MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Check Out These Links–08-13-2011

August 13th, 2011 Viewed 1536 times, 1 so far today

A Prayer for Preachers Before and After the Sermon

Do you ever think about how it must be tough for your preacher to get up, week after week, and proclaim the Gospel?  What an awesome responsibility!  Here’s a good prayer for them, from one preacher to another.

Why We’re On the Planet

My daughter has been asking all sorts of questions about Heaven—what it’s like why should we want to go there, etc.  This post reminds me of that, in that our kids asking us spiritual questions is an opportunity to pass on God to them.  Let’s not take these opportunities for granted.

Alabama Still Collecting Taxes for Confederate Civil War Veterans

Taxes are never temporary—part of why you can’t trust the Federal Government (or any government for that matter) on taxes.  Here’s a tax that was for Confederate soldier’s pensions.  However, the last veteran died generations ago, and Alabama residents were still paying the tax!

The Tell

Though this post starts out in an interesting way, the meat of it is the question of what are the quality of your relationships?  If you would leave somewhere, would you be missed?  Are you investing in someone, or multiple people?

Tom Coburn: Tax Expenditures Are Socialism

According to Sen. Coburn, when the government chooses to help one group at the expense of another, wealth is being distributed to one group and taken from another.  This is socialism.

Can a Playground Be Too Safe?

It’s amazing, but as I take my children to different parks I realize that they are much “safer” than they were when I was a kid.  And that has led to kids trying to do unsafe things with these “safe” parks.

Necessary Boycotting

Kraft and PepsiCo are using human embryonic kidney cells from aborted children to test sweeteners.  Can you believe it?!

Gov. Rick Perry and Prayer

August 11th, 2011 Viewed 1146 times

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Gov. Rick Perry is coming under a lot of fire, not just because he called for the people of his state to pray, but because he actually led a prayer service within the past week where Scripture was read and he prayed for President Obama.

Of course this has the usual suspects1 up in arms because under their illogical reading of the Constitution, if a Governor of a State believes in God, holds a service to God and prays for a current sitting President that magically means that all Texans—and thereby all Americans—will be forced, or feel forced, to believe exactly what Gov. Perry does.

Or they’re just doing it because they have nothing better to do with their time.


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Girl Risks Life to Save Boy She Doesn’t Know From Drowning

August 10th, 2011 Viewed 1049 times

Young Charles “Dale” Ostrander was caught out in the waves of the Pacific Ocean by a rip tide, and if it weren’t for Nicole Kissel (another 12 year old), he may not be alive today.

The Birth Certificate Lives On

August 9th, 2011 Viewed 1099 times, 1 so far today
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English: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the press the same day the White House released the long form of his birth certificate to dispel conspiracy theories surrounding his place of birth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You may have thought that the latest offering from the White House on the birth certificate controversy would have put to rest the questions surrounding the location of our President’s birth.  You’d be mistaken.

The latest thing that’s come up is that the White House circulated a Certificate of Live Birth that was a forgery as truth—up until the point that it was identified as such.

Saturday Links–08-06-2011

August 6th, 2011 Viewed 1084 times

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There is no way that I could possibly comment on everything I see in the week, and while I’m trying to use Twitter to pass along articles that I find interesting, sometimes it’s a lot just to bookmark it and move on.

So, what I intend to do is to use Saturday to pass along links from the week that I found interesting, with some brief comments, and that way I can address some of the backlog!

Man on Television that Witnessed Lincoln Assassination

August 5th, 2011 Viewed 978 times

I found this video via Reddit, and was amazed that there was someone on television that saw Lincoln’s death.  Wow.

Lincoln Assassination Eyewitness (Feb 9, 1956)

ObamaCare Funding In Jeopardy if Democrats Choose Tax Increases

August 4th, 2011 Viewed 1341 times

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I have to say I’m frustrated.  I think that I would have preferred if the Republicans had just let the ceiling stand.  And I’m not simply talking about the fact that the Dow and S&P are plunging, I’m talking about a matter of principle.  We’ve chosen to spend more than we take in, and going further in debt won’t solve that problem.

Government is worse than a kid in a candy store.  When times are good, government spends more.  When times are bad, government spends more.  And even most of the spending cuts that are in this latest law are scheduled to take place later, not now.

How would this work if this were an average family?  It wouldn’t.

Atheists Object to World Trade Center Cross

August 2nd, 2011 Viewed 1306 times
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9.11 (Photo credit: drp)

A piece of the World Trade Center, a steel beam that was cross shaped, has been a symbol of home, and now it’s a symbol of controversy.  Why?  Atheists.

You see, this beam was moved into the National September 11th Memorial and Museum where it’s to be in the permanent collection, and some people have a problem with that.

Polygamy and Same Sex Marriage

August 1st, 2011 Viewed 2211 times
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kody-brown-sister-wives (Photo credit: kgranju)

Kody Brown has 4 wives—well, technically, his legal wife is the one in the black top, the rest are “sister wives”.  They, and their sixteen children, appear on “Sister Wives” on TLC.  Why is this interesting?  Because they are attacking Utah’s anti-polygamy laws based on the fact that they should be able to define “family” any way they want.

Oh, and this is the same line of argument that same sex marriage proponents use to defend same-sex marriage:

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Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.