Thursday, November 08, 2007
I have had a busy and frustrating (unfortunately, not money producing either) week as an attorney. Not as much time as I would like to post here, but THINGS ARE HAPPENING. I will be interviewing Author Warren Smith tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on http://www.themicroeffect.com/. Please plan to join us, including in the chatroom!
Javier Solana and the Barcelona Process is still happening. So is the European Neighbourhood policy. Searching the news today, I found this very current story about its progress and I think it would be excellent if you read it, digested it, AND ARCHIVED IT.
I'm just sorry Herb Peters is not around for the discussion, but thankful that Rich of Medford, Dorothy, "Farmer", "Butterfield", "Rudi," "Setterman," Dave, Dawn, et al are around and because my senior moment kicked in after this very long day and I didn't list all, doesn't mean I'm not grateful to all. Stay tuned!
Oh, and this is the "tinyurl" to the story for those who forgot they could access it by clicking the headline link: http://tinyurl.com/2jz8es
found an article about last Friday:
(just posted a new article)
Yours in Christ:
The governmental teat has poison in its milk.
There are consequences to having GOV. money.
God help us for our faith in it.
"On average in Jerusalem 300 Arabs a year seek Israeli citizenship. In the four months since talk of dividing Jerusalem has increased that number has exploded to over 3,000.
"These numbers indicate that creating a Palestinian capital out of Arab neighborhoods will result in a flood of Arabs seeking Israeli citizenship and choosing to live in Jewish neighborhoods.
"Why should they give up the security and the economic benefits of living in Israel?"
Thanks for the HUD news. Your absolutely right about the serious
consequences when the regulations attached to government aid come into play. From the information that I was able to find on the AFA website (Don Wildmon) The Plant Living Center (HUD Community) management claims they were told by attorney Steve Edelstein about a directive issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which banned "any religious symbols or religious words associated with Christmas." Sonja Horn, Regulatory Director (I believe of the center) issued a memorandum to the Community Managers and Administrators referencing a Fair Housing Update on October 29, 2007. You can read the Memorandum here:
There is no letterhead at the top of the memorandum, and I have not been able to locate an official HUD directive. Don Wildmon has issued an update which may be states:
"AFA has been in contact with HUD officials and Steve Edelstein, attorney for Plant City Living Center. The policy banning religious symbols is being rescinded and a new policy allowing religious symbols is in effect immediately. Mr. Edelstein is preparing a statement which will be posted here as soon as we recieve it."
You can read the update here:
"...When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him." Isaiah 59:19
Thanks again Setterman
I am very humbled that you would remember me (you must have fixed the post because I am mentioned there). I am sure that I needed that thought about me at that moment. I had some out patient surgery on Wednesday and am still recovering. Trying to get back into everything. Can't wait to dive into this new material.
The Secret in The Secret Garden
I am not sure this would ever appear in a David letterman top ten or not. But that is what my first thought was, “Top ten signs you have been studying the New Age movement too much”.
That is the thought that occurred to me as I was reading my daughter an adapted version of The Secret Garden. Little Colin Craven had always believed he was going to never walk, he would be a hunchback, and would die. It looked like he would do just those things.
Then in the book Colin said,
“I’m convinced that if you tell yourself ‘Nice things are going to happen’ and you really believe it, magic will happen….There’s magic in me that will make me strong and make me walk and make me live to be a man.” (pp197-198 Great Illustrated Classics: The Secret Garden)
That is what I read and I immediately thought, that sounds just like The Secret. I am sure most of you are aware of “The Secret” as touted by Oprah and others.
The Secret main webpage, http://www.thesecret.tv/home.html, states:
“Without exception, every human being has the ability to transform any weakness or suffering into strength, power, perfect peace, health, and abundance.”
Then after my thought that I may have been researching this subject way to much, I thought, “Well the title of the book is called The Secret Garden”.
Having followed Constance Cumbey’s work, I knew that The Secret was not a new idea just an old one repackaged. So it didn’t take much digging to find out that my hunch about the book was correct.
According to http://www.online-literature.com/burnett/ , Frances Hodgson Burnett, the author, turned to Spirituality, Theosophy, and Christian Science after some troubling times in her life around 1890 or so. The web site states that these ideas were passed on in her books. The Secret Garden was written in 1911.
I didn’t know what theosophy was so I googled that too (what would a poor soul like me do without the Internet!). According to Wikipedia, guess whom that originated from, our old friend Helen Blavatsky. I think I remembering thinking those main ideas being the back bone as The Secret as well.
So my lesson from this is as follows. God gave us instincts for a reason. I must use them. The new age is not anywhere from being new. The ideas have been ebbing their way into our lives in the most curious places. Sometimes these ideas can be in an afternoon talk show and sometimes in children’s classic novels. We must be on our toes at all times. Be alert! Be watchful and pray! And you must “Stay Tuned!”
I'll bet we'd be surprised all the in-roads where the movement has been connected and woven through places I'd never have thought of looking. Great insight on your part. -Rudi
Yours in Christ:
I also am blessed as I read all the comments here. Praying everyone will have a peaceful and stress-free weekend.
God is good...all the time...
God is good. -Rudi
"Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?
And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken." Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
"A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother." Proverbs 18:24
Many years ago I learned that the children's section of libraries were used to promote ideas that parents wouldn't approve of. Many years ago the Norma Klein books could be found in the children's section in almost every library I visited. They promoted some of the most vile ideas about sex and religion that I had seen in any books. Parents looking at the book covers and at the summaries could not know that these books meant for children in the third grade and up were so vile. Many parents across the country protested them, but no stories were carried by the MSM.
Checking worldcatlibraries.org, I see that the book Tomboy by Klein is still in many libraries in the Chicago area. The next time you are in your local library check out Naomi in the Middle and Tomboy to start. If they don't have them, get them through interlibrary loan. Those are only two of a whole series by Klein. Klein is not the only author whose works are questionable.
Thank you for your thoughts - and all here who pray for each other, may He who rules and reigns forever bless each of us as we have need, in Jesus name, amen.
Thanks so much for giving us the One Jerusalem blog link. I was most interested to see the names of the individuals who started the site, especially Benjamin Netanyahu. I've bookmarked it and had big plans to do some reading there this morning. Unfortunately, looks like there's a server problem today.- Rudi
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