident that our new technologies, leisure, and distractions will deliver the good life. They will not.

Finally, many of us mourn, rightly, the loss of faith and transcendence this fire seems to represent. Over a century ago, Friedrich Nietzsche proclaimed cathedrals to be nothing more than the sepulchers of God. Of course, God is not dead in any ontological sense, but He is long forgotten in so many places where people were once inspired to build edifices for His worship, places like Notre Dame.

So as we mourn, let’s pray that God, in His grace, would haunt us with these questions, and through them would bring revival, renewal, and even new beauty from the ashes of Notre Dame.

Resources

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The Point: God Bless That Generation

Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, fewer than 500,000 are still alive. Every day 350 WWII veterans pass away. The greatest generation is vanishing.

In fact, the last of the Doolittle Raiders, Dick Cole, just passed away recently at age 103.

Four months after Pearl Harbor, Cole, along with 79 other brave air crew, launched twin-engine B-25 bombers from the carrier Hornet—an unbelievable aviation achievement. Their mission was to bomb Tokyo and then fly on to airfields in unoccupied China.

Although they succeeded in bombing the Japanese capital, none of the 16 aircraft reached their intended destination. Three men were lost, eight captured, three executed by the Japanese.

But the mission was a huge success for American morale, and a grim warning for the Japanese Empire.

 

As this generation of Americans vanishes so does something else our culture needs: a historical memory of great evils and an understanding of the courage required to face those evils. Educating future generations is our crucial task.

Less than half of British Christians believe Jesus died on the cross for their sins

Only 46 per cent of British Christians believe Jesus died on the cross to save them from their sins, a new poll has found.

The survey of 2,042 British adults was carried out by ComRes on behalf of the BBC and asked participants, ‘To what extent, if at all, do you agree or disagree that Jesus died on the cross and was resurrected at Easter so that you can be forgiven for your sins?’

Out of the respondents who identified as Christian, a quarter said they neither disagreed nor agreed, while 17 per cent of Christians said they did not agree.

( Read more of the above story here. If you don’t don’t believe Jesus died for your sins how can you truly be a Follower of Jesus. That is why I don’t call myself a Christian but a Follower of the Lord Jesus. )

Mysterious infection gave Kearney dad 7% chance to survive. He lost his leg but beat the odds

When Jason Wasmund woke up weak and shivering Feb. 16, he assumed he had the flu, but within a day his temperature dipped to 96 degrees and then soared to 103.

“The second day, he couldn’t answer my questions,” said his wife, Cassie. Worried, she took him to the emergency room at Kearney Regional Medical Center.

He was diagnosed with sepsis, a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs.

Wasmund, 43, the manager of Tradehome Shoes at Hilltop Mall, came home March 22. He is using a wheelchair, a walker and crutches and allowing his body to heal while spending time with children, Jaxon, 9, and Jaycee, 7.

He and Cassie slowly are grasping the grim reality of the last two months.

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Those darn dogs

 

First they take over your hearts then your homes. Next your beds.