Monthly Archives: April 2013

Responding to NBA player saying he is gay in a Christ like way

Here is a video from ESPN where analyst Chris Broussard responds in a Godly way
to NBA player Jason Collins saying he is gay. Good for him. We need more souls like Chris who speak God’s truth in a bold and Christ like way.

( Video )

Today’s ( Monday ) Posts

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Pat Summerall was a drunk but his soul was changed before his body died
Shame on the Mormon Church for supporting the change in policy by the Boy Scouts
U.S. Senate honors 7 year old Husker spring game star Jack Hoffman

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Pat Summerall was a drunk but his soul was changed before his body died

Former CBS NFL television commentator Pat Summerall, 82, died earlier this month. The ten-year NFL veteran and former Arkansas Razorback succumbed to cardiac arrest in Dallas on April 16 following surgery on a broken hip.

Seven and a half years ago, I had the privilege of interviewing Summerall for an article I was doing on Mickey Mantle. He was a close friend of the Yankee Hall of Famer. In the late 1950s, Summerall even shared the same locker stall with Mantle in the original Yankee Stadium, where he played placekicker and tight end for the NFL’s New York Giants. The baseball Yankees shared the facility with the football Giants from 1956 to 1973.

For years Summerall struggled with alcohol. However, late in his life he realized that alcohol was controlling his life. It was then that he decided to voluntarily check himself into the Betty Ford Center to deal with his substance problem. During his stay at the Center, he began to develop an interest in spiritual things. After reading through the pages of the Bible, he decided to commit his life to Jesus Christ. Summerall became a deeply committed Christian who during the last 15 years of his life would regularly share his faith when he spoke in public gatherings.

Summerall’s change of heart also impacted his friend, Mickey Mantle.
( Read the rest of this story. )

Shame on the Mormon Church for supporting the change in policy by the Boy Scouts

Many souls are not too happy with the Mormon church which has given the Boy Scouts a pat on the back in support of a resolution that would allow homosexuals as members.
First off we need to clear something up homosexuals as always been allowed to be members of the scouts. They just could not be an open gay.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this last Thursday stated it is satisfied with a proposed policy change by the Boy Scouts that would lift the ban on homosexual youth, but retain its current ban on homosexual adult leaders. The LDS statement describes the proposal as a “thoughtful, good-faith effort” to address an issue the Scouts say is “among the most complex and challenging issues facing the BSA and society today.”

The BSA issued a statement on Thursday as well, saying it is appreciative of the long-standing relationship with the Mormon church and of its support for the proposal. Leaders of the Scouts are set to vote on the proposed resolution at the National Council gathering in Texas the week of May 20.

The Mormon church, who still teaches that homosexual relationships are sinful and that marriage is between a man and a woman, has in recent months encouraged its members to be more compassionate when discussing homosexuality. Consequently, Peter LaBarbera – the head of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality – says he is not all that surprised at the LDS announcement, telling American Family News that the Mormon organization has been drifting in a pro-homosexual direction.

“They were intimidated by the homosexual hate directed at them following their support of Proposition 8 and other pro-marriage referenda,” he says. “This is part of the backtracking by the Mormon church. Unfortunately in this case, it endangers boys – innocent boys.”
I am not a big fan of the Mormon Church which I believe is a cult but I have always like how they have backed family values until now.
( Source American Family News )

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U.S. Senate honors 7 year old Husker spring game star Jack Hoffman

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Thursday honored Jack Hoffman, the young Nebraska cancer patient whose appearance in the Huskers’ spring game turned into a heartwarming Internet sensation. ( U.S. Senate honors Husker spring game star Jack Hoffman )

Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., offered a resolution adopted by unanimous consent that notes pediatric brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among children, affecting thousands each year.

The resolution also singles out Jack’s emotional gridiron run:

“Whereas on April 6, 2013, 7-year-old pediatric brain cancer patient Jack Hoffman joined the lineup of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers football team for its spring football game, wearing football pads and a number 22 jersey, and ran 69 yards to score a touchdown in front of more than 60,000 fans at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, touching the hearts of millions of Americans and raising awareness of pediatric brain cancer.”

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The Job of a Pastor, 4-26-13 Bible Commentary

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Sad but a Faithful Friend

Watch this video how a dog acts to the death of his/her owner.
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When disaster strikes, we help – but why?

In times of trouble, Americans are very, very generous.
We’ve raised billions of dollars for major disasters at home and abroad: 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake and the Indian Ocean tsunami, among them.
Now we’ve rallied around the people affected by the Boston Marathon bombing, and, much closer to home, the West fertilizer plant explosion. Within minutes of both disasters, Americans were already putting together fundraisers, goods drives and volunteer efforts.
We do it so instinctively, so naturally, that we don’t even stop to question it.
But why do we do this? Is there something else going on here other than kindness, compassion and a need to help our fellow man?
Yes, actually. There is. And it starts with our basic nature as human beings, says Art Markman, a psychology professor at the University of Texas.
( Billy’s thoughts – Yes people do help others but the truth is according to the Bible people are not basic good. If we are so good how can one explain evil things that happen like Boston. Any good thing man does is thanks to God’s goodness and grace. Read the rest of the above column written by Andrea Ball right here. )

Trooper isn’t here to arrest anybody

On a recent morning, Nebraska State Patrol Trooper Keith Bell stepped into a classroom at Omaha’s Central High to talk with a class working on a unit about death.

He asked his audience: What’s the No. 1 cause of death for teens?

A student nailed it: car crashes.

Bell told a story. When he was a teen, he was riding in his friend’s Chevy Blazer. Bell shouted at his buddy to drive faster. The Blazer sped up a hill and, at the top, flew through the air. The SUV landed on its wheels, but sideways.

Bell knows if the Blazer had rolled, he and his friend could have been killed.

The students sat silently, looking straight at him.

Then they started raising their hands, telling their own stories. One boy told how wearing a seatbelt saved his life in a crash.

A girl told how a friend died in a wreck.

Another girl said her grandfather is an alcoholic and drives drunk, and mentioned, even though off-topic, that he doesn’t plan to attend her graduation.

Bell paused. He looked at the girl. He asked her name, and thanked her for sharing.

The class ended, and as the students filed out, one boy stepped up to Bell and shook his hand.

“Thank you, sir,” he told the trooper.

Bell, 36, is the guy who has to persuade kids to watch out for Internet predators, drive safely and say no to drugs and alcohol. His job as the patrol’s community service officer in Omaha sends him across the metro area talking with thousands of students a year in more than 1,200 presentations. With prom and graduation coming up, this is one of his busiest seasons.
( 6-foot-3, 300-pound trooper isn’t here to arrest anybody )

Today’s ( Tuesday ) Posts

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Nebraska schools allow yoga but not the Bible
With help of Segway, anesthesiologist battles through 18 years of MS
Handwriting champ once was ‘horrible’
FRANCE LEGALIZES GAY MARRIAGE AFTER HARSH DEBATE
Pope Emeritus Benedict ‘relieved’ he is no longer pontiff
3 MURDER CHARGES AGAINST PA. ABORTION DOC TOSSED
And from yesterday…
Philadelphia abortion doctor isn’t an exception

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