Monday, October 15, 2012

Obama, Creating a" New Slave Class"?

   Obama befriends avowed communists, Marxist professors and
anti-American radicals for good reason—they have similar beliefs.
He hires anti-white racists, socialists, and homosexual activists to
his cadre of advisors for good reason—they have similar beliefs.
He sits under the tutelage of a black liberation, white-hating, Jew hating, theologian for twenty years for good reason—they have
similar beliefs.
Is Obama a black racist? You decide for yourself. One thing we
do know—he is creating a new slave class, and for the most part,
they(the leftist) don’t look like the ones brought over on boats a few centuries back.

Ironical, isn’t it? Roles have reversed. Obama is the new
slaveholder, the new Master of a whole group of “cotton picking”
taxpayers who though not in jail are still not free.
The walls of Obama’s serfdom are invisible yet nonetheless
imprison his subjects with the ball and chain of repressive laws,
regulations, and unrepresented taxation, from which there is no
escape. There is no place to go (except to jail).

The new slave class, which includes most small business owners,
have no real voice but are taxed mercilessly to support the
non-producers who by virtue of their mass voting power get their
way. This is especially true now with a liberal Marxist in the White
House and with his ilk polluting both houses of Congress with
superior numbers  and those with even less concern for the fate of honest, hard working Americans.

As if unconstitutional taxation is not enough, Obama and his
slave drivers in Congress have a lot more flogs to lay on the backs
of their unpurchased possessions.  Maybe that is the underlying objective of these programs:
• Affirmative Action
• Quotas
• Housing Grants
• Community Redevelopment
• Racial Preferences
• Wasting trillions on Welfare
• Federal and State Relief Programs
• Food Stamps
• Government-run Health Care
• Minimum Wage Increases ad infinitum
• Sub-prime Loans to people who could never repay

On the surface, these might be considered noble causes, if
they were done with liberals’ money alone and not confiscated
funds, and if they only impacted the liberals’ world. But we have
to consider the harmful effects on the morale and take home pay
of the non-liberal working class. Furthermore, these and other
similar programs have severely undermined America’s competitiveness in the global marketplace. Whatever happened to filling positions with the most qualified and pay being commensurate with a person’s contribution to the product?

With the onset of ObamaNOcare this year and more coming in 2014 the  "new slave class" will be increased. The additional taxes included in ObamaNOcare will kill more jobs thus putting more people on the "plantation" controlled by the Liberals. Under his failed policies the number of people on food stamps has doubled, the number of people below the poverty level has increased dramatically, the average income of wage earners has decreased by over $4500 per year and it will get worse under another Obama term of office. Of course there are many who will rebel at the idea of being put on the "plantation" and these people will be dealt with as terrorist.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Obama and the New America

John Adams rightfully said, “Our constitution is made only
for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to
the government of any other.”
America is no longer amoral and religious people, so what has become of our Constitution?
Our Constitution has been maligned and distorted by liberal judges who make false interpretations and prejudiced misapplications, considering it an outdated document that must evolve with the changing times, and subject to the interpretations of those in
Such a unique and magnificent document has in many ways
been wasted on the immoral mob that clamors for its protection
but rewrites it to further their leftist agenda. Dissolution of the
fabric of society, the disintegration of our morals has paved the
way for the immoral majority to capture our country at the
voting booth. And when they did, activist liberal judges were not
far behind. Soon to follow, the beginning of tyranny and the end
of freedom.

Freedom coexists with moral behavior and individual constraints.
Self-rule only works for those with self under subjection. A
people  who do not have themselves under subjection (control) ultimately only respond to a dictatorship.
Absent the  Judeo/Christian code of ethics and its inherent limits on behavior,humanist relativism takes over, eventually followed by anarchy.

Their remedy—the tyrannical rule of a dictator accompanied by
the brute force of his ego unleashed on all who stand in his way.
Absent the moral code, America is ripe for a dictatorship
where the ignorant masses are manipulated by their “organizers”
to accept enslavement to the all-knowing one. This, their Anointed
One, will meet all their needs as if the means to do so are just
created (by him) and not extorted from the “evil ones” who
actually work for a living, trying to save a little and help the less
fortunate along the way.

Barack Obama is the Anointed One. He entered the political
scene from out of nowhere and has been wildly successful almost
beyond belief. It is as if he has been supernaturally empowered by
“The Force”—the forces of darkness and deception from the
prince of the power of the air, Satan himself.
Obama embodies (Please note and don't twist the words since no one is saying Obama is the Anti-Christ) the spirit of Antichrist—deceitful eloquence
with a lust for power, hatred for his enemies, and the use of any
means to achieve his goals. He is always right and has all the
answers. Everything bad is somebody else’s fault, and only he can
fix the mess they made. He is repulsed by criticism. He demands
to have his way much like a spoiled child. All who oppose him
must be silenced. He holds no national allegiance or certification
of birth—the world is his stage, his playground if you will, his entourage
of cult worshipers. (This of course are traits of one who suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder.)

Obama masks this Antichrist spirit and NPR with a façade of the faithful.
He claims to be a Christian but pushes an anti-Christian, Marxist
agenda. Marx was no Christian, nor did he care for Christianity or
believe in its God. Obama’s mentors, associations, and advisors
are Marxists. His tactics are radical (à la Saul Alinsky), so
antithetical to those of Christianity. Above all, he is a liar, and a clever
one at that. The way he twists and tortures the truth with that
straight face of his staggers the mind of those who have the
stomach to listen to him.

As a doctrinaire Marxist, he shares the international left’s
disdain for America, no matter what he might say to the contrary.
His executive orders and hastily passed legislation only accelerate
the demise of America, a point at which we will be, at least, no
more than par with other countries.  With... all his Marxist heritage and deceptive eloquence, will bankrupt America, with that as his apparent goal.
He is just using this fair land, what is left of our prosperity, to further the causes of Marx and internationalism.

Marx would be so proud of the way Obama nationalizes vital
American industries or brings his union buddies in as partner-owners
with him. (Example General Motors) He fires “greedy” capitalist CEOs at will with hardly a
whimper of protest from the state-run propaganda machine.
He boasts an army of slavish foot soldiers and an array of Czar
coordinators to fight the revolution in the trenches while he
directs everything from his white house. He can depend on undying
support from the ranks of ACORN, organized labor (a Marxist
tool), peaceniks, feminists, civil rights groups, environmentalists,
and especially, the press and media.
Almost every informational and entertainment outlet in America
covers for him and exalts him as their Anointed One. He is their
mouthpiece, their hammer and sickle for radical change and for
mowing down the opposition. The media elected Obama and will
keep him in power, regardless of how much damage he does to

The press surely protects him, but he also hides behind a
smokescreen of innocuous sounding words like “social justice”
(code for communism), “equality” (who could deny people of
that?) and “security” (secure from want). But to get to his utopian
paradise free from want and class distinction, he would abolish
private enterprise and the private ownership of the means of production.
The taking of “evil” profits has to go. He must question
why anyone should be rewarded for their creativity, inventiveness,
and investment of capital.

Obama sees a “planned economy” as the only way to achieve
his redistributive ends, and that, in and of itself, calls for a
government that is oppressive and tyrannical, with a leader that is
necessarily dictatorial.

Coming soon : The New Slave Class and One Party Rule

Excerpts taken from The End Of Old America by Thomas Reed   Available soon at Laurus Books 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Are You One of the New American's?

Are You One of the New American's?  If you are a liberal and will consider voting for Obama then just maybe you are. 

I know many  will read this and will be mad as Hades for my daring to publish the truth. Many will go into denial while continuing to believe  what has been written to describe them.  I make no apology for what is written for it is true. I feel deeply sorrowful for those who have fallen into the New American trap. Perhaps they can explain why they have done so and can actually believe their rationale.

 The new American has been conditioned by the liberal humanist
machine to look like this: He hates his country. After all, what is in
a country, a glob of dirt with trees and grass and lots of weeds?
You can get that anywhere on the globe. Keep your flag to yourself;
just show me the money. Sadly, new Americans don’t care what
happens to their country so long as the checks keep coming. Your
country for a bowl of soup. Therefore, the new American strengthens
the world at the expense of America. He brags on Castro and
Hugo Chavez. He apologizes incessantly for his country’s imperialistic
behavior. He supports the anti-American United Nations. He sends
billions in foreign aid to countries that hate us and to international
money distributors who do the same. He allows millions of illegal
aliens to enter and stay (and vote) in America.

The new Americans care not for our heritage and Christian
traditions, much less the dogmas of the Christian faith. They
legalize baby murder, homosexual marriages, banning prayer in
public schools. The family unit is an unnecessary, often harmful,
anachronism to them. Population control excites them. That is
one reason feminism and homosexuality get such fanfare. That is
one reason they have such hatred for males—the instigators of
the mess in the first place. That is one reason they have killed an
entire generation of our babies who could have supplied labor,
teachers, doctors, soldiers, more honest politicians (closing in on
an oxymoron).

The new American has been robbed of his responsibility,
accountability, and freedom. Everything is planned for him by a
corps of government central planners. He votes for legislators
who pass anti-American, capitalist-killing legislation, plus laws
and rulings promoting or leading to Marxist ideals, illegitimate

births, abortion on demand, broken homes, feminism, increased
crime rates, homosexual special rights, environmental militants,
and unilateral disarmament. He votes to regulate prices and
profits, for pork barrel spending, for unread and hastily passed
legislation, for robbing the “rich” and redistributing to the “under -
privileged,” for cradle-to-grave mothering by the state.

Excerpts from The End Of Old America by Thomas Reed   Available soon at Laurus Books

Saturday, August 25, 2012


I  hope that everyone enjoys this as much as I did and as much as the folks in that town did.

Please notice the children and how much light and joy you see in their eyes.
Notice the parents of the children joining right in. And toward the end notice that the common people have joined in with the singing.  Now that is true happiness and joy.

I wish such happiness and joy to each of you.

Friday, July 20, 2012


I ran across this quote today and thought,  how true.  At the same time I thought how sad.

"In the New Testament church it says they were all amazed - And
now in our churches everybody wants to be amused."
-Leonard Ravenhill

Your thoughts and comments are welcome.  

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Know Any Churches Like This?

-Author Unknown.

Once upon a time, when the village had thatched roofs and no fire
prevention system, a fire broke out on one of the roofs.

The people saw the fire and immediately formed a bucket brigade
stretching from the central well to the fire.  Through quick and
concerted effort the fire was put out and the whole village saved.
People in the town were immensely grateful, and as a result some
founded the Bucket Brigade Society which took to practicing
faithfully every week.

Soon the Brigade developed a hierarchy.  The chief bucketeer
became very influential, in many ways more important than the
mayor.  All the best people belonged to the Brigade and to be a
member meant to gain status in the community.

The society wrote songs to be sung during their practices, and
created elaborate and beautiful methods of passing the buckets.
Even after the village had been covered over and a fire department
formed, the Brigade continued.

Then one day, a young recruit happened to look down into the
bucket she was passing: But there´s no water in the bucket, she
observed with surprise.

After that, the young began drifting away, no longer especially
interested in the Brigade at all.

That is the trouble with ego religion.

It retains the tradition but loses the substance.

And the substance is faith in the heavenly mystery.

Ego religion has it´s rewards.

It elevates you above your neighbors,

assures you that you are right and virtuous,

and makes you happy that you are not "one of those."

Now if you don't think these exist I suggest taking time to visit a few churches in your  community.  Look close, it may be your own.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Going To Church Sure Is Different

I caught some flack over the article posted (What Has Happened to Churches) last week, and I’m sure to catch even more from this one. It seems that some readers didn't like having the "status quo" of their churches questioned or even compared to days gone by.  I received eMails (not posted on the blog for fear of revealing themselves) stating that "times have changed, and you need to get into the 21st century."  "Stop putting down churches that you know nothing about. You have never attended this church, so how can you dare compare it …" (That one sounds as if I really stepped on some toes.)  

I am not making these posts to demean anyone or their church but merely to show that "times have, in fact, changed," and it’s not necessarily for the better. The descriptions of the actions I speak of are a combined reflection rather than a precise characterization of any one church, so no one can say, “Ah-ha, I know where that church is” … “I know Ticker went there, and he is picking on them because …” Well, folks, it’s not true. However, if you see yourself or your church in this mix, then maybe you need to look at what is going on there and start asking questions. Sometimes, just a chuckle and a wish for the "good old days" is all one can do.

Last week, we offered a description of churches and how they had changed in even recent years. This week, maybe you will see your congregation. (I hope not but no doubt some will.)  Perhaps you have been in some churches where you weren't sure just who the "preacher" was until he stood behind the pulpit to speak and didn't sit down after making the announcements. Of course, these days the "preacher" is just as apt to sit down in a lounge chair or on a stool as he is to stand behind a pulpit. Some claim they don't want separation between them and the congregation, and I reckon that is all well and good if that is what it’s for.   

In times past, ministers wore coats and ties—suits, no less. Today, one is apt to find a "minister" dressed in jeans with holes in them, tank tops or tee shirts, and sandals or flip flops, all akin to what one might wear to a rock concert or some outdoor sporting event. It appeared bad enough when "Praise teams" appeared on stage in shorts, tight jeans, tank tops, or tops that showed more cleavage than a Vegas stripper, and wearing flip flops no less. But now the "ministers" are following suit. Stages appear more like a backdrop for a rock concert than a church service with flashing lights and "pop-up" ads on the screen where the words of songs usually appear. Ads for "workers to mow the grass next week" or reminders to give more money to such and such so the kids can have pizza, etc., etc.

Remember the days when the congregation sang from a Hymn book and most people knew the songs well enough that they didn't even need the book to sing along? If you had the old Baptist Hymnal, you knew that "Just As I Am" was number 186, and you didn't need the book for the “Doxology” or for “Holy, Holy, Holy,” which opened most Sunday Morning services. Now it seems that the songs change like the Top Billboard Hits and require a large screen so that everyone can sing along. Of course, that works out well for us older folks who need our bifocals to read the lyrics. But one has to wonder what happened to the little bouncing "white ball" that appeared on such sing-along shows as "Sing Along with Mitch" from the 50s and early 60s. The members of the Praise Team seem to be on a trampoline as they jump continuously to the beat of the sound. Exercise is a good thing, I suppose, and I can't say much about dancing since King David danced until his clothes fell off. Let's just hope that some Praise Teams don't get that carried away with their gyrations, especially in those strapless tops. Talk aout a stir!

The Sanctuary has gone from being “the Sanctuary,” a sanctified place, to “the Auditorium” to "the gathering place" to the "living room" to the "lounge," many of them complete with fresh "latte," which some try to balance while clapping and jumping to the music in "worship time.”  Not a thing wrong with a good coffee bar in the "vestibule" (do folks even call it that anymore?) for those who need that cup of java to jump start them and don't take time to make it on Sunday morning so as not to waste over half a pot. We have been in a few where there were tables, as in a café  or lounge, where one could spread out and enjoy the "latte" or mocha or coffee in a relaxed atmosphere rather than in the pews. Some folks had their iPads or Smartphones on the table texting to who knows who during the sermon or maybe playing games if the sermon was a bit slow in developing. One preacher I know even lets people text him questions while he preaching. In some churches, you have to wonder if you are in a night club or a coffee house, and in some, there is little difference.

What about those fancy titles some preachers are using nowadays? Some still use “Reverend” in front of their name, but sometimes you  have to wonder, given that the definition is "1. a title of respect applied to the name of a member of the clergy or a religious order.  2. one worthy to be revered; entitled to reverence.” It would be a stretch for some to wear that name in the midst of a Christian "congregation."

Some are called “Minister,” which may be closer to reality, since the title denotes “one authorized to conduct religious worship; a member of the clergy.”  But even that is in question considering the lack of "reverence" within the place of "worship."

Then, of course, there are “Bishop,” “Most High and Exalted Esteemed Bishop,” “High, Holy Uplifted Bishop,” and other ridiculous titles and names given to so-called leaders in churches—by themselves as is usually the case—since few of them come anywhere close to meeting the biblical criteria for the title. In the old days, we just called ‘em “Preacher So and So.” It covered a lot of ground that way. Even if their skills in "preaching" were a bit lacking, they made up for it by being a good teacher, or even just a good shepherd of the flock.

One title that is steadily disappearing these days is “Pastor”—a clergyman or priest in charge of a congregation, a person who exercises spiritual guidance over a number of people, an archaic word for “shepherd.”

As has been said before, there seems to be little "guidance," or should we say “discipling,” in congregations these days and certainly there is little to no shepherding by “men of the cloth." Observance would say that it is because of the emphasis put on numbers—growth in attendance—rather than on disciplining or "shepherding."

In past times, the Pastor was the first to come visiting if someone was ill, in the hospital, or just in need, and the deacons and elders would follow up, whether necessary or not, because they cared for one another. Today, it is doubtful that those in leadership will even know when a member is suffering, much less take time for a visit. If you are lucky, you might get a mention on the "website" where prayer requests are posted.

Want to be missed? Miss sending in your tithe while absent due to illness, and you can be assured that notice will be taken. Of course, with today’s “online auto-debit giving" the funds will be automatically transferred from your bank account to the church account. So if you are sick, on vacation, or even dead, the money continues to flow in.

No, thanks, to these modern ideas. I'll just stick mine in the plate, in cash, with no name attached, just like the widow who gave her last mite in the Temple to the notice of no one except Jesus.

How about you? Have you noticed these things in your congregation?  Share what you see right and what you see as needing some improvement.

Friday, May 11, 2012

What Has Happened to Churches?

"In some circles, God has been abridged, reduced, modified,
edited, changed and amended until He is no longer the God whom
Isaiah saw, high and lifted up."

I read this the other day and knew that my thoughts on churches were not far off from this statement.
I have been in church for as many years as I can remember, starting as a small child who was taken to church every time the door was open. Sunday mornings, Sunday nights, and Wednesday night Prayer meetings were the norm, not an occasional thing. 

Most churches today do not even have Sunday night services, and many have forsaken Wednesday night Prayer meetings in lieu of "Cell Groups" that meet in homes, restaurants, or wherever those leading decide to meet. Many of these "Cell Groups" have turned into social groups and social times, rather than times for the study of God's Word and/or earnest prayer. There may be a short Scripture shared and maybe even a prayer for some special purpose, but the rest is social time. Admittedly, fellowship is important to the health of the body, but not to the exclusion of learning the basic tenets of the faith and discipleship.
Unfortunately, it seems that so many churches have themselves turned to "social clubs," and the quote above certainly applies. The songs elevate man and not God, lift up the good of man rather than the love, mercy, and justice of God. The "blood" is not mentioned in most churches these days, since many would feel "squeamish," or even offended, by such. So many ministers appeal to the carnal nature of man and his pride, focusing on the innate "goodness" of man and how they can "con" God into prospering them by giving to this or that cause. Their generosity then gives them the power to ask for the Cadillac, Mercedes, BMW, or Lexus to impress and show that "their god" is one who enriches you for your good works. 

If people of Isaiah's day, or less than 100 years ago, could hear today's so-called preachers, they would not even recognize that they were in a church. Personally, when I have attended some churches, I have had to wonder if I wasn't in a social night club instead. In some, there is not a lot of difference.  

What is your experience?

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sunday Music Time

There are many times when we feel that the world is falling apart before our very eyes.  We feel that our friends have deserted us, leaving us to face times of turmoil , hurt, fear alone.  We search for a place of solitude, a place of safety, a place of healing and we just don't seem to be able to find it.  We ask what is worse than being totally alone?  But there is an answer for there is a place  "Where No One Stands Alone".  

If what was described in the paragraph above is you or someone you know, may this song be an answer to your cry.

"Where No One Stands Alone" By The Gaither Vocal Band

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sunday Music Time


"Worthy The Lamb" By The Gaither Vocal Band (2010)

A great song for any time or any day of the year.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Why Go To Church?

Ever ask yourself "why do I bother to go to church" or if you are not a church goer have you ever wondered why folks do go to church regularly?
My good friend and fellow classmate, John Jones, from a time back when such things were not asked or discussed because going to church was just as natural as going to work, posted this on his Face Book page and I "borrowed" it from him.
It certainly does pose a question for many. What do you think?

Why Go To Church

Some Christians have a hard time regularly attending church for a variety of reasons, but with the right pastor and the right place that makes you comfortable, your relationship with God will benefit immensely. Here's a great story about the importance of church :)

A churchgoer wrote a letter to the editor of the newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church ever...y Sunday. I've gone for 30 years now," he wrote, "and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me I can't remember a single one of them. So I think I'm wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all."

This started a real controversy in the "Letters to the Editor" column, much to the delight of the editor.

It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher: "I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this: They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me those meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!"

Faith sees the invisible, Believes the incredible and Receives the impossible.

Thank God for our physical and our spiritual nourishment.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Sunday Music Time-- Easter Sunday 2012

 "When He Was On The Cross I Was On His Mind".  Florida Boys

This is not your typical Easter Song but when I heard the words I could only think , I sure am glad.

For those who have not come to that realization it is as simple as ABC.

Admit that you are a sinner, the one Christ died for and the one He had on His mind. For all have sinner and come short of the glory of God.
Believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God and that He indeed died for you. For God so loved the world that He gave His only son that whosoever believes on him will not perish but have eternal life.
Confess  that you believe. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Father, I know that I am a sinner and ask that you forgive me of my sins. I ask you to be the Lord of my life.  In Jesus name,  Amen.

If you followed those steps and prayed that simple prayer then you can enjoy the rest of the story.

Of course the cross was not the end of the story because He was buried and rose again on the third day, the day we celebrate as Easter.  The stone was rolled away and He came out of the tomb and then appeared unto his followers.  What wonderful news that was to them and what wonderful news it is to us, but that is not the end of the story.

The scripture has this to say about the rest of the story:

Acts 1:10-12  They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”

Now that is the full story but by no means the end. For those who believe it will only be the beginning.

 We are including another song that tells of His return.  You can use this link to listen and enjoy the song.

Saturday-- For Easter-- What Did Mary Think?


Have you ever wondered what Mary, the mother of Jesus might have been thinking as she watched her son die and as they buried him in the tomb?

Gloria Gaither tells the story and then Guy Penrod sings of the joy of the morning that Jesus mother experienced as well.

Take time to listen.  

Here is a song that tells the story:  "Then Came The Morning" By Gloria Gaither & Guy Penrod

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunday Music Time


The Mormon Tabernacle Choir - The Holy City 
This song is to remind us of Jesus entry into the City of Jerusalem on this Palm Sunday.

How soon the shouts of Hosanna turned to Crucify Him.  But the story did not there and someday He will re-enter the city with shouts of HOSANNA.

For a great explanation and a background on Palm Sunday please go to my good friend Z's Blog and read this. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Time! What Is It Worth?

I hear folks asking almost daily, What is wrong with the kids today? They have more activities, more entertainment, more time than I ever had.  And off they go shaking their heads as they hear of more and more kids involved in drugs, gangs, dangerous activities and promiscuity, etc. 
The answer is the most important thing they left out and is found at the end of this sad but oh so true little story.  Take time to read all the way to the end rather than just skipping to the ending. 
A man came home from work late again, tired and irritated, to find his 5 year old son waiting for him at the door. "Daddy, may I ask you a question?"
"Yeah, sure, what is it?" replied the man.

"Daddy, how much money do you make an hour?

"That's none of your business! What makes you ask such a thing?" the man said angrily.

"I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?" pleaded the little boy.

"If you must know, I make $20.00 an hour."

"Oh," the little boy replied, head bowed. Looking up, he said, "Daddy, may I borrow $10.00 please?"

The father was furious. "If the only reason you wanted to know how much money I make is just so you can borrow some to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you're being so selfish. I work long, hard hours everyday and don't have time for such childish games."

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. The man sat down and started to get even madder about the little boy's questioning. How dare him ask such questions only to get some money.

After an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think he may have been a little hard on his son. Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $10.00, and he really didn't ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door. "Are you asleep son?" he asked.

"No daddy, I'm awake," replied the boy.

"I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier," said the man. "It's been a long day and I took my aggravation out on you. Here's that $10.00 you asked for."

The little boy sat straight up, beaming. "Oh, thank you daddy!" he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow, he pulled out some more crumpled up bills. The man, seeing that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, then looked up at the man.

"Why did you want more money if you already had some?" the father grumbled.

"Because I didn't have enough, but now I do," the little boy replied.

"Daddy, I have $20.00 now. Can I buy an hour of your time?"

Share some time with those who need you.
They need our time more then we will ever know.
Unashamedly borrowed from my good friend and former classmate: John Jones. Thanks John for such gems!   

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sunday Music Time


Too often we only go to the Lord in prayer  in prayer when we need or want something. How often do we  just do as this songs says?: 

"I Just Came To Talk With You Lord" By Sheri Easter

Taking time to just come and talk will help eliminate a lot of the time we spend just asking for things we want because He already knows we need and will provide. 

Perhaps this is the day to do as this song says.

Friday, March 23, 2012

When the Wind Blows--Are You Ready?

Do You Sleep When the Wind Blows?
Here's a quick little story with a great life lesson.

A handsome young man applied for a job as a farmhand. When the old farmer asked for his qualifications, he replied with an air of confidence "I can sleep when the wind blows." The statement puzzled the farmer. But he liked the pleasant looking young man nevertheless and hired him.
A few days later, the old farmer and his wife were rudely awakened in the night by a violent storm. They quickly began to check things out to see if all was secure. They found that the shutters of the farmhouse had been securely fastened. A good supply of logs had been set next to the fireplace. The farm tools had been placed neatly in the storage shed, safe from the elements. The tractor had been moved into the garage. The barn was properly locked. Even the animals were calm. The young man slept soundly. All was well. The farmer then understood the meaning of the young man's words, "I can sleep when the wind blows ".

Because the farmhand did his work loyally and faithfully when the skies were clear, he was prepared for the storm when it broke loose. So when the wind blew, he was fearless. He slept in peace.

How does this apply to our lives?

In time, it isn't the things you do, but the things you leave undone, which give you a heartache at the setting of the sun.
Hatip to my friend and former classmate John Jones

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sunday Music Time


I love old time hymns sung acapella and the Issac's always do a great job.

 Hope you enjoy this song and the message that indeed we do have Blessed Assurance with

Just to put a bit more joy and perhaps a bit of laughter into your day, I recently found this list of old time church songs and how they compare to various occupations and things we do in daily life.   Hope you enjoy them as well.

Dentist's Hymn ....................................Crown Him with Many Crowns
Weatherman's Hymn ............................There Shall Be Showers of Blessings
Contractor's Hymn ...............................The Church's One Foundation
The Tailor's Hymn ...............................Holy, Holy, Holy
The Golfer's Hymn ............................There's a Green Hill Far Away
The Politician's Hymn. .........................Standing on the Promises
Optometrist's Hymn .............................Open My Eyes That I Might See
The IRS Agent's Hymn ........................I Surrender All
The Gossip's Hymn .............................Pass It On
The Electrician's Hymn .....................Send The Light
The Shopper's Hymn ...........................Sweet Bye and Bye
The Realtor's Hymn. .........................I've Got a Mansion Just over
the Hilltop
The Massage Therapists Hymn .............He Touched Me
The Doctor's Hymn .............................The Great Physician

AND for those who speed on the highway - a few hymns:
45mph ........................God Will Take Care of You
65mph .....................Nearer My God To Thee
85mph .....................This World Is Not My Home
95mph .......................Lord, I'm Coming Home
100mph ......................Precious Memories

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Faith--Going To The Other Side

When Jesus and the disciples set out from shore after a day in which Jesus had healed many people, cast out demons and performed many other miracles, He, said "let's go to the other side".  The disciples, along with Jesus cast off from the shore and being tired Jesus went to the front of the boat to rest.
While they were sailing to the other side a storm arose and the boat began to take on water , the waves were crashing down upon them and the disciple were afraid that they would sink.
They woke Jesus from his rest and asked him how he could sleep through all this storm and was he going to let them drown in the middle of the lake? 

I can imagine that Jesus was not real pleased with his disciples for several reason but he got up immediately and spoke to the winds and the storm, telling them to be still and cease.   And no, be assured that Jesus did not speak in a very calm, low wimpy voice magnified with music, as is often portrayed in the movies.  The scripture says He orders the winds to stop and when one gives an order they do not speak in soft, low tone of voice.  I imagine it was more of a shout of  BE STILL!

After calming the storm Jesus turns to his  disciples and ask them, "where is you faith?"  Had the disciple so soon forgotten who they were on the boat with? Had they forgotten that Jesus had just healed many people right before their eyes? Had they not heard Jesus say, "Let go to the other side?"  Did they doubt Jesus when he said they were going to the other side?  

So many times we set out to do things that we know  God is leading us to do and then become afraid due to circumstances that surround us. 

Do we really think that Jesus will take us to the middle of the lake and then let our boat to sink after he has said, lets go to the other side?

Have you ever felt as if your "boat" was sinking in the middle of the lake?

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sunday Music Time


This is posted to go with Saturdays Post-- Forgive? Why?

Gaither Vocal Band Im Forgiven

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Forgive? Why?

From the  February 22nd post entitled Problems  there came questions and comments concerning forgiveness.

Today we have directed our thoughts back to those comments and wish to address the subject of forgiveness from a scriptural point of view.

The words forgive/forgiveness appear over 100 times in the Scripture so indeed it is an important subject. 

What does  word forgive mean?  The dictionary says: to cease to blame or hold resentment against (someone or something)
to grant pardon for (a mistake, wrongdoing, etc.), (tr) to free or pardon (someone) from penalty,  (tr) to free from the obligation of (a debt, payment, etc.)

Ok, so what if I don't feel like forgiving someone?  It is natural for us not to feel forgiveness because we live in a sinful world where getting even is more common than forgiveness. This of course is exactly what Satan , the enemy, wants us to do. Having a nature of not forgiving others or even ourselves brings about bitterness, and bitterness has been linked to stress-related illness by medical researchers.  Is there any wonder that there is so much sickness, especially illness connected to bitterness and stress?  If we forgive the wrong or hurt someone has inflicted upon us then we have loosened a hold that the enemy had upon us. That is not the enemy's plan but it is God's plan.   When we forgive someone we free ourselves spiritually and emotionally. Forgiveness is an act of our own personal will in obedience and submission to God's will, putting our faith and trust in God to being about emotional healing.

Ok, then why should I forgive someone?   When Jesus was teaching his disciples to pray he included forgiveness in that prayer. Matthew 6:12 says: Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.  Jesus felt it important enough to explain this phrase. In Matthew 6:14 & 15, He said: For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

So to forgive is taught by Jesus and he tells of the consequences of not forgiving others.

How often should I forgive a person:  Jesus told Peter, in Matthew 18:22 to forgive "until seventy times seven".  In other words we are to continue to forgive as often as one does something that we need to forgive.

Unless we forgive we continue to hang on to that hurt or misdeed done against us and that builds Bitterness which leads to,  Resentment which leads to Retaliation and that leads to Anger and anger leads to Hatred, hatred leads to Violence and violence leads to Murder.

Do you now begin to understand why it is important to forgive?

One last example and the perfect example of forgiveness.  Against who else other than Jesus has so much hatred been shown?  He was beaten, had a crown of thorns planted on his head, made to carry his cross through the streets , then nailed to a cross and crucified to suffer for hours so that we could be forgiven.

His own words from the cross were: 
Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do. (Luke 23: 42)

Can you think of a better reason to forgive?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sunday Music Time

Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me

No matter how many troubles one may have, no matter the troublesome times, no matter what kind of fear tries to over take  us we can withstand it all  Because He Lives.

Lent. Do We Really Understand It ?

Lent:  The traditional purpose of Lent is the penitential preparation of the believer—through prayer, penance, repentance, almsgiving and self-denial.

That of course is the traditional definition of Lent, the period leading up to Easter, the celebration of Christ's Resurrection from the grave.  It is suppose to be a time of fasting and of giving up of "luxuries" .  

Has it  become more about "talking" about what one gives up and becoming similar to New Years resolution, often made but seldom kept?  Certainly there are those who are faithful and do set aside certain things during this time but is that really what Lent is about?
In the definition of Lent it speaks of self-denial but what is and where is the real self-denial of those who claim to be Christians?

In Matthew 16:24 Jesus speaks of what denial is:
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me."  For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. 26 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?

Some say, What a harsh thing it is of Jesus to command us to take up our cross for does not a cross mean death?  

Indeed it does and we need to remember that it was Christ who took up HIS Cross and DIED for US with no complaint. He DENIED Himself to become sacrifice for all. Without such denial and His taking up of the Cross we would be without hope.
Did Jesus mean that we were to die on the cross in a literal scene of the word?  No, but we are to die to ourselves, in the manner of how Paul spoke of putting away the old man and putting on the new.
Romans 6: 5-6 --  For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.

How can one be crucified without a cross?  Unless we take up our cross we can not die to self  as Paul was speaking of in his use of "putting away of the old man".   If there is no death how can there be a resurrection and thus follows the question--  How can we be resurrected into a new life with him?

  Romans 6: 7-11-- For he who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. 11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
 Romans 6: 3-4-- Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Ask yourself ; Is true denial of self our goal not only in Lent but through the rest of the year as well?
If the answer is yes then we can truly celebrate Lent as well as Easter.

If the answer is no or there is a sudden silence within, perhaps we need to stop and consider what Christ did for us.

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.   Romans 5: 8

 A clearer definition of Lent could be since this sums up the entire definition given above. 
John 3:30  He must increase, but I must decrease.

Let us find the true meaning of Lent rather than just making platitudes and a show of piety to satisfy our own needs and that of the world. May we take up our cross, deny ourselves and follow Him so that indeed we will decrease so that He can increase. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


 There have been some who have written lately with situations in their lives that they just can't seem to get a handle on.  They have spoken of others treating them unkindly, speaking falsely about them, attacking them for no real known reason.  They say their lives are in turmoil because of these situations.   This came in one of the devotional e-mails received at AF Ticker. We pray this will be of comfort and offer the solution to your situation or at least some insight into how to confront what you are facing.

"He who comes from above is above all;
he who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of the earth.
He who comes from heaven is above all."
JOHN 3:31

If people come against you in the flesh, let them come against you.

If they wish to rail and argue with you according to the flesh, do
not respond in kind.

If they attack you without cause, let them attack, because the fleshly, the carnal, the natural cannot defeat the spiritual.

The one who is submitted to the Lord has authority over those who
remain unsubmitted to Him.

Flesh is overruled by Spirit.

Hate is overruled by Love.

Darkness is overruled by Light.

Death is overruled by Life.

Earth is overruled by Heaven.

Hattip: Chip Brogden  The School of Christ

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sunday Music Time


 Friday's Post was about Prayer.  We  thought this appropriate as a follow-up. 

Maranatha Singers - Psalm 5. Words by : God. Scribed by: King David. Music by: Billy Sprouse, Jr.

This is how God wants us to talk to Him. Do we?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Faith, Trust and Prayer

 The past couple of weeks we have posted articles on Faith.  When one prays it certainly helps if they have faith that it will be heard and trust that it will be answered.  How often have we prayed for something and seemingly never received an answer?  Could it have been that the answer was NO or NOT YET?  Have we questioned our faith when our prayers were seemingly not answered?   Have we said, well, they have more faith so their prayers got answered and mine didn't and then ceased to pray and soon found our faith, our trust in shambles. 

The story of two men, shipwrecked on a lonely island, is offered today with the question;
who's prayers were heard and who had the most faith?  Read before answering.

Two men survived a shipwreck and were cast onto a small island. The two men, not knowing what else to do, agreed they had no other choice but to pray to God.  They agreed to divide the island into two territories and each would pray and somehow determine who's prayers and who's faith was stronger.

The first thing they prayed for was food. The next morning the first man saw a tree bearing tropical fruit on his side of the island and he began to eat, the other man's side remained barren.

After a week or so, the first man was lonely and decided to pray for a wife. The next morning a woman appeared on his side of the island.  On the other side, was nothing.  Soon the first man prayed for more food, a house and clothes. The next day, as if by magic all these things appeared on his side of the island.   The second man still had nothing on his side of the island.

Finally the first man prayed for a ship to come to his rescue so he and the woman could leave the island. In the morning a ship lay at anchor just off shore on his side of the island..  The first man and the woman decided to leave the island and leave the other man stranded.  He considered the other man unworthy of God's abundance and blessing since it appeared as though none of his prayers were answered.

As the first man was boarding the ship  a booming voice from heaven was heard asking, "Why are you leaving your companion on the island?"

"Why not, since my blessings are mine and mine alone, since I am the one who prayed for them." boasted the first man.

"You are WRONG!" boomed the voice from heaven in rebuke. " He had only one prayer, which I answered.  If not for him you would not have received any of my blessings."

"Well, tell me, " the man asked in an arrogant voice, "what did he pray for that I should owe him anything?"

Quietly the voice from heaven answered, " He prayed that all your prayers be answered."

Now tell me, who's prayers were stronger and who's faith was strongest? 

How are we to know that the blessings we receive are the results of our prayers and our faith alone and not those of someone else praying and standing in faith for us, unselfishly that our prayers be answered?  Remember, "What you do for others is more important that what you do for yourself."

I shared this story with you, just as it was shared with me.  I hope that you will share it with someone else and I pray that all your prayers are answered.

Hattip:  Dr. Charles Edwards Jr., National Chaplain, Disabled Veterans of America. 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Sunday Music Time


Gospel - Jim Reeves - Precious Memories

We  are posting this Sunday Music Time early and in tribute to Nan's uncle who passed this week. We will be attending the Memorial Service for him on Saturday.  He was 87.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Faith, It's About Trust--Where do you place your trust?

Faith, It's About Trust.

Last Saturday the topic of Faith was introduced with the question  Faith or Hope?  This week topic of Faith is continued with the introduction of Trust and what it means to have Trust.

Here is a little story that explains this simple statement so much better than I can do and certainly in a lot less words.

Me (Upset): God, can I ask you something?

GOD: Sure.

Me: Promise you won't get mad?

GOD: I promise.

Me (frustrated): Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today?

GOD: What do you mean?

Me: Well I woke up late,

GOD: Yes

Me: My car took forever to start,

GOD: Okay....

Me (growling): At lunch, they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait

GOD: Hmmmm..

Me: On the way home, my phone went dead, just as I picked up a call

GOD: All right

Me (loudly): And to top it all off, when I got home, I just wanted to
soak my feet in my foot massager and relax, but it wouldn't work.
Nothing went right today! Why did you do that?

GOD: Well let me see..... the death angel was at your bed this morning
and I had to send one of the other angels to battle him for your life.
I let you sleep through that.

Me (humbled): Oh...

GOD: I didn't let your car start because there was a drunk driver on
your route that might have hit you if you were on the road

Me (ashamed): ............

GOD: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick and I
didn't want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn't afford to
miss work

Me (embarrassed): Oh.....

GOD: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was
going to give a false witness about what you said on that call, I
didn't even let you talk to them so you would be covered

Me (softly): I see God

GOD: Oh and that foot massager, it had a short that was going to throw
out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn't think you wanted
to be in the dark.

Me: I'm sorry God.

GOD: Don't be sorry, just learn to trust all things, the
good and the bad

Me: I WILL trust you God

GOD: And don't doubt that my plan for your day is always better than your

Me: I won't God. And let me just tell you God, thank you for everything

GOD: You're welcome child. It was just another day being your Father
and I love looking after my children.

Scriptural References: II Samuel 22:31, Proverbs 3:5, Hebrews 2:13

2 Samuel 22:31
As for God, His way is perfect.
The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust Him.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding.

Hebrews 2:13
And again:
“I will put My trust in Him.”
And again:
“Here am I and the children whom God has given Me.

HATTIP for the story from a dear friend, Janet Davis.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday Music Time

Charley Pride - Let Me Live In The Light Of His Love  

 A little late in getting this post up but enjoy just the same. 

Charlie combines the country sound and the Black Gospel beat to this great gospel song.  

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Faith or Hope?

What is faith? Is it merely hoping for something, or is it something bigger and stronger.

The Collins English Dictionary defines “faith” as “strong or unshakable belief in something, especially without proof or evidence.” In Christianity, faith is trust in God.

Hebrews 11:1 says: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” If faith is substance, should there be tangible evidence we can lay hold of?

In hope, we are waiting to see something with our own eyes. But if it needs to be proven before it is believed, that is not faith. It is not faith if we are trusting our five senses to “prove” it. It is still hope.

It is so easy to express our hope for something we want or need, either for ourselves or someone else. We express our hope with great conviction and sincerity. Hope, however, is for something that “will” happen.

Hope is necessary. We all need hope to survive in this world. But hope is almost always future tense. If we stay in the hope realm, we may never realize what we are “hoping” for. Faith “real-izes” our hope and turns it to substance. Faith completes our hope and makes it real. Faith believes it has already happened, no matter how things may appear. Faith is for NOW!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Welcome Home


 Johnny Cash - Drive On

Dedicated to those were so forgotten for far too long.  Welcome Home, my Brothers and Sisters.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


The truth will stand up to scrutiny!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Music on Monday or Tuesday. It's Good!


How about some music to end a dreary rainy day in Georgia. 
What better way to do so than with some of the best sounds in yesterdays rock and country.
In case you don't remember Duane Eddy, he was the sound of Twangin Guitar in the 60's and did the Peter Gunn theme. Probably one of his most popular and remembered songs was 40 Miles of Bad Road .

Who could forget Floyd Cramer and his famous sound on piano. No one played or plays like Floyd. His "slip note" playing in Last Date is unforgettable. My alma marta East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee offers the "Floyd Cramer Competitive Scholarship, I am proud to say. 

Boots Randolph and his Yakkity Sax will always be a classic among sax players and music lovers everywhere. He played with Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer and anyone and everyone who was anything in Country Music. He could play drunk on his butt or stone cold sober and I've seen him play both ways. I saw him fall off the stage at the Cotton Bowl in the 60's and never miss a note as he wailed out Yakkity Sax.

So here's a bit of some great sound by three country and rock legends.

Floyd Cramer, Duane Eddy, Boots Randolph - Waltz of the Wind.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sunday Music Time


He took my place by Charley Pride

Indeed he took my place when I deserved nothing.  The pain and suffering He endured for someone such as I is unimaginable.  How could anyone not understand all that He gave up just so He could take our place and not want to accept the gift so freely given.

I hope that you will enjoy the song on today's Sunday Music Time but I also hope that you will understand and consider the message that is presented. 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Dreaming of Spring

Rainy dreary days, such as today, make me appreciate the beauty of warm summer days with flowers in bloom.  Here is to hoping that these days arrive soon. 

Picture made in my backyard in Texas(2010) using a simple, no frills camera. Hope it makes you feel warm and happy.  

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Way It Should Be

Got this from GM Roper, fellow blogger, on FaceBook. His comment was,
The Way It SHOULD be. Let's all make it so!
I agree and no more needs to be said by this blogger other than to say
Please share this with all your friends.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sunday Music Time


 "Hear The Voice Of My Beloved" By Cynthia Clawson

Unfortunately I could not get the song with the lyrics  and a much better video to post here so I have located the lyrics and added them for your enjoyment.  She has a beautiful, full rich voice that leans toward the Celtic but with that unquestionable Appalachian touch which always takes me back to my roots of mountain music and it's sweet pure sounds. 
I hope that you will enjoy the song as well as the words.

We read many of these same words in the Song of Solomon as the Lord calls for us to come near to Him in the cool of the evening, bidding us to walk with Him and listen to what He has to say to us.  

  • Cynthia Clawson - Hear The Voice Of My Beloved


  • Hear the voice of my beloved

  • Gently call at close of day

  • Come my love, come and meet me

  • Rise, oh, rise and come away

  • Winter's dark will soon be over

  • And the rain is nearly done

  • Flowers bloom and trees are budding

  • Time for singing has begun

  • I have waited through the shadow

  • For my Lord to call for me

  • Now the morning breaks eternal

  • In its sight His face I see

  • Now the morning breaks eternal

  • And at last His face I see

  • When you see the fields re-budding

  • You will know the summer's near

  • And when you hear the words I've spoken

  • You will know my coming's near

  • So keep on listening my beloved

  • For my coming's very near

  • And yes for those who are interested it is Sonya Isaacs doing harmony.

    Friday, January 13, 2012

    A Plea for Shrinking Government or a Demand for “The Enabling Act

     I had said that I was going to refrain from doing "Political blogging" for a time but given what I was hearing this morning in a speech given by Obama and given what I draw from history, I feel that I must at least make this post.  As the title says  "  A Plea for Shrinking Government or a Demand for “The Enabling Act”  I offer some comparisons to another leader from the last century who has said many of the same things and whose ideals this President has embraced more often than can be attributed to coincidence.

    All I can do is post and allow you to decide for yourself; is it a plea for shrinking government or a demand for more power ala the Enabling Act. ***See footnote at the end for more on the Enabling Act. 

    This morning some of you heard the speech given by Obama in which he claimed to want to “shrink” government and make it easier for businesses to do business.  He outlined plans , very sketchy however, on how he plans to do such. Combining agencies may seem a good idea on the surface but one must take  deeper look at what agencies are involved and how their roles would change under Obama’s new “streamline” plan for government.  Will he take small agencies which are doing a good job and place them under a large bureaucratic umbrella that will severely limit or destroy the actual mission of the small agency?

    Of course much of this is nothing more than “campaign rhetoric” hoping to move him away from the label as a big government liberal. Sounds good on paper and on  props but what is his real plan?

    He asked for the same power   that was given to Roosevelt during the depression and of course we understand today that Roosevelt overused his powers and created much of the mess we have today with a large government being “umbrella” under the scope of a leaner more manageable government.   His claim that it continued until 1984 under Reagan when those powers were removed b y a Democrat controlled House in order to freeze the Republican controlled Senate’s actions which Reagan proposed. Reagan was using the up  or down vote to his advantage by his ability to build a bipartisian support for many of his ideas. The more left leaning Democrats wanted this stopped and so they were able to sustain a vote taking away much of the Presidential powers of pushing through his agenda.

    History shows that others have used this for benefit of the nation and others to build their own strength in government.  Given Obama’s leaning toward big government and “bypassing Congress” which he stated once again today  that he would continue to do  

    “With or without Congress I’m going to keep at it. But it’d be a lot easier if Congress helped.”

    He made the promise to limit his authority  

    “Let me be clear, I will only use this authority for reforms that result in more efficiency, better service and a leaner government."

    With this authority, we'd help businesses grow, save businesses time and save taxpayer dollars," he said, outlining his request for powers to reorganize the federal government.”

    But so did another leader with whom I have drawn parallels to Obama before. The other “leader” said this when asking for more power to control government for the good of the people.

    "The government will make use of these powers only insofar as they are essential for carrying out vitally necessary measures...The number of cases in which an internal necessity exists for having recourse to such a law is in itself a limited one,"

    That same leader used much of the ‘class warfare ‘ language that Obama has used in  his time in office to attempt to gain more power.
    Obama has bashed Wall Street, the same place where he receives much of his financial support and support for many of his programs.

     The other leader did the same in blaming business for the problems of the nation. 

    “The leaders are big capitalists. 300 big bankers, financiers and press barons, who are interconnected across the world, are the real dictators. They belong almost exclusively to the "chosen people". They are all members of the same conspiracy.

    ... For years you have sweated so that the State can pay the interest on the loan capital. You are damned for all eternity to be wage slaves, if you don't demand: (1) The Nationalization of the banks and the money economy. (2) The abolition of interest-exploiters and Stock Exchange speculators. (3) The abolition of share capital.  

    Our call goes out to you who earn your bread through honest work. If you don't want your children, and your children's children to be damned for all eternity as slaves of world capitalism, if you don't want to be made the protectors of Stock Exchange bandits and other blood suckers by your treacherous leaders, ...

    Continuously through out Obama’s run up to the presidency and through out his term he has said one thing to one group and another thing to another group in order to get his way.

    Another leader did the same thing. What said depended very much on the audience. In rural areas he promised tax cuts for farmers and government acting to protect food prices. In working class areas he spoke of redistribution of wealth and attacked the high profits made by the large chain stores.

    Like the other leader Obama has avoided avoided explaining how he would improve the economy. Just like his speech this morning, his overall plan is sketchy.

    So I ask is this a power play for more power and re-election or an authentic desire to move away from “big government”.

    Once given this power will it become a re-play of the “Enabling Act” given to another leader in the last century and will we see a similar scene played out in Congress?

          A member of the "legislature" screamed:

    "No enabling act can give you power to destroy ideas which are eternal and indestructible."

    The leader responded:

    "You are no longer needed!  The star ...will rise and yours will sink! Your death knell has sounded!"

    The vote was taken – 441 for, and only 84

    Democracy was ended. They had brought down the ... Republic legally. From this day onward, the ... (Congress) would be just a sounding board, a cheering section for ...(Obama’s) pronouncements.  

    ***To read and understand the Enabling Act go here.