Category Archives: youth

Marijuana devastated Colorado, don’t legalize it nationally

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The right way to parent a child who has made a mistake

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Charlie Gard must never be forgotten

Listen to a spot-on commentary by Cal Thomas. Or read part of it below.

CHARLIE GARD, THE 11-MONTH-OLD BRITISH BABY WITH A RARE GENETIC DISEASE, MUST NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. THAT’S BECAUSE CHARLIE SERVES AS A LESSON FOR WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE STATE ASSUMES THE POWER TO DECIDE WHO IS FIT TO LIVE AND WHO MUST DIE.

DESPITE A HEROIC BATTLE BY HIS PARENTS, THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE WOULD NOT LET CHARLIE COME TO AMERICA FOR SPECIALIZED TREATMENT. THE STATE DETERMINED HE WASN’T WORTH IT. THE STATE ALSO REFUSED HIS PARENTS’ REQUEST TO TAKE HIM HOME AND LET HIM DIE THERE. ITS “COMPROMISE” WAS TO LET HIM DIE IN HOSPICE.

THIS SHOULD BE A LESSON TO AMERICANS WHO THINK THE STATE SHOULD RUN HEALTH CARE HERE. WOULD YOU LIKE A GOVERNMENT PANEL DETERMINING YOUR WORTH, BASED ON WHETHER YOU ARE COSTING MORE THAN THE TAXES YOU PAY? WOULD YOU BE OK WITH A BOARD – OK, A DEATH PANEL – DETERMINING YOUR FITNESS TO BE TREATED AND LIVE BY PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER EXAMINED YOU?
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Charles was wrong on little Charlie

The more I read, and watch Charles Krauthammer the more I struggle if he is truly on the right.
In a recent column Charles kind of stood behind the system in the UK which kept the parents of that little boy Charlie Gard from bringing him to America. Little Charlie died yesterday, and from what I heard the British hospital he was in would not even let his mommy, and daddy take him home to die at their home. Talk about evil, and mean.
The issue in Gard case was not that the tax payers of England having to pay for treatment here in America. The parents had raised money to pay for the treatment themselves.
Krauthammer in his column seem to accept the idea that the courts, and doctors of the U.K. knew what was best.
That is not even the issue. The issue is should they decide if little Charlie was brought to America. Don’t parents have the right to decide about healthcare for their children. Unless there is abuse involved.
Krauthammer writes in his column sometimes parents are wrong. I agree, but what about judges, and doctors. They are not perfect either. But this again should not be about who was right, or who knows what is best for the child. This should have been about who has the right to decide.
When you give a government control of healthcare as has happened in England this kind of issue may happen. Are you listening parents of America. This is another reason us in America needs to get Obamacare off the books. Too bad the Democrats in the Senate along with three GOP senators has made this kind of thing a possibility here in America.

When the Umpire is wrong, or an authority makes a mistake ( thought on the Bible for children )

Listen to a thought on the Bible for children right here. Or read it below.

Boys, and girls do you have a hard time honoring authorities in your life ?
Hi: Uncle Billy here.Children, and young people has something like this ever happened to you.
“Folks you are listening to the Little League World Series. Bobby Smith is the fastest 11 year old boy to ever play ball. He is on third base with his team down by one run here in the last inning. There are two outs. Just one more out, and this game is over with. Here is the pitch. It is hit to the outfield. The battler is safe at first base. Here is the throw to home plate. It looks to me like Robert will be safe. Believe it, or not the umpire has called him out to end the game.”
Later that night Bobby tells his dad he knew he was safe.
What should young Robert do boys, and girls ? What about you ? How do you act when your teacher gives you a bad grade, when you think you deserved a better mark. What if your parents are wrong in punishing you. Or they were right to punish you, but they did it in a harsh way.
Well the Bible tells us in Romans 13 all authority has been established by the Lord. That would include your parents, teachers, and even umpires.
So how should we act when a leader may have made a mistake.
First off we should pray for the right attitude. The Bible commands us to respect those in authority even when they might be wrong. At times it might be proper to talk to the leader, but we must do it in the right spirit.
Second pray if the leader is wrong the Lord will show him, or her. God throughout the Bible changed people, and he is still in the business of doing that today.
Third we should ask God what he wants to teach us through what this overseer has done. Even if the leader was wrong God can still use it to help us grow closer to him.
Last of all we should remember boys, and girls no one is perfect. Children are not perfect, and adults including those who have authority over us are not perfect. The only one who is perfect is the Savior Jesus who loves adults, and young people. That is a thought on the Bible for children. Until next time, I’m Uncle Billy

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A church started by teens

Have you ever heard of a congregation planting a new church through teenagers?
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Proposed spanking ban lights a fire under Welsh

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Government workers are so smart ( from a Facebook posting )

THE TINY CABIN:
A social worker from a big city in Massachusetts recently transferred to the mountains of West Virginia and was on the first tour of her new territory when she came upon the tiniest cabin she had ever seen in her life. Intrigued, she went up and knocked on the door.

“Anybody home?” she asked.

“Yep,” came a kid’s voice through the door.

“Is your father there?” asked the social worker.

“Pa? Nope, he left afore Ma came in,” said the kid.

“Well, is your mother there?” persisted the social worker.

“Ma? Nope, she left just afore I got here,” said the kid.

“But,” protested the social worker, (thinking that surely she will need to intervene in this situation) “are you never together as a family?”

“Sure, but not here,” said the kid through the door. “This is the outhouse!”

Government workers are so very smart. Aren’t you overjoyed that they’ll soon be handling all our financial, educational and medical dilemmas.

Here is a man who needs his mouth washed out with soap. He also needs to learn something about respect.

I believe those who don’t respect President Trump, and did not respect President Obama are really not respecting God. It tells us in the Bible God is the one who puts leaders in power, and he is the one who removes power from leader. You may not agree with a leader on an issue, or behavior in his life. That is ok. You are free todo that, but you must do it in a way that shows honor to the leader.

Last night there was a story on a local channel about ( guy kicked out for anti Trump shirt ) a man who was kicked out of an eating place for having a F…..Trump shirt on. This guy I believe had his kids with him. That man showed disrespect to President Trump, and the Lord. It used to be kids would get spanked, or have soap put in their mouths for doing something like this. How sadly times have changed that adults wear shirts which read blank the President.

Tough Pro Rugby Player Escorts Terminally Ill Teen To Her Last School Dance

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